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A prospective, randomized clinical trial was conducted on 60 patients with confirmed peritonsillar abscess to: (1) compare the safety and efficacy of permucosal needle aspiration with that of incision and drainage; (2) assess whether admission to hospital and treatment with intravenous antibiotics is necessary; (3) culture the pus obtained, in order to(More)
  • V Rajah
  • The Journal of laryngology and otology
  • 1993
A case is reported in which a patient presented, 18 months after initial injury, with a progressive proptosis of the left eye. X-rays did not reveal a foreign body but a fracture of the lateral orbital wall and an area of soft tissue density were seen on the CT scan. Exploration of the orbit revealed a 2 cm wooden fragment in the floor of the orbit.
We have evaluated the accuracy and reliability of the Paratrend 7 continuous blood-gas analyser in infants and small children under conditions of severe hypoxaemia admitted to the paediatric intensive care unit in the perioperative period with cyanotic congenital heart disease. PO2, PCO2 and pH (hydrogen ion concentration) were measured continuously via a(More)
  • V Rajah
  • The Journal of laryngology and otology
  • 1992
Tinnitus due to muscular causes is rare. The commonest pathological muscular cause of tinnitus is palatal myoclonus. A case of bilateral tinnitus, related to eyelid blinking, is presented. This is the first case reported in the literature. Previous reported cases of tinnitus related to eyelid blinking have all been unilateral and associated with recovery(More)
In this prospective double-blind trial, the effect of peritonsillar infiltrations was assessed with regard to intra-operative bleeding and postoperative pain in 100 young adults who underwent elective tonsillectomy under balanced general anaesthesia. Patients were randomly assigned to 1 of 5 groups (20 patients in each group) and received infiltrations as(More)
During the period January 1984-January 1989, 110 neonates were referred to the ENT clinic at King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban, with symptoms of upper airway obstruction. The medical records of these patients were reviewed in order to document the clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, pathological findings and therapeutic approach. All patients(More)
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