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The objective of this prospective observational clinical study is to derive and validate a diagnostic model for prediction of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in subjects presenting with non-sleep-related complaints in a tertiary care center in north India. We included 102 subjects (group I, range 31–70 years) presenting to the hospital with non-sleep-related(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection is a common cause of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). The incidence of SNHL is higher in symptomatic cCMV infants and is usually identified early. By contrast, the incidence of SNHL is lower in children with asymptomatic cCMV, and the hearing loss can be delayed in onset and progressive.(More)
BACKGROUND Down's syndrome is the commonest genetic condition. ENT problems are common in these children and can affect their development and quality of life. METHOD English literature review and experience of the senior author in managing ENT problems in children and adults with Down's syndrome. SEARCH STRATEGY We carried out a Medline search on(More)
Food allergy is often thought to be a cause of rhinitis by patients, whose views are frequently influenced by information obtained from the Internet. The incidence of food allergy in children is 2-8 per cent, although a vast majority will grow out of it, and food allergy is actually very rare in adults. Food allergy usually presents with multi-system(More)
Peroxidase from horseradish has been immobilized onto zirconia coated arylamine and alkylamine glass through the process of diazotization and glutaraldehyde coupling, respectively. Arylamine glass bound enzyme retained 77% of the initial activity with a conjugation yield of 18 mg g-1 support, while alkylamine glass bound enzyme retained 38% of the initial(More)
PURPOSE To report two cases of a cystic isolated extraocular muscle abscess in a young boy. METHOD Case report. RESULTS Two cases of young boys with a cystic isolated extraocular muscle abscess are described. Each presented as an inflammatory lesion in the orbit that had been stable for approximately three weeks. Neurodiagnostic imaging of the two cases(More)
The present study was carried on forty-five patients of confirmed hypothyroidism. Complete clinical examination and laboratory investigations were done regarding audiological and vestibular system. It was found that hypothyroidism affects the ear at multiple sites producing various types of hearing impairment viz. conductive, sensorineural and mixed.(More)
Cervicofacial necrotising fasciitis (CNF) is a potentially fatal infection which can occasionally present in the head and neck. An early diagnosis and aggressive treatment is imperative for minimising the associated mortality and morbidity. The early clinical features are usually non-specific which makes it difficult to differentiate it from other less(More)