Contents
Plenary Session
A-1
Detection of hepatitis C virus by RT-PCR in paraffin embedded autopsy liver and analysis of histology by light microscopy
Kim Vaiphei, Nirbhai S Pal*, Sunil K Arora,* AK Banerjee. Departments of Histopathology and Immunopathology*, PGIMER, Chandigarh

A-2
Effect of shunt on symptomatic and asymptomatic portal biliopathy due to extrahepatic portal venous obstruction (EHPVO)
GN Yattoo, SA Zargar, A Choudhary, A Sumbli, G Javeed, U Javed, BA Khan, AH Shah, JS Sodhi, SA Mir, AM Wani. Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, and GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi

A-3
The role of therapeutic vaccination in replicative carriers of hepatitis B virus and its effect on the hepatitis B virus genome and cytokine profile

Arun Rajan, Surinder Singh Rana, B C Das, R K Gupta, D Chattopadhya, P Kar. Department of Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, Institute of Cytology and Preventive Oncology (ICMR), National Institute of Communicable Diseases

A-4
Community based epidemiological study of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection

Abhijit Chowdhury, Amal Santra, Suparna Pal, Runu Chakraborty *, G K Dhali, Sujit Chaudhuri, S G Maity, Sujit Bhattacharya **, D N Guha Mazumder. Department of Gastroenterology, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata 7000 20, ICMR, Virus Unit*, Kolkata and National Institute of Cholera & Enteric Diseases**, Kolkata

A-5
Predicting mortality in patients with cirrhosis with application of neural network technology

Ananya Das1, Rupa Banerjee1, Uday C Ghoshal2, Madhumita Sinha3. P S R I for Liver, Kidney & Digestive Diseases, New Delhi1, SSKM Hospital & IPGMER, Calcutta2, Max Healthcare, New Delhi, India3

A-6
Carvedilol versus propranolol: hemodynamic assessment of acute and seven - day portal pressure response in Indian cirrhotics
Debasish Das, Binay K De, Sambit Sen, Pranab K Biswas, Sanjay K Mandal, Debasis Majumdar, Ajit K Maity*. Departments of Medicine and *Cardiology, Inistitute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Calcutta 700 020

Young Investigator Award Session

C-1
Lamivudine pulse therapy in patients with positive HBeAg and normal ALT: Is it beneficial?
Sandhu BS, Jain M, Singh J, Sarin SK. Department of Gastroenterology, G B Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India

C-2
Single nucleotide polymorphism in tumor necrosis factor (TNF) promoter: association with disease course in hepatitis C virus
Goyal A, Kazim SN, Waqil SM, Pervez M K, Arora N* Sarin SK. G B Pant Hospital, New Delhi; *CBT, Mall Road, Delhi

C-3
Screening for cystic fibrosis and cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene mutations in patients with chronic calcific pancreatitis of the tropics
Govind Kumar Makharia, Shivaram Shastri*, Pramod Kumar Garg, Madhulika Kabra*, Sushil K Kabra*, Rakesh K Tandon. Departments of Gastroenterology and the Genetics Unit, Department of Pediatrics*, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

C-4
Tropical sprue (TS) is associated with aerobic bacterial contamination of small bowel and prolonged orocecal transit time (OCTT)
U C Ghoshal, U Ghoshal*, A Ayyagari*, A Misra, R Aggarwal, S R Naik. Departments of Gastroenterology and *Microbiology, SGPGI, Lucknow 226 014

C-5
Detection of precore mutant of hepatitis B in patients of AVH and FH using ligase chain reaction and its clinical implications
S S Rana, U Kailash*, B C Das*, R K Gupta, A Rajan, M Mukherjee**, P Kar. Department of Medicine, *ICPO (ICMR), MAM College, New Delhi 110 002; **Functional Genomic unit, Centre for Biochemical Technology (CSIR), Delhi

C-6
Vaccination against the hepatitis A virus is not required in Indian school children: Results of seroepidemiological study
Yogesh Batra, Bharti Bhatkal, Bandana BK, Kuldeep Kaur, Anoop Saraya, SK Panda, SK Acharya. Departments of Gastroenterology and Pathology* All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Oral Papers

E-1
Profile of asymptomatic chronic HBV infection in India - End of the 'carrier' saga?
Ramesh Chandra, Dharmesh Kapoor, Shri Ram Agarwal, Veena Malhotra*, Puja Sakhuja*, Shiv K Sarin. Depts of Gastroenterology and Pathology*, GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi

E-2
Associated malformations with biliary atresia - a 5 years review
V Bhatnagar, A R Charles, S Agarwala, D K Mitra. Department of Paediatric Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi 110 029

E-3
Endoscopic biliary drainage vs surgery for acute obstructive suppurative cholangitis due to bile duct stones: a prospective randomized study
Showkat Ali Zargar, Omar Javid, Nazir Ahmad Wani, Suhail Ahmad, Gul Javid, Bashir Ahmad Khan, Ghulam Nabi Yattoo, Altaf Shah, Ghulam Mohamad Gulzar, Jaswinder Singh. Department of Gastroenterology and General Surgery, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Kashmir

E-4
Role of CA-242 as a tumor marker for cancer of the gallbladder
U Dutta, SV Rana, B Nagi, R Pal, SK Sinha, K Singh. Department of Gastroenterology, PGIMER, Chandigarh

E-5
Balloon dilatation and expandable metallic stents for Budd-Chiari syndrome
Sanjay S Baijal*, Sumit Roy*, Vivek A Saraswat, Rakesh Aggarwal, Sanjay Kumar, Rashid Mustafa*, Sunil K Dadhich, Sandeep Lakhtakia, Brijesh C Sharma, Rajinder V Phadke*, Subash R Naik. Departments of Radiodiagnosis* and Gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow

E-6
Hemodynamic studies in cirrhotic and non-cirrhotic portal fibrosis cases of portal hypertension in eastern India
Sanjay K Mandal1, Debasish Das1, Kaushik Bandopadhyay1, Supriya Guru1, Pranab K Biswas2, Debabrata Majumdar1, Binay K De1. Department of Medicine1 & Cardiology2, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, 244, Acharya JC Bose Road, Kolkata - 700 020

E-7
Acute hepatic failure in peripartum period: report of 14 patients from India
G Loganathan, C E Eapen, Rachel Chandy, Padmini Jasper, Matthews Mathai, Lakshmi Seshadri, Banumathi Ramakrishna, Atanu Kumar Jana, George John, V Shankar, George M Chandy. Departments of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, General Pathology, Neonatology, Medical Intensive Care Unit and Biostatistics, Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore - 632 004, Tamilnadu

F-1
Molecular epidemiology of HBV and transmission pattern in close family contacts of HBV related chronic liver disease patients
Thakur V, Guptan RC, Kazim SN, Sarin SK. Department of Gastroenterology, G B Pant Hospital, New Delhi

F-2
Comparable efficacy of propranolol plus isosorbide mononitrate and endoscopic variceal ligation in the prevention of variceal rebleeding
Sarin SK, Agarwal SR, Gupta R, Singh J, Murthy NS. Department of Gastroenterology, G B Pant Hospital, and Institute of Cytology and Preventive Oncology, New Delhi

F-3
Prevalence of hepatitis C genotypes in India and its effect on outcome of anti-viral therapy
Kamal Chetri, T S Negi, Sameer Mohindra, Sandeep Lakhtakia, Anshu Srivastava, G Choudhuri. Department of Gastroenterology; Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow

F-4
Clinical and endoscopic correlation of portal hypertensive gastropathy
Chandrasekhar Reddy, G R Srinivas Rao, A M Reddy, Ramesh, Asha Subbalaxmi, Umadevi, Shravan Kumar, Prabhakar, Panduranga Rao, Syed Ibrahim Hassan, Bajrang Pratap, Rupender Prasad. Dept. of Gastroenterology, Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad

F-5
Corticosteroids and ursodeoxycholic acid combination in severe alcoholic hepatitis- A randomized controlled trial
Garg RC, Singh J, Agarwal SR, Sarin SK. Department of Gastroenterology, G B Pant Hospital, New Delhi

F-6
Natural history of antiHBe positive chronic hepatitis B - A prospective study
Sharma J, Ramchandani M, Agarwal SR, Singh J, Sharma BC, Thakur V, Sarin SK. Department of Gastroenterology, G B Pant Hospital, New Delhi

F-7
Congestion index, hepatic artery and renal artery resistance indices in cirrhotics with various grades of ascites: Assessment by colour Doppler
Nitin Borse, Prabha Sawant, Bharat Gala. Department of Gastroenterology, LTMMC, LTMGH, Sion; and Gala X ray Clinic Malad, Mumbai

H-1
Efficacy and advantages of Subash stent and concomitant radiotherapy for cancer oesophagus
S Subash, Mohammed Ali, P Padmanabhan, M Mohan, D Jayakumar, A Mohanakrishnan, K PremKumar. Department of Digestive Health And Diseases, Government Peripheral Hospital Annanagar, Chennai and Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai

