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BACKGROUND Hirsutism refers to the presence of terminal hairs at the body sites under androgenic control. Various factors, including genetic makeup and hormonal status, influence the rate and pattern of hair growth at these sites. PURPOSE To study the pattern of hirsutism in Kashmir. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty five consecutive patients of hirsutism(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) can detect low-volume ascites (LVA) not apparent on computed tomography. The aim of this study was to assess the importance of LVA for management of patients with oesophagogastric (OG) cancer. METHODS Patients with LVA were identified from a prospective OG cancer unit database between January 2002 and January(More)
BACKGROUND Oesophagogastric cancer surgery is immunosuppressive. This may be modulated by omega-3 fatty acids (O-3FAs). The aim of this study was to assess the effect of perioperative O-3FAs on clinical outcome and immune function after oesophagogastric cancer surgery. METHODS Patients undergoing subtotal oesophagectomy and total gastrectomy were(More)
BACKGROUND Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a genetically determined mechano-bullous disorder of the skin encompassing a group of conditions that share skin fragility as a common feature. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twele patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa from Kashmir valley are reported. RESULTS Our series included 12 patients, 5 males and 7 females. Features(More)
In the National Health Service (NHS), clinical negligence claims and associated compensations are constantly rising. The aim of this study is to identify the size, trends, and causes of litigations claims in relation to esophagogastric (EG) cancer in the NHS. Data requests were submitted to the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) for the period of January 2003(More)
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