Durubaka V. R. Prasad

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The class IV semaphorin Sema4A is critical for efficient TH1 differentiation and Sema4a −/− mice exhibit impaired TH1 immune responses. However, the role of Sema4A in TH2 cell-mediated allergic diseases has not been fully studied. The aim of this study was to clarify the regulatory role possessed by Sema4A in mouse models of allergic diseases, particularly(More)
PURPOSE We report our experience with the use of povidone iodine instillation into the renal pelvis for the treatment of chyluria. MATERIALS AND METHODS From August 2006 to November 2008, 26 patients with chyluria were treated. There were 18 males and 8 females ranging from 24-55 years of age. Cystoscopic localization of chylous efflux was done. Povidone(More)
We report an isolated giant solid macronodular tuberculoma in an 8-year-old boy. A large-space-occupying lesion in the right lobe with nodular surface and hard consistency mimicked liver malignancy. This case is unusual as the ultrasonography, computed tomography scan, and aspiration cytology were all suggestive of a malignant tumor. Laparotomy confirmed a(More)
The placement of a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt is the most common form of treatment for hydrocephalus.The distal end of the VP shunt is commonly placed in the peritoneal cavity. Various complications of the distal end of the shunt have been described in the literature.We report an unusual case of perforation of the distal end of the VP shunt into the(More)
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