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Detection of IgG1 against rK39 improves monitoring of treatment outcome in visceral leishmaniasis.

Clin Infect Dis 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Sudan.

Background: Visceral leishmaniasis (VL), caused by the Leishmania donovani complex, is a fatal neglected tropical disease that is targeted for elimination in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Improved diagnostic tests are required for early case detection and for monitoring outcome of treatment. Previous investigations using Leishmania lysate antigen demonstrated that IgG1 response is a potential indicator of clinical status after chemotherapy. Read More

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December 2018

Electrical transport and gas sensing characteristics of dielectrophoretically aligned MBE grown catalyst free InAs nanowires.

Nanotechnology 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

DRDO Solid State Physics Laboratory, Lucknow Road, Timarpur, Delhi, Delhi, 110054, INDIA.

In this report, the precise alignment of catalyst free InAs nanowires (NWs) on pre-patterned Au microelectrodes by dielectrophoresis (DEP) technique for gas sensing applications is presented. The catalyst free InAs NWs have been grown on Si (111) substrate by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) technique. The effect of dispersing solvents, electrode geometries and gaps, magnitude, frequency and duration of applied voltage etc. Read More

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December 2018

Nanocomposite of polypyrrol and silica rods-gold nanoparticles core-shell as an ammonia sensor.

Nanotechnology 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Nanomaterials Laboratory, Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology, Panchwati, Off Pashan Road, Pune-411008, Pune, Maharashtra, 411008, INDIA.

Ammonia is widely needed in chemical industry as well as in fertilizers for agriculture. However, in small as well as large quantities it is not only hazardous for human health but also for our ecosystem. Therefore, ammonia sensing at low concentration with high sensitivity, selectivity and low response time as well as recovery time is important. Read More

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December 2018

Antimicrobial resistance, plasmid, virulence, multilocus sequence typing and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis profiles of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium clinical and environmental isolates from India.

PLoS One 2018 12;13(12):e0207954. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Division of Bacteriology, Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) is a common serovar associated with non-typhoidal salmonellosis globally. However, there is insufficient data on molecular characterization of S. Read More

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December 2018

Genome-wide identification and characterization of gene family for RWP-RK transcription factors in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.).

PLoS One 2018 12;13(12):e0208409. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, CCS University, Meerut, India.

RWP-RKs represent a small family of transcription factors (TFs) that are unique to plants and function particularly under conditions of nitrogen starvation. These RWP-RKs have been classified in two sub-families, NLPs (NIN-like proteins) and RKDs (RWP-RK domain proteins). NLPs regulate tissue-specific expression of genes involved in nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) and RKDs regulate expression of genes involved in gametogenesis/embryogenesis. Read More

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December 2018
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Development of a recombinase polymerase based isothermal amplification combined with lateral flow assay (HLB-RPA-LFA) for rapid detection of "Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus".

PLoS One 2018 12;13(12):e0208530. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Plant Virology Laboratory, ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticulture, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Huanglongbing (HLB) or citrus greening is highly destructive disease that is affecting the citrus industry worldwide and it has killed millions of citrus plants globally. HLB is caused by the phloem limited, Gram negative, non-culturable, alpha-proteobacterium, 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus'. Currently, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and real time PCR have been the gold standard techniques used for detection of 'Ca. Read More

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December 2018
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A new microendemic species of the deep-water catshark genus Bythaelurus (Carcharhiniformes, Pentanchidae) from the northwestern Indian Ocean, with investigations of its feeding ecology, generic review and identification key.

PLoS One 2018 12;13(12):e0207887. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Center of Natural History, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

A new deep-water catshark, Bythaelurus stewarti, is described based on 121 examined specimens caught on the Error Seamount (Mount Error Guyot) in the northwestern Indian Ocean. The new species differs from all congeners in the restricted distribution, a higher spiral valve turn count and in the morphology of the dermal denticles. It is distinguished from its morphologically and geographically closest congener, B. Read More

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December 2018
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The nature of binding of quinolate complex on the surface of ZnS quantum dots.

Phys Chem Chem Phys 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati-781039, Assam, India. and Centre for Nanotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati-781039, Assam, India.

We report that the Z-type binding rather than X-type binding was favored when 8-hydroxyquinoline (HQ) reacted with presynthesized ZnS quantum dots (Qdots) to form surface zinc quinolinate complexes having a preferred stoichiometry of 1 : 2 (surface Zn2+ : HQ). Importantly, the higher solubility in polar solvents and high desorption coefficient (following Langmuir binding isotherm) of HQ-treated ZnS Qdot in DMSO solvent compared with those in methanol clearly indicated the favorable Z-type binding of HQ and thus the formation of surface octahedral ZnQ2 complex. Furthermore, the characteristics peaks in the 1H-nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrum of the desorbed species and the ligand density calculation of the surface complex (formed due to the reaction between HQ and ZnS Qdot) supported the octahedral ZnQ2 complex formation. Read More

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December 2018
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Water quality, availability, and acute gastroenteritis on the Navajo Nation - a pilot case-control study.

J Water Health 2018 Dec;16(6):1018-1028

Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30029, USA E-mail:

The Navajo Nation includes approximately 250,000 American Indians living in a remote high desert environment with limited access to public water systems. We conducted a pilot case-control study to assess associations between acute gastroenteritis (AGE) and water availability, use patterns, and quality. Case patients with AGE and non-AGE controls who presented for care to two Indian Health Service hospitals were recruited. Read More

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December 2018

Ethical issues in sharing patients' information on social media.

Indian J Public Health 2018 Oct-Dec;62(4):319-320

Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

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December 2018

Anemia at the time of delivery and its association with pregnancy outcomes: A study from a secondary care hospital in Haryana, India.

Indian J Public Health 2018 Oct-Dec;62(4):315-318

Assistant Professor, Centre for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Maternal anemia has been reportedly associated with increased risk of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm birth, low birth weight, and stillbirth have been reported to be associated with anemia. However, different studies have shown inconsistent results. Read More

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December 2018

Depression, anxiety, stress, and stressors among rural adolescents studying in Pune and a rural block of Nanded district of Maharashtra, India.

Indian J Public Health 2018 Oct-Dec;62(4):311-314

Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Adolescent population is the major demographic and economic force of a nation. Adolescent mental health not only affects overall health at present but also in future life. In this cross-sectional study, 461 rural adolescent students studying in Pune city and the rural area from a block in Nanded district, Maharashtra, were administered a prevalidated, pretested Marathi depression anxiety and stress scale-21 tool including correlated factors to assess the magnitude of depression, anxiety, and stress and its stressors. Read More

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December 2018

Sources of finance for hospitalized treatment in India: Evidence for policy.

Indian J Public Health 2018 Oct-Dec;62(4):308-310

Vice President and APAC Head of Data Management at ICON, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

A study of sources of finance which the household resorts to, in order to meet the hospitalization expense can be of use to policy makers who may want to work in the direction of providing financial security against hospitalization expenses to the masses. In this view, an attempt has been made to study the sources of finance for hospitalized treatment at an individual level based on criteria such as level of living, socio-economic background, level of care in India, as well as at state level through unit level data of the survey on "Social Consumption related to Health", conducted by National Sample Survey (NSS) during January, 2014 to June, 2014. It has been found that the household's income or saving is not sufficient to meet the expenditure for hospitalized treatment and people have to borrow or arrange finance by other means for hospitalized treatment across the country. Read More

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December 2018

Report from a symposium on accelerating policy-driven action against excessive sugar consumption for the prevention of early childhood caries and noncommunicable diseases.

Indian J Public Health 2018 Oct-Dec;62(4):305-307

Former SRF, Centre for Dental Education and Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Dental diseases and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) share common risks. Omnipresent and easily available sugars are a contributing risk factor for overweight, obesity, and diabetes. In addition, sugar consumption is known to cause dental caries in early childhood (early childhood caries) and in adults. Read More

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December 2018

A review on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) burden, its socio-economic impact and the strategies for prevention and control of NCDs in India.

Indian J Public Health 2018 Oct-Dec;62(4):302-304

Assistant Professor, Department of Bio-Technology, Techno India University, West Bengal, India.

