Stephen A Badger

Summary

Affiliation: Belfast City Hospital

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The role of smoking in abdominal aortic aneurysm development
    Stephen A Badger
    Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Belfast City Hospital, Lisburn Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    Angiology 60:115-9. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Prescribing practice of general practitioners in Northern Ireland for peripheral arterial disease
    Stephen A Badger
    Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Belfast City Hospital, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    Angiology 59:57-63. 2008
  3. doi request reprint The influence of COX-2 single nucleotide polymorphisms on abdominal aortic aneurysm development and the associated inflammation
    Stephen A Badger
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Department, Belfast City Hospital, Northern Ireland
    Angiology 60:576-81. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Management of liver trauma
    S A Badger
    Hepatobiliary Surgical Unit, Mater Hospital, Crumlin Road, Belfast, BT14 6AB Northern Ireland, UK
    World J Surg 33:2522-37. 2009
  5. pmc Evaluation of angiography as the sole imaging study for the proximal aortic neck prior to EVAR
    Stephen A Badger
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Department, Level 5 South, Belfast City Hospital Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7AB, United Kingdom
    Ulster Med J 78:166-70. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint The low prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm in relatives in Northern Ireland
    S A Badger
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Centre, Belfast City Hospital, Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7AB, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 34:163-8. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Common polymorphisms of Fibulin-5 and the risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm development
    Stephen A Badger
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Department, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Vasc Med 15:113-7. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint The role of human leukocyte antigen genes in the formation of abdominal aortic aneurysms
    Stephen A Badger
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Centre, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, United Kingdom
    J Vasc Surg 45:475-80. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Preoperative staging of rectal carcinoma by endorectal ultrasound: is there a learning curve?
    S A Badger
    Department of Surgery, Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Glenshane Road, Northern Ireland, UK
    Int J Colorectal Dis 22:1261-8. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Benefits of a supervised exercise program after lower limb bypass surgery
    Stephen A Badger
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Department, Belfast City Hospital, Lisburn Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
    Vasc Endovascular Surg 41:27-32. 2007

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. doi request reprint The role of smoking in abdominal aortic aneurysm development
    Stephen A Badger
    Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Belfast City Hospital, Lisburn Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    Angiology 60:115-9. 2009
    ..In high-risk patients, the cardiac disease process is the most important factor, with control of this imperative. However, in noncardiac patients, smoking cessation and lipid-lowering therapy are crucial...
  2. doi request reprint Prescribing practice of general practitioners in Northern Ireland for peripheral arterial disease
    Stephen A Badger
    Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Belfast City Hospital, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    Angiology 59:57-63. 2008
    ..Budgetary consideration influenced 6%. Northern Ireland general practitioners are reluctant to prescribe medication that is effective in the secondary prevention of vascular morbidity and mortality in high-risk patients...
  3. doi request reprint The influence of COX-2 single nucleotide polymorphisms on abdominal aortic aneurysm development and the associated inflammation
    Stephen A Badger
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Department, Belfast City Hospital, Northern Ireland
    Angiology 60:576-81. 2009
    ..The study purpose was to determine the influence of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the COX-2 gene on abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) development and serum hsCRP concentrations...
  4. doi request reprint Management of liver trauma
    S A Badger
    Hepatobiliary Surgical Unit, Mater Hospital, Crumlin Road, Belfast, BT14 6AB Northern Ireland, UK
    World J Surg 33:2522-37. 2009
    ..Blunt and penetrating liver trauma is common and often presents major diagnostic and management problems...
  5. pmc Evaluation of angiography as the sole imaging study for the proximal aortic neck prior to EVAR
    Stephen A Badger
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Department, Level 5 South, Belfast City Hospital Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7AB, United Kingdom
    Ulster Med J 78:166-70. 2009
    ..Angiographic assessment is an alternative to computerised tomography (CT) prior to endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). We evaluated angiography in aortic neck morphology assessment as an alternative investigation...
  6. ncbi request reprint The low prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm in relatives in Northern Ireland
    S A Badger
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Centre, Belfast City Hospital, Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7AB, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 34:163-8. 2007
    ..Relatives of previous AAA patients have been suggested as one such group. The aim of this study was therefore to determine the prevalence of AAA in relatives of previous patients in Northern Ireland...
