Kelechi E Okonta

Summary

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Challenges with the establishment of congenital cardiac surgery centers in Nigeria: survey of cardiothoracic surgeons and residents
    Kelechi E Okonta
    Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt and Federal Medical Center, Owerri, Nigeria Electronic address
    J Surg Res 202:177-81. 2016
  2. doi request reprint Superior repair: A useful approach for some anatomic variants of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection
    Kelechi E Okonta
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai, India
    Afr J Paediatr Surg 10:131-4. 2013
  3. pmc What size of vegetation is an indication for surgery in endocarditis?
    Kelechi E Okonta
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 15:1052-6. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Omentoplasty as an effective surgical modality for managing a high risk patient with deep sternal wound infection
    K E Okonta
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases Madras Medical Mission, Chennai, India
    Niger J Clin Pract 15:481-3. 2012
  5. pmc Is recombinant activated factor VII effective in the treatment of excessive bleeding after paediatric cardiac surgery?
    Kelechi E Okonta
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 15:690-4. 2012
  6. pmc In patients with corrosive oesophageal stricture for surgery, is oesophagectomy rather than bypass necessary to reduce the risk of oesophageal malignancy?
    Kelechi E Okonta
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 15:713-5. 2012
  7. pmc Is oesophagectomy or conservative treatment for delayed benign oesophageal perforation the better option?
    Kelechi E Okonta
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University College Hospital, PMB 5116, Ibadan, Nigeria
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 15:509-11. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Recombinant-activated factor VII in the paediatric cardiac surgery: single unit experience
    Vijay Agarwal
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, The Madras Medical Mission, Chennai, India
    Afr J Paediatr Surg 9:193-7. 2012
  9. pmc Does Warden's procedure reduce sinus node dysfunction after surgery for partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection?
    Kelechi E Okonta
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 14:839-42. 2012
  10. pmc Is double or single patch for sinus venosus atrial septal defect repair the better option in prevention of postoperative venous obstruction?
    Kelechi E Okonta
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 15:900-3. 2012

Collaborators

  • Frank Edwin
  • Vijay Agarwal
  • Emeka B Kesieme
  • Sylvester U Eluehike
  • Adewuyi M Gbolagade
  • Praveen S Lal
  • Andrew E Dongo
  • George O Akpede
  • Chinenye N Kesieme

Detail Information

Publications11

  1. doi request reprint Challenges with the establishment of congenital cardiac surgery centers in Nigeria: survey of cardiothoracic surgeons and residents
    Kelechi E Okonta
    Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt and Federal Medical Center, Owerri, Nigeria Electronic address
    J Surg Res 202:177-81. 2016
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the prospects and challenges limiting the establishment of pediatric cardiac surgical practices in Nigeria from the perspectives of cardiothoracic surgeons and resident doctors...
  2. doi request reprint Superior repair: A useful approach for some anatomic variants of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection
    Kelechi E Okonta
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai, India
    Afr J Paediatr Surg 10:131-4. 2013
    ..There have been various published techniques for the repair but none has been agreed on for the different anatomical variants that may be encountered during surgery...
  3. pmc What size of vegetation is an indication for surgery in endocarditis?
    Kelechi E Okonta
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 15:1052-6. 2012
    ..There is strong evidence to suggest that a vegetation size of ≥10 mm especially for left-sided infective endocarditis is an indication for surgery...
  4. doi request reprint Omentoplasty as an effective surgical modality for managing a high risk patient with deep sternal wound infection
    K E Okonta
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases Madras Medical Mission, Chennai, India
    Niger J Clin Pract 15:481-3. 2012
    ..The hospital stay was shorter and outcome was good. The management of DSWI with omental flap may be an effective surgical modality that reduces morbidity and mortality even in high risk patients...
  5. pmc Is recombinant activated factor VII effective in the treatment of excessive bleeding after paediatric cardiac surgery?
    Kelechi E Okonta
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 15:690-4. 2012
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  6. pmc In patients with corrosive oesophageal stricture for surgery, is oesophagectomy rather than bypass necessary to reduce the risk of oesophageal malignancy?
    Kelechi E Okonta
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 15:713-5. 2012
    ..The limitations of the present review were the lack of randomized controlled trials and no close follow-up...
  7. pmc Is oesophagectomy or conservative treatment for delayed benign oesophageal perforation the better option?
    Kelechi E Okonta
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University College Hospital, PMB 5116, Ibadan, Nigeria
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 15:509-11. 2012
    ..In conclusion, oesophagectomy for DOP was superior to conservative procedures. The limitation of the present review was the lack of many randomized controlled trials...
  8. doi request reprint Recombinant-activated factor VII in the paediatric cardiac surgery: single unit experience
    Vijay Agarwal
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, The Madras Medical Mission, Chennai, India
    Afr J Paediatr Surg 9:193-7. 2012
    ..Our aim is to highlight our experience with the use of rFVIIa in preventing excessive bleeding after paediatric cardiac surgery...
  9. pmc Does Warden's procedure reduce sinus node dysfunction after surgery for partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection?
    Kelechi E Okonta
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 14:839-42. 2012
    ..The study limitations include the lack of randomized controlled trial, absence of 24 h Holter monitoring in most of the patients and shorter periods of follow-up...
  10. pmc Is double or single patch for sinus venosus atrial septal defect repair the better option in prevention of postoperative venous obstruction?
    Kelechi E Okonta
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 15:900-3. 2012
    ..In conclusion, the evidence was in support of the adoption of double-patch or the use of the transcaval repair technique when the single patch technique was used as a better option to avoid venous obstruction...
  11. pmc Tension Pneumatocele due to Enterobacter gergoviae Pneumonia: A Case Report
    Emeka B Kesieme
    Department of Surgery, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, PMB 8, Irrua, Edo State, Nigeria
    Case Report Med 2012:808630. 2012
    ..In developing countries where state-of the-art radiological facilities and expertise for prompt thoracic intervention are lacking, there is still room for nonoperative management of tension pneumatocele especially in very ill children...