Thushka Maharaj

Learn More
Standard recommended treatment for patients with intracranial complications from otitis media, has been radical mastoidectomy, whether cholesteatoma is present or not. This was established in the pre-antibiotic era to improve survival. Over a six-year period, from January 1985 to December 1990, 268 patients were admitted with intracranial and extracranial(More)
Two hundred and nineteen patients, with intracranial complications of sinusitis, are presented. Sinusitis is still a life-threatening condition and if neglected, or mismanaged, can lead to intracranial complications that result in a high mortality and morbidity. Twenty-two patients had meningitis, 127 subdural empyema, 38 brain abscess, 15 combined brain(More)
Transmural electrophysiological heterogeneities have been shown to contribute to arrhythmia induction in the heart; however, their role in defibrillation failure has never been examined. The goal of this study is to investigate how transmural heterogeneities in ionic currents and gap-junctional coupling contribute to arrhythmia generation following(More)
Tuberculosis of the parotid gland may be clinically indistinguishable from a neoplasm. This poses a problem with regard to management, because the treatment of tuberculosis is medical, whilst that of the majority of tumours is surgical. If radical surgery with resection of a branch or branches of the facial nerve is embarked upon in a patient with(More)
Transmural dispersion in action potential duration (APD) has been shown to contribute to arrhythmia induction in the heart. However, its role in termination of lethal arrhythmias by defibrillation shocks has never been examined. The goal of this study is to investigate how transmural dispersion in APD affects cardiac vulnerability to electric shocks, in an(More)
Anterior view of the rabbit ventricular model with shock electrodes showing the epicardial transmembrane potential distribution 130ms after pacing stimulation at the apex. LV=left ventricle; RV=right ventricle. B) Distribution of epicardial, endocardial and midyocardial layers within the intact ventricles. Abstract The goal of this study is to investigate(More)
  • 1