Vardhman Mahavir Medical College

Delhi, India

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Delhi, India
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Rathor N.,University of Delhi | Arora T.,Vardhman Mahavir Medical College | Manocha S.,Vardhman Mahavir Medical College | Patil A.N.,Vardhman Mahavir Medical College | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology | Year: 2014

Objectives The effect of Aloe vera in epilepsy has not yet been explored. This study was done to explore the effect of aqueous extract of Aloe vera leaf powder on three acute and one chronic model of epilepsy. Methods In acute study, aqueous extract of Aloe vera leaf (extract) powder was administered in doses 100, 200 and 400 mg/kg p.o. Dose of 400 mg/kg of Aloe vera leaf extract was chosen for chronic administration. Oxidative stress parameters viz. malondialdehyde (MDA) and reduced glutathione (GSH) were also estimated in brain of kindled animals. Key findings In acute study, Aloe vera leaf (extract) powder in a dose-dependent manner significantly decreased duration of tonic hind limb extension in maximal electroshock seizure model, increased seizure threshold current in increasing current electroshock seizure model, and increased latency to onset and decreased duration of clonic convulsion in pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) model as compared with control group. In chronic study, Aloe vera leaf (extract) powder prevented progression of kindling in PTZ-kindled mice. Aloe vera leaf (extract) powder 400 mg/kg p.o. also reduced brain levels of MDA and increased GSH levels as compared to the PTZ-kindled non-treated group. Conclusions The results of study showed that Aloe vera leaf (extract) powder possessed significant anticonvulsant and anti-oxidant activity. © 2013 Royal Pharmaceutical Society.


Sharma D.,Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute | Kishore J.,Vardhman Mahavir Medical College | Sharma N.,Maulana Azad Medical College | Duggal M.,Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
Asian Journal of Psychiatry | Year: 2017

Due to increasing internet and mobile penetration, children in India are at risk of cyberbullying. A survey of 174 middle graders in Delhi showed that, of total, 8% indulged in cyberbullying and 17% reported being victimized by such acts. However, prevalence of in-person bullying, fighting and victimization by either was 16%, 12% and 17% respectively. Males were more likely to bully and fight in-person than females. They were also more likely to be victims of both online and offline aggression. Interwoven modes of bullying along with safe use of technology need to be understood. © 2017 Elsevier B.V.


Vachher A.S.,Vardhman Mahavir Medical College | Sharma A.K.,Lady Hardinge Medical College
Indian Journal of Community Medicine | Year: 2010

Background: Violence against women is a major public health and human rights issue in the world today. This study was conducted to assess the consequences of domestic violence on the mental health of women of reproductive age group. Materials and Methods: A community-based, cross-sectional study was conducted in Raj Nagar- I, urban locality in west Delhi near Palam. 350 women of 15-49 years age group residing in the community were selected by stratified random sampling. These women were administered an interview schedule adapted from WHO multi-country study on women′s health and domestic violence. They were assessed for the presence of domestic violence. Mental health status of these women was estimated by using self-reporting questionnaire 20. Data were analyzed using SPSS 12 software. The test applied was chi square test for proportion and binary logistic regression. Results: 42.8% of the women reported one or the other types of violence. 34.9% of the women reported either physical or sexual violence ever in life. 29.1% of the women reported either physical or sexual violence in past 1 year (current violence). 12% of the women reported mental ill health. Women who had experienced domestic violence were more likely to report mental ill health status and suicidal tendencies as compared to women who had not experienced violence. Conclusion: Domestic violence is associated with mental ill health.


Jain V.,Vardhman Mahavir Medical College | Raut D.K.,Vardhman Mahavir Medical College
Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology | Year: 2011

The Internet provides a quick access to a plethora of the medical literature, in the form of journals, databases, dictionaries, textbooks, indexes, and e-journals, thereby allowing access to more varied, individualized, and systematic educational opportunities. Web search engine is a tool designed to search for information on the World Wide Web, which may be in the form of web pages, images, information, and other types of files. Search engines for internet-based search of medical literature include Google, Google scholar, Yahoo search engine, etc., and databases include MEDLINE, PubMed, MEDLARS, etc. Commercial web resources (Medscape, MedConnect, MedicineNet) add to the list of resource databases providing some of their content for open access. Several web-libraries (Medical matrix, Emory libraries) have been developed as meta-sites, providing useful links to health resources globally. Availability of specific dermatology-related websites (DermIs, DermNet, and Genamics Jornalseek) is useful addition to the ever growing list of web-based resources. A researcher must keep in mind the strengths and limitations of a particular search engine/database while searching for a particular type of data. Knowledge about types of literature and levels of detail available, user interface, ease of access, reputable content, and period of time covered allow their optimal use and maximal utility in the field of medicine.


Jain V.,Vardhman Mahavir Medical College | Sharma R.,Vardhman Mahavir Medical College | Singh S.,Government of Uttar Pradesh
Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology | Year: 2012

Meta-analysis is an objective, systematic review that employs statistical methods to combine and summarize the results of several studies. It is a quantitative synthesis of all the unbiased evidence, meant for summarizing large volume of data, establishing and determining the magnitude of an effect, and to increase power and precision of studies. The steps to performing a meta-analysis include making a hypothesis and defining the domain of research, defining inclusion/exclusion criteria, literature search, selecting the final set of studies, extracting data on variables of interest, coding procedures, calculating effect sizes and interpretations, selecting potential moderators and examine their relationships, report writing, and critical evaluation. Meta-analysis has several strengths as well as weaknesses.


