M. Senthil Kumar

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We read the article by Chowbey and colleagues on regional anesthesia for laparoscopic total extra peritoneal (TEP) inguinal hernia repair [1]. It needs to be understood that regional anesthesia for laparoscopic TEP hernia repair poses certain problems. At our institute we have compared the safety and efficacy of combined spinal epidural anesthesia (CSEA)(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the inhibitory activity of triphala on PMN-type matrix metalloproteinase (MMP-9) expressed in adult periodontitis patients and compared its activity with another ayurvedic drug, kamillosan, and doxycycline, which has known inhibitory activity. METHODS Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) were extracted from gingival tissue(More)
BACKGROUND Neopterin, a metabolite of guanosine, belongs to the class of chemical compounds known as pteridines and is an early and valuable marker of cellular immunity. Recently, it was shown to be associated with the initiation and progression of periodontal disease. The aim of the present study was to assess the relationship between clinical parameters(More)
A 22-year-old male student presented to us with patchy sensory loss over the dorsum of right foot of 6 months' duration and swelling over the left index finger of 2 months' duration. Subsequently, a week later, he developed a painful swelling over the left forehead and right leg. On examination, tender soft, fluctuant subcutaneous saccular swellings were(More)
This prospective study was carried out on 200 patients with clinically, ultrasonographically and serologically confirmed amoebic liver abscess. The role of ultrasound-guided needle aspiration in addition to medications was evaluated compared to drug treatment alone. Both the groups were monitored clinically and sonographically for up to 6 months after(More)
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