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OBJECTIVE To compare the frequencies of surgical site infections (SSI) in ASA class-I (American Society of Anaesthesiologists-I) with ASA class II-III and CCI-0 (Charlson Co-morbidity Index-0) with CCI 1-6 in clean (C) and clean contaminated (CC) surgeries. STUDY DESIGN Analytical study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY This study was conducted in a General(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The aim of the study was to compare laparoscopic and open appendectomy (OA) in terms of primary outcome measures. STUDY DESIGN A randomized controlled trial. Place and duration of the study: Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan, February 2008 to December 2009. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 160 patients were divided into two(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical site infections (SSI) are among the most common complications in surgical patients and have serious consequences for outcomes and costs. This study aimed to determine the rates and risk factors affecting surgical site infections and their incidence at Surgical 'C' Unit, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan. The study was(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of our study was to determine the effect of sex on the outcome of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in terms of operative time, conversion to open cholecystectomy, postoperative complications and mean hospital stay. METHODS In this retrospective observational study, we analyzed the medical records of 2061 patients who underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the outcome of laparoscopic management of hepatic hydatid disease in terms of complications. STUDY DESIGN Case series. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY Surgical C Unit, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar, from February 2007 to March 2010. METHODOLOGY All patients with 3 or less hepatic hydatid cysts who underwent laparoscopic(More)
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