- Opposing trends in the prevalence of health professional-diagnosed asthma by sex: a Canadian National Population Health Survey study
Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Can Respir J 15:146-52. 2008
..The prevalence of asthma is on the rise worldwide, with large variations in prevalence existing between and within countries. Little is known regarding the variation in asthma prevalence in adults living in rural and urban settings...
- Host factors, occupation, and testicular cancer in Saskatchewan, Canada: 1979-2002
H H McDuffie
Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
J Agric Saf Health 13:247-58. 2007
..76 (1.00-3.10)]. Based on our data, the significant predictors of being diagnosed with stage 2 and higher are: presence of nonseminoma, < or = 26 years old, and farming as an occupation...
- Impact of zinc supplementation on diarrhoeal morbidity in rural children of West Bengal, India
D N Gupta
National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Beliaghata, Calcutta, India
Acta Paediatr 92:531-6. 2003
..To determine the role of zinc supplementation in reducing diarrhoeal morbidity in children...
- Goiter prevalence and iodine nutritional status of school children in a sub-Himalayan Tarai region of eastern Uttar Pradesh
A K Chandra
Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology Laboratory, Department of Physiology, University College of Science and Technology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Indian Pediatr 45:469-74. 2008
- Awareness of diabetic retinopathy among physicians and optometrists in a district of West Bengal
Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Kolkata
Indian J Public Health 51:228-30. 2007
..In different sections, knowledge of 74 - 78% physicians and 83 - 86% optometrists was graded as not acceptable. Existing lack of knowledge among physicians and optometrists regarding diabetic retinopathy needs correction...
- Oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and uterine cervical cancer: a screening strategy in the perspective of rural India
Biochemistry Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 203 B T Road, Calcutta 700 035, India
Eur J Cancer Prev 11:447-56. 2002
..We infer that by not performing HPV test in the group < or =23 years, approximately 76% of the high-risk HPV-infected individuals potentially "at risk" for developing cervical cancer might be missed...
- Changing pattern of human group A rotaviruses: emergence of G12 as an important pathogen among children in eastern India
Division of Virology, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, P-33, C. I. T. Road Scheme XM, Beliaghata, Kolkata 700010, West Bengal, India
J Clin Virol 36:183-8. 2006
..CONCLUSION: During this study period we reported emergence of G12 strains as an important pathogen among children in eastern India, thus necessitating its inclusion in future polyvalent vaccine to control rotavirus diarrhoea...
- The G1057D polymorphism of IRS-2 gene and its relationship with obesity in conferring susceptibility to type 2 diabetes in Asian Indians
Madras Diabetes Research Foundation and Dr Mohan s Diabetes Specialities Centre, Gopalapuram, Chennai, India
Int J Obes (Lond) 31:97-102. 2007
..To investigate the association of insulin receptor substrate-2 (IRS-2) G1057D polymorphism with type 2 diabetes and obesity in Asian Indians...
- Molecular epidemiology of human astrovirus infections in Kolkata, India
Division of Virology, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, P 33 CIT Road, Scheme XM, Beliaghata, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700010, India
Infect Genet Evol 6:425-35. 2006
..In-depth molecular epidemiological surveillance of astroviruses in Kolkata is essential for better understanding of their overall genetic nature...
- Molecular characterization of a porcine Group A rotavirus strain with G12 genotype specificity
Division of Virology, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Beliaghata, India
Arch Virol 151:1329-44. 2006
..Detection of strains like RU172 provides vital insights into the genomic diversity of Group A rotaviruses of man and animals...
- Impact assessment of lead on water quality of River Ganga in West Bengal, India
Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, West Bengal, India
Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 75:1012-9. 2005
- Lichen planus in childhood: a report of 17 patients
A J Kanwar
Department of Dermatology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
Pediatr Dermatol 8:288-91. 1991
..The classic form of the disease as seen in adults was the most common in these children; unlike adults, however, mucosal and nail involvement was uncommon. The natural history of the disease was similar to that in adults...
