Linu Abraham Jacob

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Radiologic assessment appears to be an objective standard for longterm evaluation of osteoarthritis (OA) and it is inexpensive, quick, simple and noninvasive. We conducted a one year followup study of patients with OA of the knee to evaluate the reproducibility and validity of this evaluation. The intra and interobserver reproducibility of the radiologic(More)
Epigenetics is the study of heritable alterations in gene expression that are not accompanied by the corresponding change in DNA sequence. Three interlinked epigenetic processes regulate gene expression at the level of chromatin, namely DNA methylation, nucleosomal remodeling and histone covalent modifications. Post-translational modifications that occur on(More)
A new bioadhesive buccal morphine tablet was developed for controlled release delivery of drug and improved bioavailability compared with oral controlled release tablet. In order to characterize the pharmacokinetic properties of this bioadhesive buccal formulation, a bioavailability study was performed in 12 healthy volunteers who received: a 30 mg oral(More)
Introduction. The incidence of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) increases progressively with age and its treatment is challenging. This prospective case control study was undertaken to compare the safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of decitabine with those of cytarabine in older patients with newly diagnosed AML who are not fit for intensive chemotherapy.(More)
BACKGROUND Febrile neutropenia (FN) is a common but serious complication of chemotherapy in patients with solid tumors (ST) and hematological malignancies (HM). The epidemiology of FN keeps changing. OBJECTIVE The objective was to study the epidemiology of FN in adult patients with ST and HM at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore - A tertiary(More)
Primary bone lymphoma (PBL) is an uncommon tumor accounting for approximately 4-5% of extra nodal lymphoma and less than 1% of all non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Disease may be complicated at presentation by pathological fracture or spinal cord compression. Diffuse large-B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) accounts for the majority of cases of PBL. Owing to its rarity, only a(More)
Objective of the study is the retrospective evaluation of clinico-hematological and cytogenetic profile of patients with erythroleukemia (EL) in a south Indian population. Case records of all patients with acute myeloid leukemia seen in the Department of Medical Oncology at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore, between January 1997 and December(More)
BACKGROUND Intrathecal methotrexate (ITMTX) is an important component in the treatment as well as prophylaxis of leukemia/lymphoma. ITMTX can cause chemical meningitis characterized by vomiting, headache, and fever lasting 2-5 days with spontaneous resolution of symptoms which differentiates this syndrome from bacterial meningitis. OBJECTIVE This(More)
Background. The efficacy, safety, and cost benefit of olanzapine (OLN) when compared to aprepitant (APR) in the prevention of chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in patients receiving highly emetogenic chemotherapy (HEC) were evaluated. Methods. A prospective pilot study was done in chemotherapy-naive patients receiving HEC to compare OLN versus(More)
Sokal index was developed in the pre-imatinib era to predict and prognosticate the outcome of Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients. In the Imatinib era, a new scoring system called EUTOS scoring system has been validated as a predictive marker in CML. The scores have shown variable correlation with complete cytogenetic response (CCyR) and major molecular(More)