A G Hill

Summary

Affiliation: Middlemore Hospital
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Training outside of the box
    Andrew G Hill
    Department of Surgery, Middlemore Hospital and Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    ANZ J Surg 73:881-3. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Stapled haemorrhoidectomy--no pain, no gain?
    Andrew Hill
    South Auckland Clinical School, Middlemore Hospital, University of Auckland, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 117:U1104. 2004
  3. pmc Goal-directed fluid therapy- a survey of anaesthetists in the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand
    Sanket Srinivasa
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, Middlemore Hospital, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Anesthesiol 13:5. 2013
  4. pmc Prostatic sarcoma after treatment of rectal cancer
    Salah M Abbas
    Department of Surgery, Middlemore Hospital, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    World J Surg Oncol 5:82. 2007
  5. doi request reprint The management of adhesive small bowel obstruction - an update
    A G Hill
    Department of Surgery, University of Auckland, Middlemore Hospital, PO Box 93311 Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Surg 6:77-80. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of resident-as-teacher programmes
    Andrew G Hill
    Department of Surgery, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Med Educ 43:1129-40. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Boerhaave's syndrome: 10 years experience and review of the literature
    Andrew G Hill
    University Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, University of Auckland, Middlemore Hospital, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand
    ANZ J Surg 73:1008-10. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Minimal access colonic surgery: is it truly minimally invasive?
    Andrew G Hill
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    ANZ J Surg 76:282-4. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Systematic review and meta-analysis of oesophageal Doppler-guided fluid management in colorectal surgery
    S Srinivasa
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, Middlemore Hospital, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Br J Surg 100:1701-8. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Randomized clinical trial of goal-directed fluid therapy within an enhanced recovery protocol for elective colectomy
    S Srinivasa
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, Middlemore Hospital, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Br J Surg 100:66-74. 2013

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  1. ncbi request reprint Training outside of the box
    Andrew G Hill
    Department of Surgery, Middlemore Hospital and Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    ANZ J Surg 73:881-3. 2003
    ..The present paper describes a novel approach to preparing for this kind of work by spending a 6 month rotation in a mission hospital in rural East Africa...
  2. ncbi request reprint Stapled haemorrhoidectomy--no pain, no gain?
    Andrew Hill
    South Auckland Clinical School, Middlemore Hospital, University of Auckland, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 117:U1104. 2004
    ..The procedure certainly has a sound theoretical basis and is likely here to stay. Patients like it because it is less painful than conventional techniques but they need to be counselled that its durability is not known...
  3. pmc Goal-directed fluid therapy- a survey of anaesthetists in the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand
    Sanket Srinivasa
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, Middlemore Hospital, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Anesthesiol 13:5. 2013
    ..Goal-directed fluid therapy (GDFT) has been shown to reduce complications and hospital length of stay following major surgery. However, there has been no assessment regarding its use in clinical practice...
  4. pmc Prostatic sarcoma after treatment of rectal cancer
    Salah M Abbas
    Department of Surgery, Middlemore Hospital, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    World J Surg Oncol 5:82. 2007
    ..The relationship between radiation exposure for treatment of cancer and occurrence of a second primary cancer at the irradiated site is well known. This phenomenon is however rare in prostate...
  5. doi request reprint The management of adhesive small bowel obstruction - an update
    A G Hill
    Department of Surgery, University of Auckland, Middlemore Hospital, PO Box 93311 Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Surg 6:77-80. 2008
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  6. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of resident-as-teacher programmes
    Andrew G Hill
    Department of Surgery, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Med Educ 43:1129-40. 2009
    ..Effective resident-as-teacher (RaT) programmes have resulted in improved resident teaching skills. Current evidence, however, is not clear about the specific features of an effective RaT programme...
  7. ncbi request reprint Boerhaave's syndrome: 10 years experience and review of the literature
    Andrew G Hill
    University Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, University of Auckland, Middlemore Hospital, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand
    ANZ J Surg 73:1008-10. 2003
    ..Spontaneous oesophageal rupture, also known as Boerhaave's syndrome, is a rare condition. It has a high mortality and its management is clouded with controversy...
