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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612895/evaluation-of-iron-store-by-serum-ferritin-in-healthy-blood-donors-of-bangladesh
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M M Hoque, S D Adnan, S Karim, M A Mamun, S Nandy, M A Faruki, K Islam
Iron stores in the body exist primarily in the form of ferritin. Small amounts of ferritin secreted into the plasma and plasma ferritin is positively correlated with the size of the total body iron stores. The present study conducted to determine the iron status using the serum ferritin level among healthy Bangladeshi blood donors. The present cross sectional study was conducted in the Department of Transfusion Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh from July 2011 to June 2012. Blood donor signed informed consent and has satisfactory pre-donation health assessment and satisfactory post-donation blood test results were included in the study...
July 2016: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26045386/biochemical-analysis-of-the-crude-extract-of-momordica-charantia-l
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Ume Kalsoom Dar, Farah Owais, Manzoor Ahmad, Ghazala H Rizwani
Momordica charantia (L.) commonly referred as bitter gourd, karela and balsam pear. Its fruit is used for the treatment of diabetes and related conditions amongst the indigenous populations of Asia, South America, India and East Africa. The study was conducted to find out the biochemical aspects of crude extract of whole fruit of M. charantia including seeds which includes blood test (Hemoglobin, RBC, Total leukocyte count, platelets count, HbA1C (Glycocylated heamoglobin Type A1C)), Lipid profile test and electrolyte balance...
November 2014: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25026962/antidiabetic-renal-hepatic-pancreas-cardiac-protective-and-antioxidant-potential-of-methanol-dichloromethane-extract-of-albizzia-lebbeck-benth-stem-bark-alex-on-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Danish Ahmed, Vikas Kumar, Amita Verma, Pushpraj S Gupta, Hemant Kumar, Vishal Dhingra, Vatsala Mishra, Manju Sharma
BACKGROUND: Hypoglycemic and/or anti-hyperglycemic activities have been recorded with numerous plants, many of which are used as traditional herbal treatments of diabetes. Albizzia Lebbeck Benth. stem bark have been used in traditional medicine along with some preliminary reports on its hypoglycemic action. The aim of present investigation was to evaluate the antidiabetic and antioxidant activities of methanolic extract of stem bark of Albizzia Lebbeck Benth. in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats...
2014: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24825971/protective-effect-of-hesperidin-on-cardiovascular-complication-in-experimentally-induced-myocardial-infarction-in-diabetes-in-rats
#4
Jagdish Kakadiya, Haresh Mulani, Nehal Shah
Present study was designed to evaluate effect Hesperidin on Cardiovascular Complication in isoproterenol induced myocardial infarction in normal and Streptozotocin-Nicotinamide induced in diabetic rats. Hesperidin (100 mg/kg, p.o) was administered for 28 days in rats injected with single dose of Streptozotocin (65 mg/kg, i.p, STZ) and Nicotinamide (110 mg/kg, i.p, NIC) and after isoproterenol (200 mg/kg, s.c.) induced myocardial infarction in rats on 29(th) and 30(th) day. At the end of experimental period (i...
March 2010: Journal of Basic and Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24506016/gestational-iron-deficiency-and-the-related-anaemia-in-northern-zone-of-ebonyi-state
#5
I O Obasi, N Nwachukwu
Iron is one instrumental micronutrient to any healthy pregnancy. Its deficiency (with or without overt anaemia) remains a significant risk factor to gestational complications. In the present study, 307 pregnant women were prospectively recruited from Northern zone of Ebonyi State to assess their gestational iron status. The iron status of the subjects was determined with serum iron level and heamoglobin concentration, using atomic absorption (flame) spectrometric and Drabkin's methods respectively. Statistical analysis was performed using the computer software: "Statistical Program for Social Sciences" (SPSS for windows version 15...
October 15, 2013: Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences: PJBS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23569811/inhibition-of-ehrlich-ascites-carcinoma-by-manilkara-zapota-l-stem-bark-in-swiss-albino-mice
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M Abu Osman, M Mamunur Rashid, M Abdul Aziz, M Rowshahul Habib, M Rezaul Karim
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the antitumor activity of Manilkara zapota (M. zapota) L. stem bark against Ehrlich ascites carcinoma (EAC) in Swiss albino mice. METHODS: The in vivo antitumour activity of the ethyl acetate extract of stem bark of M. zapota L. (EASM) was evaluated at 50, 100 and 200 mg/kg bw against EAC using mean survival time. After administration of the extract of M. zapota, viable EAC cell count and body weight in the EAC tumour hosts were observed. The animal was also observed for improvement in the haematological parameters (e...
December 2011: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23024478/biochemical-effects-of-lead-exposure-on-systolic-diastolic-blood-pressure-heme-biosynthesis-and-hematological-parameters-in-automobile-workers-of-north-karnataka-india
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Nilima N Dongre, Adinath N Suryakar, Arun J Patil, Jeevan G Ambekar, Dileep B Rathi
The purpose of this study was to find out the effect of lead exposure on systolic and diastolic blood pressure, heme biosynthesis related and hematological parameters of automobile workers. For this study 30 automobile workers were selected and compared with 30 age matched healthy control subjects. Significantly increased blood lead (364%, P < 0.001) and urinary lead (176%, P < 0.001) levels were observed in automobile workers (study group) as compared to controls. Systolic blood pressure (5.32%, P < 0...
