Reju Joseph Thomas

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Periodontitis is becoming a highly prevalent disease worldwide. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder that is characterized by repeated disruptions in breathing during sleep, and mouth breathing is a common characteristic among patients with OSA. We aimed to assess the hypothesis that OSA is associated with the onset(More)
Cervicovaginal atresia is a rare Mullerian anomaly. The management of cervicovaginal atresia has evolved from historical recommendations of hysterectomy to various reconstructive procedures more recently. The latter carries a risk of significant morbidity and unknown fertility. We present our experience in the management of this complex anomaly. Twenty(More)
Absence of a vagina owing to congenital Mullerian defects or other acquired causes requires reconstruction of the female genital passage. We present our experience using various bowel segments. Bowel vaginoplasty was performed in 55 patients from January 2004 through May 2014 for cervicovaginal atresia (20), Mayer–Rokitansky–Küster–Hauser (MRKH) syndrome(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM It is difficult to suture an extremely thin and billowed up congenital eventration of the diaphragm thoracoscopically, without insufflation. MATERIALS AND METHODS The authors describe their technique using an intestinal clamp to control the redundant tissue and a feeding tube as a flexible knot pusher, to perform the thoracoscopic(More)
Unilateral lung hypoplasia or agenesis can be asymptomatic or␣present with recurrent respiratory symptoms. The latter may be amenable to surgical treatment in␣selected cases. Of four children in this report, two are being managed without surgery. A third was relieved of his symptoms by pneumonectomy. The fourth presented with acute foreign-body inhalation(More)
Seven children with achalasia cardia, six of them infants, were seen over a 10-year period. In infantile achalasia, respiratory symptoms predominate and vomiting may easily be mistaken for gastroesophageal reflux (GER). Vomiting of uncurdled milk is characteristic of achalasia. Six children underwent esophagocardiomyotomy with good results in five. The(More)
An undescended testis may be associated with abnormal testicular development and function. A number of testes that are undescended at birth have been observed to descend spontaneously. The goal of orchidopexy remains to place those testes in the scrotum that would not have descended spontaneously. How long should the surgeon wait for spontaneous descent? By(More)
INTRODUCTION Bladder augmentation (BA) has been used for various congenital and acquired conditions to create a low pressure, continent catheterizable reservoir. The prevalence of calculi within the BA have been reported to be from 3 to 52.5%. The present study reports the prevalence and risk factors of bladder calculi in patients with BA. MATERIAL AND(More)