1. A strong ultraviolet pulse from a newborn type Ia supernova.

    Nature 521(7552):328 (2015) PMID 25993962

    Type Ia supernovae are destructive explosions of carbon-oxygen white dwarfs. Although they are used empirically to measure cosmological distances, the nature of their progenitors remains mysterious. One of the leading progenitor models, called the single degenerate channel, hypothesizes that a w...
  2. Incidental non-inguinals hernias in totally extra-peritoneal hernia repair.

    Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 97(2):120 (2015) PMID 25723688

    Totally extra-peritoneal (TEP) inguinal hernia repair allows identification and repair of incidental non-inguinal groin hernias. We assessed the prevalence of incidental hernias during TEP inguinal hernia repair and identified the risk factors for incidental hernias. Consecutive patients undergo...
  3. An ultraluminous X-ray source powered by an accreting neutron star.

    Nature 514(7521):202 (2014) PMID 25297433

    The majority of ultraluminous X-ray sources are point sources that are spatially offset from the nuclei of nearby galaxies and whose X-ray luminosities exceed the theoretical maximum for spherical infall (the Eddington limit) onto stellar-mass black holes. Their X-ray luminosities in the 0.5-10 ...
  4. An ultraluminous X-ray source powered by an accreting neutron star.

    Nature 514(7521):202 (2014) PMID 25297433

    The majority of ultraluminous X-ray sources are point sources that are spatially offset from the nuclei of nearby galaxies and whose X-ray luminosities exceed the theoretical maximum for spherical infall (the Eddington limit) onto stellar-mass black holes. Their X-ray luminosities in the 0.5-10 ...
  5. A Wolf-Rayet-like progenitor of SN 2013cu from spectral observations of a stellar wind.

    Nature 509(7501):471 (2014) PMID 24848059

    The explosive fate of massive Wolf-Rayet stars (WRSs) is a key open question in stellar physics. An appealing option is that hydrogen-deficient WRSs are the progenitors of some hydrogen-poor supernova explosions of types IIb, Ib and Ic (ref. 2). A blue object, having luminosity and colours consi...
  6. A Wolf-Rayet-like progenitor of SN 2013cu from spectral observations of a stellar wind.

    Nature 509(7501):471 (2014) PMID 24848059

    The explosive fate of massive Wolf-Rayet stars (WRSs) is a key open question in stellar physics. An appealing option is that hydrogen-deficient WRSs are the progenitors of some hydrogen-poor supernova explosions of types IIb, Ib and Ic (ref. 2). A blue object, having luminosity and colours consi...
  7. Abdominal cocoon: an unusual presentation of small bowel obstruction.

    Journal of clinical and diagnostic research : JCDR 8(2):173 (2014) PMID 24701524 PMCID PMC3972552

    Abdominal cocoon is a rare condition. It presents as a thick whitish membrane which covers bowel loops. Because of this presentation, it is also called as sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis. It is usually diagnosed intra operatively. Treatment of this condition involves resection of the membra...
  8. Abdominal cocoon: an unusual presentation of small bowel obstruction.

    Journal of clinical and diagnostic research : JCDR 8(2):173 (2014) PMID 24701524 PMCID PMC3972552

    Abdominal cocoon is a rare condition. It presents as a thick whitish membrane which covers bowel loops. Because of this presentation, it is also called as sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis. It is usually diagnosed intra operatively. Treatment of this condition involves resection of the membra...
  9. Effect of foam sclerotherapy on healing and long-term recurrence in chronic venous leg ulcers.

    Phlebology 28(3):140 (2013) PMID 22422794

    The ESCHAR trial showed that superficial venous surgery and compression in chronic venous ulceration achieved a 24-week healing rate of 65% and 12-month recurrence rate of 12%. Foam sclerotherapy treatment is an alternative to surgery. The aim of this study is to assess the effect of foam sclero...
  10. Effect of foam sclerotherapy on healing and long-term recurrence in chronic venous leg ulcers.

    Phlebology 28(3):140 (2013) PMID 22422794

    The ESCHAR trial showed that superficial venous surgery and compression in chronic venous ulceration achieved a 24-week healing rate of 65% and 12-month recurrence rate of 12%. Foam sclerotherapy treatment is an alternative to surgery. The aim of this study is to assess the effect of foam sclero...
  11. An outburst from a massive star 40 days before a supernova explosion.

