Rekha Kini

Rekha Kini
Manipal Academy of Higher Education | MAHE · Department of Physiology

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Reproduction is the fundamental biological process to generate or create new offspring or generation. Successful reproduction is dependent on the precise timing of neuroendocrine and behavioral events, as well as optimal environmental and physiological conditions. Infertility is one of the severe problems all over the world. Throughout the past rar...
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One of major threat to the environmental pollution is the contamination the by various heavy metals. Cadmium is found to have toxic effects on testis. VCO is increasingly getting the reputation of being the most versatile and healthiest antioxidant. Objective: To study the effect pre-treatment of virgin coconut oil in cadmium induced testicular tox...
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Natural products are gaining much importance in light of the serious side effects posed by drugs of chemical origin. High intake of foods rich in antioxidants reduces the risk of neurodegenerative disorders. Traditionally, Allium sativum L.(garlic) and Allium cepa. L (onion) has received considerable attention for their therapeutic benefits around...
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Background: Medical education is perceived as being stressful, and a high level of stress may have a negative effect on cognitive functioning and learning of students in a medical school. Yoga and meditation techniques have also been found to reduce stress levels and mood disturbance in young professionalsAims and Objectives:Evaluate the effects of...
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Introduction and Aim: Nutritional state of the mother before and during pregnancy is one of the important determinants along with factors like pre-pregnancy BMI, weight gain during pregnancy and gestational age which determines pregnancy outcome. Adequate gestational weight gain contributes for better pregnancy outcomes in both mother and infants f...
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Background and aim: Depression and anxiety are the most prominent neuropsychiatric disease and have been considered as the most burdensome diseases of society. The hippocampus and prefrontal cortex have a prominent role in stress-induced neurological disorders. Chronic unpredictable stress exposed rats are a perfect model in understanding comorbid...
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Introduction and Aim: Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease caused by excess glucose in the blood due to defects in insulin secretion, action, or both. Normal fasting blood glucose level in humans ranges between 80–100 mg/dL and in diabetes this blood glucose level is persistently raised. Renal dysfunction is the reduced capacity of the kidney t...
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Purpose Obesity in females is an emerging health problem. The consumption of MSG has been considered as a risk factor for obesity. The tastemakers in Chinese and fast foods, such as fish sauce and soy sauce, contain very high levels of glutamate. The deficiency of Vitamin D is associated with obesity and metabolic syndrome. Therefore, the present s...
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Background: Diabetes increases the oxidative stress over the myocardium that leads to arteriogenesis. Coronary collaterals (CC) serve as an alternative source of blood supply to the compromised myocardium. Though a few insights about the development and associations of CC in coronary artery disease (CAD) are known, conclusive data regarding their p...
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Background: Nearsightedness, or myopia, one of the refractive errors of eye and it has become more prevalent in recent years. Heredity and visual stress are the two main factors responsible for the development of myopia. Medical students are more vulnerable to early onset of myopia. Aims and Objective: To analyze the commencement and progression of...
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Cadmium (Cd) is an industrial pollutant that affects the male reproductive system. The purpose of present study was to investigate the protective role of vitamin E & vitamin C on cadmium induced testicular damage. Rats were divided into four groups with 8 rats in each. The Gr. I rats were administered with the single dose of normal saline intraperi...
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Vital capacity in normal healthy individuals decreases from sitting to supine position. Exercise can strengthen the respiratory muscles and thus cause increase in VC. This project was being conducted to find the influence of exercise on vital capacity in young adult males and females in different postures. This is a cross sectional study done on 80...
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The present study was done to compare the pulse rate and oxygen saturation before and after six minute walk test between the exercising & non exercising young adult. This is a cross- sectional study conducted on total of 140 medical students of age group 17-25years of Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. The standard informed consent is to be taken...
