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   2009| December  | Volume 130 | Issue 6  
    Online since April 20, 2011

 
 
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Seroprevalence of subclinical HEV infection in pregnant women from north India : a hospital based study
N Begum, Salam Gyaneshwori Devi, Syed A Husain, Ashok Kumar, P Kar
December 2009, 130(6):709-713
PMID:20090131
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REVIEW ARTICLES
Novel applications of nanotechnology in medicine
A Surendiran, S Sandhiya, SC Pradhan, C Adithan
December 2009, 130(6):689-701
PMID:20090129
Current modalities of diagnosis and treatment of various diseases, especially cancer have major limitations such as poor sensitivity or specificity and drug toxicities respectively. Newer and improved methods of cancer detection based on nanoparticles are being developed. They are used as contrast agents, fluorescent materials, molecular research tools and drugs with targeting antibodies. Paramagnetic nanoparticles, quantum dots, nanoshells and nanosomes are few of the nanoparticles used for diagnostic purposes. Drugs with high toxic potential like cancer chemotherapeutic drugs can be given with a better safety profile with the utility of nanotechnology. These can be made to act specifically at the target tissue by active as well as passive means. Other modalities of therapy such as heat induced ablation of cancer cells by nanoshells and gene therapy are also being developed. This review discusses the various platforms of nanotechnology being used in different aspects of medicine like diagnostics and therapeutics. The potential toxicities of the nanoparticles are also described in addition to hypothetical designs such as respirocytes and microbivores. The safety of nanomedicine is not yet fully defined. However, it is possible that nanomedicine in future would play a crucial role in the treatment of human diseases and also in enhancement of normal human physiology.
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Psychosocial factors associated with relapse in men with alcohol or opioid dependence
SK Mattoo, S Chakrabarti, M Anjaiah
December 2009, 130(6):702-708
PMID:20090130
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REVIEW ARTICLES
Cardiovascular effects of sexual activity
X Chen, Q Zhang, X Tan
December 2009, 130(6):681-688
PMID:20090128
Sexuality is a major way of intimacy in human being and it is very important in gender relationship, contributing to over all health. However, since association between sexual activity and sudden death determined by forensic autopsies related to cardiac or cerebral causes has been reported, some people with heart disease often abstain from sexual activity that could affect the quality of life. It is therefore important to learn the physical demand of sexual activity and the risk it may trigger. For decades, the cardiologists have conducted observational studies and clinical trials on healthy volunteers or patients. The most common indices responding to cardiovascular risks of sexuality were variances of blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR), monitored by ambulatory blood pressure and dynamic electrocardiogram recording. BP and HR increase during the coitus just briefly and quickly recover to baseline level. Peak coital BP occurred at onset of plateau phase and quickly decreased, instead of emerged at orgasm as most people supposed. The metabolic equivalent of energy expenditure during the orgasm was relatively modest when compared with other physical exertion such as cycling. Epidemiological studies have suggested that sexual activity has favorable effect on health in the long term. This review summarizes and discusses the advances in the researches dealing with cardiovascular effects of sexual activity to better inform the cardiac patients.
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Epidemiology of group A streptococcal pharyngitis & impetigo : a cross-sectional & follow up study in a rural community of northern India
R Kumar, H Vohra, A Chakraborty, YP Sharma, S Bandhopadhya, V Dhanda, V Sagar, M Sharma, B Shah, NK Ganguly
December 2009, 130(6):765-771
PMID:20090140
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A community-based study on nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus
Shiv Sekhar Chatterjee, P Ray, A Aggarwal, A Das, M Sharma
December 2009, 130(6):742-748
PMID:20090137
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Analysis of the risk factors predisposing to fungal, bacterial &Acanthamoeba keratitis in south India
M Jayahar Bharathi, R Ramakrishnan, R Meenakshi, C Shivakumar, D Lional Raj
December 2009, 130(6):749-757
PMID:20090138
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Screening of rural children in West Bengal for fragile-X syndrome
S Dutta, M Das, Aneek Das Bhowmik, S Sinha, A Chattopadhyay, K Mukhopadhyay
December 2009, 130(6):714-719
PMID:20090132
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Prospective analysis of nosocomial infections in a burn care unit, Turkey
O Oncul, E Ulkur, A Acar, V Turhan, E Yeniz, Z Karacaer, F Yildiz
December 2009, 130(6):758-764
PMID:20090139
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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
Surendra K Sharma, V Gupta, T Kadhiravan, A Banga, A Seith, A Kumar, R Saxena, Molly M Thabah, V Gulati, I Bhatia, Amit A Kavimandan
December 2009, 130(6):726-730
PMID:20090134
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Changes in bone histology due to capacitive electric field stimulation of ovariectomized rat
J Behari, J Behari
December 2009, 130(6):720-725
PMID:20090133
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COMMENTARIES
Seroprevalence of hepatitis E infection in pregnancy - more questions than answers
U Navaneethan
December 2009, 130(6):677-679
PMID:20090127
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EDITORIALS
Need for newer antiretroviral drugs in India
N Kumarasamy, M Ganguly
December 2009, 130(6):669-670
PMID:20090124
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COMMENTARIES
Addiction : multiple expressions, common aetiologies, culturally congruent interventions
William H Zywiak
December 2009, 130(6):675-676
PMID:20090126
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EDITORIALS
Universal access to HIV/AIDS treatment : challenges ahead
K Satyanarayana, S Srivastava
December 2009, 130(6):671-674
PMID:20090125
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Polymorphism in merozoite surface protein-1 gene in north & northwest Indian field isolates of Plasmodium vivax
U Farooq, N Malla, ML Dubey
December 2009, 130(6):736-741
PMID:20090136
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CORRESPONDENCE
Host factors in swine flu pandemic in India
Madhav G Deo
December 2009, 130(6):772-773
PMID:20090141
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Serum antibody & Th2 cytokine profiles in patients with cystic echinococcosis
S Chandrasekhar, Subhash Chandra Parija
December 2009, 130(6):731-735
PMID:20090135
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PANEL OF REVIEWERS (2009) GUIDELINES FOR CONTRIBUTORS
Panel of Reviewers (2009) Guidelines for Contributors

December 2009, 130(6):777-787
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BOOK REVIEWS
08 Report on the global AIDS epidemic
Lalit Dandona
December 2009, 130(6):774-775
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SOME FORTHCOMING SCIENTIFIC EVENTS
Some forthcoming scientific events

December 2009, 130(6):776-776
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Annoucement

December 2009, 130(6):776-776
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