Nivedita Mondal

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OBJECTIVES To determine the incidence, etiology, short term outcome and predictors of mortality in hospitalized children aged 1 mo to 13 y with Acute Kidney Injury (AKI). METHODS This prospective observational study was conducted in the pediatric wards and the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of a tertiary hospital in southern India, to study the(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the clinical profile and outcome of children screened and diagnosed for Swine flu at a tertiary care hospital. METHODS All Children with suspicion of swine flu infection attending our hospital during the epidemic from August 2009 through January 2010 were screened and categorized into A, B and C as per guidelines of National Health and(More)
The emergence of ciprofloxacin resistance in Shigella has shifted the attention to cephalosporins. The first occurrence of third generation cephalosporin-resistant Shigella flexneri was from France. This article reports the first case of cephalosporin-resistant S. flexneri from India. A 12-month-old child was admitted for a 20-day episode of loose stools,(More)
BACKGROUND Although the term acute renal failure was replaced by acute kidney injury (AKI) recently, there is a paucity of data on the incidence and profile of AKI in critically ill children from the developing world. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study is to determine the incidence, etiology, short term outcome and predictors of fatality in critically(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the serum levels of oxidative stress markers - malondialdehyde (MDA) and protein carbonyl in babies with perinatal asphyxia and to correlate their levels with the outcome in terms of mortality and neurodevelopmental sequelae. METHODS A group of 40 term AGA (appropriate for gestational age) infants with perinatal asphyxia were selected(More)
BACKGROUND Perinatal asphyxia (PA) associated with multi-organ damage is a leading cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity. We evaluated if urinary malondialdehyde:creatinine (UMDA:Cr), uric acid:creatinine (UUA:Cr) and protein:creatinine (UP:Cr) vary with the severity of PA and if these parameters can predict the impending death in PA. METHODS Study(More)
The authors report case of a two and half years old female child presented with fever for one month with hepatosplenomegaly. Though the child had been symptomatic for a prolonged period, she did not appear very unwell at presentation. However, after admission there was sudden rapid deterioration of her clinical status. Investigations revealed(More)
BACKGROUND Almost all presently available pediatric echocardiography Z-score nomograms are based on Western data. They may not be a suitable reference standard for assessing the sizes of cardiac structures of children from developing countries. OBJECTIVE This study's objective was to collect normative data of 21 commonly measured cardiovascular structures(More)