H-2
Serum mucin type glycoprotein-a potential marker for diagnosis of human oesophageal carcinoma -initial study
Shanthi, Newton, Sankaranarayanan, S Jeevan Kumar, Ganesh, Pugazhendhi, Suresh, Niranjali, Lakku Reddi, Devraj, B Ramathilakam, Dinakaran. Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Govt. General Hospital, Chennai; Dept of Zoology And Biochemistry, University of Madras, Chennai

H-3
Imidazole based therapies are significantly inferior compared to non imidazole based therapies in eradication of H. pylori in peptic ulcer disease in Indian patients
Kaushal Madan, Vineet Ahuja, CS Bal1, R M Pandey2, M P Sharma. Department of Gastroenterology, Nuclear Medicine1 and Biostatistics2, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

H-4
Intragastric distribution of Helicobacter pylori after acid suppression with ranitidine
Jaison Verghese, Bhooshan Pandit, Rima Kamat,* I K Biju, Shobna J Bhatia. Departments of Gastroenterology and *Pathology, TN Medical College and BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai 400 008

H-5
Bacterial association modulates gene expression in Entamoeba histolytica
Divyendu Singh, Sita Naik,* SR Naik. Departments of Gastroenterology and *Immunology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Raebareli Road, Lucknow 226 014

H-6
Wheat germ agglutinin: A molecular probe to affect colonization and pathogenicity of Giardia lamblia
A K Agrawal. Division of Microbiology, Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow 226 001

H-7
Study of esophageal dysfunctions in progressive systemic sclerosis
Tanmoy Bandopadhyay, Sujit Chaudhuri, Alokendu Ghosh, PK Banerjee. Department of Gastroenterology & Medicine, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, 244, Acharya JC Bose Road, Kolkata - 700 020

H-8
Analysis of Helicobacter pylori virulence genes directly from gastric biopsy specimens and their clinical correlation
Anjali S Patwardhan, Gita Sharma,* Surendra K Chikara,* Philip Abraham. Department of Gastroenterology, KEM Hospital, Mumbai and *Zydus Research Center, Ahmedabad

H-9
Comparison of quadruple therapy for seven, ten and fourteen days duration on H. pylori eradication
H K Gupta, V Tewari, G Nath, V K Dixit, A K Jain. Departments of Gastroenterology & Microbiology, Institute of Medical sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

H-10
Alteration in small bowel microflora following omeprazole therapy
S Chandra, N Taneja^, U Dutta, CK Nain, SV Rana, K Vaiphei*, M Sharma^, K Singh. Department of Gastroenterology, Pathology* and Microbiology^, PGIMER, Chandigarh 160012

H-11
Our experience in the management of re-stricture enteric anastomosis for benign strictures
R Chaudhary, SR Ghosh, G Singh. Department of Surgery, Command Hospital (NC), C/O 56 APO

I-1
A clinical, manometric and electromyographic evaluation following surgical repair of anorectal anomalies
V Bhatnagar, N A Bhat, V P Grover. Department of Pediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110 029

I-2
Effect of butyrate on barrier function, epithelial cell survival and stress response in an animal model of colitis
Aparna Venkatraman, R S Shaji, Susama Patra, B S Ramakrishna. Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore 632004

I-3
Clinical profile of Crohn's disease in Kerala
Prakash Zacharias, Jiju Kurian Punnoose, Anil John, Sateesh K, Jithendra T, Shine Sadasivan, Geeta Nair, Prem Nair. Amritha Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala

I-4
Analysis of Crohn's disease in a tertiary referral hospital - a disease believed to be rare in India
Philip M, Augustine P, Ramesh GN, Pushpa M, Ramesh H, Mukkada RJ, Philip T, Roshin P, Francis J, Shelley CP, Dawney Z. Digestive Diseases Center, PVS Memorial Hospital, Kochi

I-5
Usefulness of RBC folate estimation in the diagnosis of tropical sprue
A S Puri, Nirmal Kumar, Puja Sakhuja. Departments of Gastroenterology & Pathology, GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi

I-6
A prospective study of etiological spectrum of malabsorption syndrome in North India
P Ranjan, UC Ghoshal, Ujjala Ghoshal*, R Aggarwal, A Ayyagari*, S Naik**, SR Naik. Departments of Gastroenterology, *Microbiology and **Immunology, SGPGI, Lucknow 226 014

I-7
Randomized trial comparing the efficacy of low Na+ (3.5mmol/L) oral dehydration solution with WHO ORS in patients of non-cholera diarrhea with mild dehydration
Srinivas Rao G R, Chandrasekhar Reddy, Ramesh Kumar, MAS Lakshmi, Sudha Ramana, Uma Devi, M Pandu Ranga Rao, K Prabhakar, Shravan Kumar. P, Robert Summers, Satish Rao, S I Hassan, Bajrang Pratap, Rupender Prasad. Department of Gastro enterology, Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad; Institute of Tropical Medicine, Hyderabad, Iowa University, Iowa City, USA

I-8
Fecal lactoferrin as a predictor of infection with invasive enteropathogens in children with acute diarrhea
S Venkataraman, Gagandeep Kang, D Prasanna Rajan, B S Ramakrishna. Department of Gastroenterology and the Wellcome Trust Research Laboratories, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore.

I-9
Role of endosonography in the management of pancreatic pseudocysts
Sriram PVJ, Rao GV*, Borkar D*, Ravishankar P, Nageshwar Reddy D. Departments of Gastroenterology and *GI & Laparoscopic Surgery, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad

I-10
Prevalence of malnutrition and its possible etiology in patients with chronic pancreatitis in India
Namrata Singh, Monika Sethi, Pramod Kumar Garg, Y K Joshi, R K Tandon. Dept. of Gastroenterology and Human Nutrition, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

I-11
A comparative study of de novo pancreatic carcinoma (Ca) vs Ca pancreas in chronic calcific pancreatitis (CCP)
Shine Sadasivan, Rajeev Mehta, Satheesh K, Anil John, Prakash Zacharias, Prem Nair, V Balakrishnan. Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin, Kerala

Poster Session

B-1
Clinical spectrum of acute sporadic hepatitis E and possible benefit of glycyrrhizin therapy
Anurag Tandon, B N Tandon, RA Bhujwala. Pushpawati Singhania Resarch Institute, New Delhi; Metro Liver & Digestive Diseases Center, NOIDA

B-2
Treatment of subacute hepatitis with lamivudine and intravenous glycyrrhizin: a pilot study
Anurag Tandon, B N Tandon, RA Bhujwala. Pushpawati Singhania Resarch Institute, New Delhi; Metro Liver & Digestive Diseases Center, NOIDA

B-3
Effect of Vimliv on alcoholic hepatitis
Manoj Lahoti, Shobna J Bhatia, R Nandakumar, Mukesh Chawda,* Subhash Nandwani. Department of Gastroenterology, BYL Nair Hospital and TN Medical College, Mumbai 400 008; *Shree Dhootapapeshwar Ltd, Panvel

B-4
Safety and efficacy of ursodesoxycholic acid in prevention of hepatitis with anti tubercular therapy
Praloy Chakraborty, *Renuka Saha, P Kar. Departments of Medicine and *PSM, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

B-5
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in patients with portal hypertension
S K Sinha, S V Rana, U Dutta, R S Sidhu, R Pal, K Singh. Department of Gastroenterology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

B-6
Liver function tests in normal pregnancy: study in south Indian population
G Loganathan, Rachel Chandy, C E Eapen, Padmini Jasper, Lakshmi Seshadri, Matthews Mathai, Simi Paul, Gomathi Joseph, George M Chandy. Departments of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Obsteterics and Gynaecology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore - 632 004, Tamilnadu

B-7
Lamivudine in hepatitis B-related decompensated cirrhosis
Vivek A Saraswat, Sanjay K Somani, Rakesh Aggarwal. Department of Gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow 226014

B-8
Role of hepatitis E virus infection in acute viral hepatitis (AVH) and fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) during pregnancy
N Jilani, *B C Das, **S A Hussain, #U K Baweja, #D Chattopadhya, P Kar. Department of Medicine, *Molecular Oncology Division, Institute of Cytology and Preventive Oncology (ICMR), Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi and **Jamia Millia Islamia University, #National Institute of Communicable Diseases, New Delhi

B-9
Prediction of adverse outcomes in patients with acute viral hepatitis due to hepatitis E virus infection
Rupa Banerjee, Ananya Das. Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute for Liver, Kidney & Digestive Disease, New Delhi 110 017

B-10
Immunogenicity and reactogenicty of a combined paediatric dose hepatitis A and hepatitis B (Twinrix) vaccine, compared to adult dose Twinrix in healthy Indian children
Guptan RC, Thakur V, Safary A*, Sarin SK. Department of Gastroenterology, GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India and Smith Kline Beecham Biologicals, Belgium*

B-11
Hepatitis B virus markers in children living in urban slums of Chandigarh
Sadhna Lal, Arun Sharma, Chander Kamal Nain, Kartar Singh. Department of Superspeciality of Gastroenterology, P G I M E R, Chandigarh

