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The efficacy of insulin administration in reversing haemodynamic changes in pulmonary oedema in victims of poisonous scorpion sting is assessed by a study based on animal experiments in which insulin administration reversed metabolic and electrocardiographic changes induced by scorpion envenomation. Six previously healthy children aged 18 months to 11 years(More)
The density and distribution of mast cells was assessed in skin biopsies of 118 untreated leprosy cases and 20 healthy individuals taken as controls. Mast cells were present in only small numbers in the skin biopsies of healthy individuals. Significantly higher mast cell counts were obtained in the skin lesions of indeterminate leprosy (P < 0.01). The mast(More)
BACKGROUND The neonatal age group is considered to be one of the important risk factors for perioperative morbidity and mortality as well as poor long-term patency following Blalock-Taussig shunts. METHODS AND RESULTS Out of a total of 190 patients who underwent Blalock-Taussig shunts in our institute between July 1998 and July 2000, 20 patients were aged(More)
Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital anomaly seen in 0.26% of all congenital heart defects. From 1978 to the present, we have encountered 11 such cases in patients ranging from 3 months to 60 years of age. A variety of procedures have been performed, such as ligation of the anomalous left(More)
Partially or totally unroofed coronary sinus is usually associated with other anomalies of the heart. In the period of 5 years between January 1987 to October 1992, 13 patients with this syndrome were encountered. All of them had a left superior vena cava draining into left atrium. Of these, 12 were totally unroofed and one had a partial unroofing of the(More)
The experiments were conducted on 24 adult male Wistar rats to find out the alterations in the levels of monoamines and dendritic spine densities in the medial preoptic area and cortex after total sleep deprivation. Noradrenaline was reduced in the medial preoptic area, though there was no significant change in the cortex. Dopamine and serotonin were(More)
Manuscript received: July 28, 1997; Initial review completed: September 23, 1997; Revision accepted: January 1, 1998 correction of antemortem diagnoses; reassurance of family members when the specific cause of death becomes certain; and discovery of hereditary disorders, allowing genetic counselling and prophylaxis. It may help pediatricians to reduce(More)
With a view to investigate the contribution and role of environment within a wooden pyramid model on the wound healing suppressant effect of dexamethasone in rats, wound breaking strength, dry weight, hydroxyproline content and histology of granulation tissue of the dead space wound were studied in rats. The results indicate that the environment within the(More)