Meenu Singh

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Publications

  1. pmc Treatment of severe community-acquired pneumonia with oral amoxicillin in under-five children in developing country: a systematic review
    Rashmi Ranjan Das
    Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, India
    PLoS ONE 8:e66232. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccination is associated with lower prevalence of allergic diseases in Indian children
    Meenu Singh
    Department of Pediatrics, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Am J Rhinol Allergy 27:e107-12. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Zinc for the common cold
    Meenu Singh
    Department of Pediatrics, Post Graduate Institute ofMedical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD001364. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Clarification on the issue of publication bias and sensitivity analysis
    Meenu Singh
    Department of Pediatrics, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Expert Rev Respir Med 6:17-8. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Four years of experience of telemedicine for paediatric care in three Punjab hospitals, North India: achievements and lessons
    Meenu Singh
    Advanced Pediatric Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Postgrad Med J 86:688-91. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Utility of telemedicine for children in India
    Meenu Singh
    Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Pediatr 77:73-5. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Metered dose inhaler with spacer in children with acute asthma
    Joseph L Mathew
    Advanced Pediatrics Center, PGIMER, Chandigarh 160 012, India
    Indian Pediatr 45:295-7. 2008
  8. doi request reprint CT virtual bronchoscopy: new non invasive tool in pediatric patients with foreign body aspiration
    Kushaljit Singh Sodhi
    Department of Radiodiagnosis, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Pediatr 75:511-3. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Whooping cough: the current scene
    Meenu Singh
    Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India 160012
    Chest 130:1547-53. 2006
  10. pmc Probiotics as additives on therapy in allergic airway diseases: a systematic review of benefits and risks
    Rashmi Ranjan Das
    Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar 751019, India
    Biomed Res Int 2013:231979. 2013

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  1. pmc Treatment of severe community-acquired pneumonia with oral amoxicillin in under-five children in developing country: a systematic review
    Rashmi Ranjan Das
    Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, India
    PLoS ONE 8:e66232. 2013
    ..To assess the evidence regarding efficacy of oral amoxicillin compared to standard treatment for WHO-defined severe community acquired pneumonia in under-five children in developing country...
  2. doi request reprint Bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccination is associated with lower prevalence of allergic diseases in Indian children
    Meenu Singh
    Department of Pediatrics, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Am J Rhinol Allergy 27:e107-12. 2013
    ..We explored the link between BCG vaccination and prevalence of allergic diseases among school children of Chandigarh, North India...
  3. ncbi request reprint Zinc for the common cold
    Meenu Singh
    Department of Pediatrics, Post Graduate Institute ofMedical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD001364. 2013
    ..Inadequate treatment masking and reduced bioavailability of zinc from some formulations have been cited as influencing results...
  4. ncbi request reprint Clarification on the issue of publication bias and sensitivity analysis
    Meenu Singh
    Department of Pediatrics, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Expert Rev Respir Med 6:17-8. 2012
    ..Reply to: Peters JL, Moreno SG, Phillips B, Sutton AJ. Are we sure about the evidence for zinc in prophylaxis of the common cold? Expert Rev. Respir. Med. 6(1), 15-16 (2012)...
  5. doi request reprint Four years of experience of telemedicine for paediatric care in three Punjab hospitals, North India: achievements and lessons
    Meenu Singh
    Advanced Pediatric Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Postgrad Med J 86:688-91. 2010
    ..To conclude, telepaediatrics in India is still in its fetal stage. The hurdles and medico-legal issues need to be addressed before the telepaediatrics service is widely accepted in India...
  6. doi request reprint Utility of telemedicine for children in India
    Meenu Singh
    Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Pediatr 77:73-5. 2010
    ..To show utility of telemedicine to children in Indian subcontinent...
