Ajit Sood

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Country: India

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  1. ncbi Prevalence of celiac disease among school children in Punjab, North India
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 21:1622-5. 2006
  2. ncbi Prevalence of celiac disease among siblings of celiac disease patients
    Anil Gautam
    Department of Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 25:233-5. 2006
  3. ncbi Pegylated interferon alfa 2b and oral ribavirin in patients with HCV-related cirrhosis
    Ajit Sood
    Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 25:283-5. 2006
  4. doi Perinatal transmission of hepatitis C virus in northern India
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana 141 001, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 31:27-9. 2012
  5. ncbi Treatment of chronic hepatitis C with pegylated interferon plus ribavirin in treatment-naïve 'real-life' patients in India
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, 141 001, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 33:343-9. 2014
  6. doi Profile of hepatocellular carcinoma in a tertiary care hospital in Punjab in northern India
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Tagore Nagar, Ludhiana, 141 001, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 33:35-40. 2014
  7. doi Infliximab in patients with severe steroid-refractory ulcerative colitis: Indian experience
    Ajit Sood
    Dayanand Medical College, DMC Road, Tagore Nagar, Ludhiana, 141 001, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 33:31-4. 2014
  8. doi Prevalence of hepatitis C virus in a selected geographical area of northern India: a population based survey
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College, Tagore Nagar, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, 141 001, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 31:232-6. 2012
  9. pmc Long term results of use of azathioprine in patients with ulcerative colitis in India
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana 141001, India
    World J Gastroenterol 12:7332-6. 2006
  10. ncbi Epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease in Asia
    Ajit Sood
    Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana 141 001, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 26:285-9. 2007

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  1. ncbi Prevalence of celiac disease among school children in Punjab, North India
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 21:1622-5. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of celiac disease among school children in Punjab, North India...
  2. ncbi Prevalence of celiac disease among siblings of celiac disease patients
    Anil Gautam
    Department of Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 25:233-5. 2006
    ..To determine the prevalence of celiac disease (CD) in siblings of patients with this disease in Punjab, where wheat is the staple diet...
  3. ncbi Pegylated interferon alfa 2b and oral ribavirin in patients with HCV-related cirrhosis
    Ajit Sood
    Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 25:283-5. 2006
    ..We retrospectively reviewed the case records of patients with HCV cirrhosis to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of pegylated (peg) interferon and ribavirin treatment in these patients...
  4. doi Perinatal transmission of hepatitis C virus in northern India
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana 141 001, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 31:27-9. 2012
    ..Passive transfer of HCV antibodies was observed in five babies. HCV infection was detected in 1.4% of pregnant women, and perinatal transmission of HCV to newborns was detected in 29% of such cases...
  5. ncbi Treatment of chronic hepatitis C with pegylated interferon plus ribavirin in treatment-naïve 'real-life' patients in India
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, 141 001, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 33:343-9. 2014
    ..Such data in Indian patients is scarce. This prospective study aimed to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and factors associated with sustained virological response (SVR) in Indian CHC patients treated with PEG-RBV in 'real-life' setting...
  6. doi Profile of hepatocellular carcinoma in a tertiary care hospital in Punjab in northern India
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Tagore Nagar, Ludhiana, 141 001, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 33:35-40. 2014
    ..Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in all parts of the world. We analyzed the clinical presentation, etiology, and tumor characteristics of HCC presenting to our hospital...
  7. doi Infliximab in patients with severe steroid-refractory ulcerative colitis: Indian experience
    Ajit Sood
    Dayanand Medical College, DMC Road, Tagore Nagar, Ludhiana, 141 001, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 33:31-4. 2014
    ..However, all the data available in the literature are from western countries. This is the first report on the use of infliximab in patients with severe steroid-refractory ulcerative colitis from India...
