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Santra A.,Medical College | Dutta P.,Vss Medical College | Manjhi R.,Vss Medical College | Pothal S.,Vss Medical College
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research | Year: 2017

Introduction: Tuberculosis is a public health problem in developing countries and in spite of receiving adequate anti- tuberculous therapy, patients often continues to have several post-tuberculous sequelae, especially airflow limitation. Aim: To evaluate pulmonary function by spirometry among post-tuberculosis cases with airway obstruction and their relationship with smoking. Materials and Methods: All patients who presented to the pulmonary medicine Outpatient Department (OPD) with symptoms of obstructive airway disease and had completed adequate antituberculous therapy for pulmonary tuberculosis were taken up for study. They were initially evaluated with sputum smear for Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB) and chest X-ray. Patients without evidence of active tuberculosis underwent spirometry and those having post- bronchodilator Forced Expiratory Volume in first second (FEV1)/ Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) FEV1/FVC<0.7 were taken up for final analysis. Spirometric parameters were compared between smokers and non-smokers. Results: Out of 138 finally selected cases, 84.06% were male and 71.01% were within age range of 40-69 years. Significant positive association was found between extent of radiologic lesion and severity of airflow obstruction. Purely obstructive pattern was found in 27.54% cases and 72.46% showed mixed pattern. Patients with mixed ventilatory abnormality had worse pulmonary function and poorer bronchodilator reversibility than patients with pure obstruction. Comparison of post-bronchodilator FEV1, FVC, Peak Expiratory Flow (PEF) and Forced Expiratory Flow (FEF) 25-75 between smokers and non-smokers did not show statistically significant difference. Conclusion: Majority of patients with post-tuberculous obstructive airway disease have associated restrictive component. But smoking did not cause significant alteration in pulmonary function among such patients. © 2017, Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. All rights reserved.


PubMed | Scb Medical College & Hospital and Vss Medical College
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Indian journal of hematology & blood transfusion : an official journal of Indian Society of Hematology and Blood Transfusion | Year: 2016

To estimate the concentration of methemoglobin (MetHb) in malaria patients and correlate with severity of malaria infection. This prospective study included 30 untreated cases of malaria confirmed by Quantitative Buffy Coat (QBC) test and 30 age sex matched non-malarial cases taken as controls. All the patients underwent thorough clinical examination and routine biochemical investigation. Methemoglobin levels were estimated by spectrophotometric (co-oxymeter) method on day 1 and day 10 of diagnosis of all study group patients and correlated with clinical profile and severity. Out of 30 malaria patients 22 were males and eight were females. The clinical presentations in complicated malaria group (n=21) were fever 21 (100%), anemia 17 (80.95%), renal failure 12 (52.38%) and coma/convulsion 5 (23.8%). The mean age of the study group was 41.66years. Mean MetHb in complicated malaria on day 1 was 2.551.75% and day 10 was 10.698.19% (statistically significant). The overall mortality was 13 (43.33%) among study group while 5 (16.66%) was found among control group. Mean MetHb who died (n=13) on day 1 was 3.1441.829% and (n=8) on day 10 it was 19.9828.406%. Increase in level of methaemoglobin is detrimental to the body and is associated with increase in mortality. Routine MetHb estimation may be used as a prognostic indicator in the management of malaria patients. It is suggested that addition of drugs which reduce MetHb may be tried along with antimalarial drugs to decrease morbidity and mortality in malaria.


Patnaik M.,Regional Medical Research Center | Pati P.,Regional Medical Research Center | Swain S.N.,Capital Hospital | Mohapatra M.K.,VSS Medical College | And 3 more authors.
Annals of Human Biology | Year: 2014

Background: Hypertension is a serious health issue worldwide and essential hypertension, which includes 90-95% of the cases, is influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. Identification of these factors may help in control of this disease. The Insertion/Deletion (I/D) polymorphism in Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) gene and rs2106809 (C > T) polymorphism in Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2 (ACE2) gene have been reported to be associated with essential hypertension in different populations. Aim: To investigate the association of ACE I/D and ACE2 rs2106809 polymorphisms with essential hypertension in the population of Odisha, an eastern Indian state. Subjects and methods: A total of 246 hypertensives (159 males and 87 females) and 274 normotensives (158 males and 116 females) were enrolled in the study. Detailed anthropometric data, tobacco, alcohol and food habits were recorded and 2 ml of venous blood was collected for biochemical and genetic analysis. Results: The DD genotype of ACE and TT genotype of ACE2 were significantly high among female hypertensives, while T allele of ACE2 was linked to male hypertensives. In the male population, alcohol was also identified as a potential risk factor. Conclusion: Among females, ACE I/D and ACE2 rs2106809 polymorphisms, while among males, ACE2 rs2106809 polymorphism and alcohol consumption are associated with essential hypertension in the study population. © 2014 Informa UK Ltd.


