Pravin M. Kulkarni

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OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to assess the effects of atorvastatin on cognition and higher mental functions. METHODS In this before and after comparison study with controls, group one included 55 subjects aged > or =40 years requiring statins for cardiovascular indications who were started on atorvastatin (10 mg/day). Group two assigned to receive(More)
BACKGROUND Limited information is available about the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome(MeTS) in India. Railway employees provided a unique opportunity to study the prevalence of MeTS in a variety of jobs. METHODS A total of 995 railway employees, 872 males (mean age 42.96 +/- 7.91) and 123 females (mean age 44.28 +/- 7.91), underwent physical(More)
Papillon Lefèvre syndrome is a rare disease characterized by skin lesions caused by palmar-plantar hyperkeratosis, and severe periodontal destruction involving both the primary and permanent dentitions. It is transmitted as an autosomal recessive condition and consanguinity of parents is evident in about one-third of cases. Pyogenic liver abscess is an(More)
Acute decompression syndrome (Caisson's disease) is an acute neurological emergency in divers. It is caused due to release of nitrogen gas bubbles that impinge the blood vessels of the spinal cord and brain and result in severe neurodeficit. There are very few case reports in Indian literature. There are multiple factors in the pathogenesis of Acute(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the relevance of the ECG changes in the reciprocal leads in patients with acute anterior and inferior wall myocardial infarction, with regard to culprit artery localization and left ventricular (LV) function. METHODS Three hundred patients of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) (180 anterior, 120 inferior) aged between 30-90 years (mean(More)
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