Rajan Ravindran

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OBJECTIVE Gallstone ileus is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction affecting mainly the elderly. This study aimed to analyze the surgical treatments and outcome of the disease. METHODS We present a retrospective study of 13 patients diagnosed with gallstone ileus from January 2000 to December 2005 in our hospital and a review of the published literature.(More)
Coverage analysis measures how much of the target code is run during a test and is a useful mechanism for evaluating the effectiveness of a system test or benchmark. In order to improve the quality of the Linux® kernel, we are utilizing GCOV, a test coverage program which is part of GNU CC, to show how much of the kernel code is being exercised by test(More)
Cholecystectomy is a common, safe procedure. This study aimed to determine whether a blood group and save approach still is required for primary cholecystectomy. A retrospective regional analysis of all cholecystectomy patients identified from pathology records between January 1998 and February 2005 was undertaken. The study excluded from further analysis(More)
BACKGROUND Recent trials have assessed the impact of elective nerve division on patient outcome after inguinal herniorrhaphy. The aim of this study was to establish UK surgical practice of handling of structures in the inguinal canal during herniorrhaphy. METHODS A cross-sectional survey of all Fellows (n = 1113) of the Association of Surgeons of Great(More)
Exploiting computation-communication overlap is a well- known requirement to speed up distributed applications. However, efforts till now use programmer expertise, rather than any automatic tool to do this. In our work we propose the use of an aggressive optimizing compiler (IBM's xl series) to automatically extract opportunities for computation(More)
Commercial Cache-Coherent Non-Uniform Memory Access (ccNUMA) systems often require extensive investments in hardware design and operating system support. A different approach to building these systems is to use Standard High Volume (SHV) hardware and stock software components as building blocks and assemble them together with minimal investments in hardware(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of a 'Hot Clinic' (HC) on emergency general surgery patient flow-through. DESIGN Prospective service evaluation study. SETTING HC is a four-bedded area coordinated by a specialist nurse. The HC consultant sees emergency patients referred from the emergency department, general practitioners or those in preceding 24 h(More)
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