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Arsenic is an ubiquitous element in the environment causing oxidative burst in the exposed individuals leading to tissue damage. Antioxidants have long been known to reduce the free radical-mediated oxidative stress. Therefore, the present study was designed to determine whether supplementation of alpha-tocopherol (400 mg/kg body weight) and ascorbic acid(More)
Paediatric femur fractures are managed with the titanium elastic nail system (TENS) in the 5-16-year age group. TENS is costly and not easily available in public hospitals. This study compares TENS nailing with stainless-steel Ender's nail fixation of paediatric femur fractures. A retrospective analysis of patient records from 2006 to 2008 yielded 31(More)
There is evidence that the practice of yoga improves physical and mental performance. The present investigation was undertaken to study the effect of yoga training on visual and auditory reaction times (RTs), maximum expiratory pressure (MEP), maximum inspiratory pressure (MIP), 40 mmHg test, breath holding time after expiration (BHTexp), breath holding(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Human bone marrow is rich in various growth factors which may support the chondrocyte growth. This study was conducted to compare the culture characteristics of human growth plate chondrocyte in foetal bovine serum (FBS) and human autologous bone marrow extract (BME) in monolayer culture. METHODS Iliac crest apophyseal cartilage(More)
Sympathetic skin response (SSR) is a reflexly elicited potential of the sweat glands, the afferent and efferent fibres of the reflex are cutaneous sensory fibres (if the SSR is elicited by electrical stimulus) and sympathetic sudomotor fibres respectively. Our earlier study indicated that latency, besides duration and amplitude, of SSR of a given normal(More)
We present an adolescent with distal radius nonunion following an open fracture and failed surgery which eventually united when the length and stability was restored for eight weeks duration. The intact periosteal sleeve at the nonunion site formed new bone when its tension was restored by gradual differential distraction. This case report highlights the(More)
The study was planned to explore the short term effects of experimental diabetes on the contractile characteristics of soleus and diaphragm. Experimental diabetes was induced in rats by streptozotocin (50 mg/kg, IP). On the 5th day, the isometric contractions were studied in soleus (in situ) and in diaphragm strip (in vitro). The soleus of the diabetic(More)
The effects of undernutrition and sex difference on skeletal muscle contractile characteristics were studied in young albino rats. The skeletal muscle (gastrocnemius) of 8 week old pups with only one-third normal food intake (undernourished group = UN group; n = 18), as compared to free fed pups (control group = cont. group; n = 16), showed prolongation of(More)
Patients with Sjögren-Larsson syndrome, an autosomal recessive syndrome characterized by ichthyosis, spastic diplegia/quadriplegia, mental retardation and ocular features that include pigmentary changes in the retina, rarely present to the orthopaedic surgeon. We detail a rare and unusual presentation of Sjögren-Larsson syndrome in an adolescent boy with(More)
We evaluated novel triphasic hydroxyapatite tricalcium phosphate calcium silicate scaffold (HASi) in the management of paediatric bone defects. Their main advantage is considered to be adequate strength and stimulation of bone formation without resorting to autograft. A total of 42 children younger than 16 years of age were recruited over a period of 1 year(More)