Amita Jain

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  1. ncbi request reprint Application of enzyme amplified mycobacterial DNA detection in the diagnosis of pulmonary & extra-pulmonary tuberculosis
    Vandana Tiwari
    Department of Microbiology, Chhatrapati Sahuji Maharaj Medical University Upgraded KG Medical College, Lucknow, India
    Indian J Med Res 118:224-8. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint 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
  3. doi request reprint High nasopharyngeal carriage of beta-lactamase-negative ampicillin-resistant Haemophilus influenzae in north Indian school-going children
    Amita Jain
    Department of Microbiology, King George s Medical University, Lucknow, U P India
    J Infect Chemother 14:72-4. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Cefoxitin disc diffusion test for detection of meticillin-resistant staphylococci
    Amita Jain
    Department of Microbiology, King George s Medical University, Lucknow, UP, 226003, India
    J Med Microbiol 57:957-61. 2008
  5. doi request reprint IL-17 level in patients with Dengue virus infection & its association with severity of illness
    Amita Jain
    Department of Microbiology, K G Medical University, Lucknow, 226003, India
    J Clin Immunol 33:613-8. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Pre-XDR & XDR in MDR and Ofloxacin and Kanamycin resistance in non-MDR Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates
    Amita Jain
    Department of Microbiology, C S M Medical University, Lucknow 226003, India
    Tuberculosis (Edinb) 92:404-6. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Novel mutations in emb B gene of ethambutol resistant isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a preliminary report
    Amita Jain
    Department of Microbiology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
    Indian J Med Res 128:634-9. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of multidrug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
    Amita Jain
    Department of Microbiology, CSM Medical University, Lucknow, India
    Indian J Med Res 128:300-6. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Biofilm production, a marker of pathogenic potential of colonizing and commensal staphylococci
    Amita Jain
    Department of Microbiology, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow, UP 226003, India
    J Microbiol Methods 76:88-92. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence & antimicrobial resistance pattern of extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing Klebsiella spp isolated from cases of neonatal septicaemia
    Amita Jain
    Post Graduate Department of Microbiology, King George s Medical University, Lucknow, India
    Indian J Med Res 125:89-94. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint Application of enzyme amplified mycobacterial DNA detection in the diagnosis of pulmonary & extra-pulmonary tuberculosis
    Vandana Tiwari
    Department of Microbiology, Chhatrapati Sahuji Maharaj Medical University Upgraded KG Medical College, Lucknow, India
    Indian J Med Res 118:224-8. 2003
    ..In the present study, the sensitivity of PCR assay was assessed over smear microscopy for rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis in pulmonary and extra-pulmonary samples from patients suspected to have tuberculosis...
  2. ncbi request reprint 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...
  3. doi request reprint High nasopharyngeal carriage of beta-lactamase-negative ampicillin-resistant Haemophilus influenzae in north Indian school-going children
    Amita Jain
    Department of Microbiology, King George s Medical University, Lucknow, U P India
    J Infect Chemother 14:72-4. 2008
    ..BLNAR H. influenzae are no less pathogenic than beta-lactamase-positive H. influenzae. Higher level of drug resistance was found in beta-lactamase-producing H. influenzae in comparison to BLNAR isolates...
  4. doi request reprint Cefoxitin disc diffusion test for detection of meticillin-resistant staphylococci
    Amita Jain
    Department of Microbiology, King George s Medical University, Lucknow, UP, 226003, India
    J Med Microbiol 57:957-61. 2008
    ..Centres that are not equipped to carry out PCR can use AD methods for confirmation of meticillin resistance, especially in oxacillin-resistant and cefoxitin-sensitive cases...
  5. doi request reprint IL-17 level in patients with Dengue virus infection & its association with severity of illness
    Amita Jain
    Department of Microbiology, K G Medical University, Lucknow, 226003, India
    J Clin Immunol 33:613-8. 2013
    ..A potent pro-inflammatory cytokine, IL-17, secreted by mainly Th17 cells mediate inflammation and autoimmune diseases. Role of IL-17 in pathogenesis of dengue virus (DV) infection is not clear...