  8. ncbi request reprint Minimal access colonic surgery: is it truly minimally invasive?
    Andrew G Hill
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    ANZ J Surg 76:282-4. 2006
    ..Thus, minimal access does not necessarily equate to minimal invasion and the terms should not be used interchangeably in the context of laparoscopic colorectal surgery...
  9. doi request reprint Systematic review and meta-analysis of oesophageal Doppler-guided fluid management in colorectal surgery
    S Srinivasa
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, Middlemore Hospital, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Br J Surg 100:1701-8. 2013
    ..Hence, an updated systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted...
  10. ncbi request reprint Randomized clinical trial of goal-directed fluid therapy within an enhanced recovery protocol for elective colectomy
    S Srinivasa
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, Middlemore Hospital, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Br J Surg 100:66-74. 2013
    ..It is not known whether GDFT is of value within an enhanced recovery protocol incorporating fluid restriction. This study evaluated GDFT under these circumstances in patients undergoing elective colectomy...
  11. doi request reprint Perioperative care: a survey of New Zealand and Australian colorectal surgeons
    A Kahokehr
    Department of Surgery, University of Auckland, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    Colorectal Dis 13:1308-13. 2011
    ..Recent surveys in Europe and North America have demonstrated significant challenges in the implementation of evidence-based surgical practice...
  12. ncbi request reprint Randomized clinical trial of enhanced recovery versus standard care after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
    D P Lemanu
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, Auckland, New Zealand
    Br J Surg 100:482-9. 2013
    ..The present study evaluated this approach in the context of sleeve gastrectomy for patients with morbid obesity...
  13. doi request reprint Influences on length of stay in an enhanced recovery programme after colonic surgery
    A A Kahokehr
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, University of Auckland, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    Colorectal Dis 13:594-9. 2011
    ..We analysed prospectively collected data to investigate potentially modifiable factors that may influence the length of stay (LOS) in the ERAS setting at a single institution...
  14. ncbi request reprint Systematic review and meta-analysis of use of serum C-reactive protein levels to predict anastomotic leak after colorectal surgery
    P P Singh
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, Middlemore Hospital, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Br J Surg 101:339-46. 2014
    ..The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the predictive value of CRP in this setting...
  15. ncbi request reprint Randomized clinical trial of the effect of glucocorticoids on peritoneal inflammation and postoperative recovery after colectomy
    K Zargar-Shoshtari
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Br J Surg 96:1253-61. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that preoperative administration of glucocorticoids before surgery would decrease fatigue and enhance recovery, by reducing the peritoneal production of cytokines...
  16. ncbi request reprint Fast-track surgery may reduce complications following major colonic surgery
    Kamran Zargar-Shoshtari
    South Auckland Clinical School, University of Auckland, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    Dis Colon Rectum 51:1633-40. 2008
    ..This study was conducted to assess the impact of a fast-track program for colonic surgery on hospital stay, complications, and readmission rates...
  17. doi request reprint Peritoneal inflammation and fatigue experiences following colorectal surgery: a pilot study
    Johanna S Paddison
    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 33:446-54. 2008
    ..The effect of post-surgical inflammation, as indicated by peritoneal cytokines and neopterin, was assessed on the duration and characteristics of post-surgical fatigue (PSF) experiences...
  18. doi request reprint Systematic review and meta-analysis of intraperitoneal local anaesthetic for pain reduction after laparoscopic gastric procedures
    A Kahokehr
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, South Auckland Clinical School, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Br J Surg 98:29-36. 2011
    ..A systematic review and meta-analysis was carried out to investigate the clinical effects of intraperitoneal local anaesthetic (IPLA) in laparoscopic gastric procedures...
  19. doi request reprint Systematic review of oxidative stress associated with pneumoperitoneum
    T Sammour
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Br J Surg 96:836-50. 2009
    ..There have been several reports of ischaemic complications after routine laparoscopy. The aim of this review was to investigate the relationship between this oxidative stress and pneumoperitoneum...
