ROLE OF INTERMITTENT SELF DILATATION IN THE PREVENTION OF URETHRAL STRICTURE RECURRENCE AFTER DIRECT VISUAL INTERNAL URETHROTOMY: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL

S. K. Singh, C. S. Agrawal, S Agrawal, N Thapa, R. S. Shah ABSTRACT Urethral stricture refers to scarring process involving corpus spongiosum. Strictures may be from: prostatectomy, perineal trauma, urethral catheterization, idiopathic/unknown, urethritis, and cystoscopy. Direct visual internal urethrotomy followed by intermittent self-dilatation is the most commonly performed intervention for urethral stricture. The aim…

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CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS,ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC PROFILE AND OUTCOME OF PERIPARTUM CARDIOMYOPATHY AT BPKIHS, A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL IN NEPAL

Pandey NK, Karki P, Shah P, Sherpa K ABSTRACT Background: Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a pregnancy assosciated myocardial disease. It is a rare disease with unknown etiology. Certain characteristics are risk factors for the disease. Recognition of its risk factors is important for prevention and treatment. Objectives: To determine clinical characteristics, echocardiographic profile and in…

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REUSABILITY OF IMPLANT IMPRESSION COPINGS-AN IN VITRO STUDY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY OF IMPLANT TRANSFER

Reshma Babu, Neelima Menon S ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: Implants are the mainstay of prosthetic dentistry nowadays. The number of accessory implant components essential for prosthetic rehabilitation are many. However De novo purchase of these components becomes an expensive treatment modality. So it becomes essential for the clinician to know about the reusability of these implant components…

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MATURE CYSTIC RENAL TERATOMA: A RARE ENTITY

Singh SK, Agrawal CS, Shah S, Shah RS, Thapa N, Paudyal P, Gupta M ABSTRACT Teratomas are neoplasms that arise from pluripotent cells and can differentiate along one or more embryonic germ lines 1. Renal teratoma is an exceedingly rare condition. The primary involvement site is the gonadal tissue; less frequent primary sites of involvement…

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KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, AND PRACTICES OF EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING: A FACILITY BASED STUDY IN ADDIS ABABA

Tsegalem Hailemariam Ballo, Meaza Zeleke Wodajo, J.SiruMalar ABSTRACT ABSTRACT Background: Exclusive breastfeeding of babies for 6 months, as recommended by the World Health Organization, remains a well-recognized childhood survival strategy of great benefit in reducing infant and under-5 mortality rates. Children in Ethiopia suffer from poor health. The national Under-five Mortality Rate is about 140/1000,…

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