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Invasive fungal sinusitis of the paranasal sinuses in a healthy immunocompetent person is uncommon. Isolated involvement of any paranasal sinus, particularly sphenoid sinus is rare. In this study, five immunocompetent patients who had no nasal complaints but obscure symptoms of headache and orbital symptoms such as diplopia, retro-orbital pain and loss of(More)
Hair transplantation has come a long way from the days of Punch Hair Transplant by Dr. Orentreich in 1950s to Follicular Unit Hair Transplant (FUT) of 1990s and the very recent Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique. With the advent of FUE, the dream of 'no visible scarring' in the donor area is now looking like a possibility. In FUE, the grafts are(More)
Not only parathyroid hormone (PTH) but also parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) may play a role in calcium and phosphate homeostasis in ruminants. In five trained sheep, each with a large rumen cannula, the isolated rumen wash technique was used to measure electrolyte absorption rates from the rumen. After two control periods of measurement, 20(More)
Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is a fulminant fungal infection of the nose and paranasal sinuses in immunocompromised patients. But mucormycosis following dental manipulation in immunocompetent patients leading to orbital involvement is rare. The objective of this study was to highlight the variable presentations of mucormycosis. We had two immunocompetent(More)
AIM Recent advances including the incorporation of antibacterial substances, such as chlorhexidine, into restorative materials such as glass ionoer cement (GIC), might alter the physical properties of the material, which might affect the marginal seal of the restorations. Hence, the objective of this study was to compare the marginal sealing ability of GC(More)
Magnesium is absorbed mainly from the reticulo-rumen and there are a number of factors reducing its absorption. The chief of these is the increased potential difference across the rumen epithelium caused by increased intraruminal potassium concentration. A significant amount of magnesium leaves the extracellular fluid each day as saliva. As only a portion(More)
Parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP(1-34)) was infused into five sheep, each fitted with a large rumen cannula. After infusion, significant increases were observed in the total and ionized calcium concentrations in plasma but not in saliva. In contrast, significant decreases in the plasma concentrations of phosphate and potassium and corresponding(More)
Phosphorus plays an important role in calcium and magnesium homeostasis in ruminants. In five trained sheep, each with a large rumen cannula, the isolated rumen wash technique was used to measure the magnesium and calcium absorption rates from the rumen. After one control period of measurement, the intra-ruminal phosphate concentration was increased from 2(More)
Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is a new and exciting treatment for chronic sinus disease. A prospective study of 50 patients undergoing FESS was undertaken at the department of Otolaryngology, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana. Parameters studied included patient symptoms, medical history, medical therapy, radiologic findings,(More)
The rate of total secretion of saliva was measured over a 3-h period, under steady state conditions, in conscious sheep. The rates of secretion of magnesium and calcium in saliva represented 25-30% of the magnesium and calcium in the extracellular fluid. Since the large stores of intracellular magnesium are not readily mobilizable, the only readily(More)