Rajesh A Kumar

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Cerebral and pulmonary syndromes may develop in unacclimatized individuals shortly after ascent to high altitude resulting in high altitude illness, which may occur due to extravasation of fluid from intra to extravascular space in the brain, lungs and peripheral tissues. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the potential of seabuckthorn (SBT)(More)
This paper assesses degradation of forests managed by local communities (Van Panchayats (VPs)), relative to state protected and open access forests in the Indian state of Uttaranchal. It is based on ground-level ecological measures of forest quality (including canopy cover, biomass, lopping and regeneration) in forest areas adjoining a random sample of(More)
We present a 30-year-old South Indian man who presented with complaints of left sided headache and facial pain for past 3 months, severe for past 10 days. On physical examination, right side of the face appeared normal. Left side of the face showed signs of hemi atrophy with minimal drooping of left eyelid. All Systems were found to be normal. Routine blood(More)
This paper assesses the relation between living standards and forest degradation in the Indian mid-Himalayas, and related policy issues. The analysis is based on detailed household, village and ecology surveys in a sample of 165 villages in Uttaranchal and Himachal Pradesh. Our prior fieldwork in this region indicates that forest degradation rather than(More)
We report three patients with visual hallucinations as the initial manifestations of neurocysticercosis (NCC) in whom migraine was the first diagnosis. The correct diagnosis was suspected when electroencephalograms were abnormal and was confirmed by characteristic brain imaging. The visual hallucinations ceased promptly after treatment with antiepileptic(More)
Lichens represent mutualistic associations between a fungus and one or more extracellularly located photobiont (algae or cyanobacteria). Hypotrachyna cirrhata (Fr.) Divakar et al. and Flavoparmelia caperata (L.) Hale are used ethno medicinally against wound infections, bite and burn, by the folks of Sikkim and Tamil Nadu, India, respectively. Present study(More)
Isoproturon (IPU) degrading bacterium was isolated from herbicide treated soils. Morphological, biochemical and 16S rRNA sequencing revealed that the strain belonged to the phylogeny of the Bacillus sp. (99 % sequence similarity with Bacillus pumilus FM 201790.1) hence designated as B. pumilus K1. Biodegradation study was carried out using 200 mg L−1 IPU as(More)
Sugarbeet (Beta vulgaris L.) was introduced in India in 1950s. Exploratory trials for root and seed crop were carried out by Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow, India all over the country and suitable sites were identified. It was observed that sugarbeet could be grown in the rabi season in the plains of north India for its roots which contain(More)
Periodontal disease is a multifactorial disease having various risk factors, but a dynamic interaction between bacterial products and host response in association with genetic and environmental factors is considered as the primary cause for periodontal tissue destruction in periodontitis. This bacterial-host interaction which is ever-so-present in(More)
The last decade has witnessed significant progress in nanotechnology and its application in diverse fields. This growing interest has also been intensified in agriculture sector, which is evident from the publication of interesting scientific articles and lodging of patent applications, showing the relevance of nanotechnology in sustainable crop production.(More)