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) have become a major public health problem in India accounting for 62% of the total burden of foregone DALYs and 53% of total deaths. Out-of-pocket expenditure associated with the acute and long-term effects of NCDs is high resulting in catastrophic health expenditure for the households. A large national survey in India found that spending on NCDs accounted for 5. Read More

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December 2018

Moving from maternal death review to surveillance and response: A paradigm shift.

Indian J Public Health 2018 Oct-Dec;62(4):299-301

Junior Resident, Department of Community Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India.

In the era of the sustainable development goals, India is committed to reduce its maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per one lakh live births by 2030. An important strategy that was adopted in the Reproductive and Child Health Programme in 2010 was maternal death review. Analysis of the progress so far has brought to light certain gaps which have prompted the paradigm shift toward Maternal Death Surveillance and Response (MDSR), which focuses on taking action on information obtained from every maternal death so as to prevent further maternal deaths. Read More

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December 2018

Social capital as a mediator of the influence of socioeconomic position on health: Findings from a population-based cross-sectional study in Chandigarh, India.

Indian J Public Health 2018 Oct-Dec;62(4):294-298

Data Analyst, School of Public Health, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Background: Social capital has been recognized as part of the WHO's Social Determinants of Health model given that social connections and relationships may serve as resources of information and tangible support. While the association between socioeconomic position and health is relatively well established, scant empirical research has been conducted in developing countries on the association between social capital and health.

Objective: Based on the WHO's Social Determinants of Health framework, we tested whether social capital mediates the effect of socioeconomic position on mental and physical health. Read More

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December 2018

Effect of directly observed oral iron supplementation during pregnancy on iron status in a rural population in Haryana: A randomized controlled trial.

Indian J Public Health 2018 Oct-Dec;62(4):287-293

Professor and Former Head, Centre for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Background: In India, more than half of the pregnant women suffer from anemia. Low compliance to iron supplementation is one of the important reasons.

Objectives: The objective of the study is to estimate the reduction in the prevalence of anemia, improvement in iron status, and to compare the compliance to oral iron supplementation during pregnancy between directly observed iron-folic acid (IFA) supplementation group and control group. Read More

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December 2018

Influence of tobacco chewing on oral health: A hospital-based cross-sectional study in Odisha.

Indian J Public Health 2018 Oct-Dec;62(4):282-286

Postgraduate Student, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Background: Smokeless tobacco use in the Indian subcontinent is a part of many religious and cultural rituals and has gained a degree of social acceptance. The deleterious effects of smokeless tobacco are not as well-known as those produced by smoking.

Objectives: The study was carried out to assess the influence of tobacco chewing on the oral health of adult patients attending the dental outpatients department of Khordha district headquarter, Odisha. Read More

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December 2018

Body mass index and body fat percentage in assessing obesity: An analytical study among the adolescents of Dibrugarh, Assam.

Indian J Public Health 2018 Oct-Dec;62(4):277-281

Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati, Assam, India.

Background: Body mass index (BMI) is one of the most commonly used indices to measure the weight status of an individual. However, it takes only height and weight of individual into account. The relative body composition can be calculated regardless of height and weight by body fat percentage (BF%). Read More

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December 2018

Oral health-related quality of life among male subjects with oral submucous fibrosis in a tertiary care hospital.

Indian J Public Health 2018 Oct-Dec;62(4):271-276

Senior Resident, Oral Health Sciences Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Union Territory, India.

Background: Oral submucous fibrosis is very common in Asia. It has many deleterious effects on individual's oral functions. Thus, there is a need to assess the effect of oral submucous fibrosis on quality of life. Read More

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December 2018

Risk behaviors contributing to recent serious unintentional injuries among school-going adolescent boys in Kolkata: Application of zero-inflated count model.

Indian J Public Health 2018 Oct-Dec;62(4):265-270

Post-Graduate Trainee, Department of Community Medicine, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Background: Unintentional injuries have become a major noncommunicable disease burden, especially among the adolescents.

Objective: The current study was conducted to estimate the effect of different aspects of daily activities of adolescence for sustaining serious unintentional injuries in the past 1 year.

