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THE PLACEBO EFFECT

  • Dr. Amar Bavle...
  • Editorial
  • April-june 2017

The word “placebo” comes from the Latin translation, which means “I shall please”. It is a substance that was believed to have no therapeutic effect, and therefore, was used as a control in drug trials in evaluating the efficacy of new drugs. In clinical trials, the placebo is a comparator from a methodological point of view and validates a new treatment, be it pharmacological or non-pharma

Study on Outcome of Complex Lower Limb

  • Sandeep Shrivastava, Sohael M Khan, Romi...
  • Original Article
  • April-june 2017

Introduction: In the developing world, there is still lack of accessibility and availability of adequate health care. In rural population this further gets limited, due to meager immediate resource at disposition and lack of availability of transports to adequate set ups. This cross-sectional study is undertaken among our rural patients who had undergone this treatment to understand what difficu

Cardiac Disease complicating Pregnancy:

  • P Sneha, C Sarojamma, R Nagarathnamma...
  • Original Article
  • April-june 2017

Introduction: Cardiac disease in pregnancy is a major problem worldwide, particularly in developing countries. It often poses a difficult clinical scenario with the responsibility of the treating obstetrician also extending to the unborn fetus. In the present study, we aim to know the maternal and fetal outcomes in pregnancies complicated by cardiac disease.

Materials and method

Comparison of Efficacy of Different Doses of Clonidine

  • KT Venkatesh Murthy, Maya D Nadkarni, N ...
  • Original Article
  • April-june 2017

Clonidine, a centrally acting α2 adrenergic agonist has been under use as an adjuvant with hyperbaric bupivacaine for prolonging analgesia and maintaining hemodynamic stability during lower limb orthopedic and lower abdominal surgeries.

The purpose of our study was to compare the efficacy and safety of intrathecal Clonidine 50 and 75 μg as adjuvant to hyperbaric Bupivacaine 15 mg (3 mL), and hyper

Role of high sensitivity C-reactive Protein

  • Mamatha B Patil, M Abhishek, BK Pradeep...
  • Original Article
  • April-june 2017

Introduction: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. By 2020, the World Health Organization predicts that COPD will become the third leading cause of death and the fifth leading cause of disability worldwide. The COPD is a complex disease characterized by slowly progressive and largely irreversible airflow obstruction due to

Study of Prevalence of Hypomagnesemia in Patients

  • NH Rekha, MS Bharath, SP Channakeshava...
  • Original Article
  • April-june 2017

Introduction: Diabetes mellitus is a common metabolic disorder. Prevalence of diabetes is increasing globally and it is one of the major health problems of the 21st century. The disturbance in serum magnesium (SMg) has been reported among patients with type II diabetes mellitus. Hypomagnesemia has negative impact on glucose homeostasis and insulin sensitivity in patients with type II diabetes me

Posterior Circulation Ischemic Stroke

  • J Vidyashree, Mamatha B Patil...
  • Case Reports
  • April-june 2017

Posterior circulation stroke syndrome has a lesser incidence compared with anterior circulation stroke with an incidence rate of 10 to 15%. Males are commonly affected than females. Patients most commonly present with symptoms of dizziness, diplopia, dysarthria, dysphagia, and dystaxia. The hallmark of posterior circulation stroke is crossed hemiplegia with cranial nerve involvement on the same side of