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   1987| February  | Volume 5 | Issue 1  
    Online since January 5, 2011

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Saccharin Test Of Mucocillary Clearance In Kartagener's Syndrome
K Rajaram, S Ramu, R Prabhakar, R Deivanayagam, Mukhtar Ahamed, T Swaminathan
February 1987, 5(1):33-35
Saccharin test is a simple method for estimating mucociliary clearance in the upper respiratory passage. Its application in a clinically diagnosed patient with Kartagener’s syndrome is reported.
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Drug Default In Pulmonary Tuberculosis - A Jhansi Study
B. M Goyal, Pranesh Nigam, S. K Mishra, N. N Awasthi, C. M Agarwal
February 1987, 5(1):11-14
Over two years, 262 patients on domiciliary treatment were studied for drug default. 57 were regular (21.7%) in drug taking 205 (78.3%) were defaulters. Amonst the defaulters, 73.4% of cases were males. There was no significant difference in prevalence rate of defaulters belonging to joint (70.6%) or unitary (72.6%) families. Illiterates (77.4%) formed the major bulk of defaulters. Poverty (80.2%) was the main factor in irregularity of taking the drugs, even though 66.9% of cases had multiple causes for being a defaulter. Retrieval action did not produce any appreciable response.
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Rifampicin Induced Thrombocytopenia Presenting As Severe Hemoptysis And Epistaxis
S. D Purohit, A Madan, D. K Jain, M. L Gupta, P. R Gupta, B. B Mathur, T. N Sharma
February 1987, 5(1):29-31
Two cases of hemoptysis and epistaxis due to rifampicin induced thrombocytopenia are reported One patient died of severe hemoptysis and the other survived.
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Two Brothers With Immotile Cilia Syndrome
P. V. P Rau, R. C Sahoo
February 1987, 5(1):36-38
Two brothers with bronchiectasis and one of them with Kartagener’s Syndrome, are presented. The laboratory investigations and familial incidence suggest that both were suffering from Immotile Cilia Syndrome.
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Congenital Funnel Shaped Tracheal Stenosis - A Case Report
S. K Sarkar, Mukesh Bhatnagar, S. D Purohit, Karansing Yadav, Deepak Vashishta, Dilip Jain, P. P Khandelwal
February 1987, 5(1):15-18
A rare variety of Tracheal Stenosis (Funnel shaped) in a child of nine years is described. The child was asymptomatic in her early childhoold and was diagnosed incidentally. Various methods of correcting this anomaly and current literature are reviewed.
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Tuberculosis Gangrene Of The Lung - A Case Report
P Bahadur, M. L Seetharaman, V Srinivas
February 1987, 5(1):39-42
Pulmonary gangrene is an uncommon complication of advanced tuberculosis. Its occurence in a 55 year old male who died of it is reported.
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Secondary Bacterial Flora In Patients With Pulmonary Tuberculosis - A Preliminary Report
S. V Rathnasabapthy, C. N Paramasivan, N Shanmugasundaram, K Jagannathan
February 1987, 5(1):43-46
Sputum samples from 100 smear positive or skiagram positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients were cultured for superinfecting or co-infecting bacteria. These patients were equally divided into five groups. This included Group-I who are not treated; Group-II who are treated up to three months; Group-III who are treated for more than three but less than six months; Group-IV treated more than six months and lastly Group-V who have completed the prescribed treatment schedule of varying durations. Neisseria catarrhalis and Strep. viridans predominated in all patients irrespective of group. Other organisms isolated were Micrococci, E. Coli, Serratia, Proteus and Pseudomonas. There was no significant difference in the pattern of organisms isolated from different group of patients. The antibiogram showed the usual susceptibility pattern.
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Rifampicin - A Look Back
C. V Ramakrishnan
February 1987, 5(1):19-28
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Diffuse Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis
J. N Pande
February 1987, 5(1):9-10
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Current Therapy Of Respiratory Disease - 2
Cherniack M Rauben
February 1987, 5(1):47-47
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The Current Status Of Anti - Tuberculosis Campaign And Prospects For The Future
G. V. J Baily
February 1987, 5(1):7-7
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