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The present report proposes a new method for the chaos game representation (CGR) of different families of proteins. Using concatenated amino acid sequences of proteins belonging to a particular family and a 12-sided regular polygon, each vertex of which represents a group of amino acid residues leading to conservative substitutions, the method can generate(More)
CONTEXT Diffused endothelial dysfunction in sepsis leads to an increase in systemic capillary permeability, the renal component manifesting as microalbuminuria. The degree of microalbuminuria correlates with the severity of the acute insult, the quantification of which may serve to predict sepsis and mortality in critically ill patients. AIMS To evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin D deficiency may contribute to osteoporosis in nephrotic syndrome (NS). METHODS A cross-sectional case-control study was performed to investigate 25 hydroxycholecalciferol [25(OH)D] status in 40 patients with NS in remission and 40 healthy controls. Serum levels of 25(OH)D, calcium, phosphate, alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and intact(More)
Vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent in Indian children of northern, western and southern states. Serum 25 hydroxy cholecalferol (ng/ml) was analyzed in 310 children and adolescents of pediatric hospital of Kolkata, India. Serum calcium (mg/dl), phosphorous (mg/dl) and alkaline phosphatase (IU/L) data was obtained. Median 25(OH)D was 19 ng/ml. 19.2 % of(More)
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is an inflammatory condition that may run a rapid fatal course and calls for prompt diagnosis. Early intervention with steroids and other immunosuppressive drugs can contain the disease process and favours positive outcome. Ferritin ≥500 ng/ml is a HLH diagnostic criterion. We evaluated the diagnostic potential of(More)
From the analysis of the dynamic properties of various symmetric and asymmetric kinetic schemes, the present report demonstrates that all kinetic schemes, which can be hypothetically divided into two equal halves about an axis of mirror symmetry, are endowed with structural metastability under mass-closed conditions. In mass-closed symmetric schemes,(More)
Vitamin B(12) being water soluble is excreted in the urine when administered in excess. The probability of finding an abnormally excess serum concentration would be almost surreal. We report a peculiar clinical situation that may impact the vitamin B(12) immunoassay on the Roche Elecsys 2010 due to excess analyte concentration. In separate episodes (Feb and(More)
BACKGROUND Cockroft-Gault (CG) and Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) formulae have not been validated in critically ill Indian patients. We sought to quantify the discrepancy, if any, in Glomerular Filteration Rate (GFR) estimated by CG and MDRD formulae with 24 hrs urine Creatinine Clearance (Cr Cl). MATERIALS AND METHODS Prospective cohort(More)