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PURPOSE A prospective, randomized comparison of shock wave lithotripsy, retrograde intrarenal surgery and miniperc for the treatment of 1 to 2 cm radiolucent lower calyceal renal calculi was done to evaluate the safety and efficacy of these procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with a single 1 to 2 cm radiolucent lower calyceal renal stone who(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of prothrombotic gene polymorphisms [factor V Leiden (FVL) 1691GA, factor VII (FVII) 10976GA, FVII HVR4, platelet membrane glycoproteins GP1BA 1018CT, GP1BA VNTR, integrin ITGB3 1565TC, integrin ITGA2 807CT and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) 677C/T], plasma factors (fibrinogen and(More)
INTRODUCTION This first study from north India investigated the synergistic effect of AT1R 1166A/C with the ACE I/D polymorphism on risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). MATERIALS AND METHODS Traditional coronary risk factors, ACE I/D and AT1R 1166A/C polymorphism were analyzed in 350 patients with AMI and 350 matched controls. RESULTS In(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A prospective randomized study was performed comparing miniperc and shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) for treatment of radiopaque 1 to 2 cm lower caliceal renal calculi in children to evaluate safety and efficacy of these procedures. PATIENTS AND METHODS Pediatric patients (<15 years) with a single radiopaque lower caliceal renal stone 1(More)
While the molecular basis of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) remains uncertain, concrete evidence is emerging that sarcomeric and cytoskeleton gene expression of myocardium isolated from failing versus non-failing patients differ dramatically. The central aim to this work was to find out the possible role of dystrophin and titin along with the TNF-α in the(More)
Kawasaki disease (KD) has not been frequently reported from developing countries, especially from India. In this series from a tertiary level center in North India, we report on the clinical features and management of patients with KD seen between January 1994 to November 2004. KD was diagnosed on the basis of standard diagnostic criteria. Investigations(More)
The present study was undertaken to explore the potential of erythropoietin in memory deficits of mice. Memory impairment was produced by scopolamine (0.5 mg/kg, i.p.) and intracerebroventricular streptozotocin (i.c.v STZ, 3 mg/kg, 10 µl, 1(st) and 3(rd) day) in separate groups of animals. Morris water-maze test was employed to assess learning and memory.(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare safety and efficacy of ventral versus dorsal onlay buccal mucosal graft urethroplasty in patients with long-segment incomplete bulbar urethral stricture. METHODS This was a single center, prospective, randomized trial. Patients with long-segment (>2 cm) incomplete bulbar urethral stricture and meeting eligibility criteria were(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The best management of upper ureteral calculi is undefined. We performed a prospective randomized comparison between semirigid ureteroscopy (URS) and shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) for upper ureteral stones <2 cm to evaluate safety and efficacy of both procedures. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with a single radiopaque upper ureteral(More)
This experiment aimed at studying the nutritional characteristics and feeding value of rice gluten meal (RGM, a wet-milling by-product of rice) in growing dairy calves. RGM contained 464 g/kg of crude protein with 821 and 196 g/kg nitrogen (N) of borate-phosphate insoluble N and acid detergent insoluble N, respectively, which were higher (P < 0.05) than(More)