Kumari Usha

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BACKGROUND Damage to the peritoneal dialysis catheter may be due to wear from long-term use, exposure to antibacterial agents (strong oxidants), and accidental injury from sharp objects. Repair of such catheter, if not associated with subsequent complications, would extend catheter life and reduce costs and patient inconvenience related to catheter(More)
  • G Sunil, K Usha
  • 1999
A 13-year-old male child had gradually progressive, bilaterall, symmetrical, erythematous hyperkeratotic plaques over knees, elbows, natal cleft, dorsa of hands and feet with palmoplantar keratoderma. High arched palate, fissured tongue and sternal depression (pectus-excavatum) were unusual associations.
Protein intakes of patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) are estimated by protein catabolic rate (PCR) or dietary protein intake assessments (DPI). In this study we compared two approaches suggested by Randerson et al. for calculating PCR. One method incorporates urea generation rate (UG) and estimated dialysate protein losses (PCR),(More)
Catheter thrombosis is a major limiting factor affecting catheter survival in hemodialysis (HD). A previous retrospective study highlighted the utility of outpatient intradialytic high-dose urokinase (HDU) infusion in the treatment of HD catheter thrombosis. The present study was designed to prospectively evaluate the effectiveness of 250 000 IU urokinase(More)
AIMS To establish a correct method of evaluation and management of contracted sockets RESULTS Anopthalmic socket were frequently seen in orbit and Oculoplasty clinic of Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, South India. Prospective evaluation of Anophthalmic Sockets was done in this study. Anophthalmic Socket which can not support prosthetic eye is called(More)
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