Barna Ganguly

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AIM Study was aimed to assess the accuracy of drug dose and its frequency in patients with renal dysfunction in a tertiary care hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a retrospective observational study. Patients > 18 years old, with the serum creatinine (SCr) level > 1.4 mg/dl were included. Drugs prescribed to these patients were recorded in case(More)
Children constitute about 40% of India’s population. Infants and children suffer from frequent but usually non-serious illnesses. Most of these are self-limiting (Straand et al., 1998) and are often treated not only inappropriately, but also resorting to polypharmacy (Ghai and Paul, 1988). Prescribers and the consumers are flooded with a vast array of(More)
Whole worm of Setaria cervi and its nerve muscle preparation exhibit rhythmical movements when suspended in modified Ringer's solution in an isolated organ bath. Deprivation of calcium from the bathing fluid results in gradual reduction in the amplitude and rate of contraction till the movements ceased completely. Similar results were obtained by adding(More)
Schistosomiasis in its many forms still presents a major public health challenge. Its tendency to cause dystrophic calcification makes it ideal for radiologic study. With population movement the disease may be encountered in unexpected countries especially with the sensitivity of CT to the presence of calcium. S. japonica produces pathognomonic "turtleback"(More)
Atorvastatin, being one of the most commonly used antihyperlipidemic agents, is prescribed frequently by physicians all over the world but only a few data is available stating its effect in different ethnic population, more so from this part of India. The present study was designed focusing mainly on local population and was planned to determine plasma(More)
CONTEXT Drug-drug interactions(DDIs) are significant but avoidable causes of iatrogenic morbidity and hospital admission. AIM To detect potential drug-drug interactions among medications received by hypertensive patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients of both sex and all adult age groups, who were attending medicine out -patient department (OPD) of a(More)
INTRODUCTION Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) is highly popular in the Indian pharmaceutical market and has been particularly flourishing in the last few years. Though rationality status is not clear, the pharmaceutical industry has been manufacturing and marketing FDCs. AIM To assess rationality of FDCs enlisted in CDSCO list and marketing in India according(More)
The present study aims at comparing the prescribing pattern of antihypertensive drugs in essential hypertension with specific co-morbid conditions with JNC-VII and WHO-ISH guidelines. Adult patients of both sex, who were attending medicine OPD of Shri Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, Gujarat since last 6 months and being prescribed antihypertensive drug/s for(More)
INTRODUCTION In India, medicines are procured with prescription or without prescription by patients, which are kept at home and often are utilized in inappropriate manner. It may remain unused, get expired or may be repeated in the way of self medication. So there remains an increase chance of self-medication compared to prescribed drugs. AIM This study(More)