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In the present prospective study of 200 patients with superficial swelling of various sites, FNS followed by FNA were performed. Fifteen cases were excluded due to inadequate material. In the 80 lymph node cases, FNS was diagnostic in 85% cases as compared to FNA in 87.5%. The diagnostic accuracy was higher for FNA (87.5%) than for FNS (81.25%). However FNS(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the safety and efficacy of 'Hartone'--a proprietary herbal product primarily containing Terminalia arjuna in stable angina pectoris patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Ten patients with stable angina pectoris were given Hartone 2 caps twice daily for 6 weeks and 1 cap twice daily for the next 6 weeks. Haematological and biochemical(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of yoga on anthropometry, blood pressure, glycemic control, and oxidative stress in type 2 diabetic patients on standard care in comparison with standard care alone. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The study involved 123 patients stratified according to groups with microvascular complications, macrovascular complications, and(More)
AIMS To determine the pattern and prevalence of ocular morbidity in hearing impaired schoolchildren. METHODS A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in the three different deaf schools of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Kavre districts. All children in the deaf school underwent complete ocular examination. Examination included visual acuity assessment,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the sources of lead in the environment in children with elevated blood, with the help of a Field Portable X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzer. METHODS One hundred and seven school children were chosen for this study on a random basis, from Mangalore and Karnataka. Their blood lead was analyzed. Of the cases analyzed, 10 students whose(More)
AIMS Although the clinical implications of prolonged Q-T interval have been described, the clinical determinants of Q-T interval in type 2 diabetes mellitus are not clear. We examined the influencing factors of QTc in type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS This study involved 207 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and 141 healthy controls. QTc was(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate the MDRF-Indian Diabetes Risk Score (IDRS) in a south Indian population in coastal Karnataka. METHODS The study was conducted at Boloor locality in Mangalore on adults aged 20 years or more. The study group comprised 551 participants (68.9% response rate). The OGTT was performed using 75 gms of glucose. The MDRF-IDRS was calculated(More)
OBJECTIVEdTo assess the effect of yoga on anthropometry, blood pressure, glycemic control , and oxidative stress in type 2 diabetic patients on standard care in comparison with standard care alone. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODSdThe study involved 123 patients stratified according to groups with microvascular complications, macrovascular complications, and(More)
An epidemic of febrile illness with hemorrhagic manifestations occurred in certain parts of Mangalore city, Karnataka state, India, from the last week of July 1993. The epidemic reached its peak by mid-August and then started declining. Sporadic cases, however, continued to occur till early December. About 200 cases were reported covering all age groups and(More)
This study sought to examine whether consumption of two low-calorie fruit/day for 3-months can effectively improve oxidative stress, anthropometry, blood pressure and glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Study involved 123 patients who were assigned to receive either standard care or with additional dietary therapy. Dietary intervention resulted(More)