Hiren R. Patel

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Hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) is a rare disease entity. It is an ominous finding, usually, associated with intraabdominal ischemic necrosis. It frequently requires emergent surgical intervention. Herein, we present a case of a patient who complained of intense abdominal pain, with radiographic findings of HPVG as a result of cocaine-induced vascular(More)
The goal of diabetes therapy today is to achieve and maintain as near normal glycemia as possible to prevent the long-term microvascular and macrovascular complications of an elevated blood glucose. A newly developed inlay osmotic pump tablet (IOPT) can deliver glipizide (GLZ) and metformin HCl (MET) gradually in controlled manner. The aim of present(More)
50 patients (45 males + 5 females) suffering from acute uncomplicated attack of Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) malaria were treated with 1500 mg of halofantrine divided in three doses of 500 mg each given at an interval of 6 h. Results showed there were no primary treatment failures. Average Parasite Clearance Time (av. PCT) was 51.12 h and average Fever(More)
BACKGROUND The prognostic value of peak cardiac troponin (cTn) in different types of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) under the universal clinical classification is unknown. HYPOTHESIS We tested the hypothesis that the prognostic value of cTn varies with its peak level and type of AMI. METHODS We studied 345 consecutive patients with AMI with mean(More)
OBJECTIVE Sporadic cases of drug-induced haemolytic anaemia due to glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency in patients belonging to Vataliya Prajapati community prompted us to study the prevalence of G6PD deficiency in the community. METHODS Screening for G6PD deficiency was carried out using the dichlorophenol-indophenol (DPIP) dye(More)