Determining the Frequency of Metabolic Syndrome Among Patients with Gout
Elahe Elhami, Channaraya. V
The first description of patients with clustering of various metabolic abnormalities such as hypertension, hyperglycaemia, and hyperuricaemia, was observed as early as 1923, but it was more than five decades after this observation, in 1988, that Reaven coined the term syndrome X’ for this conglomeration of various metabolic abnormalities, including glucose ntolerance, hypertension, increased very low density lipoproteins (VLDLs), triglycerides, and decreased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), with insulin resistance being the basic underlying pathophysiologic problem.
A Review of Inferential Statistical Methods Commonly Used in Medicine
In the current era of evidence-based medicine, inferential statistics is the backbone of medical research. Inferential statistics is increasingly being used to manage the ncertainties in health and medicine by measuring and minimising them. However, descriptive statistics is familiar and advantageous to many of us; a gap is always felt at the clinician end in considering the use of inferential statistics in their basic research work. The aim of this article is to focus on an explanation of some of the commonly used statistical methods, their interpretation, and the test of their significance.
Obesity Therapeutics: A Global Problem that Needs Attention
Dr. Huzaif Shaikh, Dr. Deepak Bhosle, Dr. Abhijeet Bhagat, Dr. Zubair Quazi
Obesity is a disorder that affects millions of people in the entire world and is one of the causes for the development of diseases such as hypertension, neoplasm, cardiac disorders and diabetes mellitus. Obesity is a chronic condition that involves an interaction between various environmental and genetic factors. It includes many derangements in the body such as elevated systemic blood pressures, elevated lipid levels, respiratory problems, high fatty acid levels, easy fatigability, decreased insulin sensitivity, social and emotional issues, excess adipose tissue accumulation, and cholelithiasis.
Comparative Efficacy and Safety of Low and High Dose Metformin, Voglibose, and iits Combination in Obese Subjects
Dr. Deepak Bhosle, Dr. Jyoti Bobde, Dr. Abhijeet Bhagat, Dr. Rajesh Kadam, Dr. Huzaif Shaikh, Dr. Shaikh Alimuddin
Obesity is one of the major public health problems, affecting every region of the globe. Worldwide, around 0.5 billion people are classified as obese and about 1.5 billion more are overweight. According to a cross-sectional survey in five Indian cities,
overall prevalence of obesity and overweight is 6.8% and 33.5%, respectively. Obesity increases the likelihood of diseases such as cardiac disease,type 2 diabetes,obstructive sleep apnoea, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis.