J Rakesh Fernando

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INTRODUCTION It is unknown how the timing between doses might affect nicotine's impact on neural activity. Our objective was to examine how the interdose interval affects nicotine's impact on resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were administered nicotine daily (0.4 mg/kg) over 6 days while(More)
Introduction: Solitary nodule of thyroid has increased in incidence in the present day as compared to two decades before. Because of possibility of malignancy, some clinicians especially those in surgical subspecialties recommended that all nodules have to be removed. Aim: The aim of the study to determine the incidence of solitary nodule thyroid in(More)
Introduction: Abdominal paracentesis is a simple bedside or clinic procedure in which a needle is inserted into the peritoneal cavity, and ascitic fluid is removed. Diagnostic paracentesis refers to the removal of a small quantity of fluid for testing. Aim: To evaluate the efficacy of abdominal paracentesis as a simple, bedside diagnostic tool in diagnosing(More)
99mTc-DMSA scan is the best investigation to assess renal scarring after urinary tract infection (UTI) in children. The aim of this study was to describe the findings of DMSA scans done six months after the first UTI. A descriptive cross-sectional study was done among 110 boys and 80 girls selected by systematic sampling. Urine culture was positive in 164(More)
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