Archive for October, 2014

Case Report- Primary calcium oxalate enterolith masquerading as gall stone ileus – Prem Chand, Manish Yadav ,AdarshpalKaur, RachanLalSingla, Bimaljot Singh, Ashwani Kumar

ABSTRACT We report a case of 65 year female with 7 days history of pain in abdomen, vomiting, constipation and abdominal distension. X-Rays abdomen showed multiple air fluid levels and dilated small bowel loops. Ultrasound abdomen showed dilated gut loops and stone in the gall bladder.Exploratory laparotomy was done and a single 4×3 cm round stone with smooth surface was found in terminal ileum.

Suprahepatic anteriorly placed gall bladder with chronic Buddchiari syndrome – PremChand , BimaljotSingh , RachanLalSingla, AdarshpalKaur , Ashwani Kumar

Abstract Congenital anomalies of the gall bladderinclude its complete absence, hypoplasia and atresia, duplication, excessive mobility and ectopias, but they are very rare.Suprahepaticanteriorly placed gall bladder with chronic budd chiari syndrome is an extremely rare congenital anomaly. We report incidental radiological findings associated with a 66 yr old male, with no past history of related symptoms,who was admitted for evaluation after a history of assault. Imaging by computed tomographydemonstrated suprahepatic anteriorly placed gall bladder and portal vein with chronic budd chiari syndrome.

BLOOD TYPES AND PERSONALITY TRAITS: IS THERE REALLY A CORRELATION? – Jonas Suganthan Sundarakumar, K. Uma Maheswari , M. Somasundaram

ABSTRACT: Context: The theory that there is a possible correlation between blood types and personality characteristics has been floating for a long time. Though there have been many attempts to evaluate this theory, the results have been inconsistent and can be best described as conflicting. Aim: The aim of our study was to explore a possible correlation between blood groups and certain specific personality traits, in a large sample of medical students in south India.Setting: The study was conducted at Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Medical Sciences, Maduranthagam, India, in November-December, 2012.Participants: Our study included 502 medical students of the age group 18 – 22 years.Methods: ABO blood typing was done using the Agglutination method. For assessment of personality traits, we used one of the most researched, reliable and validated personality assessment tools, namely the Eysenk Personality Questionnaire – Revised (EPQ-R). EPQ-R assesses the three major personality dimensions: P (Psychoticism or “Tough Mindedness”), N (Neuroticism or “Emotionality”) and E (Extraversion or “Sociability”). Analysis of data was done using SPSS software (version 15). MANOVA and Tukey’s HSD were the statistical tests used to determine statistical significance. Results and Conclusion: Our study revealed a significant difference in ‘Extraversion’ scores between the blood groups B and AB. However, when the analysis was done separately for males and females, there was no significant correlation between blood types and personality traits. This implies gender was probably a confounding factor responsible for the initial difference in ‘Extraversion’ scores. So, the conclusion of our study was that there was no real correlation between blood groups and personality traits.