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OBJECTIVE Silent and not yet discovered stones of the upper urinary tract are potentially dangerous, since in due course they may cause infection, obstruction and renal damage. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of such silent kidney stones in a representative Pakistani population of Karachi. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We studied 201(More)
BACKGROUND Limited studies have been published so far, which revealed the association of different types of smokeless tobacco on various periodontal health indicators, including mobility and furcation, on North Indian population. The present study has been undertaken to evaluate the effects of commonly used smokeless tobacco forms on periodontal health in(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of coronally advanced flap (CAF) procedure under microsurgical approach for the management of Miller's Class I and II gingival recession defects with the use of either platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) or amnion membrane (AM) in comparison to CAF alone. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 45 sites with Miller's Class I or II(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate and compare the efficacy of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) with enamel matrix derivative (EMD; Emdogain) in the treatment of periodontal intrabony defects in patients with chronic periodontitis, six months after surgery. METHODS Forty-four (44) intrabony defects in 30 patients (15 males) were randomly allocated into two treatment groups:(More)
OBJECTIVE In order to establish some preliminary data of our population, we determined the ultrasonographic kidney dimensions in individuals without known renal disease. We assessed whether age, sex, side, body mass index (BMI) and presence or absence of diabetes mellitus and hypertension affect the renal size. METHODS Ultrasonographic kidney measurements(More)
PURPOSE The present study was conducted to evaluate the impact of scaling and root planing (SRP) on the C-reactive protein (CRP) levels of gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) and serum in chronic periodontitis patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM-CP) or without type 2 diabetes mellitus (NDM-CP). METHODS Forty-eight human participants were divided into(More)
Patient presented with an acute abdomen at 18 weeks gestation. Ultrasound and CT scan confirmed single extra uterine gestation. Considering the maternal hazards associated with surgical removal of viable abdominal pregnancy feticide was performed with ultrasound guided intracardial injection of KCl solution. Ten days after the procedure successful removal(More)
Amoebic liver abscess (ALA) is a common extra-intestinal presentation of amoebiasis caused by Entamoeba histolytica. The liver abscess may be complicated by rupture into adjacent structures. Common organs involved include thorax, peritoneum and pericardium. Rupture into the gastrointestinal tract is extremely rare. We report a patient who developed a(More)