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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)
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(More)
Gastric teratoma (GT) comprises less than 1% of all teratomas in children. Though GT in the presence of immature neuroepithelial 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)
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)
Though folic acid supplementation has reduced the incidence of Neural Tube Defects (NTD), NTD still constitutes one of the important congenital malformations having wide medical, social and ethical implications. Zinc deficiency has been reported to produce NTD in animals. This study was designed to evaluate zinc status of the newborn babies with NTD and(More)
Between 1991 and 1998, 28 out of 356 neonates with esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula (EATEF) required esophageal substitution. As only 8 returned (28%) for the esophageal replacement after initial esophagostomy and gastrostomy at our center, we were prompted to offer single-stage esophageal replacement when the primary repair had either(More)
Gastric transposition (GT) is one of the options for the esophageal replacement in children with esophageal atresia with or without tracheoesophageal fistula (EATEF). To date, no manometric studies have been conducted on the intrathoracic stomach after GT in EATEF patients; hence, this study was designed. Babies ( n=18) of EATEF who underwent esophageal(More)
Injury to the testis breaching the tunica albuginea is known to affect fertility. Blunt testicular trauma with an intact tunica albuginea has been reported to have no effect on contralateral testicular histology and Johnsen testicular maturation score. However, sensitive techniques like DNA flowcytometry have not been utilized so far to evaluate(More)
For the assessment of germ-cell maturation of the seminiferous tubules, DNA flowcytometry is a rapid and sensitive method. Phosporus 31P magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) is a non-invasive alternative that demonstrates the metabolic status of the testis, reflecting the type and relative proportion of germ cells in the testis. This study was designed to(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)