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    • CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

      1. Sahni AK: Contributed a chapter on “ Restriction fragment length polymorphism” in the manual – Mollicutes techniques and Molecular Technology, CME, Monograph series No .V; published by National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2003
      2. Sahni AK: Contributed a chapter on “Biochemistry of AIDS” in Text book of Medical Biochemistry by MN Chatterjea and Rana Shinde, Chapter No 46, Sixth Edition 2004, pp 760-772; Published by Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, New Delhi.
      3. Sahni AK: Contributed a chapter on “Polymerase chain Reaction and Real Time PCR”; Biochemistry of Cholera-Vibrio Toxins, Pathogenesis; Gene Therapy in Text book of Medical Biochemistry by MN Chatterjea and Rana Shinde. Chapter Nos 18, 20, 21 Seventh Edition 2007, pp 266-272; 278-288; 289-295. Published by Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, New Delhi
      4. Sahni A K, Raghunath D. Biology of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in hospital environment. In : Proceedings of CME’ Prevention and control of Hospital Acquired Infections 29th to 31st Oct 1992 held at CMC Vellore.
      5. Sahni AK: National Disaster Management Guidelines-Medical Preparedness and Mass Casualty Management, 2007. A publication of National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India. ISBN978-81-906483-6-3, October 2007, New Delhi.
      6. Sahni AK: National Disaster Management Guidelines-Management of Biological Disasters, 2008. A publication of National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India. ISBN978-81-906483-6-3, July 2008, New Delhi.
      7. Kapila K, Kumar S, Hazra N, Agarwal P. The saga of antibiotic sensitivity in Salmonellae over last sixteen years in a tertiary care centre in Maharashtra. Published on the occasion of IX Sir Dorabji Tata Symposium on Antimicrobal resistance 10-11 Mar 2008, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS). IISc Campus, Banglore- 560012
      8. Kapila K, Hazra N. In: Health Manual of the Armed Forces Revised Edition 2007 (“Collection of samples for laboratory investigations”)

       

    • National Publications:
      2014

      1. Roy P, Sahni AK, An urgent need for introduction of fourth generation Ag-Ab based EIA for detection of HIV infection. MJAFI Jan 2014; 70(1): 89-90

      2013

      1. Sahni AK, Nagendra A, Roy P, Patrikar S. Usefulness of enzyme immunoassay (EIA) for screening of anti HIV antibodies in urinary specimens: A comparative analysis. Medical Journal Armed Forces India Dec 2013
      2. Grover N, Sahni AK, Bhattacharya S. Therapeutic challenges of ESBLS and AmpC beta-lactamase producers in a tertiary care center. MJAFI 2013; 69: 4-10.
      3. Lall M, Sahni AK. Prevalence of inducible Clindamycin resistance in Staphyococcus aureus isolated from clinical samples. MJAFI Jan 2013: 1-5
      4. Sahni AK, Singh SP, Kumar A, Khan ID. Comparison of IS 6110 and short fragment devR (Rv3133c) gene targets with phenotypic methods for diagnosis of mycobacterium tuberculosis. Medical Journal Armed Forces India Feb 2013; 1-4
      5. Roy P, Sahni AK, Kumar A. A fatal case of Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome. MJAFI May 2013; 1-4
      6. Rathi KR, Arora MM, Sahai K, Tripathi S, Singh SP, Raman DK, Anand KB Autopsy findings in fatal dengue haemorrhagic fever - 06 Cases.Med J Armed Forces India. 2013 Jul;69(3):254
      7. Sahni AK, Grover N, Sharma A, Khan ID, Kishore J. Reverse transcription loop mediated isothermal amplification (RT LAMP) for diagnosis of Dengue. Medical Journal Armed Forces India 2013;69(3):246-53
      8. Nair V, Sharma A, Dad S, Sharma S, Grover N, Kaur J. Allogenic Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: Army hospital experience. Natl Med J India 2013; 26: 6-11

      2012

      1. Roy P, Chakrabarty S. The Distribution of CCR2-641, SDF1-3’A and MCP1-2518 G/A Genes Polymorphism in a Specific High Risk Group from the Northeastern States West Bengal, and Gorkha Population in India. Indian Journal of Virology Sep 2012
      2. Sen S, Panda SP, Shanmuganandan K, Gupta RM, Praharaj AK. Prevalence of occult Hepatitis B amongst Indian Human Immunodeficiency Virus type-1 infected individuals a pilot study. MJAFI 2012; 68: 16-9

