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AIM To study the results for the treatment of symptomatic hemorrhoids using rubber band ligation (RBL) method. METHODS A retrospective study for 750 patients who came to the colorectal unit from June, 1998 to September, 2006, data was retrieved from archived files. RBL was performed using the Mc Gown applicator on an outpatient basis. The patients were(More)
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a hematologic emergency fatal without prompt treatment. Plasma exchange (PEX), the treatment of choice for TTP, is not readily available and has major complications. We report seven cases of TTP, both acquired immune and secondary. Two patients had TTP secondary to malignancy and one secondary to SLE. Male to(More)
Sideroblastic anemia is a rare cause of microcytic hypochromic anemia. In Bangladesh, most common causes of microcytic anemia are iron deficiency anemia, anemia of chronic diseases and thalassemia. Serum ferritin is usually done to differentiate them. If serum ferritin is low, the diagnosis of iron deficiency is entertained. When serum ferritin is raised(More)
234 ABSTRACT: Although diagnosed infrequently, hantavirus infections do occur in British Columbia. Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome has a crude mortality rate of approximately 40% to 50% and is typically characterized by fever, chills, and myalgias followed by an abrupt onset of respiratory distress and hypotension, often requiring ventilation. In 2002, a case(More)
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