Veeranna Shatkar

Veeranna Shatkar
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust · Department of General Surgery

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Aim: Aim of the present study is to evaluate the utility of US as a diagnostic method for acute appendicitis (AA) in a district general hospital, by use of accurate quality indices. Material and methods: The records of all patients who underwent an appendicectomy in a one year period in a single centre were reviewed. The patients who underwent a...
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Early Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (ELC) for Symptomatic Gallstones: Advantages to the Patient and the Care Provider V. Shatkar, P. Vulliamy, M. Wain, D. Mukherjee, Queens Hospital, Romford, United Kingdom Introduction: Early laparoscopic cholecystectomy (ELC) for symptomatic gallstones has emerged as a safe and cost-effective strategy in the mana...
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Intraoperative Cholangiography in the detection of choledocholithiasis: One-year experience from a Single Centre.
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Background Surgical mortality data are collected routinely in high-income countries, yet virtually no low- or middle-income countries have outcome surveillance in place. The aim was prospectively to collect worldwide mortality data following emergency abdominal surgery, comparing findings across countries with a low, middle or high Human Developmen...
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BACKGROUND: Recent evidence has suggested an association between postoperative non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and increased operation-specific complications. This study aimed to determine the safety profile following gastrointestinal surgery across a multicentre setting in the UK. METHODS: This multicentre study was carried out...
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Total serum bilirubin and other biochemical parameters have been associated with acute appendicitis, mainly in complicated cases. The present study aimed to evaluate the role of biochemical parameters in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis, and to further investigate the role of bilirubin as a diagnostic marker irrespective of the severity of the p...
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Purpose The COVID-19 pandemic has reformed global healthcare delivery. On 25 March 2020, Intercollegiate guidelines were published in the UK to promote safe surgical provision during the COVID-19 outbreak advocating non-operative management or avoidance of laparoscopy when surgery is essential. The effects of this on the investigation and managemen...
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Introduction: Staff shortages and rising locum costs prompted Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust to design an innovative training pathway for doctors in surgery. The 'Academy of Surgery' is a 2-year structured educational programme with rotations through surgical and emergency care specialties and includes a funded MSc....
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Background Abdominal wall hernia is a common surgical condition. Patients may present in an emergency with bowel obstruction, incarceration or strangulation. Small bowel obstruction (SBO) is a serious surgical condition associated with significant morbidity. The aim of this study was to describe current management and outcomes of patients with obst...
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Introduction Patients with cancer who develop small bowel obstruction are at high risk of malnutrition and morbidity following compromise of gastrointestinal tract continuity. This study aimed to characterise current management and outcomes following malignant small bowel obstruction. Methods A prospective, multicentre cohort study of patients with...
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Background: The World Health Organization (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist has fostered safe practice for 10 years, yet its place in emergency surgery has not been assessed on a global scale. The aim of this study was to evaluate reported checklist use in emergency settings and examine the relationship with perioperative mortality in patients who ha...
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Background Small bowel obstruction is a common surgical emergency, and is associated with high levels of morbidity and mortality across the world. The literature provides little information on the conservatively managed group. The aim of this study was to describe the burden of small bowel obstruction in the UK. Methods This prospective cohort stu...
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Aim: Although still debatable, appendicectomy during laparoscopy in patients with abdominal pain is often performed even if the appendix seems normal. The study's aim is to compare the postoperative outcomes of laparoscopic appendicectomies with appendix proven to be histologically normal to those with proven appendicitis, adding evidence on wheth...
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Background: Patient selection for critical care admission must balance patient safety with optimal resource allocation.This study aimed to determine the relationship between critical care admission, and postoperative mortality after abdominal surgery. Methods: This prespecified secondary analysis of a multicentre, prospective, observational study...
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Background: Despite multiple studies comparing the two methods, the real advantages of laparoscopic appendicectomy (LA) compared to open appendicectomy (OA) are still unclear. Purpose of the current study was to compare the results between the two techniques in a district general hospital. Methods: The electronic records of all patients who unde...
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Background: Surgical site infection (SSI) is one of the most common infections associated with health care, but its importance as a global health priority is not fully understood. We quantified the burden of SSI after gastrointestinal surgery in countries in all parts of the world. Methods: This international, prospective, multicentre cohort stu...
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Aim: Aim of the present study is to evaluate the utility of US as a diagnostic method for acute appendicitis (AA) in a district general hospital, by use of accurate quality indices. Material and methods: The records of all patients who underwent an appendicectomy in a one year period in a single centre were reviewed. The patients who underwent a...
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BACKGROUND: Significant safety concerns remain surrounding the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) following gastrointestinal surgery, leading to wide variation in their use. This study aimed to determine the safety profile of NSAIDs after major gastrointestinal surgery. METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing elective or emergen...
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Background: There is currently conflicting evidence surrounding the effects of obesity on postoperative outcomes. Previous studies have found obesity to be associated with adverse events, but others have found no association. The aim of this study was to determine whether increasing body mass index (BMI) is an independent risk factor for developme...

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