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OBJECTIVES This study was carried out to establish the age at onset of menopause and the prevalence of menopause and menopausal symptoms in South Indian women. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three hundred and fifty-two postmenopausal women attending the outpatient clinics of obstetrics and gynaecology department of Dr TMA Pai Hospital, a tertiary care Hospital in(More)
OBJECTIVE Memory loss is universal and is the first symptom to manifest in majority of the patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease. This study is designed to investigate the effect of Ferula asafoetida linn. (F. foetida) extract on learning and memory in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS Learning and memory were evaluated using elevated plus maze and(More)
BACKGROUND Trichosanthes dioica is used to treat diabetes mellitus, epilepsy, alopecia, and skin disease in folklore medicine. The leaf extract of the plant is used in diabetes mellitus but there have been no scientific studies reported. AIMS To study the effect of Trichosanthes dioica on serum glucose level in glucose loaded, normal and hyperglycemic(More)
BACKGROUND The effects and benefits of Acacia auriculiformis on health are not well established. This study was planned to evaluate the effect of ethanolic extract of Acacia auriculiformis leaves on learning and memory in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS Learning and memory were evaluated using passive avoidance paradigm and rewarded alternation test (T-maze)(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to analyze the adverse drug reaction (ADR) profile of microtubule-damaging antineoplastic drugs (taxanes and vinca alkaloids) and to look for unexpected ADRs among the local population. Focused study on these drugs, rampantly used in oncology department for a wide variety of tumors including early and advanced(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the efficacy of formoterol, montelukast and acebrophylline when used in combination with budesonide in patients with bronchial asthma and to determine their role in the improvement of the quality of life of patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 75 patients were divided into 3 groups based on treatment given - formoterol 6(More)
OBJECTIVES Little is known about supplement users and their dietary behavior in India. This study was conducted with the following objectives: 1. To determine the usage of dietary supplements in health sciences students. 2. To determine their knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding micronutrients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Cross-sectional, questionnaire(More)
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