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BACKGROUND Specific growth factors have been proposed as therapeutic proteins for cartilage repair. HYPOTHESIS Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) provides symptomatic relief in early osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. STUDY DESIGN Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 1. METHODS A total of 78 patients (156 knees) with bilateral OA were divided(More)
Fifty-one osteonecrotic hips in 40 patients were randomly divided into 2 treatment groups. Patients in group A (25 hips) were treated with core decompression, and those in group B (26 hips) received autologous bone marrow mononuclear cell instillation into the core tract after core decompression. Outcome between the 2 groups were compared clinically (Harris(More)
BACKGROUND Foot involvement in osteoarticular tuberculosis is uncommon and isolated bony involvement of foot bones with an osteolytic defect is even more rare; diagnostic and therapeutic delays can occur, worsening the prognosis. We present a retrospective series of osteolytic variety of foot tuberculosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS We present 24 osteolytic(More)
CONTEXT Randomized control trials (RCT) of the effect of vitamin D/calcium supplementation on skeletal muscle strength have not shown promising effect in the elderly. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to assess the effect of vitamin D and/or calcium on muscle strength in young adults with vitamin D deficiency. DESIGN AND SETTING We conducted a RCT using a(More)
Each year the Society for Information Management (SIM) recognizes innovative business initiatives that use IT to drive measurable results. The SIM 2011 Paper Awards Committee is interested in research that impacts practice. Winning papers will be a collaboration between academics and practitioners. Since SIM's thrust is toward executive management, the work(More)
Inferior hip dislocation is the rarest type among all hip dislocations. Very few cases have been reported in the English literature. Most of the earlier reported cases involves the pediatric age group. No single case series could be found in the English literature. We came across 4 cases of inferior hip dislocation with a varied age profile (range 10 to 56(More)
An open randomized comparative study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of Cefepime (2 gm iv. 8 hr.) vs. ceftazidime (2 gm iv. every 8 hr.) in empirical therapy of febrile neutropenic patients. A total of 40 eligible febrile episodes were randomized to be treated with study regimen. Twenty febrile episodes were treated with cefepime and 20 were treated(More)
The association of multisystem pathologic conditions and epidermal nevi, known as the epidermal nevus syndrome, includes disorders of bone, central nervous system, eye, kidney, vasculature and skin. Rarely, congenital nevomelanocytic nevus also known as hairy nevus has also been reported in association with hypophosphatemic rickets. Studies suggest that(More)
A case report of a patient who underwent submucosal injection sclerotherapy for hemorrhoids is presented. Subsequently developed necrotizing fascitis of the anorectum, perianal region, and scrotum necessitated emergency debridement and defunctioning colostomy. Postoperatively, the patient developed septicemia and renal failure requiring an extended hospital(More)
The occurrence of exaggerated femoral anteversion and the role of femoral derotation osteotomy in developmental dysplasia of hip, especially early walking age group are controversial. We evaluated femoral anteversion, acetabular anteversion, acetabular index in 15 dislocated hips and 11 normal hips in cases of unilateral dislocation of hip in DDH of age(More)