B-12
Application of polymerase chain reaction for the diagnosis of amebic liver abscess
U Khan, B R Mirdha, M P Sharma1, J C Samantray, A Biswas2. Department of Microbiology, Gastroenterology1, and Medicine2. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

B-13
Autonomic dysfunction in EHPVO - correlation with cardiovascular hemodynamics
V K Shakeer*, Antony Paul*, Varghese Thomas*, Syed Ashraf*, Sobhana Devi R,* Jossy Chacko**, K Venugopal. *Department of Gastroenterology, **Department of Cardiology Medical College, Calicut, Kerala

B-14
Orocaecal transit time in patients with portal hypertension
S V Rana, S K Sinha, U Dutta, S Taneja, R Pal, K Singh. Department of Gastroenterology, PGIMER, Chandigarh

B-15
Prevalence of hepatitis B and C viral infection among alcoholic patients with liver disease
A K Sharma, S K Sinha, C K Nain, P K Sethi, Virendra Singh, Kartar Singh. Department of Gastroenterology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

B-16
Absence of intra-familial spread of hepatitis E virus infection in sporadic setting
Sanjay K Somani, Rakesh Aggarwal, Sita Naik*, SR Naik. Departments of Gastroenterology and Immunology*, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow 226 014

B-17
Efficacy of half-dose (10 microgram) recombinant hepatitis B vaccine in adults
Rajeev B Jakareddy, Nitin V Pai, Prakash C Dalai, Govind R Verma, Philip Abraham. Department of Gastroenterology, KEM Hospital, Mumbai 400 012

B-18
Prevalence and outcome of secondary bacterial infection in amoebic liver abscess
M P Sharma, Vineet Ahuja, Anoop Joshi. Department of Gastroenterology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

B-19
Endoscopic sclerotherapy vs. ligation for bleeding varices in children with extrahepatic portal venous obstruction: a prospective randomized study

Showkat Ali Zargar, Gul Javid, Bashir Ahmad Khan, Ghulam Nabi Yattoo, Altaf Shah, Ghulam Mohamad Gulzar, Jaswinder Singh. Department of Gastroenterology, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Kashmir

B-20
Hepatitis E virus infection in pregnant mothers and their pregnancy outcome
Sarman Singh, YK Joshi, D Deka. Department of Laboratory Medicine, Gastroenterology and Obstetrics & Gynecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

B-21
Nutritional status of patients with cirrhosis of liver
Rebecca Raj, Jahnavi Vasudevan, Anura V Kurpad, Abraham Koshy. Division of Nutrition and Department of Gastroenterology, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore 560 034

B-22
Combination therapy with interferon and ribavarin in chronic hepatitis C in HIV infected patients
Anand AC, Paul MS, Mehta A. Department of Gastroenterology & Pathology, Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt 110 010

B-23
Clinical utility of liver biopsy in evaluation of HIV-seropositive patients with hepatomegaly
Paul MS, Mishra A, Anand AC, Naithani N, Mehta A. Department of Gastroenterology & Pathology, Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt 110 010

B-24
Endoscopic treatment of bleeding gastric varices by N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (Histoacryl) injection
Solanki P, Kapoor D, Kumar N, Lamba GS, Puri AS. Department of Gastroenterology, G B Pant Hospital, New Delhi

B-25
Long-term efficacy and safety of glue (N-butyl-cyanoacrylate) in endoscopic treatment of gastric varices
Kamal Chetri, G Choudhuri, Anshu Srivastava, Kiran Vishwakarma, T S Negi. Department of Gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow

B-26
Assessment of prognostic factors in amebic liver abscess: A retrospective study
Jain SK, Agarwal SR, Singh J, Sharma BC, Sarin SK. Department of Gastroenterology, GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi

B-27
Analysis of very early and delayed mortality in hospitalized patients with alcoholic liver disease
Shanmughanathan S, Ramchandani M, Singh J, Sharma BC, Sarin SK. Department of Gastroenterology, GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi

B-28
Endoscopic therapy in patients with extra-hepatic portal vein obstruction
Anand D, Singh J, Sharma BC, Sarin SK. Department of Gastroenterology, G B Pant Hospital, New Delhi

B-29
Role of HBV and HCV in chronic renal failure on dialysis - Experience in a tertiary care hospital
Nayana Joshi, Ajit Kumar, E Ramanjaneyulu, *Dakshina Murthy K V. Deptt of Gastroenterology, *Dept of Nephrology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad

B-30
Epidemiology of HBV and HCV in hepatocellular carcinoma in Hyderabad
Nayana Joshi, Sudha Rani MSR, Ramanjaneyulu E, Ajit Kumar. Dept of Gastroenterology, Nizam's Institute of medical Sciences, Hyderabad.

B-31
Hepatocellular carcinoma in India: a comprehensive study of 108 patients
Kumar R, Guptan RC, Agrawal S R, Singh J, Gondal R*, Malhotra V*, Sarin S K, Saraswat M K. Departments of Gastroenterology and pathology*, G B Pant Hospital, Delhi

B-32
Clinical profile of alcoholic liver disease in tertiary referral center
Manjunath S M, Nutan Desai, Prabha Sawant. Dept of GE, LTMMC and LTMGH, Sion, Mumbai

B-33
Intra familial transmission of hepatitis B
R R Rai, M P Sharma, N K Jain, S Nijhawan, A Mathur. Department of Gastroenterology, S. M. S. Hospital, Jaipur

B-34
Short course antibiotic treatment of tropical sprue in Asian patients
A S Puri, Nirmal Kumar. GB Pant Hospital, JL Nehru Marg, N Delhi 110 002

B-35
Upper gastrointestinal bleed in children: clinical and endoscopic evaluation
Viswanathan MS, Kannaki M, Bhaskar Raju B, Malathi S. Dept of Pediatric Gastroenterology, ICH & HC, Chennai

B-36
Orocecal transit time in adult patients with chronic diarrhoea
S V Rana, Ravinder Pal, D K Bhasin, K Singh. Department of Gastroenterology, Postgraduate Institute Of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160 012

B-37
Alternative medicine and cancer of the hepato-pancreto-biliary region
Sanjoy Kumar Pal. Department of Gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow 226 014

B-38
Gastrointestinal tuberculosis: A retrospective analysis from a tertiary care centre
Anil John, Satheesh K, Prakash Zacharias, Prem Nair, Balakrishnan V. Amrita Institute Of Medical Sciences And Research Centre, Elamakkara, Cochin

B-39
Cisapride and QTc interval
Atul Sachdev, Ashwani Sood, Ashish Bhalla, Sanjay D'Cruz, Ram Singh, S S Lehl. Department of Medicine, GMC & Hospital, Chandigarh

B-40
Gastro-intestinal side effects of amlodepine
A Sachdev, C S Gautam, A Bhalla, A Duseja, R Singh. Departments of Medicine & Pharmacology, GMC & Hospital, Chandigarh

B-41
Spectrum of overt lower GI bleeds in a tertiary hospital
Ramesh Rajan, Puneet Dhar, Sreekumar N S, Sudheer O V, Sandeep V, Iype Abraham, Gopidas Unnithan, Prasad. Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Cochin

B-42
Upper G I bleed in coastal Orissa - A prospective clinical study
S K Sethi, G C Misra, S P Singh, C R Panda. Department of Medicine & Gastroenterology, SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Orissa

B-43
Spectrum of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in western India
Pravin Rathi, Philip Abraham, Rajeev Jakareddy, Nitin Pai. Department of Gastroenterology, KEM Hospital, Mumbai

B-44
Role of endosonography in the management of mucosal and submucosal lesions
Sriram P V J, Rao G V*, Bhaskar Reddy D**, Nageshwar Reddy D. Departments of Gastroenterology, GI & Laparoscopic Surgery and **Pathology, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad

B-45
Abdominal lymphoma- our experience
VM Dayal, A Kumar, SK Srivastava, HP Sharma, RR Prasad, Prem Kumar, HS Rai. Departments of Gastroenterology, GI Surgery, Oncology, Pathology and Radiology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna

B-46
Splenic infarct - a new complication at high altitude areas
Ambika Mohanty, C Mohan, B S Verma, SK Mohanty, R Rai. 92 Base hospital c/o 56 APO

B-47
Clinical spectrum of abdominal tuberculosis in tertiary referral centre
Shivanand Patil, Nutan Desai, Prabha Sawant, Manjunath Sandip K. Dept of GE, LTMMC and LTMGH, Sion, Mumbai

B-48
Efficacy & safety of tiropramide in acute abdominal colics: An open pilot study
Ajit Kumar, E Ramanjaneyulu, MSR Sudha Rani, Naval Chandra, K Ramakrishna. Dept of Gastroenterology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, AP

B-49
Metastatic malignant melanoma of gastrointestinal tract: two unusual cases
S Nijhawan, M P Sharma, N K Jain, A Mathur, R R Rai. Department of Gastroenterology, S. M. S. Hospital, Jaipur

B-50
Gastrointestinal profile of different cardiac disease patients admitted in ICCU
Gh. Jeelani Romshoo, G M Malik, G Q Khan, G Hassan. Department of Medicine, SMHS Hospital, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Kashmir

