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Genetic risk factors play an important role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VaD). In this case-control study, we examined C677T and A1298C (rs1801133 and rs1801131) polymorphism in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) genes and their correlation with plasma levels of homocysteine (Hcy) in AD and VaD cases and(More)
BACKGROUND Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), nerve growth factor (NGF), neurotrophin-3 (NT-3) and glial cell line derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) play critical role in growth, differentiation, maintenance and synaptic plasticity in neuronal systems which is more relevant in adolescence. The present study was undertaken to verify the 'neurotrophin(More)
Coagulation abnormalities are common in patients with head injuries. However, the effect of brain injury on fibrinogen levels has not been well studied prospectively to assess coagulation abnormalities in patients with moderate and severe head injuries and correlate these abnormalities with the neurologic outcome. Consecutive patients with moderate (Glasgow(More)
The present study compares the serum cytokine levels between adolescent depression patients and healthy controls and assesses correlation between depression, anxiety scores and serum levels of eight cytokines. Study also checked the variation in serum levels with medication status (medication free/naïve vs. patients on medication). Following clinical and(More)
Genetic polymorphism and epistasis play a role in etiopathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VaD). In this case-control study, a total of 241 patients were included in the study to see the effect of paraoxonase 1 (PON1; rs662 and rs85460) and apolipoprotein E (ApoE) genes in altering the odds of having AD and VaD along with serum(More)
AIM This study was conducted to assess the predictive value of coagulation abnormalities in determining disease severity and prognosis of acute pancreatitis (AP). METHODS Patients of AP and 25 healthy volunteers were included in this prospective observational study. The final outcomes were disease severity assessed by Computed Tomography Severity Index,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine tumor marker concentrations during normal and high-risk pregnancies. METHODS The present cross-sectional study included women attending the gynecology outpatient department at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, between November 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013. Their serum was assayed for carcinoembryonic antigen(More)
OBJECTIVES To note the value of serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels in normal and high-risk pregnancies (HRP) in patients attending antenatal visits at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). MATERIALS AND METHODS This is a cross-sectional study where a total of 282 patients attending Gynecology Outpatient Department at AIIMS, New Delhi were(More)
Red cell enzymes were assayed in a total of 67 patient including 24 patients with AML (19 relapse, 5 remission), 16 patients with ALL (10 relapse, 6 remission), 22 patients with CML and 5 patients with blastic CML. Diagnosis of leukemia was based on clinical presentation, peripheral blood smear and bone marrow examination (as per FAB classification). PK(More)
CONTEXT Coagulopathy frequently occurs following traumatic brain injury (TBI) and usually occurs 6-72 hour post-trauma. The incidence and the probable risk factors for development of coagulopathy and poor outcome following TBI are largely unknown and vary considerably. AIMS To assess the incidence and probable risk factors for development of coagulopathy(More)