Suresh Sharma

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The population of India is extremely diverse comprising of more than 3,000 ethnic groups who still follow endogamy. Haemoglobinopathies are the commonest hereditary disorders in India and pose a major health problem. The data on the prevalence of β-thalassemias and other haemoglobinopathies in different caste/ethnic groups of India is scarce. Therefore the(More)
Although unusual in western countries and in Australia in general, post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN) is still common in Australian Aboriginal children living in remote communities. Here, we evaluated whether episodes of acute PSGN increased the risk for chronic kidney disease in later life in 1519 residents of a remote Aboriginal community (85%(More)
Effects of repeated feeding of selenium, when given alone or along with reduced glutathione, on whole blood selenium levels, selenosis and glutathione peroxidase activity, was studied in buffalo calves. After feeding 2.5 mg/kg of BW sodium selenite, good correlation was found between the onset of selenosis and whole blood selenium concentrations. Adverse(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the short-term experiences and outcomes of a program to support chronic disease management in three remote communities in Top End Northern Territory and in two Aboriginal Medical Services (AMSs) in Western Australia, and to discuss the implications of findings for health service delivery and policy. METHODS Programs were health-worker(More)
Two genotypes of mungbean differing in the leaf shape, K-851 (trifoliate) and a mutant (pentafoliate), were exposed to salinity (0, 2.5, 5, 10 dS m−1) for 3, 6 and 9 d at flowering stage (40 – 45 d after sowing) to see the effect of salinity on nodule functioning. In both the genotypes, osmotic potential (ψs) and relative water content (RWC) of nodules(More)
Objective. The increased use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has reduced the morbidity and mortality associated with HIV, adversely leading to the emergence of HIV drug resistance (HIVDR). In this study we aim to evaluate the prevalence of HIVDR mutations in ART-naive HIV-1 infected patients from northern India. Design. Analysis was performed using Viroseq(More)
Salinity tolerance in rice is highly desirable to sustain production in areas rendered saline due to various reasons. It is a complex quantitative trait having different components, which can be dissected effectively by genome-wide association study (GWAS). Here, we implemented GWAS to identify loci controlling salinity tolerance in rice. A custom-designed(More)
The present study was planned to investigate the pharmacokinetics of ceftriaxone in experimentally induced febrile buffalo calves (n=5). The fever was induced by intravenous injection of E.coli lipopolysaccaride (1 microgram/kg). To study the pharmacokinetics, ceftriaxone was administered at the dose rate of 10 mg/kg body wt. in all animals. At 1 min, the(More)
BACKGROUND There is an overwhelming burden of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease among Indigenous Australians. In this high risk population, it is vital that we are able to measure accurately kidney function. Glomerular filtration rate is the best overall marker of kidney function. However, differences in body build and body(More)
INTRODUCTION Voiding dysfunction is common among women. However, unlike men, no universally accepted nomogram is available for them. This study was undertaken to establish normal reference values of urinary flow parameters for healthy Indian female population in menstrual age group. MATERIALS AND METHODS Women volunteers of menstrual age group, including(More)