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 ISSN: 0970-2113

 November-December 2019
 Vol: 36
 Issue:  6


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Vitamin D in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma in Indian population
Sanjeev Kumar Gupta, Sathiyamoorthy Ramadass
In 2016, the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma in India was 4.2% and 2.9%, respectively.[1] The leading risk factors were ambient and household air pollut...
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Hypersensitivity pneumonitis: Clinical manifestations – Prospective data from the interstitial lung disease-India registry
Sheetu Singh, Bridget F Collins, Bharat B Sharma, Jyotsana M Joshi, Deepak Talwar, Sandeep Katiyar, Nishtha Singh, Lawrence Ho, Jai K Samaria, Parthasarthi Bhattacharya, Sudhir Chaudhari, Tejraj Singh, Khushboo Pilania, Sudhakar Pipavath, Jitesh Ahuja, Ravindran Chetambath, Aloke G Ghoshal, Nirmal K Jain, HJ Gayathri Devi, Surya Kant, Parvaiz Koul, Raja Dhar, Rajesh Swarnakar, Subodh K Katiyar, Arpita Jindal, Daya K Mangal, Virendra Singh, Ganesh Raghu
Context: Multiple environmental factors are associated with development of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP), and diagnostic algorithms for the diagnosis of HP have been proposed in recent pe...
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Effects of genetic polymorphisms in Vitamin D metabolic pathway on Vitamin D level and asthma control in South Indian patients with bronchial asthma
Manju Rajaram, Sandhiya Selvarajan, Revathy Neelamegan, Sadishkumar Kamalanathan, Vikneswaran Gunaseelan, Alphienes Stanley Xavier, Saibal Das, Vignesh Karthikeyan, Vinodkumar Saka, Adithan Chandrasekaran
Objectives: The study was designed to evaluate the single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of genes involved in Vitamin D actions (rs2228570) and metabolic pathways (rs2248137 and rs10766197) ...
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