Mushtaq A. Bhat

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OBJECTIVE The goal was to study whether postnatal magnesium sulfate infusion could improve neurologic outcomes at discharge for term neonates with severe perinatal asphyxia. METHODS Forty term (> or =37 weeks of gestation) neonates with severe perinatal asphyxia were studied in a prospective, longitudinal, placebo-controlled trial. Patients were assigned(More)
OBJECTIVE To study whether prophylactic theophylline can reduce the incidence and/or severity of renal failure in term infants with perinatal asphyxia. STUDY DESIGN Term neonates with severe perinatal asphyxia were randomized to receive a single dose of either theophylline (study group, n = 40) or placebo (control group, n = 30) during the first hour of(More)
OBJECTIVE To study organism-specific platelet response and factors affecting survival in thrombocytopenic very low birth weight (VLBW) babies with sepsis. STUDY DESIGN Very low birth weight babies (birth weight <1500 g) admitted to a single level-three intensive care unit from January 2000 to December 2005 were prospectively evaluated for sepsis by rapid(More)
OBJECTIVE To test whether blood pressure-to-height ratio (BPHR) can be used to screen for hypertension in children. METHODS Data regarding blood pressure and other variables was recorded for 2702 school children between the ages of 10-16 years as a part of a nutritional survey. RESULTS The optimal thresholds for defining hypertension in boys were 0.76(More)
The so far unexplored H. Orientalis cv. Olympicus exhibits a unique pattern of flower senescence, involving re-greening of creamy white petaloid sepals at the later stages. The greenish sepals become photosynthetically competent immediately after pollination and persist until the seeds are set. After the seed set, the entire (green) flower abscises from the(More)
The present study investigated the occurrence, antibiogram and molecular epidemiology of Listeria monocytogenes from fish and human clinical cases in Kashmir, India. A total of 100 fresh samples of commonly eaten indigenous fish, Cyprinus carpio and Schizothorax niger, were tested for the presence of L. monocytogenes. Clinical samples comprising of blood(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the clinical and mutation profiles of children with cystic fibrosis in Jammu and Kashmir. METHODS One hundred consecutive patients presenting with one or more phenotypic features suggestive of cystic fibrosis (CF) were screened by quantitative sweat chloride testing. For patients with positive/equivocal test result on two occasions,(More)
Acute intermittent porphyria is a hereditary disorder characterized by deficient activity of the enzyme porphobilinogen deaminase. It manifests with occasional neurovisceral crises due to overproduction of porphyrin precursors. We report a 12 year old male child with acute intermittent porphyria, who presented with encephalopathy and transient blindness of(More)
Cut spikes of Consolida ajacis cv. Violet Blue were used for the study. The ethylene antagonist (STS) was used in combination with cool storage for 72 h at 5°C to assess the synergistic effect of both chemical and temperature treatment on postharvest performance of cut spikes. The spikes were divided into three sets, one set was pretreated with STS (1 h(More)