Vol. 1, Issue 1, June 2013

Editorial                                                                                               

Endemic Fluorosis:- A multidisplinary problem that needs an integrated approach

Jitendra D. Lakhani

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□□□□□□□□□□□□□: □□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□

□□□□□□□□□□□□□: □□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□

□□□□□□□□□□□□□: □□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□.

□□□□□□□□□□□□□: □□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□

 

□□□□□□□□□□□□□: □□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□

□□□□□□□□□□□□□: □□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□

□□□□□□□□□□□□□: □□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□.

□□□□□□□□□□□□□: □□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□

 

 

□□□□□□□□□□□□□: □□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□

□□□□□□□□□□□□□: □□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□

□□□□□□□□□□□□□: □□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□.

□□□□□□□□□□□□□: □□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□

 

□□□□□□□□□□□□□: □□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□

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Status of Institutional Delivery in a Block of Western India

A. K. Singh1, Niraj Pandit2*, Diwakar Sharma3

1Resident; 2Professor, Department of Community Medicine, SBKS Medical Institute & Research Center, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Vadodara-391760, Gujarat, India.

3Assistant Professor, Biostatistics, Department of Community Medicine, GMERS Medical College, Patan.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Health of mother and children is an asset to the family, society and community. The contribution of institutional delivery in achieving the optimal health of a mother and a child is beyond doubt. The present study was conducted with the objective to know the status of institutional delivery in a block of Vadodara district of western India.

Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted during December 2011 to October 2012. The study participants were mother, who had delivered their live baby during 1st April 2010 to 31st March 2011 and living in Vadodara Block. One per cent of the total live births during…

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To Compare the Efficacy of Incentive Spirometry and Resistive Inspiratory Devices on Ventilatory Muscle Strength in Patients with Moderate Dyspnea in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Kalpesh Satani1, Ratan Khuman2, Surbala Devi3, Gopal Nambi4.

1Asst. Prof, College of Physiotherapy, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Vadodara-391760, Gujarat, India

2,3Sr. Lecturer, 4Principal, C.U. Shah Physiotherapy College, Surendranagar, Gujarat, India. 

ABSTRACT

Backgrond:Dyspnea is one of the main complain of the COPD patients. In the general setting it is treated by medical and physiotherapeutic intervention. Incentive Spirometry and Resistive Inspiratory Devices are 2 main treatment approaches in physiotherapy.

Objective:The objective of this study is to compare the efficacy of Incentive Spirometry and Resistive Inspiratory Devices on ventilatory muscle strength in COPD patients with mild to moderate dyspnea.

Method: 30 COPD patients with mild to moderate dyspnea were randomly assigned to Incentive Spirometry group (Group A) and Resistive Inspiratory Device group (Group B).…

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Protective effects of Pomegranate on electrocardiographic, Biochemical and histoarchitectural changes in isoproterenol induced myocardial infarction in rats.  

Aman Upaganlawar1*, Ramachandran Balaraman2

1Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, SSDJ’s College of Pharmacy, Neminagar, Chandwar-423101, Nashik

Professor, Department of Pharmacy, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Vadodara-391760, Gujarat, India

ABSTRACT

Aims: This study is aimed to investigate the protective effects of Pomegranate fruit extract on ECG, biochemical and histoarchitectural changes in isoproterenol (ISO) induced myocardial infarction in rats.

Materials and Methods: Male albino rats were treated with Pomegranate fruit extracts (100 mg/kg/day, p.o) for a period of 30 days. ISO (200 mg/kg, s.c) was injected to rats on 29th and 30th day at an interval of 24 h to produce myocardial infarction. On day 31st electrocardiographic, biochemical, histoarchitectural and apoptotic changes were monitored from control and experimental groups.

Results: ISO injected rats showed a significant alteration in ECG pattern. The levels of cardiac and inflammatory markers…

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EBES article

Awareness on Evidence Based Dentistry amongst dental professionals in Vadodara city – An Questionnaire survey

Jay Patel1, Monali Shah2*, Deepak Dave,3 Sujal Shah1

1PG student; 2Professor; 3Professor & Head, Department of Periodontics , K.M. Shah Dental College and Hospital, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Vadodara-391760, Gujarat, India

ABSTRACT

Evidence based dentistry and medicine is increasingly attracting worldwide attention in public policy, resulting in the mass production of evidence based clinical guidelines. It is one of the recent evolutionin the dental practice in India EBD aids in clinical decision making in all fields of medicine, including primary care. With a lack of awareness of relevant research, and awareness about EBD, a substantial part of clinical practice in dentistry relies on practitioners personal experience, resulting in large variations in practice between healthcare workers. Thus the aim of this study was to assess the awareness of dentists of Vadodara city towards EBD and the…

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Student Research Communique

Clinical surrogate markers of hypoxemia: Correlation of clinical variables with PaO2/FiO2 ratio

Mehta TR1*, Shah CT2

1Student, SBKS Medical Institute & Research Center, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Vadodara-391760, Gujarat, India

2Assosciate Professor, Department of  Anaesthesia and ICU in charge, SBKS Medical Institute & Research Center, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Vadodara-391760, Gujarat, India

 

ABSTRACT

Background: Acute respiratory failure is the most common type of organ failure encountered in intensive care unit. PaO2/FiO2 < 300 is diagnostic for acute lung injury, which is measured by arterial blood gas analysis. In our study we aimed to find suitable clinical surrogates of PaO2/FiO2 (P/F).

