Kamran Ahmed

Summary

Affiliation: Imperial College
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Assessment of specialists in cardiovascular practice
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Nat Rev Cardiol 6:659-67. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Introducing the productive operating theatre programme in urology theatre suites
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Urology, MRC Centre for Transplantation, Guy s Hospital, King s College London, London, UK
    Urol Int 90:417-21. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Development and content validation of a surgical safety checklist for operating theatres that use robotic technology
    Kamran Ahmed
    MRC Centre for Transplantation, King s College London, King s Health Partners, Department of Urology, Guy s Hospital, London, UK
    BJU Int 111:1161-74. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Recertification: what do specialists think about skill assessment?
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital Campus, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, UK
    Surgeon 11:120-4. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Assessing the cost effectiveness of robotics in urological surgery - a systematic review
    Kamran Ahmed
    MRC Centre for Transplantation, King s College London, King s Health Partners, Department of Urology, Guy s Hospital, UK
    BJU Int 110:1544-56. 2012
  6. doi request reprint How to develop a simulation programme in urology
    Kamran Ahmed
    MRC Centre for Transplantation, King s College London, King s Health Partners, Department of Urology, Guy s Hospital, UK
    BJU Int 108:1698-702. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Role of virtual reality simulation in teaching and assessing technical skills in endovascular intervention
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Fl, QEQM Bldg, St Mary s Hospital Campus, Praed St, London, W2 1NY, England
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 21:55-66. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Assessment and maintenance of competence in urology
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital Campus, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, UK
    Nat Rev Urol 7:403-13. 2010
  9. doi request reprint The role of single-incision laparoscopic surgery in abdominal and pelvic surgery: a systematic review
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, St Mary s Hospital Campus, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY, UK
    Surg Endosc 25:378-96. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Development of a surgical educational research program-fundamental principles and challenges
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital Campus, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY, UK
    J Surg Res 167:298-305. 2011

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  1. doi request reprint Assessment of specialists in cardiovascular practice
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Nat Rev Cardiol 6:659-67. 2009
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  2. doi request reprint Introducing the productive operating theatre programme in urology theatre suites
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Urology, MRC Centre for Transplantation, Guy s Hospital, King s College London, London, UK
    Urol Int 90:417-21. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the implementation of TPOT in urology operating theatres and identify obstacles to running an ideal operating list...
  3. doi request reprint Development and content validation of a surgical safety checklist for operating theatres that use robotic technology
    Kamran Ahmed
    MRC Centre for Transplantation, King s College London, King s Health Partners, Department of Urology, Guy s Hospital, London, UK
    BJU Int 111:1161-74. 2013
    ..To identify and assess potential hazards in robot-assisted urological surgery. To develop a comprehensive checklist to be used in operating theatres with robotic technology...
  4. doi request reprint Recertification: what do specialists think about skill assessment?
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital Campus, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, UK
    Surgeon 11:120-4. 2013
    ..This study explores expert opinions regarding objective skills assessment for specialists within the framework of recertification...
  5. doi request reprint Assessing the cost effectiveness of robotics in urological surgery - a systematic review
    Kamran Ahmed
    MRC Centre for Transplantation, King s College London, King s Health Partners, Department of Urology, Guy s Hospital, UK
    BJU Int 110:1544-56. 2012
    ..These three procedures were assessed for cost efficiency in the form of direct as well as indirect costs that could arise from length of surgery, hospital stay, complications, learning curve and postoperative outcomes...
  6. doi request reprint How to develop a simulation programme in urology
    Kamran Ahmed
    MRC Centre for Transplantation, King s College London, King s Health Partners, Department of Urology, Guy s Hospital, UK
    BJU Int 108:1698-702. 2011
    ..We concludes that more educational research into the outcomes of integrated urology curricula followed by trainee/trainer opinion surveys will help address some of these criteria...
  7. doi request reprint Role of virtual reality simulation in teaching and assessing technical skills in endovascular intervention
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Fl, QEQM Bldg, St Mary s Hospital Campus, Praed St, London, W2 1NY, England
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 21:55-66. 2010
    ..Before inclusion into the curriculum, further work is needed regarding fidelity, validity, reliability, and design of simulators to ensure accurate transfer of acquired endovascular skills from simulator to patient...
  8. doi request reprint Assessment and maintenance of competence in urology
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital Campus, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, UK
    Nat Rev Urol 7:403-13. 2010
    ..For specialists, the benefits of teaching through mentorship should be evaluated, and outcome-based assessment of patient morbidity and mortality needs to be further developed and validated...
