Chapy Venkatesan

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Anopheles subpictus and Culex tritaeniorhynchus have developed resistance to various synthetic insecticides, making its control increasingly difficult. Insecticides of botanical origin may serve as suitable alternative biocontrol techniques in the future. The leaf acetone, chloroform, ethyl acetate, hexane, and methanol extracts of Aegle marmelos (Linn.)(More)
UNLABELLED Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is increasingly reported in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Our aim was to assess the prevalence and mortality of patients with NAFLD-HCC. We examined Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) registries (2004-2009) with Medicare-linkage files for HCC, which was identified by the(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a major complication of cirrhosis that causes substantial mortality and utilization of resources. METHODS We analyzed 5 cycles of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, conducted between 2005 and 2009, to determine national estimates of incidence, prevalence, inpatient mortality, severity of illness, and resource(More)
In the present report, we have analysed C.trachomatis infection and HIV positivity among patients (n-143) who attended the STD clinic at the Institute of STDs, Government General Hospital, Chennai. HIV positivity rate was significantly high among those with chlamydial infection than in those without chlamydial infection (29.5% (13/44) vs. 11.1% (11/99);(More)
BACKGROUND As baby boomers age, chronic hepatitis C (CHC) will become increasingly important in Medicare eligible group. AIM To evaluate trends in Medicare resource utilisation for CHC. METHODS We analysed the Medicare in-patient and out-patient data from 2005 to 2010. For each patient, all claims with CHC as a principal diagnosis were added up and(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of moderate alcohol consumption on long-term outcomes of chronic hepatitis C (CH-C) infected patients remains controversial. AIM To assess the impact of moderate alcohol consumption on long-term outcomes of CH-C patients using population-based data. METHODS Data were obtained from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination(More)
Although the incidence of new hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has fallen, HCV-related complications are on the rise. Our aim was to assess and describe the 2005-2009 national inpatient mortality and resource utilization trends for patients with HCV. Data from the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) and the National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS) between(More)
OBJECTIVE Heterosexual contact is the predominant mode of transmission among adults in India with an increasing number of women of childbearing age becoming infected with HIV. Consequently, children in India increasingly getting infected, primarily from vertical transmission. A retrospective review of the profile of HIV infected children attending an HIV(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common cause of chronic liver disease and is strongly associated with metabolic syndrome. The aim of this study is to compare the clinical profile and long-term outcome in NAFLD patients with or without metabolic syndrome. METHODS The initial cohort (N=6709) was identified from National(More)
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease in the Western world. Associated with the metabolic syndrome, NAFLD is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes. A subset of NAFLD patients with histologic nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) can have increased liver related mortality. Because of the prevalence(More)