Mujeeb T. Rahman

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OBJECTIVE Enthesitis-related arthritis (ERA) is an inflammatory disease of childhood that lacks autoantibodies. Overexpression of surface-expressed Toll-like receptors (TLRs) has been found in ERA. Myeloid-related proteins (MRPs) 8 and 14 are calcium binding proteins that act as an endogenous ligand of TLR4. MRP8/14 levels are elevated in patients with(More)
PURPOSE We report the results of the cleft lift procedure in the management of nonacute pilonidal sinus disorders. METHODS Seventy consecutive patients who underwent a cleft lift for nonacute pilonidal sinus were evaluated prospectively. Responses to a postal questionnaire were analyzed for long-term outcome. RESULTS All patients who fulfilled the(More)
We examined expression and function of TLRs in enthesitis-related arthritis (ERA) patients. RNA levels of TLR1, TLR3, and TLRs 5–8 were measured in 24 ERA peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), 18 synovial fluid mononuclear cells (SFMC), and IRAK1, IRAK4, TRIF, TRAF3, and TRAF6 in 18 PBMC and 10 SFMC. IL-6 and IL-8 were measured in supernatants from ERA(More)
Technology must work for human race and improve the way help reaches a person in distress in the shortest possible time. In a developing nation like India, with the advancement in the transportation technology and rise in the total number of vehicles, road accidents are increasing at an alarming rate. If an accident occurs, the victim's survival rate(More)
Current published records indicate that the red palm mite (RPM), Raoiella indica Hirst, has a much broader host range in the New World than in the Old World. Therefore, a series of studies were carried out in Kerala, India in 2009 and 2010 to elucidate the presence or absence of R. indica colonies on hosts in addition to coconut Cocos nucifera L., and(More)