Varsha Gupta

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Skin and soft tissue infection: frequency of aerobic bacterial isolates and their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern
    Varsha Gupta
    J Assoc Physicians India 56:389-90. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of clinical strains resistant to various beta-lactams in a tertiary care hospital in India
    Priya Datta
    Department of Microbiology, Govind Ballah Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India
    Jpn J Infect Dis 57:146-9. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of metallo-beta lactamase (MBL) producing Pseudomonas spp. and Acinetobacter spp. in a tertiary care hospital in India
    Varsha Gupta
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital, 1154 A, Sec 32 B, Chandigarh 160030, India
    J Infect 52:311-4. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Outbreak of cholera in & around Chandigarh during two successive years (2002, 2003)
    Neelam Kaistha
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Res 122:404-7. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Tuberculous mastitis: a report of two cases in elderly females
    Varsha Gupta
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    Jpn J Infect Dis 59:279-80. 2006
  6. pmc AmpC β-lactamases in nosocomial isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae from India
    Varsha Gupta
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Res 136:237-41. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Linezolid resistant Staphylococcus haemolyticus: first case report from India
    Varsha Gupta
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    Asian Pac J Trop Med 5:837-8. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Probiotics
    V Gupta
    Department of Microbiology, GMCH, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Microbiol 27:202-9. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Comparative in vitro activities of seven new beta-lactams, alone and in combination with beta-lactamase inhibitors, against clinical isolates resistant to third generation cephalosporins
    Varsha Gupta
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sec 32, Chandigarh, India
    Braz J Infect Dis 10:22-5. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint An update on newer beta-lactamases
    Varsha Gupta
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Res 126:417-27. 2007

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. ncbi request reprint Skin and soft tissue infection: frequency of aerobic bacterial isolates and their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern
    Varsha Gupta
    J Assoc Physicians India 56:389-90. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of clinical strains resistant to various beta-lactams in a tertiary care hospital in India
    Priya Datta
    Department of Microbiology, Govind Ballah Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India
    Jpn J Infect Dis 57:146-9. 2004
    ..6% (38/300). IPT detected the most strains (34/38), followed by 3-D (23/38), and then DDS (15/38). The ceftriaxone disc was found to detect more ESBLs than either the ceftazidime or the cefotaxime disc...
  3. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of metallo-beta lactamase (MBL) producing Pseudomonas spp. and Acinetobacter spp. in a tertiary care hospital in India
    Varsha Gupta
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital, 1154 A, Sec 32 B, Chandigarh 160030, India
    J Infect 52:311-4. 2006
    ..We determined the occurrence of acquired metallo-beta lactamases (MBL) producing bacteria in our teaching hospital...
  4. ncbi request reprint Outbreak of cholera in & around Chandigarh during two successive years (2002, 2003)
    Neelam Kaistha
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Res 122:404-7. 2005
    ..This study highlights the antibiotic sensitivity and phage typing pattern of V. cholerae isolates during 2002 and 2003...
  5. ncbi request reprint Tuberculous mastitis: a report of two cases in elderly females
    Varsha Gupta
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    Jpn J Infect Dis 59:279-80. 2006
  6. pmc AmpC β-lactamases in nosocomial isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae from India
    Varsha Gupta
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Res 136:237-41. 2012
    ..In this study we looked for both extended spectrum β-lactamases (ESBL) and AmpC β-lactamases in Klebsiella pneumoniae clinical isolates...
  7. doi request reprint Linezolid resistant Staphylococcus haemolyticus: first case report from India
    Varsha Gupta
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    Asian Pac J Trop Med 5:837-8. 2012
    ..haemolyticus) from India. This organism was isolated from pus oozing from a postsurgical site in 61 year old male hailing from an adjoining state of Haryana...
  8. doi request reprint Probiotics
    V Gupta
    Department of Microbiology, GMCH, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Microbiol 27:202-9. 2009
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  9. ncbi request reprint Comparative in vitro activities of seven new beta-lactams, alone and in combination with beta-lactamase inhibitors, against clinical isolates resistant to third generation cephalosporins
    Varsha Gupta
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sec 32, Chandigarh, India
    Braz J Infect Dis 10:22-5. 2006
    ..4%). We conclude that imipenem, piperacillin/tazobactam and cefoperazone/sulbactam are effective antibiotics in our environment, whereas ticarcillin/clavulanate, cefdinir, cefepime and cefpirome are relatively uneffective...
  10. ncbi request reprint An update on newer beta-lactamases
    Varsha Gupta
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Res 126:417-27. 2007
    ..Proper infection control practices and barrier precautions are essential to contain the organisms producing beta-lactamases...
  11. ncbi request reprint Avian influenza: current scenario
    Varsha Gupta
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh
    J Commun Dis 40:233-41. 2008
    ..The neuraminidase inhibitors currently are the only drugs which can be used, in case pandemic occurs. Therefore, timely development of an effective influenza vaccine is must and should be made a public health priority...
