Balaji Pratap

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A 34-year old male renal transplant recipient developed thrombotic microangiopathy (Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome) in the early post-transplant period following combined immuno-suppressive therapy with tacrolimus and everolimus. The management consisted of discontinuation of tacrolimus and substitution with mycophenolate mofetil. His renal functions improved,(More)
Chronic peritoneal dialysis (PD), especially continuous ambulatory PD (CAPD), is being increasingly utilized in South Asian countries (population of 1.4 billion). There are divergent geopolitical and socioeconomic factors that influence the growth and expansion of CAPD in this region. The majority of the countries in South Asia are lacking in government(More)
BACKGROUND Pedialyte and Gatorade are advocated for the treatment of dehydration in viral gastroenteritis, but there is limited evidence to support their use. We examine the efficacy, safety, and palatability of Pedialyte, Gatorade, and a New Oral Rehydration Solution (N-ORS). This was a randomized double-blind trial conducted in an inpatient, community(More)
Sir, A 42-year old multiparous diabetic and hypertensive lady with ESRD on maintenance hemodialysis(MHD was investigated for renal transplantation . She was on recombinant erythropoietin, iron and folic acid supplements and on alpha methyl dopa, prazosin, nifedipine retard, domperidone, frusemide and losartan. She presented with spontaneous galactorrhea for(More)
BACKGROUND Since therapy of rectal carcinoma depends on the extent of disease, staging becomes important. AIM To assess the ability of transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) and computed tomography (CT) to stage rectal carcinoma. METHODS Ten patients with rectal carcinoma were examined by TRUS and plain and contrast-enhanced CT scan; their findings were(More)
Malondialdehyde (MDA) is a stable product of lipid peroxidation of membrane lipids. In view of its role in membrane lipid damage in various inflammatory disorders, MDA levels were estimated in 83 duodenal ulcer patients and 48 controls. MDA levels were found to be significantly higher in duodenal ulcer patients as compared to controls (mean +/- SD 280.2 +/-(More)
A 21- year-old lady presented with chyluria, severe malnutrition, secondary amenorrhea, profound hypoalbuminemia, heavy proteinuria and renal tubular abnormalities suggestive of Type IV renal tubular acidosis. No particular cause for chyluria could be ascertained. She was successfully treated with an injection of 2% silver nitrate into the left ureter and(More)
A 48-year-old man with diabetes mellitus and hypertension was found to have a thoracic right-sided ectopic kidney with a sensorineuronal hearing loss and tubular abnormalities such as hyponatremia, hypokalemia, metabolic alkalosis with microalbuminuria. He was treated with ACEI and sodium and potassium supplements. However, this only partially corrected his(More)