Ramesh Rajagopal

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BACKGROUND Current interventions for haemorrhoidal disease include traditional haemorrhoidectomy (TH) and stapled haemorrhoidopexy (SH) surgery. However, uncertainty remains as to how they compare from a clinical, quality of life (QoL) and economic perspective. The study is therefore designed to determine whether SH is more effective and more(More)
BACKGROUND Incisional hernias are common complications of midline closure following abdominal surgery and cause significant morbidity, impaired quality of life and increased health care costs. The 'Hughes Repair' combines a standard mass closure with a series of horizontal and two vertical mattress sutures within a single suture. This theoretically(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe a new technique for suprapubic urinary catheterisation that can be used in selected patients with high anaesthetic risk, and previous lower abdominal surgery and bowel adhesions. PATIENT AND METHODS In a 33-year-old woman, laparoscopic guidance with cystoscopic vision was used to ensure the safe passage of a suprapubic catheter. (More)
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