Uma Maheswari Devi

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to study the drug sensitivity pattern of Candida seen in HIV seropositive patients in Chennai, South India. MATERIALS AND METHODS 36 oral rinse samples were collected from HIV seropositive individuals with (21 patients) and without (15 patients) clinical candidiasis. The type of Candidiasis, quantitative(More)
Anaemia is a common complication of pulmonary tuberculosis. The precise mechanism of anaemia in pulmonary tuberculosis is not clearly known, but anaemia of inflammation as well as of Fe deficiency has been implicated. Both are common in developing countries. It is extremely difficult to distinguish anaemia of Fe deficiency from anaemia of inflammation with(More)
Oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) is a common pre-malignant condition of the mouth in arecanut chewers in Indian subcontinent. It is characterized by restriction in opening of the mouth, tongue protrusion, and cheek flexibility. Reports of muscle changes in OSF, using light microscopy are few. Incisional biopsy sections of thirty OSF patients were stained with(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis delta virus (HDV) is a defective RNA virus requiring the presence of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) for the completion of its life cycle. Active replication of HDV can lead to severe hepatitis, and although present worldwide has an irregular geographical distribution, especially in the Asian Pacific region. OBJECTIVES The aim of this(More)
AIM To compare the bacterial contamination of the anterior chamber (AC) between manual small incision cataract surgery (SICS) and phacoemulsification (Phaco). To study the conjunctival flora and bacterial contamination of AC between well-controlled diabetics and non-diabetics. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three hundred and sixty-eight patients were randomized to(More)
The Pharmacists have a very important role in protecting the health of the customers through proper dispensing of drugs and providing better services. But the errors made in processing prescriptions are growing with the increasing prescriptions. In this scenario we made an attempt to measure the quality of services provided by pharmacists. CFA (Confirmatory(More)
A retrospective review of 37 cases of carcinoma of the vulva presenting between 1996 and 2000 has been carried out. Thirty-three cases were managed with curative intent and four cases with advanced loco-regional disease were managed with palliative intent. The surgical treatment consisted of wide excision in one case, radical vulvectomy (RV) in six cases,(More)