M Deakin

University Hospital Of North Staffordshire NHS Trust, Stoke-upon-Trent, England, United Kingdom

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  • H. Steed · K. Lau · R. Glass · D. Durkin · M. Deakin · J. R. B. Green ·

    06/2014; 5(3):161-166. DOI:10.1136/flgastro-2013-100391
  • H Steed · M Potter · J Leithead · K Lau · R Glass · S Hebbar · D Durkin · M Deakin · J Green ·
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    ABSTRACT: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is an invasive procedure involving heavy sedation. Use of propofol as sedation in ERCP has been demonstrated to be safe, but is it preferred by patients?
    Gut 06/2014; 63(Suppl 1):A212. DOI:10.1136/gutjnl-2014-307263.455 · 14.66 Impact Factor
  • N Battuta · M Pritchard · D Durkin · D Hibbert · J Slavin · M Deakin ·

    39th Annual Meeting of the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Liverpool; 11/2013
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    ABSTRACT: Gallstone pancreatitis (GSP) is a common condition, accounting for 30-40 % of all pancreatitis cases. All GSP patients should undergo definitive treatment to prevent further attacks. This study aimed to investigate the long-term outcome after definitive treatment in England by cholecystectomy, endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES), or both. Hospital episode statistics data were used to identify patients admitted for the first time with GSP between January and December 2005. These patients were followed for 18 months to identify those who underwent definitive treatment. Treatment groups then were followed until December 2010 to identify readmissions with a further GSP attack as an emergency or admissions with complications of gallstone disease. 5,079 patients admitted with a first bout of GSP between January and December 2005. The in-hospital mortality rate was 7.8 %. Of those who survived the initial attack, 2,511 went on to have a cholecystectomy, 419 had an ES alone, and 496 had ES followed by cholecystectomy. Recurrent pancreatitis after definitive treatment was more common among patients treated with ES (6.7 %) than among those treated with cholecystectomy (4.4 %) or ES followed by cholecystectomy (1.2 %) (p < 0.05). Admissions with other complications attributable to gallstones in patients treated with ES alone were similar to those seen in patients who had received no definitive treatment (12.2 vs. 9.4 %). Cholecystectomy offers better protection than ES against further bouts of pancreatitis in patients with GSP, but ES is an acceptable alternative. Interval cholecystectomy in patients treated initially with ES was the most effective method of preventing further pancreatitis, and the patients who underwent treatment by ES alone remained at risk of readmission with gallstone-related problems. Patients who have undergone ES and are fit for surgery should have a cholecystectomy.
    Surgical Endoscopy 08/2013; 28(1). DOI:10.1007/s00464-013-3138-6 · 3.26 Impact Factor
  • A. Mustafa · I. Begaj · D. Corless · M. Deakin · J. Slavin ·

    Pancreatology 02/2013; 13(1):e3. DOI:10.1016/j.pan.2012.12.009 · 2.84 Impact Factor
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    J P Slavin · M Deakin · R Wilson ·

    Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England 11/2012; 94(8):537-8. DOI:10.1308/003588412X13373405385250 · 1.27 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Traditionally, repair of an inguinal hernia has been by an open method, but laparoscopic techniques have recently been introduced and are increasing in popularity. This study aimed to compare early and late outcomes following laparoscopic and open repair of inguinal hernia. Methods: We performed an analysis of inpatient Hospital Episode Statistics. Early-outcome criteria studied include in-hospital mortality, length of hospital stay, complications (infection, bleeding, injury to an organ, and urinary retention), and readmission. Late outcome was assessed by the need for a further inguinal hernia repair on the same side. Results: Between April 2002 and April 2004 there were 125,342 patients who underwent inguinal hernia repair and were included in the analysis. They were followed until April 2009. There were no differences in postoperative stay between the laparoscopic and open groups except for the laparoscopic bilateral hernia repair patients who had a shorter stay than the open group. Infection and bleeding were more common following open repair, whilst urinary retention and injury to an organ were more frequent after laparoscopic repair. Reoperation for another inguinal hernia was more common after laparoscopic (4.0 %) than after open repair of primary inguinal hernia (2.1 %), mostly in the first year after surgery. There was no difference in reoperation rate following repair of a recurrent inguinal hernia. Consultant caseload was strongly inversely correlated with reoperation following laparoscopic but not open repair of primary inguinal hernia. Conclusions: Reoperation is more common after laparoscopic than after open repair of primary but not recurrent inguinal hernia. Surgeons with a low laparoscopic hernia repair caseload have an increased reoperation rate following laparoscopic repair of primary inguinal hernia. The increase in reoperation rate following laparoscopic repair is seen in the first year or two following the initial surgery.
    Surgical Endoscopy 10/2012; 27(3). DOI:10.1007/s00464-012-2538-3 · 3.26 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to investigate whether definitive treatment of gallstone pancreatitis (GSP) by either cholecystectomy or endoscopic sphincterotomy in England conforms with British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) guidelines and to validate these guidelines. Hospital Episode Statistics data were used to identify patients admitted for the first time with GSP between April 2007 and April 2008. These patients were followed until April 2009 to identify any who underwent definitive treatment or were readmitted with a further bout of GSP as an emergency. A total of 5,454 patients were admitted with GSP between April 2007 and April 2008, of whom 1,866 (34.2%) underwent definitive treatment according to BSG guidelines, 1,471 on the index admission. Patients who underwent a cholecystectomy during the index admission were less likely to be readmitted with a further bout of GSP (1.7%) than those who underwent endoscopic sphincterotomy alone (5.3%) or those who did not undergo any form of definitive treatment (13.2%). Of those patients who did not undergo definitive treatment before discharge, 2,239 received definitive treatment following discharge but only 395 (17.6%) of these had this within 2 weeks. Of the 505 patients who did not undergo definitive treatment on the index admission and who were readmitted as an emergency with GSP, 154 (30.5%) were admitted during the 2 weeks immediately following discharge. Following an attack of mild GSP, cholecystectomy should be offered to all patients prior to discharge. If patients are not fit for surgery, an endoscopic sphincterotomy should be performed as definitive treatment.
    Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England 09/2012; 94(6):402-6. DOI:10.1308/003588412X13171221591934 · 1.27 Impact Factor
  • M Ballal · G David · S Willmott · D J Corless · M Deakin · J P Slavin ·
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    ABSTRACT: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the procedure of choice for the treatment of symptomatic gallstones. Conversion to open surgery is reported to be necessary in 5-10% of cases. This study aimed to define those factors associated in English hospitals with the need to convert a laparoscopic cholecystectomy to an open procedure. These included patient-related and particularly nonpatient-related factors. Using data derived from a national administrative database, Hospital Episode Statistics, patients undergoing cholecystectomy in acute National Health Service (NHS) hospitals in England during the financial years 2004-2006 were studied. The individual surgeon caseload and the hospital conversion rate were calculated using data from the first (baseline) year. Factors affecting the need for conversion were analyzed using data from the second (index) year. The study included 43,821 laparoscopic cholecystectomies undertaken from 2005 to 2006 in English hospitals. The overall conversion rate was 5.2%: 4.6% for elective procedures and 9.4% for emergency procedures. Patient-related factors that were good predictors of conversion included male sex, emergency admission, old age, and complicated gallstone disease (p < 0.001). Nonpatient-related factors that were good predictors of conversion included the laparoscopic cholecystectomy caseload of individual consultant surgeons and the overall hospital conversion rate in the previous year (all p < 0.001). Conversion after laparoscopic cholecystectomy is less common as consultant caseload increases. This suggests that operation should be undertaken only by surgeons with an adequate caseload. There is a wide variation in conversion rates among hospitals. This has important implications for training as well as for the organization and accreditation of cholecystectomy services on a national basis.
    Surgical Endoscopy 03/2009; 23(10):2338-44. DOI:10.1007/s00464-009-0338-1 · 3.26 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The place of laparoscopic repair of perforated peptic ulcer followed by peritoneal toilet has been established, although it is not routinely practiced. This prospective study compared laparoscopic and open repair of perforated peptic ulcer disease. We evaluated whether the early results from laparoscopic repair resulted in improved patient outcome compared with conventional open repair. All patients who underwent repair of perforated peptic ulcer disease during a 12-month period in our unit were included in the study. The primary end points that were evaluated were total operative time, nasogastric tube utilisation, intravenous fluid requirement, total time of urinary catheter and abdominal drainage usage, time taken to return to normal diet, intravenous/intramuscular opiate use, time to full mobilization, and total in-patient hospital stay. Thirty-three patients underwent surgical repair of perforated peptic ulcer disease (19 laparoscopic repairs and 14 open repairs; mean age, 54.2 (range, 32-82) years). There was no increase in total operative time in patients who had undergone laparoscopic repair (mean: 61 minutes laparoscopic versus 57 minutes open). There was significantly less requirement for intravenous/intramuscular opiate analgesia in patients who had undergone laparoscopic repair (mean time to oral analgesia: 1.2 days laparoscopic versus 3.8 days open). In addition there was a significant decrease in the time that the nasogastric tube (mean: 2.1 days laparoscopic versus 3.1 days open), urinary catheter (mean: 2.3 days laparoscopic versus 3.7 days open) and abdominal drain (mean: 2.2 days laparoscopic versus 3.8 days open) were required during the postoperative period. Patients who had undergone laparoscopic repair required less intravenous fluids (mean: 1.4 days laparoscopic versus 3.1 days open) and returned to normal diet (mean: 2.3 days laparoscopic versus 4.8 days open) and full mobilization significantly earlier than those who had undergone open repair (mean: 2.3 days laparoscopic versus 3.3 days open). In addition, patients who had undergone laparoscopic repair required a shorter in-patient hospital stay (mean: 3.1 days laparoscopic versus 4.3 days open). Laparoscopic repair is a viable and safe surgical option for patients with perforated peptic ulcer disease and should be considered for all patients, providing that the necessary expertise is available.
    World Journal of Surgery 09/2008; 32(11):2371-4. DOI:10.1007/s00268-008-9707-5 · 2.64 Impact Factor

