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Tanwir Khaliq, S Aslam Shah, Ansar Mehboob
BACKGROUND: Haemorrhoids are a common surgical problem seen in the outpatient department. Rubber band ligation using suction is an effective treatment for symptomatic haemorrhoids but associated with significant morbidity. This prospective observational study was carried out to assess the efficacy, effectiveness and complications of rubber band ligation performed in outpatient for symptomatic haemorhoids using suction ligator. The results and outcome of procedure performed by the consultants and senior residents were also compared...
October 2004: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
I T Russell, H B Devlin, M Fell, N J Glass, D J Newell
Patients with inguinal hernia or haemorrhoids were randomly allocated to an experimental group expected to stay in hospital for only eight hours after surgery or a control group scheduled for discharge on the fifth or sixth day. There was no difference in clinical outcome between the two groups of hernia patients. However, complications were twice as common in haemorrhoid day-patients as in long-stay haemorhoid patients. The standard postoperative regimen for haemorrhoids has since been changed and the change has been accompanied by a fall in the complication-rate...
April 16, 1977: Lancet
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