Sila Chakrabarti

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PURPOSE To compare the level of fatigue in survivors of Hodgkin's disease and their siblings, and to explore factors associated with increased fatigue. METHODS Survivors of Hodgkin's disease 5 years or more from diagnosis and their siblings completed a questionnaire study. Fatigue level was measured using the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness(More)
AIM A case control study was designed to assess whether the prevalence of ACE gene polymorphism has any role in the development of CAD. METHODS The study included unrelated 217 cases with CAD and 255 healthy controls. PCR was done using primers followed by agarose gel electrophoresis for study of different ACE gene polymorphisms. Multiple logistic(More)
Five hundred and thirteen unrelated subjects belonging to various tribes of West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam in Eastern India, were screened for the presence of alpha-thalassemia (thal) gene deletion(s) as a possible cause of unexplained anemia (Hb < 11 g/dL and/or MCH <28 pg, MCV < 78 fL). As reported earlier, beta-globin gene mutant alleles were(More)
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons of tobacco require activation by phase I enzymes, such as cytochrome-P4501A1 (CYP1A1) to become an ultimate carcinogen, which are subjected to detoxification by phase II enzymes, especially glutathione S-transferases (GSTs). A study was designed to find whether genetic predisposition are risk modifiers of oral pathologies.(More)
Individual cancer susceptibility is the result of several host factors, including differences in lifestyle habits and genetic susceptibility. There is a correlation between CYP1A1 polymorphism (MspI) and oral cancer susceptibility. Individuals carrying the deletions of GSTM1 and GSTT1 are at high risk of developing oral cancers. In the present study on(More)
Oral cancer is a lifestyle-related cancer, with tobacco as a primary factor. Progression of oral cancer develops over several years from the stage of leukoplakia, erythroplakia, etc. A micronucleus test was applied to oral mucosal cells, considering them as the target site for carcinogens and cytogenetic damage. The test has been established as a reliable(More)
Voice symptoms are frequently reported early after thyroidectomy, even in the absence of laryngeal nerves injury. We evaluated the short-term outcomes of these functional alterations. Thirty-nine patients were enrolled in a prospective observational trial, evaluating voice function before and 3 months after uncomplicated thyroidectomy, using VoiSS as(More)
Nutritional anaemia is the most common type and cause of anaemia. Tea garden workers constitute approximately 1/5th of population in the state of Assam. Reports indicate higher prevalence of undernutrition in this population. The present study was designed to focus on the incidence of anaemia among the female tea garden workers and to examine the effect of(More)
BACKGROUND Environmental pollution has become a global health risk. Exposure to pollutants at the work place, i.e. occupational exposure, is one of the areas that need immediate attention. The civic drainage workers are exposed to pollutants present in the wastewater they handle and most of them are toxic heavy metals. Exposure to such pollutants may be a(More)
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