    Nature 494(7435):65 (2013) PMID 23389540

    Some observations suggest that very massive stars experience extreme mass-loss episodes shortly before they explode as supernovae, as do several models. Establishing a causal connection between these mass-loss episodes and the final explosion would provide a novel way to study pre-supernova mass...
  12. An outburst from a massive star 40 days before a supernova explosion.

    Nature 494(7435):65 (2013) PMID 23389540

    Some observations suggest that very massive stars experience extreme mass-loss episodes shortly before they explode as supernovae, as do several models. Establishing a causal connection between these mass-loss episodes and the final explosion would provide a novel way to study pre-supernova mass...
  13. PTF 11kx: a type Ia supernova with a symbiotic nova progenitor.

    Science 337(6097):942 (2012) PMID 22923575

    There is a consensus that type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) arise from the thermonuclear explosion of white dwarf stars that accrete matter from a binary companion. However, direct observation of SN Ia progenitors is lacking, and the precise nature of the binary companion remains uncertain. A temporal...
  14. PTF 11kx: a type Ia supernova with a symbiotic nova progenitor.

    Science 337(6097):942 (2012) PMID 22923575

    There is a consensus that type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) arise from the thermonuclear explosion of white dwarf stars that accrete matter from a binary companion. However, direct observation of SN Ia progenitors is lacking, and the precise nature of the binary companion remains uncertain. A temporal...
  15. Development and Validation of HPTLC Method for Estimation of Tenoxicam and its Formulations.

    Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 74(1):36 (2012) PMID 23204620 PMCID PMC3507343

    A simple, precise, accurate and rapid high performance thin layer chromatographic method has been developed and validated for the estimation of tenoxicam in the microemulsion gels. Tenoxicam was chromatographed on silica gel 60 F(254) TLC plate, as a stationary phase. The mobile phase was toluen...
  16. Analysis of 32 common susceptibility genetic variants and their combined effect in predicting risk of Type 2 diabetes and related traits in Indians.

    Diabetic Medicine 29(1):121 (2012) PMID 21913964

    Recent genome-wide association studies have identified several Type 2 diabetes-related loci. We investigated the effect of susceptibility genetic variants, individually, together and in combination with conventional risk factors, on Type 2 diabetes and diabetes-related traits in Indians. We geno...
  17. Analysis of 32 common susceptibility genetic variants and their combined effect in predicting risk of Type 2 diabetes and related traits in Indians.

    Diabetic Medicine 29(1):121 (2012) PMID 21913964

    Recent genome-wide association studies have identified several Type 2 diabetes-related loci. We investigated the effect of susceptibility genetic variants, individually, together and in combination with conventional risk factors, on Type 2 diabetes and diabetes-related traits in Indians. We geno...
  18. Development and Validation of HPTLC Method for Estimation of Tenoxicam and its Formulations.

    Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 74(1):36 (2012) PMID 23204620 PMCID PMC3507343

    A simple, precise, accurate and rapid high performance thin layer chromatographic method has been developed and validated for the estimation of tenoxicam in the microemulsion gels. Tenoxicam was chromatographed on silica gel 60 F(254) TLC plate, as a stationary phase. The mobile phase was toluen...
  19. Exclusion of a luminous red giant as a companion star to the progenitor of supernova SN 2011fe.

    Nature 480(7377):348 (2011) PMID 22170681

    Type Ia supernovae are thought to result from a thermonuclear explosion of an accreting white dwarf in a binary system, but little is known of the precise nature of the companion star and the physical properties of the progenitor system. There are two classes of models: double-degenerate (involv...
  20. Supernova SN 2011fe from an exploding carbon-oxygen white dwarf star.

    Nature 480(7377):344 (2011) PMID 22170680

    Type Ia supernovae have been used empirically as 'standard candles' to demonstrate the acceleration of the expansion of the Universe even though fundamental details, such as the nature of their progenitor systems and how the stars explode, remain a mystery. There is consensus that a white dwarf ...