Purvi Desai

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Chromosomal abnormalities occur in 0.1% to 0.2% of live births, and the most common clinically significant aneuploidy among live-born infants is Down syndrome (trisomy 21). Other sonographically detectable aneuploidies include trisomy 13, 18, monosomy X, and triploidy. Second-trimester ultrasound scan detects 2 types of sonographic markers suggestive of(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Dental plaque has been suggested as a reservoir for Helicobacter pylori, though data in this regard are conflicting. We evaluated the prevalence of H. pylori DNA in dental plaque using polymerase chain reaction (PCR). METHODS Antral H. pylori status of 156 patients with acid-peptic disease (APD) was studied by rapid urease test (RUT),(More)
Congenital absence of the gallbladder is rare among billiary abnormalities, and its preoperative diagnosis has been considered very difficult. Many of these patients develop a typical symptomatology that leads them to Operation Theater. If an operative procedure is done, it is better to remain at the level of laparoscopy because further surgical(More)
Research suggests that online peer review can provide critical help to learners who would otherwise not be given individualized feedback on their work. However, little is known about how different characteristics of review systems impact <i>reviewers</i>. This extended abstract presents preliminary results from an online experiment examining how explicit(More)
As of 2016 the HIV/AIDS epidemics is still a key public health problem. Recent reports showed that alarmingly high numbers of people in vulnerable populations are not reached by preventative efforts. Despite technology improvement, we are not yet able to identify populations that are most susceptible to HIV infections. In order to enable evidencebased(More)
Our study was an effort at establishing the role of Umbilical artery (UA) and Middle cerebral artery (MCA) Doppler indices in predicting the adverse perinatal out come in clinically suspected IUGR pregnancies. Elevation of the umbilical artery systolic/diastolic ratio or of the pulsatility index (PI); absent or reversed end-diastolic flow in the umbilical(More)
Background: Retroperitoneum is one of the largest spaces in the body where the primary and metastatic tumors grow silently to large sizes before the clinical signs and symptoms appear. Though retroperitoneal masses are rare with reported incidence of 0.3% to 3.0%, majority of them are malignant. Early and accurate diagnosis is crucial. Of the many(More)