Shalini Bahadur

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Blood donors are deferred from donating blood for several reasons, either permanently or temporarily. Losses related to disease marker rates are well established. Donor and donation losses for other reasons, however, have not been extensively quantified. This study quantified the rate of and reasons for donor deferral among Delhi donors. A retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND The minimum hemoglobin cutoff for blood donation in India is 12.5 gm% for both male and female donors and the minimum donation interval is 3 months. Donation of one unit of blood results in decrease in hemoglobin by 1 gm% and loss of 200-250 mg of iron. Donor deferral due to anemia is one of the major reasons of temporary rejection of blood(More)
Hemoglobin estimation is an integral part of donor screening in blood banks. Various methods are available for hemoglobin estimation and each one of them has its advantages and limitations. Hemocue as a hemoglobinometer is gaining widespread popularity not only for donor screening but also as a bedside hemoglobinometer. We conducted a study involving 535(More)
Giant cell tumor (GCT) of the bone is a benign locally aggressive neoplasm which accounts for 3-8 % of all primary bone tumors. 60-70 % of the patients with giant cell tumor of the bone occur in the age group of 20-40 years. Patients older than 55 years of age very rarely develop GCT. Although many case series have been published on giant cell tumor of the(More)
Sclerosing polycystic adenosis (SPA) is a rare benign neoplasm of the salivary gland which resembles the fibrocystic disease of the breast clinically as well as morphologically. This entity has varied morphological presentation on fine needle aspiration. Only a few case reports and occasional case series are found in the literature describing its cytology.(More)
Tuberculous infection is highly prevalent in India, however, hydatid disease is relatively uncommon. Frequent sites of predilection of hydatid disease are the liver and lungs. Other unusual sites of infliction are the peritoneum, thyroid, breast, pancreas, and mediastinum. Hydatid disease in the axilla is quite uncommon. We hereby report a case of(More)
Large cell lung carcinoma (LCLC), rhabdoid phenotype (RP) is a rare entity, accounting for 0.1-1% of all lung tumors. It is characterized by presence of more than 10% cells with rhabdoid morphology-large cells with abundant cytoplasm, eccentric nuclei, prominent nucleoli and eosinophilic cytoplasmic inclusions. We report a case of rhabdoid variant of large(More)
BACKGROUND The demand for plateletpheresis is increasing day by day due to its many merits over random donor platelets. However, in our country, there is a dearth of apheresis donors due to greater devotion and time required for the procedure and lack of awareness. AIM The aim of the present study is to analyse the reasons for deferral of apheresis donors(More)