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The Relation Between Simple Febrile Convulsion And Serum Zinc Level In Children

The Relation Between Simple Febrile Convulsion And Serum Zinc Level In Children

There was no statistically significant difference (p=0.795) in both groups. In this study lower S. zinc level was show in 17 males and 11 females (M:F ratio 1.5:1) in case group while it was observed in 8 males & 6 female (M:F ratio 1.25:1) in the control group. That reported statistically not Significant difference in relation to gender (P value=0.789) as shown in Table 4. There was significant positive correlation between duration of fever before the attack of fit and low S. zinc level in F.C patients. A higher percent of patients with low S. Zinc level was seen in cases got longer duration of fever before the fit , more than 24 hr, [10/22 (45.4 %) ] compared with those developed fit with fever duration less than 24 hr [18/23 (78.2%)] who got fever less than 24h, (p=0.023 ), all these was shown in Table 5. So also the percentage of patients with low S. Zinc was higher in those with febrile fit for the first time as compared to patient with recurrent febrile fit{22/30 (73.3%) vs. 6/15(40%)} (p=0.03) which was statistically significant. That is shown in Table 6. Table 7. represented the causes of fever in both case and control groups. 16 patients was found to have otitis media, 6 of them had low S. zinc level , 4 with convulsion & 2 had febrile with no fit. Tonsillitis was in 30 cases,15 of them got low S. Zinc level ,11 got fit& 4 fever without fit. Pneumonia was in 15 cases, 8 of them had low S. zinc level, 4 got fit & 4 had fever without fit. Gastroenteritis (GE) was in 14 of cases, 6 of them got low S. zinc, 5 got fit&1 had no fit. UTI was in 15 of cases, 5 of them got low S.zinc level,4 got fit& 1 without fit. The last 4 caese had other causes. No correlation between causes of fever with low S. zinc level in both groups and with occurrence of fit except in patients with GE which had high frequency of fit in low S. Zn. level it was statistically significant (p==0.001).

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Neural Tube Defects, Patho-physiology and Relationship of Serum Zinc Level: A Review

Neural Tube Defects, Patho-physiology and Relationship of Serum Zinc Level: A Review

Neural tube defects, the commonest congenital malformation of the central nervous system results from multifactorial etiology. Among the nutritional factors, folic acid deficiency or abnormal folate metabolism is an established mechanism. However, deficiency of some other nutrients is also found to be associated with its pathogenesis. Low serum zinc level in the mother and in the babies is described by authors from different parts of the world as an association of neural tube defects. Though the investigation reports are not uniform in all the reports, zinc deficiency is increasingly found to be related to NTD. Hence, routine supplementation of zinc may come out as a measure to prevent neural tube defects like folic acid.

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Nutritional Assessment and Serum Zinc Level in Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

Nutritional Assessment and Serum Zinc Level in Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

phenotyping. An equal number of healthy children of similar age and sex were also included as control. After enrolment the child examined thoroughly and weight, height and BMI recorded. The clinical parameters like anaemia, swollen lymph node, ascites, enlarged liver and spleen, bony tenderness and mucosal bleeding was meticulously examined. Nutritional status was assessed using weight for height and height for age Z-score for younger children and BMI for older children. Blood sample (2ml) send to Chemistry Division of Atomic Energy Centre, Ramna, Dhaka for estimation of zinc level from both group. Zinc was estimated by Varian (Varian, DuoAA240FS and AA280Z) atomic absorption spectrometer (AAS) equipped with fully integrated atomizers (viz. a burner system for flame atomization).Using computer software SPSS version 16, data were processed and analyzed. The protocol was dully evaluated and permitted by ethical committee of Dhaka medical college. Written consent was taken from guardian after explain the objectives of the study. Data was collected by investigators with well prepared questionarre.

