Sudhakar Pemminati

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OBJECTIVE To identify metabolic syndrome (MetS) prevalence using International Diabetes Federation (IDF) 2005 guidelines in a semi urban south Indian (Boloor Diabetes Study) population of Mangalore. METHODS Population of randomly selected adults > or =20 years living in Boloor locality who were available for the house to house survey were assessed for the(More)
Neuroleptic drugs used in the treatment of schizophrenia and other affective disorders are known to produce extrapyramidal side effects. Catalepsy induced by these drugs in Department of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical College, animals has been used as a model for the extrapyramidal side effects associated with Mangalore 575 001, Karnataka, antipsychotic(More)
To identify the metabolic syndrome (MetS) among inmates of a 'home for aged' using IDF 2005 criteria. 100 subjects from inmates of a 'home for aged' studied for the identification of metabolic syndrome using International Diabetes Federation (IDF) 2005 criteria. Presence of waist circumference (WC) (Men > or =90 cm, Women > or =80 cm) plus any two of the(More)
Acorus calamus Linn. (Family: Araceae) is an aromatic semi-aquatic perennial marshy herb. Experimental studies have indicated the efficacy of this plant against various types of epileptic seizures, but the results vary with the models and the type of extract used. These conflicting reports and the unavailability of the data regarding the effects of aqueous(More)
INTRODUCTION Hypertension is a major public health problem in India and worldwide. Since hypertension is often asymptomatic, it commonly remains undetected, leading to serious complications if untreated. Hypertension is one of the leading causes of end stage renal disease. It doubles the risk of developing coronary artery disease, increases the risk of(More)
Depression is a widespread psychiatric disorder affecting around 5% of the population. Furthermore, it is difficult to predict which patient will respond to any given treatment. In the traditional systems of medicine, many plants and formulations have been used to treat depression for thousands of years. Emblica officinalis (EO) contains tannic acid as its(More)
Anxiety is a cardinal symptom of many psychiatric disorders and an almost inevitable component of many medical and surgical conditions. Indeed it is a universal human emotion, closely allied with appropriate fear presumably serving pyschobiologically adaptive purposes. Anxiety is a normal emotional behaviour. When it is severe and/or chronic, however, it(More)
INTRODUCTION An aerobic exercise (Ex) augments neurogenesis and may ameliorate learning and memory deficits in the rat Kainic Acid (KA) model of temporal lobe epilepsy in the short-term but whether it reverses learning and memory deficits after a substantial period of delay remains unclear. AIM This study tests the hypothesis that aerobic Ex attenuates(More)
OBJECTIVES Acupuncture treatments are safe and effective for a wide variety of diseases involving autonomic dysregulation. Heart rate variability (HRV) is a noninvasive method for assessing sympathovagal balance. The low frequency/high frequency (LF/HF) spectral power ratio is an index of sympathovagal influence on heart rate and of cardiovascular health.(More)
Metformin is an oral antidiabetic agent, widely used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. The serious side effect of metformin therapy is lactic acidosis. Contraindications for metformin therapy include renal insufficiency. A cut off value of 60 ml/min in creatinine clearance is suggested. Hundred type 2 diabetics receiving metformin as monotherapy(More)