Throughout his career Mr Simpson has always been involved in research and has written articles covering many aspects of general surgery. Selected articles are listed below.


Temporal assessment of pancreatic blood flow and perfusion following secretin stimulation using noninvasive MRI.

Cox EF, Smith JK, Chowdhury AH, Lobo DN, Francis ST, Simpson J.

J Magn Reson Imaging. 2015 Nov;42(5):1233-40.


Diagnosing and treating diverticular disease.

Almerie MQ, Simpson J.

Practitioner. 2015 Sep;259(1785):29-33, 3. Review.


Outcome after pancreaticoduodenectomy for T3 adenocarcinoma: A multivariable analysis from the UK Vascular Resection for Pancreatic Cancer Study Group.

Elberm H, Ravikumar R, Sabin C, Abu Hilal M, Al-Hilli A, Aroori S, Bond-Smith G, Bramhall S, Coldham C, Hammond J, Hutchins R, Imber C, Preziosi G, Saleh A, Silva M, Simpson J, Spoletini G, Stell D, Terrace J, White S, Wigmore S, Fusai G.

Eur J Surg Oncol. 2015 Nov;41(11):1500-7.


The cost-effectiveness of wound-edge protection devices compared to standard care in reducing surgical site infection after laparotomy: an economic evaluation alongside the ROSSINI trial.

Gheorghe A, Roberts TE, Pinkney TD, Bartlett DC, Morton D, Calvert M; West Midlands Research Collaborative; ROSSINI Trial Investigators.

PLoS One. 2014 Apr 18;9(4):e95595.


Portal vein resection in borderline resectable pancreatic cancer: a United Kingdom multicenter study.

Ravikumar R, Sabin C, Abu Hilal M, Bramhall S, White S, Wigmore S, Imber CJ, Fusai G; UK Vascular Resection in Pancreatic Cancer Study Group.

J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Mar;218(3):401-11.



Impact of wound edge protection devices on surgical site infection after laparotomy: multicentre randomised controlled trial (ROSSINI Trial).

Pinkney TD, Calvert M, Bartlett DC, Gheorghe A, Redman V, Dowswell G, Hawkins W, Mak T, Youssef H, Richardson C, Hornby S, Magill L, Haslop R, Wilson S, Morton D; West Midlands Research Collaborative; ROSSINI Trial Investigators.

BMJ. 2013 Jul 31;347:f4305.


Gastrointestinal: Bouveret’s syndrome.

Simpson J, Lobo D.

J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014;29(7):1339.


Novel use of a single port laparoscopic surgery device for minimally invasive pancreatic necrosectomy.

Subramaniam D, Dunn WK, Simpson J.

Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2012 Sep;94(6):438.


Perception and the origin of symptoms in diverticular disease.

Simpson J.

Dig Dis. 2012;30(1):75-9.


Visceral hypersensitivity in symptomatic diverticular disease and the role of neuropeptides and low grade inflammation.

Humes DJ, Simpson J, Smith J, Sutton P, Zaitoun A, Bush D, Bennett A, Scholefield JH, Spiller RC.

Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2012 Apr;24(4):318-e163.



Lewis SR, Mahony PJ, Simpson J.

BMJ. 2011 Oct 6;343:d5976.


Post inflammatory damage to the enteric nervous system in diverticular disease and its relationship to symptoms.

Simpson J, Sundler F, Humes DJ, Jenkins D, Scholefield JH, Spiller RC.

Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2009 Aug;21(8):847-858.


A population-based study of perforated diverticular disease incidence and associated mortality.

Humes DJ, Solaymani-Dodaran M, Fleming KM, Simpson J, Spiller RC, West J.

Gastroenterology. 2009 Apr;136(4):1198-1205


Swallowed dental bridge causing ileal perforation: a case report.

Rashid F, Simpson J, Ananthakrishnan G, Tierney GM.

Cases J. 2008 Dec 12;1(1):392.


Acute appendicitis–a benign disease?

Simpson J, Samaraweera AP, Sara RK, Lobo DN.

Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2008 May;90(4):313-6. doi:


Rigler on the roof. Rigler’s sign.

Simpson J, Humes DJ, O’Rourke EJ, James PD, Acheson AG.

Gut. 2008 Jun;57(6):798, 836. doi: 10.1136/gut.2006.110015. No abstract available.


Psychological and colonic factors in painful diverticulosis.

Humes DJ, Simpson J, Neal KR, Scholefield JH, Spiller RC.

Br J Surg. 2008 Feb;95(2):195-8.


Colonic diverticular disease.

Humes D, Simpson J, Spiller RC.

BMJ Clin Evid. 2007 Aug 15;2007. pii: 0405.



Humes D, Speake WJ, Simpson J.

BMJ Clin Evid. 2007 Jul 1;2007. pii: 0408.


Recent advances in diverticular disease.

Simpson J.

Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2004 Oct;6(5):417-22. Review.


The use of glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) in the treatment of chronic anal fissure in children.

Simpson J, Lund JN, Thompson RJ, Kapila L, Scholefield JH.

Med Sci Monit. 2003 Oct;9(10):PI123-6.


Colonic diverticular disease.

Simpson J, Spiller R.

Clin Evid. 2003 Jun;(9):478-87. Review. No abstract available. Update in: Clin Evid. 2004 Jun;(11):552-61.


Patterns of pain in diverticular disease and the influence of acute diverticulitis.

Simpson J, Neal KR, Scholefield JH, Spiller RC.

Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2003 Sep;15(9):1005-10.


Origin of symptoms in diverticular disease.

Simpson J, Scholefield JH, Spiller RC.

Br J Surg. 2003 Aug;90(8):899-908. Review.


Diverticular abscess of the appendix: report of a case and review of the literature.

Simpson J, Lobo DN, Spiller RC, Scholefield JH.

Dis Colon Rectum. 2003 Jun;46(6):832-4. Review. No abstract available.

PMID: 12794587


Pathogenesis of colonic diverticula.

Simpson J, Scholefield JH, Spiller RC.

Br J Surg. 2002 May;89(5):546-54. Review.


Problems with solutions: drowning in the brine of an inadequate knowledge base.

Lobo DN, Dube MG, Neal KR, Simpson J, Rowlands BJ, Allison SP.

Clin Nutr. 2001 Apr;20(2):125-30.


Traumatic diaphragmatic rupture: associated injuries and outcome.

Simpson J, Lobo DN, Shah AB, Rowlands BJ.

Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2000 Mar;82(2):97-100.


Spinal epidural abscess: adding insult to injury?

Simpson J, Foinette KM, Lobo DN, Rowlands BJ.

Injury. 1999 Sep;30(7):504-8.

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