Goutam Dutta Sarma

Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, ICARE Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Haldia, Purba Medinipur, West Bengal, India


  • Research   
    Role of Vitamin D in Bronchial Asthma in Eastern India: A Case Control Study
    Author(s): Manjit Kumar Dhrubprasad, Rakhi Sanyal, Sagnik Dutta Sarma, Uma Mohan, Goutam Dutta Sarma* and Ratneswar Bhattacharyya

    Background: Thus the aim of our study was to study the role of serum vitamin D levels between asthmatic and non-asthmatic subjects in Eastern India and its role in the development of bronchial asthma. Materials & Methods: Approximately 5 ml venous blood samples were obtained from the patients as well as controls. Non-fasting serum samples of control and asthma subjects were analyzed for routine biochemical parameters immediately after collection while aliquots of the samples were also stored at - 200 C for the assay of 25-hydroxyvitamin D or IgE. 25-hydroxyvitamin D or IgE was assayed by using commercially available immunoassay ELISA kits. Results: There was no significant difference in age, sex distribution or BMI in either of the two groups between asthma and control subjects. Moreover, serum 25 OH vitamin D levels were lower in bronchial asthma cases as compared to contr.. Read More»

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