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  • R C Jain
  • 1985
An electrophoretic study of haemolysates from 1350 subjects from the indigenous population of Libya was carried out to find the incidence of abnormal haemoglobins and thalassaemia. Sickle cell disease was detected in five (0.37%), sickle cell trait in 61 (4.51%), sickle cell thalassaemia in three (0.21%), homozygous betathalassaemia in 16 (1.20%),(More)
SETTING Random survey of knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) for tuberculosis among private practitioners (PPs) in Delhi, India, in 1995. OBJECTIVE To investigate the KAP of private practitioners for tuberculosis in Delhi where the Revised National Tuberculosis Programme (RNTP) is being field tested. DESIGN A pre-tested questionnaire survey was(More)
HLA antigens were studied by serology and polymerase chain reaction-based sequence-specific oligonucleotide hybridization techniques in 153 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) and 289 healthy controls. HLA-DR2 was present more frequently in PTB patients than in controls (51% vs. 36.3%; corrected P[Pc]=.029, relative risk [RR] = 1.8). The DR2(More)
The Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP), based on the World Health Organization's DOTS strategy,* was introduced in India in the mid-1990s. This paper reports the findings from operational research studies in two pilot sites in New Delhi from 1996 to 1998. A variety of operational research methods were used, including semi-structured(More)
SETTING A tuberculosis institute and a general hospital in Delhi, India. OBJECTIVE To investigate the awareness of nurses about tuberculosis and to evaluate the differences in awareness, if any, between nurses working in tuberculosis and those in a general hospital. DESIGN A pretested questionnaire survey was performed on 213 nurses. RESULTS The(More)
The Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP), which incorporated the WHO DOTS strategy was introduced in India in the mid-1990s. An operational research project was conducted between 1996 and 1998 to assess the needs and perspectives of patients and providers in two chest clinics in Delhi, Moti Nagar and Nehru Nagar, during the introduction(More)
A 14-year-old girl presented with sudden onset breathless-ness associated with swelling over the face, chest and upper limbs. The breathlessness developed after a single bout of cough and progressed within a few minutes. On examination the patient was breathless with a pulse rate of 112 bpm, blood pressure of 106/76 mmHg, respiratory rate of 35 breaths/min(More)
BACKGROUND We undertook this study in order to determine the pattern and prevalence of childhood psoriasis in northern India and to highlight the differences and similarities with previous studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this retrospective epidemiologic study, the data from 419 children (less than 14 years of age) with psoriasis registered at the(More)