Ritabrata Mitra

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INTRODUCTION Patients of lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) having an ASA status III or more are likely to be further downgraded by surgery to critical levels of pulmonary function. AIM To compare the efficacy of thoracic epidural block with (0.125%) bupivacaine, fentanyl combination and (0.125%) bupivacaine, fentanyl combination with adjunctive(More)
Association between progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS) and lung malignancy is rare yet well recognised. In order of frequency bronchioloalveolar carcinoma (BAC) is most common followed by squamous cell carcinoma, oat cell carcinoma, anaplastic carcinoma of lung. We present a 55 year old non-smoker male patient with PSS, who presented to us with(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical spectrum of diffuse parenchymal lung diseases (DPLD) encountered in the Indian setting and to compare idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and connective tissue disease associated DPLD (CTD-DPLD), the two commonest aetiologies. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective study of clinical, imaging and laboratory parameters of(More)
Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma, a large cell carcinoma with pronounced lymphocyte infiltration, is a rare entity mostly seen in the nasopharynx. But primary pulmonary LELC in children & adolescents is extremely rare. Here we present a 13 year old girl with chief complaint of fever, cough, shortness of breath and heaviness in the left side of chest. She(More)
Background: It is well documented that elevated Low Density Lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is one of cardiovascular risk. However, not all patients of coronary heart disease possess elevated LDL-C level. There is a growing evidences that non-high density lipoprotein (non-HDL) cholesterol and Apo B carry on all of the potentially proatherogenic lipoproteins(More)
Background: There are several conflicting pictures found about blood lipid profile parameters in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Aim: The present study was conducted to evaluate the exact profile of lipid status in COPD and as inflammation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of COPD, is there any association between inflammatory chemokines and(More)
Unlike carbamazepine, newer anti epileptic drug like oxcarbazepine, reports fewer side effects. In this report we describe a case of oxcarbazepine induced maculopapular rash probably happened because of a drug interaction with isoniazid, and a brief review of the existing literature is presented herewith. A 40-year-old male patient received oxcarbazepine(More)
BACKGROUND Bronchial asthma is a serious global health problem. Depression, the most common mood disorder, is often found to be higher among people with chronic health conditions like bronchial asthma. METHODS Patients with newly diagnosed to have bronchial asthma (n = 100) who fulfilled the study criteria were evaluated for depression with Beck(More)
A young female patient presenting with recurrent hemoptysis, neck swelling, and mediastinal mass mimicking lymphadenopathy was admitted to the Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research and SSKM hospital, Kolkata, India. Clinical features, radiological studies, fibre optic bronchoscopy, and fine needle aspiration cytology from the neck(More)
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