Farooq A. Dar

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This prospective study was carried out to determine the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in Kashmiri women and to assess the effect of various demographic factors. Two thousand pregnant women (divided into groups A and B, being the first and last 1000 consecutive women) attending various antenatal clinics in six districts of Kashmir valley(More)
This cross-sectional population survey was undertaken to determine the prevalence of type 2 diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance in subjects aged 40 years or more in Kashmir Valley, India. The study was carried out in two phases. In phase one, 6091 randomly selected subjects, 40 years or older, from all six districts of the valley were surveyed for(More)
A relationship has been reported between trace elements and diabetes mellitus. This study evaluated the role of such a relationship in 83 patients with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (40 men and 43 women), with a mean duration of diabetes of 3.9 +/- 3.6 years. Patients with nephropathy were excluded. Thirty healthy non-diabetic subjects were(More)
OBJECTIVE Alterations in plasma concentrations of several trace elements have been reported to occur in type-1 diabetes mellitus. These micronutrients are suspected to have a role in pathogenesis and progression of the disease. METHODS In a comparative analysis, the plasma concentration of copper, zinc and magnesium was estimated in 37 patients with(More)
AIMS To assess the burden of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and other abnormalities of glucose tolerance in young-adult (20-40 years) men and non-pregnant women. METHODS Prevalence of diagnosed T2DM, undiagnosed T2DM and other abnormalities of glucose tolerance studied in 3032 subjects from Kashmir Valley of India. The study included a questionnaire,(More)
Data from 1294 patients with diabetes mellitus admitted to the Endocrinology Department of the Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Kashmir, from 1986 to 1994, were analyzed for frequency of various neurological problems. Of 1294 patients, 46.29% had clinical evidence of one or more neurological problems. The frequency of neurological problems was(More)
This study was carried out to determine the relationship between impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) in a North Indian population. The data in 5083 subjects studied earlier was reanalyzed by applying new WHO diagnostic criteria. Reanalysis revealed that 305 (6.0%) subjects had diabetes mellitus (198 on the basis of fasting(More)
Arterial occlusive diseases are highly prevalent and constitute the leading overall cause of death. Adverse events are due to the effects of impaired circulation on critical end organs, namely the brain, heart, abdominal viscera or extremities. Acute thromboembolism remains a major surgical challenge. Even with optimal surgical management, acute lower(More)
Physico-chemical groundwater (GW) parameters were evaluated to understand the hydrogeochemical processes in the Siwalik plains of Jammu and Kashmir, India. During the 2012-2013 post-monsoon (POM) and pre-monsoon (PRM) seasons, GW samples (n = 207) from deep bore wells and shallow open wells were chemically analysed. Cations (Ca2+, Mg2+, Na+, K+ and Fe2+)(More)
A case of umbilical endometriosis in a 36 years old Saudi female is described.The patient presented with 4 months history of bleeding and discharge from the umbilicus and was treated with local and systemic antibiotics. Histopathology of tissues collected from the umbilicus revealed endometrial stroma and glands. The patient underwent umbilectomy at a(More)