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BACKGROUND Cholelithiasis produces diverse histopathological changes in gallbladder mucosa namely acute inflammation, chronic inflammation, glandular hyperplasia, granulomatous inflammation, cholesterosis, dysplasia, and carcinoma. Gallstones have different chemical composition. They may be cholesterol, pigment or mixed stones. The aim of this prospective(More)
Sodium antimony gluconate (SAG) is the mainstay of treatment for visceral leishmaniasis (VL) or kala-azar. In view of the increasing incidence of refractoriness to SAG in India, we compared the levels of parasite-specific IgG and IgG subclasses in 20 longitudinally followed up kala-azar patients. In both SAG-responsive (n = 10) and unresponsive patients (n(More)
Background: Urinary bladder cancer is the fourth most common malignancy in Western world. It is a heterogeneous disease with variable natural history. There is paucity of data in our country. Aims and Objectives: The present study aims to assess the risk factors contributing to urothelial carcinoma of bladder in the southern region of West Bengal and(More)
Biological Response Modifiers (BRMs) including interleukin-2 (IL-2), interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) and sheep erythrocytes (SRBC) protected N,N'-ethylnitrosourea (ENU) induced leukaemic mice. Two cell types from the bone marrow were isolated in density specific gradient representing two distinct compartments, the low density cells being more CD34 positive(More)
Cases of Acquired Aplastic Anaemia (AAA) in patients with a long history of pesticide exposure from agricultural fields have been investigated in our laboratory using an immunological approach. These patients showed moderate to severe degrees of bone marrow aplasia as a result of 9-12 years protracted exposure to pesticides which were mainly comprised of(More)
  • A M Basu, K Basu
  • Health transition review : the cultural, social…
  • 1991
This article provides evidence that women's employment, in spite of its other benefits, probably has one crucial adverse consequence: a higher level of child mortality than is found among women who do not work. We examine various intermediate mechanisms for this relationship and conclude that a shortage of time is one of the major reasons for this negative(More)
Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality among aging males. There is an unmet requirement of clinically useful biomarkers for early detection of prostate cancer to reduce the liabilities of overtreatment and accompanying morbidity. The present population-based study investigates the factors disrupting expression of multiple functionally(More)
Treatment with hepatotoxin namely carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) (0.1 ml/100 g of body weight; twice a week) induced acute hepatic necrosis in Swiss albino mice (male; body weight 30 g +/- 2), with significant alteration in the activities of glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (GOT); glutamic pyruvic transaminase (GPT); alkaline phosphatase (AP) and serum(More)
CONTEXT Cystic lymphangioma of the pancreas presenting as acute abdomen in adults has not been reported before. CASE REPORT We report the case of a young man who presented with severe pain in the upper abdomen and abdominal swelling. On imaging, he was found to have a giant multiseptate cystic lesion occupying almost the entire abdomen anterior to the(More)
BACKGROUND The contribution of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in the pathogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) through progressive stages of liver fibrosis is exacerbated by the acquisition of naturally occurring mutations in its genome. This study has investigated the prevalence of single and combo mutations in the genome of HBV-genotype D(More)