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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 Early diagnosis of carcinoma of bladder remains a challenge. Survivin, a member of the inhibitor of apoptosis (IAP) protein family, is frequently activated in bladder carcinoma. The objective of this study was to investigate urinary survivin as a marker for diagnosis of urinary bladder. MATERIALS AND METHODS We examined urinary survivin(More)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE To identify the predictors of outcome in fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) in children. STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort study. METHODS 41 children with FHF were studied. Patient characteristics and findings on examination at the time of hospitalization were noted. Serum biochemistry and screening for hepatotropic viruses (A, B and C) were done(More)
The study included seven term newborns developing acute renal failure due to symptomatic perinatal asphyxia in early neonatal period. Its diagnosis was based on clinical and biochemical indices. Urinary output, serum and urinary sodium, potassium and creatinine, and blood urea nitrogen were evaluated in all of them. All the patients had oliguria not(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)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association of CYP1A1 gene polymorphisms with cervical cancer susceptibility in general and in relation to tobacco smoking. STUDY DESIGN The study included 408 subjects from North India (208 controls and 200 cases). All subjects were genotyped for CYP1A1 m1 T>C (rs4646903) and m2 A>G (rs1048943) by polymerase chain(More)
BACKGROUND The protective role of BCG vaccination against tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is still controversial in India, largely due to the presence of other predisposing factors such as age, nutritional and socioeconomic status, and household contact. Very few Indian studies have focused on the interaction between BCG and these factors on the occurrence of(More)