Pooja G Pandya

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OBJECTIVE To study occurrence of common mutations in the population of Gujarat and the most prevalent mutation in certain high-risk communities. METHODS The mutation screening was carried out using ARMS-PCR in children with beta thalassemia. RESULTS Population screening has identified certain communities like Sindhis, Lohana, Rajputs, and SC/ST/OBC to(More)
Though much information is available on MDT organising, it poses a challenge to the field staff due to limited field trials conducted and varied field conditions. The MDT project was begun on 11th June, 1984 in Baroda by the Govt. of India, with active assistance of State Government, the World Health Organisation and the Swedish International Development(More)
In order to judge the value of therapeutic regimens in paucibacillary leprosy, knowledge of incubation time of relapses is essential, as this will define the length of time patients have to be followed up after treatment has been stopped. The prospective study of relapse includes paucibacillary cases of leprosy belonging to a non-lepromatous group(More)
BACKGROUND Virtual reality (VR) distraction is a nonpharmacological method to prevent acute pain that has not yet been thoroughly explored for anesthesiology. We present our experience using VR distraction to decrease routine intravenous sedation for patients undergoing preoperative perineural catheter insertion. METHODS This 1-month quality improvement(More)
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