  6. doi request reprint Pre-XDR & XDR in MDR and Ofloxacin and Kanamycin resistance in non-MDR Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates
    Amita Jain
    Department of Microbiology, C S M Medical University, Lucknow 226003, India
    Tuberculosis (Edinb) 92:404-6. 2012
    ..3%) were resistant to either OFX or KM (Pre-XDR) & 11 (8.5%) were resistant to both KM & OFX (XDR). Resistance to quinolones & aminoglycosides should be routinely assessed in areas endemic for tuberculosis...
  7. ncbi request reprint Novel mutations in emb B gene of ethambutol resistant isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a preliminary report
    Amita Jain
    Department of Microbiology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
    Indian J Med Res 128:634-9. 2008
    ..The present study was planned to investigate the presence of EMB resistance in M. tuberculosis isolates and to look for prevalent mutations in embB gene...
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of multidrug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
    Amita Jain
    Department of Microbiology, CSM Medical University, Lucknow, India
    Indian J Med Res 128:300-6. 2008
    ..In the present study, we attempted to describe the current prevalence of MDR-TB in Lucknow district, Uttar Pradesh, and our observations on transmission of MDR isolates among populations in and around this area...
  9. doi request reprint Biofilm production, a marker of pathogenic potential of colonizing and commensal staphylococci
    Amita Jain
    Department of Microbiology, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow, UP 226003, India
    J Microbiol Methods 76:88-92. 2009
    ..63% and 90.79% for Staphylococcus aureus and 75.86% and 96.88% respectively for coagulase negative staphylococci. CRA is a method that could be used to determine whether an isolate has the potential for biofilm production or not...
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence & antimicrobial resistance pattern of extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing Klebsiella spp isolated from cases of neonatal septicaemia
    Amita Jain
    Post Graduate Department of Microbiology, King George s Medical University, Lucknow, India
    Indian J Med Res 125:89-94. 2007
    ..Here we report the prevalence and resistance pattern of ESBL producing Klebsiella spp isolated from cases of neonatal septicaemia at a tertiary care hospital from north India...
  11. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic resistance pattern of group-a beta-hemolytic streptococci isolated from north Indian children
    Amita Jain
    Department of Microbiology, CSM Medical University, Lucknow, UP, India
    Indian J Med Sci 62:392-6. 2008
    ..The current resistance pattern of GABHS (group-A beta-hemolytic streptococci) in India has not been discussed...
  12. doi request reprint Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis: current challenges and threats
    Amita Jain
    Department of Microbiology, C S M Medical University, Lucknow, India
    FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 53:145-50. 2008
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  13. ncbi request reprint Multidrug-resistant to extensively drug resistant tuberculosis: what is next?
    Amita Jain
    Post Graduate Department of Microbiology, CSM Medical University, Lucknow 226 003, India
    J Biosci 33:605-16. 2008
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  14. ncbi request reprint 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint Development of a new antigen detection dot-ELISA for diagnosis of tubercular lymphadenitis in fine needle aspirates
    Amita Jain
    Department of Microbiology, K G Medical College, Lucknow 226003 U P, India
    J Microbiol Methods 53:107-12. 2003
    ..5% of scanty aspirates. The assay was found to be 91.6% sensitive and 85.7% specific. The assay was found to be simple and rapid, and hence, could be performed in areas where health facilities are rudimentary...
  16. ncbi request reprint Inhibition of Propionibacterium acnes-induced mediators of inflammation by Indian herbs
    A Jain
    Department of Microbiology, King George s Medical College, Lucknow, India
    Phytomedicine 10:34-8. 2003
    ..Thus, these herbs shows anti-inflammatory activity by suppressing the capacity of P. acnes-induced ROS and pro-inflammatory cytokines, the two important inflammatory mediators in acne pathogenesis...
  17. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Gram-negative bacteria in septicaemic neonates in a tertiary care hospital
    Amita Jain
    Departments of Microbiology, King George s Medical College, Lucknow, UP 226 003, India
    J Med Microbiol 52:421-5. 2003
    ..It is concluded that indiscriminate use of third-generation cephalosporins may be responsible for the selection of ESBL-producing multiresistant strains in the neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU)...
