Alka Sanjay Gupta

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CONTEXT The search for newer compounds against pathogenic species continues unabated due to drug resistance. Traditionally, Tagetes erecta Linn. (Compositae) has been used for the treatment of various parasitic and microbial diseases. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the antioxidant activity of the ethanol extract of Tagetes erecta roots and its cytotoxicity against(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative inflammation continues to be a cause of patient discomfort, delayed recovery, and in some cases, suboptimal visual results. Topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and steroid are commonly used in the management and prevention of noninfectious ocular inflammation following cataract surgery. AIMS The aim was to study(More)
Infrared spectra of normal and malignant breast tissues were measured in the 600 cm(-1) to 4000 cm(-1) region. The measured spectroscopic features which are the spectroscopic fingerprints of the tissues contain the vital information about the malignant and normal tissues. Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) data on 25 cases of infiterating ductal carcinoma of(More)
Narrow dentoalveolar ridges remain a serious challenge for the successful placement of endosseous implants. Several techniques for this procedure may be considered, such as guided bone regeneration, bone block grafting, and ridge splitting for bone expansion. The ridge split procedure provides a quicker method wherein an atrophic ridge can be predictably(More)
Sulphur mustard, [bis (2-chloroethyl)] sulphide (SM), is a bifunctional alkylating agent. SM forms sulphonium ion in the body which alkylates DNA and several other macromolecules, and induces oxidative stress. Although several antidotes have been screened for the treatment of systemic toxicity of SM in experimental animals none of them are recommended so(More)
Persistent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia of infancy (PHHI) is rare and an important cause of hypoglycemia in neonates. It can lead to brain damage or death secondary to severe hypoglycemia. We present the anesthetic management in a diagnosed case of PHHI in an 8-day-old male neonate for total pancreatectomy.
Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is a bridge to definitive management in a patient with compromised systolic function. It is a life-saving mechanical support to the failing myocardium. It is a procedure that should be employed judiciously with utmost caution. In this correspondence, we aim to highlight a rather serious complication associated with IABP use.(More)