Anjan Adhikari

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AIMS The aim was to study morphometry, site of umbilical cord insertion and histological changes in placentae of women with gestational diabetes mellitus and compare the results with those of normal pregnancies and observe the perinatal outcome. METHODS It was an observational, correlational study of 130 placenta specimens collected from labour room and(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the frequency of proper use of inhalation devices and influence of age and training on it. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and five subjects of bronchial asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD); aged between 18 to 75 y (mean ± SD; 46 ± 28.55) were studied. Subjects were enrolled over a period of three months. Data(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) is an age old disease described in Vedic Medicine as 'Yakshma'. Later on, in Ayurveda it earned a prefix and found way into mythology as 'Rajayakshma'. After the discovery of streptomycin, the therapeutic management of PTB received a major breakthrough. The treatment module changed remarkably with the formulation of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the drug use habit of pregnant women in villages of central India. METHODS An observational, cross sectional study was conducted among six hundred fifty pregnant women from different randomly selected villages of Wardha district of central India through interviews on medicine use behaviour and evaluation of prescriptions. RESULTS(More)
Antibiotics are the most commonly prescribed drugs in hospitals and their irrational use is one of the important factors for the development and spread of resistance. The objective of this study was to evaluate the antibiotic prescription pattern in the patient attending the tertiary care hospital. It was found that a total of 333 antibiotics where(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the drug-utilization trend of pregnant women in rural areas of central India. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a prospective, observational study using a questionnaire, face-to-face interview and a prescription audit. RESULTS The majority of the subjects were primigravida (51.4%), from the lower socioeconomic(More)
The purpose of the study was to assess the health-related quality of life and treatment satisfaction of diabetes patients (n = 36) with foot ulcers undergoing insulin and ayurvedic adjunct therapy. Retrospective hospital based cross-sectional design considered patients with diabetes foot ulcers undergoing 4-week treatment with insulin and ayurvedic(More)
Gananath Sen Institute of Ayurvidya and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Department of Pharmacology, R.G.Kar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata Director of Medical Education and Research, Government of West Bengal, Swastha Bhawan, Kolkata, West(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective was to assess the views of clinicians in teaching hospitals of Kolkata regarding the use of antibiotics in their own hospitals, focusing on perceived misuse, reasons behind such misuse and feasible remedial measures. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 200 clinicians from core clinical disciplines was approached in six teaching(More)
BACKGROUND Rhizophora mucronata is a salt-tolerant true mangrove which is widely distributed in Indian mangrove forest and traditionally used to treat diabetes and other health ailments. AIM The aim of this study is to elucidate the role of Indian variety of R. mucronata leaves on glucose impairing metabolism during diabetes by in vitro and in vivo(More)