M. Suresh Kumar

Sunil S. Solomon3
Aylur K. Srikrishnan3
Shruti H. Mehta3
Mark S. Sulkowski2
3Sunil S. Solomon
3Aylur K. Srikrishnan
3Shruti H. Mehta
2Mark S. Sulkowski
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES We characterized HCV antibody prevalence, viral persistence, genotype and liver disease prevalence among IDUs in Chennai, India as the study of the association of HIV with each of these states is important and there are no data available. METHODS Between 2005-2006, 1158 IDUs were recruited and followed semi-annually. All were(More)
The Yellow Leaf Disease, with phytoplasmal etiology, is a serious disease affecting arecanut palms and causing substantial yield loss. Phytoplasmas are cell wall less, unculterable, phloem limited plant pathogens generally detected using microscopy, serology and molecular techniques. Here we report a SYBR green based real time PCR approach for detection of(More)
Nematodes represent the second largest phylum in the animal kingdom. It is the most abundant species (500,000) in the planet. It causes chronic, debilitating infections worldwide such as ascariasis, trichuriasis, hookworm, enterobiasis, strongyloidiasis, filariasis and trichinosis, among others. Molecular modeling tools can play an important role in the(More)
Background.  There are limited data on clinical outcomes of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection from low- and middle-income countries. We characterize mortality and liver disease progression in a cohort of people who inject drugs (PWID) with high HCV burden. Methods.  In a cohort of PWID in Chennai, India, 851 persons were observed semiannually. Information(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE We characterize the burden of liver disease in a cohort of PWID in Chennai, India, with a high prevalence of HCV. MATERIALS AND METHODS 1,042 PWID were sampled through community outreach in Chennai. Participants underwent fasting blood draw, questionnaire and an examination that included liver stiffness assessment using transient(More)
Fifty subjects with seizure disorder were compared with thirty subjects with bronchial asthma and assessed for depression and suicidal behaviour. 34% of the epilepsy group had a diagnosis of major depressive episode compared to 13.3% of Bronchial Asthma group, which demonstrated a significant difference. Complex partial seizures and use of phenobarbitone(More)
Methods have been developed to screen non psychotic disorders in general health clinics based only on non-specific and somatic symptoms. One such method developed in India was applied in a heterogenous group of patients in a different clinical setting. The validity of nonspecific symptom screening method for non psychotic illness was replicated in this(More)
30 institutionalised severely subnormal (SSN) subjects and 30 matched severely subnormal individuals attending the outpatient services of the Institute of Mental Health, Madras were evaluated for their behaviour characteristics using a schedule containing two scales,the social and physical incapacity (SPI) scale and the speech, self help and literacy (SSL)(More)
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