Jayanta Chakraborty

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Cerebral salt wasting syndrome (CSWS), which was first described by Peters et al. in 1950, is defined by development of natriuresis, hyponatremia and subsequent hypovolemic dehydration in patients with intracranial disorders.[1] Classical causes of the syndrome are traumatic brain injury, stroke, subarachnoid haemorrhage and brain tumour. This syndrome has(More)
BACKGROUND Maintenance of adequate depth of anaesthesia in spine surgery is vital to prevent awareness, to reduce stress response and possible autonomic instability frequently associated with spine surgery. Dexmedetomidine, a α2-adrenoceptor agonist with analgesic and sedative adjuvant property has been found to reduce dose requirement of multiple(More)
Valproic acid, a conventional antiepileptic drug, is also used in the treatment of bipolar disorder, to provide rapid stabilization of the patient. Although thrombocytopenia is a potential threat, occurrence of suppression of the other cell lines in the bone marrow is also found rarely. Here in this study we report a case of a 28 year old female treated(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of zinc supplementation as adjuvant in treatment of pneumonia. METHODS Ninety-eight children with acute bacterial pneumonia, aged between 2 months to 5 years, were studied in a randomized controlled single blind design. They received either zinc supplementation, as zinc acetate syrup, or placebo, as(More)
A meningomyelocele is herniation of meninges along with neural elements through a congenital defect in the cranium or vertebral column. Reported incidence of occipital meningomyelocele is 1 in 5000 live births. Children with meningomyelocele may have varying degrees of sensory and motor deficits and other important associated congenital defects with(More)
A randomised prospective double-blind placebo controlled study was undertaken in 60 patients of ASA-I and II, scheduled for lumbar laminectomy under general anaesthesia using thiopentone, fentanyl, artracurium, N2O/O2 and isoflurane. After obtaining written Informed consent from all patients, they were randomly allocated to two equal groups ie, group A (n =(More)
Motor neuron disease (MND) typically affects upper and lower motor neurons without any sensory involvement. Regional anaesthesia is preferred in motor neuron disease patients to avoid aspiration and possibility of prolonged postoperative ventilation following general anaesthesia. As microlaryngeal surgery in a motor neuron disease patient needed airway(More)
Increased difficulty was encountered during manual ventilation following change of position from supine to prone in a patient intubated with a fresh flexometallic cuffed endotracheal tube, posted for elective lumbar discectomy. Prompt Identification of the problem was made and managed with replacement of the damaged tube with a new endotracheal tube in(More)
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