Balasubramanian Balakumar

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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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND Loss of reduction following closed or open reduction of displaced supracondylar fractures of the humerus in children varies widely and is considered dependent on stability of the fracture pattern, Gartland type, number and configuration of pins for fixation, technical errors, adequacy of initial reduction, and timing of the surgery. This study(More)
Systolic time intervals (STI) are sensitive indices of myocardial function. Passive tilting is a rapidly reversible and non-invasive method for inducing cardiovascular stress. The present work was conducted to study the effect of graded head-up tilt (HUT) on STI. 20 male medical students were subjected to 30 degrees, 60 degrees and 80 degrees HUT on a(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)