Kalpana P. Date

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BACKGROUND In revised national tuberculosis control program (RNTCP), microscopic examination of sputum for AFB plays an important role in the initial diagnosis of tuberculosis. Bacillary concentration after decontamination and liquefaction by 5% sodium hypochlorite is useful in providing increased sensitivity and safety for handling of specimen. MATERIALS(More)
Conventional methods based on measurement of growth in culture media containing antibiotics are available for detection of drug resistance in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis requiring several weeks for results. Newer methods like BACTEC are costly. Hence a simple and rapid alternative method of Nitrate Reductase Assay (NRA) was used in this study to detect(More)
Seven patients in whom vascular tumors of the head and neck region were surgically extirpated following superselective embolization using Djindjian's method are presented. The interval between arterial embolization and surgery was determined by the hemodynamics of the vascular mass, but was usually two days. Temporary superselective embolization prior to(More)
In revised national tuberculosis control program (RNTCP), microscopic examination of sputum for AFB plays an important role in the initial diagnosis of tuberculosis. Decontamination and liquefaction with by 5% sodium hypochlorite increases sensitivity and safety for handling specimen. In this prospective hospital based cross sectional analytical study,(More)
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