1. The efficacy of accelerated, multiple, double-dose hepatitis B vaccine against hepatitis B virus infection in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy.

    Indian journal of gastroenterology : official j... 34(5):372 (2015) PMID 26531066

    Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy carries high morbidity and mortality. Conventional hepatitis B vaccination with three doses at 0, 1, and 6 months apart is ineffective in prevention of HBV infection. To compare the efficacy of accelerated, multiple, dou...
  2. Prevalence of celiac disease in adult patients with iron-deficiency anemia of obscure origin in Kashmir (India).

    Indian journal of gastroenterology : official j... 34(4):314 (2015) PMID 26374753

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of celiac disease in adult patients with iron-deficiency anemia of obscure origin. One hundred and sixty-one consecutive patients with iron-deficiency anemia of obscure origin were evaluated. Tissue transglutaminase antibodies levels were ...
  3. Prevalence of gallstone disease in patients with type 2 diabetes and the risk factors in North Indian population: a case control study.

    Indian journal of gastroenterology : official j... 33(6):507 (2014) PMID 25283265

    Age, female sex, and obesity are considered to be risk factors for gallstone disease. The role of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in gallstone formation is still uncertain, and data in Indians is limited. This is a case-control study to determine the prevalence of gallstones (GS) in patients with T2D, ris...
  4. Occult hepatitis B virus infection as a cause of posttransfusion hepatitis in patients with cancers.

    Indian journal of gastroenterology : official j... 32(5):291 (2013) PMID 23512211

    Prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is increased in patients of cancer with increased mortality. Multiple transfusions of blood and blood-related products are a potential source. This study aims to assess the incidence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) seroconversion in cancer p...
  5. Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection and the effect of its eradication on symptoms of functional dyspepsia in Kashmir, India.

    Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 28(5):808 (2013) PMID 23432600

    Epidemiology of Helicobacter pylori infection has regional variation. Effect of eradication of H. pylori on symptoms of functional dyspepsia is uncertain, and the data in Asian scenario are scanty. The study aimed to see H. pylori positivity rate in patients of functional dyspepsia and the effec...
  6. Efficacy and safety of sequential therapy versus standard triple therapy in Helicobacter pylori eradication in Kashmir India: a randomized comparative trial.

    Indian journal of gastroenterology : official j... 32(3):190 (2013) PMID 23515980

    Increasing resistance against Helicobacter pylori has resulted in reduced eradication rates. This study aims to determine whether eradication rates for H. pylori infection with sequential therapy is better than standard triple therapy. Patients with endoscopy documented peptic ulcer and H. pylor...
  7. Etiology and outcome of acute pancreatitis in children in Kashmir (India). An endemic area of hepatobiliary ascariasis.

    World Journal of Surgery 37(5):1133 (2013) PMID 23423447

    The purpose of the present study was to determine the etiology, management, and outcome of acute pancreatitis (AP) in children in an endemic area of hepatobiliary ascariasis (HBA). This was a prospective, hospital-based study over a 9-year period that included 156 children younger than 12 years ...
  8. Efficacy of entecavir in hepatitis B related acute liver failure

    Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology 3(1):S15 (2013)

  9. Safety and efficacy of 1-week levofloxacin-based triple therapy in first-line treatment for Helicobacter pylori-related peptic ulcer disease in Kashmir, India.

    Indian journal of gastroenterology : official j... 32(1):32 (2013) PMID 23224792

    There is no ideal therapy for eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of 1-week triple therapy with rabeprazole, levofloxacin, and tinidazole in a metronidazole resistance prevalent region for eradicating H. pylori infection in patients with gastroduode...
  10. Effect of bed head elevation during sleep in symptomatic patients of nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux.

    Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 27(6):1078 (2012) PMID 22098332

    Nocturnal gastro-esophageal reflux causes heartburn and sleep disturbances impairing quality of life. Lifestyle modifications, like bed head elevation during sleep, are thought to alleviate the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux. We tested the hypothesis that bed head elevation might decrease r...
  11. Comparative evaluation of ERCP and endosonography in the diagnosis of extrahepatic biliary obstruction and a suggested algorithm.

    PMID 22706741

    Endosonography is an effective diagnostic tool for evaluating pancreatobiliary diseases. However, it is scarcely used in our healthcare system because of limited resources and scarcity of trained personnel. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of endosonography in patients presenting w...
  12. 64-section multiphase CT enterography as a diagnostic tool in the evaluation of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding.

    Indian journal of gastroenterology : official j... 31(2):61 (2012) PMID 22585567

    Small bowel follow through (SBFT) and enteroclysis have low sensitivity in picking up lesions in obscure gastrointestinal bleed (OGIB). Computed tomographic enterography (CT-EG), performed with 64-slice multiphase CT system by using large volumes of ingested neutral enteric contrast material, ha...
  13. Incidence of colorectal cancer in Kashmir valley, India.

    Indian journal of gastroenterology : official j... 30(1):7 (2011) PMID 21318425

    There is wide variation in the incidence of colorectal cancer globally and also within the same country among different racial or ethnic groups. The present population-based study was undertaken to determine the incidence of colorectal cancer in Kashmiri population which is non-migratory and eth...
  14. Comparison of p.o. or i.v. proton pump inhibitors on 72-h intragastric pH in bleeding peptic ulcer.

    Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 24(7):1236 (2009) PMID 19682194

    After successful endoscopic hemostasis in bleeding peptic ulcer, addition of proton pump inhibitors reduce the rate of recurrent bleeding by maintaining intragastric pH at neutral level. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of various proton pump inhibitors given through diffe...
  15. Correlation of hepatic venous pressure gradient with variceal bleeding, size of esophageal varices, etiology, ascites and degree of liver dysfunction in cirrhosis of liver.

    Indian journal of gastroenterology : official j... 28(2):59 (2009) PMID 19696990

    An elevated hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) has been associated with risk of variceal bleeding, and outcome and survival after variceal bleeding. In this pilot study, we measured HVPG in 40 patients with liver cirrhosis and studied its relationship with etiology of liver disease, esophag...
  16. Effect of bending exercise on gastroesophageal reflux in symptomatic patients.

    Indian Journal of Gastroenterology 27(6):227 (2008) PMID 19405255

    Recumbency and bending are thought to provoke symptoms of reflux in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The effect of exercise which involved bending and abdominal contractions was evaluated in symptomatic patients of GERD using continuous 24-hour ambulatory esophageal pH test....
  17. Cruveilheir-Baumgarten syndrome revisited.

    Indian Journal of Gastroenterology 26(4):173 (2007) PMID 17986745

  18. Vesicoperitoneal fistula--an unusual cause of tense ascites.

    Indian Journal of Gastroenterology 26(3):138 (2007) PMID 17704585

    We report a 55-year-old man who developed tense ascites due to vesicoperitoneal fistula. He had undergone surgery 32 years ago for excision of an infected urachal cyst, the tract and the umbilicus.
  19. Pantoprazole infusion as adjuvant therapy to endoscopic treatment in patients with peptic ulcer bleeding: prospective randomized controlled trial.

    Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 21(4):716 (2006) PMID 16677158

    Following successful endoscopic therapy in patients with peptic ulcer bleeding, rebleeding occurs in 20% of patients. Rebleeding remains the most important determinant of poor prognosis. We investigated whether or not administration of pantoprazole infusion would improve the outcome in ulcer ble...
  20. Pericardial effusion following esophageal variceal sclerotherapy.

    Indian Journal of Gastroenterology 25(1):37 (2006) PMID 16567895

    We report a 37-year-old man with portal cavernoma who developed pericardial effusion two weeks following sclerotherapy for esophageal varices. It responded to conservative management.