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BACKGROUND Community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common clinical problem. The present study was designed to evaluate the clinical and bacteriological profile of CAP in Shimla. METHODS Seventy patients with community acquired pneumonia were enrolled in this study. In all the patients blood culture, sputum culture, pleural fluid culture (if available) and(More)
The emerging epidemic of atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases in developing countries may have its roots in childhood. We studied atherosclerosis risk factors--tobacco use, obesity, hypertension, total cholesterol level and dietary intake of atherogenic nutrients in adolescent school children aged 13-17 years in Western India. Two hundred thirty-seven(More)
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS The recent discovery of two adiponectin receptors (AdipoR1 and AdipoR2) will improve our understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the insulin-sensitising effect of adiponectin. The aim of this study was to determine for the first time whether skeletal muscle AdipoR1 and/or AdipoR2 gene expression levels are associated with(More)
Humoral immunological profile including immunoglobulins IgG, IgA, IgM, C-reactive protein, rheumatoid factor, antinuclear antibodies and circulating immune complexes were studied in a representative sample of 36 workers suffering from asbestosis (group A), 35 workers who are exposed to asbestos but not having evidence of asbestosis (group B) and 28 control(More)
Occupational sickness among tobacco farmers due to the handling of green tobacco leaves is termed "green symptom." This symptom was investigated among 197 Indian tobacco workers and it was found that 88.83% of the workers were suffering from green symptom when exposed to green tobacco leaves during their occupational operation. Nicotine concentration of the(More)
I NTERRACIALI, geographic, and sex differences in the incidence of coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular accidents in various parts of the world have aroused great interest in the study of atherosclerosis of the coronary and cerebral arteries. The extent and severity of atherosclerosis of these vessels vary in different countries." 2 It is likely that(More)