Kirthi Sathyakumar

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Giardial diarrhea in a birth cohort of 452 children in an urban slum in South India was characterized. Of the 155 episodes that occurred in 99 children, 73% were acute diarrhea. Children with better educated mothers and a toilet at home had lower odds of acquiring giardial diarrhea, whereas low socioeconomic status and drinking municipal water were(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the MRI parameters which best predict complete response (CR) to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) and to assess their diagnostic performance. METHODS This was a prospective study of pre- and post-CRT MRI and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) of 64 patients with LARC who(More)
BACKGROUND CC chemokine receptors are likely to have important roles in the regulation of leukocytes and mast cells. Chemokine receptors are crucial in orchestrating innate and acquired immune responses as well as in allergic inflammation. A disturbance in erythrocyte function can lead to bronchial hyperreactivity and asthma. MATERIAL/METHODS This study(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe causes of discordant or negative parathyroid ultrasound and to assess factors influencing them. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective review of patients who underwent parathyroidectomy between 2000 and 2012 was done. Imaging findings were compared with operative findings and pathology to identify discrepant (n=60; 32 negative, 28(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe atypical ultrasound features of parathyroid lesions and correlate them with clinical presentation and histopathology. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective review of 264 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism who underwent ultrasound imaging prior to parathyroidectomy was performed. Patients with atypical ultrasound findings (n =(More)
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