Suchandra Mukherjee

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the drug prescribing trends in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of a tertiary care hospital in eastern India. METHODS The study was a prospective study that spanned for a period of 6 months from March 2005 to August 2005. Prescriptions and patient records were reviewed and analyzed using the World Health Organization (WHO)(More)
Detection of non-cerebral activities or artifacts, intermixed within the background EEG, is essential to discard them from subsequent pattern analysis. The problem is much harder in neonatal EEG, where the background EEG contains spikes, waves, and rapid fluctuations in amplitude and frequency. Existing artifact detection methods are mostly limited to(More)
OBJECTIVE To review aetiological agents of neonatal sepsis and their antibiotic resistance pattern over the past 3 years, at a 20 bedded Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in eastern India. METHODS Blood culture reports of culture positive sepsis were reviewed for the period 2007-2009. Demographic data of the babies was collected. RESULTS(More)
Although sepsis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among newborns in resource-poor countries, little data are available from rural areas on culture-proven sepsis. The aim of the present study was to provide information in this regard. The study reports results on the incidence and aetiology of neonatal sepsis cases admitted to a facility in a rural(More)
Monitoring neonatal EEG signal is useful in identifying neonatal convulsions or seizures. For neonates, seizures can be electrographic, electro clinical, or both simultaneously. Electrographic seizure is identified via recorded EEG signal, while electro clinical seizures exhibit clinical manifestations. Sometimes neonates can exhibit silent seizures which(More)
Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination (HINE) is a set of tests used for grading neurological development of infants on a scale of 0 to 3. These tests help in assessing neurophysiological development of babies, especially preterm infants who are born before (the fetus reaches) the gestational age of 36 weeks. Such tests are often conducted in the(More)
Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination (HINE) is a popular method to estimate the neurological development of infants aged less than two years. Using HINE, especially for preterm or premature babies, the risk of neural disorder can be minimized through proper preventive measures. This paper presents the design of a semi-automatic application that can(More)
Early and intensive intervention can have a profound impact on the quality of life for children at risk for autism. Hence a high degree of suspicion towards babies exposed to known risk factors is warranted. Previous studies have shown that different perinatal factors like antepartum bleeding, postmaturity, birth asphyxia, meconium aspiration syndrome,(More)
AIM Kangaroo mother care (KMC) is a nonconventional low-cost method of newborn care. Our aim was to assess the effect of sustained KMC on the growth and development of low birthweight Indian babies up to the age of 12 months. METHODS We enrolled 500 mother and baby pairs, in groups of five, in a parallel group controlled clinical trial. The three infants(More)