Narayan Chandra Saha

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Static renewal bioassays were conducted in the laboratory and in outdoor artificial enclosures to evaluate toxic effects of methanol to one teleost fish and two aquatic invertebrates and to limnological variables of aquatic ecosystem. Ninety-six-hour acute toxicity tests revealed cladoceran crustacea Moina micrura as the most sensitive to methanol (LC50,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of clobazam in childhood refractory epilepsy and to characterize the adverse drug reaction profile in the Indian population. METHODS A cohort of 88 children with 'refractory' epilepsy was started on clobazam as add-on therapy. Diagnosis was established and seizure type recorded. Therapeutic response was recorded as(More)
Throughout the world ornamentation of body with mehedi (Lawsonia inermis L.) leaf paste, with the trade name ‘henna body art’ is becoming increasingly popular. The worldwide increasing demand of mehedi leaf encourages many countries to adopt commercial farming of the plant. Farmers living in central Bangladesh recently commenced small-scale mehedi farming,(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify pyridoxine responsive seizures among children with early onset intractable seizures, and to identify pyridoxine-dependency as a subset in this group. METHODS Patients with neonatal onset idiopathic, intractable seizures were identified over a 6-month period and subjected to a 'pyridoxine trial', at the Pediatric Neurology Clinic of a(More)
The present study elucidated the role of lipid peroxidation and diminished mitochondrial electron transport chain activity in partial dysfunction of brain Na+K+ATPase of Clarias batrachus exposed to chromium III ions. The fish were exposed to 10% and 20% of the derived 96 h LC50 value, 5.69 mg/L and 11.38 mg/L, respectively, and sampled on 20, 40 and 60(More)
Context and rationale: The age related infertility due to early ovarian ageing is one of the problems for women who want to become pregnant in late age in our country. Ovarian ageing reflects in its morphology. So this study was aimed at determining the gross morphology of the ovary in different age groups of Bangladeshi female (cadaver) to assess the(More)
Objective: To find out the combined efficacy of baclofen and intensive rehabilitation in the treatment of spastic cerebral palsy. Methods: This randomized clinical trial was conducted over 60 patients in Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, between January and December 2011. The patient satisfying the inclusion and exclusion criteria was randomly enrolled(More)