Mirza Khurrum Baig

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BACKGROUND The problem of complete rectal prolapse is formidable, with no clear predominant treatment of choice. Surgical management is aimed at restoring physiology by correcting the prolapse and improving continence and constipation with acceptable mortality and recurrence rates. Abdominal procedures are ideal for young fit patients, whereas perineal(More)
OBJECTIVE To systematically analyze the trials on laparoscopic appendicectomy (LA) that has evaluated the effectiveness of endo-loop and/or endo-GIA (a linear stapling device) to secure the stump of the appendix. METHODS Clinical trials on LA were selected from the electronic database and analyzed to generate summative data. RESULTS Five randomized(More)
OBJECTIVE Proctocolectomy and ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA) has become the standard surgery for patients with mucosal ulcerative colitis (MUC). Although there is no absolute age limitation, there are concerns as to its use in elderly patients due to the risks of potential complications and poor function. The aim of this study was to assess the(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this article is to analyze laparoscopic versus open repair of incisional/ventral hernia (IVH). METHODS A systematic review of the literature was undertaken to analyze clinical trials on IVH. RESULTS Five randomized controlled trials involving a total of 366 patients were analyzed. There were 183 patients in each group. Open repair(More)
OBJECTIVE To systematically analyze the role of heated humidified carbon dioxide (CO2) in laparoscopy. METHODS Clinical trials on laparoscopic procedures using standard dry CO2 versus heated humidified CO2 for pneumoperitoneum were analyzed. RESULTS Ten randomized controlled trials on 565 patients were analyzed. In both the fixed and random effect(More)
BACKGROUND Narcotics are routinely used to decrease postoperative pain after laparotomy. But they are associated with unwarranted side effects. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of local perfusion of bupivacaine in decreasing narcotic consumption after midline laparotomy. STUDY DESIGN We performed a prospective, randomized, double(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to systematically analyze the randomized trials comparing tacker mesh fixation with glue mesh fixation (GMF) in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair (LIHR). METHODS Standard electronic database were searched to retrieve relevant randomized trials comparing tacker mesh fixation with GMF in LIHR, which were analyzed(More)
BACKGROUND Pouch-vaginal fistula (PVF) is a devastating complication after restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA). The aim of this study was to evaluate the surgical management of PVF. METHODS After Institutional Review Board approval, all patients treated for PVF between 1988 and 2003 were retrospectively reviewed. Success(More)
In regard to the causes of simple rectovaginal fistulas (RVF) we examined the methods of diagnosis and the efficacy and outcome of surgical procedures. The study included all of our patients diagnosed with simple RVF between December 1988 and July 1998 (n=19). Medical charts of these patients were reviewed regarding diagnostic investigations, operative(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to evaluate the impact of surgery-associated variables on recurrence rates after sigmoid resection for diverticulitis. METHODS Patients who underwent elective sigmoid resection for uncomplicated diverticulitis between 1992 and 2000 at two tertiary referral centers were followed up for recurrent disease as the primary end point.(More)