Methods: A cross-sectional survey with multistage sampling with validated pretested questionnaire was done among the school-going adolescent boys in Kolkata. Read More

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December 2018

Assessment of health management information system for monitoring of maternal health in Jaleswar Block of Balasore District, Odisha, India.

Indian J Public Health 2018 Oct-Dec;62(4):259-264

Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal, India.

Background: In 2005, the Government of India implemented the National Rural Health Mission for reduction of maternal mortality. One of the major impediments in improving maternal health since then has been a poor management of the Health Management Information System (HMIS) at grass-roots level which could integrate data collection, processing, reporting, and use of information for necessary improvement of health services.

Objective: The paper identifies the challenges in generating information for HMIS and its utilization for improvement of maternal health program in the tribal-dominated Jaleswar block in Odisha, India. Read More

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December 2018

Vaccine hesitancy for childhood vaccinations in slum areas of Siliguri, India.

Indian J Public Health 2018 Oct-Dec;62(4):253-258

Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, Siliguri, West Bengal, India.

Background: Despite evidence regarding the beneficial effects of vaccines, vaccination uptake has not been up to the mark across the globe in various sociocultural and sociodemographic groups. Logistics and workforce have been issues of concern to public health managers, but the latent issue of vaccine hesitancy leading to vaccine delays and refusals has not been widely addressed particularly in the Indian context.

Objectives: The present study was conducted to find out the proportion and factors contributing to vaccine hesitancy for childhood vaccinations in slums of Siliguri, India. Read More

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December 2018
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Spiritual health: Need for its mainstreaming in health-care delivery in India.

Indian J Public Health 2018 Oct-Dec;62(4):251-252

Assistant Professor, Centre for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

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December 2018

Eruptive squamous cell carcinomas associated with programmed cell death protein-1 inhibitor therapy.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Dermatology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA.

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December 2018

Ensuring precise beard and eyebrow shaping with laser: Innovative use of tongue depressor.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Minal Specialised Clinic Dermatology, Sharjah, UAE.

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December 2018

Aerosol and pollutant characteristics in Delhi during a winter research campaign.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Indian Metrological Department, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, 110 003, India.

Urban areas in developing countries are major sources of carbonaceous aerosols and air pollutants, pointing out the need for a detailed assessment of their levels and origin close to the source. A multi-instrument research campaign was performed in Delhi during December 2015-February 2016 aimed at exploring the pollution levels and the contribution of various sources to particulate matter (PM) concentrations, black carbon (BC) aerosols, and trace gases. The weak winds (< 5-6 m s) along with the shallow boundary layer favoured the formation of thick and persistent fog conditions, which along with the high BC (24. Read More

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December 2018

Effects of various abiotic factors on biomass growth and lipid yield of Chlorella minutissima for sustainable biodiesel production.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Bioenergy Research Laboratory, Department of Polymer and Process Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (Saharanpur Campus), Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 247001, India.

In this study, effects of different abiotic factors were studied on biomass and lipid yield of green microalga Chlorella minutissima (C. minutissima) Various concentrations of abiotic factors like nitrogen, phosphorus, glucose, iron, zinc, different values of pH, temperature, light intensity and different photoperiods were observed on the biomass growth and lipid yield of C. minutissima cultivated with modified CHU-13 medium. Read More

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December 2018

Comparison of body weight estimation equations for camels (Camelus dromedarius).

Trop Anim Health Prod 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Animal Production and Biotechnology, Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, PO Box 6202, Rabat-Instituts, 10101, Rabat, Morocco.

The objective of the present study was to evaluate the accuracy of six different equations for weight estimation of camels using body measurements as chest girth, height at withers, and hump girth in order to identify the most reliable equation for use in the field. The prediction equations that were compared were those of Boué Revue d'Élevage et de Médecine vétérinaire des Pays tropicaux 3 (1), 13-16, 1949; Graber Revue d'Élevage et de Médecine vétérinaire des Pays tropicaux, 19, 527-543, 1966; Wilson Tropical Animal Health and Production, 10, 19-25, 1978; Field Proceedings of the Khartoum workshop on camels V1, 209-230, 1979; Bucci et al. Indian Veterinary Journal, 61, 26-30, 1984; and Yagil A Handbook for Camel Breeding, 1994 noticed as BW1, BW2, BW3, BW4, BW5, and BW6, respectively. Read More

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December 2018

Genotyping-by-sequencing based genetic mapping reveals large number of epistatic interactions for stem rot resistance in groundnut.

