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BACKGROUND Primary intraventricular hemorrhage (PIVH) is a rare neurological disorder, with bleeding confined to the ventricles only, without recognizable parenchymal or subarachnoid component. AIM The purpose of this retrospective study was to identify clinical features, predisposing risk factors, etiology, radiological features and yield of diagnostic(More)
In five patients embolization of large saccular aneurysms involving the popliteal artery, common carotid artery, arch of the aorta, and abdominal aorta was performed with custom-designed spring coils. Surgery was attempted before embolization for the aneurysm involving the popliteal artery. The other aneurysms were considered nonresectable due to their(More)
This prospective study was done in cirrhotic patients to evaluate ascitic fluid culture techniques by the conventional method and by an alternate method of bedside ascitic fluid inoculation into blood culture bottles, with an aim to improve bacteriological diagnosis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP). Of the 300 patients who were evaluated, 43 who(More)
BACKGROUND A computer-assisted interview, the Global Mental Health Assessment Tool-validation (GMHAT/PC) has been developed to assist general practitioners and other health professionals to make a quick, convenient, yet reasonably comprehensive standardized mental health assessment. GMHAT/PC has been translated into various languages including Hindi. This(More)
Cerebral venous thrombosis has a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations that may mimic many other neurological disorders and lead to frequent misdiagnoses or delay in diagnosis. The most frequent symptoms and signs are headache, seizures, focal deficits, and papilledema. A number of rare atypical manifestations have been described. Cerebral venous(More)
Part I In iron-deficiency anaemia EDITORIAL SYNOPSIS The authors carried out gastric biopsies and augmented histamine tests in patients in the Punjab with iron-deficiency anaemia. An increased incidence of atrophic gastritis and impairment of gastric secretion was observed only in the patients in whom there had been no obvious blood loss and it is suggested(More)