Meena Kumar

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BACKGROUND CT has evolved as the gold standard for evaluation of head injury, but early CT is not always possible. Bedside ultrasonography is available in most trauma units and optic nerve ultrasound (ONUS) examination should be feasible. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of ONUS for people with head injury. SETTING Tertiary care trauma service in a(More)
Aromatase, cytochrome P450 19, is a key enzyme in the biosynthesis of estrogens by the human placenta. It is also the major placental enzyme that metabolizes the opiates L-acetylmethadol (LAAM), methadone, and buprenorphine (BUP). Methadone and BUP are used in treatment of the opiate addict and are competitive inhibitors of testosterone conversion to(More)
PURPOSE (S)-4-(3-[18F]Fluoropropyl)-L-glutamic acid (18F-FSPG) is a novel radiopharmaceutical for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging. It is a glutamate analogue that can be used to measure xC- transporter activity. This study was performed to assess the feasibility of 18F-FSPG for imaging orthotopic brain tumors in small animals and the translation(More)
Purpose To evaluate the normal biodistribution and kinetics of (S)-4-(3-[18F]fluoropropyl)-l-glutamic acid ((18)F FSPG) in healthy volunteers and to compare (18)F FSPG mean and maximum standardized uptake values (SUVmean and SUVmax, respectively) with those of (18)F fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) across a variety of organs. Materials and Methods This protocol was(More)
Tuberculosis of the breast is a very rare entity. Nearly 500 cases of breast tuberculosis have been documented world wide. Despite the high incidence of tuberculosis in India, reports of breast tuberculosis have been few. We report a rare case of TB of the breast, which resembled malignancy. This is the first case that presented to a unit of general surgery(More)
A b st ra ct Deceased organ donors in an intensive care unit (ICU) are the richest source of organs for transplantation. Careful donor maintenance plays a vital role in the successful functioning of the organ in the recipient. Aims: Early identiÞ cation of brain stem death (BSD) in the ICU, problems and management in donor maintenance till retrieval are the(More)
Background: Isolation of H. pylori on artificial culture media is hampered by lack of reliable confirmatory media. In this study, two transport mediaPhysiological saline and Stuart’s transport medium and three culture mediaBlood agar, Chocolate agar and Modified Thayer Martin agar were evaluated for primary isolation of H. pylori. The role of Helicobacter(More)
Surveillance FDG PET/CT was performed in a 75-year-old woman with history of melanoma and colon cancer. She had rash and erythematous papules on the forearms, elbows, knees, and thighs and then developed right-leg weakness, difficulty with fine motor movement, and ptosis. Chest CT identified a right-lung spiculated nodule. Skin and pulmonary nodule biopsies(More)
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