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AIM To study the biomechanism, pattern of injury, management, and outcome of major vascular injuries treated at Mubarak Al-Kabeer Teaching Hospital, Kuwait during the Second Gulf War. METHODS This is a descriptive retrospective study. War-related injured patients who had major vascular injuries and were treated at Mubarak Al-Kabeer Teaching Hospital from(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of octreotide in preventing postoperative pancreatic fistula. Pancreatic fistula is one of the most common complications after elective pancreatic surgery. Several clinical trials have evaluated the use of octreotide to prevent the development of pancreatic fistula after pancreatic surgery with conflicting(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the quantity and quality of published vascular surgery research articles from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries so as to identify areas for improvement. DESIGN Descriptive study. MATERIALS Published MEDLINE articles on vascular surgery from the GCC countries (1960-2010). METHODS Critical analysis of the articles. (More)
Patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) are at a markedly higher risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, with evidence indicating that risk-reduction pharmacotherapy can serve to attenuate cardiovascular events in these patients. Given the central role of vascular surgeons in the treatment of patients with PAD, we sought to determine their(More)
BACKGROUND The mechanism and pattern of vascular injury vary between different populations. The commonest mechanism of vascular injury in civilian practice is road traffic collisions. We aimed to prospectively study the incidence, detailed mechanism and anatomical distribution of hospitalized vascular trauma patients following road traffic collisions in a(More)
BACKGROUND The epidemiology of trauma to genitourinary (GU) organs following Road Traffic Collisions (RTC) is not well-studied, especially in the Middle East. METHODS The data of the RTC Injury Registry in Al-Ain City were collected prospectively from April 2006-October 2007. RESULTS Of the 1,008 patients in the registry, there were 23 GU injuries.(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the management of complete renal artery occlusion in multiple trauma patients so as to develop a management algorithm. DESIGN Retrospective study. PATIENTS AND METHODS All blunt trauma patients who had complete renal artery occlusion and were treated at Tawam and Al-Ain Hospitals during 2005-2007 were studied. RESULTS There were(More)
Delayed acute abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) due to retroperitoneal bleeding is rare. Herein, we report the clinical management of such a rare case. A 46-year-old male who fell from a height of 12 meters was admitted to Al-Ain Hospital. He was hemodynamically stable. His abdomen was soft and not distended. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) was normal(More)
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