Rustom Pervez Manecksha

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the changing pattern of antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli urinary tract infection over an eleven year period, and to determine whether E. coli antibiotic resistance rates vary depending on whether the UTI represents a nosocomial, community acquired or urology patient specific infection. PATIENT AND METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND Botulinum toxin A is effective for treatment of idiopathic detrusor overactivity (IDO). The trigone is generally spared because of the theoretical risk of vesicoureteric reflux (VUR), although studies assessing injection sites are lacking. OBJECTIVE Evaluate efficacy and safety of trigone-including versus trigone-sparing intradetrusor(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the success rate of electroejaculatory stimulation in patients with acquired spinal injuries in a single Irish institution. The use of electroejaculatory stimulation is of benefit in patients with spinal cord injury who wish to have children. METHODS A retrospective review of the Hospital In-Patient Enquiry scheme database and the(More)
We aimed to compare infection rates for two 3-day antibiotic prophylaxis regimens for transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy (TRUSgbp) and demonstrate local microbiological trends. In 2008, 558 men and, in 2009, 625 men had TRUSgpb. Regimen 1 (2008) comprised 400 mg Ofloxacin immediately before biopsy and 200 mg 12-hourly for 3 days. Regimen 2 (2009)(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between extravesical (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) avid lesions on FDG-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and mortality in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer. METHODS An international, bi-institutional cohort study of 211 patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Knowledge of local antimicrobial resistance patterns is essential for evidence-based empirical antibiotic prescribing, and a cutoff point of 20% has been suggested as the level of resistance at which an agent should no longer be used empirically. We sought to identify the changing incidence of causative uropathogens over an 11-year period. We(More)
Non-attendance at outpatient clinics is a common occurrence and impacts significantly on the efficiency of clinical departments. High rates of non-attendance result in under utilisation of medical, nursing and administrative resources and are estimated to cost the United Kingdom National Health Service about£20-£65 per incident 1 . It also has a negative(More)
AIMS To determine the rate of detection of the sentinel node using both blue dye and radioisotope, and the accuracy with which the sentinel node histology reflects the nodal status of the axilla in a series of patients with clinically node-negative breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS During a 32-month period from May 1998 to December 2000, 73 patients(More)