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Gastrointestinal (GI) problems at high altitude are commonplace. The manifestations differ considerably in short-term visitors, long-term residents and native highlanders. Ethnic food habits and social norms also play a role in causing GI dysfuntion. Symptoms like nausea and vomiting are common manifestations of acute mountain sickness and are seen in 81.4%(More)
1. The sensations evoked by the injection of lobeline into the right antecubital vein were studied in 8 subjects after bilateral lung transplantation and 10 control subjects. In control subjects, two distinct sensations were experienced. There was an early noxious sensation (onset approximately 10 s) followed by a late sensation of breathlessness (onset(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of malarial hepatitis in patients with Plasmodium falciparum infection and jaundice is not known and it is not clear whether the condition is a single entity or a heterogeneous syndrome. METHODS We prospectively studied the natural history of all patients with falciparum malaria and jaundice admitted to military hospitals in(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the applicability of the discrimination parameters Mahalanobis distance, spectral residuals, and limit tests, developed by this group to differentiate normal from malignant colon tissues. BACKGROUND DATA Colon cancers are diagnosed using fiberoptic endoscopic localization and a subsequent(More)
Of 103 cases of typhoid fever admitted to the Pediatric Wing of our hospital during the months of August 1989 to April 1990, 82.5% were resistant to chloramphenicol, ampicillin and co-trimoxozole. Nearly 87% children were in the age group of 3-10 years. Fever was present in all and splenomegaly in 90.2% cases. Urinary retention during the course of illness(More)
1. Experiments carried out on anaesthetized cats showed that increasing blood flow, through the lobes of a lung, by 133% (S.E. 33%) generated an average of 0.75 impulses/sec (S.E. 0.3) in ten almost silent J receptors. Equivalent activity was produced by injecting 12-18 micrograms phenyl diguanide/kg into the right atrium. Such activity caused marked reflex(More)
OBJECTIVES The impact of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection on the success of renal transplant is controversial. We assessed the effect of HCV infection on graft and patient survival in renal allograft recipients. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed medical records of renal allograft recipients who were transplanted between June 1990 and March 2004.(More)
1. Intravenous injections of lobeline HCl into twenty-six normal young male human volunteers produced sensations of choking, pressure or fumes in the throat and upper chest at a mean threshold dose of 12 micrograms kg-1. 2. Reflex changes in breathing pattern usually appeared just before the sensations. Increasing the dose of lobeline increased the(More)