Anshu Srivastava

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Approximately 10% of adults experience gastro-oesophageal reflux symptoms with a variable oesophageal response. A total of 60% have no endoscopic abnormality, 30% have oesophagitis, and 10% have Barrett's oesophagus. We investigated whether the inflammatory cell infiltrate and cytokine profiles of these clinical phenotypes merely vary in(More)
Methyl jasmonate (MJ) enhances the production of a range of secondary metabolites including triterpenoid saponins in a variety of plant species. Here, it enhanced production of bacoside A, a valuable triterpenoid saponin having nootropic therapeutic activity in in vitro shoot cultures of Bacopa monnieri, the only known source of bacoside A. The highest(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Mild cognitive and psychomotor deficit has been reported in patients with extra-hepatic portal vein obstruction. This prospective study was done to ascertain the presence of minimal hepatic encephalopathy by neuropsychological testing and its correlation with diffusion tensor imaging derived metrics, T1 signal intensity, brain metabolites(More)
Progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC) is a group of rare disorders which are caused by defect in bile secretion and present with intrahepatic cholestasis, usually in infancy and childhood. These are autosomal recessive in inheritance. The estimated incidence is about 1 per 50,000 to 1 per 100,000 births, although exact prevalence is not(More)
Endoscopic therapy, involving either injection sclerosis or band ligation, is considered the intervention of first choice for acute variceal bleeding (AVB). Pharmacologic agents have also been shown to be highly effective in the control of the bleeding episode. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to assess whether vasoactive drugs may improve the efficacy(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of surgical portosystemic shunt (PSS) on the prevalence of minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) in patients with extrahepatic portal venous obstruction. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-two children with extrahepatic portal venous obstruction (17 with surgical PSS, 25 without surgical shunt) and 20(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE MR imaging and (1)H-MR spectroscopy changes are well reported in cirrhotic patients, whereas they are inadequately reported in EHPVO. The aim of this study was to investigate age-related changes in brain MR imaging and metabolite profile in EHPVO with and without MHE and to explore any correlation of imaging and (1)H-MR spectroscopy(More)
Humoral immunodeficiency disorders present in children after 6 months of age with recurrent respiratory and gastrointestinal infections. These may be due to the absence of B cells causing panhypogammaglobulinaemia, or due to selective deficiencies in immunoglobulin subfractions. We present the case of a child with selective deficiency of IgM and IgG4(More)
OBJECTIVES 'Radiological intervention' to restore venous patency is the preferred therapy in adults with Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS). The published literature on pediatric BCS is scarce. This study evaluated the clinical profile and role of a therapeutic radiological intervention in children with BCS. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-six BCS children [29 boys,(More)
The outcome of children with liver abscess (LA) depends upon prompt diagnosis and intervention. We evaluated the etiology, clinical profile, various interventional modalities of management and outcome of children with LA. A total of 39 hospitalized children (mean age 7.2 ± 3.9 years) with radiologically proven LA were analyzed. Parenteral antibiotics,(More)