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Drought is a major constraint affecting rice production especially in rainfed areas of Asia. Despite its importance in rice growing areas, the magnitude of economic losses arising from drought, its impact on farm households and farmers’ drought coping mechanisms are poorly understood. This paper provides insights into these aspects of drought based on a… (More)
Paracetamol is the commonest agent employed in self poisoning, however it is not clear whether adolescents possess insight into the serious complications associated with its misuse. Using a one page questionnaire, the availability, usage, and knowledge of toxicity of paracetamol among 1147 American and British adolescents was assessed. Although 90% of all… (More)
Mycobacterium heckeshornense is a slow-growing nontuberculous mycobacterium first characterized in 2000. It is reported to cause lung disease and tenosynovitis. We report a case of isolated massive axillary lymphadenopathy in an elderly woman, where histology showed necrotizing granulomata and M. heckeshornense was isolated as the causative organism.
We present a case of soft tissue infection caused by the basidiomycete Phellinus undulatus. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of human infection caused by this fungus. Definitive identification was only possible through molecular analysis as the isolate failed to produce any distinct morphological features in vitro.
Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a high tuberculosis (TB) burden country of the WHO Western Pacific Region, but so far research on drug resistance (DR) and genotypes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) was only conducted in few provinces in the country. The aim of the present study was to obtain baseline data on the level of drug resistance and the… (More)
Lung infections with Mycobacterium abscessus, a species of multidrug-resistant nontuberculous mycobacteria, are emerging as an important global threat to individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF), in whom M. abscessus accelerates inflammatory lung damage, leading to increased morbidity and mortality. Previously, M. abscessus was thought to be independently… (More)
AIMS To describe the molecular basis of pyrazinamide (PZA) resistance among Mycobacterium tuberculosis in New Zealand, and to compare the pncA gene sequence among isolates with phenotypic (Bactec 960 and Wayne's assay) evidence of PZA resistance. METHODS The pncA gene of 26 clinical isolates of M. tuberculosis found to be PZA resistant by phenotypic… (More)
BACKGROUND The incidence and characteristics of tuberculosis (TB) in remote areas of Papua New Guinea (PNG) are largely unknown. The purpose of our study was to determine the incidence of TB in the Gulf Province of PNG and describe disease characteristics, co-morbidities and drug resistance profiles that could impact on disease outcomes and transmission. … (More)
Disseminated Mortierella wolfii infection in a neonatal calf JS Munday a , AG Wolfe a , KE Lawrence b & SK Pandey c a Department of Pathobiology Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, Private Bag 11222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand E-mail: b Farm Services Clinic Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical… (More)
The developments in Internet Mapping technology such as ArcIMS has leveraged to publish potential geographic and associated information through the Internet. To take advantage of this, an integrated Metadata/Data Server System has been designed and developed with an aim to provide a platform to share databases and metadata residing in ICIMOD and its GIS… (More)