  7. doi request reprint Common polymorphisms of Fibulin-5 and the risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm development
    Stephen A Badger
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Department, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Vasc Med 15:113-7. 2010
    ..47), rs2430366 (p = 0.45) or rs2254320 (p = 0.46). Haplotype analysis did not reveal any significant difference. In conclusion, genetic variation within FBLN5 is unlikely to play any role in the development of AAA...
  8. ncbi request reprint The role of human leukocyte antigen genes in the formation of abdominal aortic aneurysms
    Stephen A Badger
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Centre, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, United Kingdom
    J Vasc Surg 45:475-80. 2007
    ..This study was conducted to determine if a difference exists in human leukocyte antigen (HLA) allele distribution between patients with AAA and population controls, and between patients with small and large AAA...
  9. ncbi request reprint Preoperative staging of rectal carcinoma by endorectal ultrasound: is there a learning curve?
    S A Badger
    Department of Surgery, Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Glenshane Road, Northern Ireland, UK
    Int J Colorectal Dis 22:1261-8. 2007
    ..However, accuracy in the assessment of disease staging may be dependent on operator experience. The aim of this study was to determine if a learning curve exists...
  10. ncbi request reprint Benefits of a supervised exercise program after lower limb bypass surgery
    Stephen A Badger
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Department, Belfast City Hospital, Lisburn Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
    Vasc Endovascular Surg 41:27-32. 2007
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  11. ncbi request reprint Aortic necks of ruptured abdominal aneurysms dilate more than asymptomatic aneurysms after endovascular repair
    Stephen A Badger
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Centre, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, United Kingdom
    J Vasc Surg 44:244-9. 2006
    ..We evaluated if a difference exists in the rate of change of the aortic neck diameter between non-ruptured and ruptured AAAs after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)...
  12. doi request reprint Risk factors for abdominal aortic aneurysm and the influence of social deprivation
    Stephen A Badger
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Centre, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Angiology 59:559-66. 2008
    ..the objective of this abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening study was to determine attendance and disease prevalence patterns in Northern Ireland and the role of deprivation and other risk factors...
  13. doi request reprint The vascular and biochemical effects of cilostazol in patients with peripheral arterial disease
    Mark E O'donnell
    Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    J Vasc Surg 49:1226-34. 2009
    ..Cilostazol improves walking distance and quality of life in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). This study assessed the vascular and biochemical effects of cilostazol therapy in PAD patients...
  14. doi request reprint The vascular and biochemical effects of cilostazol in diabetic patients with peripheral arterial disease
    Mark E O'donnell
    Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Belfast City Hospital, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    Vasc Endovascular Surg 43:132-43. 2009
    ..Cilostazol improves walking in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). We hypothesized that cilostazol reduces diabetic complications in PAD patients...
  15. doi request reprint C-reactive protein (CRP) elevation in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm is independent of the most important CRP genetic polymorphism
    Stephen A Badger
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Department, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    J Vasc Surg 49:178-84. 2009
    ..C-reactive protein (CRP) is a marker of cardiovascular disease. The objective was to determine if abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and CRP serum concentration and its CRP gene are associated...
  16. doi request reprint No difference in medium-term outcome between Zenith and Talent stent-grafts in endovascular aneurysm repair
    Stephen A Badger
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Centre, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
    Vasc Endovascular Surg 41:500-5. 2007
    ..Many devices are available for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Our aim was to analyze morphological effects of the Zenith and Talent systems...
  17. doi request reprint The effects of cilostazol on peripheral neuropathy in diabetic patients with peripheral arterial disease
    Mark E O'donnell
    Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, United Kingdom
    Angiology 59:695-704. 2008
    ..The main aim of this study was to assess the effects of cilostazol on neuropathic symptomatology in diabetic patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD)...
  18. doi request reprint The effects of abdominal compartment hypertension after open and endovascular repair of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
    Ragai R Makar
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Department, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    J Vasc Surg 49:866-72. 2009
    ..This study assessed if emergency endovascular repair (eEVR) reduces the increase in intra-abdominal compartment pressure and host inflammatory response in patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)...
  19. doi request reprint Effect of preoperative renal dysfunction on mortality and postoperative renal failure following endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    Chee V Soong
    Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, United Kingdom
    Vasc Endovascular Surg 42:427-32. 2008
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  20. doi request reprint The impact of radiation dose exposure during endovascular aneurysm repair on patient safety
    Claire Jones
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Unit, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, Ireland
    J Vasc Surg 52:298-302. 2010
    ..The study goal was to calculate the radiation dose in our unit and compare it against other published data and national guidelines...