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Growth Status and Serum Zinc Level in Patients with Haemoglobin –E-? Thalassemia

Growth Status and Serum Zinc Level in Patients with Haemoglobin –E-? Thalassemia

Inclusion criteria were diagnosed cases of Hb E- α Thallassemia patients of 2-12 years of age attending Outpatient department (OPD) of BSMMU and Thalassemia centre of Dhaka Shishu Hospital. Patients who have any associated medical conditions (e.g.Protein Energy Malnutrition (PEM), congenital cardiac disease, bronchial asthma, neurological disorders and haemoglobinopathies etc), children taking any dietary supplement containing zinc during the last month and acute febrile infected children based on physical examination at the time of blood sampling were excluded because zinc level reduce in febrile illness 19 .

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A study on relationship between maternal serum zinc level and congenital malformation of fetus

A study on relationship between maternal serum zinc level and congenital malformation of fetus

This is to certify that this dissertation entitled “A STUDY ON RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MATERNAL SERUM ZINC LEVEL AND CONGENITAL MALFORMATION OF FETUS” is the bonafide work done by Dr.R.SATHYA, post graduate in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Government Women and Children Hospital, Madras Medical College, Chennai, towards partial fulfillment of the requirements of The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R University for the award of M.S Degree in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

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Serum Zinc Level in Children admitted with Pneumonia in a Tertiary Care Hospital

Serum Zinc Level in Children admitted with Pneumonia in a Tertiary Care Hospital

There is no significant difference between the mean serum zinc levels between different age group of children admitted with pneumonia. (p=0.826). This is similar to the findings of previous studies (15,17). The mean serum zinc level in all age group admitted with pneumonia have are low when compared to controls. It is statistically significant in all sub age group except in children greater than 25 months. In this age group though serum zinc level is low it is not statistically significant and it may be due to less number of children recruited in this age group. Studies done in serum zinc level in pneumonia ,diarrhoea showed similar results that age is not a confounding factor in serum zinc in pneumonia. It is observed in all studies irrespective of geographical area namely north India (15), turkey(16) except a study done at Pakistan (17) where puspha et al showed low serum zinc level in infant age.

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Analysis of Oral Intake and Association of Serum Zinc Level with Febrile Seizures in Children

Analysis of Oral Intake and Association of Serum Zinc Level with Febrile Seizures in Children

(63%) children were between 6 months to 3 years of age while rest of the 37(37%) were between >3 years to 6 years of age. Low serum zinc level in different age groups is given in table 01. Upper respiratory tract infection was the most frequent cause of fever evident in 24 children (24%) followed by tonsillitis 17 (17%), pneumonia 16 (16%), urinary tract infection 16 (16%), otitis media 15 (15%), and bronchiolitis 12 (12%) in children having febrile seizures (table 2). Table 01: Low Serum Zinc Level in Febrile Seizure Patients in Relation to Age Groups

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Evaluation of Serum Zinc Level in Egyptian Patients with Hepatitis C-associated Cirrhosis

Evaluation of Serum Zinc Level in Egyptian Patients with Hepatitis C-associated Cirrhosis

There were statistically significant differences in late cirrhosis, HCC and control groups regarding albumin (ALB) and total bilirubin (T. Bil) (P < 0.001). Prothrombin time had statistically significant prolonged time (P < 0.001) in early cirrhotic group, 14.75 ± 0.75 seconds, late cirrhotic group was 16.7 ± 2.2 seconds and in HCC group was 17.5 ± 2.9 seconds than the standard value of prothrombin time (11–13 seconds) and INR (0.9–1.1). There were statistically significant (P < 0.001) differences between early cir- rhosis (103.8 ± 9.7) and control groups (122.4 ± 7.1) as regard to serum zinc. There were statistically significant differences (P < 0.001) between late cirrhosis (94.0 ± 12.7), HCC (94.0 ± 12.7) and control groups (122.4 ± 7.1) with regard to serum zinc. There were insignificant correlations between ALT, AST, bilirubin, albumin and serum zinc level. From the present study we can conclude that serum zinc level decreases significantly in chronic HCV infection with liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The decrease of serum zinc can be used as a laboratory parameter for evaluation of liver status in cases of liver dysfunction on top of HCV. It is recommended to evaluate the role of zinc supplementation in treating clinical manifestation of liver cirrhosis and liver cell failure associated with HCV.

