Savita Malhotra

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Children and adolescents in low and middle income countries (LAMIC) constitute 35-50% of the population. Although the population in many such countries is predominantly rural, rapid urbanisation and social change is under way, with an increase in urban poverty and unemployment, which are risk factors for poor child and adolescent mental health (CAMH). There(More)
Introduction: Children represent the most vulnerable age group for initiation and use of nicotine. Nicotine use in this age group is of grave concern because of associated physical, mental co-morbidities. Moreover, many of them graduate to use of harder substance longitudinally in their lifetime. Aims and Objective: To study profile of Nicotine users of(More)
BACKGROUND Adverse drug reactions and non-compliance are important causes of admissions in the elderly to medical clinics. The contribution of adverse drug reactions and non-compliance to admission by the medical emergency department was analysed. METHODS A total of 578 consecutive elderly patients admitted to the medical emergency department were(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Population studies on the prevalence of psychiatric disorders among children and adolescents in different countries of the world, have reported varying rates of disorders. There are very few studies in India and these vary widely in methodology and reported rates of disorders. The main objective of this research was to study the(More)
Development and standardization of an instrument Childhood Psychopathology Measurement Schedule (CPMS) to assess psychopathology in children is reported. CPMS is standardized on Indian population and is applicable to children of both sexes in the age range of 4-14 years. It measures overall psychopathology in the form of a total scores and also the type of(More)
AIMS Drug related events (DREs) contribute significantly to hospital admissions. These are largely preventable events and require optimum use of the therapeutic agents. The study was conducted to analyze the cost of treatment of DREs. PATIENTS & METHODS All visits to medical emergency department of a tertiary care public sector hospital in northern India(More)
BACKGROUND Cholesterol is an essential component of cell membrane constituting the neuronal cells and mediates multiple functions affecting neuronal transmission in the central nervous system. Abnormalities in serum lipid fractions have been reported in depression, but the clinical and biological significance of such findings are yet to be elucidated. (More)
Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory disease of the pancreas caused by release of activated digestive enzymes in the pancreas. A number of therapeutic options have been explored for acute pancreatitis, but none has been unambiguously proven to be effective. Rosiglitazone has been shown to be efficacious in acute pancreatitis; thus, the present study was(More)
This study reports on five cases seen in a child psychiatry service in Northern India who met the criteria for disintegrative psychoses of childhood. Their clinical features were different from the described for autistic disorders of childhood supporting the validity of this disorder. The issues of diagnostic criteria and classification of disintegrative(More)
In the present work, aptamers against aflatoxin M1 and aflatoxin B1 were generated and tested for creating proof of principle of recognition of aflatoxin M1 by generated aptamers. The aptamers were selected through the process referred as systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment. A total of 41 different aptamer (36 aptamers for aflatoxin M1(More)