B-51
Clinical profile and endoscopic management of malignant obstructive jaundice
S Agal, PP Kulshrestha, R Baijal, M R Chakraborty, S S Pramanik, P Gupte. Gastroenterology centre, Jagjivanram Hospital, Western Railway. Mumbai

B-52
In vitro screening of Indian medicinal plants for anti Helicobacter pylori activity*
Suchandra Sett, Sruti Ghosh, Pratap K Das. Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Calcutta 700 032

B-53
Prevalence of anorectal disorders in surgical practice
Gupta N, Gupta SK, Shukla VK. Department of Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005

B-54
Cholelithiasis in young adults
Gupta N, Gupta SK, Shukla VK. Department of Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005

B-55
Venous segments of human spleen
Das SK, Pandey SK*, Tripathi SK**, Shukla VK. Departments of Surgery, Anatomy* and Forensic Medicine**, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005

B-56
Vascular segments of human spleen
Das SK, Pandey SK*, Tripathi SK**, Shukla VK. Departments of Surgery, Anatomy* and Forensic Medicine**, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005

B-57
Serological assay of CA-242, CA125, CA153 and CA19-9 in carcinoma of the gallbladder
Gurubachan, Dikshit A, Shukla VK. Department of Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005

B-58
Serological assay of CA242, CA125, CA15-3 and CA19-9 in gastrointestinal malignancy
Gurubachan, Dikshit A, Shukla VK. Department of Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005

B-59
Serum CA242 and CA125 in patients with carcinoma of the gallbladder
Gurubachan, Dikshit A, Shukla VK. Department of Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005

B-60
Biliary electrolytes and gallbladder disease
Das SK, Singh VN and Shukla VK. Department of Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005

D-1
Gastro-esophageal reflux in children treated for tracheo-esophageal fistula
V Bhatnagar, S Agarwala, D K Mitra. Department of Paediatric Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi

D-2
Experience in management of esophageal strictures due to various etiologies at a tertiary care hospital
Rohit Goyal, Praloy Chakraborty, Surinder Rana, Arun Rajan, P Kar. Department of Medicine, gastroenterology division, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi 110 002

D-3
Cancer of the esophagus in the Nilagiri belt of south India - identifying the risk factors
Chitra S, Ravi Shankar T, Vimala R, Jayanthi V. Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, Coimbatore

D-4
Esophageal motility changes after EVL and EVS in patients of cirrhosis with portal hypertension
S K Jain, Akash Parashar. Deptt. of Medicine, LNJP Hospital, New Delhi 110 002

D-5
Self expandable metallic stents in palliation of oesophageal carcinoma
E Ramanjaneyulu, Ajit Kumar, Samir Mohindra, Sudha Rani. Department of Gastroenterology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad

D-6
Beneficial effects of H. P. eradication in H. P. positive NUD patients with reflux esophagitis
Syed Ibrahim Hassan, Qamer Ayesha, C S Reddy, Srinivas, Ramesh, A M Reddy, Umadevi, P S Kumar, M A S Laxmi, K P Rao, B Prabhakar, Bajrang Pratap, Rupender Prasad. Dept of Gastroenterology, Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad

D-7
Long term multiple dilatations of corrosive oesophageal strictures - can it avoid surgery
S Subash, S Rajanikanth, A Mohanakrishnan, K Caroline, K Premkumar, M Kannan, C Krishnan. Department of Digestive Health and Diseases, Government Peripheral Hospital, Chennai and Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai

D-8
Long-term follow up of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease
Prakash C Dalai, Prashant V Bhandarkar, Philip Abraham. Department of Gastroenterology, KEM Hospital, Mumbai 400 012

D-9
Endoscopic mucosal resection-useful tool in diagnosis and treatment of focal and diffuse gastric lesions
Dharmesh Kapoor, Amrinder Singh Puri, Nirmal Kumar, Puja Sakhuja*, Ranjana Gondal*, Veena Malhotra*. Departments of Gastroenterology and Pathology*, GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi

D-10
Triple therapy compared with quadruple therapy for eradication of Helicobacter pylori in peptic ulcer
C Ganesh Pai, C P Thomas*, Asok Biswas, Sugandhi Rao, K Ramnarayan. Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 576 119, Karnataka; & *Westfort Hospital, Thrissur, Kerala

D-11
Cardiovascular autonomic functions and salivary composition in patients with active and healed duodenal ulcer
Vikas Kumar, K K Deepak, R L Bijlani, M Irshad1, Vineet Ahuja2, M P Sharma2. Department of Physiology, Laboratory medicine1 and Gastroenterology2, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

D-12
Variability of cagA gene may be a marker of pathogenicity among H. pylori isolates from cases of DU and NUD
Swathi Arur, Vineet Ahuja1, M P Sharma1, B K Das2. Dept. of Paediatrics, Gastroenterology1 and Microbiology2, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

D-13
Genotypes of Helicobacter pylori in children with recurrent abdominal pain
Manisha Singh*, KN Prasad*, SK Yachha**, N Krishnani#, A Ayyagari*. Departments of Microbiology*, Gastroenterology** and Pathology#, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow 226 014

D-14
Poor eradication rates after first therapy and unusually high recurrence rate of H. pylori: Long term follow up of a large cohort of peptic ulcer disease in India
P C Kashyap, Vineet Ahuja, Vishal Vaidya, C S Bal1, Bimal Das2, R M Pandey3, M P Sharma. Department of Gastroenterology, Nuclear medicine1, Microbiology2 and Biostatistics3, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

D-15
High dose omeprazole, amoxicillin therapy and furazolidone based therapy: salvage treatments for H. pylori in peptic ulcer disease
Vikram Bhatia, Vineet Ahuja, M P Sharma. Department of Gastroenterology, All India Institute of Medical sciences, New Delhi

D-16
A comparison of the natural history of complicated with non complicated peptic ulcer disease following eradication therapy for H. pylori
Vishal Vaidya, Vineet Ahuja, PC Kashyap, RM Pandey*, M P Sharma. Department of Gastroenterology and Biostatistics*, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

D-17
The effect of H. pylori eradication on symptoms of non-ulcer dyspepsia
Amitabh Naik, Jaison Varghese, Rima Kamat,* Shobna J Bhatia, Manoj Lahoti, Bhooshan Pandit. Departments of Gastroenterology and *Pathology, TN Medical College and BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai 400 008

D-18
Dieulafoy's lesion: outcome of management & follow up
M Asha Subbalakshmi, Uma Devi, Shravankumar, Prabhakar, K P Rao, S I Hassan, Ramesh Kumar, Bajrang Pratap, Rupender Prasad. Dept of Gastroenterology, Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad

D-19
Role of Helicobacter pylori in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
R Dewan, V K Goyal, KU Chaturvedi, P Gupta. Department of Medicine and Pathology, Maulana Azad Medical College and Lok Nayak Hospital, N. Delhi

D-20
Twenty-four-hour intragastric pH profile in Indian subjects
Vijal J Ashar, Philip Abraham, Megha J Meshram. Department of Gastroenterology, KEM Hospital, Mumbai 400 012

D-21
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Feracrylum (TCL-S-FA99) in patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia associated with H. pylori infection
Nitin V Pai, Prakash C Dalai, Rajeev B Jakareddy, Philip Abraham. Department of Gastroenterology, KEM Hospital, Mumbai 400 012

D-22
Transmission of Helicobacter pylori infection: person-to-person as well as fecal-oral spread is possible
Anjali S Patwardhan, Gita Sharma,* Surendra K Chikara,* Philip Abraham. Department of Gastroenterology, KEM Hospital, Mumbai and *Zydus Research Center, Ahmedabad

D-23
Effect of single dose of NSAIDs with or without sucralfate/omeprazole on gastric mucosa.
G K Sachdev, Dipesh Sood. Department of Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

D-24
Seroepidemiology of Helicobacter pylori in rural population
Jabaranjan Hembram, Abhijit Chowdhury, Amal Santra, Sujit Chaudhuri, Santanu Chatterjee, Simanti Datta, G B Nair, G K Dhali, D N Guha Mazumder. Department of Gastroenterology, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata

D-25
Gastric carcinoma, H. pylori infection and serum selenium and zinc status
Soma Bhattacharya, G K Dhali, Subhankar Das, Sarbari Lahiri, Abhijit Chowdhury, Amal Santra, Arnab Gupta, Subhasis Kolay, D N Guha Mazumder. Cancer Center and Welfare Home and Research Institute, Thakurpukur, Kolkata 700063 and Department of Gastroenterology, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata 700 020

D-26
Susceptibility and resistance to metronidazole in Helicobacter pylori in India
A Chowdhury, S Choudhuri, A K Mukhopadhyay*, J Y Jeong*, S Datta**, S Chattopadhyay**, D Dailidiene*, G B Nair**, DE Berg*. Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata. National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases**, Kolkata. Washington University Medical School*, St. Louis, MO

