Biswanath Behera

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BACKGROUND There are a dearth of studies comparing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) and intensive medical treatment (IMT) in obese type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. This study compares these modalities in terms of weight loss, metabolic parameters and quality of life (QOL) score. METHODS We evaluated the efficacy of LSG (n = 14) vs. IMT (n =(More)
Four systemic fungicides and a metabolite: Benomyl, Carbendazim, Thiophanate-methyl, Dexon and dimethyl phenylenediamine were screened in the barley progeny test for cytogenetic activity. All affected germination, seedling growth, mitotic and meiotic activity, pollen fertility and seedset in the M1 generation to different degrees; however, no chlorophyll(More)
A 25-year-old male presented with a solitary asymptomatic swelling over the right elbow of six months duration. There was no history of joint pain, breathlessness, diabetes, or any other systemic complaint. He was not on any medication. Cutaneous examination revealed solitary, non-tender, subcutaneous nodule measuring 4 mm × 4 mm over the right elbow(More)
Occurrence of pulmonary tuberculosis with leprosy is known but association of cutaneous tuberculosis with leprosy is rare. We report a case of borderline lepromatous leprosy coexistent with tuberculosis verrucosa cutis in a 29-year-old male, who presented with multiple skin coloured nodules and hyperkeratotic scaly lesions of 3-month duration. Dual(More)
AIDS-associated disseminated Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is a rare entity, especially in India due to the low prevalence of human herpes virus-8 infections in Indian population. Due to its rapid and progressive nature, early diagnosis and institution of highly active antiretroviral therapy is crucial in AIDS-associated KS, with a view to achieving favorable(More)
BACKGROUND Keloids are difficult to treat due to their poor response and high recurrence rate. OBJECTIVE We conducted a randomized controlled trial to compare the therapeutic efficacy of intralesional triamcinolone acetonide (ILTA) in combination with carbon dioxide laser (Group 1) versus in combination with cryotherapy (Group 2) in the treatment of(More)