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Time bound evaluation of role of serum zinc level in clinical types of oral lichen planus and its co-relation with associated sign and symptoms

Time bound evaluation of role of serum zinc level in clinical types of oral lichen planus and its co-relation with associated sign and symptoms

The present study has been conducted from May 2017 to May 2018. A total of 30 patients with erosive lichen planus and non erosive lichen planus and 30 healthy individuals as the control group were recruited in this study. All participants were selected from the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow. 18- 60 years old Subjects having clinically and histopathologically diagnosed oral lichen planus were included in the study. The patients having any factor related to lichenoid reaction such as amalgam fillings near the lesion, consumption of medication which are associated with lichenoid reaction, Patients whose histopathological findings shows dysplastic changes, Consumptions of drugs other than zinconia that would influence the level of serum zinc level, Patient not interested in the study, Patients with malabsorption problem, Presence of other factors that would affect the absorption of zinc like intake of calcium, iron supplements, pregnancy etc, Patients consuming alcohol were excluded from study.

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Determining Serum Zinc Level in Children with Cancer before and 3 Months after Chemotherapy in Kerman Province, Iran

Determining Serum Zinc Level in Children with Cancer before and 3 Months after Chemotherapy in Kerman Province, Iran

Method: In this cross sectional study forty-five 1-15 year old children who were newly diagnosed cancer cases (leukemia, lymphoma and solid tumor) were evaluated. Patients with previous chronic disease were excluded from the study. Serum Zinc level was measured before and 3 months after chemotherapy by an atomic absorption spectrophotometer. The relationship between serum Zn level and malnutrition was also evaluated in both steps. Results: The mean serum Zn level was 37.26±45.02 µg/dl at the beginning of cancer diagnosis and 11.96±24.59 µg/ dl 3 months after chemotherapy (p-value=0.002), which showed a significant statistical reduction. There was no significant statistical difference in Zinc level between groups in regard to age, gender, place of resident and type of cancer.

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Cord Blood Zinc Level in Term Small for Gestational Age Neonates

Cord Blood Zinc Level in Term Small for Gestational Age Neonates

Low birth weight neonates may have a low nutritional reserve, especially micronutrients, out of which zinc is an important one. Zinc is a trace element that is found in abundance next to iron. Zinc is a vital component of cell architecture and function. It is required for the production of many enzymes involved in nucleic acid metabolism and protein synthesis, which are the essential processes of growth. It has an important role in gene transcription. Zinc finger containing transcription factors play an important role in protein-DNA or protein –RNA interactions 5 .

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Serum zinc level in children with relapsing nephrotic syndrome

Serum zinc level in children with relapsing nephrotic syndrome

In this study the mean serum zinc level in group B (frequent relapse) (58.45 µg/dl) that was significantly lower than that of group A (infrequent relapse) (61.58/dl ) with P-value of 0.028426, likewise both groups (A &B) are significantly lower than control group ( 89.64 µg/dl ) with P-value <0.001. In pediatric nephrology studies done by Sasiarun and et al. (1998) where relaps occure in steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome often follow infection of upper respiratory tract infection and gastrointestinal tract infection, based on data that zinc supplimatation notation reduce relapsing in these patients so subjecte receiving zinc (10mg/day). Reducing relapsing i.e decrease in relapsing 20% so zinc play important role in remition and relapsing of nephrotic syndrome so this study goes with my study. Another study saw zinc supplimantation reducing of relapse in patients with nephrotic syndrome done by Pankaj Hari and et.al in Pakistan at department of pediatric nephrology in January at 26 in 2012 for children with range(2- 15) years old dividing in to zinc group(Z.G) receive zinc and placebo group(P.G) without zinc supplementation result mean infection and relapse rate were 1.92+_1.47 and 1.14+_0.37 respectively compare with P.G mean infection and relapse rate 2+_1.53 and1.3+_0.48 respectively so show relapsing in ZGchildren7.28%lower than compared with PG10.34% so zinc helpful in reducing relapse in nephrotic syndrome as in my study (Hambidge et al., 2007). Also other study done by Ashima Gulati and et al. (2012) on 100 patients to see the effect of zinc on relapse nephrotic syndrome and results showed that daily supplimantation of zinc resulted in 59%reduction frequency of relapsing (Sarker et al., 2012) so support my study in the effect of zinc in reduction of relapsing in patients with nephrotic syndrome. This study certifies insignificant difference corresponding to sex in all groups of patients studied. This result was also stated by Rahi et al. 2009, with M:F ratio of 1.8:1. This result moreover was stated by Sarker, MN et al., 2012, with M:F ratio of 2:1,so these studies go with my study where P-value between male and female insignificant where in control group was 0.209 while in group A was0.214 and in group B was 0.498 so as mention previously all studies were insignificant.

