Romesh Lal

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To better characterize the virus isolates associated with the HIV-1 epidemic in Uganda, 100 specimens from HIV-1-infected persons were randomly selected from each of two periods from late 1994 to late 1997. The 200 specimens were classified into HIV-1 subtypes by sequence- based phylogenetic analysis of the envelope (env) gp41 region; 98 (49%) were(More)
Diverticulosis is rare in jejunum and its unusual presentation of mechanical obstruction is difficult to diagnose pre-operatively. We report a case of a 54-year old male patient who had symptoms of general abdominal pain and vomiting off and on for three years. He had been assessed elsewhere and had received a course of anti-tubercular treatment empirically(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnosis of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) is difficult as they commonly masquerade as other clinical syndromes. So, the prospective cohort study was carried out to study the clinical profile, evaluate the existing method of severity stratification of SSTIs and identify factors responsible for prolonged stay and poor outcome in patients(More)
INTRODUCTION Ventral hernias may be primary or incisional and classified as midline ventral hernias (MVHs) or non-MVHs (NMVHs). NMVHs are rarer, and their laparoscopic management is technically challenging because of varied anatomic locations, differences in patient positioning at time of surgery, and lack of adequate lateral space for mesh fixation,(More)
INTRODUCTION Bilateral inguinal hernias form a part of the complex spectrum of weakness in the region of the myopectineal orifice. Laparoscopic surgery is one of the standard approaches for bilateral hernias. We describe the results of a randomized trial that was undertaken to compare and evaluate TAPP and TEP repair for bilateral inguinal hernias. (More)
Treatment of metastatic liver disease is at the crossroads of an evolutionary transformation with more and more reports reiterating the benefits of resectional therapy in various cancers. A quest for application of laparoscopic approaches to the management of liver metastasis has arisen due to the projected benefits of less morbidity, early recovery, and(More)
Primary involvement of the pancreas in bacterial and parasitic diseases is exceptional. Infection of the pancreas is usually secondary to necrosis and inflammation after serious necrotizing pancreatitis. Although a rare manifestation of a common disease, pancreatic tuberculosis can present to a clinician as a difficult diagnostic dilemma. The clinical(More)