Shyamal C. Ghosh

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Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) samples were vacuum pressure impregnated with quaternary ammonium (quat)-silicone micro-emulsion (<40 nm particle size), amino-silicone macro-emulsion (110 nm) and silicone macro-emulsion with alkyl modified side groups (740 nm). Quat-silicone micro-emulsion caused highest cell wall bulking (4.8%) and anti-swelling(More)
Cocarboxylase, or thiamine pyrophosphate, is an essential coenzyme in the catabolism of pyruvate. The authors evaluated the effects of a stable cocarboxylase solution in the treatment of an experimentally created acute myocardial infarction in 14 healthy mongrel dogs. The left anterior descending artery was ligated for 60 minutes and data were collected at(More)
A quat-silicone micro-emulsion (particle size <40 nm), an amino-silicone macro-emulsion (110 nm), and an alkyl modified silicone macro-emulsion (740 nm) were used to modify Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) sapwood. Treated and uncoated boards were exposed to natural weathering for one year along with water treated controls according to EN 927-3. The(More)
Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) sapwood was treated with quat-silicone micro-emulsion (<40 nm), amino-silicone macro-emulsion (110 nm), alkyl-modified silicone macro-emulsion (740 nm) and solutions of inorganic water glass. Three treatment concentrations of 5, 15 and 30% (w/w) were used for the impregnation of the test specimens. Termite resistance was(More)
Between 1971 and 1981, 108 patients with pericardial effusion were treated by subxyphoid pericardial decompression. 68 patients (63%) had local anesthesia, while general anesthesia was used in 40 (37%). The total group included nonspecific (viral) pericarditis in 35 patients (32.4%), uremic pericarditis in 30 (27.8%); and 20 patients (18.5%) with a(More)
The presence of cocarboxylase (CC) is essential for the oxidation of pyruvate to acetylcoenzyme A (acetyl-CoA) and its subsequent degradation by means of the Krebs cycle. We compared the effects of various concentrations of CC in a cardioplegic solution on the survival and hemodynamic and metabolic recovery of 23 isolated, working rat hearts subjected to 60(More)
Three commercial silicone emulsions with different functional groups i.e., quat-silicone micro-emulsion (<40 nm particle size), amino-silicone macro-emulsion (110 nm), and silicone macro-emulsion with alkylmodified side groups (740 nm) were used to protect wood samples against fungal decay. The addition of the emulsions to an agar growth medium revealed(More)
Traumatic abdominal wall hernia (TAWH) secondary to bicycle handlebar is a rare injury. The majority of the literature describes abdominal wall herniation in children. We present a rare case of TAWH in an adult with a concealed small bowel perforation. Although clinical examination in conjunction with computed tomography can exclude the majority of solid(More)
An intraluminal graft made of woven tubular Dacron with cloth-covered grooved rings at both ends is used to repair dissecting aneurysms of the thoracic aorta. Six consecutive white male patients ranging in age from 31 to 69 years with an average age of 55 years were operated upon with the use of this graft. Three patients had a dissecting aneurysm of the(More)