Dolly Daniel

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Hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotypes differ in their potential for causing disease. Consecutive patients with chronic HBV infection (CHBV) (n=122) and blood donors (n=67) positive for hepatitis B surface antigen and HBV DNA were genotyped using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment-length polymorphism. The ratio of male to female subjects was(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Human parvovirus B 19 (PVB 19) causes aplastic crisis in children with congenital haemolytic anaemia, erythema infectiosum, abortion and stillbirth. Since data on PVB 19 prevalence is lacking in India, a pilot study was undertaken to estimate the prevalence of IgG antibody in children and adults. METHODS The samples were obtained(More)
INTRODUCTION Traditional treatment of organophosphate poisoning (OP) with oximes has had limited success. Fresh frozen plasma (FFP) or albumin, acting as bioscavengers to mop up free organophosphate, has been recently proposed as a treatment modality. In this pilot open-label, three-arm, randomized controlled study exploring proof of concept, we evaluated(More)
BACKGROUND In developing countries such as India, extending donor-swap transplantation (DSTx) to human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-mismatched patient-donor pairs would increase well-matched living donor kidney transplantation rates, resulting in use of less immunosuppression and less expenses, lower infective morbidity, and better survival. A model for DSTx(More)
India with a population of 1.2 billion has a renal transplantation rate of 3.25 per million population. The major cause of chronic kidney disease is hypertension and diabetes. The crude and age-adjusted incidence rates of end-stage renal disease are estimated to be 151 and 232 per million population, respectively, in India. There was a remarkable lack of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess clinical usefulness of CoaguChek S and XS monitors to measure International Normalised Ratio (INR) when starting warfarin in community patients. METHODS INR in consecutive patients starting warfarin plus enoxaparin was measured in the laboratory and on capillary blood at home using CoaguChek S or XS point of care (POC) devices. INR was(More)
The role of host genetic factors in the pathogenesis and outcome of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is not well known. We assessed the association of HLA and TNF (rs361525, rs1800629, rs1799724, rs1800630 and rs1799964) polymorphisms with HBV outcome in the South Indian population. Association of HLA polymorphism was analyzed in 90 individuals from each(More)
BACKGROUND Childhood-onset psoriasis (COP), a distinct clinical entity, may be associated with HLA-Cw6 positivity and metabolic and cardiovascular complications. There is some evidence that HLA-Cw6 positivity is associated with more extensive or severe disease and that positivity is lower in Asian patients than in Caucasians. We describe the clinical(More)
Dendritic cells (DC) are antigen-presenting cells involved in induction and regulation of immune responses. We investigated the impact of the number of infused and day 28 dendritic cells on the development of acute and chronic GVHD (aGVHD, cGVHD). Monocytoid (MC) and plasmacytoid (PC) dendritic cells were characterized as lin(-)HLA-DR(+)CD11c(+) and(More)
OBJECTIVES Although celiac disease (CeD) affects 1% of people in the northern part of India, it is believed to be uncommon in the southern and northeastern parts because of significant differences in dietary pattern and ethnicity. We estimated the prevalence of CeD in these three populations. In a subset, we also investigated differences in the prevalence(More)