Sangeeta Das Bhattacharya

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Nonmuscle human tropomyosin (hTM) isoforms have distinct functions and may play important roles in various disease processes. METHODS In an attempt to identify colon epithelial tropomyosin isoform, a complementary DNA library prepared from a human colon cancer cell line T84 was screened by an oligonucleotide probe complementary to(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine nasopharyngeal colonization rates of two vaccine preventable bacterial pathogens Hemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), and Streptococcus pneumoniae (Pneumococcus), antibiotic susceptibility of isolates, factors associated with their colonization, and immunization history in a cohort of HIV infected children. METHODS The authors(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate bacterial associations of S. pneumoniae, S. aureus, and H. influenzae in the nasopharynx of ambulatory children with HIV infection. METHODS A cross-sectional nasopharyngeal swab survey of 148 children with HIV infection from West Bengal presenting for routine outpatient care was conducted. RESULTS Forty-one (28 %) children(More)
BACKGROUND In addition to reducing Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease in vaccinated individuals, the Hib conjugate vaccine (HibCV) has indirect effects; it reduces Hib disease in unvaccinated individuals by decreasing carriage. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected children are at increased risk for Hib disease and live in families where(More)
BACKGROUND Occupational tuberculosis (TB) among healthcare workers (HCWs) is an important public health issue, especially in India where HCWs are exposed to a high burden of TB and infrastructural infection control procedures are inadequate. We examined the need for implementing isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) programmes to protect Indian HCWs from(More)
OBJECTIVE To document the immunization rates, factors associated with incomplete immunization, and missed opportunities for immunizations in children affected by HIV presenting for routine outpatient follow-up. METHODS A cross-sectional study of immunization status of children affected by HIV presenting for routine outpatient care was conducted. RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND Children living with HIV are at increased risk of disease from Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib). Data are limited on the immunogenicity of a two-dose, catch-up schedule for Hib conjugate vaccine (HibCV) among HIV-infected children accessing antiretroviral therapy (ART) late. OBJECTIVES The objectives of the study were to: (1) evaluate(More)
This article presents technical developments in and clinical applications of functional electrical stimulation (FES) in the recovery of gait and motor function in poststroke rehabilitation. We review stroke incidence, stimulator design, brain-computer interface-based FES systems, and clinical applications of FES. Developments in different types of foot drop(More)