Murali Ramakrishnan

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We studied cell-mediated immunity to staphylococcal antigens in 116 patients with chronic blepharitis and eight normal subjects. Antibodies in tears and blood were measured. Enhanced cell-mediated immunity to Staphylococcus aureus was demonstrated in 46 of 116 patients (40%) in the absence of antibodies to teichoic acid but not among normal subjects.(More)
Lid isolates of Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) from controls (12 S. aureus and 110 CNS) and from patients with blepharitis (17 S. aureus and 171 CNS) were tested for production of alpha, beta, delta, epsilon, and previously undescribed hemolytic toxins, because toxin production has been implicated as a cause of(More)
A study was undertaken to test the hypothesis that Staphylococcus aureus colonization of the lid margins could determine the expression of allergic eye disease in atopic patients. The authors compared lid isolates of S. aureus from 23 adults who had both atopic dermatitis and chronic conjunctivitis and isolates from 14 patients who had atopic dermatitis but(More)
The present study was carried out in burn patients administered with Trypsin-Chymotrypsin (Chymoral Forte D.S.) preparation to observe if the acute-phase protein levels in the serum are modulated through the synthesis of IL-1beta and IL-6 and if the severity of the inflammatory phase could be regulated. The effects of Trypsin-Chymotrypsin preparation on the(More)
This study was mainly aimed to investigate the efficacy of trypsin:chymotrypsin to elicit anti-oxidant properties. In our earlier studies it was observed that the enzyme preparation exhibited an anti-inflammatory action as there was a remarkable reduction in oedema formation and tissue destruction. This led to further study on the amount of lipid(More)
Wound healing is a finely controlled biological process involving a series of complex cellular interactions. Following inflammation, the wound bed matrix is gradually replaced by granulation tissue followed by the long slow process where collagen accumulates and restores tensile strength. The studies revealed that human granulation tissue varied in many(More)
Infection is one of the major causes of death in pediatric burns in India. This work was conducted in an exclusive Children's Hospital (KKCTH) with a total of 220 beds, of which ten beds in the burn unit and two isolation beds in the 28-bed PICU are for burns patients (more than 20% TBSA burns) with sepsis. In this study, 30 burn wound swab isolates(More)
The levels of marker enzymes for liver function, namely transaminases (SGPT, SGOT), creatine phosphokinase (CPK), alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) were estimated in the sera of burn patients by administering trypsin: chymotrypsin preparation and comparing with an untreated group. Neutrophil proteolytic activity was also measured by(More)
Abnormal wound healing in humans leads to the formation of hypertrophic scar and keloids. These abnormal scars accumulate excessive extracellular matrix proteins through increased synthesis as well as decreased degradation. In order to find a therapeutic control for scar formation, we investigated the effect of avil (pheniramine maleate) on fibroblasts(More)
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