A. B. Dey

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The incidence of enteric fever caused by Salmonella enterica serotype Paratyphi A has been increasing in India since 1996. In 1998, the incidence of enteric fever caused by drug- resistant S. Paratyphi A abruptly increased in the New Delhi region. In the first 6 months of 1999, 32% of isolates were resistant to both chloramphenicol and cotrimoxazole and(More)
This study examined whether the increased demand for pacemaker implants for carotid sinus syndrome (CSS) at the Regional Pacing Service in northeastern England was related to the establishment of a dedicated "syncope and falls" clinic or to the publication of NASPE and BPEG guidelines for pacing symptomatic bradycardia. To this end, pacemaker rates for(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Legionella pneumophila has been increasingly recognized as an emerging pathogen responsible for community acquired pneumonia (CAP) worldwide. In India, the actual burden is not known. The present study was thus undertaken to see the presence of Legionella infection in patients with community acquired pneumonia admitted in a tertiary(More)
Drop attacks are defined as a sudden loss of postural tone without loss of consciousness. The mechanism is often unknown. This report examines findings in consecutive elderly patients with drop attacks referred to a dedicated "syncope and falls" center. Thirty-five patients were included. A diagnosis was established in 25 (71%); cardioinhibitory cartoid(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Mycoplasma pneumoniae is the most important and common cause of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). The conventional detection methods (culture and serology) lack sensitivity. PCR offers a better approach for rapid detection but is prone to carry over contamination during manipulation of amplification products. Quantitative real-time(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Leptospirosis, a spirochetal zoonosis, is underreported from the northern States of India. This study reports results of a 10-year retrospective sero-epidemiological survey of leptospirosis conducted in a tertiary care hospital in New Delhi, India. METHOD A total of 1453 patients clinically suspected for leptospirosis were included(More)
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