Richard P Stevenson

Richard P Stevenson
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde | GRI · Department of Surgery

PhD FRCS

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January 2019 - present
University of Glasgow
Position
  • Lecturer
August 2010 - October 2013
Beatson Institute for Cancer Research
Position
  • Clinical Research Fellow (PhD)
September 2008 - August 2010
Queen's University Belfast
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Held in conjunction with my Core Training post.

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Publications (37)
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Backgrounds and aims Long term central venous access for Home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN) is associated with catheter related complications. The most studied and well known of these is Catheter Related Blood Stream Infection (CRBSI). This paper looks at other venous access complications, including blocked and damaged catheters, catheter related thro...
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Background: Appendicitis is the most common general surgical emergency worldwide, but its diagnosis remains challenging. The aim of this study was to determine whether existing risk prediction models can reliably identify patients presenting to hospital in the UK with acute right iliac fossa (RIF) pain who are at low risk of appendicitis. Methods...
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The aim of this study was to directly compare the prognostic value of cumulative scores and composite ratios in patients with operable rectal cancer. Within a single surgical unit preoperative differential blood cell results including neutrophil (N), lymphocyte (L), monocyte (M) and platelet (P) counts, as well as CRP (C) and albumin (A) levels wer...
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Background Acute appendicitis is the most common surgical emergency in children. Differentiation of acute appendicitis from conditions that do not require operative management can be challenging in children. This study aimed to identify the optimum risk prediction model to stratify acute appendicitis risk in children. Methods We did a rapid review...
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Background: Emergency abdominal surgery is associated with poor patient outcomes. We studied the effectiveness of a national quality improvement (QI) programme to implement a care pathway to improve survival for these patients. Methods: We did a stepped-wedge cluster-randomised trial of patients aged 40 years or older undergoing emergency open m...
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Objectives: There has been considerable change in the practice of deceased kidney transplantation in the past 15 years, with more extreme phenotypes implanted. The aim of this study was to determine whether increased use of expanded criteria donors (extended criteria donors and donors after circulatory death) affected clinical outcomes, including t...
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Background: The Montgomery ruling has had a wide-ranging impact on the consent process and has been the subject of new guidelines by bodies, including the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSEng). This is the first study to examine the current standard of consent for surgical procedures at a national level. Method: A national collaborative research mo...
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Objectives The reported annual incidence of mycotic pseudoaneurysm of the common femoral artery in intravenous drug users has been estimated at 0.03%. Over the past 5 years in Scotland, the proportion of people receiving specialist attention for heroin use over the age of 40 years has increased from 15 to 22%. Although routinely managed with arteri...
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Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is often lethal because it is highly invasive and metastasizes rapidly. The actin-bundling protein fascin has been identified as a biomarker of invasive and advanced PDAC and regulates cell migration and invasion in vitro. We investigated fascin expression and its role in PDAC progression in mice. We used KRa...
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The actin bundling protein fascin 1 is not expressed in adult epithelial tissues, but during development it is transiently expressed in many different cell types, and later in adults it is expressed in a subset of immune cells, nervous tissues, endothelial cells, smooth muscle cells and pericytes. In contrast to the wealth of knowledge about the ro...
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Cells use their cytoskeletons to move, polarise, divide and maintain organisation within multicellular tissues. Actin is a highly conserved essential building block of the cytoskeleton that forms cables and struts, which are constantly remodelled by more than 100 different actin-binding proteins.
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Identification of immune modifiers of inherited cancer syndromes may provide a rationale for preventive therapy. Cowden disease (CD) is a genetically heterogeneous inherited cancer syndrome that arises predominantly from germline phosphatase and tensin homologue deleted on chromosome 10 (PTEN) mutation and increased phosphoinositide 3-kinase/mammal...

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