Roshni Bhagwat

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Advances in cancer management have resulted in a significant increase in median survival of number of diseases. Consequently we are seeing more patients living long enough to develop symptomatic brain metastases. The management of such patients will be discussed here. The most important definitive investigation is contrast enhanced MRI scan of brain.(More)
Renal tissues from two groups of patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) were examined: Group A had severe proteinuria and varying degrees of renal insufficiency, designated AIDS-associated nephropathy (AAN), and Group B had no renal involvement. Control Group C consisted of patients with heroin-associated nephropathy (HAN) with proteinuria(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the clinical profile of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in children. DESIGN Prospective. SETTING HIV clinic at a pediatric tertiary care center in an urban metropolis. METHODS From August 1994 onwards, 285 HIV positive children were referred to the HIV clinic. These included those intramural deliveries born to HIV(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of an interventional regime to reduce the perinatal mode of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). DESIGN Prospective. SETTING Perinatal HIV clinic at a university affiliated maternity hospital. SUBJECT & METHODS After adequate counseling, consenting HIV positive women were offered perinatal(More)
BACKGROUND The testes have been considered a sanctuary site for leukemic cells and testicular relapses used to account for a major proportion of the poor outcome of boys with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. With use of aggressive chemotherapy which includes intermediate or high dose methotrexate, the incidence of testicular relapses has declined. However once(More)
Rituximab has been used extensively in lymphoproliferative disorders. We evaluated the results of 64 consecutive patients treated between 2001 and 2004 at our institution. This included 54 males and 10 females. The median age was 54 years (range 17 to 85 years). One-fourth of patients were above 60 years. The histology was aggressive NHL in 35, indolent NHL(More)
Yolk sac tumors are common in children. By virtue of being chemosensitive, they are amenable to cure by chemotherapy alone and radical surgery is often not required. Yolk sac tumors occurring in the vagina are rare and thus may not be recognized early or may be inadvertently subjected to radical surgery. The authors report a case that presented to them(More)
Increasing number of transplants worldwide has resulted in an increase in the incidence of fungal infections. Prolonged neutropenia, immunosuppression and graft vs. host disease all result in high predisposition to fungal infections. The likelihood of developing a fungal infection increases with the severity and duration of neutropenia, which, in the case(More)
CONTEXT Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare atypical cellular disorder characterized by clonal proliferation of Langerhans cells leading to myriad clinical presentations and highly variable outcomes. There is a paucity of Indian studies on this subject. AIM To present the experience of management of LCH at a single institution. SETTINGS AND(More)