S Awasthi

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Country: India

Publications

  1. pmc Danger signs of neonatal illnesses: perceptions of caregivers and health workers in northern India
    Shally Awasthi
    Department of Pediatrics, King George s Medical University, Lucknow, India
    Bull World Health Organ 84:819-26. 2006
  2. pmc Intestinal nematode infection and anaemia in developing countries
    Shally Awasthi
    BMJ 334:1065-6. 2007
  3. ncbi Maternal blood lead level and outcomes of pregnancy in Lucknow, North India
    Shally Awasthi
    Department of Pediatrics and Clinical Epidemiology Unit, King George s Medical College, Lucknow, India
    Indian Pediatr 39:855-60. 2002
  4. ncbi Prevalence and risk factors of asthma and wheeze in school-going children in Lucknow, North India
    Shally Awasthi
    Department of Pediatrics, K G Medical Uiversity, Lucknow, U P, India
    Indian Pediatr 41:1205-10. 2004
  5. ncbi Effectiveness of biweekly versus daily iron-folic acid administration on anaemia status in preschool children
    Shally Awasthi
    The Department of Paediatrics and Institute of Clinical Epidemiology, King George s Medical University, Lucknow 226003, India
    J Trop Pediatr 51:67-71. 2005
  6. pmc Assessment of association of exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons with bronchial asthma and oxidative stress in children: A case control study
    Ram Suresh
    Department of Pediatrics, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow 226 003, UP, India
    Indian J Occup Environ Med 13:33-7. 2009
  7. pmc Polymorphisms of TNF-enhancer and gene for FcgammaRIIa correlate with the severity of falciparum malaria in the ethnically diverse Indian population
    Swapnil Sinha
    Division of Molecular and Structural Biology, Central Drug Research Institute, Post Box 173, Chattar Manzil, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Lucknow 226001, India
    Malar J 7:13. 2008
  8. pmc Prioritising between direct observation of therapy and case-finding interventions for tuberculosis: use of population impact measures
    Richard F Heller
    Evidence for Population Health Unit, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    BMC Med 4:35. 2006
  9. pmc Care-seeking behavior and out-of-pocket expenditure for sick newborns among urban poor in Lucknow, northern India: a prospective follow-up study
    Neeraj M Srivastava
    Department of Pediatrics, Chattrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:61. 2009
  10. ncbi Six-monthly de-worming in infants to study effects on growth
    S Awasthi
    Department of Pediatrics and Clinical Epidemiology Unit, King George s Medical College, Lucknow, India
    Indian J Pediatr 68:823-7. 2001

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  1. pmc Danger signs of neonatal illnesses: perceptions of caregivers and health workers in northern India
    Shally Awasthi
    Department of Pediatrics, King George s Medical University, Lucknow, India
    Bull World Health Organ 84:819-26. 2006
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  2. pmc Intestinal nematode infection and anaemia in developing countries
    Shally Awasthi
    BMJ 334:1065-6. 2007
  3. ncbi Maternal blood lead level and outcomes of pregnancy in Lucknow, North India
    Shally Awasthi
    Department of Pediatrics and Clinical Epidemiology Unit, King George s Medical College, Lucknow, India
    Indian Pediatr 39:855-60. 2002
  4. ncbi Prevalence and risk factors of asthma and wheeze in school-going children in Lucknow, North India
    Shally Awasthi
    Department of Pediatrics, K G Medical Uiversity, Lucknow, U P, India
    Indian Pediatr 41:1205-10. 2004
    ..To assess the prevalence of asthma and wheeze and factors associated with it in children aged 6-7 and 13-14 years...
  5. ncbi Effectiveness of biweekly versus daily iron-folic acid administration on anaemia status in preschool children
    Shally Awasthi
    The Department of Paediatrics and Institute of Clinical Epidemiology, King George s Medical University, Lucknow 226003, India
    J Trop Pediatr 51:67-71. 2005
    ..However, since there is better adherence and lower drug costs associated with biweekly IFA administration, this can be considered for programme use...
