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OBJECTIVE Insulin sensitizers might influence oxidative stress to improve insulin resistance in diabetes mellitus. The present study was designed with the aim to study the effect of Metformin & Pioglitazone on markers of oxidative stress after 4 weeks of therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (Type 2 DM). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS This was a(More)
The aim of the present research was to study the prevalence and severity of vitamin D deficiency in patients with diabetic foot infection. Patients were enrolled in two groups: diabetic patients with foot infection (n 125) as cases and diabetic patients without the infection as controls (n 164). Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) was measured by RIA. Data(More)
Nyctanthes arbor tristis Linn. (Harsingar) is widely used as a decoction in the Ayurvedic system of medicine for treatment of sciatica and arthritis, but it has not yet been screened scientifically. In the present study, the water soluble portion of the alcoholic extract of the leaves of Nyctanthes arbor tristis (NAT) was screened for the presence of(More)
Acute electroconvulsions (EC) induced polymorphonuclear leucocytosis with relative lymphopenia in rabbits. On daily EC challenge there was no tolerance to this response but the response was blocked by propranolol. Repeated daily administration of exogenous adrenaline or EC challenge increased basal total leucocyte and polymorph but decreased the lymphocyte(More)
In 1990, we isolated 158 strains of Salmonella typhi from blood cultures of patients suffering from typhoid fever. Seventy nine (50%) of these isolates were found to be simultaneously resistant to chloramphenicol, ampicillin and cotrimoxazole. These strains were also resistant to streptomycin and tetracycline, but sensitive to gentamicin, amikacin and(More)
Homeless mentally ill (HMI) persons are a highly vulnerable and socially disadvantaged population, deprived of even the basic minimal human rights. Data on HMI in India is scarce. This retrospective chart review aimed to evaluate socio-demographic, socio-cultural and clinical profile of HMI patients, and to study reasons of homelessness and outcome related(More)