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Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) due to coronary artery disease is a leading cause of death in both the developed and developing countries. The advent of coronary care units and early reperfusion therapy (Thrombolytic and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) has substantially decreased in-hospital mortality rates and has improved the outcome in survivors of(More)
L-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria (L-2-HGA), a neurometabolic disorder caused by mutations in the L-2 hydroxyglutarate dehydrogenase (L-2-HGDH) gene, presents with psychomotor retardation, cerebellar ataxia, extrapyramidal symptoms, macrocephaly and seizures. Characteristic magnetic resonance imaging findings include subcortical cerebral white matter(More)
A prospective study was conducted in 25 consecutive patients of paranasal sinus aspergillosis to categorize and treat them based on a fixed treatment protocol. The three types of aspergillosis categorized as per definitive criteria were chronic invasive (six), non-invasive (fungus ball) (seven) and non-invasive destructive (12). Adjuvant chemotherapy was(More)
This study reports the clinical, laboratory profile and outcome in seven patients with biotinidase deficiency. The serum biotinidase activity was assayed using spectrophotometric analysis. The age at presentation varied from day 1 of life to the 5 th month. Seizures were the presenting complaint in six patients and clonic seizures were the predominant(More)
We describe 8 children - with incidentally detected isolated elevation of liver enzymes aspartate aminotansferase and alanine aminotransferase - who were extensively evaluated for hepatic causes before finally being diagnosed to have muscular dystrophy. Serum creatinine phosphokinase levels, if performed early during the work-up, may help in diagnosis of(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the clinical profile, diagnostic methods and management in patients with symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS Retrospective assessment of clinical features and management of patients presenting with symptomatic pulmonary embolism from January 2005 to March 2012. RESULTS 35 patients who were newly diagnosed to have pulmonary(More)
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