Theor Appl Genet 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

ICAR-Directorate of Groundnut Research (ICAR-DGR), Junagadh, 362001, India.

Key Message: Genetic mapping identified large number of epistatic interactions indicating the complex genetic architecture for stem rot disease resistance. Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) is an important global crop commodity and serves as a major source of cooking oil, diverse confectionery preparations and livestock feed. Stem rot disease caused by Sclerotium rolfsii is the most devastating disease of groundnut and can cause up to 100% yield loss. Read More

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December 2018

Multiplex amplification refractory mutation system PCR (ARMS-PCR) provides convenient method for differentiation of canine parvovirus vaccine and field strains.

Virusdisease 2018 Dec 26;29(4):565-568. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

1Centre of Animal Disease Diagnosis and Research, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, UP 243122 India.

Vaccination with canine parvovirus-2 (CPV-2) modified live attenuated vaccine remains an effective control strategy for preventing parvovirus induced enteritis in dogs. Virus shedding is a common phenomenon few days after vaccination, possessing a diagnostic dilemma for accurate differentiation of CPV-2 vaccine and wild type field strains. Though several molecular approaches are available for differentiation, the present study focuses on a simple, rapid, cost-effective differentiating infected from vaccinated animals strategy employing ARMS-PCR for differentiation of CPV-2 vaccine and wild type field strains. Read More

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December 2018
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Goatpox outbreak at a high altitude goat farm of Mizoram: possibility of wild life spill over to domestic goat population.

Virusdisease 2018 Dec 21;29(4):560-564. Epub 2018 Aug 21.

1Department of Microbiology, College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara Campus, Guwahati, Assam 781022 India.

In this study, pox-like outbreaks in goat population was investigated that occurred in a high altitude goat farm located in Mizoram, a hilly state of North eastern India. The outbreak initially involved the serows, an wild animal belonging to the family Bovidae, subfamily Caprinae and genus Capricornis, the state animal of Mizoram. Later, the disease affected the domestic goat population. Read More

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December 2018
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Influenza B in a temperate region of northern India 2010-2016: co-circulation of the two lineages with northern hemispherical seasonality.

Virusdisease 2018 Dec 26;29(4):553-559. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

2National Institute of Virology, Pune, Mahrashtra India.

Scant data exist about the epidemiology of influenza B in India. We set out to address the epidemiology of influenza B in a temperate region of northern India from 2010 to 2016. Outpatient and inpatient surveillance was conducted in patients presenting with acute respiratory infection in a northern Indian hospital from September 2010 till April 2016. Read More

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December 2018
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Monoclonal antibody resistant mutant of vaccine virus.

Virusdisease 2018 Dec 21;29(4):520-530. Epub 2018 Aug 21.

1Division of Biological Products, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh 243122 India.

The available vaccines for control of do not favour differentiation of infected and vaccinated animals (DIVA). Hence, the present study was aimed to isolate and characterize monoclonal antibody resistant mutant of an Indian strain of vaccine virus "PPRV-Sungri/96" under selection pressure of virus neutralizing monoclonal antibody '4B11' specific to haemagglutinin (H) protein. We successfully isolated five monoclonal antibody resistant (mAr) mutants (PPRV-RM5, PPRV-RM6, PPRV-RM7, PPRV- E6 and PPRV- E7). Read More

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December 2018

Complete genome sequence of sacbrood virus isolated from Asiatic honey bee in India.

Virusdisease 2018 Dec 27;29(4):453-460. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

2Molecular Virology Lab, Division of Crop Protection, ICAR-National Research Centre for Banana, Thogamalai Road, Thayanur Post, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620102 India.

