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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Up to 95% of children presenting with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome in early life will have a pathogenic single-gene mutation in 1 of 24 genes currently associated with this disease. Others may be affected by polymorphic variants. There is currently no accepted diagnostic algorithm for clinical genetic testing. The(More)
Forty-six, newly detected, previously untreated multibacillary (MB) patients with a bacterial index (BI) of > or = 3+ who had received WHO/MDT for 2 years were followed up for a total duration of 424 person-years and a mean duration of 9.26 +/- 2.98 years per patient. The BIs of the patients continued to fall, and all of the patients, except one, reached(More)
The data consisted of information from 1,564 "Primary cases" of leprosy of all classification and 9,162 of their household contacts. Household contacts of Indeterminate (Ind), Borderline (BL) and Lepromatous (LL), "Primary case" (PC) had an incidence rate (IR) of 5 per 1000 person years of risk (PYR). Household contacts of Tuberculoid (TT) and borderline(More)
BACKGROUND Relapses of childhood steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS) are treated with a 4- to 8-week course of high-dose oral prednisolone, which may be associated with significant adverse effects. There is a clear association between upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) and relapse development. Previous studies in developing nations have(More)
A multi-physics model of the VJFET with a lateral channel is presented. The model has been implemented and tested in SABER using the MAST language. The model includes an asymmetric representation of the lateral channel which is the main contribution of the paper. The blocking condition is not so obvious and it is presented in details. Each junction of the(More)
This paper deals with the lifetime of supercapacitors used in transportation. Increasing onboard electrical devices require adapted storage elements like supercapacitors to supply all electrical systems. Reliability and lifetime are two major factors for electrical storage system. Based on accelerated ageing, some supercapacitors have been studied using a(More)
This preliminary study from Gudiyatham Taluk, the leprosy control area of the Schieffelin Leprosy Research & Training Centre, investigated the incidence rates of leprosy among household contacts during the period 1970-1985. The incidence rates of leprosy among the household contacts prior to and during the initiation of multi-drug therapy are presented(More)
A controlled study was carried out in the North Arcot District of Tamil Nadu, South India to determine whether health information given to schoolchildren would influence the knowledge and attitudes of their families concerning leprosy. A total of 41 children and almost all of their household members participated in the study. The study, conducted by(More)