Mushtaq Ahmad Wani

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BACKGROUND To study the profile of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) in tertiary care hospital setting, representing almost the whole affected population in Kashmir valley of India. METHODOLOGY A total of 910 cases of pulmonary tuberculosis were enrolled over four years. Among these, cases of(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Variations in drug metabolizing genes are known to have a clinical impact on AED therapy. We genotyped normal and epileptic patient cohorts of monoethnic population of Kashmir valley for CYP2C9 gene and allelic polymorphism and investigated the effect of CYP2C9*2 and *3 polymorphism on the Pharmacokinetic and therapeutic and/or adverse(More)
The effect of cadmium (Cd) was studied on root tips of Pisum sativum L. Seeds of P. sativum were treated with a series of concentrations ranging from 0.125, 0.250, 0.500 and 1.000 mM for 6 h. The effect of Cd was analyzed by studying the percentage seed germination, radicle length (RL), mitotic index (MI) and chromosomal aberrations (CAs) in root tip. The(More)
BACKGROUND The importance of decreasing bleeding in spine surgery is not only important to maintain the patient's hemodynamic balance but also allow a better view of the surgical field. OBJECTIVES The current study aimed to compare dexmedetomidine and Esmolol™ as agents to induce hypotension in lumbar spine surgeries. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 50(More)
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