Rupinder Kaur

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A total of 120 samples, comprising different types of raw vegetables (seven), fruits (three) and sprouts (three) obtained from street vendors, were tested for aerobic plate count, coliform count and various food-borne pathogens. Average aerobic plate counts for salad vegetables, fruits and sprouts were greater than 10(10) cfu/g and 10(9) cfu/g respectively.(More)
Wolbachia is one of the most successful and abundant symbiotic bacteria in nature, infecting more than 40% of the terrestrial arthropod species. Here we report the draft genome sequence of a novel Wolbachia strain named "wSuzi" that was retrieved from the genome sequencing of its host, the invasive pest Drosophila suzukii.
Successful management of invasive pests, such as Drosophila suzukii, relies on a fine understanding of their biology. Genomic and physiological studies have suggested that the invasive success of D. suzukii is strongly associated with its ability to overwinter in a reproductive diapause state. Here, we coupled field surveys with comparative morphology and(More)
Oenothera genus (Onagraceae) has been used as a folk remedy since ancient times for the treatment of asthma, gastrointestinal disorders, neuralgia, skin diseases, and hepatic and kidney diseases. Different chemical constituents like lipids, flavonoids, tannins, steroids and triterpenes have been isolated from this genus. The various notable pharmacological(More)
INTRODUCTION This first study from north India investigated the synergistic effect of AT1R 1166A/C with the ACE I/D polymorphism on risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). MATERIALS AND METHODS Traditional coronary risk factors, ACE I/D and AT1R 1166A/C polymorphism were analyzed in 350 patients with AMI and 350 matched controls. RESULTS In(More)
OBJECTIVE Use of oral anticoagulants for thrombotic diseases has been increasing steadily over the years. Management practices however, are far from uniform. We conducted a retrospective audit among outpatients on oral anticoagulant therapy to assess treatment practices and overall control of anticoagulation. METHODS Case records of 82 patients who were(More)
  • N Kakkar, R Kaur
  • The Journal of the Association of Physicians of…
  • 2004
AIMS Maintaining international normalized ratios (INRs) within the therapeutic range for patients on oral anticoagulant therapy is a tough task. Physician practices have a vital bearing on safe management in these patients. We sought to assess the knowledge base of clinicians in our hospital regarding oral anticoagulant treatment. METHODS A retrospective(More)
Ultrasound imaging is a widely used medical imaging modality because it is safe, allows real-time visualization of moving structures, and is relatively inexpensive. But the major issue with ultrasound images is the presence of speckle noise, which is an inherent limitation of ultrasound images. Various filters are used to reduce the speckle noise and to(More)
Cryptococcosis is a common opportunistic infection among immunocompromised individuals. Some of the commonly affected sites are respiratory and central nervous system. Lymph node is an unusual site of involvement which could mimic tuberculosis, as seen in our case. We report a 32-year-old male immunocompromised patient presenting with generalized(More)