Manaf Khatib

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INTRODUCTION Plastic surgery teaching has a limited role in the undergraduate curriculum. We held a 1-day national course in plastic surgery for undergraduates. Our aim was to introduce delegates to plastic surgery and teach basic plastic surgical skills. We assessed change in perceptions of plastic surgery and change in confidence in basic plastic surgical(More)
A 25-year-old man presented with a lump in the supraclavicular fossa. Subsequent investigations showed that the patient had a giant intrathoracic lipoma that has caused the deviation of his trachea to the left and had encased his great vessels. Multidisciplinary discussions concluded that tracheal stenting was most suitable for the patient. We describe(More)
The aim of this article was to investigate the psychological and socioeconomic ramifications of Khat on its users and their communities. A thorough literature review was undertaken and a questionnaire was distributed among a Somali community in South London. From the 62 individuals surveyed, 79% were born in Somalia and 15% in the United Kingdom.(More)
Perianal Paget's disease (PPD) is part of the spectrum of pagetoid skin lesions occurring outside the region of the nipple/areolar complex that are collectively referred to as extramammary Paget's disease (EMPD). However, unlike Paget's disease of the breast, which in the vast majority of cases is invariably associated with an underlying ductal carcinoma,(More)
BACKGROUND The inability to smile stands out as a notable difficulty for individuals with facial nerve palsies; a problem that facial reanimation surgery aims to rectify. However, smile reconstruction currently lacks quantitative data by which to objectively measure outcomes. This study aims to identify the relative importance of different oral muscles in(More)
Aims. The introduction of laser Doppler (LD) techniques to assess burn depth has revolutionized the treatment of burns of indeterminate depth. This paper will systematically review studies related to these two techniques and trace their evolution. At the same time we hope to highlight current controversies and areas where further research is necessary with(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical simulation has benefited from a surge in interest over the last decade as a result of the increasing need for a change in the traditional apprentice model of teaching surgery. However, despite the recent interest in surgical simulation as an adjunct to surgical training, most of the literature focuses on laparoscopic, endovascular, and(More)
BACKGROUND A hernia repair open surgical simulation computer software was developed at Imperial College London. A randomized controlled educational trial was conducted to investigate the benefit of the simulation on the development of procedural knowledge. METHODS Medical students in their clinical years were invited to participate in the trial. Students(More)
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