Veeragaghavan Balaji

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OBJECTIVES This study was conducted in 9 centers spread over India from January 1 to December 31, 2007 to monitor in vitro susceptibility of Gram-negative bacilli to Group I carbapenem, ertapenem and other antimicrobials in intra-abdominal infections and to identify early changes in susceptibility pattern of community or hospital acquired organisms, with a(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is endemic in India and is a dangerous pathogen for hospital acquired infections. This study was conducted in 15 Indian tertiary care centres during a two year period from January 2008 to December 2009 to determine the prevalence of MRSA and susceptibility pattern of S. aureus(More)
This study was conducted to investigate the epidemiology and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) isolated from intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) in the Asia-Pacific region (APR) from 2010-2013. A total of 17 350 isolates were collected from 54 centres in 13 countries in the APR. The three most commonly isolated GNB were(More)
A total of 9599 isolates of Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) causing urinary tract infections (UTIs) were collected from 60 centres in 13 countries in the Asia-Pacific region from 2010-2013. These isolates comprised Enterobacteriaceae species (mainly Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus mirabilis, Klebsiella oxytoca, Enterobacter cloacae and(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the pattern of mutations of the WISP3 gene in clinically identified progressive pseudorheumatoid dysplasia (PPD) in an Indian population. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 15 patients with clinical features of PPD were enrolled in this study. Genomic DNA was isolated and polymerase chain reaction performed to amplify the WISP3 gene.(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major cause of morbidity and mortality especially in children less than five years, particularly in India. We present data on S.pneumoniae infections in children less than five years age group, with response to its serotype distribution, antibiotic resistance profile and available vaccines expected(More)
Non-tubercular bacterial osteomyelitis is a rare infection. We report on a renal allograft recipient with osteomyelitis complicating urosepsis, manifesting as a multifocal infection poorly responsive to appropriate antibiotics and surgical intervention and culminating in graft loss.
Melioidosis is an infectious disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei. It occurs predominantly in tropical regions. The manifestations are protean which include pneumonia, visceral abscesses, septic arthritis, osteomyelitis, acute suppurative and chronic granulomatous lesions with involvement of almost all organ systems. Fulminant sepsis is much more(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a disease of unknown aetiology in which exacerbations are sometimes linked to intestinal colonization by toxin-producing Clostridium difficile. We undertook this study to detect and quantitatively assess C. difficile in the stool of patients with UC using real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), and to(More)
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