Narendra Kumar Tiwary

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BACKGROUND Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is the preferred and convenient treatment modality for acute kidney injury (AKI) in children and hemodynamically unstable patients. METHODS The outcome of acute PD was studied in 57 children (39 boys) with AKI, aged 1 month to 12 years, at a tertiary care center of a teaching hospital in India. RESULTS Hemolytic(More)
The production of free radicals can cause renal injury and play an important role in the pathogenesis of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome. Markers of reactive oxygen species (ROS) were evaluated in 48 patients with active nephrotic syndrome (ANS) and 30 age- and gender-matched healthy children. Plasma malondialdehyde (MDA), protein carbonyl, nitrite, copper,(More)
CONTEXT Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are prone for coronary artery disease (CAD), and hyperhomocysteinemia is an independent risk factor for CAD. MTHFR deficiency is the most common cause of hyperhomocysteinemia, thereby provoking a possible association between PCOS and MTHFR C677T polymorphism. AIMS The aim of this study was to investigate(More)
Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) based on the detection of specific antibodies in serum are commonly used for the diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis (VL). Several commercial kits are available, and some of them allow the use of whole-blood samples instead of serum. An RDT is much more user-friendly for blood samples than for serum samples. In this study, we(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES The National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) of India has been providing free ARV (antiretroviral) drugs since 2004. b0 y 2012, 486,173 patients had received treatment through the antiretroviral therapy (ART) centres. The objective of this observational study was to assess the factors determining survival of patients on ART under(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Spectrum of infections in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infected patient from Eastern UP and Bihar has not been systemically evaluated. This study was conducted with the following objectives; a) explore the spectrum of clinical conditions associated with HIV disease, b)the difference between clinical and investigatory(More)
BACKGROUND Case-control studies to support the concept of acne cosmetica are lacking. OBJECTIVE To examine the association of post-adolescent acne with the use of cosmetics and cosmetic procedures. METHODS 910 post-adolescent patients with acne and an equal number of matched controls were studied for exposure to cosmetics and cosmetic procedures. A(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Approximately, 40% of the patients registered in the National AIDS Control Program in India are not on antiretroviral therapy (ART), i.e., are in pre-ART care. However, there are scarce data regarding the retention of pre-ART patients under routine program conditions. The main objective of this study was to find out the reasons for(More)
BACKGROUND Acyclovir is considered to be an effective treatment for pityriasis rosea but randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled trials have not been performed. AIMS To test the efficacy of acyclovir in pityriasis rosea in a randomized, triple-blind, placebo-controlled trial. METHODS Twenty seven patients with pityriasis rosea were randomly allocated to(More)
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