|Rohan Chaudhari et al from TNMC and
BYL Nair Ch. Hospital in ‘A Preliminary study of catheter
associated Bacteriuria’ involving thirty two catheterised
patients found that the incidence of catheter associated urinary
tract infection (CAUTI) was 44%, the prominent bacteria being Klebsiella
species. All the organisms were mostly resistant to the commonly
used antibiotics. Amikacin was found to be more effective amongst
the antibiotics tested.
JG Saluja et al from CMPH Medical
College in their article ‘Diagnostic Importance of Antibodies TBIgG and
IgA and Adenosine Deaminase in Tuberculous Pleural Effusion in
Indian Population’ describe their results showing significant
higher titres of Antibodies in pleural fluid than serum Antibodies
levels. Adenosine deaminase values were found to have a sensitivity
of 96% and specificity of 96% in pleural effusion than serum
In their study ‘Abdominal Cervico-Vaginotomy, pedicular
transection and hemibisection of polyp for vaginal polypectomy’,
SV Parulekar and AS Gupta from KEM Hospital have
shown that this method prevented contamination of the peritoneal
cavity by discharge on the surface of the polyp associated with
abdominal removal of the polyp. It can also be performed in a
woman, who requires an abdominal hysterectomy for additional
SJ Kore et al from LTMG Hospital show
that transvaginal sonography is a cost-effective mode of investigation
the risk of preterm labour. In 80% low risk patients, USG cervical
length was done at 23 weeks. Out of 69 patients with cervical
length more than 30 mm, only 7.2% delivered preterm, while in
women with cervical length less than 30 mm, 91% delivered preterm.
FA Qari from King Abdul Aziz Hospital, Saudi Arabia
concludes that there is a lot of controversy regarding thyroid
malignancy investigations and management and recommends that
thyroid cancer patients should be treated by a team of endocrinologist,
pathologist, experienced thyroid surgeon, nuclear medicine and
external radiotherapy physician to achieve optimum care and good
Krishna Algotar et al from Grant Medical
College in their study of 'Predictive
value of colposcopy in cervical
cancer screening' conclude that colposcopy is a much more sensitive
method compared to cytology, specially in the higher grade lesions
and plays an important role in the downstaging of cervical cancer.
Therefore it should be promoted in the cervical cancer screening
V Pugalendhi et al from KJ Hospital,
Chennai present a study on breast
development in female Wistar rats using an
indigenous herbal preparation by topical application. It will
be worthwhile to see the results of similar studies conducted
Deepa Velankar from Terna Medical College,
Navi Mumbai concludes that a human
being can be compared to a guitar.
If there is less of tension in the string, the required note
will not be produced, but if the string is too tense it will
break and there will be no music. Hence, if stress is managed
well it will be a friend but if not, it will be man’s greatest
Vipla Puri from Hinduja Hospital discusses
the role of ‘Anti-erythropoietin antibodies - A recent entity
to explain resistance to recombinant erythropoietin therapy’.
Sandesh Sharma et al from Bhopal Memorial Hospital
and Research Centre report two
rare cases of eosinophilic enteritis.
Roopa Vishwanathan et al from Bombay Hospital Institute
of Medical Sciences report a rarecase of ‘Hepatic
abscess due to tuberculosis in an immunocompetent patient. Though this
entity is still not described in the text books; in our journal,
in the past we have published similar cases.
et al from Grant Medical College report a case of adenocarcinoma
of the jejunum presenting with
Amit Goel et al from Dr.
Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi report a case of hydatid
cyst of liver removed laparoscopically!
et al from Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children report a case
of Poland’s syndrome, which
is a rare constellation of anomalies involving the chest wall
with absence of pectoralis major and minor as its main component.
M Amit Kapoor et al from Sri Sayaji General Hospital
and Medical College, Baroda report a case of 'Comminuted
fracture of base of 1st metacarpal with fracture trapezium'.