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ORAL submucous fibrosis is a condition which has been studied in only the last 15 years, though it probably has existed for a long period of time. With our present knowledge we may define submucous fibrosis as an insidious, chronic disease affecting any part of the oral cavity and sometimes pharynx and oesophagus. Occasionally preceded by and/or associated(More)
In the district of Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh in South India the habit of reverse smoking is widespread. In a house to house survey of oral cancer and precancerous conditions, comprising 10,169 villagers, 43·8% were reverse smokers; the female: male ratio being 1·7: 1. Ten previously undiagnosed cases of oral cancer, 9 located to palate, were found. The(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an important etiological agent associated with systemic infection in burn patients. Quorum sensing (QS) mechanism of P. aeruginosa contributes to its virulence. Inhibition of QS signals can serve as an effective anti-virulence strategy. Aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of lactonase alone and in combination with(More)
A correlative histocytological study was made of 6 patients with palatal carcinomata and 342 patients with palatal lesions (primarily leukoplakias) associated with reverse smoking from the Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh. Among 6 histologically diagnosed carcinomata only 2 showed cytological findings typical of carcinoma. Of the 46 atypias diagnosed(More)
PURPOSE To report the postoperative outcomes of cataract surgery in microphthalmic eyes of infants. METHODS This prospective observational study was carried out on 20 infants with microphthalmos with visually significant cataract. Microphthalmos was defined as axial length of the globe 16.50 mm or less. We excluded eyes with ocular trauma, inflammation,(More)