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OBJECTIVE To report our experience of using laparoscopy for the accurate location and simultaneous removal of small dysplastic kidneys with ectopic ureteric insertion causing urinary incontinence and that were not detected by conventional imaging modalities. PATIENTS AND METHODS Seven girls (mean age 7.9 years, range 3.5-13) presented with urinary leakage(More)
The authors report on 37 infants with infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis who underwent successful laparoscopic pyloromyotomy. The average age was 6 weeks and average weight was 4.5 kg. Three 4-mm ports were used in each procedure. The average operating time was 29 minutes (range, 7 to 60 minutes). Feeding was begun an average of 5.2 hours (range, 3 to(More)
BACKGROUND The USCOM ultrasonic cardiac output monitor (USCOM Pty Ltd, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia) is a non-invasive device that determines cardiac output by continuous-wave Doppler ultrasound. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of the USCOM device compared with the thermodilution technique in intensive care patients who had just(More)
Type I choledochal cyst is a rare saccular or fusiform congenital dilatation of the extrahepatic biliary tract. It is usually treated by laparotomy at which the cyst is completely excised and a Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy is performed to establish biliary enteric drainage. We report the laparoscopic excision and hepaticoduodenostomy of type I choledochal(More)
PURPOSE The feasibility and results of laparoscopic Anderson-Hynes dismembered pyeloplasty in children were evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS All laparoscopic Anderson-Hynes pyeloplasties performed by the author were retrospectively reviewed. A total of 18 children 3 months to 15 years old (mean age 17 months) with proved ureteropelvic junction obstruction(More)
An ideal anaesthetic for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) should have rapid onset and offset with no effect on seizure duration, and provide cardiovascular stability during the procedure. Propofol is commonly used, even though it has been shown to shorten seizure duration which might affect the efficacy of ECT Etomidate has been advocated as an alternative.(More)
Renal nephrostomy track dilatation is an integral part of percutaneous renal surgery. The traditional method has employed sequential dilators of increasing size, or balloon dilatation. This study used a canine model to investigate the effects of single-increment renal track dilatation to 24 F and compares it with the conventional techniques.(More)
BACKGROUND Octyl cyanoacrylate has been used for many years for simple skin closure, but its use in hypospadias repair and as a urethral stent fixator has not been previously reported. We report our experience. METHOD A retrospective study was performed of all children undergoing hypospadias surgery from July 2007 to July 2011. Octyl cyanoacrylate was(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the technique of laparoscopic pyeloplasty in children with pelvi-ureteric junction (PUJ) obstruction. PATIENTS AND METHODS Six children, aged between 2.5 and 15 years, were treated by laparoscopic pyeloplasty in a prospective study. The outcome was assessed by post-operative isotopic renography. Four of the children underwent a(More)
When chronically silenced, cortical and hippocampal neurons homeostatically upregulate excitatory synaptic function. However, the subcellular position of such changes on the dendritic tree is not clear. We exploited the cable-filtering properties of dendrites to derive a parameter, the dendritic filtering index (DFI), to map the spatial distribution of(More)