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Percutaneous renal biopsy (PRB) is an important diagnostic tool in pediatric nephrology units. But controversy exists whether the procedure can be done in the day care setting. This study was done to document complications of PRB done with automated gun under continuous ultrasonographic guidance and to find whether the procedure can be undertaken as a day(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate incidence of Kawasaki disease (KD) over time among children in the city of Chandigarh, North India. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analysed records of all children with KD below 15 years of age at the Pediatric Allergy Immunology Unit, Advanced Pediatrics Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, from(More)
Thromboembolism is a rare life-threatening complication of childhood nephrotic syndrome. We present the clinical profile and outcome of 34 children with 35 events of thromboembolic complications with nephrotic syndrome. Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) was the commonest complication seen in 11 (31.4 %) children followed by pulmonary thromboembolism and deep(More)
Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) results from an inherited defect in the phagocytic cells of the immune system. It is a genetically heterogenous disease caused by defects in one of the five major subunits of the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase complex. There is a paucity of data from India on CGD. We herein describe the(More)
The objective of this study is to describe the clinical and laboratory features of macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) in systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SOJIA) at a tertiary care center in northwest India. Review of medical records of all children with SOJIA admitted during the period January 1995–December 2008 in Pediatric Allergy and(More)
Increasing numbers of children affected by HIV are being recognised in northern India. The present study aimed to evaluate the clinical profile of 516 children affected by HIV at the Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Unit, Advanced Pediatric Center, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, during the period January 1994 to(More)
Milwaukee School of Engineering has one of the first ABET-accredited software engineering (SE) programs in the United States. We describe our experiences in incorporating the core elements of the software engineering process throughout the undergraduate SE program. These elements are integrated vertically as well as horizontally throughout the curriculum,(More)
Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN), the commonest cause of adult nephrotic syndrome (NS), accounts for only a minority of paediatric NS. Antibodies to m-type phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) are seen in two-thirds of adult IMN cases. PLA2R staining in glomerular deposits is observed in 74% and 45% of adult and paediatric IMN cases, respectively.(More)
We have previously shown that children with pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus (pSLE) have high incidence of anti-phospholipid antibodies (APLA) and reports suggest that presence of APLA can modify disease expression. While the frequency of APLA has been studied previously in adults with SLE, there is paucity of literature in children especially with(More)