Barkur Ananthakrishna Shastry

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of 8-week moderate intensity aerobic (heart-rate reserve 40-60%) exercise on neuropathy quality of life in type 2 diabetes. METHODS A single blind, parallel-group, randomized controlled trial was carried out in a tertiary setting. People with type 2 diabetes were eligible for the study if they had clinical neuropathy which(More)
Enteric fever is endemic in this part of the world, and Widal test is one of the time-honored laboratory tests that are being used for years to diagnose the disease. On the other hand, melioidosis is a newly emerging disease from this region, which is most often misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed by clinicians. It is well accepted that false-positive Widal(More)
A 19-year-old Asian Indian female presented with productive cough since the past one month and low grade fever since the past two weeks. She was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis and treated with antitubercular drugs. Subsequently, delayed cultures of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid grew Burkholderia pseudomallei (B. pseudomallei). On follow up the patient(More)
Melioidosis, which is mainly prevalent in Thailand and Australia, has shown an increasing trend in India in the last few years. We carried out a retrospective study of 25 culture-proven adult cases of melioidosis who were admitted to a tertiary care hospital in southern India during June 2001 to September 2007. There was a six-fold increase in the number of(More)
BACKGROUND Cryptosporidiosis caused by the protozoa Cryptosporidium, is the common cause of diarrhoea in Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). AIM To study the efficacy of short-term azithromycin in the management of cryptosporidiosis. SETTINGS AND DESIGN Randomised, controlled trial. MATERIAL AND METHODS All consecutive patients infected with(More)
BACKGROUND Thrombocytopenia has been reported in the majority of malaria studies. Some but not all studies suggest the possible role of platelets in the pathology of severe malaria. We assess the association of admission platelet count with malaria complications and mortality in vivax and falciparum malaria. METHODS This is a prospective, observational(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of moderate intensity aerobic exercise (40%-60% of Heart Rate Reserve (HRR)) on diabetic peripheral neuropathy. METHODS A parallel-group, randomized controlled trial was carried out in a tertiary health care setting, India. The study comprised of experimental (moderate intensity aerobic exercise and standard care) and(More)
Vancomycin is the drug of choice in the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection. However, the presence of certain clinical complications like renal failure alters vancomycin pharmacokinetics, leading to drug accumulation and toxicity. This highlights the need to identify an effective substitute for treating MRSA infections(More)