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Aprepitant, a neurokinin-1 receptor antagonist, in combination with 5 HT-3 antagonist and dexamethasone is recommended in adults receiving moderately and highly emetogenic chemotherapy to reduce chemotherapy-induced vomiting (CIV). Data for use of aprepitant in children is limited and hence aprepitant is not recommended by Pediatric Oncology Group of(More)
The authors describe the use of dual-phase intravenous CT angiography of the pelvis in two female patients, who presented with ongoing excessive vaginal bleeding, to demonstrate large adnexal and uterine arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Power Doppler was used as the initial modality to diagnose the AVMs. CT angiography, along with 3-D rendering in the(More)
We evaluated long-term outcome of patients achieving complete response (CR) after autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) for multiple myeloma. Between April 1990 and June 2012 191 patients underwent ASCT. The median age was 53 years (range, 26-68 years), 135 were men. Pretransplant, patients received induction therapy with VAD (vincristine,(More)
BACKGROUND Ultrasound assessment of thyroid volume is considered a more objective method than clinical palpation for the diagnosis of goitre. We used ultrasonography to establish normal reference cut-off points of thyroid volume in schoolchildren of different socioecomonic groups in India and compared the results with international norms. METHODS In a(More)
Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is an inherited disease of the phagocyte NADPH oxidase system that causes defective production of toxic oxygen metabolites, leading to impaired bacterial and fungal killing, and recurrent life threatening infections; mostly by catalase producing organisms. Nocardiosis in CGD is well described, however actinomycosis is(More)
Heterotopic, aberrant or ectopic pancreas is defined as the presence of pancreatic tissue in topographic anomaly, with no anatomical, neural or vascular connection to the normal pancreas. It is a rare condition found mainly in stomach, duodenum and jejunum. Ileal heterotopic pancreas is an uncommon condition and has been rarely reported in children so far.(More)
PURPOSE Inconsistent data exist on long-term visual outcomes in survivors of retinoblastoma. No studies have been reported on role of ocular coherence tomography (OCT) in predicting visual acuity. We assessed visual acuity in patients with retinoblastoma treated at our center in whom affected eyes were preserved. METHODS Patients who had completed a(More)
OBJECTIVE To ascertain the growth and endocrinal disturbances associated with Pediatric Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH). METHODS Retrospective analysis of hospital records of subjects with LCH, aged 1 mo to 18 y was performed. The diagnosis of LCH was made as per Histiocyte Society criteria. Subjects were classified as group A: multifocal bone(More)