Nagarajan Pranesh

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INTRODUCTION Polymyalgia rheumatica is an increasingly common disease in older people, which gives rise to arthralgia and is mainly treated with corticosteroids. Patients in this age group also have a higher incidence of other co-morbidities including colonic pathology. Corticosteroid usage may mask signs of sepsis or complications secondary to(More)
n 86 year old women presented with a day's history of sudden onset colicky central abdominal pain associated with several episodes of vomiting, some abdominal distension, and an episode of loose stools. She also gave a week's history of dysuria and increased frequency of micturition. Her bowels were previously regular and normal with no history of rectal(More)
BACKGROUND The construct validity of fresh human cadaver as a training tool has not been established previously. The aims of this study were to investigate the construct validity of fresh frozen human cadaver as a method of training in minimal access surgery and determine if novices can be rapidly trained using this model to a safe level of performance. (More)
BACKGROUND Serosal appendicitis is a histopathological diagnosis of an inflammatory reaction on the surface of the appendix caused by an extra appendiceal source of inflammation. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS A retrospective review of a pathology database in a district general hospital identified patients with serosal appendicitis and a preoperative diagnosis of(More)
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