  12. doi request reprint Metallo beta lactamases in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter species
    Varsha Gupta
    Government Medical College and Hospital, Department of Microbiology, Sector 32, Chandigarh 160030, India
    Expert Opin Investig Drugs 17:131-43. 2008
    ..Regarding the treatment options--colistin, various antibiotic combinations and a few novel antibiotics are being tried and evaluated. Prevention is based on age old practices of strict infection control and judicious use of antibiotics...
  13. ncbi request reprint An increase in enteric fever cases due to Salmonella Paratyphi A in & around Chandigarh
    Varsha Gupta
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Res 129:95-8. 2009
    ..An attempt is therefore made to study the rate of isolation and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of Salmonella Paratyphi A from cases of enteric fever coming to a tertiary care hospital at Chandigarh...
  14. doi request reprint Inducible clindamycin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus: a study from North India
    V Gupta
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    J Postgrad Med 55:176-9. 2009
    ..The resistance to macrolide can be mediated by msr A gene coding for efflux mechanism or via erm gene encoding for enzymes that confer inducible or constitutive resistance to macrolide, lincosamide and Type B streptogramin...
  15. doi request reprint Re-emerging chloramphenicol sensitivity and emerging low level ciprofloxacin resistance among Salmonella enterica serotype typhi isolates in North India
    Varsha Gupta
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital Sec 32, Chandigarh, Punjab 160030, India
    Trop Doct 39:28-30. 2009
    ..enterica typhi. This threatened its therapeutic efficacy and resulted in the re-emergence of chloramphenicol-sensitive S. enterica typhi strains...
  16. ncbi request reprint Isolation of Enterococcus faecalis from a case of nonpuerperal breast abscess
    Varsha Gupta
    Department of Microbiology, Govt Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 A, Chandigarh
    Indian J Pathol Microbiol 48:507-9. 2005
    ..Mostly the infection is polymicrobial in nature. Herein, we report the isolation of Enterococcus faecalis from a case of acute suppurative NPBA...
  17. doi request reprint Occurrence and phenotypic detection of class A carbapenemases among Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae blood isolates at a tertiary care center
    Varsha Gupta
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    J Microbiol Immunol Infect 46:104-8. 2013
    ..The present study is aimed to determine the occurrence and phenotypic detection of Class A carbapenemases in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae blood isolates from septicemic patients...
  18. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology & antibiograms of Vibrio cholerae isolates from a tertiary care hospital in Chandigarh, north India
    Jagdish Chander
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Res 129:613-7. 2009
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  19. doi request reprint Outbreak of Salmonella Typhi enteric fever in sub-urban area of North India: a public health perspective
    Nidhi Singla
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    Asian Pac J Trop Med 6:167-8. 2013
    ..This nalidixic acid resistant S. typhi outbreak report warrants the necessity of implementing stringent sanitation practices in public health interest...
  20. doi request reprint Metallo- β - lactamase producing nonfermentative gram-negative bacteria: an increasing clinical threat among hospitalized patients
    Varsha Gupta
    Department of Microbiology, Govt Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    Asian Pac J Trop Med 5:718-21. 2012
    ..To detect and evaluate the various methods for metallo- β -lactamases (MBL) production in Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) and Acinetobacter species...
  21. doi request reprint Evaluation of various methods for the detection of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains and susceptibility patterns
    Priya Datta
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    J Med Microbiol 60:1613-6. 2011
    ..We recommend that along with cefoxitin disc diffusion, another method, preferably latex agglutination, should be routinely used in all hospitals to detect MRSA...
  22. doi request reprint Phenotypic method for differentiation of carbapenemases in Enterobacteriaceae: study from north India
    Priya Datta
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Pathol Microbiol 55:357-60. 2012
    ..Phenotypic detection and differentiation of types of Carbapenemases in carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) is important for proper infection control and appropriate patient management...
  23. pmc Screening & profiling of quorum sensing signal molecules in Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from catheterized urinary tract infection patients
    Ravi Kumar
    Department of Microbiology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Res 134:208-13. 2011
    ..In this study P. aeruginosa isolates from catheterized urinary tract infection patients were screened and profiled for the presence of different type of quorum sensing (QS) signal molecules...
  24. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of blood isolates from a teaching hospital in north India
    Manjula Mehta
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, India
    Jpn J Infect Dis 58:174-6. 2005
    ..Hence the antibiotic susceptibility patterns of blood isolates reported here may be a useful guide for physicians initiating emperic therapy with antibiotics...
  25. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial susceptibility of isolates from neonatal septicemia
    Nalini Agnihotri
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh 160031, India
    Jpn J Infect Dis 57:273-5. 2004
    ..For S. aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, overall resistance percentages of 5 years show that netilmicin and ciprofloxacin, respectively, were the most effective drugs...
