Naseem G Waraich

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BACKGROUND The role of androgen receptors (ARs) in tumorigenesis, including transcription of fibroblast growth factors (FGFs), is established in prostate cancer. This study examined the role of ARs and FGFs in oesophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), where tumour incidence in males is higher. METHODS AR gene expression was analysed using quantitative RT-PCR; AR,(More)
BACKGROUND Elevated pre-operative neutrophil: lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been identified as a predictor of survival in patients with hepatocellular and colorectal cancer. The aim of this study was to examine the prognostic value of an elevated preoperative NLR following resection for oesophageal cancer. METHODS Patients who underwent resection for(More)
Metastasis of primary endometrial adenocarcinoma to unusual sites has been occasionally reported. However, the authors believe this to be the first case report of metastasis to the appendix. This occurred more than 10 years after curative resection, and presented as sepsis with an intra-abdominal focus.
INTRODUCTION A proportion of patients do not get symptomatic relief after cholecystectomy because there is an overlap in the symptomology of biliary and gasroduodenal pathologies. In our unit all the patients are offered gastroscopy prior to Cholecystectomy. Aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of gastroscopy in all patients with upper abdominal(More)
BACKGROUND Distant metastasis from primary epithelial ovarian carcinoma is commonly found as nodal and intraperitoneal spread, spread via haematogenous routes or transcoelomic spread. Ovarian cancer presents in different ways, but common presentations include abdominal pain, distention or ascites due to metastatic involvement of peritoneal cavity. Most(More)
INTRODUCTION Use of electrocautery in oesophagectomy is standard; however, the introduction of the harmonic scalpel (HS) and its use has changed the methodology of oesophagectomy in recent years. We have assessed the efficiency of HS in oesophageal cancer surgery. The parameters studied were blood loss, transfusion rates, and postoperative complications. (More)
AIM The outcome of the treatment of oesophageal cancer remains poor despite improved treatment modalities and recurrence remains a major problem despite improved staging and treatment. The aim was to identify the independent risk factors responsible in the recurrence of oesophageal cancer. METHODS The patients who had elective oesophagectomy (n = 244)(More)
A middle-aged man was admitted to our hospital with abdominal pain and bleeding per rectum. Subsequent laparotomy indicated an established faecal peritonitis in relation to an anterior perforation of the upper rectum. He later volunteered that he had anal intercourse 2 days previously with a vibrator at an erotic party. His partner volunteered further(More)
Complications of laparoscopic adjustable gastric bands (LAGB) are well documented and may include migration, erosion, slippage, infection, pouch dilatation and, rarely, gastric perforation. We describe a rare case involving three such complications simultaneously, namely, gastric erosion, infection and migration through the pylorus-causing proximal jejunal(More)
INTRODUCTION Portal hypertension is an unusual complication of liver metastases, which is frequently occurring in malignant disease. Portal hypertension may cause oesophageal varices and also stoma varices (colostomy and ileostomy). Oesophageal varices and bleeding from these varices have been frequently reported in literature. Stomal varices have also been(More)