  6. pmc Assessment of association of exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons with bronchial asthma and oxidative stress in children: A case control study
    Ram Suresh
    Department of Pediatrics, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow 226 003, UP, India
    Indian J Occup Environ Med 13:33-7. 2009
    ..Therefore, the objective of the present study was to assess association, if any, between exposure to PAH and asthma as well as oxidative stress in children...
  7. pmc Polymorphisms of TNF-enhancer and gene for FcgammaRIIa correlate with the severity of falciparum malaria in the ethnically diverse Indian population
    Swapnil Sinha
    Division of Molecular and Structural Biology, Central Drug Research Institute, Post Box 173, Chattar Manzil, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Lucknow 226001, India
    Malar J 7:13. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the possible contribution of genetic variants in the TNF and FCGR2A genes in determining severity/resistance to P. falciparum malaria in Indian subjects...
  8. pmc Prioritising between direct observation of therapy and case-finding interventions for tuberculosis: use of population impact measures
    Richard F Heller
    Evidence for Population Health Unit, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    BMC Med 4:35. 2006
    ..Using tuberculosis (TB) in India as an example, we examined the population impact of two interventions: direct observation of therapy and increasing case-finding...
  9. pmc Care-seeking behavior and out-of-pocket expenditure for sick newborns among urban poor in Lucknow, northern India: a prospective follow-up study
    Neeraj M Srivastava
    Department of Pediatrics, Chattrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:61. 2009
    ..In Uttar Pradesh there is meager data for spending on health care in general and neonates in particular...
  10. ncbi Six-monthly de-worming in infants to study effects on growth
    S Awasthi
    Department of Pediatrics and Clinical Epidemiology Unit, King George s Medical College, Lucknow, India
    Indian J Pediatr 68:823-7. 2001
    ..5-1 year of age in populations with a high transmission rate of intestinal roundworm, Ascaris lumbricoides. It was a cluster randomized trial in the urban slums of Lucknow, North India...
  11. ncbi Zinc supplementation in acute diarrhea is acceptable, does not interfere with oral rehydration, and reduces the use of other medications: a randomized trial in five countries
    Shally Awasthi
    Department of Pediatrics and Clinical Epidemiology, King George s Medical University, Lucknow UP 226003, India
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 42:300-5. 2006
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  12. doi Symptom-specific care-seeking behavior for sick neonates among urban poor in Lucknow, Northern India
    S Awasthi
    The Department of Pediatrics, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow, UP, India
    J Perinatol 28:S69-75. 2008
    ..Therefore, there is an urgent need to introduce a locally modified community IMNCI program here, for promoting care seeking from qualified providers for sick neonates...
  13. doi Four-country surveillance of intestinal intussusception and diarrhoea in children
    Shally Awasthi
    Department of Paediatrics, King George Medical University, Lucknow, India
    J Paediatr Child Health 45:82-6. 2009
    ..The current study assessed the seasonal trend in cases admitted with intussusceptions and dehydrating acute watery diarrhoea in children aged 2 months to 10 years...
  14. ncbi Prevalence and risk factors associated with worm infestation in pre-school children (6-23 months) in selected blocks of Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand, India
    S Awasthi
    Department of Pediatrics, CSMMU Upgraded King George Medical College, Lucknow, India
    Indian J Med Sci 62:484-91. 2008
    ..Intestinal worm infestation is widely prevalent in developing countries and can result in impaired nutrition and development...
  15. doi Effectiveness of 3-day amoxycillin vs. 5-day co-trimoxazole in the treatment of non-severe pneumonia in children aged 2-59 months of age: a multi-centric open labeled trial
    Shally Awasthi
    Department of Pediatrics, King George s Medical University, Lucknow, India
    J Trop Pediatr 54:382-9. 2008
    ..04, 95% confidence interval: - 0.035-0.12). We conclude that there was no difference in effectiveness of oral co-trimoxazole or amoxycillin in treating non-severe pneumonia...
