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Haemodynamic measurements were made on 25 patients with aluminium phosphide poisoning. There was severe hypotension (mean arterial pressure 62.7 +/- 19.3 mmHg) and reduction in cardiac output (2.13 +/- 0.9 lit/min/m2). However, the systemic vascular resistance was only moderately elevated (2050 +/- 732 dynes/m2). The right atrial pressure was increased but(More)
This study provides data on plasma hormone levels in patients with severe clinical congestive cardiac failure who had never received therapy and in whom the presence of an accumulation of excess water and sodium had been established. Eight patients were studied; two had ischemic cardiac disease, and six had dilated cardiomyopathy. Mean hemodynamic(More)
BACKGROUND The pathogenesis of salt and water accumulation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is unclear and may differ from that in patients with congestive heart failure due to myocardial disease. This study was undertaken to investigate some of the mechanisms involved. METHODS AND RESULTS Hemodynamics, water and electrolyte spaces,(More)
A new type of mountain sickness is described. 21 men (age 22.2, standard deviation [SD] 1.8 years) had severe congestive heart failure with oedema and ascites after 10.8 (SD 5.9) weeks at altitudes of 5800-6700 m. Investigation, within 3 days of transfer to 300 m, showed polycythaemia, cardiomegaly with right ventricular enlargement, and (in 17) pericardial(More)
INTRODUCTION The present study seeks to evaluate the prevalence and outcomes of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) from Jammu region. METHODS During the period of study, women at 24th to 28th week of gestation were investigated for the presence of GDM according to Diabetes In Pregnancy Study Group India (DIPSI) guidelines. The maternal and fetal outcomes(More)
An experimental model of myocardiopathy was induced in rhesus monkeys following noradrenaline (NA) infusion (20 ug/kg body wt/minute), for a period of 2 hours daily for three consecutive days. The animals were sacrificed after two hours (acute phase), forty-eight hours (sub-acute phase) and twenty-one days (chronic phase). Focal depletion of succinic(More)
A patient with diffuse involvement of the central nervous system and pseudohypertrophic muscular changes induced by cysticerci is described. Electromyographic and pathologic changes are reported for the first time. Electromyographic examination demonstrated numerous short-duration, low-amplitude motor unit potentials in proximal muscles. Biopsy showed(More)
The clinical and autopsy data of nine cases of endomyocardial fibrosis encountered over a period of 11 years are presented. These account for nearly 24% of primary cardiomyopathies and 0.8% of cardiac diseases seen at autopsy. There were four cases with biventricular endomyocardial fibrosis, three with a predominantly left and two with a predominantly right(More)
Infarct size measured by microscopic method is consistently larger than that measured macroscopically, indicating that certain areas of infarction are missed when observed macroscopically. Existence of a good correlation between the two methods, however, suggests that macroscopic estimation of infarct size would be enough for initial screening of the(More)