Rajagopalan Lakshmi

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Drug susceptibility pattern of standard Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain H 37 Rv showed discrepancy in minimum inhibitory concentration method for ethionamide and consistent results were obtained for the other second line drugs namely, kanamycin and ofloxacin. It is, therefore, necessary to revisit the susceptibility testing method for ethionamide for(More)
Objective: Ethionamide being thermolabile in nature, effect of temperature on the drug and its stability in liquid and solid media during susceptibility testing procedures was assessed to understand the inconsistency in DST formats. Methods: Working solution of ethionamide and LowensteinJensen (LJ) media incorporated with ethionamide were preincubated at(More)
A low-cost method of detecting multi-drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MDR-TB) with the possibility of quick adoption in a resource limited setting is urgently required. We conducted a study combining isoniazid and rifampicin in a single LJ medium, to detect MDR-TB strains. Combined and individual drug media showed 100% concordance for the(More)
BACKGROUND The performance of the Capilia test for rapid identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC) in Mycobacterium Growth Indicator Tube (MGIT) positive samples with contaminating organisms is not well documented. OBJECTIVE To assess the diagnostic yield of the Capilia test in the rapid identification of MTC in MGIT-positive cultures.(More)
Axenic culture of photosynthetic purple sulphur bacterium, isolated from a paper mill effluent, grew best with ammonium chloride as nitrogen source. Cells grown with N2 or ammonium chloride produced hydrogen with initial lag periods of 24 and 48 h, respectively. The maximum amount of hydrogen was evolved by cells grown with N2 and with malate as electron(More)
In the past 2 decades, wollastonite has been studied thoroughly for its application as a bone implant material due to its biocompatibility, high mechanical strength, and excellent bioactivity when compared to calcium phosphates bioceramics. Wollastonite was prepared through the low-temperature sol-gel combustion method using urea as the fuel, nitrate ions(More)
An organic material N-methyl-4-nitroaniline (NMNA) has been grown by the slow evaporation technique at ambient temperature. The grown NMNA crystal crystallized using three different solvents such as tetrahydrofuran (THF), dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) and acetone, respectively. The grown crystal system and crystallinity were determined by single crystal and(More)
Mastitis is inflammation of mammary gland and most devastating disease condition in terms of economic losses occurring throughout the world. The etiological agents may vary from place to place depending on climate; animal species and animal husbandry and include wide variety of gram positive and gram negative bacteria; and fungi. Conventional diagnostic(More)
Treatment of edentulous sites with horizontal atrophy represents a clinical situation in which the positioning of endosseous implants might be complex or sometimes impossible without a staged regenerative approach. This case report presents management of horizontally deficient mandibular anterior ridge with a contemporary approach to treatment planning and(More)
Evaluation of newer methods and optimization of existing methods for the susceptibility testing of second-line drugs, especially ethionamide, are essential when treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is warranted. The ideal method must clearly demarcate sensitive from resistant strains. Hence, optimization of the conventional minimum(More)