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Twelve out of 72 (16.7%) multi-transfused patients with thalassemia major (age range: 7-22 years) were found to be positive for antibody to hepatitis-C virus (anti-HCV). Nine (75%) of these 12 cases were positive for hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc) and/or hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs). Out of the remaining 60 patients (83.3%), 27 patients… (More)
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is rarely associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Kikuchi Fujimoto disease may precede, follow or coincide with the diagnosis of SLE. We report a case who was initially diagnosed as Kikuchi Fujimoto disease with SLE. She is presently in remission after treatment of SLE.
Seventy-two transfusion-dependent iron loaded thalassemia patients were investigated for thyroid dysfunction by estimating circulating thyroid hormones (T4 and T3) and basal thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). They were also evaluated for their liver function (biochemically) and iron overload by estimating serum ferritin. Thyroid failure (hypothyroidism) was… (More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of Epalrestat with Methylcobalamine in patients with diabetic neuropathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective, open-labeled, comparative, and multicentric study was conducted on an outpatient basis by qualified investigators at four different centers. A total of 242 patients with diabetic… (More)
Hyperlipidemia is commonly observed in patients with type 2 diabetes and is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The authors tested the effect of atorvastatin (10 mg/d) on 110 hyperlipidemic type 2 diabetes patients with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels exceeding 130 mg/d. The primary efficacy end point was the percentage… (More)
BACKGROUND Chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma, allergic rhinitis (AR), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and rhinosinusitis are becoming increasingly prevalent in the Asia-Pacific region. The Asia-Pacific Burden of Respiratory Diseases study examined the disease and economic burden of AR, asthma, COPD, and rhinosinusitis across the… (More)
Recent studies have demonstrated the role of nandrolone decanoate (ND) in reversal of wasting associated with HIV infection. However, such studies in Indian scenario are lacking. Hence, the present study was planned with an objective to assess the effect of ND in patients of HIV-associated wasting in Indian subjects. The study was a prospective, randomised,… (More)
The objective of the study was to assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability of a fixed dose combination of telmisartan 40 mg and hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg in adult Indian patients with mild to moderate hypertension. A prospective, multicentric, open-label, non-comparative, phase IV study was conducted. A total of 353 patients of either sex, between 18-… (More)
We report a 58-year-old woman who presented with acute quadriparesis, bulbar weakness, atrial fibrillation, ventricular ectopics, and distal renal tubular acidosis with severe hypokalemia. She recovered completely on potassium and alkali supplementation. The patient also had hypergammaglobulinemia with probable primary Sjogren syndrome.