Payal Bhalla

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Fifty strains each of Staphylococcus aureus, beta haemolytic Streptococci, Proteus species, Esch coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa were subjected to 2%, 1 % and 0. 1 % lactic acid in peptorie water. Minimum inhibitory concentration of lactic acid for all the strains of each of these organisms was 0.1% or 1%. Depending upon its concentration, lactic acid added(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES The relationship between obesity and self perception, particularly in children and young adults has important implications for physical and psychosocial health and well-being. A better understanding of this relationship could help target psychology services and public health strategies more effectively. The aim of the present study(More)
Widespread use of antibiotics in human, veterinary medicine and agricultural settings has played a significant role in the emergence of resistant MRSA clones due to selection pressure. MRSA has now become established in human population as well as in various animal species. An animal associated clone, MRSA ST 398 has been reported from animal foods and also(More)
BACKGROUND Common neurological syndrome (migraine without aura) is more common among women than men. Migraine is among the top 20 causes of disability. Menstruation is known to be a powerful trigger for migraine, and so is stress, but the presentation of headache is similar in both. Also, women are more vulnerable to stress as well as migraine, and this(More)
The present study examined whether (1) the cough associated with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor therapy is attenuated by oral intake of iron and anti-oxidants, and (2) nitric oxide (NO) has any role in this attenuation. Of the 100 patients under investigation, cough occurred in 28 of them with preponderance in females. All the 28 patients were(More)
Vaginal samples obtained from intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) users with and without vaginitis and from healthy non-users were studied for presence of G. vaginalis and cytological changes. Vaginitis was present in 29.5 per cent IUD users and most of them (76%) yielded G. vaginalis. G. vaginalis was also recovered from asymptomatic IUD users and from(More)
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