Rajendra N. Prasad

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) related impact results in a permanent need for help in performing daily activities. Standard treatment consists of removing the cause, restore perfusion, support metabolic requirement and limit inflammatory and oxidative damage. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is one such newer promising treatment that enhances neurological(More)
CONTEXT Previous studies have reported that the dental follicular tissues associated with impacted lower third molars (ILTMs) may undergo cystic degeneration and/or neoplastic transformation. This is especially likely when the pericoronal space is >2.5 mm on intraoral radiographs and >3 mm on panoramic radiographs and to examine dental follicular tissue for(More)
Selecting patients who will benefit from a permanent CSF diversion procedure in benign intracranial hypertension (BIH) or communicating hydrocephalus due to normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) has inherent problems. The percutaneous introduction of a lumbar subcutaneous shunt (LSS) under local anaesthesia facilitates both a prolonged CSF drainage under(More)
Aim of this study is to know antigenotoxic potential of Trifla (Triphala), an ancient Indian herbal formulation consisting of powdered dry fruit of Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellerica and Embelica officinalis as 1:1:1 wt/ wt, against potassium dichromate in Tilapia mossambica fish model. Twenty fish in each group were exposed to tap water alone (Gr(More)
BACKGROUND Quid chewing practice has been a part of our tradition since centuries with little known evidence of oral cancer. However, recent trends show a rise in occurrence of oral cancer often associated with tobacco and arecanut usage. Ascorbic acid is an important salivary antioxidant. Betel leaf which is used in quid is known to contain ascorbic acid.(More)
Study design: A retrospective review of the morbidity associated with 250 consecutive cases of spinal instrumentation carried out in a neurosurgical spine unit. Objectives: To examine associated risk factors and results of treatment of those patients who sustained morbidity as a result of spinal instrumentation. Methods: The case records and imaging of all(More)
AIM The aim of our study was to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of 3D plating system in the treatment of mandibular fractures. PATIENTS AND METHODS 20 mandibular fractures in 18 patients at various anatomic locations and were treated by open reduction and internal fixation using 3D plates. All patients were followed at regular intervals of(More)
INTRODUCTION One-third of the total human population is infected with the Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This bacterium causes illness in up to 9 million people annually and is responsible for three deaths every minute world-wide. OBJECTIVE To determine the association of serum zinc level with vitamin A level in active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) cases. (More)