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BACKGROUND Dyslipidemia (Dys), the commonest cause of cardiovascular diseases, leads to lipid deposits on the arterial wall, thereby aggravating the process of atherosclerosis. To assess the impact of Dys and other co-morbid conditions on atherosclerosis (i.e., increased intimo medial thickness (IMT) or plaques) in the common carotid arteries (CCAs) we… (More)
BACKGROUND The emergency department of every tertiary care teaching hospital is the backbone of community health care service. AIMS This study was undertaken to identify the pattern of emergencies in the hospital, and to identify the risk factors associated with these emergencies. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a retrospective record analysis of the… (More)
Pneumomediastinum is usually associated with subcutaneous emphysema and pneumopericardium, but rarely associated with pneumothorax and epidural pneumotosis. We report extremely rare simultaneous occurrence of self-limiting pneumomediastinum, pneumopericardium, surgical emphysema, pneumothorax, and epidural pneumotosis in an 18-year-old gentleman in the… (More)
Intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUCD) have been associated with the multitude of complications. We present a rare case report of a 30-year-old female in whom the IUCD (Cu-T) migrated into the urinary bladder leading to calculus formation. The migrated IUCD encrusted with stones was successfully retrieved.
Intracranial dermoid cysts are rare tumours which usually occur in the midline. Sylvian fissure is a very unusual site for this lesion. This case presents a patient with unruptured dermoid cyst in the left sylvian fissure who was operated successfully without any residual deficit.
Isolated cutaneous sarcoidosis is a rare multisystemic granulomatous disorder of unknown etiology. Cutaneous lesions have been classified into specific and nonspecific depending on the presence of noncaseating granulomas on histopathologic studies. Macrophages most likely initiate the response of sarcoidosis by presenting unidentified antigens to CD4+… (More)
BACKGROUND Exposure to radiation during radiological investigations is of health concern, which referring physicians should rationalize. Hence, we assessed the clinician's awareness and concern of radiation exposure to patients, in relation to their referral practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective study was conducted involving specialists from… (More)
In our research of architectural template, called network on chip architecture, for developing large and complex systems on a single chip, we introduced the implementation of 2D mesh topological structure. The architecture supports physical level and architectural level design integration. Basic communication mechanism between resources is envisioned to be… (More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis B & C are the two major causes of chronic liver disease, having the similar parenteral route of transmission, thereby responsible for significant morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE Agriculture being the backbone of this part of country, the present study was undertaken to assess the seroprevalence of these diseases among the farmers… (More)