Pearline Peter

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The target appearance of grey scale ultrasound is thought to be a characteristic sign of gastrointestinal wall thickening. It consists of a strong echogenic center surrounded by a sonolucent rim. In a prospective controlled study, the sensitivity and specificity of the ultrasonic B-scan for Crohn's disease were investigated. Fifty-one patients with Crohn's(More)
A prospective study was performed in 13 consecutive patients with systemic progressive sclerosis (PSS). For the diagnosis of impaired esophageal peristalsis cineradiography and manometry are equally useful. Esophageal suction biopsy allows the diagnosis of esophagitis but not of scleroderma. Mild to severe esophageal involvement was observed in 12 patients.(More)
Predictors of duodenal ulcer healing and relapse were examined in a population known to have a high healing incidence. Two double-blind prospective studies were performed in 134 patients over 4 wk and in 66 patients over 1 yr, respectively. Short-term treatment consisted either of cimetidine 1 g/day, pirenzepine 75 mg/day, or placebo. In a multiple stepwise(More)
It has been speculated that impaired salivary flow and contents contribute to abnormal acid clearance in patients with reflux esophagitis. To test this hypothesis, salivary secretion of volume, bicarbonate, and N-acetylneuraminic acid was measured in patients with reflux esophagitis, in age- and sex-matched controls, and in healthy young volunteers. Resting(More)
A double-blind trial of (+)-cyanidanol-3 (2 g/day) versus placebo tablets was carried out in 100 patients with acute viral hepatitis. 51 received the drug and 49 placebo. (+)-Cyanidanol-3 accelerated the disappearance of HBsAg from the blood, lowered serum-bilirubin, and relieved symptoms such as anorexia, nausea, and pruritus. The drug was well tolerated.(More)
Left hemiparkinsonism was the first symptom of increased intracranial pressure in a 14-year-old girl. The parkinsonism resolved when the increased intracranial pressure was relieved by a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt. This is the first case of parkinsonism associated with hydrocephalus caused by non-neoplastic aqueductal stenosis.
AIM The aim of this study was to examine the effect of the cadioselective B(1)-adrenoceptor blocker nebivolol on glycaemic control, lipid profile and markers of oxidative stress in patients with type 2 diabetes over a 6-month period. METHODS Twenty-six patients with mild to moderate hypertension (140-160 mmHg systolic, 90-105 mmHg diastolic) confirmed on(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of a locally made ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) in decreasing mild to moderate malnutrition. DESIGN A randomized open label, controlled trial. SETTING Pre-schools run by the Department of Community Health in Kaniyambadi administrative block, Vellore, India; duration of follow-up 3 months from the date of(More)