C T Faranisi

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Forced vital capacity, forced expiratory volume in 1 sec and peak expiratory flow were measured in 141 African men and 102 African women aged 20 and above. Prediction formulae relating each measurement to height and age were drawn up and are presented. Rhodesian Africans have lower values for these measurements than subjects in some Europen and North(More)
A five-year study of patients treated for gall bladder disease in Harare was done. The aim of the study was to highlight the importance of the disease and its unusual presentation as compared to the typical European pattern. The disease is still relatively uncommon, seeing that only 54 patients were treated, while the total hospital admissions for the(More)
A five-year study of patients treated for gall bladder disease in Harare was done from 1984-1988. The aim of the study was to highlight the importance of the disease and its unusual presentation as compared to the typical European pattern. The disease is relatively uncommon since only 54 patients were treated while the total hospital admission for the(More)
The colon involved with the sigmoid volvulus is much thicker than the normal colon. It is easy to handle and holds sutures well. Patients who have sigmoid-colon volvulus do not have much faecal loading. Most of the distension is gaseous. In the hands of experienced surgeons primary anastomosis can be done after sigmoid colectomy with safety and excellent(More)
The concept of chronic appendicitis has not been accepted by pathologists. However, quite a number of patients with chronic Right Iliac Fosa (RIF) pain are subjected to appendicectomy. Most of them are found to have fibrosed appendices indicating previous inflammation. A number are found normal. A number of urban people with Right Iliac Fosa (RIF) pain have(More)
Gall bladder disease is getting more and more common in Africans. Some present with typical right upper quadrant pain but some are found on routine examination of the abdomen. The diagnosis is now very easy with ultrasound scan of the abdomen. The treatment used to be laparotomy and cholecystectomy but now is with laparoscopic surgery which leaves very(More)