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BACKGROUND The objectives of the study were to compare the performance of line probe assay (GenoType MTBDRplus) with solid culture method for an early diagnosis of multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), and to study the mutation patterns associated with rpoB, katG and inhA genes at a tertiary care centre in north India. METHODS In this cross-sectional(More)
In this study, the oxidative effect of the commonly used phenothiazine, thioridazine, on brain tissue has been investigated. Thioridazine (0.1 and 0.5%) supplemented in pellet diet (w/w), produced a significant increase (P < 0.001) in levels of myelin lipid peroxide, after 3 weeks of treatment. Besides myelin, there was a 2-fold increase in the(More)
Pulmonary tuberculosis still remains a major communicable disease worldwide. In 2013, 9 million people developed TB and 1.5 million people died from the disease. India constitutes 24% of the total TB burden. Early detection of TB cases is the key to successful treatment and reduction of disease transmission. Xpert MTB/RIF, an automated cartridge-based(More)
The use of radiolabelled antibiotics is fast emerging as a promising diagnostic test for the detection of infective lesions, because of their specific binding to the bacterial component. Ciprofloxacin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that has been used as a radiolabelled antibiotic in both the diagnosis of infections in rabbits and in clinical trials on(More)
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