Kiranpreet Kaur

Learn More
BACKGROUND PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homologue deleted on chromosome ten) is a tumor suppressor gene implicated in a wide variety of human cancers, including glioblastoma. PTEN is a major negative regulator of the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway. Most human gliomas show high levels of activated Akt, whereas less than half of these tumors carry PTEN mutations(More)
BACKGROUND XIAP (X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein) is one of the most important members of the apoptosis inhibitor family. XIAP is upregulated in various malignancies, including human glioblastoma. It promotes invasion, metastasis, growth and survival of malignant cells. We hypothesized that downregulation of XIAP by human umbilical cord blood(More)
The present study evaluated the outcome of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) in 9 patients (males = 6, females = 3) with clinico-radiological diagnosis of tubercular spondylitis of the dorsal spine. The mean duration of surgery was 140.88 ± 20.09 minutes, mean blood was 417.77 ± 190.90 mL, and mean duration of postoperative hospital stay was 5.77 ±(More)
A unique case of large intra-articular osteochondroma of the knee of a 15-year duration is presented along with a review of the literature. The tumor may have remained asymptomatic for such a long period because of its slow growth and stretch elongation of the quadriceps mechanism.
BACKGROUND Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) caused by heterozygous mutations in the glucokinase (GCK) gene typically presents with lifelong, stable, mild fasting hyperglycaemia. With the exception of pregnancy, patients with GCK-MODY usually do not require pharmacological therapy. We report two unrelated patients whose initial genetic test(More)
Penetrating abdomino-thoracic injuries are potentially life-threatening due to the associated haemorrhagic shock and visceral injury. The management of these injuries poses specific challenges in pre-hospital care, transport, and management strategies. We report a 35-year-old male having impalement injury of the left thorax and left upper arm with a(More)
BACKGROUND We compared the effects of oral clonidine and gabapentin as premedicant in obtunding hemodynamic response to laryngoscopy and intubation in normotensive patients undergoing elective surgery. METHODS A total of 100 patients of either sex enrolled in the study were randomly divided into two groups of 50 each. Group A patients received oral(More)
Anesthesia for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) requires special equipment that can be used in the presence of a magnetic field. Endotracheal tube and various laryngeal mask airway devices have a variable quantity of ferromagnetic material in the pilot balloon that could reduce image quality and result in artifacts. The i-gel is a reliable, easily inserted(More)
The recurrence of pressure ulcers (PrUs) and dehiscence of reconstructive flap have always been a problem. The present study aimed to evaluate the results of reconstructive flap surgeries in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) having PrUs, using classic and modified flaps with improvisations to decrease wound dehiscence, flap necrosis and tension in(More)
BACKGROUND Clonidine is added to intrathecal local anesthetics to improve intraoperative analgesia and to increase the duration of sensory and motor block. Aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the effects of addition of two different doses of clonidine (15 and 30 mcg) to 11 mg hyperbaric bupivacaine in patients undergoing inguinal herniorrhaphy(More)