  9. doi request reprint The role of single-incision laparoscopic surgery in abdominal and pelvic surgery: a systematic review
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, St Mary s Hospital Campus, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY, UK
    Surg Endosc 25:378-96. 2011
    ..This review aimed to determine the role of single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) in abdominal and pelvic operations...
  10. doi request reprint Development of a surgical educational research program-fundamental principles and challenges
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital Campus, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY, UK
    J Surg Res 167:298-305. 2011
    ..This article aims to identify the components involved in educational research and describes the challenges as well as solutions to establishing a high quality surgical educational research program...
  11. doi request reprint Is the structure of anatomy curriculum adequate for safe medical practice?
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital Campus, London, UK
    Surgeon 8:318-24. 2010
    ..In the current setting of ever-changing diagnostic and treatment modalities, the opinion of both students and trainers is crucial for the design of an anatomy curriculum which fulfils the criteria required for safe medical practice...
  12. doi request reprint Specialist anatomy: Is the structure of teaching adequate?
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital Campus, London W2 1NY, United Kingdom
    Surgeon 9:312-7. 2011
    ..A knowledge and understanding of specialist anatomy, which includes radiological, laparoscopic, endoscopic and endovascular anatomy is essential for interpretation of imaging and development of procedural skills...
  13. doi request reprint What does competence entail in interventional radiology?
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital Campus, London, UK
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 33:3-10. 2010
    ..This paper gives an overview of the skills required to be a competent interventional radiologist along with a succinct introduction to methods of assessment of technical and non-technical skills...
  14. doi request reprint Urethral diverticular carcinoma: an overview of current trends in diagnosis and management
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, 10th Floor QEQM Building, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, London, W2 1NY, UK
    Int Urol Nephrol 42:331-41. 2010
    ..To review the management of female urethral diverticular tumours, and rationalize treatment protocols...
  15. doi request reprint Current status of robotic assisted pelvic surgery and future developments
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital Campus, London W2 1NY, United Kingdom
    Int J Surg 7:431-40. 2009
    ..The aim of this review is to assess the role of robotics in pelvic surgery in terms of outcomes. We have also highlighted the issues related to training and future development of robotic systems...
  16. doi request reprint What is the current status of revalidation in urology?
    Kamran Ahmed
    MRC Centre for Transplantation, King s College London, King s Health Partners, Department of Urology, Guy s Hospital, London, UK
    BJU Int 108:1248-53. 2011
    ..Further research is needed to develop and implement evidence-based structured programmes of revalidation that consider the holistic needs of modern urologists...
  17. doi request reprint Effectiveness of procedural simulation in urology: a systematic review
    Kamran Ahmed
    Medical Research Council Centre for Transplantation, King s College London, King s Health Partners, Guy s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    J Urol 186:26-34. 2011
    ..The feasibility, validity, cost-effectiveness, reliability and educational impact of the simulators were also evaluated...
  18. doi request reprint A systematic quantitative assessment of risks associated with poor communication in surgical care
    Kamal Nagpal
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Building, St Mary s Hospital, South Wharf Road, London W2 1NY, United Kingdom
    Arch Surg 145:582-8. 2010
    ..Health care failure mode and effect analysis identifies critical processes prone to information transfer and communication failures and suggests interventions to improve these failures...
  19. doi request reprint Current status of robot-assisted partial nephrectomy
    Rishma Gohil
    MRC Centre for Transplantation, King s College London, London, UK
    BJU Int 110:1602-6. 2012
    ..The oncological outcomes and disease-free survival of partial nephrectomy have been found to be equivalent to open partial nephrectomy [1-4]...
  20. doi request reprint Development and implementation of centralized simulation training: evaluation of feasibility, acceptability and construct validity
    Mohammad Shamim Khan
    MRC Centre for Transplantation, King s College London, King s Health Partners, Department of Urology, Guy s Hospital, London, UK
    BJU Int 111:518-23. 2013
    ..This program incorporated training of both technical (synthetic, animal and virtual reality models) and non-technical skills (simulated operating theatres)...
  21. doi request reprint Current status of validation for robotic surgery simulators - a systematic review
    Hamid Abboudi
    MRC Centre for Transplantation, King s College London, King s Health Partners, Department of Urology, Guy s Hospital, London, UK
    BJU Int 111:194-205. 2013
    ..More research is needed to validate simulated environments further and investigate the effectiveness of animal and cadaveric training in robotic surgery...