D-27
Age and gender considerations in H. P. Eradication using standard triple regimen in D. U. Patients
Syed Ibrahim Hassan, Q Ayesha, P S Kumar, MAS Laxmi, Srinivas, C S Reddy, Ramesh, A M Reddy, K P Rao, Uma Devi, Prabhakar Bajrang Pratap, Rupender Prasad. Dept of Gastroenterology, Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad

D-28
Rescue Therapy For H. P. eradication after failure of standard triple therapy
Syed Ibrahim Hassan, Q Ayesha, C S Reddy, Srinivas, A M Reddy, Ramesh, Uma Devi, MAS Laxmi, P S Kumar, Prabhakar, K P Rao, Bajrang Pratap, Rupender Prasad. Dept. of Gastroenterology, Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad

D-29
Bleeding peptic ulcers: a clinical study and role of intravenous pantoprazole after endoscopic therapy
Lorance Peter, Nischith D'souza, N G Lahoti, Harshad Devarbhavi, Abraham Koshy. Dept. of Gastroenterology and Surgery, St. Johns Medical College Hospital, Bangalore

D-30
Role of trypsin inhibitor on large bowel of infant mice during rotavirus infection
R Katyal, S V Rana, S Ojha, Kim Vaiphei, K Singh. Department of Gastroenterology, Pathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh & Biochemistry, P. U., Chandigarh

D-31
Prospective study of otilonium bromide in irritable bowel syndrome
Rajeev Singhal, Kunal Das, M L Pursnani, A Kaushilk, P Kar. Department of Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated L. N. Hospital, New Delhi 110 002

D-32
Local colonic immunological response to infection with Entamoeba histolytica
Krishdeep Singh Chadha, Gopal Sachdev, Ranjana Gondal. Maulana Azad Medical College, N. Delhi

D-33
Simultaneous assays for Clostridium difficile toxin and fecal lactoferrin in ulcerative colitis
Chetana Vaishnavi, Rakesh Kochhar, Deepak K Bhasin, *Kandavel Thennarasu, Kartar Singh. Department of Gastroenterology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India and * Department of Biostatistics NIMHANS, Bangalore, India

D-34
Predictive value of 'Age at onset of disease' in natural history of ulcerative colitis
Amit Gupta, Vineet Ahuja, Sachin Gupta, RM Pandey*, MP Sharma. Department of Gastroenterology and Biostatistics*, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

D-35
Extraintestinal (EI) manifestations are not uncommon in Indian patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) - A long term follow up
Sachin Gupta, Vineet Ahuja, Amit Gupta, RM Pandey*, M P Sharma. Department of Gastroenterology and Biostatistics*, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

D-36
Clinical features and quality of life in irritable bowel syndrome in Indians
Manoj Lahoti, Amitabh S Naik, Subhash K Nandwani, Shobna J Bhatia, Sundeep S Shah. Departments of Gastroenterology and Pathology, TN Medical College and BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai 400 008

D-37
Clinico-pathological and endoscopic profile in Crohn's, ulcerative and tuberculous colitis: a comparative analysis
Deepak Amarapurkar, Nikhil Patel, Haribhakti Seba Das. Dept. of Gastroenterology, Bombay hospital and research center, Mumbai

D-38
Complications of diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy: five years experience
Showkat Ali Zargar, Gul Javid, Bashir Ahmad Khan, Ghulam Nabi Yattoo, Altaf Shah, Ghulam Mohamad Gulzar, Jaswinder Singh. Department of Gastroenterology, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Kashmir

D-39
Efficacy of Dadimastaka Choornam in diarrhoeal type of irritable bowel syndrome
Antony Paul Chettupuzha,* V K Shakeer*, P K Balachandran, P K Warrier, K N Sasikumar, R Sobhana Devi*. Department Of Gastroenterology*, Medical College, Calicut 673 008, Kerala; and Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakal 676 503, Kerala

D-40
Crohn's disease: a tertiary centre experience
Rakesh Kumar, Nirmal Kumar, A S Puri, Dharmesh Kapoor, R Gondal*, V Malhotra*. Department of Gastroenterology and Pathology*, G B Pant Hospital, Delhi

D-41
Crohn's disease: Results of a clinical, radiological and endoscopic study in a tertiary care center in India
Rakesh K Tandon, Govind K Makharia, S Duttagupta*, Pramod K Garg. Departments of Gastroenterology and Pathology*, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

D-42
Procedure out come of colonoscopy with rapid (< 4 hrs) vs slow (> 12 hrs.) preparation
Syed Ibrahim Hassan, B Narsaiah, Bajrang Pratap, Rupender Prasad. Dept. of Gastroenterology, Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad and consultant Gastroenterologists, Aditya Hospitals, Hyderabad

D-43
Results of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and gastric biopsy in patients with Crohn's disease
Philip M, Pushpa M, Augustine P, Ramesh GN, Mukkada RJ, Francis J, Shelley CP, Dawney Z, Roshin P, James T. Digestive Diseases Centre, PVS memorial hospital, Kochi

D-44
A correlative study of ileocaecal and colonic tuberculosis with different modalities of evaluation
S Subash, S Rajanikanth, D Jayakumar, A Mohanakrishnan, K Caroline, K Premkumar, C Krishnan. Department of Digestive Health and Diseases, Government Peripheral Hospital, Annanagar, Chennai and Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai

D-45
A study of extrahepatic biliary atresia from a teritiary care centre
Sujay Chaudhuri, B R Thapa, Ujjal Poddar, Arun Prasad, Kartar Singh. Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Department of Gastroenterology, PGIMER, Chandigarh

D-46
Role of cholecystectomy in the treatment of gallbladder dyskinesia
Ravishankar B, Shastri L, Satyanarayana G. Kamineni Hospitals, Hyderabad

D-47
Manometric study of the sphincter of Oddi in general population and in patients with gall stones before and after cholecystectomy - An Indian study
V K Jain, S K Jain. Department of Medicine, MAMC and L. N. Hospital, New Delhi

D-48
Gallbladder cancer: Is chronic infection responsible?
Mahendra Kumar Singh, SK Goel*, K N Prasad$, A Ayyagari$, Kamal Chetri, T S Negi, V K Kapoor#, S S Sikora#, G Choudhuri. Departments of Gastroenterology, Microbiology$ and GI Surgery#, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, and Industrial Toxicology Research Centre*, Lucknow

D-49
Study of mutations in K-ras oncogene in cytological smears obtained by fine needle aspiration from gallbladder cancer
Mahendra Kumar Singh, Balraj Mittal*, Kamal Chetri, S K Pal, T S Negi, Udai Bhan Pandey*, V K Kapoor**, S S Sikora**, G Choudhuri. Departments of Gastroenterology, Genetics* and GI Surgery**, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow

D-50
Low frequency of P53 mutation in north Indian patients with gallbladder cancer
S K Pal, G S Pandey*, M K Singh, B Mittal*, G Choudhuri. Departments of Gastroenterology and Medical Genetics*, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India.

D-51
Gall bladder cancer after cholecystectomy
V V Raj, V A Saraswat, S S Baijal. Departments of Gastroenterology and Radiodiagnosis, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow 226 014

D-52
Current scenario of carcinoma gall bladder in eastern India
V M Dayal, A Kumar, K M Prasad, H P Sharma, Prem Kumar, H S Rai. Departments of Gastroenterology, Pathology and Radiology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna

D-53
Merits and demerits of a new pancreatic ductal system size gradation in tropical calcific pancreatitis
S Subash, S Rajanikanth, Mohammed Ali, P Padmanabhan, K Premkumar, J Jayakumar, K Caroline. Department of Digestive Health and Diseases, Government Peripheral Hospital, Anna Nagar, Chennai and Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai

D-54
Changing trends in tropical pancreatitis
Vinayakumar K R, Annama Sebastain, Bijulal, Rajeeb Muhammed. Medical College Hospital, Kottayam, Kerala

D-55
Presence and extent of pancreatic necrosis correlate with organ failure and mortality in patients with acute severe necrotizing pancreatitis
Pramod Kumar Garg, Sudeep Khanna, Kaushal Madan, NP Bohidar, GK Pande*, Rakesh K Tandon. Dept. of Gastroenterology and GI Surgery*, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

D-56
Idiopathic chronic pancreatitis in India - Is it all 'tropical pancreatitis'?
Bhaskar Nandi, Pramod Kumar Garg, Rupesh Pokharna, Rakesh K Tandon. Dept. of Gastroenterology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

D-57
Is pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreatic head carcinoma justified? - A five year analysis
Prasad K Wagle, Rajeev M Joshi, Tilak S Shetty. The Bhatia General Hospital, Mumbai & B. Y. L. Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai

D-58
Value of Interleukins 6, 12 and C-reactive protein in predicting the severity in early phase of acute pancreatitis
Sharan Shetty, Prabha Sawant, Swati Vispute, Jyothi Kudalkar, Manjunath SM. Dept. of GE, Dept of Biochemistry, LTMMC and LTMGH, Sion, Mumbai

