Vijay B. Shah

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BACKGROUND Obesity is a major global burden. Low levels of physical activity, TV watching, and dietary pattern are modifiable risk factors for overweight and obesity in adolescent. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine risk factors for overweight and obesity among affluent adolescent, in Surat city in south Gujarat. DESIGN Cross(More)
BACKGROUND Early diagnosis of hypertension (HT) is an important strategy in its control. Previous studies have documented that hypertension may begin in adolescence, perhaps even in childhood. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of hypertension and risk factors among school going children in Surat city, south Gujarat, India. (More)
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is an acute demyelinating disease occurring 1–3 wk after viral infection or vaccination1,2. Although most patients with ADEM make a full recovery, corticosteroids can be of help in severe cases. Generally, the diagnosis of ADEM is made by clinical history, neurological manifestations and magnetic resonance images(More)
Background: Incidence of obesity is increasing day by day because of various factors. It is important to assess the trend of obesity in particular geographical area. Objective: To assess the prevalence of obesity and overweight in affluent schoolgirls aged 13 to 15 years in Surat, India. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted from July 2009 to(More)
The aim of this study was to determine hematological profile of sickle cell disease (SCD) from Surat, South Gujarat, India. This prospective cross-sectional study was conducted in the Department of Pediatrics and Sickle Cell Anemia Laboratory, Faculty of Pathology, Government Medical College, Surat, India, between July 2009 and December 2010. Patients(More)
The long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a cause of syncope and sudden death. Jervell and Lange-Nielson syndrome (JLNS) is an uncommon form of LQTS, having autosomal recessive transmission, and is associated with congenital deafness. We report a case of JLNS in a child who presented to us with refractory epilepsy. The cardiac cause of seizures was suspected as the(More)
• Patients were assessed clinically (pulse, BP, temp, pulse oximetry, respiration, level of consciousness) every 30 min blood sugar and urinary ketones were monitored every 2 hourly, arterial blood gas and electrolytes were monitored every 6 hourly until patient was switched over to oral intake and transfer out to ward. • IV Fluid was given as per following(More)