Mishra J.,Vss Medical College | Panigrahi S.,Vss Medical College
Indian Journal of Surgery | Year: 2011

It is known that at least 90% of duodenal ulcers are caused by infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. Eradicating this organism usually results in complete resolution of the disease (Rosengren, Br J Gen Pract 46(409):491-492, 1996). To study the different changes if any in stomach wall at sites other than the ulcer in chronic duodenal ulcer patients by upper Gastro-Intenstinal Endoscopy followed by histopathological examination of different parts of stomach. This study was a retrospective study conducted in the Department of General surgery, V. S. S. Medical College, Burla, Sambalpur, odisha during the period of June 2007 to May 2009. Subjects were patients with chronic duodenal ulcer who underwent endoscopic examination, gastric biopsy and rapid urease test. Chronic gastritis of antrum, followed by erythematous pangastritis was the prominent feature both in endoscopy and histopathological examination. The Inflammatory change affected the mucosa and submucosa of the stomach wall. The prevalence rate of Helicobacter pylori was 84%, the antrum being the most common affected part (84%) followed by gastric fundus (41%). Chronic superficial atrophic gastritis of antrum, followed by pangastritis is the most common pathological abnormality in stomach wall in CDU cases. Gastric antrum is the most common site for H. pylori colonization followed by fundus. Presence of H. pylori in stomach wall is associated with active on chronic gastritis. © 2011 Association of Surgeons of India.


Mohapatra M.K.,Vss Medical College | Patra P.,Vss Medical College | Agrawala R.,Vss Medical College
Journal of Vector Borne Diseases | Year: 2012

Objective: Studies on concurrent infection of dengue and malaria are uncommon in India. Therefore, in this study, we compared the clinical features and outcome of concurrent infection with mono-infection of dengue and malaria. Methods: All the patients of fever within 7 days duration were investigated for dengue, malaria and other causes of fever. Patients of concurrent dengue and malaria (Group A) were compared with dengue mono-infection (Group B) and malaria mono-infection (Group C). Biochemical and haematological investigations were done and compared. Results: During the study period 367 patients of dengue were admitted. Concurrent infection of dengue and malaria was found in 27 (7.4%) patients. There were 27 (5.8), 340 (72.5), and 102 (21.7%) patients in Groups A, B, and C respectively. The clinical features of concurrent infection were more like dengue than malaria. Unlike malaria the outcome of concurrent infection is good. Conclusion: Concurrent infection of dengue and malaria is not uncommon. For the diagnosis investigations for both the infections should be carried out routinely.


Sahoo M.M.,VSS Medical College | Mahapatra S.K.,SCB Medical College | Sethi G.C.,VSS Medical College | Dash S.K.,SCB Medical College
Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques | Year: 2012

STUDY DESIGN:: A retrospective case study series. OBJECTIVE:: To evaluate the results of posterior decompression and transpedicular screw fixation in 18 cases of thoracolumbar spinal tuberculosis with neurological deficit. SUMMARY OF BACK GROUND DATA:: Spinal tuberculosis has been managed with various modalities of treatment ranging from only antitubercular drugs to radical procedures such as anterior or combined approach surgeries. However, although the former method of treatment sometimes is met with unacceptable kyphosis, the later is considered to be too drastic. In the present study, authors have shown the results of posterior decompression and pedicle screw fixation in selected cases of Pott paraplegia. METHODS:: The cases (12 males and 6 females) were operated with a posterior decompression and transpedicular screw fixation in a single stage along with antitubercular drug treatment. All of these patients had varying degrees of neurological deficit (4 with Frankel grade A, 8 Frankel B, 4 Frankel C, and 2 Frankel D) and single level involvement with <50% vertebral body destruction and mild kyphosis of 8-27 degrees. Short-segment pedicle screw fixation, posterior decompression, and correction of kyphosis were performed in single stage. RESULTS:: Kyphosis improved from preoperative value of 17.7±5.8 degrees to 9.4±4.6 degrees postoperatively. At a follow-up period of 24-46 months, final kyphosis correction was maintained at 11.6±5.4 degrees. Bony fusion was achieved in 55.5% cases. Neurological recovery occurred in 17 patients (94.4%). All patients became pain free, with final visual analogue score 0-2. CONCLUSIONS:: The procedure in safe and has satisfactory results in early active cases of Pott paraplegia with less destruction of vertebral bodies. © 2012 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


