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Treatment With Platelet-Rich Plasma Is More Effective Than Placebo for Knee Osteoarthritis
Background: Specific growth factors have been proposed as therapeutic proteins for cartilage repair. Hypothesis: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) provides symptomatic relief in early osteoarthritis (OA) ofExpand
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Early results of core decompression and autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells instillation in femoral head osteonecrosis: a randomized control study.
Fifty-one osteonecrotic hips in 40 patients were randomly divided into 2 treatment groups. Patients in group A (25 hips) were treated with core decompression, and those in group B (26 hips) receivedExpand
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Prevalence & significance of hepatitis C virus (HCV) seropositivity in blood donors.
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES The clinical significance of anti HCV antibodies in healthy blood donors remains uncertain. These donors are usually asymptomatic and it is difficult to elicit risk factors ofExpand
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Phenotype frequencies of blood group systems (Rh, Kell, Kidd, Duffy, MNS, P, Lewis, and Lutheran) in north Indian blood donors.
BACKGROUND We here report the first study of antigen and phenotype frequencies of various blood group systems by gel technology in north Indian blood donors. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS A total ofExpand
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Evaluation of iron stores in blood donors by serum ferritin.
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Regular blood donation can lead to pre-clinical iron deficiency as well as iron deficiency anaemia. There is a need to increase the national voluntary blood donation for safeExpand
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The molecular basis of β thalassaemia in Punjabi and Maharashtran Indians includes a multilocus aetiology involving triplicated α‐globin loci
Summary We have analysed 201 β‐thalassaemia (β‐thal) genes from natives of the Punjab (156) and Maharashtra states of India and found the causative mutation in 200 of them. The most common β‐globinExpand
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Transfusion-related adverse events at the tertiary care center in North India: An institutional hemovigilance effort
Aim: This study was designed to analyze the incidence and spectrum of adverse effects of blood transfusion so as to initiate measures to minimize risks and improve overall transfusion safety in theExpand
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Intravenous Autologous Bone Marrow Mononuclear Stem Cell Therapy for Ischemic Stroke: A Multicentric, Randomized Trial
Background and Purpose— Pilot studies have suggested benefit from intravenous administration of bone marrow mononuclear stem cells (BMSCs) in stroke. We explored the efficacy and safety of autologousExpand
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Prevalence of markers of transfusion transmissible diseases in voluntary and replacement blood donors.
BACKGROUND Transfusion of safe blood requires a safe donor. The voluntary donor movement encompasses the concept of a donor who is free from transfusion transmissible infections. It is now mandatoryExpand
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Red cell alloimmunization in a transfused patient population: a study from a tertiary care hospital in north India
Abstract Background: Red blood cell (RBC) alloimmunization results from genetic disparity of RBC antigens between donor and recipients. There is a paucity of data on the incidence of RBCExpand
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