Narayan Jana

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BACKGROUND The prevalence of tuberculosis, especially extrapulmonary tuberculosis, is increasing worldwide. Because information on the outcome of pregnancy among women with extrapulmonary tuberculosis is limited, we studied the course of pregnancy and labor and the perinatal outcome in these women and their infants. METHODS From 1983 to 1993, we followed(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the safety and efficacy of a low-dose magnesium sulfate regimen for the management of eclampsia in Indian women. METHODS A loading dose consisting of 3g of magnesium sulfate intravenously plus 5g intramuscularly (2.5g in each buttock) was followed by 2.5g intramuscularly every 4hours, for 24hours beyond the last seizure. In a first(More)
The objective was to study the gelatinolytic activity of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) in preinvasive and invasive carcinoma of the uterine cervix. The expressions were analysed against different age groups, as to demonstrate whether the expression of MMP-2 and MMP-9 is an early or a late event during the(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the perinatal outcome of pregnancies complicated by active pulmonary tuberculosis. METHODS The perinatal outcome of 79 gravidas with pulmonary tuberculosis was compared with that of 316 normal gravidas of similar age, parity and socioeconomic status. RESULTS The mean birthweight of infants (2649 g) born to tuberculous mothers was(More)
Although it has been well established that spermatogenic cells undergo apoptosis when treated with ethanol, the molecular mechanisms behind it remain to be investigated. Adult male mice were given intra-peritoneal injection (IP) of ethanol at a dose of 3 g (15%, v/v) per kg body weight per day during the period of 14 days. Testicular androgenesis and(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the causes, burden, and impact of pregnancy-related acute renal failure (PRARF) in a low-resource setting. METHODS A prospective observational study of consecutive women admitted to the Seth Sukhlal Karnani Memorial Hospital, Kolkata, India, with PRARF between February 1, 2007, and May 31, 2009, was conducted. The information collected(More)
AIM Despite tuberculosis (TB) being a global problem, maternal TB remains an unrecognized and underestimated tragedy, especially in South Asian countries. Therefore, we performed a non-systematic review regarding implications of maternal TB on obstetric and perinatal outcomes in the South Asian context. MATERIAL AND METHODS We reviewed original studies,(More)
In a prospective observational case series, we assessed the effects and management and outcome of oral anticoagulant associated abnormal uterine bleeding in women with mechanical heart valve prosthesis. Six women with mechanical heart valve prosthesis, who were admitted with persistent severe vaginal bleeding between 2003 and 2010, were evaluated. For each(More)