Materials and Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted in intensive care unit of a 1000 bedded hospital. All patients with clinical diagnosis of acute respiratory failure were included in the study. For each patient PaO2 was recorded…

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Review article

 

Monoclonal antibodies for cancer: a focus on mechanisms of action

 

Hardik Gandhi1, Ramachandran Balaraman2

 

1Pharmacy Dept., Faculty of Tech. & Engg., The M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

 

Professor, Department of Pharmacy, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Vadodara-391760, Gujarat, India

 

ABSTRACT

Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) have found several therapeutic applications. By Far, the most promising utilization of mAbs has been use of these agents in cancer therapeutics. The major reason for this is the ability of mAbs to selectively home-in on cancer cells opening up avenues for targeted therapy. The importance of mAbs for therapeutics can be recognized from the fact that more than 40 mAbs have been approved by the FDA till date for application in several disease modalities. Production of mAbs has also radical changes from the conventional methods till date. In relation…

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Nicotine Replacement Therapy for tobacco cessation-A review for health professionals and tobacco users

Mona Shah1*, Hetul J Patel2, Priti Shah3, Kevin Parikh1

1Reader, 2Senior Lecturer , 3Professor & Head; Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dental Science, Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad

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Consumption of tobacco products is increasing globally. Tobacco kills nearly 6 million people each year, unless urgent action is taken, the annual death toll could rise to more than 8 million by 2030. Smoking cessation provides immediate and lasting benefits to public health as well as result in decrease incidence and mortality from cancer. Tobacco comes in different forms and all contain nicotine, the addictive substance. Pharmacological agents have been used successfully in the cessation of smoking; include nicotine replacement therapies and nicotine medications.These interventions are designed to reduce cravings for tobacco and relieve the withdrawal symptoms while trying to quit. This…

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Case Report/Case Series

 

Neurological complications in patient having fluorosis – a case report

 

Chintan Shah1, Jitendra D. Lakhani2, B N. Patel3

 

1Resident, Internal Medicine; 2Prof.& Head, Department of Medicine; 3Prof. Dept. of Radiology, 

 

SBKS Medical Institute & Research Center, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Vadodara-391760, Gujarat, India

 

ABSTRACT

A patient having dental and skeletal fluorosis with neurological complication in form of cervical myelopathy is presented.

Key Words:  Fluorosis, Endemic fluorosis, Skeletal Fluorosis, Dental Fluorosis.

 

Correspondence:

 

E-mail: drchintannshah@gmail.com

 

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Gingival Plasma Cell Granuloma: A rare case report

 

                 M.K. Sunil1, ParamPal Singh2, Deepanshu Garg3, Ashwarya Trivedi4, Nisha Dua4, Sunidhi3

1Proefssor & Head,2Reader,3PG student,4Senior Lecturer 

Dept. of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Guru Nanak Dev Dental College and Research Institute, Sunam

ABSTRACT

Herewith reporting a rare case of gingival plasma cell granuloma in a 50 year old woman who presented with

upper gingival polypoidal growth. The histopathological examination revealed a mass composed of

parakeratinised thin epithelium with proliferating rete ridges. The connective tissue is hypercellular and shows

dense inflammatory infiltrate primarily composed of plasma cells and lymphocytes. Focal budding capillaries are

also seen in the stroma confirming a diagnosis of plasma cell granuloma.

Key Words: Inflammatory Pseudotumor, Plasma cell Granuloma, Plasma Cells, Polyclonal Plasma Cells

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Management of severely resorbed edentulous mandibular ridge by neutral zone technique – a case report

J R Patel1, Rajesh Sethuraman2, Sarfaraz Memon3, Ravi Patel4, Aditi Patel4

1Professor & Head; 2Reader; 3PG student, Department of Prosthodontics, K.M. Shah Dental College and Hospital, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Vadodara-391760, Gujarat, India

ABSTRACT

If the teeth are lost despite all efforts to save them, a re-establishment should be made in such a manner as to function efficiently and comfortably in harmony with the muscles of the stomatognathic system and the temporomandibular joints.Neutral zone technique is long being used forthe management of severely resorbed mandibular ridges.The success of any prosthesis depends on the proper position of the artificial teeth within the neutral zone A 62 year old female patient reported in the department of prosthethic dentistry, K. M. Shah Dental college & Hospital with a chief complaint of missing teeth and wanted replacement…

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Delusional Misidentification Syndrome (DMS) – An unidentified entity of DSM

Vidhi Patel1, Sandeep Shah2, Lakhan Kataria3

1Resident, 2Professor & Head, 3AssociateProfessor

Department of Psychiatry, SBKS Medical Institute & Research Center, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Vadodara-391760, Gujarat, India

ABSTRACT

Delusional misidentification syndromes (DMS), which includes the Capgras, Fregoli, Inter metamorphosis and Syndrome of Subjective doubles gain curiosity due to the bizarreness in their symptomatology. However they are diagnosed as some form of Schizophrenia and related psychosis and treated accordingly. An issue that remains unresolved is whether DMS (either in its pure form or as embedded symptoms of other diagnoses) can be accommodated in the present Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, (DSM-IV TR). As we await the DSM – V, it is still not clear as where do we diagnose patients with monothematic bizarre delusions due to lack of proper guidelines in DSM IV TR. Here we…

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Continuing Medical Education (CME) Article

Growth hormone replacement

Om Lakhani

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Letter to Editor

Fluorosis  - An update and review

 Niraj Pandit,  Pranay Jadav

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