Dheeraj Gupta

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Coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum L.) plants when exposed to various concentrations of Pb (1-100microM) for 1-7days, exhibited both phytotoxic and tolerance responses. The specific responses were function of concentration and duration. Plants accumulated 1748mugPbg(-1) dw after 7d which reflected its metal accumulation ability, however most of the metal(More)
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is an immunological pulmonary disorder caused by hypersensitivity to Aspergillus fumigatus, manifesting with poorly controlled asthma, recurrent pulmonary infiltrates and bronchiectasis. There are estimated to be in excess of four million patients affected world-wide. The importance of recognizing ABPA relates(More)
Geographic variations in the incidence of different congenital coronary anomalies are well known, but infrequently studied in the Indian population. Among 4,100 adult patients who underwent diagnostic coronary arteriography, 39 (0.95%) patients (34 males, 5 females) had one or more anomalous coronary arteries. Their mean age was 46.4 +/- 8.2 years (range,(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative pain is the dominating complaint and the primary reason for prolonged convalescence after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. We have evaluated the efficacy of a single preoperative dose of pregabalin for attenuating postoperative pain and fentanyl consumption after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS Sixty adults (16-60 yr), ASA(More)
The present study was designed to study the process of stress adaptation in roots and shoot of Zea mays seedlings grown under hydroponic conditions during exposure to lead (Pb) (0-200 microM) for 1-7 d. The alterations in growth and in the level of various biochemical parameters were accessed vis-à-vis Pb accumulation. The accumulation of Pb increased in a(More)
BACKGROUND There is limited information on field epidemiology of bronchial asthma in Indian adults. OBJECTIVES To estimate prevalence of bronchial asthma in different regions of India and to define risk factors influencing disease prevalence. METHODS A field study was conducted at Chandigarh, Delhi, Kanpur and Bangalore through a two stage stratified(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES There is a paucity of data from India on the risk factors for lung cancer. In the present paper results of a case-control study on lung cancer undertaken at Chandigarh, north India, are described. METHODS Two hundred and sixty five (235 men, 30 women) histologically confirmed patients of lung cancer and 525 (435 men, 90 women)(More)
Increased angiogenesis has recently been recognized in active multiple myeloma (MM). Since vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) are two key mediators of angiogenesis, we characterized the production of VEGF, b-FGF and interleukin-6 (IL-6) (a MM growth and survival factor) in MM cell lines and Epstein-Barr virus(More)
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is the major cause of acute epidemic and sporadic hepatitis in the developing world. It is a positive-strand RNA virus with a genome length of about 7.2 kb. The replication mechanism of this virus is virtually unexplored. Identification of the regulatory elements involved in initiation of replication may help in designing specific(More)
BACKGROUND Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a disease that presents with diverse clinicoradiologic manifestations. High-attenuation mucus (HAM) is a characteristic radiologic finding seen in patients with ABPA; however, the clinical significance of the entity remains unknown. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To describe the outcome of patients with(More)