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  • S Gupta
  • 1982
Venous blood mononuclear cells from 42 children with primary immunodeficiency disorders and from controls matched for age were studied for lymphocyte subpopulations by E rosetting, surface immunoglobulin, and a panel of anti T cell monoclonal antibodies (OKT series). In 3 cases of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) due to adenosine deaminase(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate vitamin D status of preterm and term low birthweight (LBW) and term normal birth weight (NBW; weight ≥ 2500 g) infants at birth and in early infancy. METHODS We enrolled 220 LBW and 119 NBW infants along with their mothers. Blood samples of both infants and mothers were taken within 48 h of birth, and that of infants were repeated at(More)
Serum retinol levels of low birth weight (LBW; birth weight < 2500 g) and normal birth weight (NBW; birth weight ≥ 2500 g) infants were evaluated at birth and 3 months using high performance liquid chromatography. At birth, levels were 13.3 ± 8.2 ug/dL in LBW (n=146) and 14.0 ± 6.2 ug/dL in NBW infants (n = 79; p = 0.51), with 41.1% of LBW and 24.1% of NBW(More)
BACKGROUND Non ulcer dyspepsia (NUD) is being postulated as one of the gastroduodenal manifestations of H. pylori infection. H. pylori infection may result in clinical symptoms as well as histological changes in NUD. AIM To compare clinical symptom score and histological changes in H. pylori (Hp) positive and negative untreated NUD patients. METHODS(More)
Transfusion related acute lung injury (TRALI) is a life threatening and potentially fatal complication of blood component transfusion, which largely remains under- diagnosed and under-reported, especially in neonates. The present case aims to emphasize that TRALI should be kept as a differential diagnosis in all groups of patients, including neonates, who(More)
BACKGROUND Low birth weight (LBW) infants are at high risk of zinc deficiency, but there is a paucity of data on their zinc status. OBJECTIVE To evaluate zinc status of LBW (BW <2,500 g) and normal birth weight (NBW; BW ≥ 2,500 g) infants at birth and in early infancy. METHODS A total of 339 infants (LBW, n = 220; NBW, n = 119) were enrolled, and venous(More)
The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has been a watershed in the history of India's health sector. As a previously unattempted investment, governance, and mobilization effort, the NRHM succeeded in injecting new energy into India's public health system. A huge expansion of infrastructure and human resources is the hallmark of the NRHM action.(More)
Serum ferritin levels of low birth weight (LBW; BW < 2,500 g) and normal birth weight (NBW; BW ≥ 2,500 g) infants were evaluated at birth and at 3 mo using electrochemiluminescence immunoassay. At birth, levels were 318.6 (31.0-829.5) ng/mL in LBW (n = 217) and 366.2 (122.4-858.5) ng/mL in NBW infants (n = 116; p < 0.01), with 1.4 % of LBW and none of the(More)
OBJECTIVES To report experience of implementing universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS) in a tertiary care neonatal unit, identify risk factors associated with failed two-step automated acoustic brainstem response (AABR) screen and evaluate cost of AABR. METHODS This was a prospective study of UNHS outcomes of all live births with two step AABR using(More)