Namrata Singh

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PURPOSE Enteral nutrition (EN) is effective, easy to provide, cheaper, and associated with fewer complications in comparison with parenteral nutrition in severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). However, the nasogastric (NG) route for enteral supplements still remains to be established, and most studies have used the nasojejunal (NJ) route. The purpose of this(More)
Increasing food production is essential to meet the demands of a growing human population, with its rising income levels and nutritional expectations. To address the demand, plant breeders seek new sources of genetic variation to enhance the productivity, sustainability and resilience of crop varieties. Here we launch a high-resolution, open-access research(More)
Two populations of interspecific introgression lines (ILs) in a common recurrent parent were developed for use in pre-breeding and QTL mapping. The ILs were derived from crosses between cv Curinga, a tropical japonica upland cultivar, and two different wild donors, Oryza meridionalis Ng. accession (W2112) and Oryza rufipogon Griff. accession (IRGC 105491).(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine the noninferiority of early enteral feeding through nasogastric (NG) compared to nasojejunal (NJ) route on infectious complications in patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). METHODS Patients with SAP were fed via NG (candidate) or NJ (comparative) route. The primary outcome was the occurrence of any(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Several studies have shown wide prevalence of vitamin D deficiency with serum 25(OH)D <49.9 nmol/L in urban Indians related to their poor sunshine exposure and skin pigmentation. However, there is limited information in rural Indians. We hypothesized presence of higher 25(OH)D in rural subjects as compared to urban because of(More)
The major rice quantitative-trait locus Submergence 1 (Sub1) confers tolerance of submergence for about 2 weeks. To identify novel sources of tolerance, we have conducted a germplasm survey with allele-specific markers targeting SUB1A and SUB1C, two of the three transcription-factor genes within the Sub1 locus. The objective was to identify tolerant(More)
Rice accounts for 43% of staple food production in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The most widely planted rice varieties were developed from a limited number of ancestral lines that were repeatedly used as parents in breeding programs. However, detailed pedigrees are not publicly available and little is known about the genetic,(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to determine the effect of antioxidant (AO) supplementation on surrogate markers of fibrosis in patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP). METHODS In a randomized, placebo (PL)-controlled trial, patients with CP were randomized to groups that were given PL or AO for 3 months. Outcome measures were change in serum levels of(More)
Sjogren's syndrome (SS) is characterized by infiltration of exocrine glands with T and B lymphocytes, leading to glandular dysfunction and frequently accompanied by hypergammaglobulinemia and autoantibodies. The role of T cells, which predominate in the lesions, has attracted much interest. CD4 T cells seem to be responding to autoantigens on apoptotic(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Patients with chronic pancreatitis are often malnourished. The role of malnutrition in the pathogenesis of chronic pancreatitis is unclear. The aim of the present article was to study prospectively the cause and effect relationship of malnutrition with idiopathic chronic pancreatitis in a case-control study. METHODS Consecutive patients(More)