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Zinc is an important trace element having a definitive role in the metabolism, growth and development and reproduction. During pregnancy the requirements for zinc increase. This study was designed to evaluate the zinc status of normal women, normal pregnant women and their newborn babies. Forty normal adult females, 40 normal pregnant women and their(More)
Gastric teratoma (GT) comprises less than 1% of all teratomas in children. Though GT in the presence of immature neuroepethelial elements is regarded as malignant, the prognosis is excellent after complete excision of the tumor. Because of its rarity the world literature lacks a large study. Clinical experience with ten cases of GT is presented and(More)
Metronidazole, a 5-nitroimidazole drug has been reported to decrease testicular weight, testicular and epididymal spermatid counts and causes abnormal sperm morphology with degeneration of seminiferous tubules with 6 weeks treatment of metronidazole (400 mg/kg, day). In contrast to DNA flow cytometry (FCM), the histological and gravimetric parameters do not(More)
Acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy is a laucocytoclastic vasculitis characterized by a triad of fever, large purpuric skin lesions and edema. The presentation is often dramatic. The manifestations are often misinterpreted as a septicemic illness. We report the occurrence of this syndrome in a 1 1/2-year-old-child, highlighting some of the diagnostic and(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the results of performing percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) in all patients with kidneys with ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) and split renal function (SRF) of less than 10%, because the management of such cases is still under debate. If SRF improves, we perform pyeloplasty, otherwise nephrectomy is done. METHODS The records(More)
PURPOSE Failure to understand the ergonomics of laparoscopic surgery has a potential to pose health problems for the surgeons. This study was planned to assess the prevalence, significance, and awareness of ergonomic problems associated with laparoscopy. MATERIAL AND METHODS A questionnaire designed to assess the frequency and degree of physical(More)
Solitary kidneys in renal donors and patients who have undergone unilateral nephrectomy for malignant disease have been reported to undergo hyperfiltration injury. This study was undertaken to evaluate the somatic growth and development of followed-up patient after Wilms' tumor to evaluate their renal function and identify any evidence of injury in the(More)
Congenital anterior urethral diverticulum (CAUD) is an uncommon condition in children usually presenting as a fluctuant ventral penile swelling. Retrospective data of nine patients with CAUD were analyzed. Patients presented with penile swelling (n=7), recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) (n=5), and poor urinary stream (n=2). One patient who had gross(More)
OBJECTIVE In the diagnostic work up of the child with neonatal obstructive cholangiopathy (NOC), hepatobiliary scintigraphy (HBS) determines the need for peroperative cholangiography (POC). Traditionally, phenobarbitone is recommended to prime the liver to HBS. This retrospective study was designed to evaluate whether addition of the betamethasone (BM)(More)