  18. ncbi request reprint TEM & SHV genes in extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing Klebsiella species beta their antimicrobial resistance pattern
    Amita Jain
    Department of Microbiology, C S M Medical University, Lucknow, India
    Indian J Med Res 128:759-64. 2008
    ..We investigated the presence of TEM and SHV genes in ESBL producing Klebsiella spp. and their antimicrobial resistance pattern in cases of neonatal septicaemia in a tertiary care hospital...
  19. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of methicillin-resistant, coagulase-negative staphylococci in neonatal intensive care units: findings from a tertiary care hospital in India
    Amita Jain
    Post Graduate Department of Microbiology, King George s Medical University, Lucknow 226003, India
    J Med Microbiol 53:941-4. 2004
    ..Given the large number of methicillin-resistant CNS, inclusion of vancomycin in empiric therapy for neonates with late-onset septicaemia may be justified...
  20. ncbi request reprint Dot-ELISA vs. PCR of fine needle aspirates of tuberculous lymphadenitis: a prospective study in India
    Amita Jain
    Department of Microbiology, K G Medical University, Lucknow, UP, India
    Acta Cytol 49:17-21. 2005
    ..To evaluate an in-house dot-enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for confirmation of clinically suspected cases of tuberculous lymphadenitis (TBLN)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Detection of extended spectrum beta-lactamase production in clinical isolates of Klebsiella spp
    Amita Jain
    Department of Microbiology, CSM Medical University, Lucknow, India
    Indian J Med Res 127:344-6. 2008
    ..In this study, we report the screening sensitivity of four representative antimicrobial agents i.e., cefpodoxime, cefotaxime, ceftazidime and aztreonam, commonly used for ESBL detection in Klebsiella spp...
  22. doi request reprint Effect of green tea extract (catechins) in reducing oxidative stress seen in patients of pulmonary tuberculosis on DOTS Cat I regimen
    Astha Agarwal
    Department of Microbiology, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow, UP 226003, India
    Phytomedicine 17:23-7. 2010
    ..Hence, the present study was undertaken to assess the effect of crude green tea catechin in reducing the oxidative stress seen in patients of AFB positive pulmonary tuberculosis...
  23. pmc Intravenous device associated blood stream staphylococcal infection in paediatric patients
    Amita Jain
    Department of Microbiology, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow, India
    Indian J Med Res 134:193-9. 2011
    ..Prevalence of resistance to commonly used antimicrobials in hospital acquired staphylococcal isolates was also tested...
  24. ncbi request reprint Significance of coagulase negative staphylococci in neonates with late onset septicemia
    Seema Bansal
    Post Graduate Department of Microbiology, King George s Medical University, Lucknow
    Indian J Pathol Microbiol 47:586-8. 2004
    ..Recovery of CONS from blood of a septicemic neonate needs to be viewed with caution since not all of them are true bacteremic agents...
  25. doi request reprint Hydrocephalus in tuberculous meningitis: Incidence, its predictive factors and impact on the prognosis
    Tushar Raut
    Department of Neurology, King George Medical University, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow 226003, India
    J Infect 66:330-7. 2013
    ..Hydrocephalus is one of the most common complications of tuberculous meningitis. The present study evaluated the incidence, predictive factors and impact of hydrocephalus on overall prognosis of tuberculous meningitis...
  26. doi request reprint Evaluation of prognostic factors in medically treated patients of spinal tuberculosis
    Ravindra Kumar Garg
    Department of Neurology, King George Medical University, Lucknow, 226003, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Rheumatol Int 33:3009-15. 2013
    ..Medical management results in clinical improvement in a majority of the patients of spinal tuberculosis. Duration of illness >6 months, cord compression, and spinal extension of abscess are associated with poor outcome...
  27. pmc Trend of dengue virus infection at Lucknow, north India (2008- 2010): a hospital based study
    Nidhi Pandey
    Department of Microbiology, King George s Medical University, Lucknow, India
    Indian J Med Res 136:862-7. 2012
    ..Dengue virus (DV) infection has emerged as a major health problem in north India. Here, we report the annual trend of dengue virus infection as seen in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, during 2008-2010...
