Kumari Usha

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PURPOSE To identify adult human buccal epithelial stem cells (SCs) on the basis of two parameters (high p63 expression and greater nucleus/cytoplasmic (N/C) ratio) and to evaluate clinical efficacy of ex-vivo expanded autologous epithelium in bilateral limbal SC-deficient (LSCD) patients. METHODS The epithelial cells were isolated from buccal biopsy and(More)
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)
The present study was undertaken to analyze the levels of some known antioxidant (both enzymic and non enzymic) activities in the rootsof Hygrophila spinosa andCassia occidentalis also to find out the hepatoprotective effect of the same in carbon tetrachloride induced liver damage in albino rats. The roots were found to be rich in antioxidants. Liver damage(More)
OBJECTIVE A case of solitary extracranial cysticercosis of the parotid gland is reported. A discussion concerning the clinical features, imaging modalities, diagnostic methods and management of cysticercosis, along with a review of relevant literature is also presented. CASE REPORT A young female patient presented with features resembling acute parotitis.(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)
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)
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