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OBJECTIVE To investigate plasma concentrations of interleukin 12 (IL-12) and their relationship with disease activity in patients with Takayasu's arteritis (TA). METHODS IL-12 levels were determined by quantitative enzyme immunoassay in the plasma of 80 patients with TA, 25 age/sex matched healthy controls, and 15 followup patients with active TA on(More)
Adipose tissue secretes various kinds of adipokines that controls the glucose and lipid metabolism in humans. The abdominal visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) both are associated with metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance. IL-6 is one of the adipokines, which promotes insulin resistance and dyslipidemia in humans. The(More)
AIM To compare resistin mRNA expression in subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) and its correlation with insulin resistance (IR) in postmenopausal obese women. METHODS A total of 68 postmenopausal women (non obese = 34 and obese = 34) were enrolled for the study. The women of the two groups were age matched (49-70 years). Fasting blood samples were collected(More)
OBJECTIVES To observe the effect of regular yogic practices and self-discipline in reducing body fat and elevated lipids in CAD patients. METHOD In this study one hundred seventy (170) subjects, of both sexes having coronary artery disease were randomly selected form Department of Cardiology. Subjects were divided in to two groups randomly in yoga group(More)
F-response has been found to be useful in the evaluation of peripheral nerve conduction in adults and may be especially useful in paediatric nerve conduction studies. In newborns, the nerve conduction velocity is very slow compared to adults because of immaturity of myelination. To assess the effect of age on F-response in 20 neonates, (1 to 28 days),(More)
BACKGROUND Oral cancer is a common form of cancer in India, particularly among men. About 95% are squamous cell carcinomas. Tobacco along with alcohol are regarded as the major risk factors. OBJECTIVES (i) To determine associations of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) with respect to gender, age group, socioeconomic status and risk habits; (ii) To(More)
CONTEXT Orexin is a recently identified neuropeptide hormone. OBJECTIVES Acute and long-term post-bariatric changes in Orexin and relationship to post-operative metabolic outcomes. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS Men and women undergoing biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch bariatric surgery (n = 76, BMI≥35 kg/m(2)) were evaluated for body composition(More)
Present study examined the effect of short-term cigarette smoking on insulin resistance and lipid profile in asymptomatic healthy adults. This case control study comprised of 44 healthy male subjects in the age group of 18-40 yrs having BMI 25+3 and WHR < 1.0. Of these 22 smokers were included in the study group and 22 non-smokers in the control group.(More)
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of age related cognitive impairment. Aim of the present study was to see the effect of vitamin D on cognitive function in elderly. The study was conducted in Department of Physiology, King George's Medical University (KGMU). A total of 80 subjects were enrolled based on Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) score <(More)
Stress produces definable mental and physiological reactions in the body. Mild stress is beneficial in cognitive tasks and performance but persistently high stress may lead to neuropsychiatric illnesses like anxiety and depression. Examinations act as stressor and activate hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal axis causing an increase in cortisol level, which is(More)