B Krishna Samanta

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OBJECTIVE To assess the safety and efficacy of a low-dose magnesium sulfate regimen for the management of eclampsia in Indian women. METHODS A loading dose consisting of 3g of magnesium sulfate intravenously plus 5g intramuscularly (2.5g in each buttock) was followed by 2.5g intramuscularly every 4hours, for 24hours beyond the last seizure. In a first(More)
To determine the efficiency of copper (Cu) supplementation, a feeding experiment was carried out with 240 day old broiler chicks (vencobb-100). Birds were divided into four dietary treatments: i) C no additives, ii) T1-75 mg inclusion of Cu/kg diet, iii) T2-150 mg inclusion of Cu/kg diet, iv) T3-250 mg inclusion of Cu/kg diet. The present study was carried(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the rates of cesarean deliveries and perinatal outcome following intrapartum transcervical amnioinfusion in women with meconium-stained amniotic fluid (MSAF) in a setting with no electronic fetal monitoring or specialized neonatal care. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this prospective comparative study with 150 women who were in labor and had(More)
The objective of the study was to find out the efficacy and safety of tranexamic acid in reducing blood loss during and after the lower segment caesarean section based on pre- and postoperative haemoglobin level. A prospective randomised, case-control, study was conducted on 100 women undergoing lower segment caesarean section. Fifty of them were given(More)
Aldose reductase, sorbitol dehydrogenase, and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase enzyme activities were studied in human foetal brain and liver at different periods of gestation. Aldose reductase activity in liver disappears after 16 weeks of gestation whereas sorbitol dehydrogenase keeps on increasing in liver as well as in brain. In utero, some glucose(More)
Anthropometric measurements were carried out on 772 normal human foetuses in Medical Termination of Pregnancy Clinics in Calcutta. Foetal brain constituted 14 per cent of body weights from 9 to 24 wk of gestation. The protein content/g of the foetal livers increased during 9-24 wk of gestation whereas that of the brain decreased slightly during this period.(More)
BACKGROUND Neural and stem cell transplantation is emerging as a potential treatment for neurodegenerative diseases from Parkinson's to Huntington's disease. Stereotactic placement of dopaminergic neurons in the caudate-putamen (striatum), is being attempted in centers of excellence and has proved to be beneficial. Basic research using cell transplantation(More)
The hormone human placental lactogen (HPL) was measured in 15 expectant mothers with pre-eclamptic toxaemia, 5 with postdated pregnancy and 2 mothers with intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR). These levels were compared with that of 43 expectant mothers without any complications. In preeclamptic toxaemia (PET), HPL showed higher or normal values but in(More)