U. P. Rathnakar

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OBJECTIVE Asparagus racemosus Willd has been used as diuretic in Ayurveda but has not been validated by a suitable experimental model. Hence the present study was undertaken. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was carried out with an aqueous extract of the roots of Asparagus racemosus utilizing three doses viz 800 mg/kg, 1600 mg/kg and 3200 mg/kg for its(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of botropase on various clotting factors in human volunteers. MATERIALS AND METHODS It was a prospective open label study conducted on human healthy volunteers. After the baseline screening, subjects fulfilling inclusion criteria were enrolled. On the study day, 1 ml of botropase was administered intravenously and after(More)
BACKGROUND Occupational accidents are a major point of concern in industries. The academic community should take the first step to address the long-neglected concerns of occupational safety. OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence and pattern of occupational accidents. MATERIALS AND METHODS A record-based, cross-sectional study was done in three tile(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)
In the present study, aqueous extract of bark of Moringa oleifera administered orally, was evaluated for its antiurolithiatic potential in albino rats of Wistar strains. The stones were produced in this study by zinc disc foreign body insertion in the bladder supplemented with 1% ethylene glycol in drinking water. The reduction in weight of the stones was(More)
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