Meghana J Pandit

Learn More
Variation in the practice of intrapartum and postpartum bladder care reported by 189 maternity units in England and Wales hospitals was evaluated by analysing the data obtained from a postal questionnaire completed by labour ward managers or heads of midwifery. The survey revealed that there was no consensus of opinion about the diagnostic criteria for(More)
Most breech babies at term are now delivered by caesarean section. Although external cephalic version reduces the number of term breech presentations, its uptake has not been as wide as is recommended by professional bodies. This may be because of fears over safety. Pooled safety data do exist, largely from case series. However, the possibility of reporting(More)
BACKGROUND External cephalic version (ECV) reduces the incidence of breech presentation at term and caesarean section for non-cephalic births. Tocolytics may improve success rates, but are time consuming, may cause side effects and have not been proven to alter caesarean section rates. The aim of this trial was to determine whether tocolysis should be used(More)
Non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis was found at autopsy in a 17 year old male patient of fibrolamellar type of hepatocellular carcinoma with pericardial metastases. This had resulted in multiple embolic cerebral infarcts with long standing hemiplegia and later death due to acute left ventricular failure.
PURPOSE This paper sets out to investigate whether demand for gynaecological theatre time could be described in terms of the time required to undertake elective operations booked for surgery, and so help match the capacity to this. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH A questionnaire assessed the estimates for total operation time for seven common operations, sent(More)
OBJECTIVE To set an international benchmark for monitoring morbidity after hysterectomy. METHODS In a retrospective, observational study, data were assessed from women who underwent abdominal, vaginal, or laparoscopic hysterectomy in three countries (Australia, England, and the USA) between 2008 and 2012. The main outcome measures were length of stay(More)
This case report highlights the need for detailed consideration of a patient's entire medical history before complex surgical management. This is a complex case of congenital urogenital anomaly that had obstetric complications. Our patient had a pelvic hematoma following a home birth, which was treated with pelvic artery embolization. We are fortunate to(More)
BACKGROUND In February 2010, the UK National Patient Safety Agency set a mandate that the World Health Organisation's Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC) should be completed for every surgical patient within the NHS in a bid to improve surgical safety. However since its introduction, there have been issues with checklist compliance, staff engagement and(More)
  • 1