      2011

      1. Sen S, Vyas A, Sanghi S, Shanmuganandan K, Gupta RM, Kapila K, Praharaj AK, Kumar S, Batra BB. Correlation of CD4 cell count with total lymphocyte count, hemoglobin and erythrocyte sedimentation rate levels in human immunodeficiency virus type-1 disease. MJAFI 2011; 67: 15-20
      2. Shrivastava A, Dash PK, Tripathi NK, Sahni AK, Gopalan N, Laxmanarao PV. Evaluation of a commercial dengue NS1 enzyme linked immune-sorbent assay for early diagnosis of dengue infection. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiologists 2011;29(1): 51-5

      2010

      1. Data S, Basu B, Chandra Y, Nagendra A. Newer versus conventional methods in the diagnosis of malaria: a comparison. MJAFI 2010; 66:129-33
      2. Agarwal P, Kapila K, Kumar S, Ghosh AN, Maurya AK. Novel restriction enzyme ssil for the detection of mutation in GyrA gene of Salmonella enteric serovar Typhi. Ind Journal of Path Microbiology 2010; 53: 515-8
      3. Chaudhari CN. Frozen red blood cells in transfusion. MJAFI 2009; 65: 55-8

      2009

      1. Agarwal A, Kapila K, Kumar S. Whonet software for the surveillance of antimicrobial susceptibility in armed forces. MJAFI 2009; 65: 264-6
      2. Chaudhari CN, Shah T, Misra RN. Prevalence of human T cell leukemia virus type I and II amongst blood donors. MJAFI 2009; 65: 38-40
      3. Chaudhari CN, Bhagat MR, Ashturkar A,  Misra RN. Hepatitis B vaccination status among health care workers. MJAFI 2009; 65: 13-7
      4. Chaudhari CN. Voluntary and not replacement donors are safe. MJAFI 2009; 65:295-6
      5. Chaudhari CN, Bindra MS. Seroprevalence of Cytomegalovirus among voluntary blood donors. MJAFI 2009; 65: 254-5
      6. Agarwal A, Kapila K, Kumar S. WHONET software for the surveillance of antimicrobial susceptibility in Armed Forces. MJAFI 2009; 65: 264-6
      7. Anand KB, Agarwal P, Kumar S, Kapila K. Comparison of cefoxitin disc diffusion test, oxacillin screen agar and PCR for mecA gene for detection of MRSA. Ind J Med Microbiol 2009; 27: 27-9

      2008

      1. Garge HG, Kumar M, Kalia D, Kalia UDP. Waste disposal in dental practice. J Dentistry Def Sec 2008; 3: 38-41
      2. Kalghatgi AT, Praharaj AK, Sahni AK, et al. Detection of bacterial pathogen in cerebrofinal fluid using restriction fragment length polymorphism. MJAFI 2008; 64: 29-33
      3. Sahni AK, Kapila K, Gupta RM. Divergent Strains of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 circulating in India, subtyped by heteroduplex mobility assay. Indian. J. Pathol. Microbiol. 2008; 51(3): 346-52
      4. Chaudhari CN. Role of anti HBC IgM, screening blood donors. MJAFI 2008; 64: 97
      5. Chaudhari CN. Ex-serving and serving personnel are consumers at Military Hospital. MJAFI 2008; 64: 200
      6. Chaudhari CN, Misra RN, Nagpal AK. Transfusion in blood group A2B with anti A1 recipient. MJAFI 2008; 4: 371-2
      7. Chaudhari CN, Bhagat MR, Shah T, Misra RN. Antibody to Hepatitis B surface antigen in health care workers vaccinated against Hepatitis B vaccine. MJAFI 2008; 4:329-32
      8. Agarwal A, Chander Y. Chronic Chlamydia pneumoniae infection and bronchial asthma: is there a link? Indian J Med Microbiol 2008; 26: 338-41
      9. Kapila K, Gupta RM, Chopra GS. Post exposure prophylaxis- what every health care worker should know. MJAFI 2008; 64: 250-3
      10. Lall M, Kumar S, Kapila K. Descending necrotizing mediastinitis following dental extraction: a case report. The Indian Practioner 2008; 61(2): 107-10
      11. Kaushik K, Karande S, Kumar S, Kapila K. Vincent’s Angina: A forgotten entity. The Indian Practitioner 2008; 61(2): 111-4
      12. Agarwal P, Ghosh AN, Kumar S, Basu B, Kapila K. Prevalence of ESBL producing E. coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates in a tertiary care hospital. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2008; 51(1): 139-42
      13. Shelly, Tevatia MS, Praharaj AK, et al. Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of liver. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2008; 51(1): 78-80.

