Syed Sohail Ali

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the radiographic and functional results of the triple procedure (open reduction, femoral shortening and Salter's Osteotomy) in the treatment of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) disease in older children. METHODS This case-series comprising 23 patients (29 hips) underwent the triple procedure of open reduction, femoral(More)
OBJECTIVE To delineate clinical presentation and outcome of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) in terms of need for renal replacement therapy of kidney transplantation in Pakistani patients. METHODS Patients with ADPKD were identified using strict clinical criteria. Medical charts were evaluated retrospectively for initial presenting(More)
Ultrafiltration enhances volume removal and weight reduction vs diuretics. However, their differential impact on total body sodium, potassium, and magnesium has not been described. Fifteen patients with congestion despite diuretic therapy had urine electrolytes measured after a diuretic dose. Ultrafiltration was initiated and ultrafiltrate electrolytes were(More)
BACKGROUND Patient expectation survey at the Emergency Medical Services can improve patient satisfaction. A need was established to conduct such a survey in order to recommend its use as a quality improvement tool. METHODS The study was conducted on patients visiting the Emergency Medical Services, Aga Khan University, Karachi. A questionnaire was used to(More)
Advocates of routine histological examination of hernial sac recommend it for surgical quality assurance, to report injuries to the vas deferens, and to detect occult malignant and benign diseases such as tuberculosis. However, the value of this routine examination is debated in this era of cost containment in health care. We conducted a retrospective study(More)
To assess the prevalence of Legionnaires' disease, 115 patients with 'difficult-to-treat' chest infections were screened for Legionnella pneumophila. The results were positive in 10 (37%) of 27 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis, 15 (22%) of 68 with a recent onset acute respiratory infection, and 7 (35%) of 20 patients with history of a chronic(More)
OBJECTIVE Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is known to be different among people with different racial, geographical and socio-economic back grounds. Asia has diverse ethnic groups broadly, Orientals in the East and Southeast Asia, Indians in South Asia and Arabs in the Middle East. These regions differ significantly from the Caucasians with reference to(More)
BACKGROUND Ultrafiltration for decompensated heart failure has recently generated significant clinical interest with the development of a portable machine that does not require an intensive care or dialysis unit. This case series was designed to demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of performing large volume ultrafiltration via peripherally(More)