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The present study was intended to appraise the oxidant and antioxidant status in preeclampsia women. Seventy-seven preeclampsia women with severe variety having average B.P. of 170/140 mmHg with proteinuria; 47 preeclampsia women with mild variety having average B.P. of 138/100 mmHg were compared to 56 healthy pregnant women and 15 non-pregnant women for(More)
Hypermethylation of CpG islands leads to transcriptional silencing and it is the predominant mechanism of tumor suppressor gene inactivation in many tumors. Methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction was performed to analyse the methylation status of the promoter region of the tumor suppressor genes. Hypermethylation of the 5′ CpG island of the p21 CIP1(More)
OBJECTIVE Surgical menopause results in severe menopausal symptoms due to the sudden withdrawal of estrogen. This study evaluated the impact of surgical menopause on oxidant and antioxidant status. METHODS Thirty eight women who underwent total hysterectomy with or without bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy were included. Oxidant status was assessed by(More)
Lactoferrin (Lf), an iron-binding protein from the transferrin family has been reported to have numerous functions. Even though Lf was first isolated from milk, it is also found in most exocrine secretions and in the secondary granules of neutrophils. Antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity reports on lactoferrin identified its significance in host(More)
UNLABELLED Adolescents and young women are at the greatest risk of unintended pregnancy because they are unlikely to see a family planning provider before or immediately after the sexual activity. Therefore, preventing unintended pregnancy among them is the important concern. Sexually active young women are clients with special needs for contraception. They(More)
Trichomonas vaginalis is a parasitic protozoan which infects the urogenital tract and requires iron as an essential nutrient. Iron is known to upregulate various adhesins required for cytoadherance and other factors involved in pathogenesis. At mucosal surfaces, iron is chelated by lactoferrin resulting in low levels of free iron. However, pathogens have(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the effectiveness, side effects, and patient satisfaction of buccal versus vaginal misoprostol administration in first and second trimester induced abortions. METHODS In first trimester, women received oral mifepristone followed by misoprostol either by buccal or vaginal route. In second trimester, women received oral mifepristone(More)
Split notochord syndrome represents an extremely rare and pleomorphic form of spinal dysraphism characterized by a persistent communication between the endoderm and the ectoderm, resulting in splitting or deviation of the notochord. It manifests as a cleft in the dorsal midline of the body through which intestinal loops are exteriorized and even(More)