David McGowan

David McGowan
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust · Department of General Surgery

BSc (Hons), BM BS (Hons)

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10 Research Items
79 Citations
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Additional affiliations
August 2014 - present
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Position
  • Core Surgical Trainee
August 2013 - July 2014
Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust
Position
  • Foundation Year 2 Doctor
August 2012 - July 2013
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Position
  • Foundation Year 1 Doctor
Education
October 2007 - July 2012
October 2003 - June 2007
University of Southampton
Field of study
  • Audiology

Publications

Publications (47)
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There is a different perspective on diagnosis and management of common surgical problems in elderly patients. This study aimed to analyse the management of acute appendicitis in octogenarians. A retrospective study investigated all appendicectomies over five years. Patient records were studied for presenting features, pre-operative imaging, pre-ope...
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Background: Acute appendicitis is the most common surgical diagnosis of abdominal pain. Perforated appendicitis can result in increased morbidity and mortality. Identifying a perforation early can reduce the impact on the patient. Bilirubin, C-reactive protein (CRP) and white cell count (WCC) have been shown to indicate perforation in appendicitis...
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Patients presenting with symptoms caused by gallstones are common on a surgical take. Understanding the different ways in which this common condition can present is important to enable the correct diagnosis and thus management plan. The immediate management of gallstones depends on the presenting features and can range from analgesia to surgical in...
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A 71-year-old man presented to our hospital with generalised abdominal pain. Initial laboratory investigations were normal and an abdominal CT scan was inconclusive. The following day, persisting pain, generalised tenderness and haemodynamic instability prompted exploratory laparotomy. At laparotomy, two perforations of the proximal jejunum were id...
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Background: Abdominal computerised tomography (CT) scans are a crucial tool in the diagnosis and management of the acute abdomen. Currently, medical students are not widely and extensively trained in the interpretation of abdominal scans. Aim: We aim to provide advice about interpreting abdominal CT scans. Methods: We used the critical reflect...
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A recent survey by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has suggested that the majority of people cannot correctly recognise and fully understand the labelling on sun protection cream and lotion bottles with regards to the protection afforded by the contents. The survey found that only 8% of 2,057 British adults understood that 'Sun protection factor'...
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Dear Editor, Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are the highest level of experimental evidence available. Using these trials we are able to assess the efficacy of a new treatment, medication or protocol compared to either an old treatment (the previous best treatment) or a placebo. However, not all RCTs are of the same quality in design, quality,...
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Patients who had suspected midface fractures, radiographs taken in A&E and who underwent a review in OMFS clinics were selected. Patients who failed to attend, had incomplete records or had additional injuries were excluded. The agreement between the A&E diagnosis, the A&E radiograph report and the subsequent OMFS review was compared. Results: 103...
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Aim: Research is an essential aspect of medical training and is crucial for improving surgical practice. Involvement with research should be actively encouraged during undergraduate training, but obtaining this crucial exposure can be highly challenging for students. Additionally, practising surgeons can often struggle to find time for project comp...
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Introduction: The Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) annual conference is an excellent national forum for surgical trainees in the United Kingdom. We investigated the impact of the number of trainees on the proportion of abstracts accepted for each discipline. Methods: We quantified the total number of abstracts for each of the nine recogni...
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Parastomal hernia is a recognised complication following stoma formation, representing a challenging problem to surgeons. At least three approaches for parastomal hernia repair have been described: fascial suture repair, relocation of stoma and local repair with use of mesh. In simple fascial suture repair only open techniques have been described....
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Aim: To assess the quality of online information for lay people regarding lobectomy and identify the best and worst resources people can consult prior to consenting and undergoing the procedure. Methods: The top 3 search engines (Google, Bing and Yahoo) were searched for "lobectomy". The top 50 results were selected, duplicate websites, pay-per-vie...
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We discuss a case of a 25-year-old man who presented to the acute medical take with a mixed overdose of mephedrone and paracetamol. Sixteen hours after ingestion, he reported that he was unable to micturate. A bladder scan confirmed that he was in urinary retention and he was catheterised. We discuss the increasingly popular recreational drug mephe...
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Dear Sirs, Medical and surgical cardiology are among the most competitive specialties to enter. In 2010, there were 6.0 applicants for every specialty training (ST3) post for cardiothoracic surgery1 and 5.7 for cardiology.2 Bearing in mind that these competition ratios represent the competitiveness after the longlisting and shortlisting stages, th...
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We read with interest the article by Emmanuel et al investigating the usefulness of hyperbilirubinaemia in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. The pilot results of our research show similar findings but we have studied a greater number of patients (n=975), of which 892 patients (91.5%) had appendicitis. Bilirubin was raised in slightly fewer patie...

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Foetal/fetal surgery has occurred in a variety of disciplines, but mainly in general/abdominal surgery. Does anyone know of any researchers or research groups that are interested in cardiac surgery in utero?

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