Vinayak Joshi

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Oral infections have a strong ethnic predilection; suggesting that ethnicity is a critical determinant of oral microbial colonization. Dental plaque and saliva samples from 192 subjects belonging to four major ethnicities in the United States were analyzed using terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (t-RFLP) and 16S pyrosequencing.(More)
The present prospective study was conducted at two urban slums of Delhi, Kusumpur Pahari and Kathputly Colony, in the peak winter season from November 1994 through February 1995. We studied 642 infants to determine the incidence of acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) and its relationship to indoor air pollution due to fuel used for cooking (wood or(More)
BACKGROUND Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (Aa), an important primary periodontal pathogen, is known for its strong virulence characteristics that cause periodontal disease. We investigated Aa occurrence in Indian individuals using culture and 16 s rDNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR). MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study with 100(More)
The authors would like to supply additional information in relation to the study. The characteristics of the sample population included in the study are outlined in the table supplied. The methods pertaining to this are as follows: Informed consent and inclusion into study: Each subject who qualified for the study was explained the purpose and procedures of(More)