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[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 In addition, the top of the atmosphere fluxes were measured simultaneously by the CERES radiation budget instrument. Long-term observations (more than 15(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)
Clopidogrel is an antiplatelet drug. It is used for the treatment as well as for the prophylaxis of coronary artery disease. Clopidogrel resistance is an emerging problem in clinical settings. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of CYP3A5*3 genetic polymorphism on clopidogrel resistance. One hundred and forty-seven patients from(More)
In Part 1 of this two-part paper, we present the results of extensive and collocated measurements of the colum-nar 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)
Seasonal distinctiveness in the microphysical and optical properties of columnar and near-surface (in the well mixed region) aerosols, associated with changes in the prevailing synoptic conditions, were delineated based on extensive (spread over 4 years) and collocated measurements at the tropical coastal location, Trivandrum (8.55 • N; 76.97 • E, 3 m(More)
The efficacy of UV treatment to control bacterial adhesion onto hard surfaces was investigated in laboratory conditions. The major characteristics necessary for biofilm formation like extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) production, carbohydrate and protein concentration in EPS, and adhesion ability onto hard surface were studied using two bacterial(More)
A functioning vascular access is crucial to the wellbeing of patients on hemodialysis. Thrombosis is the most common complication of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) resulting in late fistula failure; Its treatment is difficult, and results are often suboptimal. Interventional treatment of AVF thrombosis may not be available all the time, and timely application(More)
This study examines differences in the surface black carbon (BC) aerosol loading between the Bay of Ben-gal (BoB) and the Arabian Sea (AS) and identifies dominant sources of BC in South Asia and surrounding regions during March–May 2006 (Integrated Campaign for Aerosols, Gases and Radiation Budget, ICARB) period. A total of 13 BC trac-ers are introduced in(More)