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Abdominal wound disruption occurred in 6 cases in a series of 2500 consecutive abdominal laparotomies. A prospective study of 900 laparotomies utilizing polyglycolic acid suture material and the Smead-Jones closure technic was carried out over a period of 1 year with a reduction in the incidence of wound disruption from 0.4 to 0.1%. Etiologic factors(More)
A retrospective study of 5346 cases of laparoscopic sterilization with special reference to early and late complications was undertaken. In the 6-year period from 1972 to 1978, 846 patients were sterilized by the elasticized silicone-ring technique and 4500 patients were sterilized by the electrocautery method. The electrocautery method was complicated by(More)
Acute inversion of the uterus is a rare emergency that occurs during the third stage of labor. Three cases of this complication are reported. General anesthesia, fundal pressure on a soft uterus, fundal implantation of the placenta, and adherent placenta were identified as the possible causes. Prompt recognition and replacement are essential in the(More)
Congenital pseudarthrosis of the clavicle is a rare clinical entity, first described in 1910. We report on a newborn baby girl who presented with a painless lump over mid-portion of right clavicle at her routine newborn examination, which was subsequently diagnosed as a congenital pseudarthrosis. Here we explore its pathogenesis, elaborate on its(More)
INTRODUCTION An elevated serum urate level is recognised as a cause of gouty arthritis and uric acid stone. The level of serum uric acid that accelerates kidney stone formation, however, has not yet been clarified. This study aimed to find out if a high serum urate level is associated with nephrolithiasis. METHODS Patients were recruited from the(More)
A method of laparoscopic sterilization using an elasticated silicone ring is described. It was used in 155 patients over a period of 13 months by 12 gynaecologists. There were 12 complications specifically related to the method and only one of them required laparotomy. One tubal patency was discovered, but no pregnancy occurred in a total follow-up period(More)
Experiences with unselected intrapartum fetal monitoring in the 3-year period from 1972-1974 are compared with those of the 3 preceding years before monitoring was instituted. The effect of monitoring all laboring patients is correlated with a significant decrease in the perinatal mortality and a significant increase in the cesarean section rate. There were(More)
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