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SUMMARY OBJECTIVES To estimate the reference intervals for commonly used blood haematology and biochemical parameters in an adult (18-55yrs) population of residents of Mampong Akuapem. DESIGN This was a population based cross sectional study of a randomly selected sample of the adult population of Mampong. The sample was selected from an updated census(More)
Percutaneous angioplasty and placement of balloon-expandable intraluminal stents were performed in 12 iliac occlusions in 12 patients. Indications were limb salvage in seven and claudication in five. After successful stenting, ankle-brachial indexes improved by 0.15 or more in 11 of 12 patients (mean increase, 0.40), transstenotic pressure gradients(More)
During a six-year period ending December 1979, a retrospective study of 252 carotid endarterectomies in 211 patients was undertaken to review morbidity and mortality, and factors related to them. For purposes of the study, patients were categorized into asymptomatic and symptomatic groups. Indications for operation were internal carotid artery stenosis that(More)
We present a seven-year experience with cranial nerve injuries due to carotid artery endarterectomy. A total of 433 carotid endarterectomies were done on 355 patients by senior surgical residents, with a staff surgeon assisting. Thirteen cranial nerve injuries were identified, five of which were permanent. Knowledge of the anatomic features of the cranial(More)
Cholecystitis is uncommon in individuals under 21 years of age and, when present, usually is associated with pregnancy, sepsis, metabolic defects, hemolytic anemia, or hereditary disorders. Over the past 4 1/2 years, 92 patients 20 years of age and younger have been admitted to our institution with gallbadder disease. Of these patients, 88 were female and(More)
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