Farzana Yasmin

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Leptin, originally identified as an anti-obesity hormone, also has an important role in the regulation of mood and emotion. The present study was designed to monitor effects of injected leptin on immobilization stress-induced anorexia, behavioral deficits, and plasma corticosterone secretion in rats. Exposure to 2 h immobilization stress decreased food(More)
To study the effects of commonly used non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac sodium on the kidneys of young albino rats after therapeutic dose. Early clinical and pharmacological studied of oral and parental forms of diclofenac sodium began shortly after the drug was discovered. However there is scanty information about the toxicities of normal(More)
OBJECTIVES/AIM To determine whether sedation/analgesia drugs used before, during, and after infant cardiac surgery are associated with neurocognitive and functional outcomes. BACKGROUND Some animal models suggest neurotoxic effects of anesthetic drugs on the developing brain; however, potential human effects are unknown. Whether these results can be(More)
Outcome of imipramine (IMI) treatment was scrutinized on progression of haloperidol instigated tardive dyskinesia (TD). 0.2 mg/kg/rat dosage of haloperidol provided orally to rats for 2 weeks enhanced vacuous chewing movements that escalated when the process proceeded for 5 weeks. Following 2 weeks co-injection 5 mg/kg dosage of IMI was diminished(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the serum and intraerythrocyte concentrations of vasoactive ions in patients of diabetes mellitus of either gender with hypertension. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY The Department of Biochemistry, University of Karachi, from May-June 2002. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study was conducted on 48 volunteers.(More)
Obesity is an important risk factor for sleep disorders. This study aimed to evaluate the association of leptin, zinc and tryptophan (TRP) in obese subjects with sleep deficits [sleep apnea (SA), insomnia (IN)]. In this cross sectional case control, with the verbal and written consent 206, obese with sleep deficits and 30, non-obese/normal identified from(More)
Background: Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is one of the common enzymopathy and may be one of the risk factor for both presenile and senile cataract. Objective: To observe erythrocyte G6PD level in male patients with presenile and senile cataract in order to find out their enzyme status. Methods: This cross sectional study was carried(More)
Clinical and experimental studies revealed that alcohol drinking and life event stresses are predisposing factors to hypertension. Intra and extra cellular levels of electrolytes may play important role in the pathogenesis and treatment of hypertension. Dietary intake of sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium is suggested to have a role in the regulation(More)
A novel integrated fault diagnosis method of 8 bit Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) circuit is presented in our paper. The circuit is based on the one presented in the IEEE 1997 International Test Conference (ITC'97). The gain waveforms of faulty and faults free (Golden) circuits as well as internal node voltages of two stage CMOS Operational Amplifier is(More)
Established during infancy, our complex gut microbial community is shaped by medical interventions and societal preferences, such as cesarean section, formula feeding, and antibiotic use. We undertook this study to apply the significance analysis of microarrays (SAM) method to quantify changes in gut microbial composition during later infancy following the(More)