Anish Keepanasseril

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AIM Takayasu's syndrome is a chronic inflammatory arteriopathy of unknown origin which primarily affects women of reproductive age. We report the course and outcome of 37 pregnancies in 15 women with Takayasu arteritis during the period 1999-2008. METHODS A retrospective analysis of 9 years was carried out in a tertiary hospital in Northern India. The(More)
BACKGROUND Pregnancy in rudimentary horn of uterus, a form of ectopic gestation, is associated with significant rates of morbidity and mortality. Despite the recent advances in the ultrasonography, diagnosis of cornual pregnancy still remains elusive; with confirmatory diagnosis usually made during laparotomy. The aim of the present study is to analyze the(More)
BACKGROUND Renal disease during pregnancy is relatively uncommon. The diagnosis of renal disease before or during pregnancy was only 0.03% in a population-based study of pregnant women with kidney disease. However, there is a paucity of scientific data regarding the general topic of renal disease in pregnancy on which to base clinical management and(More)
Omental pregnancy is a very rare form of ectopic pregnancy. A 29-year-old woman presented with severe abdominal pain. History of the patient revealed use of combined oral contraceptive pills. There was no gestational sac in the endometrial cavity and no tubal ring in the adnexa, but free peritoneal fluid was detected at ultrasonography. Laparotomy was done(More)
INTRODUCTION Adenosarcoma of the uterus is a rare tumor composed of benign epithelial and malignant stromal components, usually encountered in young women. Till date, more than 100 cases of mullerian adenosarcoma of the cervix with homologous elements have been reported. However, only 15 cases of mullerian adenosarcoma of the cervix with heterologous(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of ultrasonographic cervical assessment with Bishop score before induction of labour in predicting the success of labour induction in nulliparous women. METHODS This is a prospective study conducted in 138 women who underwent cervical assessment with transvaginal sonography followed by digital cervical assessment using(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to analyze the maternal and perinatal outcome in women with prosthetic heart valves on different anticoagulant regimens. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective chart review of pregnancies in 40 women with mechanical valve prostheses at a tertiary referral centre from 1997 to 2010. The main outcome measures were major maternal(More)
Maternal and fetal morbidity of two different methods of delivering the baby during cesarean section performed in advanced labor when the fetal head is deeply engaged was assessed retrospectively, i.e. delivering as 'cephalic' with or without assistance to push up the fetal head from the vagina (head first or push method) and 'reverse breech extraction'(More)
AIM Maternal complete heart block (CHB), which manifests for the first time during pregnancy and peurperium, poses a challenge to treating physicians. We present here four cases that were diagnosed during pregnancy and peurperium, and we discuss their management issues. METHODS A retrospective analysis of a 3-year period was carried out in a referral(More)