  7. ncbi request reprint Metered dose inhaler with spacer in children with acute asthma
    Joseph L Mathew
    Advanced Pediatrics Center, PGIMER, Chandigarh 160 012, India
    Indian Pediatr 45:295-7. 2008
  8. doi request reprint CT virtual bronchoscopy: new non invasive tool in pediatric patients with foreign body aspiration
    Kushaljit Singh Sodhi
    Department of Radiodiagnosis, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Pediatr 75:511-3. 2008
    ..A 2-year-old girl presented with recurrent cough, wheese and breathing difficulty. Her imaging (CT and virtual bronchoscopy) revealed a foreign body in tracheobronchial tree, that was removed by rigid bronchoscopy...
  9. ncbi request reprint Whooping cough: the current scene
    Meenu Singh
    Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India 160012
    Chest 130:1547-53. 2006
    ..However, the cost of the acellular vaccine is may be prohibitive for widespread use in the developing nations of the South East Asian region...
  10. pmc Probiotics as additives on therapy in allergic airway diseases: a systematic review of benefits and risks
    Rashmi Ranjan Das
    Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar 751019, India
    Biomed Res Int 2013:231979. 2013
    ..We conducted a systematic review to find out the role of probiotics in treatment of allergic airway diseases.  ..
  11. ncbi request reprint Oral zinc for the common cold
    Rashmi Ranjan Das
    Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, India
    JAMA 311:1440-1. 2014
    ..Is oral zinc associated with a shorter duration, decreased severity, and reduced incidence of the common cold compared with placebo?..
  12. doi request reprint Short-term therapeutic role of zinc in children < 5 years of age hospitalised for severe acute lower respiratory tract infection
    Rashmi Ranjan Das
    Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences AIIMS, New Delhi 110029, India
    Paediatr Respir Rev 13:184-91. 2012
    ..The adverse events were not significant. To conclude, present available data do not support the efficacy of zinc in treatment of severe ALRTI...
  13. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial of spacers in asthma
    Baljit Dahiya
    Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Pediatr 74:631-5. 2007
    ..To compare the efficacy of all types of spacers commonly available to children in India...
  14. doi request reprint Dehumidifiers for chronic asthma
    Meenu Singh
    Department of Pediatrics, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD003563. 2013
    ..Humidity control measures in the home environment of patients with asthma have been recommended, since a warm humid environment favours the growth of house dust mites. However, there is no consensus about the usefulness of these measures...
  15. doi request reprint Pulmonary nodules with central cavitation in a young child
    Kirti Gupta
    Department of Histopathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 35:307, 331-3. 2013
    ..Autopsy findings of a young boy presenting with high-grade fever,cough, and respiratory distress and with a family history of tuberculosis are described...
  16. pmc Probiotics in treatment of allergic rhinitis
    Rashmi Ranjan Das
    From the 1Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences AIIMS, New Delhi, India 2Department of Pediatrics, Advanced Pediatrics Centre APC, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, India and 3Department of Pharmacology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    World Allergy Organ J 3:239-44. 2010
    ..10 (95% CI -0.26, 0.06; P = 0.22). Adverse events were not significant. Probiotic therapy might be useful in rhinitis, but the present data do not allow any treatment recommendations...
  17. ncbi request reprint CD4(+)CD25 (high) FOXP3(+) Regulatory T Cells Correlate with FEV1 in North Indian Children with Cystic Fibrosis
    Nidhi Anil
    Department of Pediatrics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, 160012, Chandigarh, India
    Immunol Invest 43:535-43. 2014
    ..Conclusion: Our findings report the first evidence of a decreased expression of circulating CD4(+)CD25(high) FoxP3(+) T cells in children with CF. Furthermore circulating CD4+ CD25(high), FOXP3(+) T cell percentage correlated with FEV1. ..
  18. ncbi request reprint Dietary interventions (plant sterols, stanols, omega-3 fatty acids, soy protein and dietary fibers) for familial hypercholesterolaemia
    Anita Malhotra
    Department of Physiology, Government Medical College, Chandigarh, India
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD001918. 2014
    ..However, a consensus has yet to be reached on the most appropriate dietary treatment. Plant sterols are commonly used in FH although patients may know them by other names like phytosterols or stanols...
