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ASSESSMENT OF SERUM LIPID PROFILE IN HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS: A CASE-CONTROL STUDY

Background: Hypertension and dyslipidemia are strongly associated with each other, and they are the most common risk factors for the development of the cardiovascular disease. Aim: Compare the serum lipid profile values among hypertensive patients and non-hypertensive individuals. Method: 30 patients with Hypertension and 30 age-matched non-hypertensive controls were included in the study. From the serum, total cholesterol levels were …

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CORRELATION OF LOWER LIMB STRENGTH, POWER, WAIST-HIP RATIO AND BMI WITH A SITTING-RISING TEST IN 18-35 YEARS AGE GROUP

Purpose: To investigate the co-relation of sitting-rising test scores with measures of lower extremity strength, power, and body compositions (body mass index and waist-hip ratio). Furthermore, to find out the level of physical activity in the targeted population. Methods: Participants aged between 18-35 years (n=131) of both genders were recruited in this study. Along with performing sitting-rising test, anthropometric and …

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VACUUM AND THERMOPLASTIC MOULD-BASED IMMOBILIZATION SYSTEMS USED IN PATIENT UNDERGOING PELVIC RADIATION THERAPY: A COMPARATIVE STUDY

Introduction: The aim of the present study was to compare two immobilization systems for comparison of setup errors in targeted radiotherapy. Methods: Retrospective analysis was done for the patients undergoing radiotherapy from May 2012 to December 2018 at our institution. Immobilization was performed on 30 patients sessions (Vacuum cushion i.e., Vac-Lok™ = 15; Thermoplastic mould i.e., Pelvicast pelvic masks = 15). A total of …

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MICROBIOLOGICAL SCREENING OF OTORRHOEA FROM PEOPLE COMING TO HOSPITAL IN MAHAJANGA

In whole, 56 patients were included. Amidst identified microorganisms were fungus (4,7%) and bacteria (95,3%) to which Gram negative bacilli represented 72,1% (n=44), Gram positive cocci 6,4% (n=10), Gram positive bacilli 8,2% (n=5) and Gram negative cocci 3,3% (n=2). Among these bacterias, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Proteus sp were predominant, with respectively 41% (n=25), 23% (n=14). However, three cases of S. …

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Association between serum uric acid and HbA1c in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A case control study in Indian population

Background and Aim: Uric acid is a pro-oxidant molecule that might be implicated in increasing oxidative stress and insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. Hence, the aim of the study was to assess serum uric acid and HbA1c level (an indicator of glycemic control) in these patients and speculate the association between the two. Methods: 40 newly diagnosed …

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SEROPREVALENCE OF HIV, HEPATITIS B AND C AND SYPHILIS AMONG MEN HAVING SEX WITH MEN IN MAHAJANGA (MAGADASCAR)

Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) are public health concerns worldwide. The aim of our study is to assess infection and coinfection with HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and syphilis among men having sex with men in Mahajanga which is a western coastal town of Madagascar. We conducted a prospective and descriptive preliminary study in the laboratory of the University Hospital Center …

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ROLE OF MULTI-SLICE SPIRAL CT IN EVALUATION OF NECK MASS WITH CYTOLOGICAL CORRELATION

Abstract: The swellings in the neck can be caused by innumerable pathological lesions arising from the various anatomical structures lying therein. Multi-Detector CT (MDCT) has now become the new standard in a radiological imaging modality. The utilization of MDCT has resulted in improved resolution and considerable reductions in scan acquisition and display time. Aim and Objective: This study is an …

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MODIFIED TREATMENT TOLERABILITY EVALUATION SCORE IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING TEMPORARY ANCHORAGE DEVICES (TAD) UNDER TOPICAL LIGNOCAINE AEROSOL 15% WITH LIGNOCAINE WITH OR WITHOUT ADRENALINE INFILTRATION DURING ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT

Introduction: This study was undertaken primarily to compare the efficacy and safety of topical Lignocaine aerosol 15%, Lignocaine 2% with or without Adrenaline (1:80000) used in Temporary Anchorage Devices (TAD) placement in Orthodontic Treatment. Method: The study population included all patients of both gender and aged above 12 years, who were scheduled for placement of Temporary Anchorage Devices (TAD) in …

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PARENTAL PERCEPTION OF LOW IQ FACTS OR FICTION: RETROSPECTIVE DATA FROM CLINIC IN SEMI RURAL MAHARASHTRA

Objective: To study the association between physical and psychological problems perceived by parents and the IQ of their children. Methods: We studied 981 children in the child development center at Ahmednagar. Median age at followup was 7.8y (Q25=5.6y and Q75=10.4y, Babies underwent IQ evaluation by Binet Kamat scale (n=981); also their physical and psychological problems perceived by parents were documented. …

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