  16. pmc Does 3-day course of oral amoxycillin benefit children of non-severe pneumonia with wheeze: a multicentric randomised controlled trial
    Shally Awasthi
    King George s Medical University, Lucknow, India
    PLoS ONE 3:e1991. 2008
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  17. pmc Effects of deworming on malnourished preschool children in India: an open-labelled, cluster-randomized trial
    Shally Awasthi
    Department of Paediatrics, King George s Medical University, Lucknow, India
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2:e223. 2008
    ..More than a third of the world's children are infected with intestinal nematodes. Current control approaches emphasise treatment of school age children, and there is a lack of information on the effects of deworming preschool children...
  18. pmc Helminthic infections
    Shally Awasthi
    Department of Paediatrics, Upgraded King George Medical College, CSMMU, Lucknow, India
    BMJ 327:431-3. 2003
  19. ncbi Anemia and undernutrition among preschool children in Uttar Pradesh, India
    Shally Awasthi
    Department of Pediatrics and Institute of Clinical Epidemiology, King George Medical College, Lucknow, U P, India
    Indian Pediatr 40:985-90. 2003
    ..66. While more than half caretakers knew about the term "anemia " and associated physical weakness with it, only very few (2.5%) knew that iron intake will improve it. They relied on "doctors" (86.7%) for anemia prevention...
  20. ncbi Determinants of childhood mortality and morbidity in urban slums in India
    Shally Awasthi
    Department of Pediatrics and Institute of Clinical Epidemiology, King George s Medical University, Lucknow UP, India
    Indian Pediatr 40:1145-61. 2003
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  21. doi Effect of behaviour change communication on qualified medical care-seeking for sick neonates among urban poor in Lucknow, northern India: a before and after intervention study
    Shally Awasthi
    Department of Pediatrics, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow 226 003, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Trop Med Int Health 14:1199-209. 2009
    ..To assess the impact of a behaviour change communication (BCC) intervention on qualified medical care-seeking for sick newborns in urban Lucknow, northern India...
  22. ncbi Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of albendazole in improving nutritional status of pre-school children in urban slums
    S Awasthi
    Department of Pediatrics, King George s Medical College, Lucknow U P, India
    Indian Pediatr 37:19-29. 2000
    ..To study the clinical efficacy and the incremental cost-effectiveness of albendazole in improving the nutritional status of pre-school children...
  23. doi Genomic diversity of group A rotavirus strains in patients aged 1-36 months admitted for acute watery diarrhoea in northern India: a hospital-based study
    V Mishra
    Department of Paediatrics, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow, UP, India
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:45-50. 2010
    ..A high degree of strain diversity of rotavirus G and P types was detected. Rotavirus was found to be associated with dehydrating diarrhoea, particularly in children aged 0-7 months, placing them at increased risk of mortality...
  24. ncbi Effectiveness of BCG vaccination against tuberculous meningitis
    S Awasthi
    Department of Pediatrics, King George s Medical College, Lucknow UP, India
    Indian Pediatr 36:455-60. 1999
    ..To assess the protective effectiveness of BCG vaccination against tuberculous meningitis, while controlling for age, nutrition and socio-economic status, in children 1 month to 12 years of age...
  25. ncbi Effect of EDTA and ACD on blood storage for the detection of Plasmodium falciparum by PCR
    P K Patibandla
    Department of Microbiology, King George s Medical University, Lucknow, India
    J Vector Borne Dis 44:69-71. 2007
  26. ncbi Neonatal morbidity and care-seeking behavior in urban Lucknow
    Neeraj Mohan Srivastava
    Department of Pediatrics, King Georges Medical University KGMU, Lucknow, India
    Indian Pediatr 45:229-32. 2008
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  27. ncbi Clinical profile and prevalence of rotavirus infection in children presented with acute diarrhea at tertiary care referral hospital at northern part of India
    V L Nag
    Department of Microbiology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
    J Commun Dis 41:183-8. 2009
    ..Rotavirus excretion was highest (50%) when all three symptoms (diarrhea, vomiting and fever) occurred in the same child. A planned study for surveillance of rotavirus serotypes is required from this area...