D-59
Genomic analysis reveals distinct bio-geographic partitioning of Helicobacter pylori isolates from South Indians and other world populations
Aleem A Khan, Rekha T, N Ahmed,* C M Habibullah. Center for Liver Diseases, DCMS, Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad 500 058; *Center for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Nacharam, Hyderabad 500 058

D-60
Genomic analysis reveals highly clonal structure of H. pylori from Andhra Pradesh, South India
Rekha T, N Ahmed,* Aleem A Khan, Ayesha A, Aejaz Habeeb, Habibullah CM. Center for Liver Diseases, Deccan College of Medical Sciences and Allied Hospitals, Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad 500 058

D-61
Whole genomic fingerprinting analysis of H. pylori strains before and after treatment by FAFLP
Rekha T, Aleem A Khan, Ayesha A, Niyaz Ahmed,* Aejaz Habeeb, Habibullah CM. Center for Liver Diseases, Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad 500 058; *Center for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostic, Nacharam, Hyderabad 500 058

D-62
Helicobacter pylori genotypes in duodenal ulcer and non-ulcer dyspepsia cases in Hyderabad
Rekha T, Ayesha A, A A Khan, Niyaz Ahmed,* Aejaz Habeeb, C M Habibullah. Center for Liver Diseases, Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad 500 058; *Center for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostic, Nacharam, Hyderabad

D-63
Role of herbal medicine in the treatment of duodenal ulcer patients
Raheem Rafeeq M A, *Hussain S J, Khan A A, Habibullah C M. Center for Liver Diseases, Deccan College of Medical Sciences and Allied Hospitals, Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad 500 058; *Central Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Erragadda, Hyderabad 500 038

D-64
Unusual presentation of abdominal tuberculosis
N Ray, VSM (Retd.). Kothari Medical Center & Advanced Medicare & Research Institute, Calcutta

D-65
A five years' study of clinico-pathological profile of colonic polyps
SS Pramanik, PP Kulshrestha, S Agal, R Baijal, MR Chakraborty, PA Gupte. Gastroenterology Centre, Jagjivanram Hospital, Western Railway, Mumbai

D-66
Inflammatory bowel disease in childhood and adolescence
Ramesh GN, Philip M, Mukkada RJ, Gupta R, Thomas P, Antony C, Shelley C, Dawney Z, Thomas J and Augustine P. Digestive Diseases Centre, PVS Memorial Hospital, Kaloor, Cochin 682 017

P-1
A study of serum lipids in cirrhosis
A K Gupta, S K Jain. Department of Medicine, LHMC & RML Hospital, Delhi

P-2
A cost-effectiveness analysis of a candidate vaccine against hepatitis E virus using the Institute of Medicine model
Ananya Das. Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute for Liver, Kidney & Digestive Disease, New Delhi, India 110 017

P-3
Trace element analysis of gallstones. Preliminary observations
Ashok M, Gokulakrishnan S, Kalkura S N, Mathew S, Jayanthi V, Nair KGM. Dept. of Crystal Growth, Anna University, Dept. of Gastroenterology, GSH, RIGID, Chennai; & Dept. of Chemistry, PSG, Coimbatore

P-4
Seroprevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) amongst hepatitis- B patients in Kanpur
S Mittal, B D Mangal, S Chandra, P C Jain, Y Mangal, R Jain, A Puri, P Mishra. KPS PG Institute of Medicine & Department of Pathology, G S V M Medical College, Kanpur

P-5
Routes of transmission hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus as detected in a tertiary centre in eastern India
S Pal, PK Banerjee, G Ray, J Mukherjee, A Pal. Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (IPGMER), SSKM Hospital, 244, AJC Bose Road, Kolkata-700 020

P-6
Prognostic factors affecting the efficacy of endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) in acute variceal haemorrhage
B V Tantry, C G Pai, U Jalihal. Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, KMC, Mangalore & Manipal

P-7
A cost-effectiveness analysis of endoscopic therapy vs. surgery for management of extrahepatic portal venous obstruction (EHPVO) in children
Ananya Das*, Uday C Ghoshal, SK Yachha, SR Naik. Departments of Gastroenterology, SGPGI, Lucknow 226014 and *PSRI, New Delhi

P-8
Clinical profile, aetiology and prognostic indicators in fulminant hepatic failure in children
Vikranth Bapu AV, Bhaskar Raju B, Malathi S, Thiagarajan SP. Depts. of Pediatric Gastroenterology, ICH & HC & Microbiology, PGIBMS, Tharamani, Chennai

P-9
A comparitive study of ulceration and stricture formation following endoscopic variceal sclerotherapy
G Karimundackal, C S Desai, A N Supe. Dept of Surgical Gastroenterology, K.E.M Hospital, Mumbai

P-10
Randomised controlled trial comparing endoscopic variceal ligation and propranolol in primary prophylaxis of variceal bleeding
R Pokharna, Ravinder Sharma, R P Kothari. Department of Medicine and Gastroenterology, S.P. Medical College and Associated Group of Hospitals, Bikaner

P-11
Six years with palliation for advanced gallbladder cancer
VA Saraswat, VV Raj, S Khatoon, SK Dadhich, N Rastogi, SS Baijal. Departments of Gastroenterology, Radiotherapy, and Radio-diagnosis, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow

P-12
Histologic spectrum of chronic hepatitis in precore mutants and wild type hepatitis B virus infection
Puja Sakhuja, Veena Malhotra, Ranjana Gondal, Shiv K Sarin*, Varsha Thakur*. Departments of Pathology and Gastroenterology*, G.B. Pant Hospital New Delhi

P-13
Predictors of hepatic fibrosis in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
Deepak Amarapurkar, Nikhil Patel, Haribhakti Seba Das, Girish Muzumdar*, Anita Shah*, Arun Chitale*. Dept. of gastroenterology and pathology*, Bombay hospital and research center, Mumbai.

P-14
Response of lamivudine monotherapy in hepatitis B
Deepak Amarapurkar, Haribhakti Seba Das, Nikhil Patel. Dept. of Gastroenterology, Bombay Hospital and research center, Mumbai

P-15
Effect of Helicobacter pylori eradication on serum ammonia levels in liver disease
Amitabh S Naik, Bhooshan Pandit, R Nandakumar, Shobna J Bhatia. Department of Gastroenterology, BYL Nair Hospital and TN Medical College, Mumbai 400 008

P-16
Basal ganglia changes in the brain on magnetic resonance imaging occur less frequently in patients with portal vein thrombosis without cirrhosis liver
Yogesh Chawla, Kshaunish Das, Paramjit Singh, Ajay Duseja, Radha Krishan Dhiman, Sudha Suri. Departments of Hepatology and Radiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh

P-17
Prevalence of hepatitis A virus antibodies in cirrhotics
Kshaunish Das, Sanjeev Sharma, Lalita Arora, Ajay Duseja, RK Dhiman, Y Chawla. Department of Hepatology, PGIMER, Chandigarh

P-18
Hepatitis B virus markers in patients with HBsAg negative chronic hepatitis C
Sunil Sharma, B Masih, Arpita Sharma, Ajay Duseja, Y Chawla. Department of Hepatology, PGIMER, Chandigarh

P-19
Treatment of chronic hepatitis due to hepatitis B virus infection with interferon-alpha: Cost-effectiveness in the Indian setting
Rakesh Aggarwal, UC Ghoshal, SR Naik. Department of Gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow 226 014

P-20
Liver disease and chronic myeloid leukemia: a possible and positive correlation-a preliminary study
Newton P Muthunayagam, Dr Shanthi, Dr Usha, Dr Basumani, Dr Venketeswaran, Dr Jeevan K, Dr Ganesh, Dr Suresh, Dr Pugazhendi, Dr Bharadwaj, Dr Ramathilakam, Dr Dinakaran. Departments of Medical Gastroenterology /Haematology/Pathology, Madras Medical College And Research Institute

P-21
Prospective study of etiology and clinical presentation of chronic liver disease
RK Jain, Rajesh Solanki, BS Asthana. Gastroentrology, Dept.of Medicine, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal

P-22
Natural history of asymptomatic chronic HBsAg carriers
Govind R Verma, Jayashree Sharma, Mukta R Bapat, Philip Abraham. Department of Gastroenterology, KEM Hospital, Mumbai 400 012

P-23
Prospective study of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in Kerala
Satheesh K, Shine S, Rajesh Pai, Jijo Kurian, Jeetandra, Azhgar Majeed, Prem Nair. Amrita Institute Of Medical Sciences and Research Centre

P-24
Efficacy of indigenous (Shanvac-B) recombinant DNA hepatitis B vaccine in health care workers
Thakur V, Guptan RC, Sarin SK. Department of Gastroenterology, G.B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India

P-25
Short course lamivudine in acute hepatitis B infection: A pilot study
Subrat Kumar Acharya, Yogesh Batra, Dinesh Kumar, Srinivasan Dasarathy, Rajvir Singh, Bharati Bhatkal, SK Panda* and S.Dutta Gupta*. Departments of Gastroenterology and Pathology* All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

P-26
The epidemiology of hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in general population: Prevalence, risk factors and genotypes
Abhijit Chowdhury, Amal Santra, Susmita Chowdhury, GK Dhali, Sujit Chaudhuri, SG Maity, SK Bhattacharya, DN Guha Mazumder. Department of Gastroenterology, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata and National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata

