Maheshwar Naidoo

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AIM To investigate the impact of pre and peri-operative renal impairment on outcome, and the need for renal replacement therapy, in a multicenter study of patients undergoing a variety of surgical and radiological arterial procedures. METHODS A six month prospective multi-centre study of 1,559 consecutive patients undergoing arterial interventions was(More)
The authors determined the cause of myelopathies in 33 HIV seropositive individuals in KwaZulu/Natal, South Africa. The main associations were with human T-cell lymphotrophic virus-I, tuberculosis, herpes zoster, and syphilis. A novel association with probable bilharziasis was noted. Only one case of vacuolar myelopathy was identified. Opportunistic(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic splenectomy has become the preferred method of splenectomy for refractory immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). We present our experience with the introduction of laparoscopic splenectomy for ITP. METHODS Over a 2-year period, retrospective and prospective data were collected on all patients undergoing laparoscopic splenectomy for(More)
BACKGROUND Snakebites can produce severe local and systemic septic complications as well as being associated with significant overall morbidity and even mortality. OBJECTIVE A prospective audit was undertaken to determine the bacterial causation of wound infection secondary to snakebite, and attempt to quantify the burden of disease. METHODS The audit(More)
In South Africa (SA), >4,000 women die annually of cervical cancer, a disease caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Infections caused by certain genotypes of HPV increase the risk of cervical cancer. HIV-infected women in particular are more likely to have persistent HPV infection, with higher-risk genotypes. In SA, two vaccines (HPV quadrivalent (types(More)
INTRODUCTION Interpersonal violence is an epidemic in South Africa and remains an under-reported and expensive burden on health resources. In most of the developing world there is little or no descriptive information about the expense of treating the consequences of interpersonal violence. OBJECTIVE To review the direct burden of interpersonal violence on(More)
Fulminant amoebic colitis is rare and has a high mortality. The role of surgery in the management of this condition is examined using examples from two cases presenting one year apart at Ngwelezane Hospital in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Both patients presented in an extremely unwell state with distended, peritonitic abdomens. Evidence from these cases(More)
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