Shivani Daftary

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Two hundred consecutive cases up to 19 years of age admitted for confinement at The Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital, Bombay, were studied. Out of these 200 girls, 6 were unmarried, 51 were anaemic, 20 had toxaemia of pregnancy. Six girls (43%) in the age group 15-17 years delivered prematurely as compared to only 26 girls (14%) in the age group of 17-19(More)
A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was carried out in 299 patients suffering from post-episiotomy pain to compare the analgesic effectiveness and tolerance of single doses of 500 mg dipyrone and 500 mg paracetamol. Assessments of pain relief over a 6-hour period showed that dipyrone produced significantly better results than placebo within half an(More)
The study evaluates breast stimulation and oxytocin infusion as methods for cervical ripening in patients where an obstetric indication for induction of labour exists. Forty patients with a Bishop score of 5 or 6 were randomly selected for either breast stimulation or oxytocin infusion. In a similar group of 20 cases, no method was employed. The Bishop(More)
A prospective evaluation of 140 forceps deliveries with the Hay's flexion rotation obstetric forceps was undertaken over a 5-year period. The Hay's forceps was used for a variety of indications and included outlet forceps application in 35.7%, low or midforceps application in 29.3% with forceps rotation in 16.4%, 19.3% of applications for an aftercoming(More)
BACKGROUND Pregnenolone, and related neurosteroids, may have antidepressant properties. Preclinical research proposes that microtubule associated protein 2 (MAP2) binding may be a mechanism for antidepressant properties of pregnenolone. Thus, MAP2 might be a novel target for antidepressant therapy. This clinical study is the first to examine serum MAP2(More)