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   2006| December  | Volume 124 | Issue 6  
    Online since May 20, 2011

 
 
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REVIEW ARTICLES
Emergence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as an epidemic in India
Surinder K Jindal
December 2006, 124(6):619-630
PMID:17287549
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hitherto underdiagnosed in India, is now recognized in 4-10 per cent of adult male population of India and several other Asian countries. The Regional COPD Working Group for 12 Asia Pacific Countries and Regions used a COPD prevalence model and estimated an overall prevalence rate of 6.3 per cent with a range from 3.5 to 6.7 per cent. The smoking associations with COPD were high from most countries i.e., 2.65 in India, 2.57 in China and 2.12 in Japan. In a large, multicentric study from India, the population prevalence of COPD was 4.1 per cent of 35295 subjects with a male to female ratio of 1.56:1. Almost all forms of smoking products such as cigarettes and 'bidis' used in different States were found to be significantly associated with COPD. In non-smokers, especially women, exposures to indoor air pollution from domestic combustion of solid fuels was an important factor. More significantly the exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) was an established cause for COPD. The odds ratio for risk from ETS exposure in non-smokers (1.535) was on significant during both the childhood and the adulthood. On an average, an Indian COPD patient spent about 15 per cent of his income on smoking products and up to 30 per cent on disease management. Tobacco smoking was also the most frequent cause of chronic cor pulmonale which occurred as a long term complication of COPD both amongst men and women.
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Cultivation of human corneal limbal stem cells in Mebiol gel--A thermo-reversible gelation polymer
B Sudha, HN Madhavan, G Sitalakshmi, J Malathi, S Krishnakumar, Y Mori, H Yoshioka, S Abraham
December 2006, 124(6):655-664
PMID:17287553
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BOOK REVIEWS
Management of cerebral palsy: A transdisciplinary approach
Pratibha Singhi
December 2006, 124(6):723-724
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Evaluation of iron stores in blood donors by serum ferritin
R Mittal, N Marwaha, S Basu, H Mohan, A Ravi Kumar
December 2006, 124(6):641-646
PMID:17287551
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Hypolactasia & lactose intolerance among three ethnic groups in Malaysia
MZ Asmawi, L Seppo, H Vapaatalo, R Korpela
December 2006, 124(6):697-704
PMID:17287558
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REVIEW ARTICLES
Autologous transplantation in the central nervous system
P Taupin
December 2006, 124(6):613-618
PMID:17287548
Cell transplantation has been proposed to replace lost neurons in the diseased brain, and after injuries to the central nervous system (CNS). Strategies for cellular therapy in the CNS consist primarily in heterologous transplantations. Despite the CNS being an immunologically privileged site, immune rejection of intracerebral transplants remains a concern. In addition, the use of immunosuppressive drugs, like cyclosporine, is a major constraint associated with heterologous transplantations. Autologous transplantation is therefore viewed as the model of choice for cellular therapy. With the recent progress in somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) research, and the confirmation that neurogenesis occurs in the adult brain and neural stem cells (NSCs) reside in the adult CNS, new opportunities for autologous transplantations are being considered for the CNS, and are promising.
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Association between subclinical inflammation & fasting insulin in urban young adult north Indian males
NK Vikram, A Misra, RM Pandey, M Dwivedi, K Luthra, V Dhingra, KK Talwar
December 2006, 124(6):677-682
PMID:17287555
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A pilot study on willingness to participate in future preventive HIV vaccine trials
M Suhadev, Adeline M Nyamathi, S Swaminathan, P Venkatesan, M Raja Sakthivel, R Shenbagavalli, A Suresh, John L Fahey
December 2006, 124(6):631-640
PMID:17287550
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Impact of iron deficiency anaemia on T lymphocytes & their subsets in children
S Mullick, U Rusia, M Sikka, MA Faridi
December 2006, 124(6):647-654
PMID:17287552
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COMMENTARIES
Iron deficiency in healthy blood donors exposes vulnerability of the nation to iron deficiency
K Ghosh
December 2006, 124(6):611-612
PMID:17287547
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EDITORIALS
Capacity building for clinical trials in India
F Sen, V Muthuswamy
December 2006, 124(6):605-607
PMID:17287545
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BOOKS RECEIVED
Physical activity and health in Europe: Evidence for action

December 2006, 124(6):725-725
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EDITORIALS
Post-emergency : providing effective, sustainable, life-long care to everyone with AIDS
S Bautista-Arredondo, Stefano M Bertozzi, Juan G Sierra-Madero, P Volkow
December 2006, 124(6):601-604
PMID:17287544
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CORRESPONDENCES
Seroepidemiology of a focal outbreak of dengue in Tamil Nadu
R Paramasivan, V Thenmozhi, L Kabilan, SC Tewari, N Arunachalam, KJ Dhananjeyan, BK Tyagi
December 2006, 124(6):718-720
PMID:17287562
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Role of anti cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies in erosive disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
S Shankar, R Grover, R Handa
December 2006, 124(6):689-696
PMID:17287557
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EDITORIALS
India & China : time to catch up
K Satyanarayana
December 2006, 124(6):597-600
PMID:17287543
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Measurement of 24 h energy expenditure in male tuberculosis patients
T Raj, G D'Souza, M Elia, AV Kurpad
December 2006, 124(6):665-676
PMID:17287554
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Endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene intron4 VNTR polymorphism in patients with coronary artery disease in Iran
S Salimi, M Firoozrai, I Nourmohammadi, M Shabani, A Mohebbi
December 2006, 124(6):683-688
PMID:17287556
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CORRESPONDENCES
Synergistic effect of alcohol & fructose administration on blood urate & biochemical indices of insulin resistance in albino rabbits
I Onyesom
December 2006, 124(6):715-717
PMID:17287561
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BOOK REVIEWS
Atlas: Epilepsy care in the world 2005
P Satishchandra, Sanjib Sinha
December 2006, 124(6):721-722
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COMMENTARIES
Participation in HIV vaccine trials : listening to participant &community concerns
Edward J Mills, P Jha
December 2006, 124(6):608-610
PMID:17287546
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES
The role of allopurinol in experimental acute necrotizing pancreatitis
A Turan Isik, M Refik Mas, L Yamanel, S Aydin, B Comert, C Akay, G Erdem, N Mas
December 2006, 124(6):709-714
PMID:17287560
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Prevention of opportunistic infections in HIV infection by pentoxiphylline
A Wanchu, A Bhatnagar, P Bambery, S Singh, S Varma
December 2006, 124(6):705-708
PMID:17287559
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BOOK REVIEWS
Developing policies to prevent injuries and violence: Guidelines for policy-makers and planners
RN Gupta
December 2006, 124(6):722-723
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PANEL OF REVIEWERS (2006)
Panel of Reviewers (2006)

December 2006, 124(6):727-736
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Announcements

December 2006, 124(6):726-726
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BOOKS RECEIVED
Health and economic development in South-Eastern Europe

December 2006, 124(6):725-725
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SOME FORTHCOMING SCIENTIFIC EVENTS
Some forthcoming scientific events

December 2006, 124(6):725-725
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