Intezar Ahmad

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PURPOSE Peritoneal drainage (PD) constitutes a definitive therapy for a subset of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants with spontaneous intestinal perforation (SIP). We investigated the factors which may differentiate these patients from those who require a laparotomy (LAP) after initial PD. METHODS A retrospective chart review of all ELBW infants(More)
A study was carried out on eight to 11 year old schoolgirls to assess the prevalence of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and to study the impact of iron supplementation on the biochemical indices of iron status. The children were characterized iron deficient anemic if their serum ferritin levels (SF) were <= 12 ng/ml and hemoglobin (Hb) < 12 g/dl or hematocrit(More)
BACKGROUND The aim was to review a consecutive series of patients treated with laparoscopic abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. These patients were compared with patients having elective open AAA repair. METHODS Demographic and operative details were collected prospectively and outcomes recorded for all patients undergoing laparoscopic or open AAA(More)
The Hirschsprung’s disease (HD) is characterized by absence of ganglion cells in the Myentric and Meissners plexus’ with nerve bundle hyperplasia [1,2]. The surgery for HD is changed from multistage surgery to single stage. Further, till date the superiority of either Duhamel, Swenson or soave procedure is comparable. It is unclear if one of these(More)
Rectal prolapse is common in infants and children. It should initially be managed conservatively, as prolapse often resolves with the growth of the child. We encountered an 8-month-old infant with complete rectal prolapse associated with pararectal herniation of ileum between the 2 walls of the prolapsed rectum. This rare event led to strangulation of the(More)