Yadav Srinivasan

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OBJECTIVE Microalbuminuria is an important marker of end organ damage in hypertensive patients, but is often not tested for, especially in a resource-poor setting. We studied the accuracy of retinal changes in predicting microalbuminuria among a cohort of geriatric hypertensive patients. METHODS One hundred and eighty elderly hypertensive patients aged(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) has been increasing in India, and so is the population of elderly patients with hypertension. In the predominantly resource-poor setting prevailing in India, this study is an effort to analyze the accuracy of retinal changes in predicting CAD among a cohort of elderly patients with hypertension(More)
End stage renal disease (ESRD) patients are at risk for pneumonia in view of their impaired immune status. Similar empiric antibiotic regimens are used in elderly as well as young ESRD patients with respiratory tract infections. We conducted an observational, cross sectional study between June 2007 and June 2008 in 100 ESRD patients half being > 65 yrs. All(More)
Familial hypercholesterolemia is a single gene disorder with an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance. Here we report an 18 year old South Indian girl who presented with myocardial infarction. She had xanthomas and an elevated serum low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). Her mother and maternal uncle had died at a young age due to myocardial(More)
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