  19. pmc Burden of invasive pneumococcal disease in children aged 1 month to 12 years living in South Asia: a systematic review
    Nishant Jaiswal
    ICMR Advanced Centre for Evidence Based Child Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    PLoS ONE 9:e96282. 2014
    ..The primary objective was to estimate the burden of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in children aged 1 month to 12 years in South Asian countries...
  20. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary sarcoidosis masquerading as tuberculosis
    Meenu Singh
    Pediatric Pulmonology Unit, Advanced Pediatric Center, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian Pediatr 44:615-7. 2007
    ..As she had poor response to anti tubercular therapy, diagnosis was subsequently revised to sarcoidosis by lung biopsy. Treatment with steroids resulted in significant clinical improvement...
  21. ncbi request reprint Evidence based review on levosalbutamol
    Mukesh Kumar Gupta
    Department of Pediatrics, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Pediatr 74:161-7. 2007
    ..But, large multicenter trials are needed to prove its therapeutic superiority and cost-effectiveness in long term...
  22. doi request reprint Utility of multidetector CT and virtual bronchoscopy in tracheobronchial obstruction in children
    Kushaljit Singh Sodhi
    Department of Radiodiagnosis, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Acta Paediatr 99:1011-5. 2010
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  23. doi request reprint Implication of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene in infertile family members of Indian CF patients
    Neeraj Sharma
    Department of Biochemistry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, 160012, India
    Biochem Genet 46:847-56. 2008
    ..Failure to detect mutations on the other allele by SSCP analysis demands direct gene sequencing to detect mutations in the intronic or promoter region...
  24. ncbi request reprint Lung hypoplasia with dilated cardiomyopathy: coincidence or association?
    Mukesh Kumar Gupta
    Department of Pediatrics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Pediatr 74:304-6. 2007
    ..Subsequently, she was found to have dilated cardiomyopathy without structural congenital heart disease and congenital hypoplasia of left lung...
  25. doi request reprint Vallecular cyst-revisited
    Vidushi Mahajan
    Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Pediatr 75:1081-2. 2008
    ..Although rare, vallecular cyst should be included in the differential diagnosis of congenital laryngeal stridor in neonates. The literature of vallecular cyst is being reviewed in the current article...
  26. pmc Treatment of pseudomonas and Staphylococcus bronchopulmonary infection in patients with cystic fibrosis
    Rashmi Ranjan Das
    Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar 751019, India
    ScientificWorldJournal 2013:645653. 2013
    ..g., safety and efficacy and ease of administration/delivery) and patient related (e.g., age, clinical status, prior use of antibiotics, coinfection by other organisms, and associated comorbidities ones)...
  27. doi request reprint Heated, humidified air for the common cold
    Meenu Singh
    Department of Pediatrics, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD001728. 2013
    ..Heated, humidified air has long been used by sufferers of the common cold. The theoretical basis is that steam may help congested mucus drain better and heat may destroy the cold virus as it does in vitro...
  28. doi request reprint Latent tuberculosis in children: diagnosis and management
    Meenu Singh
    Department of Pediatrics, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Pediatr 78:464-8. 2011
    ..An important emerging area of research is the development of an improved skin test for TB that uses specific mycobacterial antigens rather than tuberculin, thus is more feasible and useful in resource limited settings...
  29. ncbi request reprint Zinc for the common cold
    Meenu Singh
    Department of Pediatrics, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh, India, 160012
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2:CD001364. 2011
    ..Inadequate treatment masking and reduced bioavailability of zinc from some formulations have been cited as influencing results...
  30. ncbi request reprint Bilateral idiopathic vocal cord palsy
    Kavitha Kothur
    Department of Paediatrics, Advanced Pediatric Center, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Pediatr Emerg Care 23:171-2. 2007
    ..This diagnosis should be considered when child presents with upper airway obstruction emergency after ruling out other important causes of stridor and laryngoscopic examination is warranted in such cases for diagnosis...
  31. ncbi request reprint Perinatal tuberculosis a case series
    Meenu Singh
    Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology Unit, Advanced Pediatric Center, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    J Trop Pediatr 53:135-8. 2007
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