  20. ncbi request reprint Independent testing of the Fisher & Paykel Healthcare MR860 Laparoscopic Humidification System
    Tarik Sammour
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ
    Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol 19:219-23. 2010
    ..0l of CO2 to close to saturation humidity at every flow rate tested. The Fisher & Paykel MR860 Laparoscopic Humidification System effectively humidifies insufflated CO2 at a range of flow rates commonly used in the surgical setting...
  21. doi request reprint Peritoneal damage: the inflammatory response and clinical implications of the neuro-immuno-humoral axis
    Tarik Sammour
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    World J Surg 34:704-20. 2010
    ..The peritoneum is a bilayer serous membrane that lines the abdominal cavity. We present a review of peritoneal structure and physiology, with a focus on the peritoneal inflammatory response to surgical injury and its clinical implications...
  22. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic colorectal surgery is associated with a higher intraoperative complication rate than open surgery
    Tarik Sammour
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Ann Surg 253:35-43. 2011
    ..However, recent data have raised concern that intraoperative complications may be increased.We conducted a meta-analysis comparing intraoperative complication rates of laparoscopic and equivalent open colorectal resection...
  23. ncbi request reprint Warming and humidification of insufflation carbon dioxide in laparoscopic colonic surgery: a double-blinded randomized controlled trial
    Tarik Sammour
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, University of Auckland, Middlemore Hospital, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand
    Ann Surg 251:1024-33. 2010
    ..We aimed to test the hypothesis that warming and humidification of insufflation CO2 would lead to reduced postoperative pain and improved recovery by reducing peritoneal inflammation in laparoscopic colonic surgery...
  24. doi request reprint The humoral response after laparoscopic versus open colorectal surgery: a meta-analysis
    Tarik Sammour
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Surg Res 164:28-37. 2010
    ..Therefore, we aimed to systematically review the results from randomized controlled clinical trials comparing the humoral response associated with laparoscopic versus open colorectal surgery...
  25. doi request reprint Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy as a single-stage bariatric procedure
    Tarik Sammour
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, Middlemore Hospital, Private Bag, 93311, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand
    Obes Surg 20:271-5. 2010
    ..We present our early experience in patients with a mean body mass index (BMI) in the super-obese range...
  26. doi request reprint Venous glucose and arterial lactate as biochemical predictors of mortality in clinically severely injured trauma patients--a comparison with ISS and TRISS
    Tarik Sammour
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Injury 40:104-8. 2009
    ..Glucose metabolism is altered in trauma, and we hypothesised that alterations in glucose and lactate levels would be an early predictor of mortality...
  27. ncbi request reprint Implementation of ERAS and how to overcome the barriers
    Arman Kahokehr
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, University of Auckland, Private Bag 93311, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Surg 7:16-9. 2009
    ..However, these protocols are not straightforward to implement as peri-operative care is varied. We aimed to identify areas that may need attention in order to successfully change practice...
  28. ncbi request reprint A programme of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is a cost-effective intervention in elective colonic surgery
    Tarik Sammour
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:61-70. 2010
    ..The aim of this paper is to evaluate whether costs saved by reduced postoperative resource utilisation would offset the financial burden of setting up and maintaining such an ERAS programme...
  29. ncbi request reprint Association between preoperative glucocorticoids and long-term survival and cancer recurrence after colectomy: follow-up analysis of a previous randomized controlled trial
    P P Singh
    Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Br J Anaesth 113:i68-i73. 2014
    ..This study presents the results of a 5-yr follow-up of patients receiving dexamethasone before elective colectomy as part of a previous randomized clinical trial...
  30. doi request reprint Oesophageal Doppler-guided fluid administration in colorectal surgery: critical appraisal of published clinical trials
    S Srinivasa
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, Middlemore Hospital, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 55:4-13. 2011
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Systemic levels of local anaesthetic after intra-peritoneal application--a systematic review
    A Kahokehr
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    Anaesth Intensive Care 38:623-38. 2010
    ..Clinicians should also consider the addition of adrenaline to intraperitoneal local anaesthetic solutions to further add to the systemic safety profile...
