Vidyut Bhatia

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BACKGROUND AND AIM While celiac disease is estimated to affect about 1% of the world's population, it is thought to be uncommon not only in India but in Asia also. There is a lack of studies on the prevalence of celiac disease from Asian nations. The aim of the present study was to estimate the prevalence of celiac disease in the community. METHODS In a(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS In acute liver failure (ALF), the brain is exposed to high levels of ammonia. Human studies defining the clinical significance of ammonia in ALF are lacking. This prospective study evaluated the relationship of arterial ammonia levels at admission to complications and survival among patients with ALF. METHODS Eighty consecutive ALF(More)
An unusual presentation of hepatic involvement of visceral larva migrans is described. A 45-yr-old male presented with fever, pain in the right upper quadrant, and persistent eosinophilia. Ultrasound initially detected a solitary hypoechoic area in the right lobe of the liver which rapidly progressed to multiple lesions with peripheral hyperechoic lesions.(More)
Portal hypertension diffusely affects the gastrointestinal tract. The frequency and profile of distinct colonic mucosal lesions (portal colopathy) and rectal varices (RV; veins > 4 cm above the anal verge) is not well studied. Fifty consecutive patients with portal hypertension (25 with cirrhosis, 10 with noncirrhotic portal fibrosis [NCPF], and 15 with(More)
Swabs from trophic ulcers from 108 cases were studied by culture. 37 cases yielded single organism (Ps. aeruginosa, 18, Proteus species 11, Staph. pyogenes 4, Others 4). 71 cases yielded mixed growth with two or more organisms. Ps. aeruginosa, Proteus species and Diphtheroids were the predominant organisms in these cultures. Ps. aeruginosa was sensitive to(More)
Paraduodenal pancreatitis is a distinct clinicopathological entity involving the duodenum and the pancreatic tissue in the vicinity of the minor papilla. Most afflicted patients are young alcoholic males who present clinically with upper abdominal pain, weight loss, nausea, and vomiting. Pancreatic tissue elements in the duodenal wall and impedance to(More)