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Spontaneous, complete resolution of inflammatory pseudotumour (IPT) of lungs is exceptionally rare. A 44-year-old male was referred for evaluation for «non resolving pneumonitis». He had cough and minimal expectoration for 5 months, chest pain, haemoptysis and fever for a fortnight. Computed tomography of thorax (CT-thorax) confirmed the presence of a(More)
Antibiotic prophylaxis is being commonly used in mesh repair of inguinal hernia but its role has been questioned in a recent Cochrane analysis performed in 2003. Routine use of antibiotic prophylaxis in mesh repair of inguinal hernia can lead to bacterial resistance and increase in cost. In a present double-blind placebo controlled trial involving 120(More)
BACKGROUND Early laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become the treatment of choice for acute cholecystitis. However, the rate of intraoperative conversion to open surgery remains high and has provoked an interest in studying the predictive factors for better patient selection to minimize the conversion rates. MATERIALS AND METHODS 50 patients of acute(More)
INTRODUCTION Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become a gold standard in the treatment of symptomatic gallstone disease. Amalgamation with upcoming technology makes the present-day procedure faster and safer. Ultrasonic shears, which perform dissection and ligation by cavitation and coaptation of vessels, are the latest addition to the armamentarium of(More)
Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs), protect cells from reactive chemical intermediates and oxidative stress. Among different classes of GSTs, GSTM1 (Mu) and GSTT1 (theta) are found to be genetically deleted. Present study was intended to genotype homozygous null distribution of GSTM1 and GSTT1 in healthy individuals of Delhi, located in Northern India. Out(More)
L-asparaginase catalyzes the hydrolysis of L-asparagine into aspartate and ammonia, which is used as an anti-neoplastic agent. Isolation of asparaginase from microorganisms may be cardinal for producing this anticancer agent at industrial level. A total of three hundred fungal isolates were screened for L-asparaginase production. These fungal isolates were(More)
  • S K Jain
  • 1985
Phospholipid distribution across erythrocyte membrane bilayer is asymmetrical. In normal erythrocytes, entire phosphatidylserine (PS) and most of the phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) is present on the cytoplasmic side of membrane bilayer, whereas phosphatidylcholine (PC) and sphingomyelin (SM) are predominantly present at the outer side of membrane bilayer.(More)
1. Hypertension is a serious risk factor for myocardial infarction, heart failure, vascular disease, stroke and renal failure. The incidence of hypertension is 25-30% in the adult Caucasian population and complications due to hypertension are even greater in African Americans. 2. The renin-angiotensin system plays an important role in the regulation of(More)
Hypertension is a serious health problem in Western society, in particular for the African-American population. Although previous studies have suggested that the angiotensinogen (AGT) gene locus is involved in human essential hypertension, the molecular mechanisms involved in hypertension in African-Americans remain unknown. We show that an A/G polymorphism(More)
In order to detect infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV), bursal tissue was collected from 10 IBD-suspected birds from a 30-day-old, IBDV-vaccinated commercial broiler chicken flock of 2000 birds exhibiting clinical signs suggestive of infectious bursal disease (IBD). The presence of IBDV was confirmed by partial amplification of the VP2 gene by reverse(More)