Dileep Kumar Verma

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OBJECTIVE To investigate plasma concentrations of interleukin 12 (IL-12) and their relationship with disease activity in patients with Takayasu's arteritis (TA). METHODS IL-12 levels were determined by quantitative enzyme immunoassay in the plasma of 80 patients with TA, 25 age/sex matched healthy controls, and 15 followup patients with active TA on(More)
BACKGROUND Native high landers face two main environmental challenges i.e. hypobaric hypoxia and low ambient temperatures. Both factors contribute to increased sympathetic stimulation and increased blood pressure. Despite these challenges, subjects living at high altitude have lower systolic and diastolic pressures as compared to subjects living in plains.(More)
INTRODUCTION The change in body position can alter pulmonary functions parameters, therefore it is important to understand the physiological basis of these alteration. Ideally, spirometry is done in sitting position until the subject is unable to do so. Hospitalized patients often assume recumbent body positions irrespective of underlying pathology. Hence,(More)
Introduction: Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world. It is the primary source of caffeine in many populations, but also contains several other biologically active components that may have either harmful or beneficial cardiovascular effects. Caffeine is widely consumed by people of all ages in India as well as many other countries.
INTRODUCTION Several Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) in lipid transport genes have been shown to be associated with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). The Hepatic Lipase (HL)glycoprotein is a key component that catalyzes the hydrolysis of triglycerides and phospholipids in all major classes of lipoproteins. AIM We studied whether the HL gene-250G/A(More)
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