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Forty-one pregnant cows at 240 days of gestation were selected from the cattle herd at the Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, India. The cows were critically observed daily during the periparturient period until 45 days postpartum. The prepartum sampling day was fixed on the basis of AI date supported by the external signs of the(More)
INTRODUCTION In extreme obesity, bariatric surgery or weight loss by lifestyle modification is often not possible because of presence of decompensated cirrhosis. Endoscopic intragastric balloon placement may be used as minimal invasive technique to promote weight loss and make them better candidates for liver transplantation surgery; however, there is no(More)
INTRODUCTION Post-transplant relapse is a major factor influencing the long-term outcome in alcoholic liver disease (ALD) patients. AIMS The aim of this study was to evaluate the relapse rates following living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) in patients with ALD in the Indian context with strong family support. METHODS Of 458 patients who underwent(More)
In the present study, biocompatibility of native, acellular, 1,4-butanediol diglycidylether and 1-ethyl-3-(3dimethyl aminopropyl carbodiimide (EDC) cross-linked acellular aortic grafts was evaluated following subcutaneous implantation in guinea pigs. Biocompatibility was evaluated based on macroscopic, histopathological observations and immune responses(More)
BACKGROUND Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis or fibrosis is associated with the increased prevalence of impaired kidney function. It is not known whether nonalcoholic fatty liver (NAFL), which is steatosis without inflammation or fibrosis, is associated with renal impairment as these individuals are not candidates for liver biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS The(More)
AIM Tuberculosis is a common disease in India with significant morbidity and mortality. Limited data is available on the description of tubercular lymphadenopathy on endoscopic ultrasound. METHODS Retrospective data of 116 lymph nodes in 113 patients was evaluated at a tertiary care center. Lymphadenopathy in the mediastinum and abdomen were included. The(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Subcentimetric (defined as <1 cm at short axis) lymph nodes are considered benign and there is limited literature on the results of fine needle aspiration (FNA) of these nodes. METHODS Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided FNA was done on 189 lymph nodes in 166 patients with pyrexia of unknown origin (n = 113) or malignancy (n =(More)
Stephanofilarial dermatitis or humpsore is a common problem in the Indian subcontinent and South East Asia for which an economic and effective treatment is greatly needed. This paper reports a treatment trial on 333 randomly selected confirmed field cases of humpsore on the Island of South Andaman between January 1989 and June 1990. The lesions were(More)
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is a common indication for liver transplantation. It is a much debated indication for deceased donor liver transplantation due to organ shortage and potential of alcohol relapse after liver transplantation. A six-month abstinence before liver transplantation is required at most centers to decrease chances of alcohol relapse(More)
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