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Tobacco use among school children and adolescents is an increasing problem world-wide, particularly in the developing countries. A cross-sectional observational study was carried out in six co-educational high schools in Kolkata, West Bengal among 526 students of 15-19 years to determine the prevalence of smoking and to find out any difference among the(More)
Glyoxalase-I activity in growingDatura callus showed 184% increase with the age of the culture. Spermidine increased the enzyme activity together with DNA and protein synthesis. With the addition of mitotic inhibitors, vinblastine and methylglyoxal in the growth medium, the enzyme activity was inhibited by 92 percent and 50 percent respectively, at the most(More)
Lymphatic malformations are the second most common benign vascular tumour in children, after haemangioma. They may be localised or generalised and commonly occur in the cervicofacial region, axilla and thorax. They appear early in life with almost all cases evident by the age of 3 years. Lymphangioma or cystic hygroma is a mass of dilated lymphatics. The(More)
Internal jugular phlebectasia presents as a soft cystic mass in the neck that appears on straining. We present a case of a 7-year-old girl who presented with a painless soft cystic mass in the neck associated with hoarseness of voice. Based on clinical examination and CT image, diagnosis of right internal jugular phlebectasia was made.
The incidence of cancer has been increasing steadily in the developing world including India. Childhood cancers are a special entity with different genetic, environmental factors playing a role in their aetiology. The profiles of cancer incidence reflect the racial, cultural and geographical diversity within populations. This article shows the profile of(More)
To identify the aetiology and outcome of congestive heart failure in children, a prospective study was carried out in the department of paediatric medicine, Medical College, Kolkata among 0-12 years children with documented signs and symptoms of heart failure. Proper history taking, physical examination, chest x-ray, ECG, echocardiography and maintenance of(More)
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