Brijendra Narayan Prasad

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A total of 153 human milk samples were subjected to Capillary Agglutination Test (CAT) for determination of C. burnetii antibodies using phase-I CAT antigen and 22 (14.37%) samples were found to be positive. Twenty two CAT positive milk samples were further processed for the isolation of C. burnetii. Of seven samples positive in first screening, only four(More)
The fruits of Piper longum used in traditional remedies against intestinal distress have been tested for their efficacy against experimental caecal amoebiasis of rats. The ethanolic extract, hexane fraction, n-butanol soluble fraction exerted in vitro amoebicidal action at 1000 micrograms/mL and the chloroform fraction at 500 micrograms/mL. The ethanolic(More)
A case of chronic pancreatitis with multiple pseudocysts of the pancreas and a pancreatico-pleural fistula causing massive left sided pleural effusion is reported, being a rare and an unusual cause of pleural effusion. This case illustrates the importance of pleural fluid amylase estimation in the diagnosis and the role of endoscopic retrograde cholangio(More)
Four different, proprietary preparations of topical cortico-steroids in cream base were evaluated for their relative efficacy on forty adult human volunteers using a modification of the method described by Reddy and Singh. Fluocinolone acetonide 0.025% (Flucort) was rated to be the most efficacious, followed by halcinonide 0.1%, (Halcinonide),(More)