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Recovery from impaired dark adaptation in nightblind pregnant Nepali women who receive small daily doses of vitamin A as amaranth leaves, carrots, goat liver, vitamin A-fortified rice, or retinyl
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Improvement in dark adaptation did not differ significantly between women who received vitamin A as liver, amaranth leaves, carrots, or retinyl palmitate, and in a comparison group of nonnightblind pregnant women. Expand
Genotypic, Phenotypic and Clinical Validation of GeneXpert in Extra-Pulmonary and Pulmonary Tuberculosis in India
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Questions regarding sensitivity, specificity, detection of infrequent mutations and mutations responsible for low-level Rif resistance by GeneXpert are put to rest and the assay offers major boost to early diagnosis of TB and MDR-TB, in difficult to diagnose pauci-bacillary TB. Expand
Supplementation with iron and riboflavin enhances dark adaptation response to vitamin A-fortified rice in iron-deficient, pregnant, nightblind Nepali women.
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Iron deficiency may limit the efficacy of vitamin A to normalize dark adaptation in pregnant Nepali women, and further studies are needed to assess the effect of simultaneous delivery of iron and vitamin A for the treatment of nightblindness. Expand
Carbapenems and Rifampin Exhibit Synergy against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium abscessus
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The combination of faropenem and rifampin and (carba)penems were effective not only against drug-sensitive Mycobacterium tuberculosis but alsoagainst drug-resistant clinical isolates that are otherwise resistant to rifampsin. Expand
Risk factors associated with anemia, iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia in rural Nepali pregnant women.
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Results indicate the risk factors varied by classification and multiple approaches are needed to reduce anemia and associated nutrient deficiencies, and Intake of iron supplements as tablets and/or tonic was protective against severe anemia, anemia without iron deficiency and IDA. Expand
Risk Stratification as a Tool to Rationalize Quarantine of Health Care Workers Exposed to COVID-19 Cases: Evidence From a Tertiary Health Care Center in India
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An algorithm for exposure-based risk stratification and quarantine of HCWs exposed to COVID-19-confirmed cases prevented 3215 HCWs from being quarantined and thus saved 45 010 person-days of health workforce in the institution. Expand
Mycobacterium abscessus as a Cause of Chronic Meningitis: A Rare Clinical Entity.
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A case of chronic meningitis caused by M. abscessus is described and reviewed and features of raised intracranial tension with hydrocephalus are shown. Expand
Granulomatous hepatitis by Nocardia species: An unusual case.
A case of granulomatous hepatitis due to Nocardia is reported here. The case patient was a 63-year-old immunocompetent man who presented with persistent fever, weight loss, and malaise. RadiologyExpand
De Novo Histoid Leprosy
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A case who presented for the first time with histoid features with no history of taking dapsone/antileprosy treatment earlier in an elderly male with small to large lesions over normal skin in the post-leprosy elimination era is reported. Expand
Insights in tuberculosis immunology: Role of NKT and T regulatory cells
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A comprehensive understanding of role of CD3dim/CD56+ NKT in antimycobacterial immunity may enable new possibilities for NK cell-based prophylactic and/or therapeutic strategies against TB. Expand
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