Fazal Hameed Khan

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AIM To evaluate the efficacy of stenting in the palliation of malignant duodenal and gastric outlet obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed our series of patients who underwent stenting for malignant upper gastrointestinal obstruction between March 1998 and December 1999. From January 2000 data have been acquired prospectively. Our(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and role of prophylactic administration of magnesium in preventing arrhythmias. METHOD This double blind randomized placebo controlled clinical trial was conducted at Aga Khan University Hospital on coronary artery bypass surgery patients. All patients were connected to holter monitor before induction of anaesthesia and(More)
OBJECTIVE To correlate the APACHE-II score system with mortality and length of stay in ICU. STUDY DESIGN Cohort study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, from May 2005 to May 2006. METHODOLOGY All adult patients who were admitted in the ICU were included. APACHE-II score was(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the haemodynamic response to tracheal intubation using either direct larygoscopy or Intubating Laryngeal Mask Airway. METHODS This was a prospective randomized controlled trial. One hundred adult ASA-I and ASA-II patients coming to the Anaesthesia Department of Aga Khan University Hospital were randomly divided into two groups. In(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the factors that prolong the length of stay inthe post anaesthesia care unit (PACU). METHODS This audit was conducted in the PACU of a university hospital. A special form was designed and filled for those patients who stayed unplanned in the PACU for more than two hours. All patients who were admitted to the PACU after surgery were(More)
A fifty seven years old female patient came to operating room for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. After induction, invasive monitoring lines were placed. Pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) floated after three attempts and it was wedged at 60cm. Intra operative course was smooth and patient transferred to cardiac intensive care unit (CICU).(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe if phenylephrine mixed with propofol can attenuate hypotensive effects of propofol during induction of anaesthesia. METHODS A total number of 135 adult ASA-I and ASA-II patients were divided into three groups. (Group A, B and C). All patients were induced with propofol 2.5 mg per kg. In Group A (control group) patients received(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the anatomical variations of the internal jugular vein (IJV) in Pakistani adult population with the help of Site Rite II ultrasound machine. MATERIAL AND METHOD The right IJV relation to the carotid artery was visualized at four different landmarks (angle of the mandible, thyroid cartilage, cricoid cartilage, and the supraclavicular(More)
Appropriate airway management is an essential part of anaesthesiologist's role. Extrinsic airway compression by rapidly growing mediastinal masses represents a therapeutic challenge to anaesthesiologists. We report a case of successful airway management in a patient with obstructed airway. The patient was a middle aged female who presented with severe(More)