Aditi Raina

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BACKGROUND Although leucovorin (LV) + 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) is considered the treatment of choice for advanced colorectal cancer in most countries, the optimal schedule of this combination has not yet been established. Low-dose LV appears to be as active as high-dose LV in the daily-times-five regimen, but no randomized study of the levorotatory(More)
AIM The North Milan Group presents the results of a phase II study on a cisplatin-vinorelbine combination schedule in the treatment of locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer to evaluate its activity and tolerability. METHODS Seventy-six consecutive patients entered the study. Patients' characteristics were the following: males/females 69/7; median(More)
Twenty five patients of lepromatous leprosy were studied clinically and histopathologically for testicular involvement. Testicular pain or swelling was the commonest complaint (68%) followed by sterility (28%) and impotence (4%). Reduced testicular size associated with soft feel was observed in 76% patients. Gynaecomastia was present in 36% and altered(More)
CONTEXT In patients with obesity, intramuscular injections may be deposited subcutaneously due to an increase in gluteal fat. We aimed to use abdominal CT done in our institute for gluteal fat thickness to test our hypothesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS After IRB approval, CT scans of the abdomen and pelvis of the past 6 months were analyzed. The thickness of(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of acute toxicity in a patient with chronic verapamil toxicity, possibly precipitated by intravenous administration of the highly protein-bound drugs ceftriaxone and clindamycin. DATA SOURCES Case reports, review articles, and relevant laboratory and clinical studies identified by MEDLINE (1984-forward), and relevant cross(More)
The authors report two cases of patients with advanced gastroenteric carcinoma, which developed different cardiotoxicity patterns after the administration of cytotoxic drugs. The first patient showed a picture of dilatative cardiomyopathy with associated symptoms of angina pectoris and congestive heart failure; the second patient presented a cardiac(More)
A persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is a rare abnormality that presents a challenge to the implanter. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of implantation of dual-chamber pacemaker via PLSVC utilizing a steerable stylet (the Locater; St. Jude Medical, Inc., Minnetonka, Minnesota) with chronic follow-up showing stable threshold.
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