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BACKGROUND A severe degree of ureteral obstruction is viewed as a predictor of poor outcome in shockwave lithotripsy (SWL). Impacted stones are often considered a contraindication to in-situ SWL. PATIENTS AND METHODS Impaction in our study was defined as failure to visualize the ureter distal to the calculus with proximal hold-up of contrast for as long(More)
BACKGROUND Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a serious infection of soft tissues. This paper presents experience with pediatric NF and suitability of conservative surgery in its management. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this retrospective study, 70 patients of NF were managed during the study period of eight years. The study was divided into two time periods-(More)
Lead (Pb)-induced neurodegeneration and its link with widespread neurobehavioral changes are well documented. Experimental evidences suggest that ethanol could enhance the absorption of metals in the body, and alcohol consumption may increase the susceptibility to metal intoxication in the brain. However, the underlying mechanism of ethanol action in(More)
An evaluation of the usefulness of urinary N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase (NAG) and aminopeptidase N (AAP) measurements in the diagnosis and prediction of acute and chronic renal allograft rejection was made. Enzyme activities were measured in 2,745 morning spot urine samples from 53 consecutive live donor renal allograft recipients up to 180 days after(More)
A study of the immune system in 11 patients with chyluria showed lymphocytopenia, decrease in T cells, a low serum IgA concentration and suppression of delayed hypersensitivity responses to intradermally injected antigens. The similarity of chyluria to intestinal lymphangiectasia and thoracic duct fistula suggests that the immune deficiency may be due to(More)
Infections were a major cause of death in 84% of 38 autopsied renal allograft recipients in a south Indian hospital. Pyogenic bacteria and fungi were the most common etiological agents encountered, being present in 50 and 47% of cases, respectively. Tuberculosis and hepatitis B virus infection were more prevalent and Pneumocystis carinii and cytomegalovirus(More)
BACKGROUND The results of regular intermittent self catheterization were compared with regular outpatient dilatation after endoscopic internal urethrotomy for urethral strictures. METHODS The records of patients who were treated for urethral stricture disease over a 4-year period from 1991 to 1994 were reviewed. They were either on regular urethral(More)
One hundred live related voluntary kidney donors were studied prospectively. During donor nephrectomy the actual kidney bipolar length was measured and compared to the renal bipolar length estimated from abdominal sonogram, abdominal plain X-ray, intravenous pyelogram, and renal angiogram. Ultrasound was found to measure the kidney more accurately (mean(More)