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Over 100,000 people commit suicide each year in India; yet, there has been limited micro-based study. This study marks the first study of suicide notes in India. The sample consisted of all available note-writers (n = 50), with a comparative sample of non-note writers (n = 50) of all suicides (n = 320, 16.47% of all postmortems) during a 1(1/2) year period(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to simultaneously evaluate multiple components of disequilibrium in patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) in ON and OFF states and healthy age- and sex-matched controls on tests of balance, gait, and dynamometry. DESIGN Thirty subjects with Parkinson's disease and 30 controls were matched for age and(More)
Several single nucleotide polymorphisms of the TP53 gene have been reported, amongst which polymorphism in codon 72 (rs1042522) has received significant attention and shown to be associated with disease susceptibility in different cancer types. However, there are variable reports on this polymorphism in gliomas from worldwide with inconsistent results. In(More)
PURPOSE To determine the socioeconomic impact of long-term glaucoma therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and fifty consecutive glaucoma patients on medical therapy, following up at our glaucoma service for at least 6 months were recruited. A questionnaire regarding monthly income, cost of glaucoma medications prescribed, availability of medications,(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) with electric vacuum aspiration (EVA) and to evaluate whether cervical priming with misoprostol facilitates cervical dilation and reduces complications associated with first-trimester medical abortion performed up to 10 weeks of pregnancy. METHODS A total of 600 women who requested(More)
AIMS The aim was to study the effect of family history of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) on insulin sensitivity and β-cell function in normoglycemic offspring. MATERIAL AND METHODS Offspring of T2DM patients (cases) and individuals without family history of T2DM (controls) were the subjects for this cross-sectional study. All participants underwent 75 g(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE There are sparse data regarding the impact of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) on outcome among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective study included patients with COPD exacerbation requiring endotracheal intubation for more than 48 h admitted in a(More)
BACKGROUND There is little published literature on the profile of patients with Cushing's syndrome (CS) from India. The aim of this study was to compile data of CS patients treated at this hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients referred to the endocrine services of this hospital for diagnosis/treatment of CS from January 1985 to July 2012 were the(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Patients with decompensated cirrhosis have significantly reduced survival without liver transplantation. Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) has been shown to increase survival in patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure, and erythropoietin promoted hepatic regeneration in animal studies. We performed a double-blind,(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated whether postoperative low cardiac output and mortality in obstructed total anomalous pulmonary venous connection could be reduced by selective vertical vein patency. METHODS Fifty-eight patients undergoing rechanneling of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection between 1997 and 2006 were studied. The vertical vein was(More)