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Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a dermal disease caused by several species of the genus Leishmania. It is an endemic disease with 1.2 million new cases occurring annually and mostly in developing countries. Oxidative stress is a condition of an imbalance in oxidant/antioxidant which may play a role in many different pathologic conditions. For the first time in this study, we introduced isoprostane as a reliable index for oxidative stress in patients suffering from leishmaniasis. We also investigated the possible relation between quantitative CRP and this disease.
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Name: Microbial pathogenesis
Breast milk (BM) contains antioxidant molecules which may offer protection against oxidative stress (OS). We aim to investigate oxidant-antioxidant balance in preterm BM during the course of lactat...
A low glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) of diets as well as proper nutritional status may partially slow down depletion in antioxidant capacity, and may therefore have an impact on antioxidan...
Mercury (Hg) is a potent toxicant. In the field of public health a chronic-low-level environmental Hg exposure resulting from fish consumption in general population is still being discussed. The objec...
Alcohol abuse is a well-known cause of imbalance in trace element levels and oxidant/antioxidant status of individuals with long time consumption. However, the levels of these parameters in the patien...
The aim of this study was to determine both the protective effect of rose water (RW) against DNA damage in the tissues of rats exposed to chlorpyrifos-ethyl (CPE) and RW's effect on the oxidant and an...
This study aims to evaluate Pediatric Balance Scale and quantitative balance and gait parameters assessed by Balance Master force plate in Cerebral Palsy (CP) patients who are ambulatory w...
The study will look at the effect of 30 days of treatment of 15 diabetics with proteinuria with N-acetylcysteine ( Mucomyst ) at a dose of 1 gm twice a day by mouth. The primary outcome th...
Primary aim is to evaluate the effect of blood transfusion on oxidant-antioxidant status in premature neonates. Secondary aim is to assess the effect of the age of transfused red blood cel...
Isoprostanes are compounds that are produced as a result of oxidative damage to cell membranes. Elevated tissue, serum, and urinary isoprostane levels have been described in a number of i...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether ruboxistaurin can reduce blood vessel inflammation associated with diabetes.
Locations, on the GENOME, of GENES or other genetic elements that encode or control the expression of a quantitative trait (QUANTITATIVE TRAIT, HERITABLE).
A characteristic showing quantitative inheritance such as SKIN PIGMENTATION in humans. (From A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
An organized procedure carried out by a select committee of professionals in evaluating the performance of other professionals in meeting the standards of their specialty. Review by peers is used by editors in the evaluation of articles and other papers submitted for publication. Peer review is used also in the evaluation of grant applications. It is applied also in evaluating the quality of health care provided to patients.
A disturbance in the prooxidant-antioxidant balance in favor of the former, leading to potential damage. Indicators of oxidative stress include damaged DNA bases, protein oxidation products, and lipid peroxidation products (Sies, Oxidative Stress, 1991, pxv-xvi).
A chemical reaction in which an electron is transferred from one molecule to another. The electron-donating molecule is the reducing agent or reductant; the electron-accepting molecule is the oxidizing agent or oxidant. Reducing and oxidizing agents function as conjugate reductant-oxidant pairs or redox pairs (Lehninger, Principles of Biochemistry, 1982, p471).
Tropical Medicine is the study of diseases more commonly found in tropical regions than elsewhere. Examples of these diseases are malaria, yellow fever, Chagas disease, Dengue, Helminths, African trypanosomiasis, Leishmaniasis, Leprosy, Lymphatic filaria...
Adhd Anorexia Depression Dyslexia Mental Health Psychiatry Schizophrenia Stress Mental health, although not being as obvious as physical health, is very important, causing great unhappiness to those affected, causing add...
Stress is caused by your perception of situations around you and then the reaction of your body to them. The automatic stress response to unexpected events is known as 'fight or flight'. Discovered by Walter Cannon in 1932, it is the release of h...