Sanjay Chaudhri

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PURPOSE Conventional practice in colorectal surgery involves stoma education being imparted postoperatively. Proficiency in stoma management often delays patients' discharge following colorectal surgery. The aim of this randomized, controlled trial was to compare preoperative intensive, community-based stoma education with conventional postoperative stoma(More)
Sixty patients premedicated with temazepam were allocated randomly to receive an infusion of propofol designed to achieve and maintain a target blood concentration of 3, 4 or 5 micrograms.ml-1. Induction time was measured from the start of infusion to loss of verbal contact. The success rate of inducing anaesthesia within 3 min of achieving the target(More)
Abstract Objectives The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of Direct access colonoscopy (DAC) vs outpatient appointments for two-week rule colorectal cancer referrals and to evaluate the satisfaction of patients referred through these routes. Patients and methods Data were collected prospectively from January 2003 to December 2003 on(More)
AIM Recent advances in surgery have focused on peri-operative care and interventions to improve outcome following surgery. Psychological preparation has a positive impact on recovery and incorporates a range of strategies with dissemination of information as one of the key elements. Information can be given verbally, through printed information or through(More)
Forty patients who had undergone coronary artery graft surgery and who required vasodilator therapy for postoperative hypertension were given infusions of either propofol (2,6,di-isopropylphenol) or midazolam, together with an infusion of morphine for analgesia while ventilation was controlled artificially. Sodium nitroprusside was administered to patients(More)
PURPOSE The need for monitoring postoperative urine output and the possibility of lower urinary tract dysfunction following colorectal surgery necessitates temporary urinary drainage. Current practice assumes recovery of lower urinary tract function to coincide with successful micturition after removal of urethral catheter. The aim of this study was to(More)
The management of colorectal cancer in the elderly presents unique challenges. The objective of this study was to determine outcomes following curative colorectal resection in patients aged 80 years and older. Study design is retrospective. Data were extracted from the university hospital database and medical records of patients aged 80 years and older(More)
Extra-levator abdominal perineal excision of rectum (eLAPE) for low rectal tumours is associated with a lower incidence of circumferential resection involvement. However, there is no consensus on the ideal technique for perineal reconstruction following eLAPE. We thereby conducted a 5-year review of perineal closure outcomes following eLAPE. A systematic(More)
Posterior transversus abdominis plane blocks have been reported to be an effective method of providing analgesia after lower abdominal surgery. We compared the efficacy of a novel technique of providing continuous transversus abdominis plane analgesia with epidural analgesia in patients on an enhanced recovery programme following laparoscopic colorectal(More)