Amir Maroof Khan

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BACKGROUND India is highly endemic for rabies. Although fatal, rabies is a preventable disease. Several factors interfere with the timely utilization of post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) in the population. There is a need to explore the factors leading to delay in PEP initiation. OBJECTIVE To study the factors associated with delay in initiation of PEP(More)
A retrospective evaluation of 215 consecutive recipients of high-dose chemotherapy (HDC) and autologous stem cell rescue (ASCR) was conducted to ascertain the incidence, temporal course, and outcome of varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection. Herpes zoster was identified in 40 individuals at a median of 69 days following ASCR. Six of these cases occurred at(More)
A retrospective evaluation of 200 consecutive recipients of autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) was conducted to ascertain the incidence and outcome of infection with Clostridium difficile. The diagnosis was confirmed in 14 patients with diarrhea (15 episodes) at a median of 33 days after stem cell infusion. Five patients were(More)
A study was conducted to evaluate the preventive efficacy of insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITMNs) and mosquito repellent (MR) in a malaria-endemic foothill area of Assam, India, with forest ecosystem. During the first year, a survey was conducted in four demarcated sectors (A-D) to observe the malaria endemicity and vector prevalence patterns before(More)
During June-September 2008, an illness characterized by fever, headache and joint pain was reported in Assam state, northeast India. It presented characteristic features resembling chikungunya or dengue virus infection based on clinical symptoms. Dengue and chikungunya IgM antibody was detected in 10.0% (28/280) and 3.6% (10/280) patients respectively. The(More)
The Deaf community experiences multiple barriers to accessing cancer information. Deaf participants (n = 144) were randomly assigned to view a colorectal cancer education video or another program in American Sign Language. They completed surveys pre- and post-intervention and at 2 months post-intervention. By using a crossover model, control group(More)
A cross sectional study was conducted to study the diet pattern of children less than 2 years with regard to certain infant and young child feeding (IYCF) indicators. A total of 374 children less than 24 months of age coming to the immunization clinic were studied using a standard pretested and prevalidated questionnaire. Exclusive breastfeeding was(More)
In this randomized, controlled non-inferiority trial, filtered sunlight was compared with conventional phototherapy for the treatment of hyperbilirubinemia in term and latepreterm neonates. The primary end point was efficacy, which was defined as a rate of increase in total serum bilirubin of less than 0.2 mg/dL/h for infants up to 72 hours of age or a(More)
Theophylline, a drug frequently used to treat apnea of prematurity, has a prolonged half-life of 30 h in neonates. Severe overdoses of theophylline have an associated 10% mortality and significant morbidity. We describe a 1220-g neonate who developed status epilepticus due to a theophylline overdose. Hemodialysis was instituted to increase elimination of(More)