Krutika Ravishankar

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  • K Ravishankar
  • 2006
Despite the fact that headache is one of the commonest of medical complaints seen in practice, most headache patients continue to be suboptimally managed. Probably because recent advances in the field of headache are written about more in specialty journals, many physicians even today feel that nothing much can be done for their headache patients! And,(More)
Adult-onset cataract (AOC) is a major ocular health problem and is the number one cause of blindness in the world. It is interesting to note that if the development of cataract is delayed by 10 years, the number of cataract surgeries needed would decrease by 45%. To prevent or delay cataract, the molecular pathological mechanisms underlying the lens change(More)
The social perception of headache, everywhere at low levels in industrialised countries, becomes totally absent in developing ones. Headache disorders came into the World Health Organization's strategic priorities after publication of the 2001 World Health Report. Among the leading causes of disability, migraine was ranked 19th for adults of both sexes(More)
The present study was undertaken to investigate the diuretic effect of ethanolic seed extracts of Macrotyloma uniflorum and Cucumis melo in Albino rats. Ethanolic extracts of the seeds were administered to experimental rats orally at doses of 200mg/kg and 400mg/kg each p.o. Furosemide (5mg/kg) was used as a standard. The diuretic effects of the extracts(More)
  • K Ravishankar
  • 2010
The first 'International Classification of Headache Disorders' by The International Headache Society (1988) was a major landmark document. It helped develop a common language for understanding headaches and advanced research in this neglected field. It was found to be useful, but because it was complex and cumbersome, it remained underutilised in practice.(More)
The term "thunderclap headache" (TCH) was first coined in 1986 by Day and Raskin to describe headache that was the presenting feature of an underlying unruptured cerebral aneurysm. The term is now well established to describe the abrupt onset headache seen with many other conditions and is also now included in The International Classification of Headache(More)
A set of randomized experiments shed light on how markets and information influence household decisions to adopt nutritional innovations. Of 400 Indian villages, we randomly assigned half to an intervention where all shopkeepers were offered the option to sell a new salt, fortified with both iron and iodine (and not just iodine) at 50% discount. Within(More)