- RT-PCR based diagnosis revealed importance of human group B rotavirus infection in childhood diarrhoea
Division of Virology, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, P-33 CIT Road, Scheme XM, Beliaghata, Kolkata-700010, West Bengal, India
J Clin Virol 36:222-7. 2006
..Therefore, future vaccination strategy should include both group A and B rotaviruses to control rotavirus diarrhoea...
- Evidence of linkage and association on 18p11.2 for psychosis
Molecular Genetics Lab, Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental, Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS, Bangalore, India
Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 141:868-73. 2006
..2002); Mol Psychiatry 7(4):337-339; Craddock et al. (2005); J Med Genet 42(3):193-204]. Our findings provide an independent validation of the above reports, and suggest the presence of susceptibility loci for psychoses in this region...
- Control of ticks of ruminants, with special emphasis on livestock farming systems in India: present and future possibilities for integrated control--a review
Entomology Laboratory, Division of Parasitology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh 243122, India
Exp Appl Acarol 40:49-66. 2006
..Developments discussed in the review in the area of tick vaccines and other tick control measures should have an impact on the future of Indian livestock production...
- Rhinitis due to food allergies: fact or fiction?
University Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
J Laryngol Otol 121:526-9. 2007
..Treatment for rhinitis due to food allergy is therefore rarely indicated. This review summarises the literature related to the incidence, diagnosis and management of food allergy and food allergy induced rhinitis...
- Evidence for interstate transmission and increase in prevalence of bovine group B rotavirus strains with a novel VP7 genotype among diarrhoeic calves in Eastern and Northern states of India
Division of Virology, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Beliaghata, Kolkata, India
Epidemiol Infect 135:1324-30. 2007
..Therefore, the present study reports a rapid increase in prevalence (13.0% in 2003-2005 against 1.5% in 2001-2002) of novel GBR strains among calves with diarrhoea, and provides evidence for interstate transmission of GBR...
- Lack of association between serum adiponectin levels and the Pro12Ala polymorphism in Asian Indians
Madras Diabetes Research Foundation and Dr Mohan s Diabetes Specialities Centre, Gopalapuram, Chennai, India
Diabet Med 24:398-402. 2007
..The aim of the study was to investigate the association of serum adiponectin levels with the Pro12Ala polymorphism of the peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-gamma (PPARG) gene in Asian Indians...
- Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma co-activator-1alpha (PGC-1alpha) gene polymorphisms and their relationship to Type 2 diabetes in Asian Indians
K S Vimaleswaran
Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Gopalapuram and Dr Mohans M V Diabetes Specialities Centre, 4 Conran Smith Road, Gopalapuram, Chennai 600 086, India
Diabet Med 22:1516-21. 2005
- Prediction of response to infliximab in Crohn's disease
Gastrointestinal Section, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Hospital, Du Cane Road, London W12 0NN, UK
Dig Liver Dis 37:559-63. 2005
- Gut mucosal secretion of interleukin 1beta and interleukin-8 predicts relapse in clinically inactive Crohn's disease
I D Arnott
Department of Medical Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Scotland, UK
Dig Dis Sci 46:402-9. 2001
..Multiple regression identified IL-1beta as an independent variable. In conclusion, an elevated whole gut lavage fluid IL-1beta in inactive Crohn's disease identifies patients at high risk of relapse...
- A comparative study of foot dimension between adult male and female and evaluation of foot hazards due to using of footwear
Sports Physiology and Ergonomics Division, Dept. of Human Physiology with Community Health, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, India
J Physiol Anthropol Appl Human Sci 20:241-6. 2001
..Footwear should be made according to the foot dimensions of the user population. The database collected from the Bengalee (Indian) population may be a helpful guide for manufacturing different footwear...
- Cross-sectional and prospective studies of nutritional indices after percutaneous gastrostomy
Gastrointestinal Unit, Department of Medical Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, UK
Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 13:1315-21. 2001
..CONCLUSIONS: Assessment of nutritional status may be difficult in gastrostomy-fed patients. Upper-arm anthropometry is more often successful than other assessment methods and gives prognostic information...
