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The effects of lead and cadmium on the hypothalamic-pituitary axis were studied in proestrous rats. Adult female rats were treated intraperitonially with either lead acetate and cadmium acetate alone or in combination at a dose of 0.05 mg/kg daily for 15 days. Serotonin (5-HT) and norepinephrine (NE) levels decreased in individually and combined metal(More)
A commercial E test was compared with the standard agar dilution method for the determination of minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of penicillin, erythromycin, chloramphenicol and cefotaxime for 36 strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae from patients with invasive diseases. Additional strains were tested for MIC values for penicillin (6), erythromycin(More)
Sir, Extrusion of pilosebaceous unit into the blister cavity of pemhigus vulgaris is a peculiar phenomenon that has been reported.[1] We have observed four cases of pemphigus vulgaris (PV) over a period of 2 years that displayed this peculiar finding on histopathology. The biopsy specimen from all these cases showed typical microscopic features of PV, such(More)
Vitex trifolia Linn (Verbanaceae) is commonly known as chaste tree (English), Nirnochi (Tamil) and jalanirgundi (Sanskrit) and is reported to have good medicinal values in traditional system of medicines. Vitex Leucoxylon Linn. (Verbenreae) is found commonly in India. This plant is a large deciduous tree, commonly known as Songarbhi (Marathi). Because of(More)
Pseudohypoxaemia or spurious hypoxaemia is a recurrent problem faced on arterial blood gas analysis in patients with hyperleucocytosis leading to management dilemmas and unnecessary respiratory interventions. Various methods have been suggested to reduce the magnitude of this problem. We report a case of pseudohypoxaemia due to blast crisis in a patient of(More)
Background: Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is a popular diagnostic as well as therapeutic test in thyroid pathology. Like any other diagnostic modality, FNAC also has its limitations and pitfalls. This study was aimed at finding the causes for cytohistologic discordance, thereby minimizing the false positive and negatives. Methods: 1091 patients(More)
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