Hoosen M Cassimjee

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OBJECTIVE To audit the performance of a new level I trauma unit and trauma intensive care unit. METHODS Data on patients admitted to the level I trauma unit and trauma intensive care unit at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Durban, from March 2007 to December 2008 were retrieved from the hospital informatics system and an independent database in(More)
OBJECTIVE Horner syndrome after sympathectomy has significantly decreased in current surgical practice. This is predominantly due to refinements in operative techniques, and an improved understanding of the patterns of sympathetic outflow pathways. We present a review of our experience with this disconcerting complication of sympathectomy when undertaken(More)
BACKGROUND Haemorrhagic shock is the leading cause of preventable early deaths from trauma. Acute coagulopathy on admission to a trauma unit is associated with worse outcomes. The relationship of haemorrhage to early mortality remains consistent regardless of mechanism of injury. Haemorrhage and haemorrhagic shock are increasingly amenable to interventions(More)
56 Despite the great advances in the management of highoutput enterocutaneous fistulas (HOECFs), this condition remains a challenge for surgeons in both the developing and developed worlds. Since the early 1960s, nutritional support has been the mainstay of management that expedites the spontaneous healing of the fistula or, if healing does not occur,(More)
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