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Chanderdeep Sharma, Anjali Soni, Pawan K Soni, Suresh Verma, Ashok Verma, Amit Gupta
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of "mifepristone" for induction of labor (IOL) in pregnant women with prior cesarean section (CS). METHODS: In this retrospective study, all pregnant women with prior CS who received oral mifepristone (400 mg) for IOL (as per clear obstetric indications) [group 1] were compared with pregnant women with prior CS who had spontaneous onset of labor (SOL) [group 2], with respect to incidence of vaginal delivery, CS, duration of labor, and various maternal and fetal outcomes...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
Amit Verma, Vinay Tomar
Signet ring cell carcinoma of urachus is a very rare tumour. It generally presents as a high grade, high stage tumour and in most of the cases it has regional or distant metastasis at the time of presentation. It is known to have a uniformly poor prognosis. We present here a very interesting and rare case report of signet ring cell carcinoma of urachus in a 61-year-old male who presented with irritative lower urinary tract symptoms and pain abdomen. High index of suspicion led to the early diagnosis and timely surgical intervention...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Arindam Nandi, Itamar Megiddo, Ashvin Ashok, Amit Verma, Ramanan Laxminarayan
Each year, more than 300,000 children in India under the age of five years die from diarrheal diseases. Clean piped water and improved sanitation are known to be effective in reducing the mortality and morbidity burden of diarrhea but are not yet available to close to half of the Indian population. In this paper, we estimate the health benefits (reduced cases of diarrheal incidence and deaths averted) and economic benefits (measured by out-of-pocket treatment expenditure averted and value of insurance gained) of scaling up the coverage of piped water and improved sanitation among Indian households to a near-universal 95% level...
August 31, 2016: Social Science & Medicine
Amit Verma, Vinay Tomar, Shersingh Yadav
PURPOSE: Management of patients with complex multiple renal calculi has always remained challenging and they pose many difficulties during percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) like higher incidence of residual calculus and multiple tracts requirement. The aim of our study was to evaluate the impact of pelvicalyceal system (PCS) anatomy, stone distribution and the site of puncture on the outcome of PCNL in patients with complex multiple renal calculi. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and ten patients with complex multiple renal calculi undergoing PCNL during January 2015 to December 2015 were enrolled in our study...
2016: SpringerPlus
Amit Verma, Hukum Singh, Mohammad S Anwar, Shailendra Kumar, Mohammad W Ansari, Sanjeev Agrawal
There are several reports about the optimization of protease production, but only few have optimized the production of organic solvent tolerant keratinolytic proteases that show remarkable exploitation in the development of the non-polluting processes in biotechnological industries. The present study was carried with aim to optimize the production of a thermostable organic solvent tolerant keratinolytic protease Thermoactinomyces sp. RM4 utilizing chicken feathers. Thermoactinomyces sp. RM4 isolated from the soil sample collected from a rice mill wasteyard site near Kashipur, Uttrakhand was identified on the basis of 16S rDNA analysis...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
Amit Kunwar, Prachi Verma, H N Bhilwade, Michio Iwaoka, K Indira Priyadarsini
Dihydroxyselenolane (DHS), a simple water-soluble organoselenium compound, was evaluated for radioprotection in BALB/c mice after whole-body irradiation (WBI) (8Gy (60)Co, 1Gy/min), by monitoring 30-d post-irradiation survival and biochemical/histological changes in radiosensitive organs. Intraperitoneal administration of DHS at 2mg/kg for five consecutive days before irradiation and three times per week during the post-irradiation period showed maximum benefit (40% improvement in 30 d post-irradiation survival)...
September 1, 2016: Mutation Research. Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis
Ashwini C Reddy, Gyan Chand, M Sabaretnam, Anjali Mishra, Gaurav Agarwal, Amit Agarwal, A K Verma, S K Mishra
BACKGROUND: Hypocalcaemia following total thyroidectomy is a major contributing factor in delayed hospital discharge and dissuading surgeons from day care thyroidectomy. We prospectively evaluated the utility of Intra-operative serum quick parathyroid hormone level measurement twenty minutes after total thyroidectomy in predicting post-operative hypocalcemia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective longitudinal study which included patients undergoing total thyroidectomy for benign or malignant thyroid disorders at SGPGIMS, Lucknow, India from November 2013 to February 2015...
