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Vikram Mathews,Ezhilarasi Chendamarai,Biju George,Auro Viswabandya
Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases , 2011, DOI: 10.4084/mjhid.2011.
Abstract: It is well recognized that arsenic trioxide (ATO) is an efficacious agent for the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Use of single agent ATO in the treatment of APL leads to remissions which are durable in the majority. ATO is probably the most effective single agent in the treatment of APL and there have been very few reports of primary resistance. It has been used both as a single agent and in combination with other conventional drugs to treat APL. Use of ATO is the accepted standard of care in the management of relapsed APL, where it is often used effectively as a bridge to a stem cell transplant. However, its role in newly diagnosed APL remains controversial. ATO probably has multiple mechanisms of action. Better understanding of its mechanisms of action/s is likely to lead to more rationale use of this agent or its derivatives either alone or in combination with other drugs. There is limited data on the kinetics of leukemia clearance and normal haematopoietic recovery after the administration of single agent ATO for the treatment of APL, preliminary data suggests that it is likely to be different from conventional therapy. There have been a number of concerns of the potential short and long term toxicity of this agent. Most such concerns arise from the toxicity profile noted in people exposed to long term arsenic exposure in the environment. With the therapeutic doses and schedules of administration of ATO in the treatment of malignancies the overall toxicity profile has been favorable. In a resource constrained environments the use of a single agent ATO based regimen is a realistic and acceptable option to treat almost all patients. In the developed world it has the potential in combination with other agents to improve the clinical outcome with reduction of dose intensity of chemotherapy and remains an option for patients who would not tolerate conventional therapy. In this review we focus on the use of single agent ATO for the treatment of APL and summarize our experience and review the literature.
Risk factors of thrombosis in abdominal veins
Amit Kumar Dutta, Ashok Chacko, Biju George, Joseph Anjilivelil Joseph, Sukesh Chandran Nair, Vikram Mathews
World Journal of Gastroenterology , 2008,
Abstract: AIM: To estimate the prevalence of inherited and acquired thrombophilic risk factors in patients with abdominal venous thrombosis and to compare the risk factor profiles between Budd-Chiari syndromes (BCS) and splanchnic vein thrombosis (SVT).METHODS: In this retrospective study, 36 patients with abdominal venous thrombosis were studied. The patients were divided into Budd-Chiari group (hepatic vein, IVC thrombosis) and splanchnic venous thrombosis group (portal, splenic, superior mesenteric veins) based on the veins involved. Hereditary and acquired thrombophilic risk factors were evaluated in all patients.RESULTS: Twenty patients had SVT, 14 had BCS, and 2 had mixed venous thrombosis. Ten patients (28%) had hereditary and 10 patients (28%) acquired thrombophilic risk factors. The acquired risk factors were significantly more common in the SVT group (SVT vs BCS: 45% vs 7%, χ2 = 5.7, P = 0.02) while hereditary risk factors did not show significant differences between the two groups (SVT vs BCS: 25% vs 36%, χ2 = 0.46, P = 0.7). Multiple risk factors were present in one (7%) patient with BCS and in 3 patients (15%) with SVT. No risk factors were identified in 57% of patients with BCS and in 45% of patients with SVT.CONCLUSION: Hereditary and acquired risk factors play an important role in the etiopathogenesis of abdominal venous thrombosis. Acquired risk factors are significantly more common in SVT patients while hereditary factors are similar in both groups.
Improved Clinical Outcomes of High Risk β Thalassemia Major Patients Undergoing a HLA Matched Related Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant with a Treosulfan Based Conditioning Regimen and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Grafts
Vikram Mathews, Biju George, Auro Viswabandya, Aby Abraham, Rayaz Ahmed, Abhijeet Ganapule, Eunice Sindhuvi, Kavitha M. Lakshmi, Alok Srivastava
PLOS ONE , 2013, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061637
Abstract: Improving clinical outcomes among high risk Class III β thalassemia major patients (Class IIIHR) receiving an allogeneic SCT remains a challenge. From October, 2009 a treosulfan based regimen (TreoFluT) was used for all consecutive Class III patients (n = 50). The clinical outcomes were compared with the historical conventional busulfan (BuCy) based regimen (n = 139). Use of TreoFluT was associated with a significantly reduced incidence of sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS) among Class IIIHR cases (78% to 30%; P = 0.000) and early TRM (46% to 13%; p = 0.005). There was also a trend towards better engraftment in the Class IIIHR subset (P = 0.055). However, the use of bone marrow (BM) as source of stem cells along with the TreoFluT regimen was associated with 50% early mixed chimerism which reduced to 8.5% with the use of a peripheral blood stem cell graft (PBSC). Use of a PBSC graft was not associated with a significant increase in the incidence of acute or chronic graft versus host disease (GVHD). The overall and event free survival was significantly better among the Class IIIHR subset with the use of TreoFluT Vs. BuCy (86.6±7.3 Vs. 39.4±6.8%; P = 0.002 and 77.8±8.8 Vs. 32.4±6.5%; P = 0.003 respectively). A TreoFluT conditioning regimen with a PBSC graft can significantly improve clinical outcomes of Class IIIHR patients.
