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Articles by A.H. Subratty
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  A.H. Subratty , L.H. Semfa and M.D. Manraj
  In this study, the level of oxidative stress and TAME-esterase activity in dyslipidaemic patients were studied. Fasting levels of total peroxides, triglycerides, total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, fasting and 2 h post load glucose were determined using commercially available kits among 110 individuals (mean age 47.5±8.5 years) subdivided into 3 groups namely: Optimal LDL (LDL<3.4 mmol L-1), Borderline LDL (3.4 = LDL = 4.2 mmol L-1) and High LDL (LDL>4.2 mmol L-1). TAME-esterase activity was assessed using a simple colorimetric micromethod. Data was analysed using Epi-Info statistical software. Analysis of data showed no association between TAME-esterase activity, total peroxides and dyslipidaemia. TAME-esterase activity was higher in patients with abnormal glucose metabolism as compared to normoglycaemic subjects (p<0.05). It was concluded that TAME-esterase and hence the kinin-kallikrein system may play an important role in insulin resistance and endothelial dysfunction.
  A.H. Subratty and A.C. Moussa
  A cross-sectional survey among a random sample of health care workers was carried out to assess the incidence of needlestick and sharp instrument injuries in Mauritius. A questionnaire-based survey involving qualified nurses and medical Laboratory technicians was conducted. Data was analysed using SPSS. Results showed that needle-stick injuries were the most common type of injury sustained by 72% of the nurses. The main cause of injuries was related to disposal of used needles (52.2%). As for medical technicians, cuts with sharp materials were the most commonly encountered type of injury, which occurred predominantly during preparation of slides. The results of this study confirm the need for implementation of a data collection tool and a proper framework to provide support and follow-up to those who sustain sharps injuries.
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