  • British Journal of Surgery 08/2008; 95(8):1070. DOI:10.1002/bjs.6339 · 5.54 Impact Factor

  • British Journal of Surgery 08/2008; 95(8):1071. DOI:10.1002/bjs.6341 · 5.54 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The role of laparoscopic ultrasound (LUS) during staging laparoscopy for pancreatic cancers is established but remains debatable in evaluating oesophagogastric cancers. A retrospective consecutive case series consisting of patients undergoing staging laparoscopy in two centres (centre A and B) was carried out over a 5-year period (2000-2005). Patients in centre B underwent LUS following laparoscopic assessment using a 7.5-MHz probe. Staging laparoscopy in both centres was performed using a standardised three-port protocol using a 30 degrees laparoscope. All suspicious lesions were sent for histological assessment for confirmation of malignancy. There were 201 patients in centre A (83 gastric, 138 lower oesophageal/junctional cancers) and 119 patients in centre B (51 and 68, respectively). There were no differences between the two centres for patient demographics and tumour site. There was no difference between the two centres for the detection of metastatic disease using laparoscopic assessment alone (A 13% versus B 20%, p = 0.12). However, there was a significant difference (13% versus 28%, p = 0.001) with the additional use of LUS in centre B. The findings in the additional 8% (n = 9) were para-aortic lymphadenopathy (n = 5), liver metastasis (n = 3) and local extension (n = 1). Five had gastric and four lower oesophageal/junctional cancers. The negative predictive value was 6.4% for centre A and 4.5% for centre B. The addition of LUS increased the detection rate of metastasis by 8% but there was little impact on the false-negative rate. LUS is useful in detecting metastatic lymphadenopathy beyond the limits of curative resection and liver metastasis.
    Surgical Endoscopy 07/2008; 23(9):2061-5. DOI:10.1007/s00464-008-9968-y · 3.26 Impact Factor

