David Terence Thomas

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BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Percutaneous internal ring suturing (PIRS) is a minimally invasive method for repair of pediatric inguinal hernia. In this study we report our experience with PIRS. METHODS All children >10kg presenting to our institute between June 2013 and March 2015 with a diagnosis of indirect inguinal hernia or communicating hydrocele underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate urinary system symptoms (USSs) and urodynamic parameters (UPs) before and after untethering in children with primary tethered cord syndrome (pTCS). METHODS USSs and UPs of patients undergoing untethering for pTCS during the period January 2008-July 2012 were evaluated preoperatively and at the postoperative third and 12th months. For(More)
OBJECTIVE The Nuss procedure is a chest wall remodeling surgery performed in patients with pectus excavatum. This study was performed to analyze perioperative surgical and anesthetic complications with the Nuss procedures. DESIGN A retrospective analysis. SETTING An academic hospital. PARTICIPANTS Two hundred fourteen patients (children, adolescents,(More)
Horner's Syndrome (HS), caused by the interruption of the oculosympathetic pathway, is a rare yet morbid complication of tube thoracostomy. However, literature regarding HS secondary to tube thoracostomy is limited to case reports, with little comprehensive information available. We report two cases and review all cases from the published literature to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate and compare the effectiveness of biofeedback therapy (BF) in children with treatment refractory overactive bladder (OAB) and dysfunctional voiding (DV). METHODS This study was performed between April 2012 and March 2014. Patients with treatment refractory OAB and DV were included. All patients had 3 months of BF. Patients' urologic(More)
CONTEXT Nocturnal enuresis or bedwetting is the most common type of urinary incontinence in children. It has significant psychological effects on both the child and the family. Enuresis nocturna is defined as the inability to hold urine during the night in children who have completed toilet training. It is termed as being "primary" if no continence has ever(More)
OBJECTIVE While there are many options for children with treatment refractory urinary incontinence, there is no single accepted method. This study's aim was to prospectively evaluate the effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in children with urinary incontinence resistant to standard medical, urological therapy and/or biofeedback. PATIENTS(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of chordee in distal hypospadias and compare our intraoperative findings with those reported by the families of patients and to determine if routine testing for chordee should be performed in patients with distal hypospadias. MATERIAL AND METHODS Surgical reports and medical files of distal(More)
OBJECTIVE Partial/total urogenital sinus mobilization (UGSM) is one of the recommended techniques for treatment of female congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). In this study we compared the length of common channel (CC) and type of operation performed in CAH patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed data of patients receiving surgery for(More)
BACKGROUND Mechanical bowel preparation before colorectal surgery is commonly performed, but its benefits are controversial. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of mechanical bowel preparation on healing of colonic anastomosis and tissue strength. MATERIAL/METHODS After institutional review board approval, 20 adult Wistar albino rats were(More)