Debasish Hota

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Progesterone exerts anti-seizure effect against several chemoconvulsants. However, there is no published report on the interaction between progesterone and picrotoxin (PTX). The present study evaluated the effects of progesterone and its active metabolite, allopregnanolone against PTX-induced seizures, brain lipid peroxidation and DNA fragmentation in male(More)
INTRODUCTION Tobacco smoking is a widespread phenomenon, and nicotine is the addictive component of tobacco. Nicotine acts through nicotinic cholinergic receptors and has been associated with different types of psychophysical disorders in human beings. The present study had explored the proconvulsive action of nicotine and its effect on the antiseizure(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy and safety of duloxetine and amitriptyline in painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In this randomized, double-blind, cross-over, active-control trial, 58 patients received amitriptyline and duloxetine orally once daily at bedtime, each for 6 weeks with optional dose uptitration fortnightly.(More)
The present study was planned to evaluate the role of curcumin in the formalin-induced orofacial pain in rats that mimics typical human orofacial pain. Adult Wistar rats of either sex received an injection of 50 microL of 5% v/v subcutaneous formalin injection into one vibrissal pad and consequent facial grooming behavior was monitored. Animals exhibited(More)
The present study evaluates the possible role of dihydropyridine calcium channel antagonist nimodipine on diclofenac analgesia in formalin-induced facial pain model in rats. Adult Wistar rats of either sex received an injection of 50 microl of 5% v/v subcutaneous formalin into one vibrissal pad and consequent facial grooming behaviour was monitored. Animals(More)
Objective. To demonstrate the antinociceptive effect of lercanidipine in paclitaxel-induced neuropathy model in rat. Materials and Methods. A total of 30 rats were divided into five groups of six rats in each group as follows: Gr I: 0.9% NaCl, Gr II: paclitaxel + 0.9% NaCl, Gr III: paclitaxel + lercanidipine 0.5 μg/kg, Gr IV: paclitaxel + lercanidipine 1(More)
OBJECTIVES The study aims to evaluate the management, maternal-fetal outcomes, and prescription behavior among inpatients with severe preeclampsia and eclampsia. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective cohort study in a tertiary referral center was conducted in 164 inpatient pregnant women who fulfilled the inclusion criteria. The study was conducted(More)
The antinociceptive mechanisms of insulin are not clearly understood. It has been postulated that insulin may act as a neuromodulator. The present study investigates the possible mechanisms of insulin antinociception in mice using the tail flick test. Healthy Swiss male albino mice were treated with insulin and the antinociceptive effect of modulators of(More)
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), a noninvasive, neuromodulatory tool, has been used to reduce craving in different substance use disorders. There are some studies that have reported conflicting and inconclusive results; therefore, this meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the effect of high-frequency rTMS on craving in substance use(More)
The concept of defining essential medicines and establishing a list of them was aimed to improve the availability of affordable medicines for the world's poor. Access to essential medicines is a major determinant of health outcomes. Several countries have made substantial progress towards increasing access to essential medicines, but access to essential(More)