- Increasing incidence of both juvenile-onset Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in Scotland
Gastrointestinal Unit, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, EH4 2XU, UK
Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 13:1439-47. 2001
..Whether this represents a real rise in incidence, or merely the inclusion of milder cases which were not previously hospitalized remains uncertain...
- Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in surgical patients, on admission to a Welsh hospital
Department of Surgery, Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny, Wales NP7 7EG, UK
J Hosp Infect 51:43-6. 2002
..MRSA remains mainly a hospital-acquired infection although a significant proportion is acquired in the community. The risk factors identified were previous hospital admission, patients from nursing homes, male and aged over 70...
- Obstetric morbidity and socio-demographic factors in rural West Bengal, India
Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 7:41-52. 2002
..More mothers reported postpartum than antepartum problems, and very few sought treatment. The present study provides an insight into various factors affecting obstetric morbidity in a developing country...
- Whole gut lavage fluid interleukin-1beta and interleukin-8 in smokers and non-smokers with Crohn's disease in clinical remission
I D R Arnott
University Department of Medical Sciences, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
Dig Liver Dis 34:424-9. 2002
..Whole gut lavage fluid obtained after bowel cleansing with a polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution is an assessment of gut inflammation and immunity...
- A localised outbreak of Vibrio cholerae O139 in Kolkata, West Bengal
National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (ICMR, Kolkata, India
Indian J Med Res 115:149-52. 2002
..The appearance of resistance in V. cholerae O139 to furazolidone is a matter of great concern since this drug is used for the treatment of cholera in children and pregnant women...
- Surgical closure of atrial septal defects in adults: effect of age at operation on outcome
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, UK
Heart 88:485-7. 2002
..To determine whether age has an effect on the long term outcome after surgical closure of atrial septal defects in patients aged 35 years and over...
- Shigella dysenteriae type 1 with reduced susceptibility to fluoroquinolones
Lancet 361:785. 2003
- Sinonasal aspergillosis in immunocompetent Indian children: an eight-year experience
A K Gupta
Department of Otolaryngology and Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
Mycoses 46:455-61. 2003
..Histopathology revealed allergic or non-invasive fungal infections without any tissue invasions. Surgery was performed in all except one case. Recurrence was 15% treated by revision surgery and antifungal therapy...
- Haematologic and immunophenotypic profile of acute myeloid leukemia: an experience of Tata Memorial Hospital
Haematopathology, Laboratory, Department of Medical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India
Indian J Cancer 40:71-6. 2003
..8% of all acute leukemias at this institution. The most common subtype was AML-M2. Myeloperoxidase stain was a useful tool in the diagnosis of myeloid leukemias. CD13 and CD33 were the most diagnostic myeloid markers...
- Abducens length and vulnerability?
R A Hanson
Department of Neurology, Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles and Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
Neurology 62:33-6. 2004
..Several sources have attributed the vulnerability of the abducens nerve to its long intracranial course. However, other anatomic factors likely contribute to the apparent vulnerability of the abducens nerve to mass lesions and trauma...
- Are Muslim women less susceptible to oncogenic human papillomavirus infection? A study from rural eastern India
Biochemistry Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 203 B T Road, Calcutta 700 108, West Bengal, India
Int J Gynecol Cancer 14:293-303. 2004
..There is a paucity in epidemiological data, which justifies the need to screen women of all religions for cervical cancer (that includes oncogenic HPV testing)...
- Complete tracheal rings: lower airway symptoms can delay diagnosis
M K Aneeshkumar
Royal Liverpool Children's NHS Trust, Alder Hey Hospital, Eaton Road, Liverpool, UK
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 262:161-2. 2005
..While treating these children, all the other possible causes of breathlessness including complete tracheal rings should be considered. Further investigations in the form of endoscopy may need to be carried out in doubtful cases...
- Human group A rotavirus P Hun9-like and rare OP354-like strains are circulating among diarrhoeic children in Eastern India
Division of Virology, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Scheme XM, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Arch Virol 153:1933-6. 2008