G. L. Kantha Rao

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PURPOSE To describe the technique and to evaluate the safety and efficacy of percutaneous kyphoplasty as a new treatment in patients with painful osteoporotic vertebral body compression fractures of the lumbar and thoracic spine. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this prospective study balloon kyphoplasty was performed in 34 consecutive patients (25 females, 9(More)
BACKGROUND An increased prevalence of hyperhomocysteinemia with an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease events has been reported among stable renal transplant recipients (RTRs). Preliminary studies in a small number of these individuals have shown that serum creatinine and cystatin C, both markers of kidney function and glomerular filtration rate,(More)
In a south London department of otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery, 33 cases of tuberculosis were diagnosed in 4 years. The most common presentation was cervical adenitis (58%) and in some cases the initial investigations suggested malignant disease. Most of the patients were of non-British origin but none proved to be HIV seropositive.(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficacy of internal radiation of (32)P-glass microspheres ((32)P-GMS) in unresected hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) via subcutaneous arterial port. METHODS Hepatic arterial (99)technetium-macroaggregate albumin ((99)Tc-MAA) scanning via subcutaneous arterial port was undertaken to measure lung/liver shunting ratio and(More)
Our own series of tumors of the upper cervical spine was analyzed retrospectively. The standard treatment strategies were reevaluated. A total of nine patients (mean age 61 years, metastasis 4, plasmocytoma 3, chordoma 1, histiocytosis 1) were treated between 1/92 and 2/99. A total of 12 operations were carried out. One-step procedures (6): Three extraoral,(More)