Timiresh Kumar Das

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BACKGROUND The use of phenobarbital for childhood epilepsy is controversial because of reported behavioural side-effects; however, whether this research can validly be extrapolated to developing countries is not clear. We undertook a randomised comparison of phenobarbital and phenytoin to assess the acceptability and efficacy of phenobarbital as monotherapy(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the burden of diabetes mellitus and pre-diabetes in tribal populations of India. METHODS The authors reviewed studies from 2000 to 2011 that documented the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in various tribal populations of India. The search was performed using electronic and manual methods. Meta-analysis of data on point prevalence was(More)
BACKGROUND Negative societal attitudes towards disability affect the adjustment of parents when their child is diagnosed with epilepsy. