Rekha A. Nair

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This article illustrates a case of persistent trigeminal neuralgia in a medically compromised 65-year-old female who did not respond to pharmacotherapy. She had undergone several peripheral neurectomies as well as a failed right posterior fossa exploration that resulted in a cerebrospinal fluid leak. Persistent pain over the right external nasal area and(More)
This study assessed the changes in the isoprenoid pathway and its metabolites digoxin, dolichol and ubiquinone in multiple myeloma. The following parameters were assessed: isoprenoid pathway metabolites, tyrosine and tryptophan catabolites, glycoconjugate metabolism, RBC membrane composition and free radical metabolism. There was elevation in plasma HMG CoA(More)
1. Gla ser B, Landau H, Smilovici A, Nesher R. Persistent hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia of infancy: Long-term treatment with the somatostatin analogue Sandostatin. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 1989;31:71-80. 2. Prashanth GP, Kurbet SB. Comment on persistent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia of infancy. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2013;18:92. 3. James C, Kapoor RR,(More)
Extramedullary plasmacytomas are plasma cell tumors that occur outside the bone marrow. They constitute around 4 % of all plasma cell neoplasms. The most common site of extramedullary plasmacytoma is the upper aerodigestive tract-nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses and oronasopharynx. We are presenting a case of extramedullary plasmacytoma of the trachea.(More)
Given the estimate that 30% of our genes are controlled by microRNAs, it is essential that we understand the precise relationship between microRNAs and their targets. OncomiRs are microRNAs (miRNAs) that have been frequently shown to be deregulated in cancer. However, although several oncomiRs have been identified and characterized, there is as yet no(More)
In this article, we report the development and preclinical validation of combinatorial therapy for treatment of cancers using RNA interference (RNAi). RNAi technology is an attractive approach to silence genes responsible for disease onset and progression. Currently, the critical challenge facing the clinical success of RNAi technology is in the difficulty(More)
Lectins bind to terminal non reducing sugars of glycoconjugates in cell membranes and secretions. These glycoproteins can be very characteristic, both for the differentiation state of a tissue and for its grade of malignancy. The carbohydrate structures of cellular glycoconjugates in normal, adenoma, and carcinoma of human colorectum were analysed using HRP(More)
A retrospective analysis of effectiveness of sequential chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, cisplatin and etoposide in children with stage IV neuroblastoma was undertaken. Study group included 17 children of mores than one year old with median age of 3 years (range 18 months to 7 years). Fourteen were males and three females. Sites of primary(More)
Mediastinal masses in children comprises of a heterogeneous group of tumours. In such cases, biopsy and histological analysis are mandatory for planning of treatment. We have reported an unusual aetiology for a mediastinal mass in a young boy presenting with features of Superior Vena Caval Obstruction (SVCO) who also had marked blood and marrow eosinophilia(More)
Acute megakaryoblastic leukemia is a rare subtype of acute myeloid leukemia with a characteristic morphologic and immunophenotypic profile. It has to be distinguished from other subtypes of acute myeloid leukemia as well as acute myeloid leukemia with t (1; 22) (p13;q13) and acute megakaryoblastic leukemia in Down Syndrome because of its poor prognosis. We(More)