Bhaswati Ghosh

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OBJECTIVE To determine normal level of nucleated red blood cells (NRBC) per 100 white blood cells (WBC) in cord blood of term non-asphyxiated newborns and to investigate variations in NRBC counts in perinatal asphyxia. METHODS A total of 75 cases were studied. Levels of NRBC per 100 WBC in umbilical venous blood were compared between 26 asphyxiated(More)
The first amino acid of "authentic" poliovirus RNA-dependent RNA polymerase, 3D(pol), is a glycine. As a result, production of 3D(pol) in Escherichia coli requires addition of an initiation codon; thus, a formylmethionine is added to the amino terminus. The formylmethionine should be removed by the combined action of a cellular deformylase and methionine(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of vaginal misoprostol for cervical priming prior to diagnostic hysteroscopy and to assess impact on pain scores and patient satisfaction. METHODS One hundred women undergoing hysteroscopy were randomly allocated into two groups. The study group (n = 50) received 400 microg of misoprostol vaginally (self(More)
Use of levonorgestrel as emergency contraception is a safe and effective measure to prevent unwanted pregnancy. However, ectopic gestation in case of failure is a known risk. Access to levonorgestrel without a prescription in many countries has made it impossible to estimate the exact incidence of this potential adverse event. Thus, spontaneous reporting of(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the efficacy of oral naproxen with intrauterine instillation of 1% lignocaine for pain relief in women undergoing hysterosalpingography (HSG) as an infertility investigation. METHODS One hundred women undergoing HSG were randomly allocated into 2 groups. Group A (n = 50) underwent intrauterine instillation of 5 mL of 1% lignocaine 2(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and complications of uterine artery embolization (UAE) versus laparoscopic occlusion of uterine vessels (LOUV) in the management of symptomatic fibroids. METHODS A pilot randomized clinical trial in which 20 patients with symptomatic fibroids were randomly allocated into two groups. Ten women underwent UAE, and 10 women(More)
Fistulas between the uterus and bowel are rarely reported. We report successful laparoscopic management of a colouterine fistula caused by a foreign body in the uterus. Fistulas between the gastrointestinal tract and the female genital tract are usually found between the vagina and rectum as a result of complications of childbirth or iatrogenic trauma.(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare the analgesic efficacy of lignocaine gel-soaked Silastic bands compared with rectal diclofenac suppositories in patients undergoing interval laparoscopic sterilization under conscious sedation. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, controlled, single-blinded, clinical trial. SETTING Day-case center in a tertiary care hospital in(More)
BACKGROUND Methotrexate (Mtx) is accepted modality for conservative treatment of ectopic pregnancy. However, there is no consensus regarding its use in live ectopic pregnancy and high serum beta-human chorionic gonadotrophin (beta-hCG) titres. CASE REPORT We report a successful management of live ectopic pregnancy in a 27-year-old nulliparous woman, with(More)