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.
Sir, Mathew et al (1) in their study have shown that 31 per cent of the study population were tested positive for the presence of antibiotic in urine and 90 per cent admitted that prior treatment was given for the same episode of fever. Only 34.5 per cent of the study population obtained the drugs […]
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 […]
HIV sentinel surveillance (HSS) among antenatal clinic (ANC) attendees has been used to monitor HIV trends as well as to estimate the number of people living with HIV. Recently, information on HIV infection has also become available from prevention of parent-to-child transmission (PPTCT) programmes. Systematic appraisal of the PPTCT programme data is needed for choosing […]
Laboratory-based investigations are subject to substantial variability arising from several sources, including differences between subjects (e.g., age, sex, and genetic variation), within-subject variation (e.g., circadian change and pathological change), variations in sample collection and handling, and laboratory measurement error . In interpreting an individual patient’s laboratory test results, the clinician usually compares the reported values […]
Stroke is an increasingly important cause of premature death and chronic disability in many low- and middle-income countries. (1) Worldwide, strokes resulting from ischaemia are much more common than those due to cerebral haemorrhage. A study of 3 000 hospitalised first-in-a-lifetime stroke patients across 22 countries found that overall 22% of strokes were due to […]
Byline: Mohammad Perwaiz Iqbal and Mohsin Yakub ABSTRACT