Balaji N. Reddy

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INTRODUCTION Previous robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) studies have identified various predictors of overall and major postoperative complications, but few have evaluated the specific role of these factors in the development of medical and surgical complications. In this study, we present an analysis of the modifiable and nonmodifiable variables(More)
This paper presents the percentage of definite or suggestive evidence present in 482 biopsies from different types of leprosy. The presence of acid-fast bacilli (AFB) and nerve involvement were taken as definite features for a diagnosis of leprosy, and infiltration of the dermal appendages, neurovascular bundles and dermis by granuloma cells and lymphocytes(More)
As part of a continuing longitudinal immuno-epidemiological study, blood samples were collected by finger prick from 4243 individuals living in a highly endemic area for leprosy in South India. The samples were tested for IgM antibodies against phenolic glycolipid-I using an ELISA. Seropositivity defined as optical density greater than or equal to 0.2000(More)
— Error correction codes provide a mean to detect and correct errors introduced by the transmission channel. Basically there are two categories of codes a).Block codes and b).convolution codes. Both the codes introduce redundancy by adding parity symbols to the message data. Cyclic redundancy check (CRC) codes are the subset of the cyclic codes. The(More)
The disability rate in this study was 16.23%. The highest disability rate of 30.76% was found in those aged 45 years and above. Disabilities were found to be more common among male leprosy patients with a disability rate of 21.05% compared to that of 11.45% found among female leprosy patients. None of the indeterminate leprosy patients showed any(More)
Guidelines for measuring blood pressure includes measurement of blood pressure on both arms but it is often ignored. Our case report aims at highlighting the need follow the guidelines. A 60 year old 59 kg weighing male asymptomatic patient without any comobidities was posted for bilateral inguinal hernia repair. The interarm blood pressure difference was(More)
Two cohorts of bacterio-positive cases registered and started on treatment during 1960-62 and 1968-70 were studied for differences in their response to DDS monotherapy. Proportion of male and female cases, mean Bacteriological Index (B.I.) and the distribution of cases according to the initial BI did not differ between the two cohorts. 49.7% of the patients(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients with end-stage renal disease are under increased risk for renal cell carcinoma development, and radical nephrectomy is the preferred treatment in this setting. Owing to the increased surgical morbidity and mortality, active surveillance (AS) may be a valid option for treatment of small renal masses (SRM). As there is a lack of(More)
Patients with sickle cell anaemia have an increased susceptibility to bacterial infections Previous reports of false-negative nitro blue tetrazolium (NBT) tests in the presence of bacteria infection and of a faulty phagocytic response following stimulation in vitro have suggested the possibility of polymorphonuclear dysfunction in certain patients with(More)