    European Journal of Surgical Oncology 11/2007; 33(9):1104-1105. DOI:10.1016/j.ejso.2007.07.030 · 3.01 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The 2001 UK National Health Service guidance on improving outcomes recommended centralization of oesophageal resection. The aim of this study was to analyse national trends in oesophageal resection in England to determine whether centralization has occurred and its impact on outcomes. The study used data from Hospital Episode Statistics for 1997-1998 to 2003-2004 and included patients who had resection for oesophageal cancer. The annual hospital volume was grouped into five categories based on the recommendation for annual volume for a designated centre. A total of 11 838 oesophageal resections were performed. The total number of hospitals performing resections decreased, mainly owing to a fall in the number of very low-volume hospitals (117 in 1997 to 45 in 2003). The proportion of resections performed in very high-volume hospitals increased from 17.8 per cent during 1997-1999 to 21.9 per cent during 2002-2003 (P < 0.001). The overall in-hospital mortality rate was 10.1 per cent, with a significant reduction over time (from 11.7 to 7.6 per cent; P < 0.001). The decline in mortality rate may be due to increased numbers of patients undergoing surgery in higher-volume hospitals. There was an increase in the annual number of new patients from 5672 to 6230 during the study, although a fall in the proportion of resections from 31.5 to 26.0 per cent (P < 0.001). Centralization and multidisciplinary team expertise partly explain the improvement in mortality rate, but changes in preoperative selection also play a part.
    British Journal of Surgery 05/2007; 94(5):585-91. DOI:10.1002/bjs.5805 · 5.54 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Recent literature suggests that early laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute gallbladder disease is safe and efficacious, but few data are available on the management of acute gallbladder disease in England. Hospital Episode Statistics data for the years 2003-2005 were obtained from the Department of Health. All patients admitted as an emergency with acute gallbladder disease during the period from April 2003 to March 2004 were included as a cohort. Repeat emergency admissions for acute gallbladder disease, and cholecystectomies performed during the first admission, an emergency readmission or an elective admission were followed up until March 2005. Some 25,743 patients were admitted as an emergency with acute gallbladder disease, of whom 3791 had an emergency cholecystectomy during the first admission (open cholecystectomy (OC) 29.8 per cent, laparoscopic conversion rate (LCR) 10.7 per cent) and 9806 patients had an elective cholecystectomy (OC 11.3 per cent, LCR 8.3 per cent) during the study period. Early cholecystectomy for acute gallbladder disease is not widely practised by surgeons in England. Open cholecystectomy is more commonly used in the emergency than in the elective setting. Early laparoscopic cholecystectomy following an emergency admission carries a higher conversion rate than elective cholecystectomy.
    British Journal of Surgery 04/2007; 95(4):472-6. DOI:10.1002/bjs.5984 · 5.54 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Genes implicated in tumor evolution and progression, including those in apoptotic pathways, are associated with methylation-associated gene silencing in different tumor types. By exploiting differential methylation we recently isolated a novel pituitary tumor derived apoptosis gene (PTAG) that augments drug-induced apoptosis. The importance of PTAG was determined in other tumor types, and these studies show that the majority of primary colorectal tumors fail to express the PTAG gene, indicating an important role for PTAG in colorectal tumorigenesis. The effects of expression of PTAG were examined through stable transfection of the colorectal cell lines HCT116 and SW480. Expression of PTAG, per se, had no discernible effects on cell viability or cell kinetics. In contrast to these findings, in cells subject to drug challenges that engaged either a death-receptor mediated or mitochondrial pathway, all of the experiments indicated a role for PTAG in the intrinsic pathway of apoptosis. Loss of PTAG therefore contributes to a blunted apoptotic response and is likely to predispose cells toward malignant transformation and resistance to chemotherapeutic interventions.
    Genes Chromosomes and Cancer 02/2007; 46(2):202-12. DOI:10.1002/gcc.20401 · 4.04 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains a significant cause of mortality accounting for approximately 10% of all deaths from malignancy in the western world. Polymorphism in the glutathione S-transferase GSTT1 gene has been associated with CRC risk in some but not all studies. In this study, we examined associations between GSTT1 genotypes and CRC risk, and prognosis in 361 cases and 881 unrelated controls. GSTT1 null was associated with a small but significant increase in risk (P = 0.0006, odds ratio (OR) = 1.65, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.22-2.24). GSTT1 null was also associated with a significantly younger age at diagnosis (mean 65.2 years) compared with GSTT1 A (mean 67.6 years, P = 0.031). There were no significant associations between GSTT1 genotypes and clinical factors (e.g. Dukes stage, differentiation