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#1Devaraj Chandana (Apollo Hospitals)
#2Shivadasan Jayasree (Apollo Hospitals)
Nocardiosis is a life-threatening disease in solid organ transplant recipients. It is an uncommon but important infection in these patients. Nocardiosis is caused by a Gram-positive, weakly acid fast, branching filamentous aerobic bacteria belonging to the order Actinomycetales. It causes pulmonary and systemic infections in immunocompromised patients. The common species of Nocardia causing infections are Nocardia asteroids, Nocardia brasiliensis, Nocardia farscinica, and Nocardia nova. Here, we...
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#1Pushpendra Nath Renjen (Apollo Hospital, Indraprastha)H-Index: 3
#2Shivangi Garg (Apollo Hospital, Indraprastha)
Last. Dinesh Chaudhari (Apollo Hospital, Indraprastha)H-Index: 1
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Ischemic stroke is a common emergency presentation to hospital with improving survival rates owing to access to specialist organized stroke care. The approach to the treatment of ischemic stroke has undergone great transformation over the past 20 years. The negativism of older times has given the way to proven treatment strategies to reverse ischemia and prevent patients from severe neurological disabilities or death. Acute stroke care has three main ideologies: (1) timely achievement of occlude...
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#1Santosh Kumar Swain (Siksha O Anusandhan University)H-Index: 4
#2Somya Ranjan Pani (Siksha O Anusandhan University)H-Index: 1
Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection is highly contagious and the increasing number of patients with variety of symptoms. Olfactory loss is currently a well-recognized symptom of COVID-19 infection. Many patients with COVID-19 infections recover with their normal sense of smell after few weeks, however certain portion of them develop long-standing olfactory dysfunction. Objective: The objective is to study the role of oral corticosteroids and olfactory training (OT) as a tre...
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Recent developments in the management of multiple sclerosis (MS) are ushering in a new era in MS treatment. The novel therapeutic disease-modifying agents that have been recently approved for the treatment of MS are B-cell therapies and various sphingosine-1-phosphate inhibitors. The Bruton's tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapies provide a novel therapeutic approach in the treatment of MS. Numerous studies have demonstrated a high degree of efficacy with autologous hematopoietic stem cells. There ...
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#1Mamta Soni (Apollo Hospitals)H-Index: 3
#2Maya Menon (Apollo Hospitals)H-Index: 1
Last. Vijayshree Govindarajan (Apollo Hospitals)
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We present the case of a 29-year-old male from the southern part of India presenting with renal stones, pancytopenia with leukoerythroblastic blood picture, diagnosed on bone marrow (BM) aspiration smears as BM oxalosis. Although it is a rare disorder, BM oxalosis should be considered and BM aspiration and biopsy should be performed in patients presenting with renal stones, pancytopenia with leukoerythroblastic blood picture. Early diagnosis of patients affected by hyperoxaluria is associated wi...
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#1Chidiebere Emmanuel Okechukwu (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 1
Children have several worries concerning the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, such as fear of contracting COVID-19, play deprivation and lack of recreational activities. Anxieties about COVID-19 and its containment measures have adversely affected the mental health and well-being of children. Moreover, parents' economic hardship/financial distress, school closures, lack of peer interactions, loneliness, and home confinement may affect a child's mood state and emotional well-being in...
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The “heart sign” is a well-described radiological sign in bilateral medial medullary infarction, which is a rare stroke syndrome. It has also been rarely reported in infarction of bilateral paramedian pons and caudal paramedian midbrain. Bilateral brainstem infarcts usually present with varying degree of quadriparesis and in the initial stages, it is difficult to distinguish from other conditions such as Guillain–Barre syndrome and brainstem encephalitis. Recognizing the “heart sign” on magnetic...
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#1Revanth Goda (AIIMS: All India Institute of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 3
#2P. Sarat Chandra (AIIMS: All India Institute of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 22
Perhaps in no other area of neurosurgery, has a greater research been done as in traumatic brain injury (TBI). Despite this, TBI remains one of the biggest killers around the world and especially in India. Decompressive craniotomy still remains one of the mainstay paradigms in the management of TBI. The following article explores several new modalities of treatment, and these include the role of beta-blockers for TBI, updates on decompressive craniotomy, the results of DECRA and RESCUEicp trials...
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COVID-19 disease is of mild severity in most children. The common symptoms include fever, sore throat, cough, nasal congestion, diarrhea, and vomiting. Prompt testing of suspect cases with rapid antigen test and/or reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction in nasopharyngeal swabs is recommended. The routine use of computed tomography (CT) scan should be discouraged. For children with mild disease, only symptomatic therapy is required. Red flag signs include persistent high fever, breathles...
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A cutaneous horn is an uncommon condition in human beings and it mimics the horn of an animal. It usually occurs in sun-exposed areas such as the face and the scalp. It is very rarely documented in nonsun exposed areas such as the penis, chest, and shoulder. An umbilical horn is one of the nonsun exposed areas and it is not documented in the literature till now. Here, we report a case of the umbilical cutaneous horn with a review of the literature. The management of the umbilical horn is like th...
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