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BACKGROUND Oxidative stress has been considered to be a pathogenic factor of diabetic complications including nephropathy. There are many controversies and limited studies regarding the antioxidant enzymes in diabetic nephropathy. AIM This study was to evaluate the levels of antioxidant enzymes and lipid peroxidation in Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM)(More)
BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile is an opportunistic human intestinal pathogen, and C. difficile infection (CDI) is one of the main causes of antibiotic-induced diarrhea and colitis. One successful approach to combat CDI, particularly recurrent form of CDI, is through transplantation of fecal microbiota from a healthy donor to the infected patient. In this(More)
OBJECTIVE We evaluated the thyroid function tests in individuals with metabolic syndrome to explore the possibility of thyroid receptor resistance. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was a cross-sectional study. It included 40 patients (group I) and 20 healthy individuals served as controls (group II). Patients in group I fulfilled the three or more of the(More)
BACKGROUND Ageing is associated with an accumulation of free radical damage, which leads to physiological and clinical modifications. The study aims to find out the status of lipid profile, antioxidant enzymes, malondialdehyde in geriatric population. PATIENTS/METHODS The study was conducted on 150 subjects (75 healthy control between the ages of 20-30(More)
Character recognition plays an important role in the modern world. It can solve more complex problems and makes humans' job easier. An example is handwritten character recognition. This is a system widely used in the world to recognize zip code or postal code for mail sorting. There are different techniques that can be used to recognize handwritten(More)
Retiform hemangioendothelioma is considered as a low grade angiosarcoma, commonly seen in 2(nd)-4(th) decade of life. The youngest patient reported is of 9 years of age. A 9-year-old boy was presented with an asymptomatic red patch on the chest since 1 year. There was an erythematous patch with nodule of about 5 mm near the distal margin. Biopsy from the(More)
AIMS To compare waist circumference (WC), body mass index (BMI), waist hip ratio (WHR), and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) and define an appropriate cut-off, which is most closely predictive of the non-adipose components of the IDF metabolic syndrome (MetS) definition. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 3,042 adults (1,693 in rural area and 1,349 in urban area)(More)
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) features of mediastinal paraganglioma have not been described. In this paper, we report a female patient presented with cough and chest pain without any neuroendocrinal symptoms. Final diagnosis of mediastinal paraganglioma was made on thoracoscopic biopsy and immunohistochemistry after EUS-guided fine needle aspiration. EUS(More)
OBJECTIVE Asymptomatic dilatation of bile duct and symptomatic sphincter of Oddi dysfunction have been reported in opium addicts. Except one case report, there is no report in the literature on endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) study of pancreato-biliary system in opium addicts. The aim of the present study was to report the EUS features of pancreato-biliary(More)