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High incidence of oesophageal and gastric cancer in Kashmir in a population with special personal and dietary habits.
Over a three year period (1 July 1986 to 30 June 1989) all newly diagnosed and histologically proved cases of oesophageal and gastric cancer were recorded prospectively. Some 1515 cases ofExpand
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Percutaneous drainage compared with surgery for hepatic hydatid cysts.
BACKGROUND In recent years percutaneous drainage has been used successfully to treat the hepatic hydatid cysts of echinococcal disease. We performed a controlled trial to compare the safety andExpand
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Biliary ascariasis. A common cause of biliary and pancreatic disease in an endemic area.
We prospectively evaluated the incidence, clinical features, radiographic findings, and course of biliary and pancreatic disease caused by ascariasis in an endemic area in India. Ascariasis was anExpand
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A comparison of omeprazole and placebo for bleeding peptic ulcer.
BACKGROUND The role of medical treatment for patients with bleeding peptic ulcers is uncertain. METHODS We conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in 220 patients with duodenal, gastric,Expand
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Percutaneous drainage versus albendazole therapy in hepatic hydatidosis: a prospective, randomized study.
BACKGROUND Recently, drug treatment and percutaneous drainage have been used successfully when treating hepatic hydatid cysts. Until now, there is no published study comparing the relative safety andExpand
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Biliary abnormalities associated with extrahepatic portal venous obstruction
We prospectively studied 21 consecutive patients with extrahepatic portal venous obstruction for evidence of biliary tract disease. Two patients were first seen with extrahepatic cholestasis; anotherExpand
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Enteric non‐A, non‐B hepatitis: Epidemics, animal transmission, and hepatitis E virus detection by the polymerase chain reaction
We studied epidemics of viral hepatitis occurring at three different places in India. One was a combined epidemic due to hepatitis E virus (HEV) and hepatitis A virus (HAV) infections. In thisExpand
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Hepatitis E: Discovery, global impact, control and cure.
Hepatitis E was identified as an epidemic of non-A, non-B hepatitis from Kashmir, India in 1978. Hepatitis E virus (HEV), the etiological agent is the sole member of family Hepeviridae. The virus hasExpand
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Molecular adsorbent recirculating system for acute and acute‐on‐chronic liver failure: A meta‐analysis
Molecular adsorbent recirculating system (MARS) is an important option for patients with liver failure to give them additional time for recovery or to serve as a “bridge” to transplantation. However,Expand
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Prevalence of biliary tract disease in India: a sonographic study in adult population in Kashmir.
Sonography was used to investigate the prevalence of symptomatic and silent biliary tract disease, in free living urban population in Kashmir. A randomly drawn sample of 1695 subjects aged 15 yearsExpand
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