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BACKGROUND Type II diabetes mellitus is characterized by an inability of peripheral tissues to respond to insulin and the dysfunction of the endocrine pancreas to compensate for this resistance. Diabetes mellitus is associated with increased lipid peroxidation. Increased levels of lipid peroxides have been implicated in the pathogenesis of diabetic(More)
BACKGROUND Data available over the past twenty years reveal that in approximately 30% of cases of infertility, pathology is found in man alone, and in another 20% both man and woman are abnormal. Therefore, the male factor is at least partly responsible in about 50% of infertile couples. The longer a couple remains sub fertile, the worse is their chance for(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess and compare the status of lipid peroxidation, both in control subjects and in coronary heart disease patients. METHODS Serum total cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and malondialdehyde levels were determined in 46 patients with coronary heart disease and 50 age matched(More)
One hundred and three patients, 76 with diabetes mellitus alone (48- Non-Insulin dependent diabetes and 28 Insulin dependent diabetes) and 27 diabetics having coronary heart disease (CHD) and 27 normal control subjects were included in this study. All the 27 diabetics with CHD were Non-Insulin dependent. The patients and the controls were investigated for(More)
OBJECTIVE Oxidative stress is characterized by an increased concentration of oxygen free radicals which can cause a critical, or even an irreversible, cell injury. The study was designed to determine and compare the levels of oxidative stress and iron indices in Coronary Heart Disease and healthy individuals. MATERIAL AND METHODS Blood malondialdehyde,(More)
BACKGROUND Thyroid is one of the ductless endocrine gland, which is located immediately below the larynx on either side of and anterior to the trachea. The principal hormones of thyroid gland are thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). The current study was carried out to investigate the impact of race, gender and area on the levels of Thyroxine (T4),(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperhomocysteinemia is an independent risk factor for atherosclerotic diseases including Ischaemic heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. Homocysteine (Hcy) is an intermediate formed during the catabolism of essential sulphur containing amino acid methionine, increased Hcy is associated with endothelial dysfunctions in healthy(More)
BACKGROUND Cerebro-vascular disease is a commonest long term complication of type-2 diabetes mellitus. The study was done to determine concentration of serum adiponectin and lipid profile in type-2 diabetic men with coronary heart disease (CHD) in the region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), and to find possible relationship between them. METHODS This was a(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the tolerability and efficacy of salbutamol and theophylline in treating wheezy infant. DESIGN This was a prospective parallel group study. SETTING AND SUBJECTS Wheezy infants admitted in paediatric ward of Khulna Medical College Hospital from January 1998 to March 1999. MAIN OUTCOME VARIABLES Palatability of drugs, clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the magnitude of lipid, and lipoproteins, especially the lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)], in controls and patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). METHODS Serum total cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL-C, LDL-C, VLDL-C, apo A1, apo B, and Lp(a) levels were determined in 37 patients with CHD and 25 age matched control subjects. RESULTS A(More)