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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES During recent decades, there has been a change in the epidemiology of Candida infections, characterized by a progressive shift from a predominance of Candida albicans to non-albicans Candida species. This study was undertaken to analyze the change in the epidemiology of candidaemia and antifungal use at tertiary care hospital in New(More)
Invasive and non invasive tests for Helicobacter pylori performed on 31 children were evaluated as diagnostic modalities. Investigations included upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and endoscopic grasp biopsy (EGB) from antrum and corpus (for rapid urease test, impression smear, histology and culture), antral brushings, serum ELISA for IgG antibodies, rapid(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Extensive use of antibiotics has added to the escalation of antibiotic resistance. This study was undertaken to evaluate the association, if any between antibiotic use and resistance in a hospital setting, and also detect the predominant mechanism of antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae over a period of(More)
With the increase in issue width, bypass control of a processor become more complex. Also, in a processor, operands are read both from register file as well as from bypass. For a multi-port register file, read/write energy is much more than that of single port register file. Both redundant register read/write and bypass control area can be reduced with(More)
We propose a reduced-port Register File (RF) architecture for reducing RF energy in a VLIW processor. With port reduction, RF ports need to be shared among Function Units (FUs), which may lead to access conflicts, and thus, reduced performance. Our solution includes (i) a carefully designed RF-FU interconnection network that permits port sharing with(More)
OBJECTIVES Multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii are becoming increasingly important nosocomial pathogens worldwide. To study the evolution of non-fermenters in a tertiary care hospital, we undertook a retrospective 10 year (1999-2008) trend analysis of antimicrobial consumption and resistance in non-fermenters causing(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the prevalent microorganisms and their antimicrobial resistance among intensive care unit patients in a tertiary care centre in New Delhi. METHODS A retrospective study of all consecutive blood cultures from various intensive care unit patients in the hospital during four years (January 2008 to December 2011). Antibiotic consumption(More)
Surveillance of multi drug resistant organisms in a health care setting is a necessity to have optimum treatment out come and less of treatment failures. Once any health care setting gets colonized with multi drug resistant organisms, it is very difficult to decontaminate the environment. On review of our data, for 12 months of year 2008 the prevalence of(More)
PURPOSE Molecular methods which allow rapid detection of tuberculosis as well as drug resistance directly from clinical samples have become the most popular diagnostic methodology with the emergence of multidrug resistant tuberculosis. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the performance of a line probe assay, GenoType MTBDRplus for the rapid(More)
This review article discusses important infectious illnesses, namely malaria, dengue, and chikungunya, in travelers returning from endemic areas. Malaria and dengue are two of the most common systemic illnesses reported in returning travelers. Because chikungunya is gaining importance, it is also briefly discussed. The clinical significance of these(More)