The study aimed to assess the various electrophysiological parameters of nerve conduction velocity in children with Cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a motor impairment syndrome leading to disorders of movement and posture and screening of electrophysiological parameters Hoffman reflex becomes a necessary for the early detection and management of the disease. This cross-sectional study was performed between children suffering from CP and healthy control. A total of 27 children of 12–24 months of age of either sex were examined. Among them, six children were normal, seven were diagnosed with spastic CP and remaining 14 children were diagnosed with hypotonic CP. The electrophysiological parameters were recorded in the right lower limb of all children.The study is recently published in the Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology and published by Scientific Scholar. https://ijpp.com/nerve-conduction-study-in-young-children-suffering-from-cerebral-palsy/. This Article has been covered by Medical Dialogues.
Various physiological mechanisms counteract insulin resistance (IR) during normal pregnancy. Psychological stress is a known, independent risk factor for developing insulin resistance. Pregnancy-specific psychological stress may cause insulin resistance and increase the risk of overt diabetes. Hence, the present study that I am talking about today aimed to evaluate maternal psychological stress using multiple stress markers and also understand their association with changes in insulin resistance during pregnancy and postpartum. The researchers measured the anthropometric measurements such as height, weight and skinfold thickness using standard techniques. The stress markers were assessed among fifty healthy pregnant women during pregnancy and postpartum using perceived stress scales, a physiological marker of stress and biochemical stress markers. Insulin resistance was estimated using homeostasis model assessment-estimated IR (HOMA-IR). The study is recently published in the Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology and published by Scientific Scholar. https://ijpp.com/evaluation-of-an-association-between-maternal-prenatal-psychological-stress-and-insulin-resistance-during-pregnancy-and-postpartum/ . This Article has been covered by Medical Dialogues.