Sidhartha R. Das

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In developing countries like India, the majority of Type 2 diabetics are non-obese, and many are "lean" with a body mass index (BMI) below 18.5. This type is referred to as "Low Body Weight Type 2 DM" (LB Type 2 DM). LB Type 2 DM are confused with Type 1 DM or late autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) due to their high blood glucose levels and early(More)
BACKGROUND Insulin resistance in pregnancy is consequent to the physiological adaptation necessary to provide glucose to the growing fetus. Disturbance in the maternal metabolism can induce structural and functional adaptations during fetal development. METHODS Pregnant women with duration of conception between 24 and 28 weeks were assessed for insulin(More)
AIM To ascertain the presence of LV dysfunction in patients of subclinical hypothyroidism and its reversibility after hormone therapy. METHODS AND METERIAL: Thirty two patients with subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) were included in the study, along with thirty two age and sex matched individuals serving as controls. The patients with SH had normal serum T3(More)
BACKGROUND Atherosclerosis is more prevalent in subjects with diabetes mellitus. Recent evidence suggests that diabetic atherosclerosis is not simply a disease of hyperlipidemia, but is also an inflammatory disorder. Our aim was to study the prevalence of inflammatory markers such as high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), adiponectin, and nuclear(More)
BACKGROUND The current study was aimed to ascertain presence and severity of coronary artery lesions in patients of Type 2 diabetic mellitus (DM) with coronary artery disease (CAD), in our population, by using scoring system analysis of the coronary angiography. METHODS 147 consecutive patients with Type 2 DM of chronic stable angina (CSA) were enrolled(More)
Insulin resistance (IR) is a major factor in the pathogenesis of sepsis. Critically ill patients with multi-organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS), diagnosed as per modified Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (modified APACHE II) score criteria and admitted to the medical ward in our hospital, were assessed for IR and beta cell function by using(More)