  22. doi request reprint A competency framework in cardiothoracic surgery for training and revalidation - an international comparison
    Tim T Wang
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 40:816-25. 2011
    ..Challenges to the implementation of such curricula and potential solutions are explored. Patient safety remains the ultimate aim to ensure excellence of both competency and performance...
  23. doi request reprint Assessment of anatomical knowledge for clinical practice: perceptions of clinicians and students
    Simon Rowland
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital Campus, London, United Kingdom
    Surg Radiol Anat 33:263-9. 2011
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Meta-analysis of organ damage after conversion from off-pump coronary artery bypass procedures
    Dayal Mukherjee
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 92:755-61. 2011
    ..The underlying mechanisms need to be urgently elucidated. Prevention and treatment protocols for conversion warrant serious consideration and the risk of conversion may need to be discussed when obtaining informed patient consent...
  25. ncbi request reprint How can we build mentorship in surgeons of the future?
    Vanash M Patel
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    ANZ J Surg 81:418-24. 2011
    ..In the past, surgical training has been based on traditional apprenticeship model of mentoring. To cope with the rapidly changing environment of modern surgery, the mentoring process may require significant modernization...
  26. doi request reprint An evaluation of information transfer through the continuum of surgical care: a feasibility study
    Kamal Nagpal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Centre for Patient Safety and Surgical Quality, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Surg 252:402-7. 2010
    ..To evaluate information transfer and communication (ITC) across the surgical care pathway with the use of Information Transfer and Communication Assessment Tool for Surgery (ITCAS)...
  27. doi request reprint Standard versus tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy: a systematic review
    Tarik Amer
    Department of Urology, Guy s Hospital, MRC Centre for Transplantation, King s College London, King s Health Partners, London, UK
    Urol Int 88:373-82. 2012
    ..This article systematically analyses comparative studies to evaluate the efficacy and safety of tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) versus standard PCNL...
  28. doi request reprint Evaluation of robotic and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for small renal tumours (T1a)
    Saied Froghi
    MRC Centre for Transplantation, King s College London, King s Health Partners, Hospital, London, UK
    BJU Int 112:E322-33. 2013
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Is minimally invasive surgery beneficial in the management of esophageal cancer? A meta-analysis
    Kamal Nagpal
    Imperial College London, London, UK
    Surg Endosc 24:1621-9. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to utilize meta-analysis to compare outcomes of open esophagectomy with those of minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) and hybrid minimally invasive esophagectomy (HMIE)...
  30. pmc Face, content and construct validity of a virtual reality simulator for robotic surgery (SEP Robot)
    Andrea Gavazzi
    Urology Centre, uy s Hospital, King s College London, King s Health Partners, London, UK
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 93:152-6. 2011
    ..This study aims to establish face, content and construct validation of the SEP Robot (SimSurgery, Oslo, Norway) in order to determine its value as a training tool...
  31. doi request reprint Intra-operative conversion is a cause of masked mortality in off-pump coronary artery bypass: a meta-analysis
    Dayal Mukherjee
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 41:291-9. 2012
    ..The risk of conversion should be discussed when obtaining the patient's informed consent and its prevention warrants serious consideration by cardiac surgeons and cardiac surgical training programmes...
  32. doi request reprint Conversion and safety in off-pump coronary artery bypass: a system failure that needs re-emphasis
    Dayal Mukherjee
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, St Mary s and Hammersmith Hospital Campus, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 91:630-9. 2011
    ..Several causes and predictors of conversion are reported in published literature. This article aims to examine the phenomenon of conversion in off-pump coronary artery bypass and proposes a framework for its prevention...
  33. doi request reprint Observational tools for assessment of procedural skills: a systematic review
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital Campus, UK
    Am J Surg 202:469-480.e6. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to identify observational tools for technical skill assessment, to assess characteristics of these tools, and to assess their usefulness for assessment...
  34. doi request reprint Tablet based simulation provides a new solution to accessing laparoscopic skills training
    Ali Nehme Bahsoun
    Medical Research Council MRC Center for Transplantation, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, Guy s Hospital, King s College London, King s Health Partners, London, United Kingdom
    J Surg Educ 70:161-3. 2013
    ..We set out to build an inexpensive yet effective trainer to allow laparoscopic skill acquisition in the home or classroom environment based on using a tablet as a replacement for the laparoscopic stack and camera...
