Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a complex disorder characterized by central obesity, dyslipidaemia, abnormal glucose tolerance and hypertension (1). Its pathophysiology remains obscure but it has been hypothesized to involve insulin resistance and a proinflammatory state (2,3). A survey on MS in the United States reported the prevalence at 24 per cent in adults, and found […]
Introduction Chronic bronchitis is a common ailment of respiratory systems manifesting as productive cough and dyspnea due to mucosal irritation caused by smoking, occupational irritants, bacterial and viral infections (Davidson 1971). In winter there is worsening of the patient’s condition which is known as acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis or winter cough (Davidson 1971). It […]
Introduction Teucrium polium L (Ja’adeh in Arabic) is a dwarf shrub plant which grows wild in Mediterranean countries (Oran 1998). In folk medicine the tea preparation of the aerial parts of the plant is used for the treatment of abdominal colic, headache, diabetes and as an astringent (Al-Khalil 1995). In experimental animal models the aqueous […]
Byline: Najma Javed and Sumaira Naz – Email: [email protected] ABSTRACT
In recent years, health-related quality of life (QOL) has been regarded as the most important dimension of outcome in schizophrenia and other serious mental disorders (1). However, the determinants of quality of life are poorly understood in this population. Studies have relied on combined measures of subjective and objective QOL (2). Indicators of QOL include […]
Objective. To determine predictors of outcome for induction of labour using oral misoprostol. Setting. Labour ward at Kalafong Hospital in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, that serves an indigent South African urban population.
Byline: Usman Iqbal, Jawwad Khaliq Ansari and Muhammad Bilal Siddique Abstract