  32. doi request reprint A prospective study on the influence of a fast-track program on postoperative fatigue and functional recovery after major colonic surgery
    Kamran Zargar-Shoshtari
    South Auckland Clinical School of Medicine, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Surg Res 154:330-5. 2009
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint A systematic review to assess cost effectiveness of enhanced recovery after surgery programmes in colorectal surgery
    D P Lemanu
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Colorectal Dis 16:338-46. 2014
    ..The object of this systematic review was to appraise the current literature to determine the cost effectiveness of ERAS and to characterize how cost is reported and evaluated...
  34. ncbi request reprint Ethnic disparity in colonic cancer outcomes in New Zealand--biology or an access issue?
    T Sammour
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Colorectal Dis 12:e50-6. 2010
    ..There is an ethnic variation in outcomes for colonic cancer in New Zealand. Whether this disparity is caused by cancer biology or inequitable provision of treatment services after diagnosis has not been elucidated...
  35. ncbi request reprint Recovery after open and laparoscopic right hemicolectomy: a comparison
    Arman Kahokehr
    Department of Surgery, University of Auckland, Middlemore Hospital, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Surg Res 162:11-6. 2010
    ..We were interested in comparing recovery after open right colectomy within an ERAS program compared with laparoscopic right colectomy in a standard care perioperative environment...
  36. ncbi request reprint Fast-track open colectomy is possible in a New Zealand public hospital
    Kamran Zargar-Shoshtari
    South Auckland Clinical School of Medicine, Middlemore Hospital, Private Bag 93311, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:33-6. 2008
    ..This is the experience of a single surgeon within a public hospital in New Zealand...
  37. doi request reprint Optimization of perioperative care for colonic surgery: a review of the evidence
    Kamran Zargar-Shoshtari
    South Auckland Clinical School of Medicine, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    ANZ J Surg 78:13-23. 2008
    ..In this article, we review the evidence surrounding core components of enhanced recovery care pathways for patients undergoing open colonic surgery. We will also identify new elements that should be considered as part of ERAS strategy...
  38. doi request reprint Meta-analysis of the effect of warm humidified insufflation on pain after laparoscopy
    T Sammour
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Br J Surg 95:950-6. 2008
    ..Studies on the use of warmed and humidified insufflation (WHI) in laparoscopic abdominal procedures to reduce pain have been inconclusive owing to small sample sizes...
  39. ncbi request reprint Ileostomy closure without contrast study is safe in selected patients
    Timothy Cowan
    South Auckland Clinical School, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    ANZ J Surg 75:218-9. 2005
    ..Several patients at our institution have not undergone a contrast study prior to closure. The present study aimed to compare outcome in this group with patients who had undergone contrast radiology...
  40. ncbi request reprint The influence of hospital environment on postoperative length of stay following major colorectal surgery
    Ryash Vather
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, University of Auckland, Middlemore Hospital, Otahuhu, Auckland
    N Z Med J 120:U2828. 2007
    ..MSC opened in 2001 and it was noted that patients recovered more quickly there than patients operated on at MMH. It was thus our aim to identify if LOS following major elective colorectal surgery is influenced by hospital environment...
  41. doi request reprint Postoperative fatigue: a review
    Kamran Zargar-Shoshtari
    Department of Surgery, University of Auckland, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    World J Surg 33:738-45. 2009
    ..Postoperative fatigue (POF) significantly impacts well-being after major surgery. However, this topic has received little emphasis...
  42. doi request reprint Fatigue after colorectal surgery and its relationship to patient expectations
    Johanna S Paddison
    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Surg Res 151:145-52. 2009
    ..Therefore, this study sought to investigate the effect of patient expectations on fatigue experiences following major colorectal surgery...
  43. doi request reprint Smoking is a major risk factor for wound dehiscence after midline abdominal incision; case-control study
    Saleh M Abbas
    Department of Surgery, Middlemore Hospital, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand
    ANZ J Surg 79:247-50. 2009
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between smoking prevalence and AFWD...
