Potential of Commercial Anti-D Reagents in the Identification of Partial D Variants in Indian Population.

Potential of Commercial Anti-D Reagents in the Identification of Partial D Variants in Indian Population.

Background & objectives: As partial D variants are of clinical importance in transfusion medicine, the present study aims to determine the efficiency of commercial anti-D reagents to identify partial D variants. Methods: Forty two samples of known partial D identified in the Indian population were tested with seven commercial monoclonal anti-D reagents.

Cytokine Response to Dietary Rehabilitation with Curd (Indian Dahi) & Leaf Protein Concentrate in Malnourished Children (Report)

Cytokine Response to Dietary Rehabilitation with Curd (Indian Dahi) & Leaf Protein Concentrate in Malnourished Children (Report)

Background & objectives: Protein energy malnutrition (PEM), an important cause of secondary immune deficiency, is associated with several abnormalities in the immune system including cytokine production. In the present study cytokine levels (both pro- and anti-inflammatory) were evaluated in protein energy malnourished children following nutritional rehabilitation with curd (Indian dahi) and leaf protein concentrate (LPC). […]

Prevalence & Risk Factors of Pre-Hypertension & Hypertension in an Affluent North Indian Population (Report)

Prevalence & Risk Factors of Pre-Hypertension & Hypertension in an Affluent North Indian Population (Report)

Background & objectives: Urban Indians have a high prevalence of insulin resistance, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. We studied the prevalence of pre-hypertension and hypertension, as well their association with cardiovascular risk factors, in a north Indian upper socio-economic population. Methods: A total of 1746 adults (age [greater than or equal to] 30 yr) residing in […]

Club Drugs: Review of the 'Rave' with a Note of Concern for the Indian Scenario (Report)

Club Drugs: Review of the ‘Rave’ with a Note of Concern for the Indian Scenario (Report)

Introduction ‘Raves’ are parties with loud, electronic “techno-rock” music, laser light shows, and all-night dancing held in clandestine locations, including warehouses, nightclubs, and farm fields (1). These first became popular in Great Britain in the late 1980s. The underground or noncommercial music featured at raves which is produced by computers and include little or no […]

Growth & Development of Indian Children Adopted in Sweden (Report)

Growth & Development of Indian Children Adopted in Sweden (Report)

Introduction Since the end of the 1960-ies, there have been around 1000-1500 international adoptions per year in Sweden. During the period 1969-2007 there have been 48094 children adopted in Sweden. Of these 6821 (14%) have come from India. During the peak years of adoption in the 1980-ies about 20-25 per cent of the arrivals each […]

Hepatitis B in India: Systematic Review & Report of the 'IMA Sub-Committee on Immunization' (Correspondence) (Indian Medical Association)

Hepatitis B in India: Systematic Review & Report of the ‘IMA Sub-Committee on Immunization’ (Correspondence) (Indian Medical Association)

Sir, The National President of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) (2005-2006) Dr Sudipto Roy set up a sub-committee on childhood immunization in India, under the chairmanship of Professor S.K. Mittal with a view to advise policy. This report refers to the subcommittee’s findings on the issue of hepatitis B vaccination in India.