August 12, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
Gurwinder Kaur, Sathyaseelan Sathyabama, Amit Arora, Sheenam Verma, Nida Mubin, Javed N Agrewala, Shanmugam Mayilraj
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/1757-4749-6-28.].
2016: Gut Pathogens
Amit Ladgotra, Pradhuman Verma, Seetharamaiah Sunder Raj
INTRODUCTION: Blood is the gold standard body fluid for diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) but saliva offers an alternative to serum as a biological fluid for diagnostic purposes because it contains serum constituents. AIM: The study was conducted to estimate and compare serum and salivary glucose, amylase, proteins, calcium and phosphorus levels in DM and healthy subjects and to evaluate whether saliva can be used as a diagnostic fluid in DM patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Study consisted of 120 subjects from OPD of Surendera Dental College, Sriganganagar, Rajasthan, India...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Amit Verma, Deepa Bhani, Vinay Tomar, Rekha Bachhiwal, Shersingh Yadav
INTRODUCTION: Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) are one of the most common cause of nosocomial infections. Many bacterial species show biofilm production, which provides survival benefit to them by providing protection from environmental stresses and causing decreased susceptibility to antimicrobial agents. Two most common types of catheters used in our setup are pure silicone catheter and silicone coated latex catheter. The advantage of pure silicone catheter for long term catheterization is well established...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Pankaj Puri, Vivek A Saraswat, Radha K Dhiman, Anil C Anand, Subrat K Acharya, Shivaram P Singh, Yogesh K Chawla, Deepak N Amarapurkar, Ajay Kumar, Anil Arora, Vinod K Dixit, Abraham Koshy, Ajit Sood, Ajay Duseja, Dharmesh Kapoor, Kaushal Madan, Anshu Srivastava, Ashish Kumar, Manav Wadhawan, Amit Goel, Abhai Verma, Shalimar, Gaurav Pandey, Rohan Malik, Swastik Agrawal
India contributes significantly to the global burden of HCV. While the nucleoside NS5B inhibitor sofosbuvir became available in the Indian market in March 2015, the other directly acting agents (DAAs), Ledipasvir and Daclatasvir, have only recently become available in the India. The introduction of these DAA in India at a relatively affordable price has led to great optimism about prospects of cure for these patients as not only will they provide higher efficacy, but combination DAAs as all-oral regimen will result in lower side effects than were seen with pegylated interferon alfa and ribavirin therapy...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
Ramanitharan Manikandan, Jayesh Kumar Mittal, Lalgudi Narayanan Dorairajan, Amit Kumar Mishra, Kodakkatil Sreenivasan Sreerag, Anil Verma
PURPOSE: The management of simultaneous renal and ureteral calculi usually require staged procedure or change of position from supine lithotomy for ureterorenoscopic lithotripsy to prone for conventional percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). We review our experience with endoscopic combined intrarenal surgery (ECIRS) in the management of this condition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 43 patients with simultaneous renal and ureteral calculi underwent ECIRS in Galdakao-modified supine Valdivia (GMSV) position from June 2012 to March 2016...
October 2016: Journal of Endourology
Amit K Dash, Ravi N Rao, G J N Rao, Ram L Verma, Jawahar L Katara, Arup K Mukherjee, Onkar N Singh, Torit B Bagchi
The cytoplasmic male sterile line system comprising CRMS 32A and its maintainer line CRMS 32B is a popular choice for the development of new hybrids in India as CRMS 32A, having Kalinga 1 cytoplasm (other than WA), is a viable alternative to WA cytoplasm. However, both lines are susceptible to bacterial blight (BB), a major disease on rice. As enhancement of host plant resistance is the most effective and economical strategy to control this disease, four resistance genes (Xa4, xa5, xa13, and Xa21) were transferred from a BB pyramid line of IR64, into the A and B lines using a marker-assisted backcrossing (MAB) breeding strategy...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
Pradhuman Verma, Harpreet Kaur Sandhu, Kanika Gupta Verma, Sharry Goyal, Madhu Sudan, Amit Ladgotra
INTRODUCTION: The morphological characteristics and dimensions of external ear vary in different human ethnic races which can be utilized in forensics for personal identification of living or deceased. AIM: To determine uniqueness of morphological and biometric variations of both ears for individualization among North East (NE) and North West (NW) subpopulation of India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted on randomly selected 80 students, 40 from each subgroup...
