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Sindhuja M.,Sree Balaji Medical College | Mohanraj K.,Bharath University
International Journal of Pharmacy and Technology | Year: 2016

Gelatin has unique functional properties. Hence it is widely used in pharmaceutical, food, cosmetic, and photographic applications. Gelatin is a mixture of peptides and proteins. It is produced by partial hydrolysis of collagen extracted from the connective tissues, skins and bones of animals such as cattle, chicken, pigs, and fish. In this study, gelatin was extracted from skin, arms and visceral organ of marine source (Octpus areolatus) using alkaline pretreatment method and their phsico-chemical properties were characterized. FTIR confirmed the presence of characteristics bonds of gelatin. © 2016, International Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. All rights reserved.

Kumar P.,Thanjavur Medical College | Thomas J.,Sree Balaji Medical College
Indian Journal of Dermatology | Year: 2014

Trigeminal trophic syndrome (TTS) is a rare cause of facial ulceration, consequent to damage to the trigeminal nerve or its central sensory connections. We reporta case of TTS in a 48-year-old woman with Bell's palsy following herpes zoster infection. The patient was treated and counseled. There hasnot been any recurrence for 1 year and the patient is being followed-up. The diagnosis of TTS should be suspected when there is unilateral facial ulceration, especially involving the ala nasi associated with sensory impairment.

Rajam Krishna S.,Sree Balaji Medical College | Devaki P.R.,Bharath University
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research | Year: 2016

Introduction: Heart rate variability is a measure of modulation in autonomic input to the heart and is one of the markers of autonomic functions. Though there are many studies on the long term influence of breathing on HRV (heart rate variability) there are only a few studies on the immediate effect of breathing especially alternate nostril breathing on HRV. This study focuses on the immediate effects of alternate nostril breathing and the influence of different breathing rates on HRV. Materials and Methods: The study was done on 25 subjects in the age group of 17-35 years. ECG and respiration were recorded before intervention and immediately after the subjects were asked to perform alternate nostril breathing for five minutes. Results: Low frequency (LF) which is a marker of sympathetic activity increased, high frequency (HF) which is a marker of parasympathetic activity decreased and their ratio LF/HF which is a marker of sympatho/vagal balance increased immediately after 6 and 12 minutes in comparison to baseline values whereas there was no significant difference in the means of these components when both 6 and 12 minutes were compared. Conclusion: Immediate effects of alternate nostril breathing on HRV in non practitioners of yogic breathing are very different from the long term influence of yogic breathing on HRV which show a predominant parasympathetic influence on the heart. © 2015, Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. All rights Reserved.

Thomas J.,Sree Balaji Medical College
Expert Review of Dermatology | Year: 2013

4th World Congress on Teledermatology Tbilisi, Georgia, 4-6 October 2012 The 4th World Congress of Teledermatology was held from 4-6 October 2012 at Tbilisi, Georgia. George Galdava from the Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia and Oleg Kvlividze from the Institute of Dermatology and Venereology, Tbilisi, Georgia, were the Congress President and Secretary, respectively. The Congress theme of 'dermatology conquering distance' was exemplified by the speaker delegates from across the globe. Stella Atkins from the University of British Columbia, Canada, started the scientific session with her sterling talk on 'Automated melanoma diagnosis using a dermoscope attached to a smart phone'. The role of NGOs in the establishing and promotion of telemedicine network today was stressed by Olga Litusi, from Ukraine. Saul Halpern of the British Teledermatology Society expressed that dermatologists in the UK appear to be gradually accepting Teledermatology. The American Academy of Dermatology, African Teledermatology Project was reviewed by Karen Mckoy Lahey Clinic, VT, USA. The concept of virtual hospital was elaborated by Leonard Witkamp from KSYOS TeleMedical Centre, the first virtual hospital in The Netherlands. In his presentation, he concluded that health management practice has been applied in the development, research and large scale implementation of teledermatology. The Indian delegates Jayakar Thomas from the Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital (Chromepet, Chennai, India), Parimalam Kumar, Head of Dermatology (Thanjavur, India) and Dinesh Kumar from the KK CHILDS Trust Hospital (Nungambakkam, India) discussed the current status and the future directions of Teledermatology in India. © 2013 Expert Reviews Ltd.

Mythili S.V.,Sree Balaji Medical College | Jamunarani A.,Sree Balaji Medical College
International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research | Year: 2015

Incretins, are the intestinal hormones and they are "Glucose dependant Insulinotropic Polypeptide" (GIP) and "Glucagon Like Polypeptide-1" (GLP-1). Their secretion is induced by the presence of food in the stomach and they in turn induce the secretion of Insulin from the pancreatic beta cells. A lot of studies have been undertaken on Incretins around the world. They convey interpretations on the characteristics of Incretins, the synthesis, their functions, the mechanism of action etc. Do they have effects on other tissues also? Incretins have been found to have significant effect on other tissues like liver, muscle, heart, bone etc. apart from the pancreas. Results of the Literature search of some such studies on the extrapancreatic effects of incretins are reviewed and presented here. © Copyright protected.

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