Srikanta Basu

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BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to assess the status of oxidative stress in term small for gestational age (SGA) newborn infants born to undernourished mothers by estimating levels of erythrocyte superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, reduced glutathione, and serum malondialdehyde (MDA) in cord blood and comparing them to healthy appropriate for(More)
BACKGROUND Transfusion-transmitted infections continue to be a threat to safe transfusion practices. We analysed the prevalence and patterns of co-infections among voluntary and replacement donors. METHODS Blood donations collected over a 5-year period were studied for the type of donation (voluntary or replacement), number of seroreactive cases and the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess dietary compliance to Gluten Free Diet (GFD), to identify barriers to compliance and to study the impact of diet on the psychosocial behavior of children with celiac disease. METHODS Children diagnosed with celiac disease and followed up for more than 6 months, were assessed for dietary compliance. After this assessment, patients were(More)
We investigated the effects of converting forest to savanna and plough land on the microbial biomass in tropical soils of India. Conversion of the forest led to a significant reduction in soil organic C (40–46%), total N (47–53%), and microbial biomass C (52–58%) in the savanna and the plough land. Among forest, savanna, and plough land, basal soil(More)
UNLABELLED Plasmodium vivax (Pv) malaria is being increasingly recognized as a cause of severe malaria in children. OBJECTIVES To describe the various severe manifestations associated with vivax malaria by retrospective analysis of records. METHODS Children between the ages of 0 and 18 years with a confirmed diagnosis of Pv malaria monoinfection done by(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES In India, screening of blood for human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B surface antigen, and hepatitis C virus is mandatory before issue for transfusion, but donors are not informed of their reactive status. Advising donors who have reactive test results of viral markers is an essential adjunct to blood donor testing and is part(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Regular blood donation can lead to pre-clinical iron deficiency as well as iron deficiency anaemia. There is a need to increase the national voluntary blood donation for safe blood supply. However, there is paucity of data in the country regarding impact of regular voluntary blood donation on iron status of donors. Hence, iron stores(More)
The use of peripheral intravenous cannulas (IVCs) in the care of sick newborns is a common practice. IVCs, priced five times higher than conventional steel needles, can be more cost effective if insight is available on the variables affecting their life span in situ. The present report summarizes the efforts made to ascertain these factors in a neonatal(More)
The spectrum of hemolytic disease of the newborn has changed over the last few decades. With the implementation of Rhesus D immunoprophylaxis, hemolytic disease due to ABO incompatibility and other alloantibodies has now emerged as major causes of this condition. Though in developing countries, anti D is still a common antibody in pregnant women, many Asian(More)