Kirti Srivastava

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Cervical cancer is emerging as a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in women worldwide. Toll-like Receptor (TLR) gene polymorphisms may contribute to subsequent inter-individual variability in cancer susceptibility. The present study aimed to identify the role of TLR 3 (c.1377C/T) [rs3775290] and TLR 9 (G2848A) [rs352140] gene polymorphisms in the(More)
OBJECTIVE(S) Targeting the Toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling pathway in elucidating the cellular and molecular mechanisms of human diseases, including cervical cancer, is gaining tremendous importance. The aim of our study was to identify the role of TLR 2(-196 to -174 del) and TLR 4(Asp299Gly and Thr399Ile) gene polymorphisms in cervical cancer(More)
This paper describes the clinical findings in 206 patients with dengue fever (DF) or with dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) during the epidemic of 1996 at Lucknow. The age group affected most was 11 to 30 years and 21% of the patients were less than 10 years old. The male:female ratio was 1.9:1. The onset was abrupt in all the patients, severe frontal headache(More)
BACKGROUND Mucositis, a radiotherapy-associated toxicity, is an important factor determining morbidity and treatment compliance. Gastrointestinal mucositis in patients undergoing radiotherapy may also depend on time of administration of radiation in addition to several other factors. The presence of any correlation between the severity of acute(More)
PURPOSE Cisplatin based concomitant chemoradiation (CRT) is the standard treatment for locally advanced cervical cancer (CC). Glutathione S-transferase (GST), a phase II antioxidant enzyme is induced by oxidative stress generated by drugs and reactive oxidants. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the association of GSTM1, T1 and P1 polymorphisms(More)
BACKGROUND Esthesioneuroblastoma (ENB) is a rare and aggressive malignant tumor arising from olfactory epithelium. Surgical excision in the form of craniofacial surgical resection (CFR) has shown encouraging results. The purpose of the study is to analyze the outcome of this disease when managed by non-craniofacial resection (NCFR) surgery in limited(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to define the prognostic impact of nodal density (ND) and total tumor volume along with many other tumor, treatment and patient related variables using the late chemo-intensification treatment regimen with conventionally fractionated radiotherapy (70 Gy/7 weeks). METHODS A total of 74 patients with Stage III and(More)
Sixty four asphyxiated term babies (Apgar score of 6 or less at 5 minutes) and 90 non-asphyxiated term babies (controls) were studied. Of these, 40 cases and 48 controls could be followed up. Mortality and neurodevelopmental outcome were studied in both the cases and controls. Mortality and poor neurodevelopmental outcome correlated inversely with the Apgar(More)
INTRODUCTION Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) might contribute to differential COX-2 expression and subsequent interindividual variability in susceptibility to cancer. This study sought to evaluate the effects of COX-2 +8473T/C (rs5275) and -765G/C (rs20417) gene polymorphisms on the risk of cervical cancer in women of(More)
AIM Chemo-radiotherapy (CRT) is the standard of care for treating almost all cervical carcinoma patients on the basis of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) alert. The disease burden in developing countries is more advanced with poor general condition than in patients in the trials prompting the NCI alert. Therefore, practicing CRT as standard of care(More)