Miami Abdul Hassan

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BACKGROUND Thyroidectomy for a large goitre carries a relatively high risk of postoperative respiratory obstruction which may necessitate tracheostomy. METHODS One hundred and three patients with a large goitre who underwent thyroidectomy were studied prospectively. The presence or absence of six preoperative predictive factors for the development of(More)
The histamine-infusion test was conducted in 50 subjects with a modification that allowed the completeness of recovery of the maximal gastric secretion to be assessed. The effects of the exact position of the tube and the position of the subject on the completeness of recovery were investigated. A simple water-recovery test was found to be as reliable as(More)
One hundred and thirteen patients with haematemesis secondary to bilharzial hepatic fibrosis had splenectomy and vasoligation. There were 6 deaths in the immediate and 28 in the late postoperative period. The commonest cause of death was recurrent haematemesis followed by hepatic failure. Transient jaundice, ascites and infection were common in the(More)
In a field study of two villages in the Gezira, an area of the Sudan endemic for Schistosoma mansoni, liver ultrasonography was used to detect subjects with Symmers' hepatic periportal fibrosis, some of whom underwent oesophagoscopy to detect oesophageal varices. The prevalence of oesophageal varices in subjects undergoing oesophagoscopy was 54 per cent and(More)
The pattern of postoperative pyrexia in Khartoum was prospectively studied in 260 patients who underwent a variety of surgical operations. Ninety four patients (36.1%) developed postoperative pyrexia. The commonest causes of pyrexia encountered were wound sepsis (10%), malaria (9.6%) and respiratory tract infection (7.3%). Less frequent causes were urinary(More)