      2007

      1. Chaudhari CN. Hospital ship communication capabilities. Naval Review of Electrical Electronics and Weapons System Engineering Journals 2007:s19-s21
      2. Agarwal A, Chander Y, Nagendra A. Serological evidence of chronic Chlamydia pneumoniae infection in coronary artery diseases. MJAFI 2007; 64: 229-32
      3. Lahiri KK, Sahni AK, Gupta RM, Duhan SD, Kapila K, Jena J. Hepatitis B e antigen negative chronic Hepatitis in Indian patients: A Reality. MJAFI 2007; 63: 318-21
      4. Banerjee A, Sahni AK, Gupta RM, Grewal VS, Singh Z. Outbreak of Rubella among cadets in an academy. MJAFI 2007; 63: 141-3
      5. Sahni AK, Gupta RM, Nagendra A, Nema SK, Rai R and Bharadwaj JR. Identification of human immunodeficiency virus type-1 subtypes by Heteroduplex Mobility Assay. MJAFI 2007; 63: 249-52
      6. Kumar S, Kaushik K, Karade S, Kapila K. Mycotic keratitis caused by Bipolaris spicifera – a case report. Journal of Indian Medical Association (JIMA) Oct 2007
      7. Kaushik K, Karade S, Kumar S, Kapila K. Tuberculous brain abscess in a patient with HIV infection. Indian J Tuberc 2007; 54: 196-8

      2006

      1. Sen S, Tripathy SP, Paranjape RS. Antiretroviral drug resistance testing. Journal of postgraduate medicine 2006; 52(3): 187-93
      2. Ambuj, Parida MM, Dash PK, Santhosh SR, Gupta N, Tripathi NK, Sahni AK, Singh CP, Tewari KN, LaxmanRao PV, Sekhar K. Resurgence of mixed Dengue virus infection in Delhi: An immunological perspective Proc. Nat. Conf. Immunol. Health & Dis. Jan 2006, pp. 163-168
      3. Gupta RM, Seth P, Prasad VVSP, Sahni AK, Jena J. Detection of Human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) A/AE Circulating Rercombinant Forms in India: Possible Implication. Med. J. Armed Forces Ind. 2006; 62: 316-20
      4. Santhosh SR, DashPK, Parida MM, Sahni AK et al. Serological and molecular investigation of dengue outbreak in Mumbai, India. Indian Journal of Virology.  2006; 17: 16
      5. Parida MM, Tripathi NK, Ambuj, Saxena P,  Santhosh SR, Dash PK, Agarwal S, A K Sahni et al. Seroepidemiological and Molecular investigation of an outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis in Gorakhpur, 2005. Indian Journal of Virology.  2006; 17: 16

      2005

      1. Banerjee A, Sahni AK, Rajiva, Nagendra A, Saiprasad GS. Outbreak of Viral Hepatitis E in a Regimental training Center. Med. J. Armed Forces Ind.2005; 61: 326-329
      2. Gupta RM, Sahni AK, Jena J, Nema SK. Genomic diversity of Human immunodeficiency virus. Med. J. Armed Forces Ind. Apr 2005; 61: 267-270
      3. Sahni AK, Gupta RM, Jena J, Nair MNG. Early detection of HIV-1 in Infants by PCR. Indian. J. Pathol. Microbiol. 2005; 48(1): 49-52

      2004

      1. Sahni AK, Nagendra A. HIV Vaccine strategies-an update. Med. J. Armed Forces Ind. Apr 2004; 60: 157-164

      2002

      1. Sahni AK, Nagendra A, Menon PK. HIV-1 subtypes its implication and viral dynamics. Med. J. Armed Forces Ind.Jan 2002; 58: 66-69

      2001

      1. RN Mishra, Singh SP, et al. Immunochromatographic test : A new dimension in diagnosis of Plasmodium falciparum infection. MJAFI ; 2001:57:188-90.
      2. AK Praharaj, Singh SP. Serological diagnosis of Toxoplasma gondii infection in various patient population in the Armed Forces. MJAFI ;2001 : 57:298-301.

      2000

      1. Seth P, Sahni AK, Prasad VVSP, Maitra A. HIV/AIDS in India: genetic subtypes of HIV-1 circulating in India. Ranbaxy Science Foundation, round table conference series April 2000; 6: 33-39
      2. Kumar R, Talukdar JPB, AK Sahni, Dham SK, Shahi BM. A Profile of Patients in ICU with special reference to Infective patterns. JAPI 2000; 48:78.

