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Assessment of awareness for those with disorders of consciousness is a challenging undertaking, due to the complex presentation of the population. Debate surrounds whether behavioral assessments provide greatest accuracy in diagnosis compared to neuro-imaging methods, and despite developments in both, misdiagnosis rates remain high. Music therapy may be(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative infectious complications in patients undergoing pancreatic surgery are a significant cause for morbidity and mortality. Although synbiotics have beneficial effects on human health, their clinical value in surgical patients remains unclear given a paucity of applicable clinical studies. AIM To determine the impact of perioperative(More)
INTRODUCTION Differentiating inflammatory from malignant head mass in the background of chronic calcific pancreatitis (CCP) is difficult, and there is no investigation which can reliably solve this dilemma. An accurate diagnosis is crucial as the treatment is different for the two cases and a failure to identify malignancy before surgery can be disastrous.(More)
Introduction and Objective. Biliary cystadenoma is a rare benign neoplasm of the liver with less than 200 cases being reported allover the world. We report a series of 13 cases highlighting the radiological findings and problems related to its management. Materials and Methods. Records of thirteen patients who underwent surgery for biliary cystadenomas,(More)
INTRODUCTION Fast track programmes have been introduced in pancreatic surgery, but the data are sparse. The aim of this prospective study was to analyse the feasibility of implementing fast track rehabilitation protocol in PD with pancreaticogastrostomy, using historical control for comparison. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between April 2012 and December 2012,(More)
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) have been recognized as a biologically distinctive tumor type, different from smooth muscle and neural tumors of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). They constitute the majority of gastrointestinal mesenchymal tumors of the GIT and are known to be refractory to conventional chemotherapy or radiation. They are defined(More)
AIM To seek and analyze features suggestive of gallbladder cancer (GBC) on preoperative imaging and intraoperative findings in patients diagnosed as having incidental GBC (IGBC). METHODS The study was conducted on 79 patients of IGBC managed in our department over a 10-year period (2003-2012). Review of preoperative imaging and operative notes was done to(More)
AIM To prospectively analyse the clinical, biochemical and radiological characteristics of the mass lesions arising in a background of chronic calcific pancreatitis (CCP). METHODS Eighty three patients, who presented with chronic pancreatitis (CP) and a mass lesion in the head of pancreas between February 2005 and December 2011, were included in the(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE Surgery for necrotizing pancreatitis is associated with a high rate of morbidity and mortality. We present a series of 26 patients who underwent video-assisted translumbar retroperitoneal necrosectomy and analyse their outcomes. METHODS Records of 26 patients who underwent video-assisted translumbar retroperitoneal necrosectomy(More)
Background. Hemosuccus pancreaticus (HP) is a very rare and obscure cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Due to its rarity, the diagnostic and therapeutic strategy for the management of this potentially life threatening problem remains undefined. The objective of our study is to highlight the challenges in the diagnosis and management of HP and to(More)