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Background: Rate pressure product is a measure of the stress put on the cardiac muscle based on the heart rate and the systolic blood pressure that it is pumping against. It allows us to calculate the internal workload or hemodynamic response and is a direct indication of the energy demand of the heart. Increased incidence of sedentary lifestyle an...
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Objectives: Medical students overindulgence with the internet, therefore it is important assess the impact of internet use on lifestyle of undergraduate medical students. Methods: This cross-sectional study involved 90 (18-20 years) undergraduate medical students. Based on the Young’s Internet addiction test scoring, subjects were divided into addi...
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Background: Sedentary life has emerged as a risk factor for various negative health. Abdominal obesity plays a major role in the pathogenesis of several metabolic and cardiovascular medical problems. The myocardial blood flow can be easily measured by knowing hemodynamic predictors the heart rate and systolic blood pressure which correlate better w...
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Background and objective: Pathogenesis of preeclampsia is known to be associated with renal dysfunction. But the best suited renal function parameter to quantify pathogenesis of this clinical condition is unclear. This study is aimed to assess the renal parameters in preeclampsia. Materials and Methods: 185 consecutive mothers in 20th week of gesta...
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Pollution and industrial practices result in concentration of heavy metals in the environment. Cadmium (Cd) has been recognized as one of the most toxic heavy metals and an environmental pollutant that affect the testis. From the literature it is evident that use of antioxidant in preventing cadmium chloride induced testicular damage is conflicting...
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Cognitive performance is predictive of subsequent dementia; the assessment of risk factors might have a protective or detrimental effect on cognitive performance in perimenopausal women. The objective of the present study was to elucidate the effect of BMI, waist circumference and waist hip ratio on various cognitive function parameters such as Min...
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Air pollution from diesel exhaust is a major respiratory hazard for workers exposed to it in enclosed space. Diesel exhaust, in addition to generating pollutants like hydrocarbons, oxides of nitrogen and carbon is a major contributor to particulate matter in most places of the world. Due to the greater surface area they carry a much larger fraction...
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Population explosion is a major problem which might affect drastically on economic growth. Although, synthetic contraceptive are available, these cannot be used continuously due to their side effects. Thus the present was to evaluate the effect of aqueous extract of entire plant of cynodon dactylon extract on reproductive organ weight and estrous c...
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This study was performed to investigate, the changes of tear film and ocular surface in diabetic patients by assessing the corneal sensitivity test, tear secretion test and comparing the results with those in a normal control group. The present study was carried out in K.M.C. Mangalore in 100 eyes of fifty patients of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (Case...
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Cadmium (Cd) is an environmental and industrial pollutant that affects the male reproductive system. Exposure to cadmium metal is known to induce the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) like superoxide radical, hydroxyl ion and hydrogen peroxide. Vitamin E is a lipid phase antioxidant & Vitamin C acts as a potent water soluble antioxidant by...
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Testicular torsion is a medical emergency, especially in male neonates and adolescents. It is a common clinical outcome and a significant urological issue. From the literature, it is evident that the use of antioxidants in the prevention of testicular reperfusion injury following detorsion is conflicting. This study was conducted to investigate the...
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Objective: To study the effect of monosodium glutamate (MSG) on biochemical parameters of renal tissue and certain blood parameters in adult albino rats. Methods: Wistar rats of either sex (average weight of 200 g) were divided into control group and experimental group. The experimental group of rats received MSG intraperitoneally (4 g/kg/bw) for a...
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Objective: Cadmium is a highly toxic and carcinogenic environmental contaminant. Exposures to cadmium have been reported to reduce male fertility and there are several hypotheses that suggest how reduced male fertility may result from incorporation of cadmium. The purpose of this study was to determine the role of testicular ascorbic acid level in...
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Cadmium is a most toxic heavy metal and an environmental pollutant. The present study was conducted to evaluate the antioxidant role of vitamin E in cadmium chloride (Cdcl2) induced testicular toxicity in rats. .Male wistar albino rats (n=6/group) were divided into control group (saline injected), untreated experimental groups (Single dose of 1mg a...

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