Single Flap Otoendoscopic Myringoplasty for Large Central Perforation—A Pilot Study  [PDF]
Vikram Kulkarni, Mudit Mittal
International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery (IJOHNS) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ijohns.2014.34030

Introduction: Otoendoscopic myringoplasty has been successfully used for repair of small to medium sized perforation using various materials. Very few studies have used this method for repair of large central perforation. Goals: To evaluate the transcanal otoendoscopic approach to reconstruct large central perforation by raising single flap. Methods Utilized: Pilot study on forty patients with chronic suppurative otitis media dry stage with large central perforation in medical college hospital and research centre was conducted. A zero degree 4 mm otoendoscope and custom made suction elevator was used for myringoplasty. Results: The perforation of thirty eight patients had healed by the end of two months. Conclusion: Otoendoscopic myringoplasty is effective in managing large central perforation and patients need to be observed for longer period to calculate the successful rate.

Materialism, Fashion Involvement, Fashion Innovativeness and Use Innovativeness: Exploring Direct and Indirect Relationships  [PDF]
Vikas Gautam, Vikram Sharma
Theoretical Economics Letters (TEL) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/tel.2018.811158
Abstract: The objective of the current study was to examine the direct and indirect impacts of materialism on use innovativeness in case of fashion products among Indian consumers. An empirical study was conducted to test these relationships with 282 respondents comprised of 59 percent males and 41 percent of females. Proposed conceptual study model was tested with the help of higher order structural equation modeling by using IBM AMOS 21.0. We confirmed full mediation of fashion involvement in the relationship between materialism and use innovativeness. Furthermore, our study results found full mediation of fashion innovativeness in the relationship between materialism and use innovativeness. On the other hand, materialism had a direct significant negative impact on use innovativeness in case of fashion products. We strongly recommend to the fashion product marketers to highlight the concept of use innovativeness in the entire marketing mix for better business prospects.
Timothy Mathews
Opticon1826 , 2012, DOI: 10.5334/opt.aw
Disseminated histoplasmosis - comment 2
Mathews M
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology , 2007,
Pain in Children: Neglected, unaddressed and mismanaged
Mathews Lulu
Indian Journal of Palliative Care , 2011,
Abstract: Pain is one of the most misunderstood, under diagnosed, and under treated/untreated medical problems, particularly in children. One of the most challenging roles of medical providers serving children is to appropriately assess and treat their pain. New JCAHO regulations regard pain as "the fifth vital sign" and require caregivers to regularly assess and address pain. Pain being a personal experience, many different terms are used to describe different sensations. Assessment of pain in children is linked to their level of development. Children of the same age vary widely in their perception and tolerance of pain.
Dr. Rajaratinam Karnan Kalyan Singh
Mathews Lailu
Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia , 2011,
Personal Reflections on a Tale of Two Books: Social and Environmental Accounting Research in the Past, Present and Future
Reg Mathews
Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal , 2008,
Abstract: This paper was requested by the guest editors of the Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal(AABFJ) following the Sydney CSEAR conference. One topic suggested to me was to write a comment onrecent developments leveraging on GG 2007 or that part that has not been published previously. I am pleasedto attempt this but wish also to make reference to another book published at the same time (Unerman,Bebbington and O’Dwyer (UBOD 2007), because I believe that the different perspectives presented areinformative for all scholars in the field of SEAR which is now often referred to as SA. The remainder of thispaper other than the introduction and conclusion will consist of firstly a review of GG 2007, secondly a reviewof UBOD 2007, and thirdly a number of observations based on these contrasting works.
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