We determined the complete genome sequence of a sacbrood virus (SBV) infecting Indian honey bee () from Tamil Nadu, India named as AcSBV-IndTN1. The genome of AcSBV-IndTN1 comprised of 8740 nucleotides, encoding a single large ORF containing 2849 amino acids flanked by 5' and 3' untranslated regions. Results of phylogenetic tree analysis based on complete genomes of SBV isolates indicated that the virus isolates from India isolated from the Asiatic honey bee . Read More

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December 2018
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Sarcomatoid Carcinoma of Urinary Bladder: a Case Report.

Indian J Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 16;9(4):644-646. Epub 2018 May 16.

Department of Surgical Oncology, Bombay Hospital, Bombay Hospital Marg, Marine Drive, Mumbai, 400020 India.

Sarcomatoid carcinoma is an extremely rare aggressive tumor variant comprising about 0.3% of all primary tumors of the urinary bladder and carries an overall dismal prognosis. Diagnosis is important and is sometimes difficult. Read More

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December 2018

Recurrent Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma: a Case Report and Literature Review.

Indian J Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 19;9(4):640-643. Epub 2018 May 19.

Department of Surgical Oncology, Vikram Hospital, Bangalore, India.

This is a case report of a 61-year-old male patient, presented with fifth recurrence of retroperitoneal liposarcoma and operated for six times. Literature review on retroperitoneal liposarcoma biology, recurrence pattern, role of surgery in primary tumor, and recurrent tumor, adjuvant therapy, role of multivisceral resection, and palliative surgery. Read More

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December 2018

A Case of Primary Intra-abdominal Synovial Sarcoma.

Indian J Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 22;9(4):636-639. Epub 2018 May 22.

2Department of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Medical Trust Hospital, M.G. Road, Kochi, Kerala 682016 India.

Synovial sarcomas are relatively common intermediate-to-high-grade malignant soft tissue tumors, often with an initial indolent course. And among the sarcomas primary intra-abdominal synovial sarcoma is a relatively rare entity that may present with an abdominal mass and diagnosis is usually confirmed by immunohistochemistry. The authors report a case of a 46-year-old man who presented with a large palpable abdominal mass. Read More

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December 2018

Multiple Gastrointestinal Cancers in a Single Patient-a Rare Clinical Entity.

Indian J Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 16;9(4):633-635. Epub 2018 May 16.

Department of Surgical Oncology, BLK Hospital, Rajinder Place, New Delhi, 110008 India.

Multiple gastrointestinal cancers in a single patient is a rare entity. In our study, we are showing the clinical presentation and management of these patients. A fifty-nine-year-old asthenic male (already treated case of metachronous colorectal cancer in 2008 and 2011) presented with complaints of generalized weakness and fatigue. Read More

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December 2018
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Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor of the Parotid Gland.

Indian J Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 16;9(4):629-632. Epub 2018 May 16.

1Surgical Oncology, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, Rohini, New Delhi, India.

Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) refers to spindle cell sarcomas arising from or separating in the direction of cells of peripheral nerve sheath. The MPNST of the parotid gland is an extremely rare tumor, accounts for < 5% of all soft tissue sarcomas, and carries a poor prognosis. In this article, we report a case of MPNST of parotid gland in a 45-year-old male and review its diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Read More

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December 2018

Vasoformative Lesions in Mediastinal Mixed Germ Cell Tumors: an Interesting Account of Two Cases Spanning the Benign to Malignant Spectrum.

Indian J Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 18;9(4):624-628. Epub 2018 May 18.

1Department of Histopathology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajender Nagar, New Delhi, India.

Extragonadal germ cell tumors are most commonly encountered in the anterior mediastinum. The presence of sarcomatous malignancies in these tumors is a rare phenomenon that adversely impacts patient prognosis because of poor response to conventional cisplatin-based chemotherapy. Even more unusual is the presence of florid benign somatic proliferations that overshadow the germ cell component, often resulting in misdiagnosis and inappropriate management. Read More

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December 2018
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A Rare Case of Synchronous Cervical and Breast Carcinoma.

Indian J Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 29;9(4):622-623. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

1Department of Surgical Oncology, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, India.

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December 2018

Occult Gallbladder Carcinoma Presenting as a Primary Ovarian Tumour: a Case Report and Review of Literature.

