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Surgery of the oesophagus: a Nairobi experience
On average, for every 100 patients with malignant dysphagia admitted into the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) in Nairobi, 28 will have their tumour resected. Seven in the tumour resected group will die during the postoperative ...
Warfarin-related bleeding following open heart surgery in Nairobi
OBJECTIVES: To review anticoagulant-related bleeding in heart valve patients on warfarin at the Kenyatta National Hospital and to determine the variables associated with anticoagulant-related bleeding. DESIGN: A ...
Post-infarction ventricular septal defect in Nairobi: case report.
Post infarction ventricular septal defect results from perforation of the ventricular septum secondary to ischaemic injury following myocardial infarction. Ischaemic heart disease till recently was thought to be an uncommon ...
Follow up of oesophageal cancer therapy at the Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the pattern of follow-up for oesophageal cancer patients following hospital discharge and reviewing followup results of the different treatment modalities with emphasis on oesophagectomies. DESIGN: ...
Thirty day mortality and related variables in open heart patients at the Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the thirty-day mortality of open-heart patients at the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi from June 1973 to October 2000 and; to look at likely variables related to mortality. DESIGN: A ...
Risk of conjunctival contamination from blood splashes during surgery at the Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi
OBJECTIVES: To determine the utilisation rate of design specific eye protection by surgeons and to assess the risk of conjunctival contamination with blood splashes during surgery. DESIGN: Cross sectional, ...