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A total of 854 patients (640 children and 214 adults) admitted with acute or chronic diarrhoea suspected of non-invasive overgrowth of fungi in intestine were screened during a period of 3 years. Fungal proliferation was noted in 54.8% of these patients (53.6% in children, 58.4% in adults). The predominant fungal species isolated were Candida albicans(More)
BACKGROUND Fighter pilots are frequently exposed to high temperatures during high-speed low-level flight. Heat strain can result in temporary impairment of cognitive functions and when severe, loss of consciousness and consequent loss of life and equipment. Induction of stress proteins is a highly conserved stress response mechanism from bacteria to humans.(More)
Automobile exhaust derived air pollutants have become a major health hazard. Coupled with the inhalation of fuel vapour, as occurs in petrol station workers, this may lead to significant impairment of lung function. Spirometric lung functions were studied in 58 petrol station workers to examine this possibility. The forced vital capacity (FVC), forced(More)
Zinc levels in serum and hair were estimated in 32 cases of Indian Childhood Cirrhosis (ICC)--14 in Stage II and 18 in Stage III. Levels were compared with 20 cases of age matched healthy controls. Mean serum zinc level in ICC was 62.0 +/- 13.10 micrograms/dl as compared to 115.7 +/- 12.62 micrograms/dl in controls. The difference was statistically(More)
Oxygen, the gas vital to sustain life, can also destroy it. It may become toxic at an elevated partial pressure, which may be the result of a rise in inspired oxygen concentration, an increase in environmental pressure or a combination of both. The toxicity tends to express itself most recognizably in one of several forms including central nervous system(More)
We read the article titled " Remote ischemic precondition-ing delays the onset of acute mountain sickness in nor-mobaric hypoxia " with great interest (Berger et al. 2015). The authors have concluded that remote ischemic precon-ditioning (RIPC) of 45 min before exposure to normo-baric hypoxia transiently reduces symptoms of acute mountain sickness (AMS) and(More)