Ravindra Mohan Pandey

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS In this study, a prevalence survey of various atherosclerosis risk factors was carried out on hitherto poorly studied rural-urban migrants settled in urban slums in a large metropolitan city in northern India, with the aim of studying anthropometric and metabolic characteristics of this population in socio-economic transition. DESIGN A(More)
Asian Indians are at high risk for the development of atherosclerosis and related complications, possibly initiated by higher body fat (BF). The present study attempted to establish appropriate cut-off levels of the BMI for defining overweight, considering percentage BF in healthy Asian Indians in northern India as the standard. A total of 123 healthy(More)
Epidemiological data on risk factors of Parkinson's disease (PD) are not available from India. In a case control study, we investigated environmental and genetic risk factors in the etiology of idiopathic Parkinson's disease. Three hundred seventy-seven patients of Parkinson disease (301 men, 76 women, mean+/-SD age 56.78+/-11.08 years) and equal number of(More)
Recent studies have evaluated possible links between polymorphisms in maternal folate metabolism genes and Down syndrome. Some of these studies show a significantly increased prevalence of the C677T polymorphism of the 5,10-methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (NADPH) gene (MTHFR) among mothers who have had babies with Down syndrome. This study examined the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the relationship between optic nerve head (ONH) and peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) parameters by optical coherence tomography (OCT) and confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (Heidelberg retinal tomography; HRT; Heidelberg Engineering, Heidelberg, Germany) in early and moderate glaucoma and to compare several OCT-based(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Awareness regarding obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) among general public as well as practicing physicians is low in India. The present study was undertaken to test the utility of modified Berlin questionnaire for risk categorization of OSA in Indian setting. METHODS The modified Berlin questionnaire was administered in 180 middle(More)
BACKGROUND Acute lower respiratory infection (ALRTI) is the leading cause of death in children below five years of age. Identification of modifiable risk factors of severe ALRTI may help in reducing the burden of disease. METHODS A hospital based case control study was undertaken to determine risk factors associated with severe lower respiratory tract(More)
Though several risk factors for the development of hepatotoxicity due to antituberculosis drugs have been suggested, involvement of genetic factors is not fully established. We have studied the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II alleles and clinical risk factors for the development of hepatotoxicity in 346 North Indian patients with(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Viruses are important aetiological agents of acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD). Their reported prevalence varies from region to region. This systematic review calculated the prevalence of respiratory viral infections in AECOPD. METHODS A systematic search was performed using Medline, and references of relevant articles and(More)
In this prospective study, we measured serum levels of the soluble urokinase receptor (suPAR) in pediatric patients with nephrotic syndrome of various etiologies. Mean levels of suPAR were 3316 pg/ml in 99 patients with steroid-resistant focal segmental glomerulosclerosis and 3253 pg/ml in 117 patients with biopsy-proven minimal change disease, which were(More)