  21. pmc CESA--A new modality for the difficult aortic aneurysm
    Mark E O'donnell
    Regional Vascular and Endovascular Unit, Belfast City Hospital, Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7AB, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    Ulster Med J 76:98-101. 2007
  22. doi request reprint The use of antiendotoxin peptides in obstructive jaundice endotoxemia
    Claire Jones
    Department of Surgery, Institute of Clinical Science, Queens University Belfast, Belfast, UK
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 24:248-54. 2012
    ..This study aimed to determine the effect of endotoxin on hepatic cytokine response and to assess P6 and C1-related attenuation of the proinflammatory response to endotoxemia, in experimental biliary obstruction...
  23. ncbi request reprint Advantages and pitfalls of abdominal aortic aneurysm screening in high-risk patients
    Stephen A Badger
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Center, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Vascular 16:201-6. 2008
    ..The decision to perform surgical repair is likely to be influenced by the comorbid medical conditions, which placed the patients in the high-risk category...
  24. doi request reprint Cytokine response to portal endotoxaemia and neutrophil stimulation in obstructive jaundice
    Stephen A Badger
    Department of Surgery, Institute of Clinical Science, Queens University Belfast, Belfast, UK
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 24:25-32. 2012
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  25. doi request reprint Surveillance strategies according to the rate of growth of small abdominal aortic aneurysms
    Stephen A Badger
    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Department, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, UK
    Vasc Med 16:415-21. 2011
    ..In conclusion, the rate of growth increased steadily with AAA size. An aneurysm < 3.5 cm does not require a repeat scan for 5 years, while those measuring 3.5-3.9 cm and 4.0-4.4 cm require a repeat scan after 17 and 11 months...
  26. ncbi request reprint Techniques in occluding the aorta during endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms
    Mark Edward O'Donnell
    Regional Vascular and Endovascular Unit, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
    J Vasc Surg 44:211-5. 2006
    ..The two techniques are simple, quick, and effective in achieving hemodynamic stability...
  27. doi request reprint PET-CT as a predictor of outcome in resectable colorectal liver metastases
    Claire Jones
    aDepartment of HPB Surgery, Mater Hospital bDepartment of Nuclear Medicine, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust cSchool of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Centre of Public Health dCCRCB, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen s University, Belfast, UK
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 26:466-72. 2014
    ..This study aimed to determine whether PET-CT parameters, standardized uptake value (SUV) and reconstructed tumour volume (RTV), are predictors of prognosis and survival...
  28. pmc Can the National Health Service Cancer Plan timeline be applied to colorectal hepatic metastases?
    Claire Jones
    Hepatobiliary Surgical Unit, Mater Hospital, Belfast, UK
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 92:136-8. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to audit current practice for colorectal liver metastases in a regional hepatobiliary unit, and compare this to the NHS Cancer Plan standards for primary disease...
  29. doi request reprint Effects of antioxidants on endothelial function in human saphenous vein in an ex vivo model
    Muhammed Anees Sharif
    Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Belfast City Hospital, Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7AB, Northern Ireland, UK
    Angiology 60:448-54. 2009
    ..5% vs 38.3%, P < .001). These results suggest that the addition of MnTBAP and high-dose vitamin C can improve the endothelial function of harvested saphenous vein segments in an ex vivo model...
  30. pmc The skiers knee without swelling or instability, a difficult diagnosis: a case report
    Mark E O'donnell
    Department of Surgery, Belfast City Hospital, Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7AB, Northern Ireland, UK
    J Med Case Reports 1:11. 2007
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Malignant neoplasms of the appendix
    Mark E O'donnell
    Department of Surgery, Antrim Area Hospital, Northern Ireland, UK
    Int J Colorectal Dis 22:1239-48. 2007
    ..Appendiceal neoplasms, first described in 1882, are still rare, with pre-operative diagnosis invariably difficult. We present our 10-year experience of these lesions with a review of current epidemiology, pathology and treatment modalities...
  32. pmc Open carpal tunnel release--still a safe and effective operation
    Stephen A Badger
    Department of Surgery, Level 2, Belfast City Hospital Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7AB
    Ulster Med J 77:22-4. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of standard open decompression by analysis of symptomatic and functional improvement and to assess whether a general surgeon can still perform this operation safely...