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OBJECTIVES To develop a population specific pharmacogenetic acenocoumarol dosing algorithm for north Indian patients and show its efficiency in dosage prediction. METHODS Multiple and linear stepwise regression analyses were used to include age, sex, height, weight, body surface area, smoking status, VKORC1 -1639 G>A, CYP4F2 1347 G>A, CYP2C9*2,*3 and GGCX(More)
BACKGROUND Cerium oxide nanoparticles (nanoceria) are effective at quenching reactive oxygen species (ROS) in cell culture and animal models. Although nanoceria reportedly deposit in lungs, their efficacy in conferring lung protection during oxidative stress remains unexplored. Thus, the study evaluated the protective efficacy of nanoceria in rat lung(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous tests are available to assess patient risk for bleeding or thrombosis. Appropriate use of these tests must involve consideration of the clinical setting, disease prevalence, performance characteristics of the tests, cost, and consequences of false-positive and false-negative results. PURPOSE To summarize information about coagulation(More)
A program using a strategy of donating a single automatic external defibrillator to 35 schools in the Boston area resulted in compliance with American Heart Association guidelines on automatic external defibrillator placement and training and 2 successful resuscitations from sudden cardiac arrest. Participating schools indicated a high degree of(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY To evaluate the antidiabetic and antioxidant effects of various fractions of Phyllanthus simplex on alloxan induced diabetes in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS Hypoglycemic effect of Phyllanthus simplex fractions was evaluated in normal and diabetic rats. Diabetes was induced by intraperitoneal injection of alloxan monohydrate (120 mg/kg).(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY Marsilea minuta Linn. (Marsileaceae) has been referred in Indian traditional medicine system (Ayurveda) for the treatment of insomnia and other mental disorders. Marsiline isolated from Marsilea minuta was reported to have sedative and anticonvulsant property. The ethanol extract of Marsilea minuta was standardised for marsiline (1.15%,(More)
BACKGROUND Survivors of venous thromboembolism who have the factor V Leiden mutation have an increased risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE), but the cost-effectiveness of testing for factor VLeiden has not been assessed. METHODS We used a Markov state transition decision model to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of factor V Leiden testing and(More)
INTRODUCTION Curcumin, a natural yellow pigment of turmeric, has become focus of interest with regard to its role in regulation of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). MMPs are metal-dependent endopeptidases capable of degrading components of the extracellular matrix. MMPs are involved in chronic diseases such as arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, psoriasis,(More)
A series of substituted benzylidene-2-(4-phenylthiazol-2-yl) hydrazines (2a–q) have been synthesized, characterized and evaluated for their anti-inflammatory activity by carrageenin-induced hind paw edema (acute inflammation) and cotton pellet granuloma (chronic inflammation) methods in rats. In carrageenin-induced hind paw edema method, compounds 2a, 2b,(More)
The importance of sulphonamide moiety in medicinal chemistry cannot be ignored as it constitutes an important class of extensively used drugs. Recently, sulphonamides have also been reported for their matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibitory activity. MMPs are calcium- and zinc-dependent endopeptidases, involved in both inter- and intra-cellular activity.(More)