      International Publications:

      2014

      1. Dey M, Kumar R, Sriram R. Giant Acrochordon of Vulva. Med-Science Jan 2014

      2013

      1. Vijayvergia V, Sahni AK, Lall M, Vijay K, Khan ID. Phenotypic detection of Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamases and Amp C Beta-Lactamases among nosocomial isolates in a tertiary care hospital. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science October 2013:12(04); 378-84
      2. Lall M, Sahni AK, Rajput AK. Pleuropulmonary paragonimiasis: mimicker of tuberculosis. Pathogens and Global Health 2013; 107: 40-2
      3. Gupta D, Chatterjee T, gupta S, Sharma A, Das S, Ganguli P, Nath P, Sharma S, Sahni AK. A rare case of a mixed phenotypic acute leukemia (Mpal)- report from tertiary care hospital. J Clinic Experiment Pathol 2013; 2: 2-3
      4. Lal M, Sahni AK. Polymerase chain reaction: The panacea for diagnosing tubercular breast disease. Annals of Tropical Medical and Public Health 2013; 6: 131-3
      5. Khajuria A, Praharaj AK, Kumar M, Grover N. Emergence of NDM-1 in the clinical isolates of Pseudomonas in India. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research 2013; 7(7): 1328-31
      6. Chatterjee T, Dewan K, Ganguli P, Das S, Sharma A, Sahni AK, Nath P. A Rare Case of Hemoglobin E Hemoglobinopathy with Gaucher’s Disease. Indian Journal of Haematology and blood transfusion. Jun 2013; 29(2): 110-2
      7. Khajuria A, Praharaj AK, Grover N, Kumar M.  Emergence of VIM-6 metallo-beta-lactamase producing Alcaligenes faecalis clinical isolates in a hospital in India. J Infect Dev Ctries 2013 Jun 2013; 7(6): 494-6
      8. Khajuria A, Praharaj AK, Grover N, Kumar M. First report of bla NDM-1 in Roultella ornithinolytica. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2013; 57(2): 1092-3

      2012

      1. Yanamandra U, Pathak N, Naithani N, Grover N, Nair V. Tuberculosis of breast: unusual manifestation of tuberculosis. J Infect chemother 2012; 18: 109-11

      2011

      1. Karishma KS, Kapila K, Praharaj AK. Shooting up the interface of microbial infection and drug abuse. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2011; 60: 408-12
      2. Kumar M, Malhotra M, Hanif M, Tyagi JS. Exposure of sputum to phenol disinfectant in conjunction with the universal sample processing solution provides safety to lab workers during smear microscopy. J Med Microbiol 2011; 60: 1410-2
      3. Yanamendra U, Anantaram J, Subramaniam S, Sharma M, Hazra N, Nair V. Penicilliosis presenting as fungating skin lesion. Journal of Infect Chemother 2011; 17(5): 700-2

      2010

      1. Gopalkrishnan S, Sen S, Adhikari JS, Chugh PS, Sekhri T, Rajan S. The role of T-lymphocyte subsets and interleukin-5 blood levels among Indian subjects with autoimmune thyroid disease. Hormones 2010; 9(1): 76-81

      2009

      1. Sen S, Tripathy SP, Sahni AK, Gupta RM, Kapila K, Chimanpure VM, patil AA, paranjape RS. Human immunodeficiency virus type-1 gp 41 mutations in proviral DNA among antiretroviral treatment naïve individuals from India. AIDS Re Human Retroviruses May 2009; 25(5): 521-3

      2008

      1. Abhyankar AV, Bhargava R, JanaAM, Sahni AK, LakshmanaRao PV. Production and Characterization of Monoclonal Antibody Specific to Recombinant Dengue Multi-Epitope Protein. Hybridoma 2008, 27(3): 191-98
      2. Sen S, Mathur AG, Gupta RM, Kapila K, Chopra GS. Investigational antiviral drugs. Recent patents on anti-infective drug discovery Nov 2008; 3(3): 199-205
      3. Agarwal A. Orbital pseudotumor: Diagnosis on fine needle aspiration cytology. J Cytol 2008; 25: 67-9
      4. Lall M, Gupta RM, Sen S, Kapila K, Tripathy SP, Paranjape. Profile of primary resistance in human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) infected treatment naïve individuals from western India. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses Jul 2008; 24(7): 987-90
      5. Kaushik K, Lahiri KK, Gupta RM, Kumar S, Kapila K. Differentiation of wild-type Varicella zoster strains from India and the Oka vaccine strain using VZV Open Reading Frame- ORF62 based PCR-RFLP technique. Braz J Infect Dis Jan 2008; 12(4): 313-5
      6. Kaushik K, Lahiri KK, Chumber SK, Gupta RM, Kumar S, Kapila K. Molecular characterization of circulating wild Indian strains of Varicella zoster and differentiation from the Oka strain- clinical implications. Jnp J Infect Dis Jan 2008; 61(1): 65-7

