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Worldwide, viral hepatitis continues to be a cause of considerable morbidity and mortality. Mass immunization with a single dose of live attenuated HAV has been shown to significantly reduce disease burden in the community. This was a phase IV, 5-year follow up study carried out at 4 centers (Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai) across India. The subjects(More)
INTRODUCTION Pharmacovigilance (PV) deals with the drug-related adverse reactions ensuring patients' safety. Emerging markets of India, South East Asia (SEA), Russia, Latin America (LA), Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have developed their own PV programs. However, under/manual reporting accompanied with lack of awareness regarding adverse drug(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess immunogenicity of a single dose of live attenuated hepatitis A vaccine in Indian children, ten years after immunization. METHODS Of 143 children vaccinated in 2004, 121 children were evaluated in 2014, clinically and for anti-HAV antibodies. RESULTS 13 children were early vaccine failures who received two doses of HAV vaccine(More)
JUSTIFICATION Asthma and allergic rhinitis together are part of the concept of one airway, one disease or united airway disease. The management of allergic airway diseases should address this united concept and manage the issue by educating the patients and their parents and health care providers, along with environmental control measures, pharmacotherapy(More)
INTRODUCTION Scar formation is a natural part of the healing process that occurs when the skin repairs wounds caused by burns, trauma, surgery or disease. The appearance of scars often leads to adverse psychological effects, loss of self-esteem and the associated stigmatism and diminished quality of life. Silicones are emerging as the standard treatment for(More)
Conduct of clinical trials has undergone substantial changes over the last two decades. Newer markets, evolving guidelines and documentation and high cost involved in conducting the trials have led pharmaceutical companies to prepare a risk mitigation plan. Extensive monitoring of potential risks is an essential element of clinical trials which helps to(More)
Varicella, an acute viral systemic infection that may cause lifelong latent infection with the potential for causing clinical reactivation, may be prevented by immunization. The present study was an open label, randomized, controlled, phase III, multicentre trial, conducted to evaluate and compare the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of a freeze(More)
BACKGROUND Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the most common therapeutic products used for the management of inflammation and pain. However, their use is associated with gastrointestinal (GI), cardiovascular and renal complications. Although prevalence data regarding NSAID-induced complications are available worldwide, but none of the study(More)
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