Over four years from 2002 to 2006, a series of concomitant studies were undertaken to explore the complications and outcomes of skin cancer surgery. Specifically: 1. Through prospective studies, to identify risk factors for bleeding and infectious complications following skin surgery. 2. To determine through a randomized controlled trial whether mupirocin ointment versus paraffin ointment versus no ointment on a wound following skin closure affords the patient benefit. 3. To determine whether patients are at increased post operative bleeding risk should they remain on warfarin and / or aspirin prior to skin surgery. 4. To develop and then trial a novel approach (reducing opposed multilobed [ROM] flap) for below knee wound closures that may reduce the incidence of skin surgery complications on the leg and foot. 5. To investigate whether patients who suffer surgical complications are less likely to be satisfied with the service provision.
|Date of Award||14 Feb 2009|
|Supervisor||Chris Del Mar (Supervisor), Deborah Askew (Supervisor) & David Wilkinson (Supervisor)|