October 2011: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22416644/effects-of-the-leaf-decoction-of-momordica-charantia-bitter-melon-on-mitochondrial-membrane-permeability-transition-pore-mmptp-and-fertility-in-normal-male-albino-rats
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A F Odewusi, M O Oyeyemi, F O Olayemi, B Emikpe, L O Ehigie, R A Adisa, O O Olorunsogo
Momordica charantia (M. charantia), a medicinal plant of the family, Cucurbitaceae, is used in treating an array of ailments including diabetes, heamorrhoids, fevers and various cancers. Programmed cell death may be modulated by an intrinsic pathway involving the release of cytochrome C when the mitochondrial membrane permeability transition (MMPTP) pore is opened. Opening of MMPT pore was assayed using the method of Lapidus and Sokolove. The results obtained revealed that there was a dose-dependent and significant increase in the opening of the MMPT pore in rats orally administered the decoction with maximum induction (11-fold increase) at 55mg/100g body weight (bw), although the extent of opening of the pore was reduced at 65mg/100g bw (9-fold increase)...
December 2010: African Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21661455/a-study-of-micronutrient-status-in-pregnancy
#9
Sohini Sengupta, M Vijaya Bhaskar, Inamul Haq
The present study was performed, to analyse the inter-relationship among trace elements: Iron, copper and zinc in pregnancy. Eighty-four pregnant women were compared with 30 age matched nonpregnant healthy controls. Fasting blood samples were analysed for heamoglobin, iron, copper and zinc. On the basis of Hb concentration (<10g/dl) and iron levels(<50microg/dl), the pregnant women were sub-grouped as anaemic, non-anaemic, Iron deficient anaemic and non-iron deficient anaemic. The level of copper was found to be significantly higher in iron deficiency anaemia, when compared to non-iron deficiency anaemia (p<0...
December 2010: Journal of the Indian Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/20695159/haemorheological-changes-in-african-breast-cancer-patients
#10
S O Elusoji, A A Famodu, A Aigbe, C Osime, P E Iribhogbe, O Oludiran, E Egwakhide, C Elusoji, A Oluedo
Several studies have indicated the existence of thrombo-embolic complications in cancer patients and that this could be associated with changes in heamorheological parameters. Packed cell volume (PCV), heamoglobin (Hb), relative plasma viscosity (RPV) and plasma Fibrinogen concentration (PFC) were measured in 50 healthy control women, 50 age-matched women with breast cancer, and 10 women with histophathologically proven benign breast tumour. There were significant differences between the controls and breast cancer patients in all the parameters measured (p < 0...
April 2008: African Journal of Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/20562796/simplified-retropubic-prostatectomy-technique-faster-and-not-more-hemorrhagic
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M Ghasem Mohseni, S Modaresi, S R Hosseini, A Salavati
AIM: To report the technical feasibility of performing modified open prostatectomy. METHODS: From July 2004 to May 2007, 103 patients suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia were operated with this technique. We only used two wide transverse stay sutures at the anterior prostate surface and performed capsulotomy with electrocautery. We did not use the incision of endopelvic fascia, control of lateral pedicles or the transection of puboprostatic ligament. We analyzed the preoperative, operative and post operative data of these patients, prospectively...
June 2010: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/19320928/response-of-broiler-finishers-to-diets-containing-graded-levels-of-processed-castor-oil-bean-ricinus-communis-l-meal
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
A O Ani, A U Okorie
A 4-week feeding experiment was conducted to determine the effects of graded levels of dehulled and cooked castor oil bean (Ricinus communis L) meal on the performance of broiler finishers. Castor oil bean seeds were dehulled and detoxified by cooking in two stages at 100 degrees C for 50 min per cooking. Sixty 6-week-old broiler birds (Anak strain) were randomly divided into four groups of 15 birds each. The groups were fed four isocaloric (2.90 Mcal of metabolizable energy/kg) and isonitrogenous (21% crude protein) diets containing 0%, 10%, 15% and 20% dehulled and cooked castor oil bean meal (CBM) for 4 weeks...
April 2009: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/18975511/teenage-pregnancy-causes-and-concerns
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Neeru Gupta, Sharda Jain
Adolescent pregnancy is alarmingly common in India. These young girls face considerable health risks due to higher maternal and perinatal mortality. Early child bearing is not only a health problem for mother and child but is also associated with serious socio-economic and demographic implications as well. In developing countries 20% to 60% of young women's pregnancies and births are unintended, most coming sooner than planned. In India some demographers have estimated that if marriages were postponed from the age of 16 to 20 years, the number of births would decrease by 20 to 30 per-cent...
