Kundan R. Patel

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Breast infections caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, although rare in western countries, should not be forgotten as a cause of a breast lump presenting clinically and radiologically as a carcinoma in the older patient who gives a history of previous tuberculosis. We report the case of an 84-year-old woman with a breast lump showing noncaseating(More)
Beta 2-adrenergic agents are useful in the management of acute and chronic asthma. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are less responsive to bronchodilator therapy; however, a trial of beta 2-agonists is warranted in search of a reversible component. The newer beta 2-sympathomimetic agents have no important differences in the quality of bronchodilation, but(More)
Malignant pleural mesothelioma is almost exclusively caused by exposure to asbestos dust. Recent epidemiological studies have suggested that the national incidence of disease may continue to rise until 2020 and that asbestos exposure in the building trade may be replacing shipyard related exposure as the main source of disease. The objective of the study(More)
Pulmonary function tests were performed in ten patients established on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. A decrease in all lung volumes was observed after instillation of dialysate and a further decrease on change from the erect to the supine posture. This change was small and unlikely to have a functionally significant effect in patients with a(More)
INTRODUCTION Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is a chronic debilitating disease and a well-recognized potentially premalignant condition of the oral cavity. Various medical and surgical treatment modalities have been used in modern science, but results are not satisfactory owing to recurrence, adverse effects, and sometimes worsening the condition. On(More)
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