Ethical issues: The current study was ethically approved and executed in accordance with the Institute Ethics and Research Committee guidelines of JIPMER
, Pondicherry, India.
Dr Mandal is an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology at JIPMER
, Puducherry, India, and is in charge of the stool and urine section and the molecular biology division in the department.
Vinod, Assistant Professor, Department of General Medicine, JIPMER
, Dhanvantarinagar, Puducherry-605 006, India.
Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Smita Shekatkar; Department of Microbiology, JIPMER
, Puducherry-605006, India; Phone: 09894443462, 0413-2273562 Email: smithsmile@rediffmail.
The authors wish to extend their gratitude to the medical and nursing staff of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, JIPMER
Hospital, Pondicherry for their cooperation in this study.
Last year, the Institute was converted into an Institution of National Importance and now examinations of all academic courses are conducted by JIPMER
Teachers of AIIMS, JIPMER
, PGIMER, the Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Science, Shillong, and Nimhans in Bangalore will benefit from the decision.
Animals and experimental design: Healthy adult Wistar albino rats of either sex weighing 130-200 g were obtained from the Central Animal House, JIPMER
The study was approved by the Institute Animal Ethics Committee, JIPMER
Thanks are also due to Dr Rotti, Dr Ajay and Dr Mahalakshmi of the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, JIPMER
for help with the statistical analysis.
Detection of extended spectrum [beta]-lactamases producers among surgical wound infections and burn patients in JIPMER
The State Government Health facilities and Central Government Institutions, such as AIIMS, Safdarjung Hospital, RML Hospital, PGIMER (Chandigarh), JIPMER
(Puducherry), CNCI (Kolkata), etc.