August 2008: Journal of the Indian Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/18689129/post-orchiectomy-anaemia-in-patients-with-advanced-carcinoma-of-the-prostate
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MULTICENTER STUDY
J C Orakwe, N O Chukwujama, B E Egbunam
OBJECTIVE: To study postorchiectomy anaemia in black Nigerian patients who had bilateral orchiectomy for advanced carcinoma of the prostate. Anaemia has been observed in similar studies done on Caucasians and non-black patients in non-tropical environments MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients with advanced carcinoma of the prostate who were managed by the authors over a four-year period, and who were treated with bilateral orchiectomy were prospectively studied...
March 2008: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/18533502/-effects-of-siwu-tang-on-serum-protein-of-blood-deficiency-using-proteomic-technique
#15
Ming-Hui Yang, Zeng-Chun Ma, Yong-Qi Dou, Jian Hu, Yu-Guang Wang, Hong-Ling Tan, Cheng-Rong Xiao, Yue Gao
OBJECTIVE: To research the effects of Siwu tang on serum protein of blood deficiency using proteomic technique and further explore its potential molecular mechanism to cure blood deficiency. METHOD: The sera of normal, blood deficiency and cured group were collected. Proteomic protocol involving the high resolution two-dimensional polyacryamide gel electrophoresis, the computer-assisted image analysis, and the mass spectrometry was used to detect regulated protein by Siwu tang...
February 2008: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/18410709/assessment-of-health-related-quality-of-life-among-school-children-with-cancer-in-alexandria
#16
Gehan M Mounir, Mostafa A Abolfotouh
UNLABELLED: In recent years, the necessity of measuring health related quality of life (HRQOL) among children with cancer has been stressed. The aim of the present work was to assess the HRQOL in terms of physical, emotional and social functioning, to identify some predictors of QOL and to describe the scholastic achievement and nutritional status among school children with cancer in Alexandria. A cross-sectional study of 215 students with cancer who attended the oncology school health insurance clinic of Sporting Student's Hospital in Alexandria governorate within a period of one month (June 2005) was conducted...
2007: Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/18390427/-haemolysis-and-turbidity-influence-on-three-analysis-methods-of-quantitative-determination-of-total-and-conjugated-bilirubin-on-advia-1650
#17
COMPARATIVE STUDY
E Gobert De Paepe, G Munteanu, P O Schischmanoff, D Porquet
Plasma bilirubin testing is crucial to prevent the occurrence of neonatal kernicterus. Haemolysis may occur during sampling and interfere with bilirubin determination. Moreover, lipidic infusions may induce plasma lipemia and also interfere with bilirubin measurement. We evaluated the interference of haemolysis and lipemia with three methods of total and direct bilirubin measurement adaptated on an Advia 1650 analyser (Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics) : Synermed (Sofibel), Bilirubin 2 (Siemens) and Bilirubin Auto FS (Diasys)...
March 2008: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/18071764/is-cancer-related-fatigue-more-strongly-correlated-to-haematological-or-to-psychological-factors-in-cancer-patients
#18
F Romito, R Montanaro, C Corvasce, M Di Bisceglie, V Mattioli
GOALS OF WORK: Cancer-related fatigue is a very frequent problem in cancer, interfering with many patients' life activities. Anaemia is present in a large number of fatigued patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate cancer-related fatigue, in relation with haematic haemoglobin levels and the presence of anxiety and depression. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Functional Assessment Of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue scale was used to assess fatigue. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale was administered to screen for psychological distress...
August 2008: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/17713284/-recommendation-of-a-highly-sensitive-method-for-measuring-hemoglobin-in-hemolytic-test
#19
Wangping Hu, Yingying Hu, Fuying Feng, Jinyao Huang, Rongsheng Zhang, Rongren Chen, Changshao Zhou, Hailin Wang
In this paper is recommended a highly sensitive and reagent-safe method to determine plasma heamoglobin (FHb) in viscacha hemolytic test. The 2,4-dichlorophenol method (2,4-DCP) of Trinder reaction has been improved. The performance of 2,4-DCP is verified. The sensitivity of 2,4-DCP is 2.39 times that of phenol method. It is well used with run precision and day-to-day precision. The reaction color is stable. The reference value FHb is 1-36.7 mg/L. Sodium citric is an excellent anticoagulant liquid to keep erythrocyte...
June 2007: Sheng Wu Yi Xue Gong Cheng Xue za Zhi, Journal of Biomedical Engineering, Shengwu Yixue Gongchengxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/17455405/efficacy-of-combined-modified-and-conventional-ultrafiltration-during-cardiac-surgery-in-children
#20
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Naresh Kumar Aggarwal, Sambhu Nath Das, Gautam Sharma, Usha Kiran
Thirty children undergoing cardiac surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) were prospectively studied to assess beneficial effects of modified ultrafiltration (MUF) over and above conventional ultrafiltration (CUF). Transoesophaegeal echocardiography determined ejection fraction (EF), fractional area change (FAC) and posterior wall thickness in end-diastole and end-systole were measured and compared in two groups undergoing CUF (group I) and CUF plus MUF (group II). Haemodynamic data, haematocrit, temperature drift, postoperative chest tube drainage in first 48 hours, ventilation and intensive care unit (ICU) stay were also recorded...
January 2007: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
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