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OBJECTIVE This clinical trial evaluated the efficacy of intravaginal misoprostol (prostaglandin E1) and compared it with that of dinoprostone (prostaglandin E2) for cervical ripening and induction of labor in a community hospital. STUDY DESIGN This study involved a retrospective analysis of 81 patients undergoing cervical ripening and induction of labor… (More)
BACKGROUND Incidental gallbladder cancer is found in upto 1% of cholecystectomy specimens for gallstone disease. Currently, in our institution, all gallbladder specimens are sent for routine histopathology, to rule out incidental gallbladder carcinoma. This study was aimed at assessing the need for routine histopathology of gallbladder specimens after… (More)
BACKGROUND Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) refers to compression of the neurovascular structures in the region between the scalene muscles and the first rib, or by anatomical abnormalities such as cervical rib, fibrous bands and other variations in the scalene musculature. METHODS Our experience with 63 consecutive operations for TOS, over a period of 10… (More)
Case studies suggest that bone marrow-derived stem cells may improve chronic wound healing. A prospective, randomized, clinical study was conducted to compare the rate of healing chronic lower limb wounds in patients with diabetes mellitus whose wounds were treated with topically applied and locally injected bone marrow-derived cells or whole blood… (More)
The serum apolipoprotein A (Apo A) and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) were evaluated in histologically verified 30 cases of alcoholic cirrhosis and 18 cases of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The latter were also divided into subgroups depending on the presence or absence of associated cirrhosis. Serum Apo A levels were found to be significantly decreased in… (More)
Aneurysms of collateral arteries are unusual. A case of transverse cervical artery aneurysm as the sole presentation of vascular thoracic outlet syndrome is presented and the relevant literature reviewed.
BACKGROUND Transanal excision is commonly used to treat lesions of the anorectum. It avoids the morbidity of radical pelvic surgery, while allowing for complete histopathological examination of the lesion. AIM The aim of this study was to look at the spectrum of disease treated by transanal excision, and their outcomes, in a tertiary care institute. … (More)
Ileosigmoid intussusception can lead to ischemia and necrosis of either the ileum or sigmoid colon. Ileosigmoid intussusception as a mass prolapsing per rectum in an adult has not been previously reported. We report a 50-year-old man with such a presentation. He recovered uneventfully after subtotal colectomy.