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A Rhizobium sp. isolated from the root nodules of a leguminous pulse-yielding shrub, Cajanus cajan, was found to produce high amounts (99.7 microg/ml) of indole acetic acid (IAA) during growth in basal medium supplemented with L-tryptophan. The Rhizobium sp. was a fast growing species which reached its stationary phase at 28 h. The IAA production could be(More)
Hemoglobinopathies are common genetic disorders of haemoglobin. Identification of these disorders is immensely important epidemiologically and they can be prevented by population screening. The present study was carried out to evaluate the spectrum of hemoglobinopathies in the state of West Bengal by the cation-exchange high-performance liquid(More)
CONTEXT Biliary atresia (BA) is a destructive process affecting both extra- and intra-hepatic bile ducts leading to fibrosis and obliteration of the biliary tree and cirrhosis usually within 2 years. Factors influencing the outcome of portoenterostomy (PE) have not been clearly defined. AIMS Our aim was to identify children with no evidence of liver(More)
Adrenocortical tumors (ACT) occur rarely in pediatric age group. Pediatric ACTs behave differently from their histologically similar adult counterparts and standard adult criteria often cannot accurately predict their clinical behavior. The aim of the present study was to document the clinicopathologic spectrum of pediatric ACTs and to assess the utility of(More)
Hepatoblastoma is the most common primary malignant hepatic tumour of infancy and early childhood. Histologically hepatoblastomas are categorized into pure epithelial and mixed epithelial-mesenchymal types and epithelial type is further subcategorized into pure fetal type, fetal and embryonal type, pure embryonal, and small cell types. This categorization(More)
Seventy-five senior nurses attending a workshop were surveyed with questionnaires and using two separate scales, their knowledge about transmission and precautionary measures, and their general attitude towards HIV/AIDS as well as willingness for patient-care were assessed. The nurses showed a satisfactory level of knowledge (mean percentage score 74.3),(More)
Precise assessment of the biological behavior and progression of squamous epithelial lesions of the larynx with a view to predict the prognosis and therapeutic challenges remains an elusive goal. The knowledge and data regarding the expression of proliferative markers indicating the biological activity in different histological grades of squamous epithelial(More)
BACKGROUND Adrenal mass present with wide morphological spectrum and clinical manifestation, which can give rise to diagnostic confusion. Proper categorization is essential for individualized treatment. AIM AND OBJECTIVE (1) Application of Weiss criteria to differentiate between benign and malignant adrenocortical neoplasm (2) co-relation of Ki-67 and p53(More)
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare neoplastic lesion with tendency toward local aggressive behavior and recurrence. It is primarily a visceral and soft tissue tumor; however, involvement of pancreas is extremely unusual. A localization in the pancreas needs differentiation from other tumors and chronic pancreatitis. We report a case of(More)