P-27
HCV as a cause of liver cirrhosis: Frequency and genotype distribution
Neeti Agarwal, Sita Naik*, Dinesh Kini, Sanjay K Somani, Harjeet Singh*, Rakesh Aggarwal, Gour Choudhuri, Vivek A Saraswat, Subhash R Naik. Departments of Gastroenterology and Immunology*, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow

P-28
Frequency of hepatitis B virus and its surface mutant infection in north Indian general population

Harjeet Singh, RL Singh*, Rakesh Aggarwal*, SR Naik*, Sita Naik. Departments of Immunology and Gastroenterology*, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, and *Department of Biochemistry, Dr. RML Awadh University, Faizabad

P-29
Randomised controlled trial to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor in patients with acute liver failure
Yogesh Batra, Monty Bhagat, Siddharth Dattagupta*, SK Acharya. Departments of Gastroenterology and Pathology* All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

P-30
Sequential morphological and functional alterations in liver caused by ATD treatment in mice
Amal Santra, Abhijit Chowdhury, Subhankar Das, GK Dhali, SG Maity, DN Guha Mazumder. Department of Gastroenterology, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata

P-31
Alteration of glutathione homeostasis: the possible mechanism of anti-tubercular drug induced hepatotoxicity
Abhijit Chowdhury, Amal Santra, Subhankar Das, Gopal K Dhali, S.G. Maity, D.N. Guha Mazumder. Department of Gastroenterology, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata

P-32
Effect of one year lamivudine therapy in chronic HBV infection
Sujit Chaudhuri, Abhijit Chowdhury, G.K. Dhali, Amal Santra, Runu Chakraborty*. Department of Gastroenterology, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata, ICMR Virus Unit*, Kolkata

P-33
Randomised controlled trial to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of granulocte macrophage colony stimulating factor in patients with acute liver failure
Yogesh Batra, Monty Bhagat, Siddharth Dattagupta*, SK Acharya. Departments of Gastroenterology and Pathology*, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

P-34
Ventilatory functions in cirrhotic ascitis
MR Ajmal, M Iqbal, HS Khan, Jaffer Ismail Ali. Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Hospital, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, 202 002

P-35
Interferon and lamivudine combination versus lamivudine alone in the treatment of anti-HBe positive chronic hepatitis B
Guptan RC, Thakur V, Garg RC, Malhotra V*, Sarin SK. Departments of Gastroenterology and Pathology*, G.B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi

P-36
TA-Polymorphism in bilirubin UDP-glucuronoyltransferase gene (UGT1A1) promoter in indian patients with Gilbert's syndrome (GS)
Parvez MK, Kazim SN, Goyal A, Hasnain SE, Sarin SK. Department of Gastroenterology, GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi and Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad

P-37
A comparative study of EVL and EST in the management of bleeding esophageal varices
E Ramanjaneyulu, Ajit Kumar, Sameer Mohindra, Naval Chandra, Ramakrishna. Department of Gastroenterology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad

P-38
Efficacy of lamivudine in hepatitis B related chronic liver disease in India
Kamal Chetri, T S Negi, G Choudhuri. Department of Gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow

P-39
Prevalence of Q-T interval prolongation in cirrhosis: Does it related to Etiology or severity?
Kingshuk K Dhar*, A Karmakar, M Chakraborty, B Bose, SB Sengupta. Department of Medicine and Endoscopy unit* R G Kar Medical college and Hospital, Calcuta

P-40
Frequency of precore and surface mutants in HBV-related chronic liver diseases and in incidentally detected asymptomatic HBsAg positive subjects (IDAHS)
Nayana Joshi, Ajit Kumar, NagarjunaKumar YR, Ramanjaneyulu E, Naval Chandra, *Khaja MN, **Manu Tandon, ***Sethu Babu. Dept of Gastroenterology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, *OMRC, **CDR Hospital, ***Sai Vani Hospital, Hyderabad

P-41
Epidemiology of HBV and HCV in hepatocellular carcinoma in Hyderabad
Nayana Joshi, Sudha Rani MSR, Ramanjaneyulu E, Ajit Kumar. Dept of Gastroenterology, Nizam's Institute of medical Sciences, Hyderabad

P-42
Role of HBV and HCV in chronic renal failure on dialysis - Experience in a tertiary care hospital
Nayana Joshi, *Ajit Kumar, *E Ramanjaneyulu, **Dakshina Murthy KV. *Deptt of Gastroenterology and **Nephrology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad

P-43
Epidemiology of HBV and HCV in hepatocellular carcinoma in Hyderabad
Nayana Joshi, Sudha Rani MSR, Ramanjaneyulu E, Ajit Kumar. Dept of Gastroenterology, Nizam's Institute of medical Sciences, Hyderabad

P-44
Age related seroprevalence of hepatitis A in a central district of kerala
Vinayakumar KR, Firoshkhan S, Sneha John, Rajeeb Muhamed VM. Medical College Hospital, Kottayam, Kerala

P-45
Hepatitis B virus infection in an institution for mentally retarded and efficacy of lamivudine in chronic hepatitis B amongst these patients.
RR Rai, NK Jain, MP Sharma, L. Shimpi, S.Nijhawan, A. Mathur. Department of Gastroenterology, S.M.S Hospital, Jaipur

P-46
Antibody titers in Hepatitis B vaccinees at six months following vaccination
S Nijhawan, L Shimpi, NK Jain, MP Sharma, A. Mathur, RR Rai. Department Gastroenterology, S.M.S. Hospital, Jaipur

P-47
Intra familial transmission of hepatitis B
RR Rai, MP Sharma, NK Jain, A Mathur, S Nijhawan. Department Gastroenterology, S.M.S. Hospital, Jaipur

P-48
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) - clinical profile
Francis J, Ramesh GN, Mukkada RJ, Philip M, Dawney Z, Philip T, James T, Shelley C P, Augustine P. Digestive Diseases Centre, PVS Memorial Hospital, Kaloor, Cochin 682 017

P-49
Obstructive jaundice at a tertiary referral centre - a 4 year audit of 455 cases
S Subash, S Rajanikanth, Mohammed Ali, P Padmanabhan, D Jayakumar, A Mohanakrishnan, M Kannan. Department of Digestive Health and Diseases, Government Peripheral Hospital, Anna Nagar, Chennai and Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai

P-50
Choledochal cyst - endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatographic analysis and interesting associations
S Subash, S Rajanikanth, Mohammed Ali, P Padmanaban, K Caroline, M Kannan, C Krishnan. Department of Digestive Health and Diseases, Government Peripheral Hospital, Annanagar, Chennai and Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai

P-51
Non surgical endoscopic management for post surgical biliary leaks - our experiences
S Subash, S Rajanikanth, Mohammed Ali, P Padmanabhan, D Jayakumar, A Mohanakrishnan, K Caroline, K Premkumar. Department of Digestive Health and Diseases, Government Peripheral Hospital, Anna Nagar, Chennai and Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai

P-52
Transjugular liver biopsy
Philip M, Augustine P, Ramesh GN, Pushpa M, Francis J, Mukkada RJ, Philip T, Roshin P, Dawney Z, Shelley CP, James T. Digestive Disease Centre, PVS memorial hospital, Kochi, Kerala

P-53
Profile of acute viral hepatitis among adults in a tertiary referral hospital in Kerala -Changing scenario
Philip M, Augustine P, Ramesh GN, Mukkada RJ, Francis J, Antony PC Shelley CP, Dawney Z, Roshin P, James T. Digestive Diseases Centre, PVS Memorial Hospital, Kochi

P-54
Acute viral hepatitis in previously asymptomatic children with chronic liver disease
SK Somani, SK Yachha, Rakesh Aggarwal. Department of Gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow 226 014

P-55
Prediction of adverse outcomes in patients with acute viral hepatitis due to hepatitis E virus infection
Rupa Banerjee, Ananya Das. Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute for Liver, Kidney & Digestive Disease, New Delhi 110 017

P-56
Predicting mortality in patients with cirrhosis with application of neural network technology
Ananya Das1, Rupa Banerjee1, Uday C Ghoshal2, Madhumita Sinha3. P S R I for Liver, Kidney & Digestive Diseases, New Delhi1, SSKM Hospital & IPGMER, Calcutta2, Max Healthcare, New Delhi, India3

P-57
Epidemiology of HBV and HCV in hepatocellular carcinoma in Hyderabad
Nayana Joshi, Sudha Rani MSR, Ramanjaneyulu E, Ajit Kumar, Dept of Gastroenterology, Nizam's Institute of medical Sciences, Hyderabad.