Indian J Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 20;9(4):618-621. Epub 2018 Jul 20.

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, 575018 India.

The ovary is a common site of metastasis from various organs. However, little is known about gallbladder carcinoma metastasising to the ovaries and presenting as a primary ovarian tumour. We report a case of a metastatic gallbladder carcinoma which mimicked a primary ovarian tumour in a 31-year-old woman who presented with menstrual symptoms and an ovarian mass without obvious signs and symptoms related to gallbladder carcinoma. Read More

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December 2018

Primary Appendicular Malignancy Presenting as Abdominal Wall Abscess with Secondary Tuberculosis Infection: an Interesting Case Report.

Indian J Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 7;9(4):613-617. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

Parvarish Nursing Home, Andheri, Mumbai, Maharashtra India.

Cancers of the appendix are rare. Most of them are found accidentally on appendectomies performed for appendicitis. When reviewed, majority of the tumors were carcinoid, adenoma, and lymphoma. Read More

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December 2018

Carcinosarcoma of Tongue with Predominant Osteosarcomatous Component.

Indian J Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 3;9(4):609-612. Epub 2018 Aug 3.

2Department of Head and Neck Oncology, Basavatarakam Indo-American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Hyderabad, India.

Carcinosarcoma is exceedingly rare in the oral cavity and shows presence of both carcinomatous and sarcomatous components. We report a case of carcinosarcoma of tongue in a 51-year-old male with predominant osteosarcomatous and squamous cell carcinoma components. There was no evidence of regional or systemic metastatic disease. Read More

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December 2018

Completion Total Laryngectomy Ten Years After Near Total Laryngectomy for Radiorecurrent Cancer of the Glottis.

Indian J Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 9;9(4):605-608. Epub 2018 Aug 9.

Division of Surgical Oncology (Head and Neck Services), Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum, Kerala 695011 India.

Near total laryngectomy (NTL) is a safe alternative to total laryngectomy in salvaging lateralized radiation failures. A 65-year-old gentleman with radiorecurrent T1 vocal cord cancer was salvaged successfully by NTL. Ten years later, he presented with a strained shunt speech which was treated judiciously, with the aid of a positron emission tomography (PET) scan, by a (completion) total laryngectomy (TL), bilateral selective neck dissection, and pharyngeal resurfacing with pectoralis major myocutaneous (PMMC) flap. Read More

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December 2018

Nephron Sparing Surgery for Synchronous Bilateral Wilms-Operative Steps.

Indian J Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 20;9(4):601-604. Epub 2018 Jul 20.

Department of Urology, JN Medical College, KLE Academy of Higher Education & Research (Deemed-to-be-University) JNMC Campus, Belagavi, Karnataka 590010 India.

Approximately 5% of children with Wilms tumor present with bilateral disease. The treatment challenge is to achieve a high cure rate while maintaining adequate long-term renal function. We report the feasibility and outcome of nephron sparing surgery in a child with bilateral Wilms tumor who was treated at our institution. Read More

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December 2018

Granular Cell Tumour in Stomach: a Case Report.

Indian J Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 21;9(4):598-600. Epub 2018 Jul 21.

Department of Pathology, Seth GSMC & KEMH, Parel, Mumbai-12, India.

Granular cell tumours are uncommon, usually benign soft tissue tumours. They are thought to be neural, arising from Schwann cells and can occur at various sites. Their occurrence in gastrointestinal tract is rare, the commonest site being oesophagus followed by large intestine. Read More

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December 2018
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Catheter Fracture of Subclavian Venous Chemoport Device at Costoclavicular Junction: Pinch-off Syndrome.

Indian J Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 30;9(4):595-597. Epub 2018 Jul 30.

1Department of Surgical Oncology, Max Super-specialty Hospital, Saket, New Delhi, India.

Chemoport is most commonly used venous access devices for instillation of chemotherapeutic drugs in cancer care. Mechanical complications like catheter fracture can lead to serious morbidity, albeit occurring rarely. We present a case of a 35-year-old lady, a case of carcinoma breast, who had spontaneous fracture of chemoport access device in subclavian vein at the level of clavicle after four successful cycles of chemotherapy. Read More

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December 2018