Pragati Rana

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INTRODUCTION Stroke is the second most common cause of death and major cause of disability worldwide. About a quarter of stroke patients are dead within a month, about a third by six months, and a half by one year. Although the most substantial advance in stroke has been the routine management of patients in stroke care units, Intensive Care Unit has(More)
Three cases of facial nerve palsy with abnormal synkinetic movement manifesting with eye closure on jaw opening (Marin-Amat Syndrome) are described. The eye closure occurred only with wide jaw opening and it is felt that the disorder represents aberrant regeneration within the facial nerve with proprioceptive impulses associated with muscle stretch acting(More)
Forty cases of 'wasted leg syndrome' were studied clinically and electrophysiologically. Muscle biopsy was examined in nine cases, majority of patients were adults engaged in heavy manual work. The illness was noticed incidently with a strictly unilateral wasting of the whole lower limb (in 65% of cases), of all muscles below the knee (in 22.5% of cases) or(More)
BACKGROUND There is growing evidence that inflammation plays an important role in atherogenesis. Several studies have shown that C-reactive protein (CRP), an inflammatory marker, is associated with stroke severity and outcome. But limited studies are there which show the relationship of CRP with early mortality i.e within seven days. OBJECTIVE To study(More)
BACKGROUND Stroke mortality rate indicates a measure in hospital quality care. Most of the available data are from developed countries and are for late mortality. Only few studies on 7-day fatality, a recently implemented indicator of early stoke mortality, are reported. We attempted to identify the predictors of clinical outcome by 7th day in acute(More)
Three cases of acute intermittent porphyria are reported. While in first case severe pain in abdomen with intermittent exacerbation was the only presentation, the second patient presented as accelerated hypertension and acute abdominal crises in whom the clinical course was characterized by development of deep coma due to inappropriate secretion of(More)