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Study of Serum Zinc Level in Diabetes Mellitus and Its Role in Development of Complications

Study of Serum Zinc Level in Diabetes Mellitus and Its Role in Development of Complications

Zinc is the 24th most abundant element in the Earth's crust and has five stable isotopes. The element was probably named by the alchemist Paracelsus after the German word zinke. German chemist Andreas Sigismund Marggraf is normally given credit for discovering pure metallic zinc in 1746. Work by Luigi Galvani and Alessandro Volta uncovered the electrochemical properties of zinc by 1800. A variety of zinc compounds are commonly used, such as zinc carbonate and zinc gluconate (as dietary supplements), zinc chloride (in deodorants), zinc pyrithione (anti-dandruff shampoos), zinc sulfide (in luminescent paints), and zinc methyl or zinc diethyl in the organic laboratory.

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The Relationship between Serum Zinc Level and Severity of Melasma

The Relationship between Serum Zinc Level and Severity of Melasma

Zinc is an essential trace elements for humans. It is an essential component of more than 300 metalloenzymes and over 2000 transcription factors that are needed for regulation of lipid, protein and nucleic acid metabolism, and gene transcription. Some researchers have reported an association between low serum zinc level and various dermatological conditions including melasma, acne vulgaris, rosacea, vitiligo, leprosy, verruca vulgaris, alopecia areata, and hidradenitis suppurativa. 8 Zinc can be used as an

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SERUM COPPER, MAGNESIUM AND ZINC LEVEL IN WHEEZY INFANTS

SERUM COPPER, MAGNESIUM AND ZINC LEVEL IN WHEEZY INFANTS

In this study we found significant rise in magnesium in wheezy cases compared to control (p 0.006) .No available reports about serum magnesium in wheezy infants to dates ,may be this is 1st report related to magnesium in wheezy infants our results looks surprising because expected level that is low or normal most reports about magnesium described in bronchial asthma Vural et al 2000(37) founded no significant differences in serum magnesium between asthmatic patients and control the same rsults also recorded by Magboula et al 2008(36) However Ermis B et al 2004 found significant lower level of magnesium in asthmatic children these study were done in pure asthmatic children with different age group This apparent surprising results in our study needs further and repeated study especially no available study with similar diagnosis and age group The possible explanation for these results that hypermagnesaemia is results and not a cause of clinical situation . Magnesium is the 2 nd intracellular anion and serum level subjective to change secondary to acid base disturbance medications Hypoxemia ,acidosis, rhabdomyolysis ,muscle fatigue causes hypermagnesaemia(45) Possible hypoxemia acidosis respiratory distress accompanied wheezy cases and medication used in treatment of such cases contributed to elevated magnesium level.

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In our study, 100% of pregnant women had zinc serum level below normal on first and second tri- mester. After three months supplementation with 11 mg zinc per day, serum zinc level was decreased by 43.69%. This finding concluded that zinc dosage in multi-micronutrient supplementation was not adequate to meet the needs of second trimester pregnancy. Low zinc status, and interactions be- tween other micronutrients and some substrates on daily food may impact zinc absorption or meta- bolism and further influence small zinc level in our study. 17

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ZINC DEFICIENCY AND ORAL ZINC SULPHATE TREATMENT IN PATIENTS WITH PERSISTENT VIRAL WARTS

