Punit Singla

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Fifty-seven children with chronic diarrhoea, aged 1-5 years, were studied. Protein-energy malnutrition was present in 49 (85.9 per cent) children. Anaemia (89.5 per cent), presence of mucus and blood in stool (66.6 per cent), abdominal distension (52.6 per cent), and abdominal pain (28.1 per cent) were the common clinical findings at admission. The(More)
Serum magnesium levels were measured by atomic absorption spectrophotometry in 46 malnourished and 12 healthy children, aged 3 months to 5 years. The nutritional status of children was classified in relation to weight for age and height for age using the Indian Academy of Pediatrics and the Waterlow classifications, respectively. NCHS data were used for the(More)
Foetal birthweight, placental morphometry and maternal, cord blood and placental haemoglobin and iron levels were studied in 69 anaemic mothers (haemoglobin less than 110 g/l) and 16 mothers without anaemia (haemoglobin greater than or equal to 110 g/l). The birthweight, placental weight and number of placental cotyledons were significantly reduced in the(More)
Serum zinc and copper were measured by atomic absorption spectrophotometry in 58 children (3 months-5 years); of these, 46 children had protein energy malnutrition (PEM), and 12 children served as controls. The levels of serum zinc and copper were found to be significantly low in children with severe malnutrition (grades III and IV PEM). There was a(More)
Hemoglobin, serum iron, transferrin saturation and ferritin were measured on paired maternal and cord blood samples in 54 anemic (hemoglobin < 110 g/L) and 22 non-anemic (hemoglobin > or = 110 g/L) pregnant women at term gestation. The levels of hemoglobin, serum iron, transferrin saturation and ferritin were significantly low in the cord blood of anemic(More)
Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of biochemical abnormalities accompanying neonatal seizures is important for effective seizure control and to avoid further brain damage. The present study was carried out on 35 neonates to determine the frequency of various biochemical abnormalities in neonatal seizures. Diagnostic evaluation included estimation of(More)
BACKGROUND Using abdominal packs is often a life-saving technique for uncontrollable bleeding during operations. It prevents worsening of the hypothermia, coagulopathy and acidosis which usually accompanies massive bleeding till they may be corrected and the packs removed later. However, packing may be associated with a mortality of 56 to 82% due to(More)