Gandhi S.,Vardhman Mahavir Medical College
La Clinica terapeutica | Year: 2013

The aim of the current study is to report an unusual occurrence of a retroaortic left renal vein in an adult male cadaver of Caucasian origin. This unusual variant was discovered during the course of preclinical educational training programme for undergraduate medical students. The vascular anomaly was dissected and the surrounding adnexa carefully studied for associated variations. Subsequently, morphometry was performed on the specimen to measure certain important parameters. The left renal vein was found to emerge from lower part of renal hilum and traversed posterior to abdominal aorta and finally terminated into Inferior vena cava. Additionally, the left renal artery was higher in position and originated from the abdominal aorta at the level of upper border of body of Ist lumbar vertebra. This type of anomaly is very important as it may be associated with varicocoele. Furthermore, in preoperative planning for nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy and living donor nephrectomy, the surgeons should keep in mind the possibility of this vascular anomaly. It is also stated that left renal vein appears to be at the centre of a huge venous network which makes the nephrectomy hazardous and permits the spread of infectious material and neoplasms.


Baliyan R.,Vardhman Mahavir Medical College
Acta medica (Hradec Králové) / Universitas Carolina, Facultas Medica Hradec Králové | Year: 2011

Variant branching pattern of the cords of brachial plexus coupled with erroneous communications has been an area of concern for surgeons opting to explore this region. Anaesthetic blocks and surgical approaches are the highlights of these interventions, where a keen familiarization of the anatomy of this region is mandatory. The present case description reports a unilateral variant branching pattern of the posterior cord coexistent with a neural communication between lateral and medial cords in an adult male cadaver. This intercordal neural communication between lateral and medial cords was oriented obliquely and measured 2.2 cm in length. Furthermore, the posterior cord revealed a variant branching pattern. It branched into three upper subscapular nerves and a common trunk for the thoracodorsal and lower subscapular nerves. The lowest of the three upper subscapular nerves gave a communicating twig to the thoracodorsal nerve. Inspite of uncountable reports on variations ofbrachial plexus, descriptions regarding anomalous branching patterns hold enormous clinical significance for the radiologists, anesthetists and surgeons, besides being of academic interest for the anatomists.


Chugh P.K.,Maulana Azad Medical College | Chugh P.K.,Vardhman Mahavir Medical College | Gupta M.,Maulana Azad Medical College | Agarwal M.,Maulana Azad Medical College | Tekur U.,Maulana Azad Medical College
Clinical and Experimental Hypertension | Year: 2013

While it is known that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs including selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors influence BP, the exact relationship and underlying mechanisms are still unclear. We investigated the effect of etoricoxib, a selective COX-2 inhibitor on the antihypertensive efficacy of atenolol; beta-blocker, ramipril; angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor and telmisartan; angiotensin receptor blocker in deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA)-salt hypertensive rats, a mineralocorticoid volume expansion model. Etoricoxib attenuated the antihypertensive-induced reduction of systolic (atenolol; P < .001, ramipril; P = .011, telmisartan; P = .003) and mean arterial pressure (atenolol; P < .001, ramipril; P = .032, telmisartan; P = .023). These results demonstrate that COX-2 dependent mechanisms play a significant role in blood pressure regulation, and etoricoxib-induced COX-2 inhibition blunts the therapeutic effect of different classes of antihypertensives in this mineralocorticoid volume expansion model of hypertension. © Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.


PubMed | Maulana Azad Medical College, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Indian Council of Medical Research
Type: | Journal: International journal of hypertension | Year: 2016

Introduction. Hypertension is an important public health challenge in both economically developing and developed countries. It is one of the risk factors for cardiovascular mortality. Data is available on hypertension in urban population but few studies are reported in rural areas. Materials and Methods. It was a community based cross-sectional study conducted in two rural areas in Delhi among 1005 subjects selected using systematic random sampling method. WHO STEPS approach was used to collect data. Blood pressure, body mass index, and blood sugar were measured. Data analysis was done using SPSS version 16. Odds of hypertension among subjects with risk factors were calculated. p value less than 0.05 was considered significant. Results. The prevalence of hypertension was 14.1% among study subjects. Hypertension was significantly higher in individuals more than 35 years than those less than 35 years. Hypertension was significantly higher in those who take alcohol and in subjects with raised total cholesterol level but in multivariate analysis only age, education, and cholesterol levels were independently associated with hypertension. Conclusion. There is significant burden of hypertension in rural areas in Delhi. Age, education, and cholesterol levels were independent risk factors of hypertension.


PubMed | Lady Hardinge Medical College, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Journal of tropical pediatrics | Year: 2016

Optimal development of children in their early months and years has a bearing on their achievement levels later in life.To assess the socio-emotional and cognitive development in children 0-5 years and to find out the proportion of children having developmental delay and its associated factors.A community-based cross-sectional study was carried out in 520 children in Delhi. Development was assessed using the Indian Council for Medical Research Development Screening Test.In all, 10.6% of children <5 years old were found to be developmentally delayed. Maximum number of children (10.1%) were found to have a delay in the do main of hearing language, concept development. Of all the factors, the strongest association was found with stunting, paternal education, alcohol abuse, attendance in anganwadi/playschool.The study concludes that developmental delay is present in a sizable proportion of children <5 years of age and may be a significant factor in the overall achievement of lifes potential in them.

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