Ninan Zachariah

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The bioavailability of micronized progesterone (P) was studied by measuring sequential serum P concentrations after a single bolus of 50-200 mg P given sublingually, orally (capsule and tablet), vaginally and rectally (suppositories) during the follicular phase in a group of normally menstruating women. When compared to other modes of P administration, the(More)
Estrogen and progesterone receptors (ERs and PRs, respectively) were measured in both cancerous and noncancerous components of 104 modified radical mastectomy specimens. In addition, ER and PR levels were determined for 14 benign breast specimens obtained by reduction mammoplasty. The receptor levels were measured by scatchard method. Each of these(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between resistance training, anabolic steroid use, and left ventricular function. DESIGN Sixteen competitive bodybuilders were recruited for an echocardiography study. SETTING University of North Texas Health Science Center (Fort Worth, TX, U.S.A.); the cardiologist and technician were blinded as to subjects'(More)
BACKGROUND That men have a higher risk of coronary heart disease has implicated testosterone as a risk factor. Lipoprotein levels have been reported to be altered by androgens, thus increasing the risk of coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, and sudden death. The increasing abuse of anabolic steroids and reports of cases of sudden death and(More)
OBJECTIVE There have been numerous reports of hepatic dysfunction secondary to anabolic steroid use based on elevated levels of serum aminotransferases. This study was conducted to distinguish between serum aminotransaminase elevations secondary to intense resistance training and anabolic steroid-induced hepatotoxicity in elite bodybuilders. DESIGN This(More)
Unilateral lung hypoplasia or agenesis can be asymptomatic or present with recurrent respiratory symptoms. The latter may be amenable to surgical treatment in selected cases. Of four children in this report, two are being managed without surgery. A third was relieved of his symptoms by pneumonectomy. The fourth presented with acute foreign-body inhalation(More)