Sivaramakrishnan Ramakrishnan

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OBJECTIVES Eales' disease (ED) is an idiopathic retinal vasculitis condition, which affects retina of young adult males. The histopathological hallmark in ED is the adhesion of leukocytes to the endothelium and the infiltration of these cells into the retinal parenchyma. Phagocyte generated free radicals have been implicated in mediating tissue damage(More)
PURPOSE Eales' disease (ED) is an idiopathic retinal vasculitis condition, which affects the retina of young adult males. Retinal changes include perivasculitis, non-perfusion and neovascularization. Disruption of blood-retinal barrier (BRB) is the common feature in intra-ocular inflammatory diseases. Disruption of BRB results in vascular hyper permeability(More)
PURPOSE Lysyl oxidase (LOX) cross-links the side chain of collagen and elastin and thereby contributes to extracellular matrix (ECM) integrity. ECM remodeling is seen in various ocular diseases. Until now, there have been no reports on the LOX enzyme's activity in ocular tissues. The purpose of this study was to estimate LOX activity and expression in human(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES The human system possesses antioxidants that act harmoniously to neutralize the harmful oxidants. This study was aimed to evaluate the serum total antioxidant capacity (TAC) as a single parameter in Eales' disease (ED) and in an acute inflammatory condition such as uveitis and in cataract which is chronic, compared to healthy(More)
PURPOSE Formation of protein carbonyl groups is considered an early biomarker for the oxidant/antioxidant barrier impairment in various inflammatory diseases. We evaluated the intensity of free radical reactions in patients with Eales' disease, an idiopathic inflammatory condition of the retina. METHODS Twenty patients with Eales' disease in active(More)
The hemorheological parameters, plasma viscosity, hematocrit, erythrocyte aggregation and deformability of blood samples obtained from plasmacytoma patients are measured by capillary viscometer, microcentrifuge, Myrenne aggregometer, and filtrometer, respectively. These parameters are significantly altered in patients compared to those of normal subjects.(More)
PURPOSE Eales' disease (ED) is an idiopathic retinal inflammatory disease, which affects the retina of young adult males. Oxidative stress has been associated with the development of various inflammatory diseases. Accumulation of DNA oxidation products has been considered as an early biomarker for assessing oxidative tissue damage. To our knowledge there(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES The discrimination between the Staphylococcus epidermidis colonizing the deep seated indwelling devices and those which are mere commensals has always been a challenge for the clinical microbiologist. This study was aimed to characterize the S. epidermidis isolates obtained from device related infection for their phenotypic and(More)