Publications by authors named "Sankara Varun Bhoopathy"

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Metachronous ureteral metastasis of clear cell renal cell carcinoma in a duplex collecting system 1 year after nephrectomy.

Urol Case Rep 2020 Sep 16;32:101214. Epub 2020 Apr 16.

Nepean Urology Research Group, Nepean Hospital, PO Box 63, Penrith, NSW, 2751, Australia.

While renal cell carcinoma is known to metastasise in an unpredictable pattern, even after resection of a primary tumour, delayed ureteric metastasis is a very rarely reported phenomenon. In this case report, we describe a case of ipsilateral metachronous ureteric metastasis in a patient with a complete duplex collecting system. This case demonstrates some useful strategies in the diagnosis and treatment of renal cell carcinoma in this context. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of delayed ureteric metastasis of a renal clear cell carcinoma in a patient with a duplex collecting system.
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September 2020

The value of pre-operative MRI in management of penile fractures.

Urol Case Rep 2020 Jul 6;31:101185. Epub 2020 Apr 6.

Urology Department, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW, 2145, Australia.

Penile fracture is a urological emergency which requires urgent assessment and surgical intervention to avoid long term complications. In this report, we describe a case in which penile MRI was used for initial assessment and surgical planning. This allowed exact localisation of the tunical tear and allowed direct incision over the tear for repair. In this case, the man avoided circumcision, which would be often required with the conventional degloving approach.
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July 2020

Nutrition among men and household food security in an internally displaced persons camp in Kenya.

Public Health Nutr 2016 Mar 28;19(4):723-31. Epub 2015 Apr 28.

School of Public Health and Community Medicine,University of New South Wales,Sydney,NSW 2052,Australia.

Objective: To determine the nutritional status of men and the food security status of their households in an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Kenya.

Design: A descriptive, cross-sectional study using a questionnaire and biometric measurements was completed in June 2013.

Setting: IDP camp, Rongai, Kenya.

Subjects: A total of 267 men aged ≥18 years residing within the camp were recruited via respondent-driven sampling. Statistical associations between categorical variables were analysed using Pearson's χ 2 tests, while independent t tests were used for continuous variables.

Results: Among the men surveyed, we found a mean BMI of 20·3 (sd 2·5) kg/m2, with 23·9% of participants in the underweight category (BMI<18·5 kg/m2). The mean Individual Dietary Diversity Score was 6 out of a maximum score of 9. The mean Household Food Insecurity Access Scale score was 11·6 (sd 6·8), with 180 participants (71·7%) residing in households categorised as severely food insecure. Low monthly household income (<2000 Kenyan Shillings, or $US 25) was associated with a higher food insecurity score (P<0·001), greater likelihood of residing in a severely food-insecure household (P<0·001), low dietary diversity score (P<0·05) and being underweight (P<0·01).

Conclusions: While the nutritional status of men in the IDP camp is comparable to non-displaced men in Kenya, household food insecurity is relatively high. Efforts to improve food security for the future are essential to minimise the impact of severe food insecurity on mental health, disease profiles and family well-being reported in other IDP settings.
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March 2016