Abigail Kate Khoo

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AIMS This study examined the presented abstracts from the International Continence Society (ICS) Meeting, 2003. It analyzed the rate and timing of full publication, the factors predicting successful publication, the consistency of reporting between presented abstracts and published abstracts, and the barriers to publication. MATERIALS AND METHODS The(More)
INTRODUCTION Proponents of peritoneal drainage (PD) hypothesize that it allows stabilization before laparotomy. We examined this hypothesis by comparing clinical status before and after either PD or primary laparotomy (LAP). METHODS In an ethically approved, international, prospective randomized controlled trial (2002-2006), extremely low birth weight(More)
INTRODUCTION In mother-infant pairs experiencing breastfeeding difficulties, frenulotomy for tongue-tie may improve breastfeeding. We tested the hypothesis that those experiencing nipple pain are most likely to benefit from the procedure in a prospective cohort study. MATERIALS AND METHODS Mother-infant pairs attending a dedicated clinic for the(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to calculate the incidence of cholecystectomy among children aged ≤ 16 in England between 1997 and 2012 and to assess trends in risk factors. METHODS A nationwide retrospective cohort study using the Hospital Episode Statistics Database for episodes of cholecystectomy in children aged ≤ 16 was performed.(More)
We describe an unusual case of ileal atresia, resulting from antenatal strangulation of a Meckel's diverticulum in an exomphalos minor. This is a rare antenatal complication of Littre's hernia, which has not been previously described. A small exomphalos minor at the base of umbilical cord and late onset vascular accident at the narrow defect leading to(More)
INTRODUCTION Pediatric surgical trainees worldwide face pressures from expansion of programs and training positions, subspecialization, regionalization, restrictions of working hours, and rigid training criteria. The era of apprenticeship training has long gone, and surgical education needs to be responsive and adapt to newer challenges. The aim of this(More)
We aim to determine the natural history of the ACE in idiopathic constipation and factors predictive of closure. A retrospective case-note review of all patients undergo ACE formation for idiopathic constipation Jan 2003–Mar 2016. Kaplan–Meier analysis was used to determine ACE survival and Cox’s proportional hazard models to examine potential predictors of(More)
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