S. K. Satheesh

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[1] During a comprehensive aerosol field campaign as part of ISRO-GBP, extensive measurements of aerosol black carbon were made during December 2004, for the first time, at Kanpur, an urban continental location in northern India. BC diurnal variation is associated with changes in boundary layer mixing and anthropogenic activities. BC concentration in Kanpur(More)
Heart failure (HF) is a common, debilitating disorder in which the heart is unable to pump an adequate blood supply to the tissues. Although it has been shown that inflammation occurs in HF, inflammatory markers have yet to be defined. Inflammatory markers such as high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), cytokines and serum sialic acid (SA) have been(More)
[1] Extensive, and collocated measurements of the mass concentrations (MB) of aerosol black carbon (BC) and (MT) of composite aerosols were made over the Arabian Sea, tropical Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean during a trans-continental cruise experiment. Our investigations show that MB remains extremely low (<50 ng m ) and remarkably steady (in space and(More)
[1] Extensive and long-term multistation measurements of aerosol properties and radiative fluxes were carried out in the haze plume off the South Asian continent. These experiments are carried out at Kaashidhoo Climate Observatory (KCO) (4.95 N, 73.5 E), Minicoy (8.5 N, 73.0 E), and Trivandrum (8.5 N, 77.0 E). In addition, the top of the atmosphere fluxes(More)
In Part 1 of this two-part paper, we present the results of extensive and collocated measurements of the columnar and near-surface (in the well mixed region) properties of atmospheric aerosol particles at a tropical coastal location, Trivandrum (8.55 N; 76.97 E), located close to the southwest tip of Indian peninsula. These are used to evolve average,(More)
BACKGROUND The frequency of occurrence of left atrial thrombi, and the effect of anticoagulation in patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis and atrial fibrillation is not well established. This study was conducted to evaluate the occurrence of left atrial body and left atrial appendage clots in patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis and atrial(More)
The antiplatelet activity of clopidogrel is variable among patients suffering from ischemic heart disease. Variation in the cytochrome P450 2C19 (CYP2C19) gene coding for the CYP2C19 enzyme is one of the major determinants of this variable response to clopidogrel. The activity of the CYP2C19 enzyme, which plays a role in the conversion of the prodrug(More)
AIMS Obesity is known to be associated with cardiovascular disease and interaction between inflammation and insulin resistance is reported to enhance the cardiovascular risk in these subjects. The present study was designed to assess indices of insulin sensitivity, insulin resistance and sialic acid levels and their association in non-diabetic normotensives(More)
OBJECTIVE Access to pacemakers remains poor among many patients in low/middle-income countries. Reuse of explanted pacemakers is a possible solution, but is still not widespread because of concerns regarding outcomes, especially infection. Our objective was to study early outcomes with implants using reused devices and compare them with those with implants(More)