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C-reactive protein (CRP) is an acute-phase protein synthesized predominantly by the hepatocytes in response to tissue damage or inflammation. Levels of acute-phase proteins rise rapidly, during infection and after injury. We take up the study to correlate serum CRP levels with other important predictive markers of outcome in COPD. Patient with stable COPD(More)
OBJECTIVES COPD is one of the major public health problems worldwide. Theophylline has been used in the treatment of COPD for decades. Doxofylline a new theophylline congener has been claimed to have better safety profile. The study was undertaken to compare theophylline and doxophylline at doses recommended and commonly used in clinical practice. METHODS(More)
Hydatid disease remains a serious health problem in Mediterranean countries. Living in a rural area is an important risk factor for the disease. Hydatid cysts are usually located in the liver, lungs and brain. Mediastinal hydatid disease is very rare and has been noted only anecdotally in the literature. The present article reports a case of a mediastinal(More)
BACKGROUND Fine-needle aspiration cytology is an important and useful investigation and is considered next to imaging in the diagnosis of mediastinal lesions. We carried out this study in the Department of TB and respiratory diseases JNMC Aligarh from March 2000 to March 2002 with the following aims. OBJECTIVES To make etiological diagnosis of mediastinal(More)
Mediastinal mass is not an unusual entity. It occurs mostly due to lymphoma, thymoma, germ cell tumours, granulomatous diseases, and so on. Tuberculosis is an uncommon cause of mediastinal mass. It is rarely suspected when it is presented in such an unusual way. We report here a case of a 35-year-old male who presented with mediastinal mass, which was later(More)
PURPOSE This study was conducted in the Department of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, J. N. Medical College, Aligarh, India, from January 2006 to December 2007. The fact that smoker asthmatics can behave like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients encourages the researcher to therapeutically exploit the important cholinergic influence(More)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) is projected to rank third leading cause of deaths by 2030 as per WHO. COPD is a multi-etiological disease. The airflow dysfunction is usually progressive, associated with an abnormal inflammatory response of the lungs to noxious particles or gasses. As the lung is exposed to high levels of oxygen, it is more(More)
BACKGROUND Sewage workers, because of their occupation, are exposed to different types of dusts, bio-aerosols, fumes and gases like methane, hydrogen sulfide, sulphur dioxide, etc, which contribute towards oxidative stress and detrimental effects on various body functions, especially lung functions. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES This study was carried out on sewage(More)
Herniation of lung is an abnormal protrusion of the lung beyond the confines of the thoracic cage. Thoracic lung hernias are classified as cervical, intercostal, diaphragmatic or mediastinal. Each of these types can be either congenital or acquired. Acquired hernias can be spontaneous, posttraumatic or pathologic as a result of neoplastic or inflammatory(More)
INTRODUCTION The occurrence of tuberculosis in the flat bones of the skull is very rare. Only eight cases of tuberculosis of the frontal bone have been reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION A 14-year-old girl of Asian ethnicity presented with gradual loss of vision. A computed tomography scan of her head showed a diffuse, homogeneously ill-defined(More)