  28. doi request reprint Bladder dysfunction and urodynamic study in tuberculous meningitis
    Arvind Gupta
    Department of Neurology, King George Medical University, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, India
    J Neurol Sci 327:46-54. 2013
    ..Bladder dysfunction in tuberculous meningitis is often considered secondary to tuberculous radiculomyelopathy. We, in this study, evaluated the incidence and pattern of bladder dysfunction in tuberculous meningitis...
  29. doi request reprint Evaluation of nitrate reduction assay, resazurin microtiter assay and microscopic observation drug susceptibility assay for first line antitubercular drug susceptibility testing of clinical isolates of M. tuberculosis
    Pratima Dixit
    Department of Microbiology, C S M Medical University, Lucknow 226003, India
    J Microbiol Methods 88:122-6. 2012
    ..Optimal method for identifying drug-resistant M. tuberculosis in a timely and affordable way in resource-limited settings is not yet available...
  30. ncbi request reprint Nucleic acid amplification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex DNA from archival fine needle aspiration smear scrapings vs. fresh fine needle aspirates of tuberculous lymphadenitis
    Madhu Mati Goel
    Department of Pathology, Emergency Trauma Centre, King George s Medical University, Lucknow, U P, India
    Acta Cytol 50:393-7. 2006
    ....
  31. doi request reprint 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...
  32. doi request reprint Drug-resistant tuberculous meningitis
    Ravindra K Garg
    Department of Neurology, King George Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 11:605-21. 2013
    ..HIV infected patients with drug-resistant tuberculous meningitis have severe clinical manifestations with exceptionally high mortality. Prevention of tuberculosis is the key to reduce drug-resistant tuberculous meningitis...
  33. ncbi request reprint 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...
  34. doi request reprint Epidemiology and microbiology of nosocomial pediatric candidemia at a northern Indian tertiary care hospital
    Avijit Kumar Awasthi
    Department of Microbiology, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University Erstwhile King George s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, 226 003, India
    Mycopathologia 172:269-77. 2011
    ..It was also noted that some strain types are circulating within the ward. High prevalence of non-albicans candidemia with high resistance to fluconazole is prevalent in North Indian hospitalized children...
  35. ncbi request reprint Initial drug resistance pattern among pulmonary tuberculosis patients
    Harshita Gupta
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, King George s Medical University, Lucknow, India
    Indian J Tuberc 60:154-61. 2013
    ..Drug resistant tuberculosis (DRTB) is an emerging problem that adversely affects treatment outcomes and public health in the developing world...
  36. ncbi request reprint Nerve abscess in primary neuritic leprosy
    Dheeraj Rai
    Department of Neurology, King George Medical University, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, India
    Lepr Rev 84:136-40. 2013
    ..The patient responded to surgery and multidrug therapy. In conclusion, the nerve abscess as the first manifestation of leprosy is uncommon and a high index of suspicion is required to make a correct diagnosis...
  37. doi request reprint Longer duration of mechanical ventilation was found to be associated with ventilator-associated pneumonia in children aged 1 month to 12 years in India
    Shally Awasthi
    Department of Pediatrics, King George s Medical University, Shahmina Road, Lucknow 226003, Uttar Pradesh, India
    J Clin Epidemiol 66:62-6. 2013
    ..To determine primarily (1) the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) among ventilated patients aged 1 month to 12 years and secondarily (2) the risk factors for VAP and (3) common organisms causing VAP...
  38. ncbi request reprint Trends in neonatal septicemia: emergence of non-albicans Candida
    Jyotsna Agarwal
    Department of Microbiology, King George s Medical University, Lucknow, India
    Indian Pediatr 41:712-5. 2004
    ..2%) isolates of Candida were significant, suggesting that three in every four Candida isolated from blood can be significant. Non-albicans Candida are emerging as important pathogens for neonatal septicemia...
  39. ncbi request reprint Antibodies to mycobacterial antigens for diagnosis of tuberculosis
    Raj Kumar Verma
    Department of Microbiology, King George s Medical University, Lucknow, UP, India
    FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 51:453-61. 2007
    ..Each antigen is reviewed for its application in diagnosis, sensitivity, specificity, cross-reactivity and clinical application...
