SKIMS develops new technique for portal hypertension treatment
Srinagar, Feb 8: In an effort to improve patient care delivery system, specialists at the Sheri-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura have developed simplified technique for surgical treatment of portal hypertension.
In a statement, a spokesperson of SKIMS said the procedure is commonly known as Omar’s technique, developed by Dr Omar Javed Shah, Professor and head department of surgical gastroenterology SKIMS.
“The technique has shown positive results and there is high patient satisfaction rate as observed by the experts. It has not only reduced surgery duration but also intra-operative blood loss thus largely reducing mortality rate. The splenorenal shunt commonly used in portal hypertension patients is Linton’s technique introduced by Robert Linton is technically demanding and complex. However, the new technique introduced is simple and has provided good results and the patients are benefited by this simple procedure, said Dr. Omar
He said the Linton’s procedure is associated with inherent difficulties, as such new technique provides best alternative for the surgical treatment of portal hypertension.
The statement said Research study conducted by Dr Omar shows the procedure is useful and has benefited the patients in Valley.
“The study was based on 20 patients with portal hypertension and underwent splenorenal shunt surgery from December 2001 to May 2004. The research findings confirm the simplified shunt procedure reduces mean operative time by 150 minutes and reduces blood loss by 1,021 mL,” the statement quoting Dr Omar said.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 8 Feb 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 8 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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