Shripad Bhat

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SETTING Tuberculosis Research Centre, Chennai, India. OBJECTIVES To determine the levels of drug resistance in new and previously treated cases of pulmonary tuberculosis in the composite districts of North Arcot (Tamil Nadu State) and Raichur (Karnataka State) in South India. DESIGN Two specimens of sputum from 320 patients attending 23 participating(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE North Central Western Ghats in India comprises rich bio-cultural diversity and is also home to varied ethnomedicinal practices. The study was taken up for documentation and analysis of traditional knowledge regarding the practice and use of plants in the treatment of bone fracture. This is an effort to preserve the vanishing(More)
The yeast, Kluyveromyces fragilis was permeabilized to a number of low-molecular-weight substrates using digitonin. The activities of intracellular yeast enzymes, viz., alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH), beta-galactosidase, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, aspartase, and hexokinase were found to be much higher in the permeabilized cells than the untreated(More)
An outbreak of acute diarrhoea occurred in the Belgundi area (population 3896) of Belgaum Taluka (population 815 581) in Karnataka, South India, in June 2010. An estimated 16.22 % of people were affected and 0.16 % deaths were reported. Vibrio cholerae O1 El Tor was isolated from 18 of the 147 stool samples cultured. Seven out of eight drinking water(More)
Alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH) activities of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide permeabilized baker's yeast whole cells were employed to prepare reduced nicotinamide nucleotides NADH and NADPH from their corresponding oxidised forms. Both NADH and NADPH were found to be stable in the presence of permeabilized cells(More)
The feasibility of using permeabilized whole cells as a source of intracellular enzymes instead of isolated expensive enzymes for the estimation of biomolecules has been studied. Alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH), glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH), hexokinase (HK), and beta-galactosidase (beta-GAL) activities of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide(More)
INTRODUCTION The otorhinolaryngology department at Northwick Park Hospital uses the Tristel wipes system for cleaning nasendoscopes in the outpatient clinics. This system uses chlorine dioxide as its only disinfectant. The manufacturer claims the system provides safe sterilisation of nasendoscopes. However, there appear to be no reports in the literature(More)
To assess the burden of infectious and parasitic diseases on hospital services at District Civil Hospital (DCH) Belgaum, a retrospective study was carried out using discharge records concerning 8506 inpatients due to infectious and parasitic diseases among 95,655 patients admitted for all causes during the reference period 2000-2003. Out of the 21 causes of(More)
BACKGROUND Traditional medicine in India can be classified into codified (Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy) and non-codified (folk medicine) systems. Both the systems contributing equally to the primary healthcare in India. The present study is aimed to understand the current scenario of medicinal practices of non-codified system of traditional medicine(More)
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