Emma V Barker
- An ex vivo model for reperfusion of laryngotracheal graftsEmma Barker
Division of Surgery, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Laryngoscope 115:699-702. 2005..To describe the development of an ex vivo model to facilitate the study of ischemia-reperfusion injury in laryngotracheal grafts taken from Minnesota minipigs...
- The larynx as an immunological organ: immunological architecture in the pig as a large animal modelE Barker
Clinical Science at North Bristol, University of Bristol, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK
Clin Exp Immunol 143:6-14. 2006..The presence of such an immunological structure suggests that the larynx may have important functions in respiratory immunology and that it may trigger strong alloresponses after laryngeal transplantation...
- Early immunological changes associated with laryngeal transplantation in a major histocompatibility complex-matched pig modelE Barker
Laryngeal Research Group, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Clin Exp Immunol 146:503-8. 2006..Therefore, the significance of IRI in exacerbating loss of function or rejection of a laryngeal allograft is open to question. Longer-term studies are required...
- From grunts to words: experiments in laryngeal transplantationEmma V Barker
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Wessex Deanery, Southampton, UK
Ann R Coll Surg Engl 89:197-202. 2007..The presence of immunologically active cells within non-transplanted NIH-minipigs was investigated and an in vivo laryngeal transplant model was developed...
- Survey of prophylactic antibiotic use amongst UK cochlear implant surgeonsEmma Barker
South of England Cochlear Implant Centre, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK
Cochlear Implants Int 9:82-9. 2008..The type of antibiotic and duration vary significantly between centres. Interestingly, however, the regimes followed by most practices do not adhere to surgical principles of antibiotic prophylaxis...
- The utility of microvascular anastomotic devices in head and neck reconstructionEmma V Barker
Department of Otolaryngology Surgical Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, Canada
Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 16:331-4. 2008..Although more acceptable in venous anastomosis, their use in arterial anastomosis remains limited. We review the literature to evaluate the evidence both for and against their use, in both venous and arterial anastomoses...
- microRNA evaluation of unknown primary lesions in the head and neckEmma V Barker
Department of Applied Molecular Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, Ontario Cancer Institute and University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9, Canada
Mol Cancer 8:127. 2009..This may be clinically relevant to predict the primary site of origin of metastatic disease, when the primary site remains obscure...