Ravi Seshadri

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The genetic stability of normal and neoplastic lymphocytes was compared by using base-line mutation frequency and mutation rate/cell generation. Mutations at the hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase locus were studied by enumerating thioguanine-resistant cells in a clonogenic assay. The base-line ("spontaneous") mutation frequency was 1.52 X(More)
Methods to detect and quantify minimal residual disease (MRD) after chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) could improve treatment by identifying patients who need more or less intensive therapy. We have used a clone-specific polymerase chain reaction to detect rearranged immunoglobulin heavy-chain gene from the leukaemic clone, and quantified(More)
Lymphocytes from eleven patients with aplastic anaemia were cultured with various agents which interact with D.N.A., and the proliferative responses to phytohaemagglutinin were measured. Lymphocytes from seven of the eleven patients were unduly sensitive to bleomycin, an agent causing strand breaks in D.N.A. The findings suggest that D.N.A. in these seven(More)
With the ever-increasing cost for healthcare and increased health insurance premiums, there is a need for proactive healthcare and wellness. In addition, the new wave of digitizing medical records has seen a paradigm shift in the healthcare industry. As a result, the healthcare industry is witnessing an increase in sheer volume of data in terms of(More)
Urine neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (uNGAL) is a reliable early biomarker of acute kidney injury (AKI) in a homogeneous patient population. However, its utility in a heterogeneous population of critically ill, in whom the time of onset of renal insult is often unclear, is not clearly established. We evaluated the ability of a single measurement(More)
The ability to monitor and predict in real-time the state of the transportation network is a valuable tool for both transportation administrators and travellers. While many solutions exist for this task, they are generally much more successful in recurrent scenarios than in non-recurrent ones. Paradoxically, it is in the latter case that such tools can make(More)
We studied the accuracy of spot urine protein creatinine ratio (SpUr-PCR) to assess 24 h urine protein excretion (24 h-UP) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). A total of 100 proteinuric CKD patients of stages 3 and 4 were studied. 24 h urine was collected to measure 24 h-UP and creatinine. A random day time urine sample was analyzed to measure(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of two cases with intracranial disease and pigmented intraorbital prosthetics are presented. A brown prosthetic (Case 1) caused a significant magnetic susceptibility artifact, which necessitated removal to properly image the brain. The artifact observed on MRI images is likely due to ferromagnetic pigments used for(More)