Bidhan Paul

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This study of 16 patients with pernicious anaemia (PA) (9 males and 7 females); serves as further evidence that the disease is not as infrequent in Africans as the literature stressing its rarity in the past appears to have suggested. The age-old preconceptions about racial incidence; age of onset; and absence of adequate laboratory facilities particularly(More)
We studied 137 cases of acute leukaemia seen between December 1985 and November 1988, using traditional staining techniques together with cytochemistry and in cases of probable acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (Sudan Black negative) by immunophenotyping. Not all tests were carried out in every case (some cases of ALL could only be classified as T or non-T).(More)
Studies of red cell indices viz: Rbc count, Hb, Hct ratio, MCV, MCH and MCHC were carried out in normal subjects (n = 62) and in patients with: B12 deficiency (n = 34); folate deficiency (n = 17); and B12 and folate deficiency (n = 18). Although these red cell parameters were diagnostically useful (2P less than 5 x 10(-3)) in distinguishing the patients'(More)
Background: In perioperative care, a reliable pain management is a vital appeal. Over recent years, Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) block is introduced as an important component of multimodal analgesia. Objective: To evaluate efficacy of TAP block in postoperative analgesia for Total Abdominal Hysterectomy (TAH) with subarachnoid block (SAB) in comparison(More)
Of the 1,310 bone marrow examinations performed in a 16-month period in patients with diverse haematological, oncological and other disorders, 620 had sufficient data for analysis. Seventy-nine percent were from the two main hospitals viz: Parirenyatwa and Harare Central Hospitals. Investigation for anaemia (42.6 percent), staging of malignant disease (14.4(More)
Forty two patients who were seen and satisfied the French-American-British (FAB) diagnostic criteria for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) over a 6-year period at the University of Zimbabwe's Department of Haematology, Harare, are presented. Their overall ages ranged from 29 to 75 years with a mean +/- SD of 57.8 +/- 11.2 years. Males outnumbered females with(More)
Of the 2880 bone marrow examinations performed in a 3-year period in patients with diverse haematological and oncological disorders, 116(4%) patients exhibited 'dry tap' on routine marrow aspiration. However, when the Jamshidi-Swaim technique of trephine bone marrow biopsy was performed in these patients, the single commonest underlying pathological cause(More)