Padhi T.,VSS Medical College | Garima,VSS Medical College
Indian Journal of Dermatology | Year: 2013

Metabolic syndrome (Met S) is a clustering of risk factors comprising of abdominal obesity, dyslipidemia, elevated blood pressure, and abnormal glucose tolerance. The prevalence of Met S has been increasing in the last few years throughout the world. Psoriasis has consistently been associated with Met S as well as its various components. However, the association is no longer limited to psoriasis alone. Various dermatological conditions such as lichen planus, androgenetic alopecia, systemic lupus erythematosus, skin tags, acanthosis nigricans, and even cutaneous malignancies have also been found to be associated with this syndrome. Though chronic inflammation is thought to be the bridging link, the role of oxidative stress and endocrine abnormalities has recently been proposed in bringing them together.


Background : Melasma is a common acquired cause of facial hyperpigmentation with no definitive therapy. Tranexamic acid, a plasmin inhibitor, has demonstrated depigmenting properties and combining this oral drug with other modalities of treatment has shown promising results. Objectives : To compare the efficacy of a combination of oral tranexamic acid and fluocinolone-based triple combination cream with that of fluocinolone-based triple combination cream alone in melasma among Indian patients. Materials and Methods : 40 patients of melasma of either sex attending to dermatology OPD were enrolled in this study. Participants were randomly divided into two groups with 20 patients in each group. Group A patients were asked to apply the cream only and Group B patients received oral tranexamic acid 250 mg twice daily and applied a triple combination cream containing fluocinolone acetonide 0.01%, tretinoin 0.05%, and hydroquinone 2% once daily for 8 weeks. Response was evaluated using melasma area severity index (MASI) at baseline, 4 weeks, and 8 weeks. Results : 40 patients completed the study. The MASI scores at baseline, 4 weeks and 8 weeks in group A were 15.425 + 1.09, 11.075 + 9.167 and 6.995 + 6.056 respectively and in group B 18.243 + 1.05, 6.135 + 4.94 and 2.19 + 3.38. Intergroup comparison showed a faster reduction in pigmentation in Group B as compared to Group A and the results were statistically significant at 4 weeks (P value 0.014) and 8 weeks (P value 0.000). The efficacy was maintained throughout the 6-month follow-up period. Conclusion: Addition of oral tranexamic acid to fluocinolone-based triple combination cream results in a faster and sustained improvement in the treatment of melasma.


PubMed | VSS Medical College
Type: Journal Article | Journal: JNMA; journal of the Nepal Medical Association | Year: 2016

Epidermoid cyst occurring within the tongue is rare. A 5 year old male child was brought to OPD with a tongue mass which was gradually increasing in size. There was associated difficulty in speech and mastication as the swelling increased in size. Intraoral examination revealed moderately tender,fluctuant and enlarged tongue. A diagnosis of dermoid cyst was made and the patient was booked for surgery. Excision of the cyst was done under general anaesthesia. Post-operative histopathology was done. The histopathological findings confirm the diagnosis of an epidermoid cyst, characterized by the presence of: (I) a cyst cavity lined by stratified squamous epithelium with keratinization on the surface; and (II) connective tissue with a mild inflammation. The proposed treatment was considered successful as the case was solved and there was no recurrence.


PubMed | VSS Medical College
Type: Journal Article | Journal: JNMA; journal of the Nepal Medical Association | Year: 2016

The calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor is a benign, locally invasive, slow-growing neoplasm occurring as intraosseous (94%) and extraosseous (6%) variants and with a frequency of 1-2%. Extraosseous variant is diagnosed slightly earlier than the intraosseous type. The intraosseous CEOT shows a maxilla:mandible site ratio of 1:2 and are mainly located in the premolar/molar region. Histologically, the CEOT is characterized by the occurrence of sheets, nests and masses of polyhedral, eosinophilic epithelial cells which may show cellular abnormalities including giant cell formation and nuclear pleomorphism. Some cells increase in size and produce a homogeneous, eosinophilic, amyloid-like substance which may become calcified and which may be liberated as the cells break down. Enucleation with a margin of macroscopically normal tissue is the recommended treatment for CEOT involving the mandible. Maxillary CEOT are treated more aggressively, as they tend to grow more rapidly and do not usually remain well confined.

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