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Lipofibromatous hamartoma is a rare tumor-like overgrowth of fibroadipose tissue surrounding the nerves. Most commonly, it involves the median nerve. The tumor is usually present at birth and grows very slowly. The expected age of clinical presentation is the third or fourth decades of life. The case reported here had a rapid overgrowth and presented at the(More)
Thrombocytopenia is common in advanced-stage liver disease and is partly caused by inadequate thrombopoietin (TPO) production in the failing liver. Treatment of chronic hepatitis C with interferon alfa (IFN-) often induces thrombocytopenia, sometimes even leading to discontinuation of treatment. TPO regulation in response to IFN--induced thrombocytopenia(More)
Quality primary education is a key focus in development. Educational software has the potential to help teachers provide good education. Due to limited computer resources in low-income schools, there has been substantial ICTD interest on multiple-user educational tools. Building on the foundation of research that addressed the technical problems and the(More)
With an increasing number of corporate hospitals, healthcare related issues, research trials and undue attention by media in India, there is a need to focus more on patient's rights and protection. In India, multiple agencies like regulatory bodies, scientific review committees, ethics committees, NGOs, etc. work toward patient rights and protection.(More)
Objective: To describe a rare case of angiosarcoma thyroid in Indian subcontinent with its successful management. Case report: A 60-year-old male with swelling in neck for 20years with sudden increase in the size during last 3 months. Fine needle aspiration cytology suggested anaplastic carcinoma. The patient underwent total thyroidectomy with central and(More)
Little is known about thrombopoietin (Tpo) production in human fetuses and neonates. As a step toward determining whether Tpo is relevant to platelet production in the fetus and neonate, we hypothesized that: (1) like other cytokines, Tpo is present in the cord blood in higher concentrations than in adult plasma; (2) Tpo and its receptor (c-mpl) are(More)
Sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) dislocations are uncommon and usually present with anterior dislocation. Posterior SCJ dislocations are relatively rare injuries in adults and are extremely rare in children. This injury can present with very subtle physical examination findings and plain radiographs are generally inconclusive. One in 3 cases presents with(More)
Saccular cysts of larynx are uncommon entity. These are infrequent causes of respiratory obstruction in neonates and infants. The saccular cysts are thought to arise in the saccule of the ventricle as a result of atresia of the ventricular orifice. The treatment options used in the management of saccular cysts are endoscopic needle aspiration,(More)