A. Augustine

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CONTEXT Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is the gold standard cholecystectomy. LC is the most common difficult laparoscopic surgery performed by surgeons today. The factors leading to difficult laparoscopic cholecystectomy can be predicted. AIMS To develop a scoring method that predicts difficult laparoscopic cholecystectomy. SETTINGS AND DESIGN(More)
CONTEXT The rate of port site complications following conventional laparoscopic surgery is about 21 per 100,000 cases. It has shown a proportional rise with increase in the size of the port site incision and trocar. Although rare, complications that occur at the port site include infection, bleeding, and port site hernia. AIMS To determine the morbidity(More)
Objective: This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of two types of incentive spirometer (flow and volume) on pulmonary function and diaphragm excursion in patients who underwent laparoscopic surgery. Materials and Methods: Twenty sample sizes with eleven men and nine women who underwent laparoscopic surgery were randomly divided as follows: 10(More)
Objective. To evaluate the effects of diaphragmatic breathing exercises and flow and volume-oriented incentive spirometry on pulmonary function and diaphragm excursion in patients undergoing laparoscopic abdominal surgery. Methodology. We selected 260 patients posted for laparoscopic abdominal surgery and they were block randomization as follows: 65(More)
Poorly differentiated (insular) thyroid carcinoma (PDITC) is an uncommon thyroglobulin producing neoplasm intermediate in aggressiveness between well-differentiated carcinomas of follicular cell origin and undifferentiated anaplastic carcinoma. Its cytomorphological recognition is essential for planning surgery and subsequent management as it is known for(More)
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