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Our laboratory has designed a specific nested-PCR (N-PCR) assay, based on the hupB gene of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Rv2986c) and Mycobacterium bovis (Mb3010c) as a method to differentiate these closely related species. The present paper deciphers the utility of this assay for identification of pathogenic Mycobacteria in clinical samples. Extra-pulmonary(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)
PURPOSE To review records of 5 patients with anterior coronal trochlear fractures. METHODS Four men and one woman aged 25 to 46 (mean, 34) years underwent cancellous screw (n=3) or Kirschner wire (n=2) fixation for anterior coronal fractures of the humeral trochlea after falling on a flexed elbow. Patients were operated on through a medial approach. Three(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)
The present study analyses the long-term outcome of isoelastic hip prostheses and their influence on the extent of periprosthetic bone remodeling. Ninety-two patients (102 hips) with Isoelastic/Isotitan uncemented total hip arthroplasty were evaluated after an average of 13.4 years. The average age of patients at surgery was 42.5 years. The clinical outcome(More)
Knee stiffness due to mismanaged trauma is still common in underdeveloped countries. Many patients with distal femoral fractures, patellar injuries or other local trauma present with intra-articular and extra-articular adhesions between the quadriceps and anterior femur. Nineteen knees with post trauma stiffness due to combined intra- and extra- articular(More)
BACKGROUND Injuries are a serious cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide, with trauma being the leading cause of death in the first four decades of life. By contrast with the declining rates of injury seen in high-income countries, low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) are experiencing an increase in injury rates, largely due to increased(More)
BACKGROUND Pubic diastasis, a result of high energy antero-posterior compression (APC) injury, has been managed based on the Young and Burguess classification system. The mode of fixation in APC II injury has, however, been a subject of controversy and some authors have proposed a need to address the issue of partial breach of the posterior pelvic ring(More)
Multicentric giant cell tumour (GCT) is extremely rare; no case has been previously reported where two lesions occurred in the same foot at different sites. We report a case involving the calcaneus and subsequently the 3(rd) toe of the same foot and review the reported literature. In established cases of multicentricity, the histopathology has to be(More)
Patients with in situ intramedullary nails sustaining a second distal femoral fracture following high-velocity trauma are infrequently reported in the literature. We report 5 such patients who sustained a second injury after 6 to 24 months, resulting in another fracture at the nail-tip level. These second fractures severely comminuted the femoral condyles.(More)