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The aim of this randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of different doses and preparations of Echinacea purpurea in the treatment of common cold. 246 of 559 recruited healthy, adult volunteers caught a common cold and took 3 times daily 2 tablets of either Echinaforce (Echinacea purpurea-preparation(More)
BACKGROUND Phasix mesh is a fully resorbable implant for soft tissue reconstruction made from knitted poly-4-hydroxybutyrate monofilament fibers. The objectives of this study were to characterize the in vitro and in vivo mechanical and resorption properties of Phasix mesh over time, and to assess the functional performance in a porcine model of abdominal(More)
SETTING Pulmonary department of a tertiary health care centre in India. OBJECTIVES To study the clinical profile of diseases causing chronic airflow limitation (CAL). DESIGN Standard criteria were used for the diagnosis for various diseases causing CAL. Severity of CAL was graded using forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1)% predicted. Pulmonary(More)
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a part of the spectrum of venous thromboembolism in which pulmonary thrombus fails to resolve, resulting in occlusion of the major pulmonary artery. Diagnosis of this disease is important as it is potentially curable by pulmonary thromboendarterectomy. A case of CTEPH diagnosed non-invasively on(More)
A 70 year old man, a non-smoker, presented with a painful swelling over the right sternoclavicular joint and low grade continuous fever for a period of two months. The patient had been empirically started on antituberculous therapy on the suspicion of tuberculous osteomyelitis, but his fever and swelling persisted. On clinical examination, a hard and tender(More)
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