Amit Kumar Mandal

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Ayurveda is an ancient system of personalized medicine documented and practiced in India since 1500 B.C. According to this system an individual's basic constitution to a large extent determines predisposition and prognosis to diseases as well as therapy and life-style regime. Ayurveda describes seven broad constitution types (Prakriti s) each with a varying(More)
De novo mass spectrometric sequencing of two Conus peptides, Vi1359 and Vi1361, from the vermivorous cone snail Conus virgo, found off the southern Indian coast, is presented. The peptides, whose masses differ only by 2 Da, possess two disulfide bonds and an amidated C-terminus. Simple chemical modifications and enzymatic cleavage coupled with matrix(More)
There is a paucity of data on end-of-life decisions (EOLD) for patients in Indian intensive care units (ICUs). To document the end-of-life and full-support (FS) decisions among patients dying in an ICU, to compare the respective patient characteristics and to describe the process of decision-making. Retrospective, observational. Consecutive patients(More)
Alu RNAs are present at elevated levels in stress conditions and, consequently, Alu repeats are increasingly being associated with the physiological stress response. Alu repeats are known to harbor transcription factor binding sites that modulate RNA pol II transcription and Alu RNAs act as transcriptional co-repressors through pol II binding in the(More)
OBJECTIVES The clinical analysis of hemoglobin by ion exchange chromatography can result in ambiguities in identification of the nature of the globin chain present in patient samples. LC/ESI-MS provides rapid and precise determination of globin chain masses. DESIGN AND METHODS Hemolysate of hemoglobin Q-India and hemoglobin S/D/F have been analyzed using(More)
Brain death is defined as the cessation of cerebral and brainstem function. A 12-year-old boy presented with alleged history of snake bite. He was brain dead with Glasgow Coma Score of 3 and absent corneal reflexes. However, it was only neuroparalytic effect of the venom, which improved in due course of time with antivenoms. This case highlights the(More)
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common infectious diseases at the community level. In order to assess the adequacy of empirical therapy, the susceptibility of antibiotics and resistance pattern of bacteria responsible for UTI in West Bengal, India, were evaluated throughout the period of 2008-2013. The infection reports belonging to all age(More)
End-of-life decisions are being made daily in Intensive Care Units worldwide. The spectrum of options varies from full-continued care, withholding treatment, withdrawing treatment, and active life-ending procedures depending on the institutional practices and legal framework. Considering the complexity of the situation and the legalities involved, it is(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy and nephrotoxicity along with the risk factors for acute kidney injury (AKI) associated with the parenteral polymyxin B in patients with the multidrug resistance (MDR) gram -ve infections in a tertiary Intensive care unit (ICU). MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective cohort study (March(More)
To gain insight into the underlying mechanisms of various biological events, it is important to study the structure-function correlation of proteins within cells. Structural probes used in spectroscopic tools to investigate protein conformation are similar across all proteins. Therefore, structural studies are restricted to purified proteins in vitro and(More)