  8. doi Prevalence of hepatitis C virus in a selected geographical area of northern India: a population based survey
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College, Tagore Nagar, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, 141 001, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 31:232-6. 2012
    ..Epidemiological data on hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection from India are scanty. We conducted a population-based seroepidemiologic survey to estimate the prevalence of hepatitis C in Punjab state of northern India...
  9. pmc Long term results of use of azathioprine in patients with ulcerative colitis in India
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana 141001, India
    World J Gastroenterol 12:7332-6. 2006
    ..To evaluate the role of azathioprine (AZA) in Indian patients with ulcerative colitis over longer duration of time...
  10. ncbi Epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease in Asia
    Ajit Sood
    Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana 141 001, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 26:285-9. 2007
    ..There is a need to study the role of various environmental and genetic factors in different countries in Asia. At present, ulcerative colitis predominates but Crohn's disease is expected to manifest more in coming years...
  11. ncbi Coexistence of chronic calcific pancreatitis and celiac disease
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 26:41-2. 2007
    ..Coexistence of celiac disease with chronic calcific pancreatitis is rare. We describe a 26-year-old woman with chronic calcific pancreatitis in whom non-response to treatment was due to celiac disease...
  12. ncbi Cyclosporine in the treatment of severe steroid refractory ulcerative colitis: a retrospective analysis of 24 cases
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 27:232-5. 2008
    ..However, the long-term benefits of cyclosporine remain questionable. We report our results on the use of CsA in patients with severe steroid-refractory UC...
  13. doi Efficacy and safety of pegylated IFN alfa 2b alone or in combination with ribavirin in thalassemia major with chronic hepatitis C
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 29:62-5. 2010
    ..Treatment of HCV infection in patients with thalassemia major (TM) is limited by the lack of large clinical trials and concerns about ribavirin-induced hemolysis...
  14. ncbi How sustained is sustained viral response in patients with hepatitis C virus infection?
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 29:112-5. 2010
    ..However, data on long-term durability of virological response in patients who achieve SVR are limited...
  15. ncbi Rheumatoid arthritis probably induced by pegylated interferon in a patient with chronic hepatitis C
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab
    Indian J Gastroenterol 23:28-9. 2004
    ..She continued to have symptoms six months after discontinuation of the drugs which she received for 24 weeks with rival clearance...
  16. ncbi Hepatitis C--knowledge & practices among the family physicians
    A Sood
    Department of Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana
    Trop Gastroenterol 23:198-201. 2002
    ..Therefore, the present study evaluated the information on hepatitis C virus known to practicing family physician in the state of Punjab...
  17. ncbi Pain in abdomen--do not forget lead poisoning
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana 141 001, Punjab
    Indian J Gastroenterol 21:225-6. 2002
    ..All of them had elevated blood lead levels. Abdominal pain responded promptly to treatment with chelating agents...
  18. ncbi Prevalence of anti-HCV antibodies among family contacts of hepatitis C virus-infected patients
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana
    Indian J Gastroenterol 21:185-7. 2002
    ..Non-parenteral transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) is controversial. There are no data on intrafamilial spread of HCV from India, where the family set-up differs from that in developed countries...
  19. ncbi Oral cyclosporine in patients with active severe ulcerative colitis not responding to steroids
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana
    Indian J Gastroenterol 21:155-6. 2002
    ..Oral cyclosporine has been reported to be useful in inducing remission in patients with active severe ulcerative colitis who fail to respond to intensive steroid therapy. We present our experience of its use in six patients...
  20. ncbi Gastric outlet obstruction as a late complication of ingestion of diazinon
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana
    Indian J Gastroenterol 22:106-7. 2003
    ..Delayed complication in the form of gastric outlet obstruction has not been reported to date. We report gastric outlet obstruction developing after diazinon ingestion in a young girl. She responded to endoscopic balloon dilatation...
  21. ncbi Chronic hepatitis C--treatment results in northern India
    A Sood
    Department of Gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana
    Trop Gastroenterol 23:172-5. 2002
    ..Data on the therapeutic response among north Indian patients with chronic hepatitis 'C' is limited. Therefore, we analysed our results of treatment among patients with chronic hepatitis C...
