Jacob A. Akoh

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A worldwide shortage of cadaveric donors has led to the increased utilization of elderly living donors, with controversial results. In an attempt to assess the effect of donor age on graft survival and subsequent renal function, we analyzed our clinical results in 276 consecutive recipients of living related renal transplants spanning both the cyclosporine(More)
INTRODUCTION Spontaneous pneumoperitoneum describes free air within the peritoneal cavity in the absence of iatrogenic causes or a perforated viscus. This report describes a rare case in which despite raised inflammatory markers, a trial of conservative management proved adequate. CASE REPORT AM is a 36-year old woman who presented multiple times with(More)
INTRODUCTION The increasing frequency of use of CT in patients with acute abdomen is likely to improve the diagnosis of rarely occurring conditions/causes such as superior mesenteric vein thrombosis (MVT). Despite its severe consequences, MVT often presents with nonspecific clinical features. PRESENTATION OF CASE AD, a 64-year-old man was an emergency(More)
Background. Rupture of renal allograft is a rare and serious complication of transplantation that is usually attributed to acute rejection, acute tubular necrosis, or renal vein thrombosis. Case Presentation. LD, a 26-year-old male with established renal failure, underwent deceased donor transplantation using kidney from a 50-year-old donor with acute(More)
Background. The challenge in managing patients undergoing renal transplantation is how to achieve optimum levels of anticoagulation to avoid both clotting and postoperative bleeding. We report a rare case of severe postoperative retroperitoneal bleeding including psoas haematomata complicating renal transplantation. Case Report. SM, a 55-year-old female,(More)
Background. Patients presenting with superficial abscesses are often regarded as low priority and given a less efficient service. Aim. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficiency of emergency treatment of superficial abscesses and to identify areas for service improvement. Method. A retrospective case review of patients admitted to Derriford(More)
Appropriate management of appendix mass is based on an accurate diagnosis of the underlying pathology. This is a report of a complex patient presenting with an appendix mass, whose surgery was deferred due to severe co-morbidities and who later died from severe metastatic disease. A 65-year-old lady presented with right iliac fossa pain and a mass. She was(More)
Bowel infarction due to acute mesenteric ischaemia (AMI) is an abdominal emergency with a high mortality rate. We report a case of exaggerated septic response to a urinary tract infection mimicking AMI in an immunosuppressed diabetic patient. A 56-year-old female was found collapsed at home with a 24 hour history of diarrhoea, a central abdominal pain and a(More)
With the aid of a professional developer, the South West Transplant Centre designed and launched a website in September 2006 to provide patient friendly information in all aspects of renal transplantation and health professionals with transplant related e-book protocols alongside research materials, printable referral forms and statistical data including(More)
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