  35. doi request reprint Urology training: past, present and future
    Rishma Gohil
    Department of Urology, Guy s Hospital, London, UK
    BJU Int 109:1444-8. 2012
    ..To optimize patient care, training programmes must evolve, taking into account several key issues and in accordance with advances in urological care...
  36. doi request reprint The surgeon as educator: fundamentals of faculty training in surgical specialties
    Nuzhath Khan
    Medical Research Council Centre for Transplantation, King s College London, King s Health Partners, Department of Urology, Guy s Hospital, London, UK
    BJU Int 111:171-8. 2013
    ..The aim of faculty training or development is to increase knowledge and skills in teaching, research and administration of faculty members...
  37. doi request reprint Decision making in urological surgery
    Hamid Abboudi
    MRC Centre for Transplantation, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, King s Health Partners, King s College London, London, UK
    Int Urol Nephrol 44:701-10. 2012
    ..The majority of surgical errors are now known to be due to errors in judgment and decision making as opposed to the technical aspects of the craft...
  38. doi request reprint Evidence-based surgery: barriers, solutions, and the role of evidence synthesis
    George Garas
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother QEQM Building, St Mary s Hospital Campus, London, W2 1NY, UK
    World J Surg 36:1723-31. 2012
    ..Subsequently, the analysis of data through meta-analysis and evidence synthesis is particularly difficult...
  39. doi request reprint "Blowing up the barriers" in surgical training: exploring and validating the concept of distributed simulation
    Eva Kassab
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital Campus, London, United Kingtom
    Ann Surg 254:1059-65. 2011
    ..To explore face, content and construct validity of Distributed Simulation (DS), an innovative approach to low-cost, high-fidelity surgical simulation and compare technical performance in the DS with that on a standard surgical box trainer...
  40. doi request reprint Quality-of-care framework in urological cancers: where do we stand?
    Tim T Wang
    National Institute for Health Research, Biomedical Research Centre, Guy s Hospital, London, UK
    BJU Int 109:1436-43. 2012
    ..Pursuit of quality improvement schemes require significant investment and need to be weighed against current budgetary constraints...
  41. doi request reprint The association between preoperative pain catastrophizing and postoperative pain intensity in cardiac surgery patients
    Reenam S Khan
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Pain Med 13:820-7. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the short-term association between preoperative psychological variables (pain catastrophizing, anxiety, and depression) and postoperative pain in a sample of cardiac surgery patients...
  42. doi request reprint Leadership in cardiac surgery
    Christopher Rao
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, London, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 39:905-11. 2011
    ..While we anticipate that exceptional individuals will continue to shape the future of our specialty, the creation of robust structures to deliver collective leadership in these key areas is of paramount importance...
  43. doi request reprint Does patent foramen ovale closure have an anti-arrhythmic effect? A meta-analysis
    Omar A Jarral
    Surgical Epidemiology Unit, Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor QEQM Building, St Mary s Hospital, London W2 1NY, United Kingdom
    Int J Cardiol 153:4-9. 2011
    ..Atrial tachyarrhythmias are associated with patent foramen ovale. The objective was to determine the anti-arrhythmic effect of patent foramen ovale closure on pre-existing atrial tachyarrhythmias...
  44. doi request reprint Does nephrectomy of failed allograft influence graft survival after re-transplantation?
    Nadeem Ahmad
    Department of Transplantation, Guy s Hospital, UK
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 24:639-42. 2009
    ..The aim of the study was to determine the effect of removal of a failed kidney allograft on the outcome of subsequent transplant...
  45. doi request reprint Management of cystinuric patients: an observational, retrospective, single-centre analysis
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Urology, Guy and St Thomas NHS Trust, GKT School of Medicine, London, UK
    Urol Int 80:141-4. 2008
    ..A critical appraisal of the management of patients with cystine stones treated in our unit in the past 6 years and to analyze the outcome of multimodality therapies...
  46. pmc How has healthcare research performance been assessed?: a systematic review
    Vanash M Patel
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, UK
    J R Soc Med 104:251-61. 2011
    ..The ultimate aim of utilizing healthcare research indicators is to create a culture of measuring research performance to support the translation of research into greater societal and economic impact...
  47. doi request reprint Measuring the surgical 'learning curve': methods, variables and competency
    Nuzhath Khan
    MRC Centre for Transplantation, King s College London, King s Health Partners, Department of Urology, Guy s Hospital, London, UK
    BJU Int 113:504-8. 2014
    ..To describe how learning curves are measured and what procedural variables are used to establish a 'learning curve' (LC). To assess whether LCs are a valuable measure of competency...
