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Consultant Urologist Bir Hospital
Oct 1994 – Sept 1996 Kathmandu, Nepal.

Senior Con Urologist Himal Hospital & Research Center
Oct 1996 – till date Kathmandu, Nepal.

Professor in Urology NAMS, Bir Hospital
2003 – 2008 Aug Kathmandu, Nepal


Publications & Ongoing Research


1. Study on Pituitary  
- Adrenal axis state as the prognostic index of burn patients. MS Thesis, accepted by Calcutta University, 1980.

2. Identification of metastatic disease by T-category, Gleason score and serum PSA level in patients with carcinoma of the prostate.
- A Rana, K Karamanis, MG Lucas and GD Chisholm. Br J Urol. (British Journal of Urology, UK) 1992; 69(3):277-281.

3. Prostate Cancer.
- GD Chisholm and A Rana. The Practitioner, UK, June 1992, pp 610-617.

4. Audit and its impact in the management of early cancer of the prostate.
- A Rana, GD Chisholm, S Christodoulou, MA McIntyre and RA Elton. Br J Urol. 1993; 71:721-727.

5. Audit and its impact in the management of advanced cancer of the prostate.
- A Rana, GD Chisholm, S Christodoulou, MA McIntyre and RA Elton. Br J Urol. 1993; 72:478-483.

6. Patterns of bone metastases and their prognostic significance in patients with carcinoma of the prostate.
- A Rana, GD Chisholm, M Khan, S Sekharjit, MV Merrick and RA Elton. Br J Urol. 1993; 72:933-936.

7. Sequential self castration and total amputation of Penis.
- A Rana and AD Johnson. Br J Urol. June 1993.

8. Symptomatology of metastatic prostate cancer: prognostic significance.
- A Rana, GD Chisholm, M Khan, HM Rashwan and RA Elton. Br J Urol. 1994; 73:683-686.

9. Conservative management with symptomatic treatment and delayed hormonal manipulation is justified in men with locally advanced carcinoma of the prostate.
- A Rana, GD Chisholm, M Khan, HM Rashwan and RA Elton, Br J Urol.

10. Cystometrography provides a previously un-recognised opportunity for successful management of urinary leaks after renal transplantation.
- A Rana, M.Hand, GD Chisholm and JL Anderton. J.Urol. (American Journal of Urology) 1994; 151:973-974.

11. A case for synchronous reduction of testicular androgen, adrenal androgen and prolactin for the treatment of advanced carcinoma of the prostate.
- A Rana, FK Habib, P Halliday, M Ross, R Wild, RA Elton and GD Chisholm. European Journal of Cancer. 1995; 31A(6):871-875.

12. Screening for prostate cancer: a candlelight in the dark?
- A Rana, GD Chisholm, FK Habib, MA McIntyre and RA Elton. Cairo Medical Journal.

13. Air insufflation vs. water irrigation during Flexible cystoscopy: a prospective randomized study.
- A Rana, HM Rashwan, Jwest and GD Chisholm. Br J Urol. 1994; 311-314.

14. Setting the priorities right in the management of prostate cancer.
- A Rana, GD Chisholm, MA McIntyre and RA Elton. Accepetd Cairo Medical Journal.

15. Is the outcome of conservative management for localised prostate cancer acceptable?- an overview.
- GD Chisholm and A Rana. European Urology, 1993; 24(suppl 2):64-66.

16. He sold his bike for a low P.S.A.
- A Rana and GD Chisholm. J Urol. 1994; 151:700.

17. Management options for Painful Carcinoma of the Prostate.
- GD Chisholm, A Rana and GCW Howard. Seminars in Oncology, UK, 1993; 20(3) suppl 2:34-37.

18. Serum PSA has 100% predictive value.
- A Rana. Scchering Health Care News letter, June 28, 1991.

19. Masturbation using metal washers for the treatment of male impotence: painful consequences.
- A Rana and N Sharma. Br J Urol. 1994;73:722.

20. Role of prostate specific antigen in the discrimination of benign prostatic hyperplasia, incidental carcinoma of the prostate, benign and metastatic bone pain and case-specific deaths.
- A Rana, P Ng, A Salim, TB Hargreave and GD Chisholm. PMJN, 2000; 1(1):8-14.

21. Conservative management for early prostatic cancers: comparative survival with an age-matched population.
- A Rana, R Elton and GD Chisholm. J Urol

22. Evaluation of testicular volume by three orchidometer compared with ultrasonographic measurements
- A Al Salim, PJT Murchison, A Rana, RA Elton and TB Hargreave. Br J Urol. 1995; 76:632-635.

