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Haemodialysis vascular access: current practices amongst Indian nephrologists.

J Vasc Access 2018 Mar 19;19(2):172-176. Epub 2018 Feb 19.

1 Fortis Escorts Kidney and Urology Institute, New Delhi - India.

Introduction: Despite the growing number of haemodialysis (HD) patients in India, little is known about vascular access practice. We investigated the use and cost of different vascular accesses by Indian nephrologists.

Methods: An online survey was emailed to 920 Indian nephrologists and 388 (42. Read More

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Profiling cardiac arrhythmia and heart failure patients in India: The Pan-arrhythmia and Heart Failure Observational Study.

Indian Heart J 2017 Mar - Apr;69(2):226-239. Epub 2017 Jan 24.

India Medtronic Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, India. Electronic address:

Background: The PANARrhythMia and Heart Failure Registry (PANARM HF) characterized demographic, clinical and interventional therapy indication profiles of cardiac arrhythmia (CA) and heart failure (HF) patients in India.

Methods: Consulting Physicians (CP) who medically manage CA and HF patients enrolled patients with one or more of the following: syncope, pre-syncope, dyspnea, palpitation, fatigue and LV dysfunction. The CPs were trained by interventional cardiologists (IC) to identify CA/HF patients indicated for implantable device/radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Read More

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February 2018

Comparative Evaluation of the in-vitro Activity of Six β-lactam/β-lactamase Inhibitor Combinations against Gram Negative Bacilli.

Smita Sood

J Clin Diagn Res 2013 Feb 1;7(2):224-8. Epub 2013 Feb 1.

Microbiologist, Department of Laboratory Medicine (Super Religare laboratories Ltd.), Fortis Escorts Hospital , Jaipur, India .

Background: The extensive use of the β-lactam antibiotics in hospitals and in the community has created major resistance problems which has led to increased morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs. The use of the β-lactamase inhibitors in combination with the β-lactam antibiotics is currently the most successful strategy used for circumventing the resistance mechanisms.

Objective: To evaluate the in-vitro activity of six commercially available β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitor combinations against Gram Negative Bacilli (GNB). Read More

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February 2013

New pleasures and old dangers: reinventing male sex work.

J Sex Res 2013 ;50(3-4):263-75

Faculty of the Professions, University of New England.

Understandings of male sex workers (MSWs) shift with technological, conceptual, and social changes. Research has historically constructed MSWs as psychologically unstable, desperate, or destitute victims and their clients as socially deviant perverts. These perceptions, however, are no longer supported by contemporary research and changing societal perceptions of the sex industry, challenging how we understand and describe "escorts. Read More

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Haitian earthquake relief: disaster response aboard the USNS comfort.

Disaster Med Public Health Prep 2012 Dec;6(4):370-7

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD 20817, USA.

Objective: The Haitian earthquake of January 12, 2010, was a disaster essentially unprecedented in the Western Hemisphere's recorded history. The USNS Comfort departed from Baltimore, Maryland, within 72 hours of the earthquake and arrived in Port-au-Prince harbor on January 19. During the subsequent 40 days, the ship provided one of the largest relief efforts in the US Navy's history. Read More

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December 2012

Agency-Based Male Sex Work: A Descriptive Focus on Physical, Personal, and Social Space.

J Mens Stud 2008 May;16(2):193-210

Department of Psychology, Susquehanna University.

Thirty male sex workers (MSWs) from a single agency participated in a qualitative interview about social and occupational aspects of their lives. MSWs established physical (defined areas where clients were not invited) and psychological (limitations of relationship with clients, other escorts, and the agency manager) boundaries to construct personal and professional space regarding sex work. Physical and psychological boundaries often were blended (e. Read More

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Gene l0017 encodes a second chaperone for EspA of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157 : H7.

Microbiology (Reading) 2008 Apr;154(Pt 4):1094-1103

Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, National Yang-Ming University, Beitou 112, Taipei, Taiwan.

Escherichia coli O157:H7 tightly associates with host cells through the formation of a pedestal structure in which cell cytoskeleton rearrangement has been observed. These pathogenic properties have been attributed to an island, known as the locus of enterocyte effacement (LEE), located on the bacterial chromosome. Gene l0017 is one of the LEE genes that has been less well characterized. Read More

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Transmyocardial laser revascularisation as an adjunct to CABG.

Indian Heart J 1996 Jul-Aug;48(4):381-8

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, New Delhi.

Transmyocardial laser revascularisation (TMLR), a new technique in which the ischaemic myocardium is perfused via laser-created transmural channels, was performed in 116 patients at the Escorts Heart Institute. TMLR was combined with CABG in 104 of these patients. The main indication for the combined procedure was the presence of one or more bypassable vessels along with diffuse disease in the other vessels. Read More

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December 1996
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