Medabalmi Anitha

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AIM/OBJECTIVE Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a disorder of unknown etiology in which symptoms of heart failure occur between the last month of pregnancy and 5 months post-partum. These findings prompted us to carry out a more detailed study aimed at correlating plasma levels of C-reactive protein TNF-α and IL-6 as prognostic value for major clinical(More)
Although rare, suicide using caustic substances in psychiatric practice is not infrequent. Such circumstances involve important forensic and psychiatric issues. In this case report, death due to sulfuric acid ingestion in a patient with major depressive disorder is reported. The legal issues concerning suicide in a patient with mental illness, autopsy(More)
The present study was designed to assess the levels of advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP) and percent hemolysis (that indirectly indicates the degree of membrane damage secondary to lipid peroxidation) in colorectal carcinoma. Glutathione (GSH), total thiols and albumin were measured to determine the antioxidant status. Considering the dynamic(More)
BACKGROUND The role of oxygen free radicals in the initiation, promotion and progression of carcinogenesis and the protective role of anti-oxidant defenses have been the subject of much speculation in the recent past with conflicting reports in the literature. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to measure the concentration/levels of serum total(More)
Introduction: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinological disorder in women of reproductive age group. It is the leading cause of infertility in females presenting a wide range of clinical manifestations. Aim: To investigate the glycaemic status, calcium, phosphorus, insulin and 25OH vitamin D levels in women with polycystic ovary(More)
BACKGROUND Epilepsy is described as a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures of cerebral origin, presenting with episodes of sensory, motor or autonomic phenomenon with or, without loss of consciousness. A recent meta-analysis of published and unpublished studies puts an overall prevalence rate of epilepsy in India at 5.59 per(More)
BACKGROUND Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrinological disorders among women of reproductive age and the leading cause of female infertility. This study intends to evaluate the lipid profile, hormonal levels [free T3 (fT3), free T4 (fT4), thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), insulin, luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle(More)
A prospective, randomised study was carried out to compare the effect of pre-operative shaving with chemical depilation on wound infection in 100 patients. It was shown that depilatory creams saved time for pre-operative preparation and had an advantage in areas where shaving was difficult. The use of depilatory creams was shown to be effective, atraumatic,(More)
Pesticides have contributed to dramatic increase in the quality and quantity in crop yields. Organophosphates are commonly used as insecticides in agriculture and are potent toxicants. Patients with organophosphorus poisoning may present with subclinical features of acute pancreatitis. Proper biochemical investigation and clinical correlation helps in(More)
BACKGROUND There have been studies that report clinical benefits of the use of folic acid as an adjuvant to the antiepileptic therapy in the prevention of antiepileptic drug-induced gingival enlargement. However, studies in the past have also reported precipitation of epileptic attacks in patients on folic acid adjuvant therapy due to fall in sera levels of(More)
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