Monthly Archives: March 2014

Trans-lamina cribrosa pressure difference and open-angle glaucoma

The trans-lamina cribrosa pressure difference (TLCPD) has been defined as the difference between intraocular pressure (IOP) minus cerebrospinal fluid pressure (CSFP), while the IOP, in a strict physical sense, is the transcorneal pressure difference between the intraocular compartment and the surrounding external atmosphere [1], [2]. Since the lamina cribrosa of the optic nerve head, as the presumed site of glaucomatous damage to the optic nerve…

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Snakebite and its socio-economic impact on the rural population of Tamil Nadu, India

Snakebites represent a significant health issue worldwide, estimated to affect several million people each year [1], [2], and has been estimated to result in 95,000–150,000 deaths [1] annually. Despite this it has only recently been officially recognised as a neglected tropical disease by the World Health Organization.

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Prevalence and correlates of smokeless tobacco consumption among married women in Rural Bangladesh

Nearly six million people die each year as a result of tobacco use [1]_ENREF_1, accounting for 12% of global adult mortality [2]. If current tobacco use patterns continue, it will cause some 10 million deaths each year by 2020 [3].

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Strong impact of TGF-β1 gene polymorphisms on breast cancer risk in Indian women

Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) signaling is one of the most commonly altered cellular pathways in human cancers [1]–[4]. TGF-β1 is a multi-functional cytokine that plays an important role in breast carcinogenesis [5]. TGF-β1 is a potent inhibitor of proliferation of epithelial, endothelial and hematopoietic cells, and…

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Quick Case: PEComa (perivascular epithelioid cell tumour) presenting as a nasal polyp

By: Dr. Swapan Samanta
A 38-year-old female presented with recurrent epistaxis for the last 11 months. Rhinoscopy revealed a right nasal polyp of…

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Mathematically derived body volume and risk of musculoskeletal pain among housewives in North India

Musculoskeletal conditions affect more than 1.7 billion people worldwide and has the 4th greatest impact on the overall health of the world population, considering both death and disability. This burden has increased by 45% during the past 20 years and will continue to escalate unless action is taken [1].

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Measuring creatine using CEST-MRI to track myocardial damage

Myocardial infarction, with its high mortality rate, is one of the leading causes of death in India. Complications arise in different regions of the myocardium at different rates. Identifying and treating them at an early stage is essential to achieving a favorable prognosis. Key Point: Imaging technologies have revolutionized diagnostic… 

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