23. Learn on Video, Endo-urological procedures and Renal Transplantation for Urology students, Nurses and trainees.
- A Rana and GD Chisholm.

24. Modern Urological Operations
-The workload and a challenge in the developing World. Bir Hospital Anniversary proceedings and publications, 1995.

25. A review on Hormonal Manipulations for advanced carcinoma of the prostate. Is there room for a new approach?
- Dissertation, Institute of Urology, London, U.K., 1990.

26. Endoscopic Bladder neck suspension and posterior colpoperineorrhaphy at the same sitting: report of a personal series.
- A Rana. Souvenir, Third International Surgical Conference of Society of Surgeons of Nepal.; 1996; pp 17.

27. Repair for Hypospadias and Epispadias.
- A Rana. JSSN. 1998; 1(2):23-27.

28. Recent trends in Urology.
- A Rana. JSSN. 1999; 2(2): 9-12.

29. Ureteric and renal pelvis stones: management with full length uretero-renoscopy and intracorporeal pneumatic lithotripsy (a personal series of 200 patients).
- A Rana. JSSN. 2000; 3(3):3-5.

30. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy for the treatment of staghorn and multiple renal stones.
- A Rana. PMJN 2(1):48-51, 2001

31. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy: the treatment of choice for lower calyceal stones.
- A Rana. JSSN 4 (1): 3-6, 2001

32. Dietary factors for kidney stone formation and prevention.
- A Rana. JSSN 4 (1): 43-45, 2001.

33. URS and Intracorporeal lithotripsy: the treatment of choice for distal third ureteric
stones.

- A Rana, PMJN, 2(2):1-3, 2001.

34. Treatment of Ureteric and renal pelvis stones with full length URS and ICPL using Swiss Lithoclast and Lithovac.
- A Rana, J Nephrol Urol Transpl, Pakistan, 1:142-145, 2000.

35. Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy for the renal pelvis stones: clinical outcomes.
- A Rana, JSSN, 4(3): 17-21, 2001.

36. Comparing PCNL with URS as the minimally invasive surgery in patients with
renal pelvis stones.

- A Rana, J Nephrol Urol Transpl, 2(2): 60-63, 2001.

37. Lower pole renal calculi: does the stone burden influence the outcomes of PCNL?
- A Rana, Accepted by JSSN. 2004.

38. Routine use of an Endo-tracheal tube for Nephrostomy drainage and for
tamponade following Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy.

- A Rana, Presentation, India USICON, 2002.

39. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy for upper calyceal stones: a safe procedure.
- A Rana, JSSN, 5:29-32, 2002.

40. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy is a minimally invasive surgery for kidney stones: an audit of outcome of first one hundred procedures in Nepal.
- A Rana. JSSN, 6 (1):39-42, 2003.

41. Anatrophic nephrolithotomy versus conventional nephrolithoptomy: a comparative styudy.
- R Jha, S Chowdahary, J Shrestha, R Adhikari, S Shah & Prof A Rana. JSSN, 2006, Nov. International conference, Kathmandu, Nepal.

42. Does previous open nephrolithotomy alter the approach and outcome of PCNL on the same side?
- R Adhikari, S Chowdhary, J Shrestha, S Shah, R Jha, & Prof A Rana.
JSSN, 2006, Nov. International conference, Kathmandu, Nepal.

43. Difficult situation PCNL: our goal
- Prof A Rana, R Adhikari, S Shah, R Jha, S Chowdhary & J Shrestha.
JSSN, 2006, Nov. International conference, Kathmandu, Nepal.

44. Posterior urethral valves, the diagnosis, treatment & follow-up: a personal series.
- Prof A Rana, R Adhikari, S Shah, R Jha, S Chowdhary & J Shrestha.
JSSN, 2006, Nov. International conference, Kathmandu, Nepal.

45. Love for Stones
- Prof A Rana, National Paper presented 24-26 Nov 2011 Asian Endourology Conference, Kathmandu, Nepal.

46. Playing in a Palaeontolgy Paradise of Nepal, a weird hobby for a Urological Surgeon
- Prof A Rana, Key point Paper presentation. SSN International Conference 15-16 Dec 2012.

47. Mistake coins, passion for collectors
- Dr A Rana, Numismatic book under preparation, Nepal. (Highlights 1000 error coins, BC - till date, this author has collected in Nepal and abroad)  See Picture Gallery

48. Collecting Stones from different Mountains and River Beds of Nepal.
- Dr A Rana, See Picture Gallery