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BACKGROUND AND AIM An adverse coronary risk profile has been reported amongst rural-to-urban migrant population living in urban slums undergoing stressful socio-economic transition. These individuals are likely to have low intakes of folic acid and vitamin B12, which may have an adverse impact on serum levels of homocysteine (Hcy). To test this hypothesis,(More)
Pituitary abscess is a rare condition occurring in various age groups. Only about a hundred cases have been reported in the literature. We describe six cases that constitute 0.6% of all the pituitary lesions operated at this centre in the last 10 years. All the patients presented with visual symptoms, though systemic features of infection were present in(More)
Risk factors for gallbladder cancer (GBC) except gallstones are not well known. The objective was to study the risk factors for GBC. In a case-control study, 200 patients with GBC, 200 healthy controls and 200 gallstones patients as diseased controls were included prospectively. The risk factors studied were related to socioeconomic profile, life style,(More)
We present a case of severe autonomic dysreflexia (AD) progressing to cardiac arrest and death under isoflurane anesthesia. Though AD in chronic cervical spine injury is a common entity, occurrence of such an event in the stage of flaccid paralysis in lower dorsal spinal cord injury is rare, especially under general anesthesia. Manipulation of urinary(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS A high percentage of patients undergoing arthroscopic repairs on day care basis complain of inadequate postoperative pain relief. Clonidine was evaluated for the best route as an adjuvant in regional anesthesia in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair to prolong analgesia. MATERIAL AND METHODS A prospective randomized double-blinded(More)
OBJECTIVE The main objectives of the study were to evaluate the effect of dietary fat on plasma lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] levels and to study the potential of Lp(a) as a more reliable marker for CAD compared to other lipids and lipoproteins. METHODS Twenty CAD patients and 20 healthy controls were recruited for the study. Their fasting plasma Lp(a) levels(More)
PURPOSE Maintaining systolic blood pressure (SBP) at 100% of baseline is best for fetal and maternal outcome. We hypothesized that irrespective of the vasopressor used, maintaining SBP at 100% of baseline with phenylephrine (P), metaraminol (M), or ephedrine (E) will produce the best fetal pH after cesarean section (LSCS) under subarachnoid block (SAB). (More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia worldwide. Although, many putative biomarkers are reported for AD, only a few have been validated in the clinical setting. Ubiquitin levels increase in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with AD, but its diagnostic value is not clear. In this present study we evaluate the performance of(More)
BACKGROUND Pain, anxiety and fear of needles make intravenous cannulation extremely difficult in children. We assessed the efficacy and safety of oral midazolam and a low-dose combination of midazolam and ketamine to reduce the stress and anxiety during intravenous cannulation in children undergoing computed tomography (CT) imaging when compared to placebo.(More)