OBJECTIVES To examine the primary risk factor for oral cancer in the US, smoking and tobacco use, among the specific US states that experienced short-term increases in oral cancer incidence and mortality. METHODS Population-based data on oral cancer morbidity and mortality in the US were obtained from the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Surveillance,… (More)
Original Article Primary healthcare systems involves use of medicinal plants as an effective source of both traditional and modern medicines. Any plant which possesses curative elements or properties in one or more of its organs may be termed as medicinal plant. Plant based medicaments have been employed since the dawn of civilization for prolonging the… (More)
We read with interest the article by Toopchizadeh et al.(1) reporting outcomes in pediatric patients with Sciatic Nerve Injection injury (SNII) following gluteal injection. Despite the commendable efforts of the authors in long-term monitoring of outcomes in these select cohort of patients with SNII using appropriate electro-diagnostic studies, supplemented… (More)
BACKGROUND Psammoma bodies (PBs) are whorled, laminated hyaline spherules containing calcium deposits. Intracranially, the presence of PBs is associated with variants of meningioma and pituitary lesions, as well as aging choroid plexus. Limited information exists on their presence in vascular malformation. RESULTS In this report, we describe a case of an… (More)
Optic nerve gliomas (ONG) are rare and seldom encountered in clinical practice. The pilocytic (astrocytoma) variant of ONG almost always presents during the first two decades of life. In this report, the authors discuss an unusual presentation of pilocytic astrocytoma of the juvenile type in an elderly Indian male. With this unusual presentation, ONG… (More)
The objective of this study was to analyze the influence of the increment of gantry angle and the number of arcs on esophageal volumetric modulated arc therapy plan. All plans were done in Monaco planning system for Elekta Synergy linear accelerator with 80 multileaf collimator (MLC). Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) plans were done with different… (More)
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