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This study was planned to compare the adenosine deaminase (ADA) levels and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) as a rapid method to diagnose tuberculosis meningitis (TBM). Fifty-four adult patients with suspected TBM and 37 controls were included in this study. The median ADA level was 21U/L of most likely TBM, 14U/L of unconfirmed(More)
Fifty-six consecutive patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome representing 49% of all cases of peripheral neuropathy (except those due to diabetes mellitus and leprosy) admitted to the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh over a period of three years were studied. All patients developed weakness of limbs within one day to three(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Oxidative stress contributes to severity of ulcerative colitis (UC) but the status of erythrocyte antioxidant defence remains unknown. The present study was aimed to study the role of oxidative stress and antioxidant levels in erythrocytes of UC patients from north India. METHODS A total of 81 adult UC patients and 85 age and sex(More)
Forty-three children (aged 7 to 62 months) with protein calorie malnutrition (PCM) were studied; 13 had mild to moderate PCM and 30 severe PCM. A reduction of motor nerve conduction velocity and abnormalities of sensory conduction were present in both groups. The abnormality of motor nerve conduction was directly related to the severity of PCM and the(More)
BACKGROUND The rapid diagnosis of Tubercular meningitis (TBM) is fundamental to clinical outcome. The key to diagnosis lies in Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis and radiological investigations. There are numerous lacunae in the confirmation of diagnosis of TBM from CSF. PURPOSE The aim of present study was to compare the efficacy of CSF adenosine(More)
The effect of protein calorie malnutrition (PCM) and, thereafter, nutritional rehabilitation on neuromuscular dysfunction was evaluated electromyographically, histopathologically and biochemically in 24 young, growing, healthy rhesus monkeys. There were 2 control and 2 PCM groups with 6 animals in each group. Animals of one control and one PCM group were(More)
Body weight, motor and sensory nerve conduction velocities of fore and hind limbs, and lipid composition were measured sequentially in peripheral nerves of 15 rhesus monkeys. Initially measurements were made with monkeys six to eight months of age. There were significant increases in body weight, motor, and sensory nerve conduction and myelin marker lipids(More)
Nerve condition velocity of ulnar and tibial nerves and qualitative histology of ulnar nerve were studied in young rhesus monkeys. Motor nerve condition velocity of both the nerves and amplitude of sensory response of ulnar nerve were significantly decreased in even moderate protein calorie malnourished (PCM) group of monkeys. Increased paranodal gap,(More)
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