Debashish Kundu

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INTRODUCTION In India, almost half of all patients with tuberculosis (TB) seek care in the private sector as the first point of care. The national programme is unable to support such TB patients and facilitate effective treatment, as there is no information on TB and Multi or Extensively Drug Resistant TB (M/XDR-TB) diagnosis and treatment in private(More)
Measurement of in vitro and in vivo resistance to daunorubicin in AML patients suggests that there is no simple correlation between the two. In a patient who became clinically resistant and whose cells showed a parallel increased resistance in vitro we found the acquisition of multiple drug resistance. The increased in vitro resistance to daunorubicin could(More)
BACKGROUND The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends same day sputum microscopy (spot-spot) in preference to conventional strategy (spot-morning) for the diagnosis of smear positive tuberculosis with the view that completing diagnosis on a single day may be more convenient to the patients and reduce pre-treatment losses to follow-up. METHODS We(More)
Perspectives Silicosis is a progressive interstitial lung disease, characterized by shortness of breath, cough, fever and bluish skin; it can present in three different forms: acute, accelerated and chronic. 1 It is caused by the lung tissue reaction to the inhalation of silica and occurs most commonly as an occupational disease of people working in the(More)
Behaviors, actions, poses, facial expressions and speech; these are considered as channels that convey human emotions. Extensive research has being carried out to explore the relationships between these channels and emotions. This paper proposes a prototype system which automatically recognizes the emotion represented on a face. Thus a neural network based(More)
BACKGROUND Each follow-up during the course of tuberculosis treatment currently requires two sputum examinations. However, the incremental yield of the second sputum sample during follow-up of different types of tuberculosis patients has never been determined precisely. OBJECTIVES To assess the incremental yield of the second sputum sample in the(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) incur huge expenditures for diagnosis and treatment; these costs can be reduced through a well-designed and implemented social health insurance mechanism. The State of Chhattisgarh in India successfully established a partnership between the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) and(More)
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