P-58
Pattern of renal dysfunction in liver cirrhosis based on International Ascites Club Criteria for hepatorenal syndrome (HRS)
Patel PP, Misra R, Mehrotra P, Chandra M, Chandra A, Mehrotra S, Mitra MK. Unit of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, KGMC, Lucknow

Y-1
Argon plasma coagulation in gastrointestinal bleeding
Goenka MK, Das Kinsuk, Sarkar Dipankar, Roy Jaydeb, Chatterjee Sharmila. AMRI Apollo Hospital and Eko Endoscopy Center, Kolkata

Y-2
Management of difficult bile duct stones by ESWL-A prospective data from a tertiary referral centre in India
Amit Maydeo, Vipulroy Rathod, Manisha Rangari, Kavita Dhamnaskar, Sanjay Salunke, Sanjay Jain. Digestive Disease Centre, Bhatia General Hospital, Mumbai

Y-3
Knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) for disinfection of gastrointestinal endoscopes and accessories in India
S Venkataraman, B S Ramakrishna. Department of Gastroenterology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore

Y-4
Endoscopic antroduodenal stenting for gastric outlet obstruction in advanced gallbladder cancer
V A Saraswat, V V Raj, S K Dadhich, K Chetri, S Khatoon, S S Baijal. Departments of Gastroenterology & Radiodiagnosis, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences Lucknow

Y-5
Gastric "access loop" to facilitate prompt biliary access following choledocho-jejunostomy for biliary strictures or intrahepatic stones.
Rao G V, Sriram P V J*, Borkar D, Neeladri Raju P, Nageshwar Reddy D*. Departments of GI & Laparoscopic Surgery and *Gastroenterology, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad

Y-6
Proctoscopic sclerotherapy for bleeding internal hemorrhoids: cost effectiveness, simplicity and rapidity
Syed Ibrahim Hassan, B Narsaiah, Bajrang Pratap, Rupender Prasad. Dept. of Gastroenterology, Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad. Consultant Gastroenterologists, Aditya Hospitals, Tilak Road, Hyderabad

Y-7
Wire guided fluoroscopy assisted pneumatic dilator for achalasia cardia
S Nijhawan, L Shimpi, NK Jain, MP Sharma, V Mathur, A Mathur, RR Rai. Department of Gastroentrology, S.M.S. Hospital, Jaipur

Y-8
Laparoscopy assisted panenteroscopy (LAPE)
Philip M, Ramesh H, Thomas CP, Varghese CJ, Prakash K, Lekha V, Venugopal B, Mukkada RJ, Ramesh GN, Augustine P. PVS memorial hospital, Kochi and West Fort hospital, Trichur

Z-1
Dysphagia due to impacted piece of hard shell of mango pickle in middle esophagus, in old female-clinical suspicion of malignant obstruction
Mohan Sharma, Anuradha Sharma. Tiwari Hospital, MLB Road, Gwalior 474 009 (MP)

Z-2
Endoscopic sphincterotomy in the management of the bile duct stones in children
Showkat Ali Zargar, Gul Javid, Bashir Ahmad Khan, Ghulam Nabi Yattoo, Altaf Shah, Ghulam Mohamad Gulzar, Jaswinder Singh. Department of Gastroenterology, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Kashmir

Z-3
Past ulcer surgery - re-opening the old
Rajesh N, Jeyasingh R, Vimala R, Jayanthi V. Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, Coimbatore

Z-4
Stenting of pancreatic duct for relief of pain in tropical pancreatitis
C Ganesh Pai. Gastroenterology Unit, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka 576 119

Z-5
An economic analysis of different strategies of treatment for achalasia cardia in Indian perspective
UC Ghoshal, R Aggarwal, SR Naik. Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow 226 014

Z-6
Post radiation esophageal strictures - our experience
Uma Devi M, Subbalaxmi MS, Kumar BR, Kumar PS, Rao KP, Prabhakar B, Hassan SI, Rupender Prasad, Bajrang Pratap. Dept. of Gastroenterology, Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad

Z-7
Survival and outcome after non-surgical palliation in advanced gallbladder cancer
V V Raj, V A Saraswat, S Khatoon, N Rastogi, S S Baijal. Departments of Gastroenterology, Radiotherapy and Radiodiagnosis Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute Lucknow

Z-8
Etiological profile of obstructive jaundice seen during ERCP at a tertiary centre in Northwest Rajasthan
Rupesh Pokharna, P K Kabra, Kuldeep Saini, Ravindra Sharma. Department of Gastroenterology, S.P. Medical College, Bikaner (Rajasthan)

Z-9
Esophageal stents deployment as a outdoor procedure under direct endoscopic guidance
Bindra H S. Deptt of Medicine, Division of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation, Ludhiana-141 009

Z-10
Cyanoacrylate in acute gastric variceal bleed
Prakash Zacharias, Anil John, Geeta Nair, Satish K, Jiju Kurian Punnoose, Prem Nair. Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala

Z-11
Anorectal sphincter profile and rectal sensation in Indian patients with constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome: A manometric study
Govind K Makharia, S N Reddy, Vinod Kumar, Rakesh K Tandon. Department of Gastroenterology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Z-12
Use of spray coagulation as a mode of endoscopic hemostasis
Borkar D*, Sriram P V J, Rao G V*, Nageshwar Reddy D. Departments of Gastroenterology and *GI & Laparoscopic Surgery, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad

Z-13
A novel technique of laparoscopic management of hydatid cysts of the liver
Rao G V, Borkar D, Sriram P V J*, Bhaskar Reddy D**, Nageshwar Reddy D*. Departments of GI & Laparoscopic Surgery, *Gastroenterology and **Pathology, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad

Z-14
Endosonography-assisted glue injection of fundal varices
Sriram P V J, Rao G V*, Borkar D*, Nageshwar Reddy D. Departments of Gastroenterology and GI & Laparoscopic Surgery, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad

Z-15
Intestinal lymphangiectasia: an experience from a tertiary care hospital
S Duttagupta, Govind K Makharia, Rakesh K Tandon. Departments of Gastroenterology and Human Nutrition, and Department of Pathology. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Z-16
Culture of endoscopic jejunal biopsy: a simple and accurate method to assess small intestinal microflora
S Chandra, U Dutta, N Taneja^, K Vaiphei*, CK Nain, M Sharma^, K Singh. Department of Gastroenterology, Pathology* and Microbiology^, PGIMER, Chandigarh

Z-17
Three year outcome of open access colonoscopy facilities at Osmania General Hospital a tertiary referral center at Hyderabad
Syed Ibrahim Hassan, A M Reddy, Ramesh, Srinivas, C S Reddy, Prabhakar, K P Rao, P S Kumar, MAS Laxmi, Uma Devi, Bajrang Pratap, Rupender Prasad. Dept. of Gastroenterology, Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad

Z-18
Endoscopic lesions, seen with flexible sigmoidoscopy in patients with acute lower G.I. bleed and, incidence of missed lesions picked up on conversion to total colonoscopy
Syed Ibrahim Hassan, C S Reddy, Srinivas, P S Kumar, Uma Devi, MAS Laxmi, A M Reddy, Ramesh, K P Rao, Prabhakar, Bajrang Pratap, Rupender Prasad,. Dept. of Gastroenterology, Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad

Z-19
Hemoclips in nonvariceal GI bleed
Mukkada RJ, Philip M, Ramesh GN, Francis J, Shelley C, Roshin G, Augustine P. Digestive Diseases Centre, PVS Memorial Hospital, Kaloor, Cochin - 682017

Z-20
The indigenous polypectomy snare: preparation and use
S Nijhawan, NK Jain, MP Sharma, L Shimpi, A Mathur, RR Rai. Department of Gastroenterology, S.M.S. Hospital, Jaipur

Z-21
Pyloric balloon dilatation in benign gastric outlet obstruction-a preliminary report
S Subash, Mohammed Ali, P Padmanabhan, D Jayakumar, A Mohanakrishnan, M Kannan, C Krishnan. Department of Digestive Health and Diseases, Government Peripheral Hospital, Anna Nagar, Chennai, and Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai

Z-22
Classical and modified rendezvous procedures in complicated hepatobiliary disorders
S Subash, S Rajanikanth, Mohammed Ali, P Padmanabhan, D Jayakumar, A Mohanakrishnan, M Kannan. Department of Digestive Health and Diseases, Government Peripheral Hospital, Anna Nagar, Chennai and Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai

Z-23
Interventional endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography in pancreatic ascites - a non surgical alternative
S Subash, S Rajanikanth, Mohammed Ali, P Padmanabhan, K Caroline, K Premkumar, M Kannan. Department of Digestive Health and Diseases, Government Peripheral Hospital, Anna Nagar, Chennai and Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai

Z-24
Self expandable metal stents in palliation of obstructing GI malignancy -preliminary experience
Mukkada RJ, Philip M, Augustine P, Ramesh GN, Tharakan A, Philip T. Digestive Diseases Center, PVS memorial hospital, Kochi

Z-25
Endoscopic management of pancreatic ascites
A Chacko, S Peter, BS Ramakrishna, CE Eapen, S Govil. Department of Gastroenterology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore

Z-26
Biopsy from gastric corpus enhances yield of Helicobacter pylori in patients on acid suppression therapy
A K Seth, S Kakkar. Departments of Gastroenterology and Pathology, Command Hospital (East), Kolkata 1


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