S. Vageesh Ayyar

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In developed societies, high-sugar and high-fat (HSHF) diets are now the norm and are increasing the rates of maternal obesity during pregnancy. In pregnant rodents, these diets lead to cardiovascular and metabolic dysfunction in their adult offspring, but the intrauterine mechanisms involved remain unknown. This study shows that, relative to standard chow,(More)
BACKGROUND The 1μg cosyntropin test has some advantages over the 250μg test as a test of adrenal function. One of the concerns regarding the 1 μg test includes stability of the cosyntropin when reconstituted and stored. Classically the 5(th) percentile responses to cosyntropin in normal individuals have been used to define a normal response. Recent studies(More)
In-vivo proton magnetic resonance imaging and relaxation time measurements were carried out on raw and cooked eggs. The relaxation time measurements revealed several interesting results. While there was very little change in the T1 values between the raw and cooked egg white, the T2 values followed the decreasing trend expected of water becoming bound.(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Suppressed adrenal responses associated with inhaled steroid use have been reported in patients with bronchiectasis and have been shown to be associated with poor quality of life. This study was undertaken to examine the prevalence of suppressed cortisol responses in stable bronchiectasis and determine their correlation with the use(More)
There is considerable evidence for the fact that early life environment in human beings are associated with future development of various metabolic diseases. Fetal programming and perinatal events appear to exert effects on later life that are independent of environmental risk factors in adults. Our understanding of the underlying mechanisms are limited and(More)
The study was carried out to compare the efficacy of three media namely Modified Thayer Martin medium, McClung's carbon free broth with paraffin bait and paraffin agar in isolating Nocardia species from clinical specimens. Two hundred and seventy six clinical specimens from 245 cases were studied which included cases of bronchopulmonary and systemic(More)
BACKGROUND A high prevalence of hypogonadism in men with Type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has been reported worldwide. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the prevalence of hypogonadism in Indian males with T2DM and assess the primary and secondary hypogonadism along with androgen deficiency. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this cross-sectional study, 900 men with T2DM were(More)
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