Fawwaz Mohammed

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BACKGROUND Subsets of asthmatic children, particularly in the Caribbean, burden the health system through repeated emergency room (ER) visits. We examined children to determine predictors of repeated ER visits in Trinidad. METHODS Caregivers of 300 asthmatic children in primary healthcare in Trinidad reported on perceived factors of exacerbated wheeze(More)
Few authors have proposed therapeutic protocols to manage retained rectal foreign bodies (RFBs). All patients with retained RFBs in hospitals across Trinidad and Tobago over 5 years were identified. Hospital records were retrieved and manually reviewed to extract the following data: demographics, history, foreign body retrieved, clinical signs at(More)
INTRODUCTION The Caribbean lags behind global trends for volume and complexity of laparoscopic operations. In an attempt to promote laparoscopy at a single facility, a partnership was formed between the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Port of Spain General Hospital in Trinidad and Tobago. This study seeks to document the effect of this(More)
Chilaiditi's syndrome describes a symptomatic patient with radiographic findings of interposed colon between the diaphragm and right lobe of liver. It may mimic a pneumoperitoneum on plain radiographs. We present a case in which Chilaiditis' syndrome was entertained, delaying a decision for laparotomy. This case reinforces the diagnostic difficulty(More)
Many surgeons opt to perform subtotal cholecystectomy to limit duct injuries in difficult cases. In these cases, however, there is a risk for the gallbladder remnant to become diseased. In these cases, a completion cholecystectomy is necessary.Although technically challenging, the laparoscopic approach to completion cholecystectomy is feasible and safe,(More)
Background. Reports of retained colorectal foreign bodies (CFBs) are no longer considered uncommon. We present a case where a retained CFB was retrieved using a modified TAMIS technique using standard instruments and trocars. Case Report. A 52-year-old man presented with a CFB. We report our technique of extraction with standard laparoscopic instruments(More)
Laparoscopic cystogastrostomy is a well-accepted minimally invasive modality to treat pancreatic pseudocysts. There has been one prior report of cystogastrostomy via single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) in which specialized instrumentation and access platforms were used.We report the challenges encountered in a low resource setting with the SILS(More)
PATIENT Male, 26 FINAL DIAGNOSIS: Marihuana addiction Symptoms: Compulsive showering • nausea • vomiting MEDICATION - Clinical Procedure: - Specialty: Toxicology. OBJECTIVE Unexpected drug reaction. BACKGROUND The use or misuse of Cannabis is well recognized in the Caribbean region. Recently, the cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome has been described.(More)
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