  28. doi Serum homocysteine in Indian adolescents
    Pratima Anand
    Department of Pediatrics, CSM Medical University, Lucknow, India
    Indian J Pediatr 76:705-9. 2009
    ..To assess serum homocysteine levels and its association with conventional risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Indian adolescents...
  29. doi IMCI approach in tertiary hospitals, India
    Ritu Jain
    Department of Pediatrics, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow, India
    Indian J Pediatr 76:725-7. 2009
    ..This study was conducted to compare physicians' diagnosis with Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) algorithm generated diagnosis in hospitalized children aged 2-59 months...
  30. doi Client satisfaction with immunization services in urban slums of Lucknow district
    Bhola Nath
    Department of Community Medicine, King George s Medical University, Lucknow, India
    Indian J Pediatr 76:479-83. 2009
    ..To assess the satisfaction of parents with the immunization services and its association with their sociodemographic characteristics...
  31. ncbi Intra-class correlation estimates for assessment of vitamin A intake in children
    Girdhar G Agarwal
    Department of Statistics, Lucknow University, Lucknow, India
    J Health Popul Nutr 23:66-73. 2005
    ..014 to 0.45. These estimates may provide useful information for the design of epidemiological studies in which the sampled (or allocated) units range in size from households to large administrative zones...
  32. ncbi High nasopharyngeal carriage of drug resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae in North Indian schoolchildren
    Amita Jain
    Department of Microbiology, King George s Medical University, Lucknow, India
    Trop Med Int Health 10:234-9. 2005
    ..Prevalence of resistance to various antimicrobial drugs among S. pneumoniae and H. influenzae was estimated...
  33. ncbi Chlamydia sp. in hospitalised children with community acquired pneumonia
    R Jain
    Department of Microbiology, King Georges Medical University, Lucknow 226 003, India
    Indian Pediatr 44:216-8. 2007
    ..pneumoniae DNA. Chlamydia sp. have an important role in CAP in children < 5 years and for early diagnosis of infection, use of more than one method i.e. PCR and serology both is advisable...
  34. ncbi A study on determinants of immunization coverage among 12-23 months old children in urban slums of Lucknow district, India
    Bhola Nath
    Department of Community Medicine, King George s Medical University, Lucknow, India
    Indian J Med Sci 61:598-606. 2007
    ..To find out the suitable factors for raising the coverage of immunization...
  35. ncbi Fundamentals of clinical economics in health interventions
    S Awasthi
    Department of Pediatrics, King George s Medical College, Lucknow
    Indian J Pediatr 67:352-7. 2000
    ..Costs incurred at a later time are discounted. Such evaluations help us make informed decision to choose between various health interventions. Their increasing use in health research in the developing countries is needed...
  36. ncbi Modified Glasgow Coma Scale to predict mortality in children with acute infections of the central nervous system
    S Awasthi
    Department of Paediatrics, King George s Medical College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Natl Med J India 10:214-6. 1997
    ..In developing countries with limited investigative facilities it can be used for identification and selective referral of patients with a higher risk of death to specialized centres. This study validates the predictive value of the MGCS...
  37. ncbi Performance characteristics of a rapid diagnostic test for malaria, when used to confirm cerebral malaria in children and young adults
    V Venkatesh
    Department of Microbiology, King George s Medical University, Lucknow 226003, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 101:85-7. 2007
  38. ncbi Plasma zinc levels in early infancy in north India
    - Sriniwas
    Department of Pediatrics, KG Medical College, Lucknow, India
    Indian Pediatr 40:235-8. 2003
    ..56 +/- 20.04 micrograms/dL: P value =.003). The zinc levels were also similar among those with and without exclusive breast-feeding. Studies on the clinical benefits of zinc supplementation in young infants are needed...