  22. ncbi Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy due to oral cyclosporine in severe ulcerative colitis
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana
    Indian J Gastroenterol 22:233-4. 2003
    ..The condition reversed on discontinuation of the drug and correction of associated factors...
  23. ncbi A prospective, open-label trial assessing dexamethasone pulse therapy in moderate to severe ulcerative colitis
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Medicine, Dayanang Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
    J Clin Gastroenterol 35:328-31. 2002
    ..Regular use of corticosteroids is associated with side effects. Corticosteroid pulse therapy, i.e., use of supraphysiologic dose followed by complete withdrawal, which is likely to have fewer side effects, was tried in the current study...
  24. ncbi Adult celiac disease in northern India
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab
    Indian J Gastroenterol 22:124-6. 2003
    ..To study the presentation of adult celiac disease in a northern Indian hospital...
  25. ncbi Comparison of low-dose pegylated interferon versus standard high-dose pegylated interferon in combination with ribavirin in patients with chronic hepatitis C with genotype 3: an Indian experience
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 23:203-7. 2008
    ..This study aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of two different regimens of peg-IFN alfa-2b, in combination with ribavirin, in genotype 3 patients...
  26. ncbi Azathioprine versus sulfasalazine in maintenance of remission in severe ulcerative colitis
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab
    Indian J Gastroenterol 22:79-81. 2003
    ..Azathioprine is useful as a steroid-sparing drug in patients with ulcerative colitis. Its role as monotherapy in the maintenance of disease remission has not been evaluated...
  27. doi Corticosteroid plus pentoxifylline is not better than corticosteroid alone for improving survival in severe alcoholic hepatitis (COPE trial)
    Sandeep Singh Sidhu
    Department of Gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
    Dig Dis Sci 57:1664-71. 2012
    ..Corticosteroids and pentoxifylline reduce short-term mortality in severe alcoholic hepatitis (SAH), but not to the extent desired. Combining both drugs may lead to better survival, but has not yet been studied...
  28. ncbi The beneficial effect of azathioprine on maintenance of remission in severe ulcerative colitis
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India
    J Gastroenterol 37:270-4. 2002
    ..As these drugs when used individually fail to sustain remission in a significant number of patients, we evaluated the combination of these two drugs...
  29. ncbi Skin and soft tissue infections in cirrhotics: a prospective analysis of clinical presentation and factors affecting outcome
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, 141 001, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 33:281-4. 2014
    ..SSTIs in cirrhotics were common and mostly involved the lower limbs. Cellulitis was the most common type, and GNB was the most common organism. Serum creatinine and MELD score were independent predictors of mortality...
  30. ncbi Pentoxifylline in severe alcoholic hepatitis: a prospective, randomised trial
    Sandeep Singh Sidhu
    Department of Gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab
    J Assoc Physicians India 60:20-2. 2012
    ..Pentoxifylline (PTX), an inhibitor of TNF, has also been shown to decrease short term mortality in SAH. Aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of PTX on short term mortality, renal and hepatic functions in patients with SAH...
  31. doi Rifaximin improves psychometric performance and health-related quality of life in patients with minimal hepatic encephalopathy (the RIME Trial)
    Sandeep Singh Sidhu
    Department of Gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
    Am J Gastroenterol 106:307-16. 2011
    ..Treatment of MHE is still evolving. The aim of this double-blind randomized pilot study was to assess the efficacy of rifaximin in improving neuropsychometric (NP) test performance and HRQOL in patients with MHE...
  32. ncbi The probiotic preparation, VSL#3 induces remission in patients with mild-to-moderately active ulcerative colitis
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Gastroenterology and Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 7:1202-9, 1209.e1. 2009
    ..We conducted a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of a high-potency probiotic, VSL#3, for the treatment of mild-to-moderately active UC...
