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In order to evaluate the effects of peritoneal dialysis as a modality of renal replacement therapy for adults with acute renal failure (ARF) of varied etiologies, we studied 43 ARF patients who underwent peritoneal dialysis at our hospital from April 2004 to November 2005. The age of the patients ranged from 18 to 75 years with a mean of 35 years. There was… (More)
We report the first ever report of multiple drug resistant salmonella typhi epidemic from Asia. The outbreak started in April 1988 and virtually ended by June 1988. The outbreak occurred in Baramullah town of Kashmir valley. In an epidemiological survey 230 cases were diagnosed as enteric fever. 46 cases (20%) were culture positive. A very rare multiple… (More)
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity in the general population of both the developing and developed countries. Prevalence of CHD in the Indian subcontinent is presently one of the highest and is further on an increase. In the state of Jammu and Kashmir the population like any other developing community, is… (More)
We have evaluated the immediate heart rate response to standing and lying and in 100 Diabetic subjects aged 43 +/- 10 years who underwent five other cardiovascular autonomic tests. Using a specially devised scoring system the patients were divided into three groups: a) 58 subjects without autonomic neuropathy, b) 15 borderliners, c) 27 with autonomic… (More)
BACKGROUND Systemic sclerosis is a multisystemic autoimmune disorder. Intravenous dexamethasone pulse therapy has been used since 1998. AIM The aim wasto report the beneficial effects of dexamethasone pulse in patients of systemic sclerosis vis-à-vis the side effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-seven patients of systemic sclerosis were included. After… (More)
Three cases of multidrug-resistant Salmonella typhi infection presenting as spontaneous splenic rupture are presented. One patient died and two recovered completely. This is a previously unreported presentation of typhoid fever.
Various neuropsychiatric syndromes in typhoid fever were seen in nine patients of multiple drug resistant (both in vitro and in vivo) Salmonella typhi infection of a total of 270 suspected cases in the last two years. All but one patient received oral norfloxacin (400 mg 12 hourly) for two weeks with complete recovery, while the other patient died.… (More)