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Gluconobacter oxydans is a gram-negative bacterium belonging to the family Acetobacteraceae. G. oxydans is an obligate aerobe, having a respiratory type of metabolism using oxygen as the terminal electron acceptor. Gluconobacter strains flourish in sugary niches e.g. ripe grapes, apples, dates, garden soil, baker's soil, honeybees, fruit, cider, beer, wine.(More)
This study was designed to determine the anti-oxidant and immunomodulatory properties of seabuckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) using lymphocytes as a model system. Chromium(VI) as potassium dichromate was used to induce oxidative damage. The production of free radicals by chromium and the ability of alcoholic leaf and fruit extracts of seabuckthorn to inhibit(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Various vasoconstrictors are useful in the management of hepatorenal syndrome (HRS). Terlipressin is the drug of choice; however, it is expensive. In this study, we evaluated safety and efficacy of terlipressin and noradrenaline in the treatment of HRS. METHODS Forty-six patients with HRS type 1 were managed with terlipressin (group A,(More)
OBJECTIVES Intravenous albumin has been used to prevent paracentesis-induced circulatory dysfunction (PICD) in cirrhotics; however, its use is costly and controversial. Splanchnic arterial vasodilatation is primarily responsible for PICD. There are no reports of use of midodrine in the prevention of PICD. In this pilot study, we evaluated midodrine and(More)
BACKGROUND Cholelithiasis is frequent in our country (India), and is a common cause for abdominal surgery. We studied the prevalence of gallstone disease and its association with various risk factors in the city of Chandigarh. METHODS A house-to-house survey of residents aged 15 years or above in a subsector of Chandigarh was conducted as a part of a(More)
BACKGROUND Biliary leak is an uncommon but significant complication following cholecystectomy. Endotherapy is an established method of treatment. However, the optimal intervention is not known. METHOD Eighty-five patients with postcholecystectomy biliary leaks from July 2000 to March 2009 were retrospectively evaluated. RESULTS The study population was(More)
OBJECTIVES Severe alcoholic hepatitis has high short-term mortality. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that treatment of patients with alcoholic hepatitis with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) might mobilize bone marrow-derived stem cells and promote hepatic regeneration and thus improve survival. METHODS Forty-six patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Maxillofacial injuries in children always present a challenge in respect of their diagnosis and management. The phenomenal increase in automotives on the road has led to a tremendous rise in the number of road traffic accidents leading to facial injuries, of which children are the most unfortunate victims. The purpose of this retrospective study(More)
BACKGROUND Non-surgical treatment has become the therapeutic method of choice in hemodynamically stable patients with liver trauma. There are a few reports of endoscopic management of traumatic hepatobiliary injuries in such patients; however, the optimal intervention is not known. METHODS Twenty patients with traumatic hepatobiliary injuries from May(More)