Monthly Archives: January 2015

Case Study: BCG Vaccine-Induced Tuberculosis Takes Life of a 4-Month-Old Boy with Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome

By Dr. Swapan Samanta
BCG vaccination is believed to give some protection against tuberculosis, and for this reason, the Universal Immunization Program includes this vaccine. However, recently I had a very sad experience while dealing with a case of disseminated tuberculosis; better to say that the little baby’s body was just converted into packets full of AFB! In the course of investigation, we found that…

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Metropolis Optimizes Cervical Cancer Screening: Combines Latest Technology with Cost Effective Reflex Strategy

Cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths among women in India, with approximately 1.32 lakh new cases of cervical cancer being diagnosed and about 74,000 deaths every year. Cervical cancer is predominantly caused by…

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The Role of Gene Therapy in the Management of Otolaryngological Disorders

Gene therapy Otolaryngology from Balasubramanian Thiagarajan Dr. Balasubramanian Thiagarajan, is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Stanley Medical College in Chennai, Tamilnadu. He has authored a number of journal articles and case reports on otolaryngology and related topics, as well as three books. Presentation used with permission from… 

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Genetic Traits of Vibrio cholerae O1 Haitian Isolates That Are Absent in Contemporary Strains from Kolkata, India

Cholera is still a considerable health burden due to poor hygiene and sanitation in developing countries, especially in Africa and Asia. This severe, dehydrating diarrheal disease is triggered by the Gram negative bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Till date, V. cholerae has more than 200 established serogroups, but only…

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Value of a Pain Relief Clinic with Physiotherapists in a General Outpatient Clinic

Pain experienced by patients can vary from very mild to extreme, and it can be localized or widespread, depending on the cause. The word “pain” itself is derived from the Latin word “poena,” which means a fine or penalty (1). Pain is the most common reason for…

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Burden of Complicated Malaria in a Densely Forested Bastar Region of Chhattisgarh State (Central India)

Malaria is a global public health problem and India contributes substantially to global malaria incidence [1]. Factors influencing malaria in India are highly diverse and vary within country as well as from other malaria endemic countries. Plasmodium falciparum infection causes the most serious form of malaria and its presentation varies from one place to another depending on…

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Leishmania donovani Infection Enhances Lateral Mobility of Macrophage Membrane Protein Which Is Reversed by Liposomal Cholesterol

The protozoa parasite, Leishmania donovani, (LD) replicates within the macrophage of the mammalian host [1]. The parasite during their intracellular life cycle causes wide variety of defects in cellular physiology like decrease in membrane cholesterol [2] with concomitant increase in membrane fluidity [3]. LD infectedmacrophage are unable to stimulate antigen specific T cells [3] and…

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