Samuel Gepi-Attee

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BACKGROUND Open prostatectomy for benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) is widely practiced in Ghana and Africa. Some of the reasons include lack of expertise and facilities for Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) and digital rectal examination assessment of prostates as greater than 50 grams. OBJECTIVES To assess the prostate volumes of patients(More)
Background. There is a lack of expertise in the procedure of open radical retropubic prostatectomy in West Africa therefore necessitating the training of urologists in the subregion in this procedure. Aim. This report looks at the early outcomes of a single surgeon in this procedure after an SIU fellowship. Methodology. A prospective study of the initial(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to determine the factors responsible for peri-operative blood transfusion in a contemporary series of open prostatectomy for benign prostate hyperplasia and thus offer a guide for blood product management for the procedure. METHODS This was a prospective study of 200 consecutive patients who underwent open(More)
The objective of this study was to analyze nephrectomies performed in adults over a 12-year period at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra and to compare our findings with reports from other institutions. In this retrospective study, medical records of 97 consecutive adult patients who underwent nephrectomy from January 2000 to December 2011 were reviewed.(More)
treatment, the underlying cause, associated medical conditions and drug history were noted. Investigations which were undertaken to confirm the category of impotence were also noted. The detail of the surgical procedure including type of incision, the type of prosthesis, the immediate postoperative result and complications were assessed. Finally the overall(More)
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