and tumour node metastasis classification) in the total case group. However, following stratification by age (<70 versus > or =70 years at diagnosis), in the patients diagnosed <70 years of age, GSTT1 null was more common in Dukes grade A/B tumours (P = 0.046), stage T1/T2 tumours (P = 0.053) and those with a pushing margin (P = 0.066). We also identified associations between GSTT1 null and increased prevalence of host lymphocyte response, particularly in the younger patients (P = 0.036). Furthermore, GSTT1 null was associated with improved survival in younger patients (P = 0.017, hazards ratio (HR) = 0.52, 95% CI = 0.31-0.89) but poorer survival in older patients (P = 0.017, HR = 1.89, 95% CI = 1.12-3.20). We proposed a model based on the dual functionality of GSTT1 to explain these contrasting results. We suggest that the null genotype is associated with improved immune response in younger patients, but poorer detoxification in older patients. These findings may also provide an explanation for the contrasting finding of other studies on the role of this gene in CRC.
    Carcinogenesis 01/2006; 26(12):2157-63. DOI:10.1093/carcin/bgi195 · 5.33 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Glutathione S-transferase (GST) enzymes catalyse the detoxification of by-products of reactive oxygen species and are thus important in cellular defence mechanisms. The GSTs are polymorphic with allelic variants encoding isoforms with functional differences. GST polymorphism has been associated with susceptibility and clinical outcome in patients with cancer. In this retrospective cohort, we have investigated associations between common GSTM1, GSTM3 and GSTP1 polymorphisms with factors known to influence clinical out-come and patient survival in colorectal cancer. Significant linkage disequilibrium was demonstrated between GSTM1 and GSTM3 alleles (P< or =0.001). We identified no significant associations between the GSTP1(Ile105Val105) polymorphism and any clinical outcome parameters or patient survival. However significant associations were demonstrated with mu class GSTs. Those patients who were GSTM1 null presented less frequently with poorly-differentiated tumours (P=0.038). Furthermore, patients who were GSTM3 AA were less likely to present with advanced stage tumours (T-stage, P=0.036 and Dukes' classifications, P=0.012) or distant metastases (P=0.017) when examined alone. Upon further examination of the effect of linkage disequilibrium, we found that, in GSTM1 null individuals, GSTM3 AA (compared with other GSTM3 genotypes combined) had longer disease-free survival (HR=0.54, 95% CI 0.30-0.98, P=0.044). Thus, the GSTM3 AA genotype is associated with improved prognosis especially in those with GSTM1 null. Our findings suggest that the GST mu gene cluster mediates tumour characteristics and survival in patients with colorectal cancer.
    International Journal of Oncology 01/2006; 28(1):231-6. DOI:10.3892/ijo.28.1.231 · 3.03 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: It is postulated that patients with upper gastrointestinal cancers from affluent classes have better survival outcomes than those from deprived backgrounds. We aimed to analyze the incidence, mortality, and survival trends of esophageal, gastric, and pancreatic cancers in West Midlands, England, from 1986 to 2000 in terms of socioeconomic deprivation. A well-validated demographic score, the Townsend Band, was employed as a measure of socioeconomic status. Data were collated from a cancer registry database; the individuals were allocated to 1 of 5 Townsend bands by using the postcodes at diagnosis. Relative survival rates were calculated by using stratified actuarial life tables, regression trend analysis at 1 and 5 years was performed, and the P value was derived from a t test statistic. An increase in esophageal cancer incidence was more marked in the affluent categories (127%), compared with the deprived categories (57%). Gastric cancer incidence fell preferentially by 31% and 47% in the most-deprived men and women, respectively, but remained relatively unchanged in the affluent groups. A marginal overall decrease in pancreatic cancer incidence masked preferential increases in the most-affluent men (39%) and women (41%). Small increases in 1- and 5-year survival were noted in affluent subgroups, with the 1-year survival advantage for esophageal cancer achieving significant levels in the most-affluent categories (P = .05). The esophageal cancer incidence increased preferentially in the affluent groups but with a marginally better survival rate. The gastric cancer incidence decreased noticeably in the most-deprived groups, suggesting that improvements in hygiene with consequent reduction in Helicobacter pylori primarily could be responsible. Pancreatic cancer trends were unrelated to social deprivation and warrant further studies.
    Surgery 12/2005; 138(5):859-68. DOI:10.1016/j.surg.2005.04.018 · 3.38 Impact Factor

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  • 2006-2014
    • University Hospital Of North Staffordshire NHS Trust
      Stoke-upon-Trent, England, United Kingdom
  • 1991-2013
    • Keele University
      • • Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine
      • • School of Medicine
      Newcastle-under-Lyme, England, United Kingdom
  • 1999
    • University of Ljubljana
      • Faculty of Electrical Engineering
      Lubliano, Ljubljana, Slovenia