  33. ncbi Landry-Guillaine-Barré syndrome as presentation of celiac disease
    Vandana Midha
    Department of Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 26:42-3. 2007
    ..We report presentation as Landry-Guillaine-Barré syndrome in a 28-year-old woman with previously unsuspected celiac disease...
  34. ncbi Acute pancreatitis with hemobilia following percutaneous liver biopsy
    Ajit Sood
    Department of Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab
    Indian J Gastroenterol 21:81-2. 2002
    ..We report a 55-year-old man with ulcerative colitis and hepatitis C-positive liver disease who developed acute pancreatitis following liver biopsy. Surgical removal of blood clots from the biliary tree led to recovery...
  35. ncbi Histopathological analysis of chronic gastritis and correlation of pathological features with each other and with endoscopic findings
    Bhavna Garg
    Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India
    Pol J Pathol 63:172-8. 2012
    ..pylori organism. We also correlated histological features with endoscopy and found that cases of duodenal ulcer had more severe antral gastritis on histology as compared to those with hyperemia or antral erosions...
  36. pmc Indian task force for celiac disease: Current status
    Rajesh Gupta
    Department of Gastroenterology, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Somajiguda, Hyderabad 500 082, India
    World J Gastroenterol 15:6028-33. 2009
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  37. doi Epidemiology and symptom profile of gastroesophageal reflux in the Indian population: report of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology Task Force
    Shobna J Bhatia
    Department of Gastroenterology, Seth G S Medical College and K E M Hospital, Mumbai 400 012, India
    Indian J Gastroenterol 30:118-27. 2011
    ..The Indian Society of Gastroenterology formed a task force aiming to study: (a) the frequency and profile of GERD in India, (b) factors including diet associated with GERD...
  38. ncbi Hepatitis C virus genotype 3 predominates in North and Central India and is associated with significant histopathologic liver disease
    Syed S Hissar
    Department of Gastroenterology and Advanced Center for Liver Diseases, GB Pant Hospital, Affiliated to the University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
    J Med Virol 78:452-8. 2006
    ..In conclusion, genotype 3 is the most prevalent genotype in patients with chronic hepatitis C in North and Central India and this is associated with significant hepatic steatosis and fibrosis...
  39. ncbi Antiviral treatment for chronic hepatitis C: reasons for non-treatment in a Northern Indian center
    Ajit Sood
    Indian J Gastroenterol 25:319-20. 2006
  40. ncbi Effect of lowering HBV DNA levels by initial antiviral therapy before adding immunomodulator on treatment of chronic hepatitis B
    Shiv Kumar Sarin
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, G B Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India
    Am J Gastroenterol 102:96-104. 2007
    ..It is unclear whether an initial phase of antiviral treatment to lower HBV DNA levels before adding immunomodulator therapy is more effective than the strategy of using immunomodulators from the beginning...
  41. ncbi Lingual hyperpigmentation with pegylated interferon and ribavirin therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C
    Ajit Sood
    Indian J Gastroenterol 25:324. 2006
  42. ncbi Duodenal gastric metaplasia and Helicobacter pylori infection in high and low duodenal ulcer-prevalent areas in India
    Frank I Tovey
    Department of Surgery, University College London, London, UK
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 19:497-505. 2004
    ..Previous reports, based on surgery, showed duodenal ulcer (DU) to be more common in the rice-eating areas of southern India than in the northern wheat-eating areas...
  43. ncbi Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, obesity and celiac disease
    Ajit Sood
    Indian J Gastroenterol 22:156. 2003
  44. ncbi Epidemiological and clinical profile of irritable bowel syndrome in India: report of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology Task Force
    Uday C Ghoshal
    Department of Gastroenterology, SGPGI, Lucknow
    Indian J Gastroenterol 27:22-8. 2008
    ..To study the profile of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and the frequency of such symptoms among the general population, in India...
  45. ncbi Symptomatic sinus bradycardia with infliximab
    Ajit Sood
    Indian J Gastroenterol 23:118-9. 2004