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AIMS To ascertain the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in patients with acute myocardial infarction; to study the impact of the metabolic syndrome on hospital outcomes; and to find out the association of each component of the metabolic syndrome with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). SETTING Coronary care unit, Department of Medicine, B P Koirala(More)
There is widespread interest in the use of interfacial layers in the preparation of diamond and diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings. These DLC coatings deposited onto metal substrates with a silicon carbide (SiC) interfacial layer exhibit improved adhesion and show promise as wear-retardant coatings for biomedical implants. Although the DLC coatings show(More)
Adenosine deaminase (ADA) activity was measured in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of 27 subjects suffering from tuberculous meningitis (TBM), 19 from bacterial meningitis, 10 from encephalitis, and 10 control subjects. The mean CSF ADA level was significantly raised (P < 0.001) in TBM patients as compared to other study groups. A cut-off CSF ADA level of > 5(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of serum creatine kinase as a possible marker for diagnosis of tubal pregnancy. METHODS Five groups of patients were included in this prospective study: group A, 20 patients with tubal pregnancies; group B, 20 patients with missed abortions; group C, 20 patients with pelvic inflammatory disease; group D, 10 patients with(More)
The objective of this study was to examine for any relationship between the sites of papillary muscle insertion in left ventricular free wall (LVFW) and the site of LVFW rupture postinfarct. Twenty-five consecutive patients with LVFW rupture (12 men and 13 women, mean age 72.3 yr, range = 48 to 93) at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute during the(More)
Adenosine deaminase (ADA) activity measurement and C-reactive protein (C-RP) detection were done in CSF of 27 tuberculous meningitis (TBM) and 8 patients of partially treated bacterial meningitis, apart from routine biochemical tests. Both the groups had comparable CSF cell count, protein and sugar concentrations. The mean CSF ADA activity was significantly(More)
This longitudinal study was conducted in BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), a Medical University situated in eastern Nepal, between May 2001 and December 2001. The main objective of the study was to identify the role of adenosine deaminase (ADA) activity in patients with visceral leishmaniasis (VL) for management. There was a significant(More)
Serum adenosine deaminase (ADA) activity was determined in 41 patients of typhoid fever and 15 normal controls. The mean ADA activity was significantly raised in typhoid fever patients as compared to controls (p < 0.001). The peak enzymatic activity was observed in the first week of illness. Complicated patients had lower mean ADA activity at diagnosis as(More)
Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) is the common health problem in ageing male. Free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) are produced more with advancement of age leads to oxidative stress. This study aims to assess Malondialdehyde (MDA), the marker of lipid peroxidation and vitaminic antioxidants e.g. alpha-Tocopherol (Toc) and Ascorbate (Asc) status(More)