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Article: Effect of race, gender and age on thyroid and thyroid stimulating hormone levels in North West Frontier Province, Pakistan.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Thyroid is one of the ductless endocrine gland, which is located immediately below the larynx on either side of and anterior to the trachea. The principal hormones of thyroid gland are thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). The current study was carried out to investigate the impact of race, gender and area on the levels of Thyroxine (T4), Triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) in normal healthy individuals. Serum levels of T4, T3 and TSH in 498 normal healthy individuals belonging to different districts of North West Frontier Province, Pakistan, were examined. Serum T4 and T3 were analysed by Radio Immuno Assay (RIA) method whereas TSH was estimated by Immunoradiometric assay (IRMA) method. Levels of T4, T3 and TSH ranged from 53 to 167 etamol/L, 0.6 to 3.1 etamol/L and 0.3-4.8 microIU/L respectively. The levels of these hormones show significant change from the reference values that are used in clinical laboratories as well as in Institute of Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine (IRNUM), Peshawar, Pakistan. It is concluded that the age, gender, race and area, all have an appreciable effect on the levels T4, T3 and TSH.Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC 21(3):21-4.
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ABSTRACT: Almost every individual dislikes excessive and unnecessary noise. Noise exerts various adverse psychological and physiological effects, on human body including a rise in blood pressure. 117 volunteer medical students, aged 18-23 years were exposed to 90 decibel noise of 4000 hertz for 10 minutes, produced by audiometer in a sound-proof room. Blood pressure was recorded every three minutes. Blood pressure increased during exposure to noise. Average rise in systolic blood pressure was 2.462+/-0.532 mm Hg and average rise in diastolic blood pressure was 3.064+/-1.047 mm Hg. Blood pressure came to resting value within two minutes after stopping exposure to noise in more than 50% of the subjects. Systolic and diastolic blood pressure increases due to noise exposure.Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC 16(2):30-3.