Tafazul Majid

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AIM To evaluate the feasibility and safety of performing laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in non-teaching rural hospitals of a developing country without intra-operative cholangiography (IOC). To evaluate the possibility of reduction of costs and hospital stay for patients undergoing LC. METHODS A prospective analysis of patients with symptomatic benign(More)
This study evaluates the feasibility of performing laparoscopic cholecystectomy in order to reduce the expenditure in a 28-bed sub-district hospital in Kashmir, India. We report on a prospective clinical trail involving patients with gall bladder disease reported to the hospital from June 2005 till May 2007.
Training in minimal access surgery has always been difficult in developing countries with limited resources, non availability of formal animal labs, inaffordability of conventional endotrainers and lack of trained endosurgeons to help the amateurs. It is always difficult to start a new procedure in such places where not only the patients but the orthodox(More)
OBJECTIVE A pre-tested questionnaire-based, retrospective study to highlight the causative factors, mode of presentation, complications and outcome of patients with Stevens Johnson syndrome. SETTING Aga Khan University Hospital over a 10 year period. METHODS All case records with a diagnosis of Steven Johnson Syndrome in the period 1990 to 2000 were(More)
BACKGROUND Lithium has neuroprotective effects in cell and animal models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and a small pilot study in patients with ALS showed a significant effect of lithium on survival. We aimed to assess whether lithium improves survival in patients with ALS. METHODS The lithium carbonate in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (LiCALS)(More)
Serum Uric Acid was done in 150 male patients suffering from ischaemic heart disease (angina pectoris 67 and myocardial infarction 83) and 30 controls. Serum Uric Acid was significantly raised (P <0.001) in patients as compared to controls. It is suggested that in assessing the suscéptibility of a person to ischaemic heart disease (IHD) serum uric acid(More)
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