Muhammad Naghman Choudhry

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BACKGROUND The potential analgesic benefit of infiltration of the wounds and extraperitoneal space with local anesthetic in patients undergoing laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) repair of inguinal hernias remains unclear. METHODS Consenting adults scheduled to undergo laparoscopic TEP repair of unilateral inguinal hernias were recruited to this(More)
BACKGROUND Scoliosis refers to deviation of spine greater than 10 degrees in the coronal plane. Idiopathic Scoliosis is the most common spinal deformity that develops in otherwise healthy children. The sub types of scoliosis are based on the age of the child at presentation. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) by definition occurs in children over the age(More)
Background The position of the gastrocnemius tendon in relation to the leg length may be different in children with cerebral palsy as compared to normal children. The palpation of muscle bellies or previous experience of the operating surgeon is employed to place the surgical incision for lengthening of the gastrocnemius aponeurosis. Inaccurate localisation(More)
A 77-year-old man presented with small bowel obstruction secondary to a solitary metastasis 7 years following resection of gastric carcinoma. At laparotomy, there was no evidence of local recurrence of gastric carcinoma and the liver was also noted to be grossly normal. Further exploration revealed the presence of a small bowel tumour in the ileum causing(More)
Background Defects to the articular surface of the humeral head have been known to be associated with shoulder dislocation since the 19th century. It wasn't until 1934 that the first description of the ubiquitous compression fracture of the posterolateral humeral head that occurs with traumatic anterior instability appeared. From 1940, this defect became(More)
BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile is the most common infectious cause of colitis and has been increasingly diagnosed in hospitalized patients. The number of prescriptions for proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) has also increased significantly over time. Few studies have reported an association between C. difficile-associated disease (CDAD) and PPI use. AIM To(More)
BACKGROUND Acute appendicitis is the commonest surgical emergency, but its diagnosis can be elusive with a negative appendicectomy rate of 20%. The aims of this study were to investigate the potential value of the markers of acute inflammation, serum amyloid A (SAA), and serum procalcitonin (ProCT), in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in adults and to(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients with scapulothoracic syndrome present with pain in the scapulothoracic area aggravated by overhead and repetitive shoulder movements. The aim of our study was to assess the outcome of scapulothoracic arthroscopic treatment in patients with painful snapping scapula in our institution. METHODS Fourteen patients underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Parenterally administered steroids have been shown to affect the metabolism of glucose and to cause abnormal blood glucose levels in diabetic patients. These abnormal blood glucose levels in diabetic patients raise concerns that intra-articular steroid injections also may affect blood glucose levels. We performed a systematic review of studies(More)
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