Pradeep K. Chowbey

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Asian Indians exhibit unique features of obesity; excess body fat, abdominal adiposity, increased subcutaneous and intra-abdominal fat, and deposition of fat in ectopic sites (liver, muscle, etc.). Obesity is a major driver for the widely prevalent metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in Asian Indians in India and those residing in other(More)
Guidelines are increasingly determining the decision process in day-to-day clinical work. Guidelines describe the current best possible standard in diagnostics and therapy. They should be developed by an international panel of experts, whereby alongside individual experience, above all, the results of comparative studies are decisive. According to the(More)
The purported advantage of lightweight large-pore meshes is improved biocompatibility that translates into lesser postoperative pain and earlier rehabilitation. However, there are concerns of increased hernia recurrence rate. We undertook a prospective randomized clinical trial to compare early and late outcome measures with the use of a lightweight(More)
Guidelines are the bridge between science and clinical practice [1]. Science is a dynamic process and it is continuously evolving. Consequently, there is a continual development of new insights necessitation updates of existing guidelines. For this update, the authors concentrated on studies with level of 1 and 2 evidence. All references are marked with the(More)
Laparoscopic technique is now well established for ventral/incisional hernia repair. However several issues such as optimal fixation technique, occult hernias, management of inadvertent enterotomies, postoperative seromas and recurrence require appraisal. A single centre retrospective review of 1,242 patients between January 1992 and June 2005 is described.(More)
PURPOSE A retrospective study was carried out of patients who underwent laparoscopic ventral abdominal wall hernia repair (excluding groin hernias) between January 1994 and January 1999. PATIENTS AND METHODS Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair was performed on 202 patients for defects ranging from 1.5 cm to 12 cm in diameter. Of these, 35 patients had(More)
Suprapubic hernias are considered difficult to repair laparoscopically due to deficient posterior rectus sheath and proximity to important neurovascular structures and the urinary bladder. We retrospectively reviewed 72 patients (18 males, 54 females) who, between 1998 and 2008, had undergone laparoscopic repair for suprapubic hernial defects located less(More)
BACKGROUND Cholecystoenteric fistulas are a rare complication of gallstone disease and affect 3-5% of patients with cholelithiasis. Most fistulas are diagnosed intraoperatively. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January 1997 and June 2003, 12428 patients underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy at our department. Cholecystoenteric fistula was diagnosed(More)
Search terms: ‘‘Incisional Hernia,’’ ‘‘Ventral Hernia,’’ ‘‘Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair,’’ ‘‘Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair,’’ ‘‘Hernia Repair and Meshes,’’ ‘‘Meshes,’’ ‘‘Mesh Repair,’’ ‘‘Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair and Meshes,’’ ‘‘Incisional Hernia Repair and Meshes.’’ A systematic search of the available literature was performed in(More)