  26. ncbi request reprint Salmonella typhi septic arthritis of hip--a case report
    Nalini Agnihotri
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    Jpn J Infect Dis 58:29-30. 2005
    ..Arthrotomy was done as an initial mode of management, followed by intravenous ciprofloxacin therapy to which the child responded favorably...
  27. ncbi request reprint Isolation of Salmonella paratyphi A from renal abscess
    Sanjay D'Cruz
    Department of Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh 160 030, UT Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Pathol Microbiol 52:117-9. 2009
    ..parayphi A. S. paratyphi A has never been implicated in renal abscess, we report one such case that was managed successfully with medical therapy...
  28. doi request reprint Current antibiogram and clonal relatedness among drug-resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi in Northern India
    Neha Garg
    Department of Microbiology, Punjab University, Chandigarh, India
    Microb Drug Resist 19:204-11. 2013
    ..In view of the changing sensitivity pattern of Salmonella, this study was carried out to investigate the current antibiogram and clonal relatedness among the drug-resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi in Northern India...
  29. doi request reprint Kaempferol has osteogenic effect in ovariectomized adult Sprague-Dawley rats
    Ritu Trivedi
    Division of Endocrinology, Central Drug Research Institute, Chattar Manzil, Lucknow, India
    Mol Cell Endocrinol 289:85-93. 2008
    ..Together we show that K is non-estrogenic in vivo and exerts bone anabolic activity with attendant inhibition of bone marrow adipogenesis...
  30. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of extended-spectrum β-lactamase, AmpC, and carbapenemase production in Proteus mirabilis
    Priya Datta
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College Hospital
    Jpn J Infect Dis 67:44-6. 2014
    ..In addition, to save time and costs, we recommend the use of cefepime/cefepime-clavulanate or boronic acid for the ESBL detection but in only those strains that were positive for ESBL by screening and negative by confirmatory tests. ..
  31. doi request reprint Salmonella-salmonellosis-rare presentations of a common pathogen
    Neelam Kaistha
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital 32, Chandigarh, India
    Asian Pac J Trop Med 4:417-20. 2011
    ..Salmonella etiology was not suspected in these patients and the diagnosis was made microbiologically only after culture isolation...
  32. doi request reprint Comparative evaluation of fine needle aspiration cytology, culture, and PCR in diagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis
    Preeti Mittal
    Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Chandigarh, India
    Diagn Cytopathol 39:822-6. 2011
    ..Cytomorphology can be supplemented with AFB smear and culture wherever required and PCR should be kept as a reserve method for equivocal cases...
  33. ncbi request reprint Screening for HBsAg, anti-HIV, anti-HCV and syphilis amongst blood donors in a teaching hospital
    R M Joshi
    Department of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    J Commun Dis 34:157-9. 2002
  34. ncbi request reprint Listeriosis in second trimester of pregnancy: case report from India
    Varsha Gupta
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    Jpn J Infect Dis 56:60-1. 2003
    ..On ultrasonography, a single live fetus with no amniotic fluid was seen and the pregnancy was therefore terminated. L. monocytogenes was isolated from a high vaginal swab...
  35. ncbi request reprint Phenotypic characters of urinary isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa & their association with mouse renal colonization
    Rahul Mittal
    Department of Microbiology, Panjab University, and Department of Microbiology Government, Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Res 123:67-72. 2006
    ..aeruginosa in vitro and to study the association of these virulence traits with their ability to cause nephropathogenicity in mouse model of ascending urinary tract infection (UTI)...
  36. pmc Quorum sensing and Bacterial Pathogenicity: From Molecules to Disease
    Antariksh Deep
    Department of Microbiology, Pt B D Sharma, PGIMS, Rohtak 124 001, India
    J Lab Physicians 3:4-11. 2011
    ..This paper reviews Quorum sensing in gram positive and gram negative bacteria and its role in biofilm formation...
  37. ncbi request reprint Scrub Typhus--A short review
    Varsha Gupta
    Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh
    J Commun Dis 36:284-9. 2004
  38. ncbi request reprint Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) in community isolates from North India: frequency and predisposing factors
    Varsha Gupta
    Int J Infect Dis 11:88-9. 2007
  39. ncbi request reprint Three year study of antibiotic resistance in acinetobacter species isolated from clinical specimens
    Varsha Gupta
    J Assoc Physicians India 53:161-2. 2005
  40. pmc Morganella morganii-associated arthritis in a diabetic patient
    Vikas Gautam
    J Clin Microbiol 41:3451. 2003
  41. ncbi request reprint Detection of ESBLs using third & fourth generation cephalosporins in double disc synergy test
    Varsha Gupta
    Indian J Med Res 126:486-7. 2007