Risk Factor Profile for Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases: Results of a Community-Based Study in Kerala, India (Report)

Risk Factor Profile for Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases: Results of a Community-Based Study in Kerala, India (Report)

Heart disease, stroke, cancer and other chronic non communicable diseases (NCDs) contributed to 35 of the 58 million deaths (60.3%) in the world in 2005 (1). Eighty per cent of these deaths occurred in low and middle income countries. In India, NCDs were responsible for 53 per cent of deaths and 44 per cent of […]

A Prospective Study of Risk Factor Profile & Incidence of Deep Venous Thrombosis Among Medically-Ill Hospitalized Patients at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Northern India (Report)

A Prospective Study of Risk Factor Profile & Incidence of Deep Venous Thrombosis Among Medically-Ill Hospitalized Patients at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Northern India (Report)

Venous thrombosis represents a spectrum of diseases that includes both deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (1). Often, DVT is not suspected clinically leading to significant diagnostic delays. Venous thrombosis results in considerable, but potentially preventable, morbidity and mortality among hospitalized patients. Most of the hospitalized patients have a high risk of DVT, and […]

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 […]

Polymorphisms in Tgf[Beta] and Tnf[Alpha] are Associated with the Myelodysplastic Syndrome Phenotype (Transforming Growth Factor) (Tumor Necrosis Factor) (Report)

Polymorphisms in Tgf[Beta] and Tnf[Alpha] are Associated with the Myelodysplastic Syndrome Phenotype (Transforming Growth Factor) (Tumor Necrosis Factor) (Report)

The myelodysplastic syndromes (MDSs) are a heterogeneous group of clonal hematopoietic stem cell disorders characterized by ineffective hematopoiesis, multilineage dysplasia, peripheral cytopenias, and susceptibility to leukemia. (1) Demonstrating a varied spectrum of biologic, genetic, morphologic, and clinical characteristics, MDS has a natural history ranging from enduring years of indolent disease to an accelerated progression toward […]