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OBJECTIVES The purpose of the study was to determine the degree of concordance between the self-report and the parent's proxy report of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in school-going adolescents using the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL)-BREF instrument in India. METHODS Twenty schools were purposively selected out of the 1900(More)
The previous model for the action of Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin (CPE) proposed that (i) CPE binds to host cell receptor(s), forming a small ( approximately 90 kDa) complex, (ii) the small complex interacts with other eucaryotic protein(s), forming a large ( approximately 160 kDa) complex, and (iii) the large complex triggers massive permeability(More)
OBJECTIVE This study attempts to test the psychometric properties of World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOLBREF) instrument in Indian adolescents. METHODS Of 1900 schools in Lucknow city, 20 schools were invited for participation. To make WHOQOL-BREF instrument culturally appropriate for Indian adolescents, a minor modification was done by(More)
Wet- and dry-processing with and without heating treatments were used to dehull faba beans for preparation of flours from the cotyledons. Flour qualities were assessed by levels of tannin and trypsin inhibitor and other measures of proximate composition. High roasting temperature and shorter process time that improved the recovered cotyledon yields were(More)
Since most in vitro studies exploring the action of Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin (CPE) utilize either Vero or CaCo-2 cells, the current study directly compared the CPE responsiveness of those two cell lines. When CPE-treated in suspension, both CaCo-2 and Vero cells formed SDS-resistant, CPE-containing complexes of approximately 135, approximately(More)
One hundred consecutively diagnosed cases of tuberculous lymphadenitis in children have been analysed retrospectively. All cases were stained by May Grunwald Giemsa for cytomorphology and Ziehl Neelsen stain for acidfast bacilli (AFB). In 52 cases the material was sufficient and AFB cultures were possible. A diagnosis of tuberculosis was made when smears(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES This study looked at the frequency and differences in presentation, laboratory parameters, and outcome between ascitic acute viral hepatitis (AAVH) and nonascitic acute viral hepatitis (NAVH) in children. METHODS Diagnosis of AVH was based on clinical features, >3-fold elevation of alanine aminotransferase, viral marker(More)
BACKGROUND This study looked at the frequency of co-infection with multiple hepatotropic viruses and the effect of such infection on the course and outcome of acute sporadic viral hepatitis (AVH) and fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) in children. METHODS Consecutive children up to 15 years of age presenting with AVH or FHF between January 1998 and July 2002(More)
Peanut has traditionally been used as a source of oil; however, its worldwide annual protein harvest has reached nearly 4.5 million tons. India followed by China and the United States are the major producers of peanut. In recent years, several cereals and legumes-based foods using peanuts as protein supplements have been developed to alleviate protein(More)