ZINC DEFICIENCY AND ORAL ZINC SULPHATE TREATMENT IN PATIENTS WITH PERSISTENT VIRAL WARTS

Background: Warts are common viral infections of the skin and mucous membranes, caused by Human papilomaviruses (HPVs). Zinc has immunomodulatory effects that could counteract viral infections by having an effect on the synthesis of cytokines. Objective: The aim of this work was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of oral zinc sulphate in treatment of persistent viral warts. Subjects and Methods: This case control study included 30 patients with multiple persistent warts and 30 age and sex matched healthy persons as controls. Patients were divided according to the type of warts into three groups: 10 patients had common warts, 10 patients had plane warts and 10 had planter warts. The serum zinc level was measured before treatment, patients received oral zinc sulfate for 2 months and serum zinc level was measured after treatment. During the treatment period the patients were examined every 2 weeks for evidence of partial or complete regression of their lesions. They were photographed before treatment, one month after and 2 month immediately after treatment. Results: There was statistically significant decrease in serum zinc level before treatment in patients than control (P < 0.001). The serum zinc level in common warts has significant decrease than plane and planter(P< 0.005) with no difference after treatment. All these types have statistically significant increase in serum zinc level after treatment, serum zinc level before treatment ranged from 21.7 to 68.2 g/dl with mean 41.3 + 12.8 and serum zinc level after treatment with oral zinc sulfate ranged from 78.9 to 172.8 g/dl with mean 121.4 + 26.9g/dl. All our patients were responders to the zinc sulphate treatment. Conclusion: oral zinc sulphate seems to be a simple, effective and safe treatment of warts.

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Zinc and copper supplementation in acute diarrhea in children: a double-blind randomized controlled trial

Zinc and copper supplementation in acute diarrhea in children: a double-blind randomized controlled trial

to 92.9 Pg/dl at baseline, with range of percentage change at the end of the therapy being -1.7 to 42, thus failing to establish a clear relation of response to zinc therapy and underlying low blood zinc levels [10,19,21-26]. By com- parison, in our study the mean baseline serum zinc level was 71.2 Pg/dl, with the highest proportion of children with serum zinc at least 60 Pg/dl in the Pl group. Although the study outcomes were adjusted for baseline serum zinc and copper, it is possible that there was a risk of longer duration of diarrhea in the intervention groups as they had lower baseline zinc. This may perhaps reduce the observed difference in the diarrheal duration between intervention and placebo groups. However, the overall underweight rate in the study population (weight for age less than -2 Z -score) was 52.4% and was balanced across the groups. A limitation of this study, common to many existing studies of therapeutic and prophylactic zinc sup- plementation, is that serum zinc concentrations are not a reliable measure of body zinc status [27]. Instead, meas- urement of dietary zinc or copper intake and tissue zinc or copper status could perhaps explain the differential impact of zinc with respect to varying tissue zinc status. Age can modify the beneficial effect of Zn supplementa- tion. Two studies with infants younger than 6 months, included in the Cochrane review, showed no impact of

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A Histological Study of Surgically Resected Appendices in Clinically Suspected Appendicitis with Special Reference to Eosinophils and Mast Cells

A Histological Study of Surgically Resected Appendices in Clinically Suspected Appendicitis with Special Reference to Eosinophils and Mast Cells

Methods: The work was carried out on a cluster of (60) patients with liver cirrhosis attending outpatient clinic and those admitted at the internal medicine inpatients wards. They were calcified into three groups A, B & C according to child calcification, 20 patients in each group. Full history, clinical examination and investigation were done, estimation of serum Zinc level.

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Oxidative Stress in Secondary Nephrotic Syndrome: Recent Advances with Homocysteine, Copper and Zinc

Oxidative Stress in Secondary Nephrotic Syndrome: Recent Advances with Homocysteine, Copper and Zinc

In conclusion, it was obser ved that decreased level of serum total antioxidant capacity, copper, zinc, plasma vitamin C and increased serum level of malondialdehyde, homocysteine are important estimation to assess the increased oxidative stress in secondary nephrotic syndrome than nephrotic syndrome patients. Hyperhomocysteinemia is related to decrease concentration of copper, zinc and supported to oxidative stress. It may be also responsible for endothelial dysfunction in nephrotic syndrome and secondary nephrotic syndrome.

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