  44. ncbi request reprint Randomized controlled trial of Gastrografin in adhesive small bowel obstruction
    Jonathan Burge
    Middlemore Hospital, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    ANZ J Surg 75:672-4. 2005
    ..Therefore the aim of the present paper was to test the hypothesis that Gastrografin hastens the non-operative resolution of (ASBO)...
  45. doi request reprint The Simple Prognostic Index (SPI)--a pathophysiologic prognostic scoring tool for emergency laparotomy
    Saleh M Abbas
    Department of Surgery, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Surg Res 163:e59-65. 2010
    ..This study was conducted to develop a scoring system that can accurately predict the risk of in-hospital mortality and complications for these patients in the emergency department prior to surgery...
  46. ncbi request reprint Changes in body composition, muscle function and energy expenditure after radical cystectomy
    Sachin Mathur
    Department of Surgery, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BJU Int 101:973-7; discussion 977. 2008
    ..To determine the changes in body composition, muscle function and energy expenditure after radical cystectomy (RC)...
  47. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the possum, P-POSSUM and Cr-POSSUM scoring systems as predictors of postoperative mortality in patients undergoing major colorectal surgery
    Ryash Vather
    Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, University of Auckland, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand
    ANZ J Surg 76:812-6. 2006
    ..P-POSSUM was developed to compensate for these weaknesses. Cr-POSSUM was developed specifically for colorectal surgery. We aim to establish which of these scoring systems would be most useful in an Australasian context...
  48. doi request reprint Intraperitoneal use of local anesthetic in laparoscopic cholecystectomy: systematic review and metaanalysis of randomized controlled trials
    Arman Kahokehr
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and HealthSciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci 17:637-56. 2010
    ..The aim of this systematic review was to appraise the clinical effects of this modality...
  49. ncbi request reprint Differential production of cytokines following colorectal surgery
    Danny Chuang
    South Auckland Clinical School, Auckland, New Zealand
    ANZ J Surg 76:821-4. 2006
    ..Hence we suggested that differential secretion of these may contribute to the differences in complications between colon and rectal surgeries...
  50. ncbi request reprint Comprehensive assessment of peri-operative fatigue: development of the Identity-Consequence Fatigue Scale
    Johanna S Paddison
    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Psychosom Res 60:615-22. 2006
    ..This research therefore sought to use a rigorous analytic process to develop a comprehensive measure of fatigue suitable for use with recovering surgical patients...
  51. ncbi request reprint Role of Gastrografin in assigning patients to a non-operative course in adhesive small bowel obstruction
    Graeme Roadley
    University Department of Surgery, South Auckland Clinical School, University of Auckland, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand
    ANZ J Surg 74:830-2. 2004
    ..The present study was designed to audit the introduction of such use of Gastrografin contrast into clinical practice...
  52. ncbi request reprint Stapled hemorrhoidectomy
    Andrew G Hill
    South Auckland Clinical School, University of Auckland, Colorectal Surgery, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    Surg Technol Int 15:71-4. 2006
    ..This chapter discusses the issues of safety, efficacy, durability, and cost of this procedure. In addition, we outline techniques for performing the procedure safely and effectively...
  53. ncbi request reprint Minimal access colorectal surgery: is it truly minimally invasive?
    Andrew G Hill
    Dis Colon Rectum 49:144-5. 2006
  54. ncbi request reprint Trauma in rural Kenya
    Tobias Otieno
    Department of Surgery, Africa Inland Church Kijabe Hospital, P O Box 20, Kijabe 00220, Kenya
    Injury 35:1228-33. 2004
    ..The aims of this study were to document the epidemiology and clinical management of trauma in a rural Kenyan hospital and from this to highlight important areas for the medical training of doctors managing trauma in similar situations...
  55. ncbi request reprint Towards a 3-day hospital stay for right hemicolectomy
    Ryash Vather
    N Z Med J 119:U1826. 2006