Khaja Moinuddeen

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BACKGROUND Opinion differs as to whether anticoagulation is beneficial in preventing ischemic stroke in the early postoperative period after biological aortic valve replacement (AVR). The purpose of this study was to determine whether early anticoagulation with heparin and warfarin confers any significant advantage for patients undergoing such replacement.(More)
Lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum is an uncommon entity that usually occurs in elderly patients. We report a patient who presented with atrial fibrillation, congestive cardiac failure and a large intracavitary mass in the right atrium on echocardiography. He underwent successful resection of the mass with septal reconstruction. Pathology was(More)
We describe a patient who presented with a left lower lobe lung lesion suspicious for cancer with possible hilar involvement. Intraoperatively, we found a primary left phrenic nerve tumor, diaphragmatic eventration, and left lower lobe atelectasis. He was successfully treated with total excision of the tumor and plication of the diaphragm. Histopathology(More)
Chronic radiation proctitis is an uncommon and serious complication of radiotherapy for pelvic malignancies. It has been suggested that fecal stream diversion decreases bowel irritation, resulting in decreased rectal bleeding. We report on the outcome of patients after a diverting loop colostomy for the treatment of severe radiation proctitis. All(More)
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