Bhupendra Narayan Mahanta

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BACKGROUND Contemporary treatment guidelines advise statin use in all patients with diabetes for reducing coronary risk. Use of statins in patients with type 2 diabetes has not been reported from India. METHODS We performed a multisite (n=9) registry-based study among internists (n=3), diabetologists (n=3), and endocrinologists (n=3) across India to(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To measure total body fat percentage of persons with evident family history of diabetes mellitus; to assess the BMI and other risk factors of persons at risk of developing diabetes mellitus; and to compare the body fat percentage between first degree relatives of diabetics and nondiabetic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Total 140(More)
Dacarbazine has shown the most consistent activity of any single chemotherapeutic agent in patients with metastatic melanoma. While the overall rate is 21%, responses fall to less than 10% when hepatic metastases are present. We report a patient with malignant melanoma metastatic to the liver in whom an apparent dose-response relationship to dacarbazine was(More)
INTRODUCTION Risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) are multifactorial. Previous research has reported a high prevalence of CVD risk factors in tea-garden workers. This study was conducted to assess prevalence and level of modifiable cardiovascular risk factors among tea-garden and general population in Dibrugarh, Assam. METHODS A community-based(More)
BACKGROUND In late May 2012, Bagjan division of Borbam tea estate, of Sivasagar district of Assam was affected by an outbreak of acute watery diarrhea, subsequently confirmed as Vibrio cholerae O1. OBJECTIVES Our objective is to investigate and control the acute diarrheal disease outbreak in Sivasagar district of Assam. MATERIALS AND METHODS A(More)
A young male presented with recurrent neck swellings with initial leucocyte count of 16800/mm3, with non-caseating glands on ultrasonography neck. FNAC showed mixed cellularity with histiocytic and marked lymphophagocytosis as seen in Rosai Dorfman Disease. Immunohistochemistry demonstrated CD 25, Ki 67 and CD 68 in histiocytes. Her responded to supportive(More)
A cross-sectional study was conducted during August 2003- July 2004 to assess the prevalence of hypertension among a tea garden population in a district of Assam and to ascertain the identified risk factors. 510 labourers aged 20-59 years were studied. Overall prevalence of hypertension was 33.3% with no significant sex difference. 30.2% had history of(More)
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