Gautamanda Ray

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AIM To evaluate the aetiologic spectrum of chronic liver disease (CLD) in a tertiary referral center in Eastern India. METHODS A total of 175 patients (cirrhosis 166, chronic hepatitis 9) diagnosed by clinical, biochemical, radiological and histopathological (42 cases) parameters were evaluated for aetiology. Investigations included: HBsAg and anti HCV(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether alternating regimens consisting of zidovudine and 2',3'-dideoxycytidine (ddC) reduce the toxicity and maintain or increase the antiretroviral effect associated with each drug alone. DESIGN An unblinded, randomized (phase II) clinical trial in which seven treatment regimens were compared. SETTING Outpatient clinics of 12(More)
This study examined quantitative regional myocardial perfusion (RMP) measured by the washout of 133Xe at rest and after an isoproterenol challenge in 50 patients (group I) studied 8 to 14 days after they underwent saphenous vein bypass grafting to the left coronary artery, and compared this with RMP measured in the native left coronary artery in 14 patients(More)
PURPOSE Curative therapy for multiple myeloma continues to be an elusive goal. This report discusses the Northern California Oncology Group (NCOG) phase I and II trial in high-tumor-burden disease that used a strategy that consisted of induction chemotherapy (vincristine, melphalan, cyclophosphamide, and prednisone [VMCP]) for eight cycles followed by(More)
INTRODUCTION Aspirin resistance is associated with increased cardiovascular risk in aspirin-treated patients. Poor compliance may explain many cases of "resistance," yet few clinical studies have used objective measurement of therapy compliance. We did so in a case-controlled study. METHODS We enrolled patients within 24 h of ischemic stroke and a group(More)
Coronary arteries of anomalous origin are uncommon and some forms seem to be predisposed to atherosclerosis. We report two cases of successful stent implantation in an anomalous right coronary artery originating from the left sinus of Valsalva using the Voda guiding catheter.
OBJECTIVES AND METHOD Forty patients (mean age 45 years; 24 men) attending a tertiary care hospital in eastern India during the period 1996-2000 were investigated to evaluate the etiology and clinical spectrum of obscure gastrointestinal bleed. RESULTS The patients presented to hospital after mean symptom duration of 2.5 years. They had received an(More)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in heart and heart-lung transplant recipients represents a serious if not mortal complication. This study reviews the beneficial effects of 9-(1,3-dihydroxy-2-proproxymethyl) guanine (DHPG), an experimental antiviral agent, in patients with CMV infections. Thirteen of 76 heart and heart-lung transplant patients treated with(More)