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The treatment of steroid-resistant minimal change nephrotic syndrome (MCNS) continues to pose a therapeutic challenge. We conducted a randomised prospective controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of IV cyclophosphamide compared with oral cyclophosphamide in 13 children with biopsy-proven steroid-resistant MCNS. All 7 patients receiving IV(More)
Nephrotic syndrome in children is a clinical manifestation of different histopathological subtypes. There is a paucity of recent large studies dealing with the histopathological spectrum from developing countries. A prospective study was performed from January 1990 to December 2000 at our center, involving 600 children (with age of onset up to 16 years)(More)
Leukoencephalopathy with severe hypertension is a recently described entity in nephrology, with only a few case reports to date in children. We prospectively studied 18 children with severe hypertension to evaluate the clinical features, severity, reversibility, and prognosis. All were subjected to clinical and biochemical tests, magnetic resonance imaging(More)
Bacterial Blight (BB) caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae is a major disease of rice in tropical Asia. Since all the Basmati varieties are highly susceptible and the disease is prevalent in the entire Basmati growing region of India, BB is a severe constraint in Basmati rice production. The present study was undertaken with the objective of combining(More)
BACKGROUND There is a rising incidence of chronic kidney disease that is likely to pose major problems for both healthcare and the economy in future years. In India, it has been recently estimated that the age-adjusted incidence rate of ESRD to be 229 per million population (pmp), and >100,000 new patients enter renal replacement programs annually. (More)
This paper presents implementation of elastic matching technique to recognize online handwritten Gurmukhi characters. We have discussed a process that recognizes characters in two stages. First stage recognizes the strokes, in second stage, character is evaluated on the basis of recognized strokes. Feature are computed to strengthen recognition results.(More)
This study was conducted to evaluate the safety and efficacy of tacrolimus (TAC) in children with SRNS. The study group comprised of 22 consecutive children with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) who were studied prospectively. TAC was initiated with a dose of 0.10 mg/kg/day, and the dose was increased to attain a trough level of 5.0-10.0 g/l.(More)
Crescentic glomerulonephritis (CsGN) is an uncommon entity in children. This prospective study was conducted to evaluate the aetiology, clinical spectrum and outcome in children with crescentic glomerulonephritis. The single-centre prospective study comprised of 22 children with biopsy proven CsGN who had been referred to our institute over the period(More)
Support Vector Machines (SVMs) have successfully been used in recognizing printed characters. In the present work, we have used this classification technique to recognize handwritten characters. Recognition of handwritten characters is a difficult task owing to various writing styles of individuals. A scheme for offline handwritten Gurmukhi character(More)