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PURPOSE To compare the metabolite patterns observed at in vivo proton magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy of brain abscesses in patients for whom bacteriologic information was obtained from cultures and to categorize the MR spectral patterns with respect to the underlying etiologic agents. MATERIALS AND METHODS MR imaging and in vivo single-voxel proton(More)
A life cycle approach was adopted for energy, green house gas (GHG) emissions and renewability assessment for production of 1ton of Jatropha biodiesel. Allocation and displacement approaches were applied for life cycle inventory, process energy and process GHG emission attribution to co-products. The results of process energy and GHG emission analyses(More)
The metabolite patterns obtained by ex vivo proton MR spectroscopy of fluid from different locations of hydatid cysts of sheep and humans (n = 16) and cysticercus cysts of swine and humans (n = 25) were compared with an objective of differentiating the two parasites on the basis of their metabolite pattern. The spectra from hydatid fluid differed from(More)
Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the most frequent parasitic disease of central nervous system. In our earlier study, we had observed creatine [(creatine + phosphocreatine); (tCr)] on ex vivo proton MR spectroscopy (1H MRS) in some of the cysticercus cyst fluid samples obtained from swine's brain parenchyma. In current study, swine brains of freshly slaughtered(More)
BACKGROUND Hydatid cysts, the larvae of the parasite Echinococcus granulosus, may lodge in any organ of intermediate hosts, namely, man and sheep. Complete cyst removal is the treatment of choice; however, spillage of fertile cysts during surgery leads to disease recurrence that may be prevented by preoperative detection of the fertility status of the cyst.(More)
The present study was designed to see the effects of Angiotensin-II (Ang-II) on buffalo sperm capacitation, acrosome reaction (AR), and its relation to nitric oxide (NO()) production. The extent of capacitation or AR was determined by dual staining while the NO() production was determined by spectrophotometry. The results thus obtained revealed that Ang-II(More)
BACKGROUND Various histopathological changes have been observed following neoadjuvant chemotherapy in individual tumors in the literature. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To observe histopathologic changes seen after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast malignancies, squamous cell carcinomas, adenocarcinomas, and Wilms' tumor using breast cancer predominantly as the(More)
Intervertebral disc calcification (IVDC), though rare, remains an important differential of pediatric spinal pain. A 7-year-old boy presented with sudden-onset severe neck pain and restricted movements. There was no definite history of trauma or infection. Imaging of the cervical spine showed calcification of the intervertebral disc at C2-3 level, with(More)
PURPOSE Prostatic carcinoma is a common and growing public health problem. Histological evaluation is fairly adequate for assessing tumor differentiation, but tumor proliferative activity is difficult to measure. Increasing evidence suggests that the factors controlling cell cycle progression also modulate the rate of ribosome biogenesis. Despite the(More)
Primary splenic cyst is a relatively rare entity; they comprise only about 10% of benign non-parasitic cysts. Most of these are asymptomatic and are observed incidentally during abdominal ultrasonography. The number of diagnosed splenic cyst cases seems to have risen because of the increasing use of abdominal imaging techniques. However, definite diagnosis(More)