Balakrishnan Sumangala

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OBJECTIVES Male infertility is on the rise. Artificial insemination is an option in many cases like oligozoospermia or oligoasthenozoospermia. Homologous insemination is helpful for some couples in whom sperm count is low. This study was aimed to understand the most suitable portion of split ejaculate for insemination and also the level of calcium and(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori related gastritis is a major health ailment in developing nations. There is high morbidity and mortality ranging from chronic gastritis to gastric malignancies. Prevalence of H. pylori infection varies markedly from country to country and in a country, region to region. AIM To study the prevalence of H. pylori gastritis in(More)
Recently, technological advancement helped to improve our knowledge on trace elements in human male reproductive organs and its secretion, semen. In this study, employing energy dispersive x-ray analysis facilities on electron microscope, presence of different elements in human male reproductive organs-—testis, epididymis, caput, corpus and cauda, prostate(More)
Human infection due to Nocardiopsis, an actinomycete, is rare and the majority of those infections are due to Nocardiopsis dassonvillei. This agent has been implicated in cutaneous, pulmonary, eye and disseminated infections. It has never been isolated from the nose or any nasal infection. We report here a rare case of nasal vestibular abscess due to N.(More)
INTRODUCTION Human estrus is a new topic to discussion. Articles related to this are few. AIM Authors present here the first known report on human estrus, which was discussed in the Ayurveda classic text, Susruta Samhita, dated back to the 1st century BC. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Supporting this, evidence from modern literature is presented here. RESULTS(More)
The iron content in seminal plasma of normal (n19), oligozoospermic (n11), azoospermic (n12), oligoasthenozoospermic (n19), and asthenozoospermic (n17) subjects was estimated by using atomic absorption spectrophotometer. The concentration of iron in normal seminal plasma varied from 265 to 365 mg%. The source of iron in seminal plasma seems to be the(More)
The aim of the study was to find out if pheromone was one of the responsible factors leading to rape. Search in literature revealed many interesting facts. Majority of rape took place on the day or nearer to ovulation. Many rape victims became pregnant. In normal life, among couples most of the sexual intercourse happened on this day, more than on other(More)
PURPOSE The study was conducted to understand the effect of time of the day on semen parameters as well as on the level of two electrolytes, calcium and magnesium, in it. METHODS A total number of 27 normal healthy adults submitted 156 ejaculates during six different fixed timings of the day on six different occasions. RESULTS A significant observation(More)