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Verghese A.J.,Mvj Medical College And Research Hospital | Mestri S.C.,Karpaga Institute of Medical science
Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine | Year: 2011

This is a study of cheiloscopy done on the subjects from south Karnataka districts in India. Lip prints from 100 male and 100 female subjects were studied to determine the predominant lip print type and to look for any correlation between lip print types and blood groups. Tsuchihashi's classification of type I (complete vertical grooves), type I' (incomplete vertical grooves), type II (forking grooves), type III (intersecting grooves), type IV (reticular grooves) and type V (indeterminate grooves) was used. Only the middle 10 mm of the lower lip was studied as this is the area most often found at a crime scene. The prints were obtained using lipstick and cellophane tape. It was observed that type IV (reticular) was predominant in the subjects chosen for the study and that there was no correlation between blood groups and lip print types.


Radhika R.H.,Mvj Medical College And Research Hospital | Ananda K.,Kempegowda Institute of Medical science
Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine | Year: 2011

Violence affects lives of millions of woman worldwide, in all societies, one of the most heinous and shocking forms among them is DOWRY DEATH, is one among the various reasons for suicidal (i.e. abetted suicide) and homicidal deaths of women in India, other being marital infidelity, sexual jealousy etc. This study done at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Hospital, Bangalore South, was conducted during the period July 2006 to January 2008, aims and objectives were to know the magnitude, socio etiologic profile and methods used for committing suicide/homicide, and various other factors affecting the alarming rise in incidence of dowry death and also to lend valuable suggestion to concerned authorities to prevent this heinous social evil of our society. Most of the victims were aged between 18 to 25 years of age, maximum of the victims died within three years of married life, most commonly between 1 to 2 years of married life. Hanging is the most common method used for dowry deaths.


Jayarama N.,Sri Devraj Urs Medical College | Sudha R.,Mvj Medical College And Research Hospital
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research | Year: 2012

Background: Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a common disease. The spectrum of liver diseases which ranges from innocuous enzyme elevation to progressive chronic liver disease has been described in association with type -2 diabetes mellitus. Mild chronic elevations of transaminases often refect the underlying insulin resistance. NAFLD is a liver condition that is being recognized with an increasing frequency and it may progress to end stage liver disease. Aims: To study the Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in type 2 diabetic patients and the correlation between glycaemic control (FBS) and the duration of diabetes with respect to the ALT levels. Study Design: A randomized case control study Materials and Methods: Fifty type 2 diabetics and ffty non diabetics who were taken as age, sex and body mass index (BMI) matched con trols were studied. Subjects with a history of icterus, alcohol consumption and HBsAg positivity were excluded from the study. NAFLD was diagnosed if "fatty liver" was found on ultrasonography (USG). Fasting blood sugar (FBS), post parindal blood sugar (PPBS) and liver function test (LFT) were done. The results were compared by using suitable statistical methods. (Student's unpaired "t"-test and Pearson's correlation co-effcient). Results: NAFLD was noted in 60% of the cases and in 20% of the controls. A body mass index of > 25kg/m 2 was signifcantly associated with NAFLD in both the cases and the controls. The duration of diabetes was signifcantly associated with NAFLD (p = 0.0054). A signifcant relationship was found between the presence of NAFLD and the female sex in the cases (p=0.0392), but not in the controls (p = 0.2790). The levels of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) were signifcantly high in the cases as compared to those in the controls. There was a positive co-relation between FBS, PPBS and the duration of diabetes with respect to the ALT levels. Conclusion: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), as determined by ultrasound, is common in type 2 diabetics. There is a positive correlation between FBS (Fasting blood sugar), PPBS (post prandial blood sugar), and the duration of diabetes with respect to the ALT levels.


Kaler A.K.,Mvj Medical College And Research Hospital
Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences | Year: 2012

Extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) is a rare plasma cell neoplasm of soft tissue without bone marrow involvement or other systemic characteristics of multiple myeloma. It accounts for 3% of all plasma cell tumors. Multiple extramedullary plasmacytoma is defined when there is more than one extramedullary tumor of clonal plasma cells and such presentation has not been described earlier. We report such rare case of multiple extramedullary plasmacytoma involving multiple soft tissues in chest, abdomen, mandible, maxilla, and gingiva.


Vasudev D.S.,Saptahgiri Institute of Medical science and Research Center | Kaler A.K.,Mvj Medical College And Research Hospital
Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences | Year: 2012

Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) causes many deaths worldwide and its incidence is increasing. They occur commonly in middle aged and elderly people and are disseminated at diagnosis. We present an interesting case of NHL in a 52 years old female, who presented with past a history of postmenopausal bleeding. A 3 × 5 cms endocervical polyp was noticed in the cervix. Biopsy of the polyp revealed it to be a CD20-positive diffuse large B-cell (DLBCL)-type NHL. She was diagnosed as stage IE after staging work-up. She attained a complete response, and has been in remission for 1 year 8 months.

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