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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)
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)
Interstitial or cornual pregnancy is a rare and dangerous type of ectopic gestation. It poses a diagnostic difficulty and differentiating from eccentrically located intrauterine pregnancy may be challenging. We are reporting a case of nulliparous woman diagnosed as having interstitial pregnancy on three-dimensional ultrasonography. We managed the patient(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)
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)
BACKGROUND Studies of baseline prognostic factors in patients with localized osteosarcoma treated without high dose methotrexate are limited. METHODS This is single-institutional review of localized osteosarcoma patients treated without high dose methotrexate between June 2003-December 2012. A multivariate analysis of impact of baseline and treatment(More)