George A. D’souza

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BACKGROUND Systemic sclerosis is a generalized disorder of connective tissue affecting skin and internal organs. Lung involvement accounts for significant morbidity and is a leading cause of mortality in patients. OBJECTIVES This study intends to study the frequency of occurrence of pulmonary involvement in progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS) and to(More)
BACKGROUND Differentiating into transudate or exudate is the first step in the evaluation of effusions. Light's criteria is the standard but a significant number of transudates may not be differentiated based on these criteria. Acute phase proteins (APP) are present in plasma, which increase or decrease by about 25% during an acute inflammatory response.(More)
BACKGROUND Chylothorax is a rare complication of gastric adenocarcinoma and data on its identification, prevalence and outcomes are scant. OBJECTIVES To enable identification of gastric carcinoma as a cause of chylothorax. METHODS A case report and a systematic review were conducted of all reported cases of gastric adenocarcinoma with chylothorax as the(More)
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