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The e-patient The classical e-patient belongs to the younger age group. Women are more likely to have searched for a health topic than males. The classical e-patient is better educated and is more likely to belong to the higher income group. They search for specific medical condition (63%), medical treatment or procedure (47%), diet and nutrition (44%),(More)
We studied the antirelapse efficacy of a supervised 14-d 15 mg/d regimen of primaquine therapy (n = 131) compared with no antirelapse therapy (n = 142) in 273 patients with confirmed Plasmodium vivax malaria in Mumbai, India, between July 1998 and April 2000. There were 6/131 (4.6%) recurrences in patients given primaquine compared with 13/142 (9.2%) in(More)
The multidisciplinary "New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative" Arthritis Project was undertaken to validate Ayurvedic medicines. Herbal formulations in popular use were selected by expert consensus and standardized using modern tools. Our clinical strategy evolved from simple exploratory evaluations to better powered statistically designed(More)
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate clinical equivalence between two standardized Ayurveda (India) formulations (SGCG and SGC), glucosamine and celecoxib (NSAID). METHODS Ayurvedic formulations (extracts of Tinospora cordifolia, Zingiber officinale, Emblica officinalis, Boswellia serrata), glucosamine sulphate (2 g daily) and celecoxib (200 mg daily) were evaluated(More)
Due to inconsistent clinical presentations and the lack of a rapid, sensitive and specific test, tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is particularly difficult to diagnose. The present study was carried out to determine the utility of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using INS primers in the diagnosis of TBM and to compare the efficacy of two different DNA(More)
BACKGROUND There is need to investigate the use of liposomal amphotericin B in cryptococcal meningitis in India. AIMS To compare the efficacy, safety, duration of treatment and cost of two doses of liposomal amphotericin B (Amp B) (Fungisome) in cryptococcal meningitis in HIV/AIDS patients. SETTINGS AND DESIGN Prospective, randomized, multicenter study(More)
AIM To evaluate the role of fluorine-18-labeled fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography ((18)F-FDG PET) in various rheumatic diseases and its potential in the early assessment of treatment response in a limited number of patients. METHODS This study involved 28 newly diagnosed patients, of these 17 had rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and 11 had(More)
AIM This study was undertaken to clarify the nature of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) along with other autoantibodies in lupus nephritis (LN) patients and in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients without nephritis and to know their correlation with clinical manifestations and presence of other autoantibodies. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
Methanol, through its chief metabolite, formate, causes irreversible neurological damage. Methanol intoxication produces classic neuropathological changes and characteristic imaging findings. Computed tomography was performed on four patients who presented with a history of methanol poisoning. Prominent, hypodense lesions in the lentiform nuclei and(More)