Makardhwaj Sarvadaman Shrivastava

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Alterations in DNA methylation are seen in cancers and have also been examined in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). Numerous tumor suppressor genes have been reported to be partially or completely silenced due to hypermethylation of their promoters in single-locus studies, and the use of hypomethylating agents has been shown to restore the expression(More)
Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is one of the fastest growing malignancies in the US and needs newer therapeutic and diagnostic strategies. Chronic inflammation plays a role in the pathogenesis of EAC and contributes to the dysplastic conversion of normal esophageal epithelium to Barrett's esophagus and frank adenocarcinoma. Chemokines play important roles(More)
INTRODUCTION There is paucity of data on acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) in adults in India. Recent reports indicate that demyelinating disorders in the eastern hemisphere are quite distinct from conventional western type multiple sclerosis. AIMS This study aimed to study the clinical profile, laboratory and imaging parameters, in-hospital(More)
A 61-year-old man with AIDS on chronic highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) presented with lethargy and jaundice and was found to have abnormal liver function tests (LFTs). Investigations including viral/autoimmune markers and imaging were unrevealing, except for positive Epstein-Barr virus. HAART was held, however, transaminases and total(More)
Hydrocarbon pneumonitis is an acute, intense pneumonitis resulting from aspiration/inhalation of volatile hydrocarbon compounds with low viscosity and surface tension. The authors describe the case of a 24-year-old male who aspirated diesel while siphoning it from heavy duty crane, developed bilateral pneumonitis and responded to 2-day therapy with(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term therapy with antiepileptic drugs (AED) may be associated with increased total serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) levels and reduced serum calcium, inorganic phosphorous, and vitamin D levels. These adverse biochemical alterations have an adverse effect on bone health. OBJECTIVE To determine (a) onset of derangements in serum total ALP(More)
The association of muscle tyrosine kinase (Musk) antibody with recurrent bulbar weakness in acetylcholine receptor antibody (Ach-R Ab) negative myasthenia gravis (MG) has been well documented. We describe 2 patients, a middle aged man and a 9-year-old girl, both seronegative for Ach R antibody who had recurrent bulbar weakness and MUSK antibody positivity.(More)
The authors report a case of a 31-year-old woman from India with history of seizure disorder who presented with sudden onset right hemiparesis and right-sided upper motor neuron type facial palsy. No identifiable risk factors were noted on admission and all laboratory investigations were negative. MR angiography helped in arriving at the diagnosis of(More)
Pancreatic ascites is a rare cause of ascites and develops largely as a complication of chronic pancreatitis or sometimes due to duct injury during surgical procedures. The entity may mimic spontaneous bacterial peritonitis or ascites due to portal hypertension. Here, the authors discuss a case of pancreatic ascites developing in the setting of alcoholic(More)
Acrocallosal syndrome is an extremely rare genetic disorder with autosomal recessive inheritance. It is characterised by moderate to severe mental retardation, hypotonia, agenesis of the corpus callosum and preaxial polydactyly involving both feet and the facial features like broad forehead and hypertelorism. The authors report a case of a young(More)