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The lipid lowering activity (LLA) of Phyllanthus niruri has been studied in triton and cholesterol fed hyperlipemic rats. Serum lipids were lowered by P. niruri extract orally fed (250 mg/kg b.w.) to the triton WR-1339 induced hyperlipemic rats. Chronic feeding of this drugs (100 mg/kg b.w.) in animals simultaneously fed with cholesterol (25 mg/kg b.w.) for(More)
Terminalia arjuna (T. arjuna) stem bark was successively extracted with petroleum ether (A), solvent ether (B), ethanol (C) and water (D). The lipid lowering activity of these four fractions A, B, C, and D was evaluatedin vivo in two models viz., triton WR-1339 induced hyperlipemia in rats as well as fructose rich high fat diet (HFD) fed diabetic-(More)
BACKGROUND The etiopathological role of human papilloma virus (HPV) in the causation of oral cancer is till a subject of speculation. METHODS We used the technique of Southern blot hybridization to detect the presence of HPV types 16 & 18 in biopsy specimens from oral cancer and leukoplakia patients as well as normal oral mucosal biopsies. RESULTS The(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the genetic association between methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) A1298 polymorphism and recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). DESIGN Prospective case-control study, systematic review, and meta-analysis using an electronic database up to July 27, 2012. SETTING Meta-analysis of four studies on RPL and three studies on spontaneously(More)
Fifty two cases of tuberculosis of the breast encountered over a 15 year period and accounting for 3% of all breast lesions are reported. The classic presentation was a breast lump with associated sinus in 39%, isolated breast lump in 23%, sinus without lump in 12%, and tender nodularity in 23% of the patients. Associated axillary lymphadenopathy was found(More)
Intravaginal foreign body rarely causes bowel obstruction. A 60-year-old female presented with pain in lower abdomen. On examination, her abdomen was found distended with muscle guard. Per rectal examination revealed a hard mass 3-4 cm away from the anal verge. There was leucocytosis and straight x-ray showed features of large bowel obstruction. Exploratory(More)
In 20 elderly patients (mean age, 76 years; range, 70 to 86 years), hypertrophic cardiomyopathy was diagnosed echocardiographically. Although the disease was moderate to severe in all patients, the diagnosis was not suspected in 19 patients prior to echocardiography. Inappropriate therapy consisting of potentially harmful drugs, such as digitalis, nitrates,(More)
Recurrent early pregnancy loss (REPL) is a multifactorial disorder as both genetic and environmental factors contribute to the development of disease. Folate metabolism is an important mechanism to ensure proper fetal growth. Hyperhomocysteinemia leads to a number of disorders and REPL is one of them. In a case-control study DNA from 106 cases with the(More)
In continuation of our drug discovery program on metabolic diseases, we identified an alkaloidal amide, that is, Aegeline (V) from the plant Aegle marmelos leaves as a dual acting agent (antihyperlipidemic and antihyperglycemic). We therefore synthesized a series of alkaloidal amides [N-(2-hydroxy-2-p-tolylethyl)-amides and N-(2-oxo-2-p-tolylethyl)-amide(More)