Jyoti Kumar Arora

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The Direct Repeat locus of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC) is a member of the CRISPR (Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) sequences family. Spoligotyping is the widely used PCR-based reverse-hybridization blotting technique that assays the genetic diversity of this locus and is useful both for clinical laboratory,(More)
Histopathological and mycobacteriological examinations have limited utility in the diagnosis of genital tuberculosis. In this double-blind study, 61 samples, consisting of endometrial aspirates (EAs), endometrial biopsies (EBs) and fluid from the pouch of Douglas (POD), from 25 women suffering from infertility were investigated for the presence of the mpt64(More)
Spoligotyping was performed on 540 Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates in order to evaluate the genetic biodiversity of tubercle bacilli in India. One hundred and forty seven patterns were unique and 393 were grouped in 48 clusters. Comparison with an international spoligotype database showed that the most predominant clades among tuberculosis (TB) isolates(More)
One hundred five Mycobacterium tuberculosis clinical isolates from the Delhi area were typed by spoligotyping; 45 patterns were identified. Comparison with an international spoligotype database showed type 26, Delhi type (22%), type 54 (12%), and type 1, Beijing type (8%), as the most common. Eighteen spoligotypes did not match any existing database pattern.
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of oil massage on growth and neurobehavior in preterm babies less than 1500 g. DESIGN Randomized Controlled Trial. SETTING Tertiary level neonatal unit of a teaching hospital. SUBJECTS Neonates with birth weight <1500 grams, gestation >37 weeks, receiving enteral feeds of at least 100 mL/kg/day and less than 10 days of(More)
The predominant strains from India belong to Central-Asian (CAS) and the East-African-Indian (EAI) clade of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The two clades have also been shown to be geographically partitioned. The study of such strains may help to understand the characteristics that make M. tuberculosis an effective pathogen and its overrepresentation in(More)
The present study describes the topography and morphometry of a unilateral ossified sacrotuberous ligament. It aims to discuss its anatomical, radiological and clinical implications. The pudendal nerve, internal pudendal artery, nerve to obturator internus and coccygeal branch of inferior gluteal artery are all-important structures near sacrotuberous(More)
A cadaveric study was undertaken to report the incidence of sternalis muscle in cadavers of Asian origin. A total of 88 cadavers were studied over a period of six years and the sternalis was reported only in a single case and that too unilaterally. The accessory muscle was discovered in the right pectoral region in a 40-year-old male cadaver. The muscle(More)
The present study analyses the potential role of MTHFR gene polymorphism, folate supplementation and dietary pattern among the mothers of NTD neonates and controls in heterogeneous populations of North India, with the special focus on their ethnic labels. Results indicated significant increased risk for neural tube defects with respect to low folic acid(More)
We examined the seasonal succession of the rotifer assemblages in the backwaters of the Delhi segment of the river Yamuna in relation to 18 physical–chemical variables across one year. These shallow, weedy, and perennial aquatic biotopes support a diverse and abundant zooplankton. A total of 89 rotifer species belonging to 34 genera and 18 families were(More)