Arpan Banerjee

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AIMS The aims of this study were first, to investigate the relationship between simple anthropometric measures of obesity with visceral fat as assessed by a single slice magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-scan in patients attending a hospital clinic. Second, to determine which anthropometric measure best relates to the adverse metabolic profile of the(More)
Glucocorticoids play an important role in the pathogenesis of obesity and insulin resistance. Impaired conversion of cortisone (E) to cortisol (F) by the type 1 isoenzyme of 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (11beta-HSD) in obesity may represent a protective mechanism preventing ongoing weight gain and glucose intolerance. We have studied glucocorticoid(More)
A total of 333 patients with stable intermittent claudication at recruitment were followed up for 6 years to determine risk factors associated with subsequent mortality. Cardiovascular diseases were the underlying cause of death in 78% of the 114 patients who died. The strongest independent predictor of death during the follow-up period was the plasma(More)
Nephrotoxicity from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) is well recognized. We report a case of severe hypokalaemia and weakness due to renal tubular acidosis in a young woman who was taking 40-60 tablets per day of Nurofen Plus (ibuprofen 200 mg and codeine phosphate 12.8 mg). Proprietary brands of ibuprofen are freely available to the public and(More)
Parasitic infections of the lung occur worldwide among both immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients and may affect the respiratory system in a variety of ways. This review provides an update on the presenting symptoms, signs, investigation and management of diseases affecting the lung caused by protozoa, nematodes and trematodes. The clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Common variable immune deficiency (CVID) is prone to under-diagnosis and may not reach relevant specialists until late in life. Morbidity is most commonly due to acute-on-chronic respiratory infections leading to respiratory failure. AIM To investigate respiratory complications, lung function and high-resolution computerized tomography scan(More)
A 5-year experience of 50 endoscopic transaxillary dorsal sympathectomies is presented. The procedure was successful in either curing or improving the symptoms of hyperhidrosis in the great majority of patients. The commonest side effects were compensatory sweating (75%) and gustatory sweating (48%); despite this, there was an extremely high level of(More)
AIM A randomized controlled trial was carried out to study the effect of a recently proposed technique of ex vivo intra-arterial methylene blue injection of the surgical specimen removed for colorectal cancer on lymph node harvest and staging. METHOD Between May 2012 and February 2013, 100 consecutive colorectal cancer resection specimens in a single(More)