  48. doi request reprint Metabolic surgery and cancer: protective effects of bariatric procedures
    Hutan Ashrafian
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, England
    Cancer 117:1788-99. 2011
    ..It may also offer novel treatment strategies in the management of tumor generation and growth...
  49. doi request reprint What does leadership in surgery entail?
    Vanash M Patel
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, UK
    ANZ J Surg 80:876-83. 2010
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Low-grade phyllodes tumor of the seminal vesicle treated with laparoscopic excision
    Mohammad S Khan
    Department of Urology, First Floor, Thomas Guy s House, Guy s Hospital, London, UK
    Nat Clin Pract Urol 4:395-400. 2007
    ..A 43-year-old man presented with a 2-year history of hematospermia and dull ache in the left testis. On physical examination he had left epididymal tenderness and a normal digital rectal examination...
  51. doi request reprint Catastrophizing: a predictive factor for postoperative pain
    Reenam S Khan
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital Campus, 10th Floor QEQM Building, London W2 1NY, UK
    Am J Surg 201:122-31. 2011
    ..This article describes the concept of pain catastrophizing, its association with postsurgical pain, and its potential role in the management of postsurgical pain and postsurgical quality of life...
  52. doi request reprint Analysis of intracorporeal compared with extracorporeal urinary diversion after robot-assisted radical cystectomy: results from the International Robotic Cystectomy Consortium
    Kamran Ahmed
    MRC Centre for Transplantation, King s College London, Department of Urology, Guy s Hospital, London, UK
    Eur Urol 65:340-7. 2014
    ..Intracorporeal urinary diversion (ICUD) has the potential benefits of a smaller incision, reduced pain, decreased bowel exposure, and reduced risk of fluid imbalance...
  53. doi request reprint Surgery for chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation - which mitral intervention?
    Michael O Murphy
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital Campus, London, W2 1NY, UK
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 9:587-97. 2011
    ..There is no convincing evidence that repair is superior to replacement, and there is the possibility that the literature has been biased against replacement as the treatment of choice...
  54. pmc Postpartum spontaneous colonic perforation due to antiphospholipid syndrome
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, London W2 1NY, United Kingdom
    World J Gastroenterol 15:502-5. 2009
    ..This should include full anticoagulation in the puerperium and frequent doppler ultrasound monitoring of uterine and umbilical arteries to detect complications such as pre-eclampsia and placental insufficiency...
  55. pmc Diagnosis and management of acute traumatic arteriovenous fistula
    Kamal Nagpal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, St Mary s Hospital, London
    Int J Angiol 17:214-6. 2008
    ..The authors suggest that duplex imaging together with arteriography, where appropriate, should be performed routinely when penetrating wounds are in close proximity to major vessels despite a normal clinical neurovascular examination...
  56. doi request reprint When harvested for coronary artery bypass graft surgery, does a skeletonized or pedicled radial artery improve conduit patency?
    Erden Ali
    Department of Biosurgery Surgical Technology and Surgical Epidemiology Unit, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust at St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 10:289-92. 2010
    ..The remaining two non-comparative studies support the above conclusion...
  57. pmc Living-unrelated donor renal transplantation: an alternative to living-related donor transplantation?
    Nadeem Ahmad
    Department of Transplantation, Guy s and St Thomas Hospitals and GKT School of Medicine, London, UK
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 90:247-50. 2008
    ..An increasing number of living-unrelated, kidney donor transplants are being performed in our unit. We present a comparison of living-unrelated (LURD) and living-related donor (LRD) renal transplant outcomes and analyse influencing factors...
  58. pmc Cystine calculi: challenging group of stones
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Urology, Guy s Hospital, Guy s and St Thomas and GKT School of Medicine, London, UK
    Postgrad Med J 82:799-801. 2006
    ..Owing to recurrent episodes of stone formation, these patients require a multi-modal approach to management. The role of medical management and minimally invasive surgery was reviewed for the treatment of cystinuria...
  59. pmc Adenocarcinoma of the appendix presenting as bilateral ureteric obstruction
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of General Surgery, St Thomas Hospital, London, UK
    World J Surg Oncol 6:23. 2008
    ..These presentations reflect various stages of a locally expanding tumour causing luminal obstruction of appendix. The investigation and subsequent management with a review of the literature is presented...