A. K. Gupta

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Three cultivars (cvs.) of Gladiolus hybridus Hort., namely ‘Her Majesty’, ‘Aldebaran’ and ‘Bright Eye’ were successfully micropropagated. The cultures were established using intact cormels or segments of cormels and inflorescence axes on Murashige and Skoog (1962; MS) medium. The response depended on media supplements; both callus formation or direct(More)
BACKGROUND Laryngeal mask airway is a non invasive supraglottic device which has led to a radical change in the management of modern general anaesthesia. Propofol as a single agent is unsatisfactory and to overcome problems associated with LMA insertions. In the present study, we evaluated the haemodynamic changes and laryngeal mask airway insertion(More)
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic inflammatory liver disease characterized by the destruction of medium to large-sized bile ducts and intense, concentric fibrosis. Complications from PSC include bacterial cholangitis, cirrhosis, and cholangiocarcinoma and a therapy that might alter the natural history of the disease remains lacking. Our(More)
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate that a computer-assisted survey instrument offers an efficient means of patient evaluation when initiating opioid therapy. Design. We report on our experience with the Prescription Opioid Documentation and Surveillance (PODS) System, a medical informatics tool that uses validated questionnaires to collect comprehensive clinical and(More)
The journal is a reflection of the Center’s mission to encourage an international perspective that will contribute to enlightened policy and practice. Through International Higher Education, a network of distinguished international scholars offers commentary and current information on key issues that shape higher education worldwide. IHE is published in(More)
BACKGROUND Day care surgery is still in its infancy in India. Both regional and general anaesthesia can be used for this. Central neuraxial blocks are simple cheap and easy to perform. This study was done to evaluate usefulness of spinal and epidural anaesthesia for day care surgery. PATIENTS #ENTITYSTARTX00026; METHOD 100 patients were randomized to(More)
We followed serially the neurological examination of three infants with AIDS. All three children, first seen 6-8 months of age came from families with high risk for AIDS: Haitian (1/3) and I.V. drug user (2/3), all had failure to thrive, hepato-splenomegaly, lymphadenopathy and recurrent infections.All exhibited a marked arrest of development, progressive(More)