Hira Gill

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OBJECTIVE To determine the age-related prevalence of Helicobacter pylori antibodies in Indian subjects without upper gastrointestinal symptoms. MATERIAL AND METHODS Sera of 340 subjects without any upper gastrointestinal complaints were screened for IgG and IgA Helicobacter pylori antibodies by the ELISA technique. RESULTS The prevalence of IgG and IgA(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare perceived symptoms between patients undergoing antihypertensive therapy and hypertensive patients without drug treatment, and to assess reasons for change of antihypertensive medication in routine clinical practice. DESIGN Population-based multicentre study. Consecutive patients from a randomized sample of centres were given a(More)
The aim of the study was to observe the relationship between the two reservoirs of Helicobacter pylori--that is, dental plaque and the stomach. With the Campylobacter-like organism (CLO) test, H. pylori was detected in dental plaque and in gastric antral and body mucosa in 98%, 67% and 70%, respectively, of 43 consecutive patients with dyspepsia. The(More)
The relationship of Helicobacter pylori and gastroduodenal disorders should be compared in the developing (DG) and developed (DD) nations (Table 1) for a better understanding of the etiopathogenesis of these disorders. Although chronic gastritis is widespread in the DG nations, benign and malignant gastric ulcer (GU) are uncommon. Repeated reinfections and(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the age-related prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in populations from developing and developed nations to determine the possible mode of transmission. METHODS Endoscopic gastric biopsies (for biopsy urease test and histology) were obtained in 526 patients with dyspepsia and in 82 control subjects to determine H pylori prevalence. (More)
BACKGROUND Perceptions of effects of a medical regimen may affect patients' adherence to therapy. OBJECTIVE To assess concordance between patients' and physicians' estimations of the risks of hypertension and benefits of treatment during a regular follow-up appointment. DESIGN A population-based Swedish multicentre study. Patients were included(More)
A randomised control multicentre study to compare the safety and efficacy of albendazole and metronidazole in the treatment of giardiasis in children is reported. One hundred and fifty children of either sex (age range: 2-10 years) were randomised to receive either a single dose of 400 mg of albendazole suspension, or 22.5 mg/kg/day of metronidazole in 3(More)
BACKGROUND Wilson's disease is an inherited disorder of copper metabolism. Previous Indian studies have high-lighted the neurological manifestations of this disorder. Eleven patients with Wilson's disease with different hepatic manifestations are reported. METHODS Patients referred to the gastroenterology department of a tertiary referral center were(More)
Knowledge of HBeAg status is important in pregnant women to decide immunoprophylaxis to the infant and to decide therapy in patients with HBsAg positive chronic active hepatitis. Two thousand pregnant women were tested for HBsAg by the Hoechst IHA Cellognost Kit. Those who were HBsAg positive were tested for HBeAg by ELISA (Hoechst). One hundred consecutive(More)