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INTRODUCTION This is an attempt to find the species prevalence of various dermatophytes in patients with dermatophytosis in our hospital in Baroda. MATERIAL AND METHODS Two hundred and sixty clinically suspected cases of dermatophytosis were subjected to mycological studies. RESULTS One hundred and fifty seven cases (60.38%) were positive for fungus in(More)
At least 95% adherence to medications is required for sustained response to antiretroviral therapy (ART). In resource constraint restrained settings it is not possible to use electronic methods to determine adherence. We determined adherence during the previous 4 weeks by the recall method in 200 patients (138 males) receiving generic triple drug reverse(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium surveillance data from 40 hospitals (20 cities) in India 2004-2013. METHODS Surveillance using US National Healthcare Safety Network's criteria and definitions, and International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium methodology. RESULTS We collected data from 236,700 ICU(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the usefulness of two different microscopic techniques and three different culture media for the identification and isolation of dermatophytes from clinical samples. METHODS Skin, hair and nail samples from 260 clinically suspected cases of dermatophytosis were screened by direct microscopic examination using 10% potassium hydroxide(More)
PURPOSE Surveillance of hospital-acquired infection (HAI), particularly device-associated infection (DAI), helps in determining the infection rates, risk factors, and in planning the preventive strategies to ensure a quality healthcare in any hospital. The present study was carried out to know the prevalence of DAI in a tertiary care teaching hospital of(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the Distribution of HPV genotypes in Shanghai women. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING Shanghai First Maternity and Infant Hospital affiliated with Tongji University. POPULATION Patients those attended in the cervical disease diagnosis and treatment center of Shanghai First Maternity and Infant Hospital between January 2011 and December(More)
Over the last 10 years we have seen 31 children with systemic lupus: 10 (32%) of these have died. The commonest primary determinant of mortality was uncontrolled disease activity (60%), possibly contributed to by late referrals leading to delays in diagnosis and the institution of therapy. Thromboembolic disease was responsible for two deaths and(More)
Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease with protean manifestation. Arthritis is one of the most common manifestations seen in SLE. Anti-CCP Ab is a recently described autoantibody that has been claimed as a most sensitive and specific marker for the diagnosis of RA. Study was performed to see whether anti-CCP2 Ab is positive in lupus(More)
The diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is based primarily on the 1987 revised American College of Rheumatology criteria for RA, which considers mainly the clinical symptoms. But typical clinical symptoms of RA are not manifested completely in early disease course. On the other hand, appreciable advantages have been made in the therapeutic strategy of RA(More)
Aspirin and clopidogrel are proven to prevent thromboembolic events during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Enzyme release of creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB) enzyme during PCI has been associated with an increased risk of future adverse cardiac events. This study examined the correlation between measurements of aspirin resistance and the level of(More)