R. Visvanathan

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The prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection was determined in peptic ulcer patients, in non-ulcer dyspepsia (NUD) patients, and in the general adult population. The H. pylori infection rate ascertained by microbiologic examination of multiple gastric antral biopsy specimens was 50% (17 of 34) in duodenal ulcer (DU), 5% (1 of 22) in gastric ulcer, and 9%(More)
We assessed the relationship of certain clinical variables (including bradykinin [BK] release and dialysis membrane) to initial mean arterial pressure (MAP) reduction in 47 patients requiring continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) in an intensive care unit. The pretreatment MAP was 84 +/- 14 mm Hg for the group as a whole. The initial MAP reduction was(More)
The effect of surgery, and in particular, the relative effects of open and laparoscopic abdominal surgery on whole body bioelectrical impedance (BI) has been investigated. Repeated measurements of BI were performed over a 60 h period in 12 patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery (group A) and in 12 patients undergoing elective open abdominal surgery for(More)
One hundred and thirteen patients sustaining blunt abdominal trauma over a 24-month period were retrospectively divided into three groups to assess parameters of three diagnostic methods and the time-lapse before implementing surgical treatment. Diagnosis was based in group A patients (n = 20) on physical findings, plain radiology, and blood and urine(More)
Two patients, members of one family, with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome are described who underwent surgery for bowel obstruction. Both had multiple polyps in the gastrointestinal tract. Severe dysplasia and adenomatous change were present in two hamartomatous polyps adjacent to a stenosing colonic carcinoma in one patient and moderate dysplasia and adenomatous(More)
Type IVa choledochal cysts with cylindrical dilatation of the intrahepatic ducts constitute a relatively less recognized variety of choledochal cysts, and differ from cystic dilatation of intrahepatic ducts in their clinical manifestations and response to treatment. Five patients with type IVa choledochal cysts and cylindrical dilatation of major(More)
  • R Visvanathan
  • The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery
  • 1994
Sixty-nine severely head-injured patients treated by general surgeons over a 28 month period with admission Glasgow Coma Scale motor scores of 3 to 8 were reviewed retrospectively. Fifty-one patients were comatose on admission with periods from injury to admission exceeding 4 h in 34 patients who were referred from peripheral hospitals. Forty patients with(More)