  39. ncbi High ampicillin resistance in different biotypes and serotypes of Haemophilus influenzae colonizing the nasopharynx of healthy school-going Indian children
    Amita Jain
    Department of Microbiology, King George s Medical University, Lucknow, UP, 226003, India
    J Med Microbiol 55:133-7. 2006
    ..9 % were type II and 16.6 % were type III. Most of the strains belonging to biotypes III-VIII were ampicillin sensitive. Ampicillin resistance is significantly more common in biotype I and serotype b than in other biotypes and serotypes...
  40. doi Response surface methodology-based optimisation of agarose gel electrophoresis for screening and electropherotyping of rotavirus
    Vikas Mishra
    Department of Paediatrics, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, 226003, India
    Appl Biochem Biotechnol 160:2322-31. 2010
    ..4x) and 4.31 h of electrophoresis at 4.6 V cm(-1) electric field strength. Modified agarose gel electrophoresis can replace other methods as a simplified alternative for routine detection of rotavirus where it is not in practice...
  41. ncbi Blood zinc levels in children hospitalized with severe pneumonia: a case control study
    Saket Kumar
    Department of Pediatrics, KG Medical University, Lucknow, Lucknow, India
    Indian Pediatr 41:486-91. 2004
    ..Influenzae from nasopharyngeal swab. Cotrimoxazole resistant S. pneumoniae were isolated from 95% of cases and 41.2 % of controls (P = 0. 0004). Therefore, the role of zinc in treatment of severe pneumonia should be investigated...
  42. ncbi Does cytokine gene polymorphism affect steroid responses in idiopathic nephrotic syndrome?
    Gaurav Tripathi
    Department of Medical Genetics, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, India
    Indian J Med Sci 62:383-91. 2008
    ..AIMS, SETTINGS AND DESIGN: We have investigated the association of IL-4, IL-6, and TNF-alpha gene polymorphisms and analyzed the data to evaluate the effect of these polymorphisms on the pathogenesis and clinical course of INS...
  43. doi Atypical bacterial pathogens in community-acquired pneumonia in children: a hospital-based study
    Jyotsna Agarwal
    Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Trop Doct 39:109-11. 2009
    ..There was no significant association with any of the clinical, laboratory and radiological variables in children with pneumonia by the atypical pathogen...
  44. ncbi Survey of school health and absenteeism in Lucknow
    Shally Awasthi
    Indian Pediatr 41:518. 2004
  45. pmc Maternal and child health: is South Asia ready for change?
    Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Aga Khan University, Karachi 74800, Pakistan
    BMJ 328:816-9. 2004
  46. doi Effect of community-based behaviour change management on neonatal mortality in Shivgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India: a cluster-randomised controlled trial
    Vishwajeet Kumar
    International Center for Advancing Neonatal Health, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Lancet 372:1151-62. 2008
    ..We developed an intervention of behaviour change management, with a focus on prevention of hypothermia, aimed at modifying practices and reducing neonatal mortality...
  47. pmc Three day versus five day treatment with amoxicillin for non-severe pneumonia in young children: a multicentre randomised controlled trial
    Girdhar Agarwal
    BMJ 328:791. 2004
    ..To assess the efficacy of three days versus five days of treatment with oral amoxicillin for curing non-severe pneumonia in children...
  48. pmc Burden of infectious diseases in South Asia
    Anita K M Zaidi
    Department of Paediatrics, Aga Khan University, Karachi 74800, Pakistan
    BMJ 328:811-5. 2004
  49. ncbi Pre-trial evaluation of the potential for unblinding in drug trials: a prototype example
    S D Walter
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, HSC 2C16, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 3Z5
    Contemp Clin Trials 26:459-68. 2005
    ..The methods proposed here could easily be adapted to evaluate the results of such experiments...