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Godbole K.,Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Research Center | Maja S.,University Hospital Magdeburg | Leena H.,Jehangir Hospital | Martin Z.,University Hospital Magdeburg
Indian Pediatrics | Year: 2013

We present clinical features and genetic diagnosis in an Indian infant diagnosed with Johanson- Blizzard syndrome. This is a rare, autosomal recessive genetic condition with multi-system involvement and a characteristic facies. Molecular genetic testing is important to confirm the clinical diagnosis and offer prenatal diagnosis in future pregnancies.

Digumarti R.,Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences | Wang Y.,Agennix Incorporated | Doval D.C.,Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute | Julka P.K.,All India Institute of Medical Sciences | And 6 more authors.
Journal of Thoracic Oncology | Year: 2011

Introduction: The aim of the study is to investigate the activity and safety of oral talactoferrin (TLF) plus carboplatin and paclitaxel (C/P) in patients with previously untreated stage IIIB/IV non-small cell lung cancer. Methods: Patients (n = 110) were randomly assigned to receive C/P plus either TLF (C/P/T) or placebo (C/P/P). The primary objective of this exploratory study was assessment of confirmed response rate (RR) in the prospectively defined evaluable population with a one-tailed p = 0.05. Secondary objectives included assessment of progression-free survival (PFS), duration of response, overall survival (OS), and safety. Results: The trial met the primary end point of improvement in confirmed RR in the prospectively defined evaluable population. Compared with the C/P/P group, RR increased in the C/P/T group by 18% (29-47%; p = 0.05) and 15% (27-42%; p = 0.08) in the evaluable and intent-to-treat populations, respectively. Compared with the C/P/P group, the C/P/T group had a longer median PFS (4.2 versus 7.0 months), OS (8.5 versus 10.4 months), and duration of response (5.5 versus 7.6 months), although the differences were not statistically significant. Adverse events (AEs) were consistent with C/P therapy. There were fewer total AEs (472 versus 569; two-tailed p = 0.003) and grade 3/4 AEs (78 versus 105; p = 0.05) in the C/P/T group compared with the C/P/P group. Conclusion: TLF, in combination with C/P, demonstrated an apparent improvement in RR, PFS, and OS in patients with previously untreated stage IIIB/IV non-small cell lung cancer and appears to enhance activity without significant additional toxicity. These results need to be confirmed in a phase III trial. Copyright © 2011 by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.

Khadilkar V.V.,Jehangir Hospital | Phanse-Gupte S.,Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University
Indian Journal of Pediatrics | Year: 2014

Disorders of sexual development (DSD) are a complex group of disorders to manage, not only because the diagnosis is difficult, but also because it involvesmany factors related to the psychosexual well being, the social stigma associated with the disorder, confusion and reluctance on the part of medical professionals in dealing with this issue, catastrophic experience of parents of these children and difficult interpersonal relationships between parents and children born with this disorder. This brief review attempts to throw light on the recent advances in understanding and management of these disorders to help improve immediate and long term care of these patients and their families. © Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2013.

Siebold R.,Center for Knee and Foot Surgery | Chikale S.,Jehangir Hospital | Sartory N.,Center for Knee and Foot Surgery | Hariri N.,Center for Knee and Foot Surgery | And 2 more authors.
Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy | Year: 2010

Controversy still exists about fixation methods of a hamstring graft to the patella in case of medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction. This article presents a surgical technique of hamstring tendon graft fixation to the anatomical MPFL insertion on the patella using transosseous sutures. A superficial bony sulcus is created at the anatomical MPFL insertion site on the medial patellar rim with a bur. A looped hamstring tendon graft is fixed to this superficial sulcus by a pair of nonresorbable transosseous sutures passed across the patella. The retinaculum is sutured on top of the hamstring tendon graft at the level of the patella for additional fixation. The technique avoids bone tunnels as well as hardware at the patella. It reduces the risk of intraoperative or postoperative patella fracture or implant-related complications. The stable transosseous fixation technique allows for early rehabilitation. © 2010 Springer-Verlag.

Malshikare V.A.,Jehangir Hospital
Hand surgery : an international journal devoted to hand and upper limb surgery and related research : journal of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand | Year: 2015

Allen type IV fingertip amputations were treated by a modified technique, when the replantation is difficult to be performed or not an option. The pre-existing technique involves nail bed grafting and local flap. In the modified technique, a free bone graft is added, bone and free nail bed repositioned and pulp reconstruction by local flap. This can be best described "graft reposition on flap" (GRF). GRF was found to be simple and cost effective. It allows preservation of finger length and a fully functional and cosmetically acceptable nail.

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