Devendra Mishra

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BACKGROUND Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is the most common form of neurotuberculosis and the fifth most common form of extrapulmonary TB. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment are the cornerstones of effective disease management. The accurate diagnosis of TBM poses a challenge due to an extensive differential diagnosis, low bacterial load and paucity of(More)
The timeliness of publication in five Indian, clinical, biomedical journals (Indian Pediatrics, The Indian Journal of Pediatrics, Neurology India, The Indian Journal of Medical Research and Journal of Postgraduate Medicine) from January 2007 to December 2008 was compared. The time from manuscript submission to publication for the journals studied (median:(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and validate INCLEN Diagnostic Tool for Autism Spectrum Disorder (INDT-ASD). DESIGN Diagnostic test evaluation by cross sectional design. SETTING Four tertiary pediatric neurology centers in Delhi and Thiruvanthapuram, India. METHODS Children aged 2-9 years were enrolled in the study. INDT-ASD and Childhood Autism Rating Scale(More)
The essential oil from the roots of Solidago canadensis Linn. (fam. Asteraceae) was analyzed by GC, GC/MS and NMR spectroscopy. Thirty nine constituents comprising 75.4% of the total oil were identified from the oil. Thymol constituted 20.25% of the oil followed by α-copaene (6.26%) and carvacrol (5.51%). The antimicrobial activity of the oil was evaluated(More)
This study determined the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in 201 siblings of children with autism spectrum disorders. Siblings were screened using Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers and Social Responsiveness Scale, parent version. Screen-positive siblings were assessed using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fourth(More)
Kawasaki disease (KD), is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children in the developed world. The use of aspirin and intravenous immunoglobulin as the initial therapy in KD is the standard of care, as they reduce the incidence of coronary artery aneurysms, the major cardiac morbidity from this disease. The place of corticosteroids in the initial(More)
JUSTIFICATION Status epilepticus has a wide etiological spectrum, and significant morbidity and mortality. Management using a pre-determined uniform protocol leads to better outcomes. Multiple protocols for management of childhood status epilepticus are available, without much consensus. PROCESS A 'Multi-disciplinary Consensus Development Workshop on(More)
Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis is a well characterized immune-mediated encephalitis. It is increasingly being recognized as one of the common causes of encephalitis, but is frequently misdiagnosed especially in resource-constrained settings. With a simple test available to diagnose the disorder and prospects of good recovery following early(More)