Ravinder Pal

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AIM To study the role of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) as a protective agent in rifampicin (RMP)-induced oxidative hepatic injury of young rats. METHODS Hepatic injury was produced by giving 50 mg/kg body weight/day of RMP for 3 wk. A dose of NAC (100 mg/kg body weight/day) was given in combination with RMP intraperitoneally. Analysis of lipid peroxidation,(More)
Hepatotoxicity is one of the most serious adverse effects of antituberculosis drugs. The aim of this study was to produce a rat model of isoniazid-rifampicin (INH-RIF) induced hepatotoxicity. Materials and Methods: Wistar rats (100–150 g) were treated with different doses of INH i.e. 25, 50 and 75 mg/kg/day with a fixed dose of RIF i.e. 50 mg/kg/day(More)
AIM To evaluate the hepatoprotective effect of garlic on liver injury induced by isoniazid (ZNH) and rifampicin (RIF). METHODS Wistar rats weighing 150-200 g were treated orally with 50 mg/kg of INH and RIF daily each for 28 d. For hepatoprotective studies, 0.25 g/kg per day of freshly prepared garlic homogenate was administered orally half an hour before(More)
INTRODUCTION Isoniazid (INH) and rifampicine (RIF) continues to be highly effective drugs in the chemoprophylaxis and treatment of tuberculosis. It is associated with hepatotoxicity in some individuals. Change in liver and serum lipids may be one of the reasons of hepatotoxicity. We examined isoniazid-rifampicine induced lipid changes in liver and serum of(More)
The present article reviews the historical and popular uses of garlic, its antioxidant, haematological, antimicrobial, hepatoprotective and antineoplastic properties and its potential toxicity (from sulfoxide). Garlic has been suggested to affect several cardiovascular risk factors. It has also been shown that garlic and its organic allyl sulfur components(More)
PURPOSE Gallbladder and pancreas share common embryological origin, and malignancies of these organs may share common tumor antigens. CA 242 is a tumor marker for pancreatic cancer, but has not been studied in gallbladder cancer (GBC). We measured serum CA 242 levels in patients with GBC and compared it with those in patients with gallstones (GS) and(More)
This study evaluates the hepatoprotective effect of carotenoids against isoniazid (INH) and rifampicin (RIF). Thirty-six adult rats were divided into the following 4 groups: (1) control group treated with normal saline; (2) INH + RIF group treated with 50 mg·(kg body mass)-1·day-1 of INH and RIF each; (3) INH + RIF+ carotenoids group treated with 50 mg·(kg(More)
INTRODUCTION Acute generalised peritonitis coming forth due to underlying intestinal perforation is a critical & life-threatening medical condition. It is a common surgical emergency most of the times across the world. Misleading data on crude morbidity and mortality due to the condition usually contaminates substantially the very purpose of medical audit.(More)
A total of 8850 stool samples (Rawalpindi = 5360 and Islamabad = 3490) from seven hospitals of the twin cities of Rawalpindi-Islamabad were examined for intestinal helminths during September 1980 to September 1981 and the following parasites were recorded: Taenia saginata, Hymenolepis nana, Ascaris lumbricoides, Enterobius vennicularis, Trichuris trichiura,(More)
AIM Isoniazid (INH) and Rifampicin (RIF) are hepatotoxic drugs. Oxidative stress has been reported as one of the mechanisms of INH+RIF induced hepatotoxicity. METHODS Intragastric administration of INH and RIF (50 mg/kg body weight/day each) for 28 days in Wistar rats is hepatotoxic, indicated by raised transaminases and histology. Carotenoids have(More)