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BACKGROUND Perforation of the bowel is the most serious complication of typhoid fever. The role of early limited surgery in managing these patients needs to be assessed. METHODS The records of 110 cases of typhoid enteric perforation treated at JLN Hospital, Ajmer between 1990 and 1995 were reviewed. RESULTS A total of 42.7% of the patients were in the(More)
AIM OF STUDY The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of trauma scoring systems in a developing country. METHOD Trauma Score (TS) and Trauma and Injury Severity Score (TRISS) were used to predict the survival of 462 trauma patients during the period January 1996 to July 1996. RESULTS TS had a sensitivity of 53.9% and a specificity of 98.8%(More)
Fifty six patients with typhoid enteric perforation who underwent operative treatment were randomly assigned to 2 groups. Twenty seven patients in group A underwent laparotomy via the Rutherford-Morrison incision while 29 patients in group B underwent the same procedure via a right paramedian incision. Surgical treatment consisted of two layer closure of(More)
BACKGROUND Buerger's disease is a disabling and progressive disease that affects young smokers with a variable and unpredictable course. Free or pedicled omental transfer are the possible modes of management for these patients, and these modes are compared in the present study. METHODS Of the 43 patients who had Buerger's disease who were treated at the(More)
We performed pedicled omental transfer in 62 patients with Buerger's disease at the Department of Surgery, J.L.N. Hospital, Ajmer between January 1990 and December 1996. All were male and had evidence of limb ischaemia. Post-operative results in these patients consisted of relief of intermittent claudication in 92%, disappearance of rest pain in 94%,(More)
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