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Inter-individual differences in cancer susceptibility may be mediated in part through polymorphic variability in the bioactivation and detoxification of carcinogens. The glutathione S-transferases (GSTs), which are active in detoxification of wide variety of carcinogens, have been consistently implicated as cancer susceptibility genes in this context. We(More)
OBJECTIVES Our goal was to evaluate the utility of the pelvic ring stability examination for detection of mechanically unstable pelvic fractures in blunt trauma patients. METHODS Retrospective chart review. RESULTS We enrolled 1,502 consecutive blunt trauma patients and found 115 patients with pelvic fractures including 34 patients with unstable pelvic(More)
  • Sunil Shroff
  • 2009
The legislation called the Transplantation of Human Organ Act (THO) was passed in India in 1994 to streamline organ donation and transplantation activities. Broadly, the act accepted brain death as a form of death and made the sale of organs a punishable offence. With the acceptance of brain death, it became possible to not only undertake kidney(More)
Ureteral stents find wide application in urology. The majority of patients with indwelling ureteral stents are at an increased risk of urinary tract infection. Stent encrustation and its associated complications lead to significant morbidity. This review critically evaluates various polymers that find their application as ureteral stents with regard to(More)
CYP1A1 activates environmental procarcinogens and catalyzes oxidative metabolism of estrogens and is likely to play an important role in the etiology of prostate cancer. To evaluate this phenomenon, the association between two single nucleotide polymorphisms (A to G transition in exon7 leading to amino acid substitution Ile462Val and T3801C at 3'UTR) of(More)
Tamil Nadu has been at the forefront of medical care in the country. It was the first state in the country that started a living kidney transplant program. It is also the first state to successfully start the cadaver programme after the passing of the "Transplantation of Human Organ Act" of 1994 and in the last 5 years has formed a network between hospitals(More)
India with a population of 1.2 billion has a renal transplantation rate of 3.25 per million population. The major cause of chronic kidney disease is hypertension and diabetes. The crude and age-adjusted incidence rates of end-stage renal disease are estimated to be 151 and 232 per million population, respectively, in India. There was a remarkable lack of(More)