Phage Typing, Biotyping & Antimicrobial Resistance Profile of Salmonella Enterica Serotype Typhi from Kolkata.

Phage Typing, Biotyping & Antimicrobial Resistance Profile of Salmonella Enterica Serotype Typhi from Kolkata.

Background & objectives: Kolkata and its suburbs in eastern India are known to he endemic for typhoid fever. The objective of this study was to determine phage types, biotypes and antimicrobial resistance patterns of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi isolated during the period 2003-2005 from a prospective surveillance for typhoid fever in two urban slums in […]

Profile of Non Traumatic Surgical Disorders Found in the Pilgrims/ Trekkers Travelling to Shri Amarnath Ji Cave (Report)

Profile of Non Traumatic Surgical Disorders Found in the Pilgrims/ Trekkers Travelling to Shri Amarnath Ji Cave (Report)

Background & objectives: The “Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra” is an annual congregation in which the devotees trek a difficult route of around 40 km to reach to a cave at a height of approximately 14,000 feet at Pahalgam in the State of Jammu & Kashmir, India. These trekkers are subjected to stress and strain of […]

Chemokine Profile Among Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1) Infected Individuals from Southern India (Report)

Chemokine Profile Among Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1) Infected Individuals from Southern India (Report)

Background & objectives: Individuals infected with HIV-1 have higher levels of chemokine producing cells compared to uninfected individuals. It is important to know the changes in chemokine levels associated with rate of progression of disease. There is a paucity of information on the plasma chemokines in HIV-1 infected individuals from India. We therefore carried out […]

2011 Nuclear Power Plant Sourcebook: Cesium-137 Radioisotope, Radiation Health Effects and Toxicological Profile, Medical Treatment with Prussian Blue, Fukushima Accident Radioactive Release

2011 Nuclear Power Plant Sourcebook: Cesium-137 Radioisotope, Radiation Health Effects and Toxicological Profile, Medical Treatment with Prussian Blue, Fukushima Accident Radioactive Release

Cesium-137, a radioisotope with significant health implications that can be generated by nuclear power plant accidents and meltdowns, is fully covered in this authoritative collection of official documents with details about the health and medical impacts of this dangerous fission product. Traces of cesium-137 were detected coming from the damaged reactors at the Japanese Fukushima […]