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AIM To evaluate the role of fluorine-18-labeled fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography ((18)F-FDG PET) in various rheumatic diseases and its potential in the early assessment of treatment response in a limited number of patients. METHODS This study involved 28 newly diagnosed patients, of these 17 had rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and 11 had(More)
AIM This study was undertaken to clarify the nature of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) along with other autoantibodies in lupus nephritis (LN) patients and in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients without nephritis and to know their correlation with clinical manifestations and presence of other autoantibodies. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Leprosy still remains an important public health problem for many parts of the world. An association of gangrene with leprosy is a rare one & can have a number of causative mechanisms. We present a case with Leprosy & gangrene with positive anti phopholipid antibody titers. CASE PRESENTATION A 50-year-old non-diabetic, non-hypertensive lady(More)
Methanol, through its chief metabolite, formate, causes irreversible neurological damage. Methanol intoxication produces classic neuropathological changes and characteristic imaging findings. Computed tomography was performed on four patients who presented with a history of methanol poisoning. Prominent, hypodense lesions in the lentiform nuclei and(More)
The multidisciplinary "New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative" Arthritis Project was undertaken to validate Ayurvedic medicines. Herbal formulations in popular use were selected by expert consensus and standardized using modern tools. Our clinical strategy evolved from simple exploratory evaluations to better powered statistically designed(More)
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate clinical equivalence between two standardized Ayurveda (India) formulations (SGCG and SGC), glucosamine and celecoxib (NSAID). METHODS Ayurvedic formulations (extracts of Tinospora cordifolia, Zingiber officinale, Emblica officinalis, Boswellia serrata), glucosamine sulphate (2 g daily) and celecoxib (200 mg daily) were evaluated(More)
Due to inconsistent clinical presentations and the lack of a rapid, sensitive and specific test, tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is particularly difficult to diagnose. The present study was carried out to determine the utility of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using INS primers in the diagnosis of TBM and to compare the efficacy of two different DNA(More)
AIM 1. To study the presence of anti-Ro/SS-A, anti-La/SS-B, anti-Sm and anti-nRNP in diagnosed antinuclear factor (ANF) positive systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) cases and their association with various organ involvement. 2. To study autoantibodies in other autoimmune disorders. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 4050 suspected cases of autoimmune(More)