Venkatanarayan Balasundaram

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The syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) results from the aberrant or sustained secretion of the antidiuretic hormone. Classic manifestations include water retention, hyponatremia, and hypo-osmolality of the serum. Treatment is aimed at differentiating SIADH from other causes of hyponatremia, determining the underlying disorder,(More)
From January 1994 to September 1998, all inoperable cases of cancer of the esophagus at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India were given external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) 36 Gy/18 times by anteroposterior pair. After EBRT, those patients who could be intubated with 16 F Levine's tube either directly(More)
Twenty strains of Rhizobium japonicum and non-inoculated control were used to study seven symbiotic characteristics with two varieties of soybean (Glycine max). The strains were then grouped on the basis of these symbiotic characteristics, using Mahalanobis' D2 statistical method. Eight groups were formed in which two strains stood distinctly aloof,(More)
Nodulation and shoot nitrogen of two varieties of soybean (Glycine max) were studied with twenty strains of Rhizobium japonicum. A number of cultural characteristics of the strains in isolation to the symbiotic system were also studied. A stepwise selection method was employed for detecting efficient cultures through the cultural characteristics which(More)
Background: Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), is a common malignancy in the Indian Population. In locally advanced disease, chemoradiation is the standard of care. Although induction chemotherapy has been much studied, no clear benefit has been identified apart from laryngeal preservation. A few randomized trials have demonstrated improved(More)