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Cryptosporidium species are minute, coccidian protozoan parasites that have been associated with enterocolitis. It has worldwide distribution and has emerged as an important cause of diarrhea, particularly in children less than 5 years of age and in immunocompromised individuals. Waterborne transmission is particularly troublesome because Cryptosporidium(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the most prevalent pathogen in burn infections. Infections with P. aeruginosa are associated with higher mortality rate and antibiotic costs in hospitalized patients. These bacteria also produce enzymes called Expanded Spectrum Beta-Lactamases (ESBL) which render penicillins and cephalosporins inactive. The aim of this study(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated Polygonum hydropiper L. (P. hydropiper) for phenolic contents, antioxidant, anticholinesterase activities, in an attempt to rationalize its use in neurological disorders. METHODS Plant crude extract (Ph.Cr), its subsequent fractions: n-hexane (Ph.Hex), chloroform (Ph.Chf), ethyl acetate (Ph.EtAc), n-Butanol (Ph.Bt), aqueous(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene has been a subject of extensive pharmacogenetic research recently. Association studies between different types of cancers including prostate cancer (PCa) and VDR gene polymorphism have also been conducted. The objective of this study was to find possible associations between PCa and VDR gene polymorphisms in the(More)
Elderly people are particularly at risk of accidents in the home and with an ageing population, they constitute a large proportion of scald victims. We have seen several elderly patients every year in our own unit who had sustained domestic hot water burns. We decided to ascertain the temperature of water in the private homes of elderly people and in(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital generalized lipodystrophy (CGL) also known as Berardinelli-Seip Congenital Lipodystrophy (BSCL) is a genetically heterogeneous disorder characterized by loss of adipose tissues, Acanthosis nigricans, diabetes mellitus, muscular hypertrophy, hepatomegaly and hypertriglyceridemia. There are four subclinical phenotypes of CGL (CGL1-4) and(More)
surgery. It has been found to be a very safe device and the incidence of major complications associated with its use is as low as 1:13,000. Skin damage is a rare complication associated with the use of a pneumatic tourniquet. A few cases of chemical burns have been reported due to the use of alcohol based preparations, but friction burns due to the use of a(More)
During development, anesthetics activate neuroapoptosis and produce damage in the central nervous system that leads to several types of neurological disorders. A single dose of ketamine (40 mg/kg) during synaptogenesis in a 7-day-old rat brain activated the apoptotic cascade and caused extensive neuronal cell death in the forebrain. In this study, we(More)
Serotonin reuptake inhibitors were recently reported to possess antimicrobial potentials, potentiate activity of several antibiotics, reverse multidrug resistant phenotypes of bacteria and make them susceptible to previously resistant drugs. We investigated antimicrobial potentials of sertraline (SR) against ATCC strains, clinical isolates of Staphylococcus(More)
The use of essential oils (EOs) and their components is known since long in traditional medicine and aromatherapy for the management of various diseases, and is further increased in the recent times. The neuroprotective and anti-aging potentials of EOs and their possible mechanism of actions were evaluated by numerous researchers around the globe. Several(More)