May 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
John Fezza, John Burns, Julie Woodward, Daniel Truong, Thomas Hedges, Amit Verma
To characterize satisfaction with current standard-of-care botulinum neurotoxin type A (BoNT/A) treatment for blepharospasm, we performed a cross-sectional, structured survey in subjects with blepharospasm who had received ≥2 BoNT/A cycles. Subjects were interviewed immediately before re-injection to evaluate treatment satisfaction, time course of treatment effects, preferred injection intervals, Jankovic Rating Scale (JRS), and Blepharospasm Disability Index (BSDI). Subjects' (n=114) last treatment was onabotulinumtoxinA (n=78), incobotulinumtoxinA (n=35), or abobotulinumtoxinA (n=1)...
August 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Archana Agarwal, Kerry Morrone, Matthias Bartenstein, Zhizhuang Joe Zhao, Amit Verma, Swati Goel
Primary myelofibrosis (PMF) is a Philadelphia chromosome negative myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) with adverse prognosis and is associated with bone marrow fibrosis and extramedullary hematopoiesis. Even though the discovery of the Janus kinase 2 (JAK2), thrombopoietin receptor (MPL) and calreticulin (CALR) mutations have brought new insights into the complex pathogenesis of MPNs, the etiology of fibrosis is not well understood. Furthermore, since JAK2 inhibitors do not lead to reversal of fibrosis further understanding of the biology of fibrotic process is needed for future therapeutic discovery...
2016: Stem Cell Investigation
Vijay K Singh, Oluseyi O Fatanmi, Amit Verma, Victoria L Newman, Stephen Y Wise, Patricia L P Romaine, Allison N Berg
This article reviews studies of progenitor mobilization with gamma-tocotrienol (GT3), a tocol under advanced development as a radiation countermeasure for acute radiation syndrome (ARS). GT3 protects mice against high doses of ionizing radiation and induces high levels of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF). GT3-induced G-CSF in conjunction with AMD3100 (a chemokine receptor antagonist clinically used to improve the yield of mobilized progenitors) mobilizes progenitors; these mobilized progenitors mitigate injury when infused to mice exposed to acute, high-dose ionizing radiation...
August 2016: Health Physics
Monica Zell, Amer Assal, Olga Derman, Noah Kornblum, Ramakrishna Battini, Yanhua Wang, Deepa M Narasimhulu, Ioannis Mantzaris, Aditi Shastri, Amit Verma, Hilda Ye, Ira Braunschweig, Murali Janakiram
Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) is a rare and aggressive disease caused by human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 that predominantly affects Japanese and Caribbean populations. Most studies have focused on Japanese cohorts. We conducted a retrospective analysis of 53 cases of ATLL who presented to our institution between 2003-2014. ATLL in the Caribbean population presents more often as the acute and lymphomatous subtypes, is associated with complex cytogenetics, and has a high rate of CNS involvement...
June 22, 2016: Oncotarget
Shalini Suryawanshi, Amit Singh Chauhan, Ritika Verma, Tarun Gupta
There is a growing concern regarding the adverse health effects due to indoor air pollution in developing countries including India. Hence, it becomes important to study the causes and sources of indoor air pollutants. This study presents the indoor concentrations of PM0.6 (particles with aerodynamic diameter less than 0.6μm) and identifies sources leading to indoor air pollution. Indoor air samples were collected at IIT Kanpur campus. Ninety-eight PM0.6 samples were collected during November 2013 to September 2014...
November 1, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
Amit Verma, Hukum Singh, Shahbaz Anwar, Anirudha Chattopadhyay, Kapil K Tiwari, Surinder Kaur, Gurpreet Singh Dhilon
Proteases are ubiquitous enzymes that occur in various biological systems ranging from microorganisms to higher organisms. Microbial proteases are largely utilized in various established industrial processes. Despite their numerous industrial applications, they are not efficient in hydrolysis of recalcitrant, protein-rich keratinous wastes which result in environmental pollution and health hazards. This paved the way for the search of keratinolytic microorganisms having the ability to hydrolyze "hard to degrade" keratinous wastes...
June 13, 2016: Critical Reviews in Biotechnology
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