Ajitha Sharma

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BACKGROUND India is one of the seven identified Southeast Asian countries reporting frequent outbreaks of dengue fever (DF). AIMS This study was to analyze clinical and laboratory profile and predictive markers of thrombocytopenia and length of hospital stay in DF. MATERIALS AND METHODS This record-based retrospective study conducted in a coastal(More)
BACKGROUND The effects and benefits of Acacia auriculiformis on health are not well established. This study was planned to evaluate the effect of ethanolic extract of Acacia auriculiformis leaves on learning and memory in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS Learning and memory were evaluated using passive avoidance paradigm and rewarded alternation test (T-maze)(More)
OBJECTIVES Little is known about supplement users and their dietary behavior in India. This study was conducted with the following objectives: 1. To determine the usage of dietary supplements in health sciences students. 2. To determine their knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding micronutrients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Cross-sectional, questionnaire(More)
PURPOSE Studies regarding pattern of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in cancer chemotherapy patients are scarce in India. This study was conducted to evaluate the pattern of occurrence of ADRs due to cancer chemotherapy in hospitalized patients and to assess the causality, severity, predictability, and preventability of these reactions. MATERIALS AND(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to analyze the adverse drug reaction (ADR) profile of microtubule-damaging antineoplastic drugs (taxanes and vinca alkaloids) and to look for unexpected ADRs among the local population. Focused study on these drugs, rampantly used in oncology department for a wide variety of tumors including early and advanced(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the efficacy of formoterol, montelukast and acebrophylline when used in combination with budesonide in patients with bronchial asthma and to determine their role in the improvement of the quality of life of patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 75 patients were divided into 3 groups based on treatment given - formoterol 6(More)
BACKGROUND The aim was to study and compare knowledge, attitude and practices regarding self-medication in healthcare and nonhealthcare university students. METHODS Suitably constructed, structured and pretested questionnaires were distributed to 350 students in each group; data were documented in SPSS software version 20.0 and analyzed using χ2-test and(More)
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