Blessan Santhosh George

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Restenosis after coronary angioplasty occurs in at least 30% of patients in the first six months and, as yet, there is no known treatment to decrease this event. We tested a monoclonal antibody Fab fragment (c7E3) directed against the platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa integrin, the receptor mediating the final common pathway of platelet aggregation, to see(More)
BACKGROUND Platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa blockade with abciximab (ReoPro) improves the clinical outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention. This registry was conducted to characterize the effects of repeated administration of abciximab during intervention. METHODS AND RESULTS We recruited 500 consecutive patients at 22 centers in the United States(More)
BACKGROUND Animal studies have demonstrated a burst of oxygen free radical generation after reperfusion of ischemic myocardium that could be blocked by administration of the free radical scavenger recombinant human superoxide dismutase (h-SOD). A multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial was designed to test the hypothesis that free(More)
Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal is a valued medicinal plant with pharmaceutical applications. The present study was undertaken to analyze the salicylic acid induced leaf transcriptome of W. somnifera. A total of 45.6 million reads were generated and the de novo assembly yielded 73,523 transcript contig with average transcript contig length of 1620 bp. A total(More)
To evaluate the coronary thrombolytic efficacy of tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) and early intravenous heparin, 134 patients with acute myocardial infarction were randomly assigned to combination therapy or t-PA only. At a median of 2.78 hours from symptom onset, 64 patients received both t-PA (1.5 mg/kg/4 hr) and a bolus of 10,000 units heparin,(More)
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