Debasish Hota

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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)
OBJECTIVES Acute kidney injury (AKI) following cardiac surgery is a common complication associated with serious morbidity and mortality. Activation of inflammatory cascade and vascular endothelial dysfunction plays a vital role during the perioperative period leading to AKI. Statins are known to suppress inflammation and improve endothelial dysfunction over(More)
This study shows that pioglitazone 7.5 mg/day as an add-on therapy in Southeast Asian patients with Type 2 diabetes is safer and equally efficacious as the 15- and 30-mg doses of pioglitazone. Hence it is prudent to start pioglitazone therapy at a lower dose of 7.5 mg/day.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are combined with paracetamol (PCM) with a view to enhance analgesic efficacy and reduce gastric toxicity. However, there are reports of enhanced nephrotoxicity with nonselective NSAID with PCM combinations. The present study investigated the analgesic efficacy, gastrotoxicity and nephrotoxicity of nonselective,(More)
Piperine, the active principle of Piper longum, Piper nigrum and Zingiber officinalis, has been reported to enhance the oral bioavailability of phenytoin in human volunteers. The objective of this study was to explore the effect of a single dose of piperine in patients with uncontrolled epilepsy on the steady-state pharmacokinetics of phenytoin. Two groups(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)
INTRODUCTION Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is frequently encountered in the surgical recovery room. Abdominal surgery is one important risk factor for increased incidence of PONV. Gabapentin, an anticonvulsant with known postoperative analgesic properties, has shown some activity against PONV. Results from clinical trials evaluating the(More)
BACKGROUND Antihypertensive agents are selected primarily for their ability to prevent morbidity and mortality related to hypertension. METHODS AND RESULTS Prescribing trends and the cost of antihypertensive drugs were studied in 300 patients attending an internal medicine clinic. Beta-blockers were the most frequently used group of drugs (46.7%),(More)
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)
PURPOSE Serotonergic antidepressants (SADs) are one of the most widely prescribed group of drugs. Of late, the use of SADs is being associated with an increased risk of perioperative bleeding. However, the results are inconsistent. The present analysis was planned to evaluate the association between preoperative SADs use and the risk of bleeding/mortality(More)