Arvind Gopalrao Kulkarni

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BACKGROUND CONTEXT Recent literature has raised some apprehensions with regard to the usage of cervical cages. PURPOSE Radiological review of cases performed at our institution with a novel cage made of polyetheretherketone (PEEK). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. METHODS A retrospective review of the first 15 consecutive cases of single-level(More)
Antibodies to HTLV-I have been detected in sera from 15 (2.0%) of 736 adult blood-donors in Nigeria, in 4 (20.0%) of 20 patients with chronic lymphatic leukaemia, 3 (10.0%) of 30 with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, one of 12 with Burkitt's lymphoma and one of 7 with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. The frequency of positivity was higher (3.6%) in the blood-donors(More)
Oxidative stress plays an important role in the development of malarial anemia. The present study was undertaken to study the role of oxidant and antioxidants in the patients ofPlasmodium falciparum malaria (n=25),Plasmodium vivax malaria (n=25) as against the normal control subjects (n=25). The parameters included are the hematological [hemoglobin,(More)
ABO and Rhesus blood group data were analysed from 43187 blood donors belonging to 34 ethnic groups, predominantly from northern Nigeria. This is the largest series to be reported on from the whole of West Africa. Group O was found in 46.6% of all those examined, but the numbers varied from 33.13% to 64.35% in different ethnic groups. Group A was found in(More)
The authors describe an alternative method of C1-2 joint distraction, reduction, and fixation in the treatment of 24 patients with fixed atlantoaxial dislocation. Based on their results, they conclude that there is a place for reduction of fixed atlantoaxial dislocation and subsequent fixation in a procedure that does not require removal of any osseous(More)
Analysis of the management of 7 cases of extradural arachnoid cyst is presented. A brief review of the literature on the subject is presented. Seven cases of extradural arachnoid cysts were treated surgically between the years 1996 to 2002. These patients were analysed retrospectively. The average follow-up period was 32 months. Three patients were males(More)
This report describes a case of spondylodiscitis occurring adjacent to levels at which anterior cervical discectomy and fusion was performed. The objective is to describe a rare cause of spondylodiscitis and discuss its successful management. Post-operative discitis involving the same level is a known occurrence. We report an interesting case of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate magnesium deficiency during and after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and the role of intravenous magnesium therapy given in the early postinfarction period. METHODS One hundred patients with AMI were randomly assigned to 2 equal groups and monitored over a 4-week period. The placebo group received intravenous dextrose solution and(More)