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Ra's al Khaymah, United Arab Emirates

Ras al-Khaimah Medical and Health science University is a medical university in Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. The university was established by the Ras Al Khaimah Human Development Foundation under the leadership of Saud bin Saqr al Qasimi, Crown Prince & Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah and Chancellor of the University. RAK-HDF is a joint venture of the Ras al-Khaimah Government, Al Ghurair Investments and ETA Ascon Group, Dubai. Wikipedia.

Goud B.K.M.,Ras al-Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University | Naval B.,Manipal University India | Deepa K.,JSS University | Sarsina Devi O.,Vidya Nursing College | And 2 more authors.
Toxicology International | Year: 2012

Pesticides have contributed to dramatic increase in the quality and quantity in crop yields. Organophosphates are commonly used as insecticides in agriculture and are potent toxicants. Patients with organophosphorus poisoning may present with subclinical features of acute pancreatitis. Proper biochemical investigation and clinical correlation helps in diagnosis. Source

Al-Azzawi A.M.,Ras al-Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University
Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences | Year: 2012

Tecoma stans (Bignoniaceas) is a central and south American tree used for the control of diabetes. This plant is cultivated in Iraq. The dried leaves were soaked in ethanol and water separately for 3 days then filtered and dried. The genotoxic potential of Tecoma stans was studied by in vivo and in vitro system. This study examined the genotoxic activity of aqueous and ethanolic extracts on bone marrow cells from BALB/c mice through evaluation of mitotic index and chromosomal aberrations and cytotoxic effect of the two extracts on Mouse Embryo Fibroblast (MEF) cell line. No alteration in the total number of chromosomal aberrations or the number of cells with chromosomal aberrations observed and percentage of mitotic index at the concentrations tested remained unchanged. The higher concentrations used of the plant extracts had a cytotoxic effect on the MEF cell line. Both extracts had no significant clastogenic effect in vivo but showed cytotoxic effects on mouse embryo in vitro, caution should be exercised in the use of this substance as a medicine. © 2012 Asian Network for Scientific Information. Source

Manjunatha Goud B.K.,Ras al-Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University | Devi O.S.,Vidya Nursing College | Nayal B.,Manipal University India | Devaki R.N.,JSS University
Indian Journal of Pharmacology | Year: 2012

Gynecomastia refers to enlargement of male breast (s) due to benign proliferation of glandular tissue and is caused by excessive estrogen. The etiology may be pathological, pharmacological, or idiopathic reasons. The present report describes a case of gynecomastia due to isoniazid therapy. Source

Sathisha T.G.,Manipal University India | Manjunatha G.B.K.,Ras al-Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University | Avinash S.S.,FMMC | Shetty J.,Manipal University India | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research | Year: 2012

Introduction and Objective: The present study was carried out to compare the levels of urinary microalbumin, the lipid profile, the cardiac enzymes and troponin T in non-diabetic, non-hypertensive myocardial infarction patients and in healthy controls and to know the possible relationship between microalbuminuria and the lipid profile markers and the cardiac enzymes in myocardial infarction in patients from the southern part of India. Materials and Methods: This study was carried out in 35 nondiabetic, non-hypertensive myocardial infarction patients and in 35 healthy, age matched controls. Urinary albumin, urinary creatinine, creatinine kinase-MB fraction (CK-MB), AST, LDH, troponin I and the lipid profile parameters were estimated by using an automated analyzer. The total cholesterol/HDL cholesterol ratio and the LDL cholesterol/HDL cholesterol ratio were also calculated by using the total cholesterol and the LDL and HDL values. Results: There was a significant increase in the levels of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol/HDL cholesterol ratio, LDL cholesterol/HDL cholesterol ratio, microalbumin, cardiac enzymes and troponin I (p<0.001) in patients with myocardial infarction as compared to those in the healthy controls. On applying Pearson's correlation, the microalbumin levels were found to correlate positively with the LDL cholesterol levels (p = 0.010, r = 0.952) and Troponin I (p=0.025, r = 0.885) and this was found to be statistically significant. Conclusion: Microalbuminuria can be used as a predictor for the early detection of cardiovascular and renal changes along with the lipid profile markers in the general population to prevent the mortality and morbidity which are associated with acute myocardial infarction. Source

Devaki R.N.,JSS University | Manjunatha Goud B.K.,Ras al-Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University | Devi O.S.,Vidya Nursing College | Deepa K.,JSS University | And 3 more authors.
Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences | Year: 2012

Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic disease characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from defective insulin secretion, insulin action or both. Studies on chronic complications of diabetes established the role of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) as a marker of evaluation of long term glycemic control and risk for chronic complications. This is a cross sectional study carried out on 40 diabetic patients and 50 normal individuals, between the age group of 40-60 years attending medicine OPD were included as study subjects. Diabetes was diagonsed based on laboratory and clinincal co-relation. 5ml of fasting venous sample was taken from study sujects and following parameters were estimated LDL, FPG and glycatedhemoglobin. The values of HbA1c and FPG were statistically significant in diabetic subjects when compared to controls (p< 0.001). The levels of LDL-C were increased in diabetic subjects but were not statistically significant. In conclusion, significant co-relation between HbA1c and LDL-C levels can be used as a potential biomarker for predicting dyslipidemia in type 2 diabetic patients in addition to long term glycemic control. Source

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