  40. doi request reprint Medical significance and management of staphylococcal biofilm
    Astha Agarwal
    Department of Microbiology, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow, UP, India
    FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 58:147-60. 2010
    ..In this article, we reviewed the structure and formation of staphylococcal biofilm and its role in medical infections...
  41. doi request reprint Dengue in infants: an overview
    Amita Jain
    Department of Microbiology, CSM Medical University, Lucknow, India
    FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 59:119-30. 2010
    ..This paper reviews existing knowledge on this aspect of DV infection and the challenges it provides...
  42. ncbi request reprint Protective effect of green tea extract against the erythrocytic oxidative stress injury during mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in mice
    R S Guleria
    Department of Microbiology, K G s Medical College, Lucknow, UP, India
    Mol Cell Biochem 236:173-81. 2002
    ..The findings thus, portray that there is a high oxidative stress during early stages of tuberculosis and antioxidants such as green tea extract, can play a vital role by reducing stress through adjuvant therapy...
  43. ncbi request reprint Protective activity of picroliv on hepatic amoebiasis associated with carbon tetrachloride toxicity
    Madhulika Singh
    Division of Microbiology, Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India
    Indian J Med Res 121:676-82. 2005
    ..This study aims to evaluate the hepatoprotective action of picroliv against the hepatotoxic changes induced by carbon tetrachloride (CCl(4)) and E. histolytica infection in three animal models...
  44. ncbi request reprint Development of modified diagnostic criteria for bacterial vaginosis at peripheral health centres in developing countries
    Vineeta Mittal
    Era s Lucknow Medical College and Hospital, Lucknow, India
    J Infect Dev Ctries 6:373-7. 2012
    ..In clinical practice, BV is diagnosed using Amsel criteria and Nugent scoring. Using modified Amsel criteria, we determined that the fulfilling of any two instead of three criteria can be diagnostic of BV...
  45. doi request reprint Measles outbreak in a pediatric oncology unit and the role of ribavirin in prevention of complications and containment of the outbreak
    Nirmalya Roy Moulik
    Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, King George s Medical University, Lucknow, India
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 60:E122-4. 2013
    ..025). Delay in starting ribavirin was associated with fatal complications (2 of 2 vs. 0 of 13, Pā€‰=ā€‰0.009). Ribavirin prevented measles in all (21 of 21) patients exposed to the cases...
  46. pmc Glucose & sodium chloride induced biofilm production & ica operon in clinical isolates of staphylococci
    Astha Agarwal
    Department of Microbiology, King George s Medical University, Lucknow, India
    Indian J Med Res 138:262-6. 2013
    ....
  47. doi request reprint An unusual cause of visual impairment in tuberculous meningitis
    Hardeep Singh Malhotra
    Department of Neurology, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
    J Neurol Sci 318:174-7. 2012
    ..We suggest that neuroretinitis may be added to list of causes of visual impairment in patients with tuberculous meningitis...
  48. ncbi request reprint 1H NMR spectroscopy in the diagnosis of Klebsiella pneumoniae-induced urinary tract infection
    Ashish Gupta
    Centre of Biomedical Magnetic Resonance, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Raebareli Road, Lucknow 226 014, India
    NMR Biomed 19:1055-61. 2006
    ..In the present authors' experience, the results of NMR spectroscopy based screening show a very good correlation with the diagnosis of urinary tract infected patients...
  49. ncbi request reprint Molecular typing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from different parts of India based on IS6110 element polymorphism using RFLP analysis
    D S Chauhan
    National JALMA Institute for Leprosy and Other Mycobacterial Diseases, Agra, India
    Indian J Med Res 125:577-81. 2007
    ..The aim of the study was to characterize M. tuberculosis isolates obtained from different parts of India based on IS6110 element polymorphism using restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis...
  50. pmc Extensively drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis, India
    Rajesh Mondal
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1429-31. 2007
  51. ncbi request reprint Small intestinal submucosa as a tunica albuginea graft material
    Manoj Monga
    Department of Urologic Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    J Urol 168:1215-21. 2002
    ..We evaluated the morphological, immunological and functional response to small intestinal submucosa grafting of the tunica albuginea to determine its potential as a grafting material for penile surgery...