      2007

      1. Sen S, Tripathy SP, Patil AA, Chimanpure VM, Paranjape RS. High prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 drug resistance mutations in antiretroviral treatment experienced patients from Pune, India. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses October 2007; 23(10): 1303-8
      2. Kurle SN, Gangakhedkar RR, Sen S, Hayatnagarkar SS, Tripathy SP, Paranjape RS. Emergence of NNRTI drug resistance mutations after single-dose nevirapine exposure in HIV-1 subtype C infected infants in India. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses May 2007; 23(5): 682-5
      3. Sen S, Tripathy SP, Chimanpure VM, Patil AA, Bagul RD, Paranjape RS. Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 drug resistance mutations in peripheral blood mononuclear cell proviral DNA among antiretroviral treatment naïve and treatment experienced patients from Pune, india. AIDS Res Human Retroviruses April 2007; 23(4): 489-97
      4. Sen S. The role of viral load in clinical management of HIV. Europian Infectious Diseases (Touch Briefings, UK)2007: 28-9

      2006

      1. Sahni AK, Gupta RM, Bhardwaj JR. Molecular Evolution of HIV-1 in India-tracked by heteroduplex mobility assay (HMA). AIDS 2006-XVI International AIDS Conference: Absrtact no. CDC0266.
      2. Rapid Responses to: Japanese encephalitis outbreak kills 1300 children in India
        Ganapati Mudur  BMJ 2005; 331: 1288-a Rapid Responses published: (18 February 2006) Japanese Encephalitis Virus as the etiology of viral encephalitis outbreak in Gorakhpur, India 2005 Manmohan Parida, N. K. Tripathi, Ambuj, P. Saxena, S. R. Santhosh,P. K. Dash, S. Agarwal, A. K. Sahni, R. Bhargava, A. Abhyankar, S. K. Verma, P. V. L. Rao and K. Sekhar   (18 February 2006)
      3. Saxena P, Parida MM, Dash PK, Santhosh SR, Shrivastava A, Tripathi NK, Gupta N, Sahni AK, Bhargava R, Singh CP, Tewari KN, Sekhar K LaxmanRao PV. Co-Circulation of Dengue virus serotypes in Delhi, India,2005: Implication of Increased DHF/DSS. Dengue Bulletin 2006; 30: 283-87
      4. Parida MM, Santhosh SR, Dash PK, Tripathi NK, SaxenaP, Ambuj, Sahni AK, LakshmanaRao PV, Morita K. Development and Evaluation of Reverse Transcription Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification Assay for Rapid and Real-Time Detection of Japanese Encephalitis Virus. J. Clin. Microbiol 2006 Nov; 44(11):4172-8.
      5. Parida MM, Dash PK, Tripathi NK, Ambuj, Santhosh SR, Saxena P, Agarwal S, Sahni AK, Singh SP, Rathi AK, Bhargava R, Abhyankar A, Verma SK, LakshmanaRao PV, Krishnamurthy S. Japanese Encephalitis Outbreak, India, 2005. Emerging Infectious Diseases; 12(9) Sep 2006
      6. Abhyankar AV, Dash PK, Saxena P, Bhargava R, Parida MM, Jana AM, Sahni AK, LaxmanRao PV. Comparison of a dipstick dot-ELISA with commercial assays for anti-Dengue virus IgM antibodies. Viral Immunology 2006 Dec; 19(4):630-636

      2004

      1. Gupta RM, Seth P, Bhardwaj JR, Prasad VVS, Sahni AK. Phylogenetic analysis of full-length gag gene from Human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV-1) strains circulating in India. Med Gen Med. 2004 Jul 11; 6(3): MoPeC3411 [eJIAS. 2004 Jul 11; 1(1): MoPeC3411]
      2. Sahni AK, Seth P, Gupta RM, Bhardwaj JR, Prasad VVS. Genetic sub typing of HIV-1 strains circulating in India by PCR-RFLP of protease gene amplicon. Med Gen Med. 2004 Jul 11; 6(3): TuOrA1144 [eJIAS. 2004 Jul 11; 1(1): TuOrA1144]

      2003

      1. Gupta RM, Pradeep S, Sahni AK, Prasad VVS, Rai A. Genomic diversity of human immunodeficiency virus type-1 in India. Antiviral Therapy, Jul 2003; 8 (Suppl.1): S 246

      2002

      1. Sahni AK, Prasad VVS, Seth P. Genomic diversity of human immunodeficiency virus type-1 in India. Intl. J. of STD & AIDS, Feb 2002; 13: 115-8.