Herbal Treatments for ECS-Induced Memory Deficits: A Review of Research and a Discussion on Animal Models
- C. Andrade, S. Sudha, B. Venkataraman
- Biology, PsychologyJournal of ECT
- 1 June 2000
The background of herbal medicine in India is discussed, the research findings on herbal medicines for ECS-induced amnestic deficits are reviewed, and the applications and limitations of animal models in this context are examined.
Glucocorticoid mechanisms may contribute to ECT-induced retrograde amnesia
- N. Nagaraja, C. Andrade, S. Sudha, Nagendra Madan Singh, J. Chandra, B. Venkataraman
- Psychology, BiologyPsychopharmacology
Mifepristone administered before the ECT seizure may attenuate ECT-induced retrograde amnesia, which suggests that glucocorticoid mechanisms may contribute to ECT -induced retro grade amnesia.
Drug utilization of antimicrobials in the in-patient setting of a tertiary Hospital
- M. Srishyla, M. Nagarani, B. Venkataraman
- 1 October 1994
The study showed that 56% of in-patients were prescribed antimicrobial agents and 44% of them received a combination of antimicrobials, and lower respiratory tract infection was the most common.
Tribulosin and beta-sitosterol-D-glucoside, the anthelmintic principles of Tribulus terrestris.
- M. Deepak, G. Dipankar, D. Prashanth, M. K. Asha, A. Amit, B. Venkataraman
Extracts of Tribulus terrestris prepared using petroleum ether, chloroform, 50% methanol and water were tested for anthelmintic activity in-vitro using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans and yielded a spirostanol type saponin, tribulosin and beta-sitosterol-D-glucoside.
Evaluation of pre-ECS antihypertensive drug administration in the attenuation of ECS-induced retrograde amnesia.
- S. Kamath, C. Andrade, S. Faruqi, B. Venkataraman, M A Naga Rani, V. S. Candade
- Biology, MedicineConvulsive Therapy
- 1 September 1997
Verapamil or felodipine may hold promise for the containment of amnesia induced by electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) by decreasing edema due to cerebral hyperperfusion and decreasing the possible transfer of potentially neurotoxic macromolecules through a putative breach in the blood-brain barrier.
BR-16A protects against ECS-induced anterograde amnesia
- J. Joseph, B. Venkataraman, N. A. N. Rani, C. Andrade
- Psychology, BiologyBiological Psychiatry
- 1 October 1994
Anti-Convulsant Activity of Different Extracts of Centella asiatica and Bacopa monnieri in Animals
- S. Sudha, S. Kumaresan, A. Amit, J. David, B. Venkataraman
- Biology, Medicine
Overall, B.monnieri has a faster onset of action and time/dose responses were qualitatively similar to Phenytoin, while C.asiatica had quantitatively lesser activity but had a longer duration of action.
Correlation of time course of blood cholinesterase activity and toxic manifestations of acute methylparathion in antidote treated rats.
- B. Venkataraman, M. A. Rani, C. Andrade, T. Joseph
- Biology, MedicineIndian journal of physiology and pharmacology
- 1 July 1994
RBC ChE activity was found to be a more sensitive indicator for the diagnosis of severity of MPT toxicity and plasma butyryl cholinesterase levels did not correlate with toxic signs in any of the groups except in the fatal group.
A comparative study of prescribing pattern at different levels of health care delivery system in Bangalore district.
- M. Srishyla, M. A. Rani, B. Venkataraman, C. Andrade
- Medicine, Political ScienceIndian journal of physiology and pharmacology
- 1 July 1995
The study delineates the differences in prescribing frequency of drug groups and individual drugs across the three levels of health care and the results suggest intervention strategies to promote rational drug therapy.