IMMEDIATE EFFECT OF APPLICATION OF BILATERAL SELF MYO-FASCIAL RELEASE ON THE PLANTAR SURFACE OF THE FOOT ON HAMSTRING AND LUMBAR SPINE FLEXIBILITY: A QUASI EXPERIMENTAL STUDY

Divya G Patel, Neeta J Vyas, Megha S Sheth ABSTRACT Background: Flexibility is the ability to move a single or series of joints smoothly and easily through an unrestricted, pain-free range of motion. Decreased hamstring flexibility is considered to be a predisposing factor for lower back pain and injury. The purpose of the study was…

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COMPARISON OF AEROBIC CAPACITY USING 6MWD BETWEEN PRE-MENOPAUSAL AND POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN

Hiral Modi, Neeta Vyas, Megha Sheth ABSTRACT Introduction:Menopause is best defined as the absence of menses for 12 consecutive months. It is associated with atherogenic changes, including a worsening of cardiovascular disease and decreased aerobic fitness compared with premenopausal women. Low levels of aerobic capacity are independently associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease…

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DRUG USE EVALUATION OF THIRD GENERATION CEPHALOSPORINS IN A TERTIARY CARE TEACHING HOSPITAL

Prakash Goudanavar, Lovely Panavila, Nijimol Ninan, Pratima KC ABSTRACT Background: Inappropriate use of antibiotics specifically, the broad spectrum antibiotics in hospital results in resistance to antibiotics. Assessment of antimicrobial use can be performed by evaluating their use . Drug use evaluation is a performance improvement   method that focuses on evaluation and improvement of drug use…

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EVALUATION OF ANTHELMINTIC ACTIVITY USING SOLVENT EXTRACT OF PADINA TETRASTROMATICA IN INDIAN EARTHWORM (PHERETIMA POSTHUMA)

B. Clara Gnana Selvi and Amutha Santhanam ABSTRACT The anthelmintic activities of different solvent extracts of Padina tetrastromatica were evaluated on Indian adult earthworms Pheretima posthuma (Annelida). Different concentrations (50 and 100 mg/ml) of methanolic, diethyl ether and aqueous extracts were evaluated for anthelmintic activity by recording the time required for paralysis and death of…

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ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICES ON DEPRESSION AND ASSOCIATED FACTORS AMONG MEKELLE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES STUDENTS IN, MEKELLE CITY, ETHIOPIA 2010/11

Kalayou Kidanu, Mekuria Kassa, Ashenafi Damtie, Alemayehu Bayray, Haftu Berhe, Balem Demtsu ABSTRACT Background: Depression goes by many names: Depression, “the blues,” biological depression, major depression or clinical depression. But it all refers to the same thing: feeling sad and depressed for weeks or months on end (not just a passing blue mood). This feeling…

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COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF SEMEN PROFILE AND BIOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS AFTER TREATMENT WITH MUCUNA SPS. IN SPRAGUE DAWLEY RATS

Murthy SN, Pawar SD, Shirolkar AR, Malgaonkar MM, and Kulkarni YR ABSTRACT The different varieties of Kapikachu viz., Mucuna cochinchinensis (Lour.) A Chev. (Black seed variety), M. cochichinensis (Lour.) A Chev. (White seed variety) and M. pruriens (L.) DC. are used in the treatment of infertility in India by Ayurvedic physicians. The study was carried…

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NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN AMONG MEDICAL SECRETARIES

Sule Simsek, Ozlem Senocale ABSTRACT Objectives: To determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal problems as well as the relationship between neck and shoulder pain and possible risk factors among medical secretaries. Materials and Methods: 126 medical secretaries (mean age was 32.88.05 years) included in this study. Standardized Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ) was used to analyse musculoskeletal…

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