Geeta Gathwala

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OBJECTIVE The study was intended to document the clinical profile and treatment outcome of severe malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax (P.vivax) in children hospitalized in a tertiary care centre of northern India. METHODS This prospective observational study was performed among children admitted with severe malaria at a tertiary care referral hospital of(More)
A retrospective analysis of 94 cases of childhood myiasis admitted over a 6-year period is presented. Children formed 37.9% of all cases of myiasis. More than 50% of the children were less than 5 years of age and most (96.8%) belonged to a rural background. Of the 94 cases, 81 (86.16%) were of aural, 11 (11.7%) of nasal and 2 (2.12%) of ocular myiasis. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of fluconazole prophylaxis on invasive fungal infection (IFI) in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). METHODS VLBW infants receiving antibiotics for more than 3 days were randomized to receive either fluconazole (6 mg/kg) or placebo, every other day for 7 days followed by(More)
A total of 46 full term, appropriate for gestational age neonates were included in this study. Out of this, 31 infants had suffered severe birth asphyxia, while 15 normal babies formed the control group. The liver function tests of the asphyxiated group was deranged in 64.52% babies. There was 60% mortality in asphyxiated babies with deranged liver(More)
OBJECTIVE Glutamate plays a critical role in the hypoxic ischaemic neuronal death. Two mechanisms of glutamate- induced neuronal death have been identified. One is rapid cell death that occurs in minutes and the second is delayed cell death that occurs over hours and is initiated principally by the activation of the N-methyl D-Aspactate (NMDA) receptor.(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether the implementation of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) to low birth weight infants would improve physical growth, breastfeeding and its acceptability. A randomized controlled trial was performed over 16 months in which 110 neonates were randomized into a KMC group and a control group using a random number table. The(More)
Phototherapy is the most widely used form of therapy for unconjugated hyperbilirubinaemia. Its non-invasive nature and few side effects reported earlier have led to the assumption that it is innocuous. Recent research has revealed that phototherapy is a photodynamic stress and can induce lipid peroxidation. There is increasing evidence that many severe(More)
BACKGROUND Magnesium ion gates the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor and may protect the brain from NMDA receptor-mediated asphyxial injury. The present study evaluated the neuroprotective role of magnesium in birth asphyxia. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty term neonates with severe birth asphyxia were randomized to either the study group or the control(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether Kangaroo mother care (KMC) facilitates mother baby attachment in low birth weight infants. METHODS Over 16 month period 110 neonates were randomized into kangaroo mother care group and control group using a random number table. The kangaroo group was subjected to Kangaroo mother care for at least 6 hours per day. The babies(More)