Ritwik Kejriwal

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BACKGROUND Medical graduate interest in surgery has declined and medical students are less capable in anatomy than they once were. Declining interest in surgery is because of factors, including growing number of women entering medical school. There has been less emphasis in teaching anatomy at various medical schools in recent years. The aim of this study(More)
The objective of this paper is to characterise the frequency of different surgical techniques for targeting the lateral ventricle in shunt surgery and the attitudes of Australasian neurosurgeons and advanced neurosurgical trainees to stereotactic adjuncts. Secondarily, we aim to learn from and collate the practical experiences of neurosurgeons for those(More)
AIM The presence of a trauma system has been associated with improved outcomes in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) by speeding up transfers to a neurosurgical centre. Improved outcomes are associated with time to neurosurgical intervention for those with significant extradural and subdural haemorrhages of less than 4 hours. To compare the outcomes(More)
BACKGROUND Prior to cholecystectomy it is important to assess the common duct for choledocholithiasis. Given that a proportion of common duct stones will pass without incident and that methods of removal of these stones are potentially morbid, it would be very useful to have a test that identified only those stones that need intervention. The present study(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal site for local anesthetic placement during ultrasound-guided infraclavicular block remains controversial. METHODS Patients were randomized to receive lidocaine 2% 30 mL as a single injection posterior to the axillary artery (n = 51) or a triple injection ideally adjacent to each brachial plexus cord (n = 49). Pinprick sensory and(More)
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AIMS To determine the proportion of senior medical students who are surgically inclined and to assess whether gender differences exist in surgical inclination. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. Twenty-five point questionnaire. Likert scale response ranking. SETTING University of Auckland Medical School, New Zealand. PARTICIPANTS 218 surveys were(More)
BACKGROUND Plain radiographs still play a role in management of extraarticular scapular neck fractures. Glenopolar angle (GPA) is one of the radiograph measurements that is used to determine the necessity for surgery. Our aim was to establish reliability of GPA on plain radiograph in patients with extraarticular scapular neck fractures. METHODS We(More)
AIMS To compare waiting times for inpatient cardiac catheterisation between a hospital with on-site cardiac catheterisation facility (Auckland City Hospital, ACH) and one of its referring hospitals (North Shore Hospital, NSH). METHODS Patients were included if they were admitted ACH or NSH with a myocardial infarction, and subsequently underwent inpatient(More)
This open‐access article is published and distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution ‐ NonCommercial ‐ No Derivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by‐nc‐nd/3.0/), which permits the noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction of the article in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. You may not alter,(More)