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BACKGROUND Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy originally a minimal invasive surgical technique involving less hospital stay less economical burden decreased post op complication and early mobility. The objective was to analyse data of patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy at a surgical setup. METHODS This study was conducted at the Department of(More)
BACKGROUND Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) is a simple, quick and inexpensive method that is used to sample superficial masses like those found in the neck and is usually performed in the outpatient clinic. It causes minimal trauma to the patient and carries virtually no risk of complications. Masses located within the region of the head and neck,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the outcome of tetanus in neonates treated with intrathecal tetanus immunoglobulin in terms of mortality and hospital stay. STUDY DESIGN Experimental study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY Paediatric Unit I, Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur, from April 2004 to December 2007. METHODOLOGY Seventy neonates with diagnosis of(More)
BACKGROUND Carcinoma breast is the commonest malignancy of females all over the world and second leading cause of death due to cancer among females. In Pakistan it is more common at a young age contrary to the West where it is more common in old age (after 60 years). The objectives of this cross sectional study were to determine the frequency of HER-2/neu(More)
BACKGROUND Purpose of this study was to find coverage of vaccines in EPI and compare the factors related to vaccine failure or missed vaccination in urban and rural areas of Peshawar. METHODS This cross-sectional survey was conducted in Urban and rural of Peshawar from 20th to 31st of June 2010. A questionnaire was used to interview parents of 548(More)
BACKGROUND Poliomyelitis mainly affects children under five years of age. Pakistan is one of the few countries where wild polio is still endemic. The purpose of this study was to find out the coverage rate and factors associated with the failure of OPV in urban and rural areas of Peshawar. METHODS This cross-sectional study was conducted in Peshawar. Data(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the current procedures in practice and visual outcome following a cataract surgery. METHODS The study was conducted from January 7 to April 7, 2011 in the Eye Unit of the Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, involving 181 patients. Basic demographics of the patients as well as the type of cataract surgery were noted. Risk factors like(More)
BACKGROUND Pakistan has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, with widely prevalent maternal and neonatal tetanus. The purpose of this study was to estimate the coverage and determine the factors associated with tetanus toxoid vaccination status among females of reproductive age in Peshawar. METHODS A Cross-sectional study was(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety of single stage resection and primary anastomosis (RPA) in cases of viable sigmoid volvulus, in terms of anastomotic healing and complications. STUDY DESIGN Observational study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY Surgical Unit, Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC), Postgraduate Medical Institute, Peshawar, from November 2006 to(More)
Hepatitis B is a major burden in Pakistan. A cross-sectional study was conducted in Peshawar, from 9th June to 19th June 2010. Cluster random sampling was done. Confidence level of 95% and confidence interval of 5 was used to derive sample size. Parents of 506 children were asked about their hepatitis B immunization status who were aged 4 years or under.(More)