Pranav P Pandya

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In 1015 fetuses undergoing first-trimester karyotyping because of increased nuchal translucency thickness, the incidence of chromosomal abnormalities increased with both maternal age and nuchal translucency thickness. The observed numbers of trisomies 21, 18 and 13 in fetuses with nuchal translucency thicknesses of 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm and > or = 6 mm were(More)
AIMS The clinical relevance of frequent methylation of CpG islands of key cancer genes in breast cancer is being increasingly recognized. Our study aimed to evaluate the promoter methylation status of DNA repair genes-BRCA1MGMT and GSTP1 in tumor and circulating DNA of invasive ductal breast carcinoma patients. MAIN METHODS Methylation-specific PCR was(More)
The aim of this prospective study was to assess the repeatability of measurement of fetal nuchal translucency thickness at 10-14 weeks' gestation. The nuchal translucency was measured by two of four operators in 200 pregnant women attending the Harris Birthright Research Centre for Fetal Medicine at 10-14 weeks' gestation. To assess repeatability of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate screening for chromosomal defects by a combination of fetal nuchal translucency thickness and maternal age. DESIGN A prospective multicentre screening study where fetal nuchal translucency thickness was measured at 10 to 14 weeks of gestation. SUBJECTS 20,804 women with singleton pregnancies screened at 10 to 14 weeks of gestation(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the outcome of chromosomally normal livebirths with increased fetal nuchal translucency at 10-14 weeks' gestation. Clinical follow up of 89 chromosomally normal livebirths that in fetal life had a minimum nuchal translucency thickness of 3.5 mm and a comparison group of 302 infants whose fetal nuchal translucency(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the prevalence of fetal isolated short femur in a cohort of women screened for Down syndrome by the integrated test, and to compare the outcome of fetuses with isolated short femur in the mid-trimester with that of fetuses with normal femur length (controls). METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study of 1262 women booked for(More)
Maspin is a serine protease inhibitor with tumor-suppressor activity. Maspin can suppress tumor growth and metastasis in vivo and tumor cell motility and invasion in vitro. Previous studies indicate that the loss of Maspin expression is closely linked to aberrant methylation of the Maspin promoter. We examined the promoter methylation status of Maspin in(More)
OBJECTIVE To define the relation between fetal nuchal translucency thickness at 10-13 weeks' gestation and the risk for fetal trisomies and pregnancy outcome. METHODS Five hundred sixty fetuses with nuchal translucency thickness of 3-9 mm at 10-13 weeks' gestation were karyotyped. The ratio of the observed number of fetal trisomies to that expected on the(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the potential association of chorionic villus sampling (CVS) with subsequent development of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and to evaluate whether any such potential association remains significant after adjusting for maternal characteristics and components of first-trimester screening. METHODS We included live singleton(More)
PURPOSE The DNA methylation mediated by specific DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs), results in the epigenetic silencing of multiple genes which are implicated in human breast cancer. We hypothesized that the natural compounds modulate the expression of DNMTs and their associated proteins in the breast cancer cell lines and affect the methylation mediated gene(More)