73 e-Letters

published between 2007 and 2010

  • Utility of cell block preparation in Warthin's tumour
    Rashmi Patnayak

    To the Editor,

    This is regarding the article 'Current controversies in the management of Warthin's tumour' by T Thangarajah, V M Reddy, F Castellanos-Arango, A Panarese , published in Postgrad Med J 2009;85:3-8. Dear Editor, This is regarding the article” Current controversies in the management of Warthin tumour by T Thangarajah, V M Reddy, F Castellanos-Arango, A Panarese , published in Postgrad M...

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  • Antitrypsin polymorphism
    Heikki Savolainen

    Dear Editor,

    I would like to emphasize the fact that the antitrypsin polymorphism is the prevalent susceptibility factor with one in ten Caucasians presenting the MS or MZ configuration of their circulating antitrypsin. The antiprotease has known roles in inflammation (1). It may also be an important factor in occupational lung diseases, like organic diisocyanate asthma (2). The latter may be related to the cho...

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  • Author's response to "Emphysematous cystitis with perforation in a non-diabetic patient"
    Sung-Yuan Hu

    Reply to dear Dr. Tanvir ABBASS and co-authors:

    First, thanks for your attention to our article.

    We reply your questions as below: There was no history of radiotherapy or surgery to urinary bladder, which was a risk factor for cystitis and superimposed coliform infection, in our present case. There was no evidence of presentations of colitis, such as abdominal pain or diarrhea, and no gallbladder stones...

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  • Emphysematous Cystitis
    Tanvir ABBASS

    Dear Editor, This is interesting clinical case of emphysematous cystitis in non diabetic patient who previously had radiotherapy and surgery on urinary bladder. This type of cystitis is nearly seen always in diabetic patient but because of past medical history, this patient became more likely of such disease. We very much agree that cases which I have seen are mostly in diabetic patients but radiotherapy is a recognised...

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  • treatment options should be extended to MI patients with old LBBB
    oscar,m jolobe

    Given the fact that thrombolysis confers survival benefit in patients with myocardial infarction(MI), not only when the clinical presentation is associated with an electrocardiogram(ECG) characterised by ST segment elevation, but also when the admission ECG shows LBBB, regardless of whether or not LBBB is of recent onset(1),among the patients targeted by the treatment goals proposed by the authors of the review(2), we also...

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  • Better Control for Preventing Complications
    Rizaldy Pinzon

    The article from Dr. Srinivassan is very interesting. Recent management is aimed to get a better control of glycemic level in type 2 DM. Better glycemic control is hoped to prevent some complication of type 2 DM. One of the most common complications of diabetes is diabetic neuropathy. Hyperglycemia appears to be the determinant of microvascular and metabolic complications. However, glycemia is much less related to macro...

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  • Letter to Swaminathan et al.
    Mustafa Sahin

    Letter to Swaminathan et al. entitled Search for secondary osteoporosis: are Z scores useful predictors? N. Defne Altintas, Mustafa Sahin Medicana International Ankara Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine1, Ankara, Gaziantep State Hospital, Departments of Endocrinology2, Gaziantep, TURKEY

    Dear Sirs, In their recent article, a marker to define secondary osteoporosis is being evaluated by Swaminathan et al (...

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  • Very useful article
    Rakesh Biswas

    I was long searching for an article on Omega-3 fatty acids and this systematic review couldn't have come at a more opportune moment.

    The authors conclusion that more studies are needed in this exciting area is appropriate but I am worried that the guidelines of the UK Scientific Advisory Committee (on Nutrition guidelines2004)that a healthy adult should consume a minimum of two portions of fish a week to obtain...

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  • Vegetarians and omega-3 fatty acids
    Shashikiran Umakanth

    We thank Dr. Rakesh Biswas for his valuable comments.

    Considering the potential benefits of regular ω-3 fatty acid consumption, the recommendations apply to all those who can consume fish.

    For those who do not like the taste of fish and for vegetarians and vegans, the issue of ω-3 fatty acid alternatives were discussed and included at the end of the full text article - Although the recommendations from various p...

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  • Do doctors have rights ?
    Eugene G Breen

    Dear Editor, I was happy to read the editorial by Doyal,Doyal and Sokol concerning good medicine and rights. They comment that doing the right thing in difficult clinical circumstances can demand courage, prudence and levels of personal and professional maturity, and I would also add knowledge. It may be like the good news bad news scenario - you're doing well 90 miles per hour but sorry your going in the wrong directio...

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