Effect of an Acute Dose of Crude Kava Root Extract on Problem Solving in Healthy Young Adults (Report)

Effect of an Acute Dose of Crude Kava Root Extract on Problem Solving in Healthy Young Adults (Report)

Introduction Kava is an intoxicating drink that has been used traditionally by the indigenous peoples of the South Pacific (Singh 1992). Much like alcohol in Western cultures, kava plays an important role in many South Pacific social and religious rituals and is also used as a recreational intoxicant (Singh 1992). Traditionally kava is prepared through […]

Lipid Profile Levels on the Second Day of Acute Myocardial Infarction; Is It the Right Time for Estimation?(Brief Communication) (Report)

Lipid Profile Levels on the Second Day of Acute Myocardial Infarction; Is It the Right Time for Estimation?(Brief Communication) (Report)

INTRODUCTION Coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the leading causes of ischemic heart disease and remains the most common cause of death despite significant advancements in prevention and treatment. Several risk factors (smoking, hypertension, diabetes, obesity etc.) play a major role in the development of CAD (1,2). High levels of TC, LDL and TG […]

Role of Acute Viral Hepatitis As a Confounding Factor in Antituberculosis Treatment Induced Hepatotoxicity (Report)

Role of Acute Viral Hepatitis As a Confounding Factor in Antituberculosis Treatment Induced Hepatotoxicity (Report)

Isoniazid, rifampicin and pyrazinamide are essential first-line anituberculosis (anti-TB) drugs (1) which have hepatotoxic potential. Drug induced hepatotoxicity (DIH) is a commonly encountered adverse effect with anti-TB treatment that frequently results in interruption of treatment (2-4). The incidence of acute hepatitis in patients receiving short-course anti-TB treatment has varied widely and may depend on grade […]

Role of Biomarkers in Risk Stratification of Acute Coronary Syndrome (Report)

Role of Biomarkers in Risk Stratification of Acute Coronary Syndrome (Report)

Introduction Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is an umbrella term for a wide spectrum of clinical sign and symptoms suggestive of myocardial ischaemia. The ultimate clinical implication of ACS may therefore vary from assuredly benign to potentially fatal. Thus further risk stratification of this syndrome complex is imperative. It has been seen that 50 per cent […]

Sildenafil--a Possible Treatment for Acute Pulmonary Hypertension During Cardiac Surgery (Clinical Report)

Sildenafil–a Possible Treatment for Acute Pulmonary Hypertension During Cardiac Surgery (Clinical Report)

Primary pulmonary hypertension has an annual incidence of 1 to 2 cases per million people in the general population and an onset in the third to fourth decades of life (1). It is a progressive disease that affects women twice as frequently as men; the mean survival time from diagnosis is 2.5 years (2). Patients […]