Harita Desai

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We examined forty-eight midbrain sections from normal brains containing SN at the level of the exiting fibers of the IIIrd cranial nerve. The cases were classified into two groups based on at least 80% life exposure to either rural or urban provincial environments, respectively. Linear regression analysis revealed a lower SN neuron count in the rural group(More)
Fragile X syndrome is a common cause of mental retardation. We report the clinical and pathologic features of a patient with fragile X syndrome who developed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at a relatively young age. Although the occurrence of these 2 diseases could be a mere coincidence, the development of ALS in this patient might be related to the(More)
Ischemic spinal cord lesions with abdominal aortic aneurysm are rare and are usually characterized by a single catastrophic event. The authors report a seventy-five-year-old woman who, over a period of three years, had three attacks of acute neurologic deficit. The clinical features were those of bladder incontinence, a mixture of upper and lower motor(More)
In this study, we examined prospectively the effect of pyridoxine on idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome. Thirty-two patients with the disease were randomized to receive treatment or placebo. No differences in outcome were found in electrophysiologic signs, clinical signs, or significant symptoms. Our findings do not support the use of pyridoxine for treating(More)
1. Study of 100 patients admitted to the Geriatric Assessment Unit, to evaluate the appropriateness of drug therapy in the elderly. 2. Average patient took 5.15 drugs at admission and 3.67 drugs at discharge. 3. Inaccurate dosages found in 14%, drug-drug interaction in 31%, drug contraindications were evident in 23% and at least one unnecessary drug was(More)
Female genital tract anomalies are common deviations from normal anatomy, resulting from an abnormal formation, fusion, or reabsorption of müllerian ducts during fetal life with an estimated prevalence of 4– 7 % [1]. We report a combined hysteroscopic and laparoscopic management of complete septate uterus with unilateral cervical aplasia of class(More)
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