Nazli M. Khatib

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OBJECTIVE The cause of elevated blood leukocyte count in pregnancy is unknown. We hypothesized that priming of peripheral polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNL) caused this elevation. METHODS Eleven women in the first trimester of pregnancy were included in this prospective study. Peripheral venous blood was drawn twice from each woman, before and after a(More)
BACKGROUND Dental caries is one of the most common chronic diseases of early childhood. Dental problems in early childhood have been shown to be predictive of future dental problems, growth and development by interfering with comfort, nutrition, concentration, and school participation. AIM To find out the prevalence of Early childhood caries (ECC) among(More)
BACKGROUND Ghrelin is a type of growth hormone (GH) secretagogue that stimulates the release of GH. It is a first hormone linking gastrointestinal-pituitary axis. OBJECTIVE This review highlights the interaction of ghrelin with GHRH and somatostatin to regulate the secretion of GH and intends to explore the possible physiological role of the(More)
CONTEXT The rise in diabetes mellitus (DM) portends a disaster of major proportion worldwide. AIM To study the determinants of type-2 DM in people who are >/=45 years of age by selective screening methodology in rural area of Wardha district. SETTINGS AND DESIGN A cross-sectional study in a rural area of Wardha district. METHODOLOGY A cross-sectional(More)
BACKGROUND Reaching a correct diagnosis is a challenge for physicians treating any of the 30% to 50% of pulmonary tuberculosis patients who have negative sputum cultures or who present with no sputum. Flexible bronchoscopy acquires special importance for these cases for whom empirical anti-tuberculosis therapy is the only option left. In our study we aimed(More)
Background: This article presents clinically important details of recording and evaluating ABR details that will eventually be helpful in standardization of our neurophysiology lab, so that ABR recordings on a routine basis will produce better and meaningful results for interpretation. Aims & Objective: To establish normative data required for recording(More)
BACKGROUND Antenatal care is essential to reduce morbidity and mortality among newborn babies and pregnant women. AIMS To study the pattern of utilization of antenatal services and to find out the potential predictors, their distributions and their association with antenatal care utilization and pregnancy outcomes. SETTINGS AND DESIGN A prospective(More)
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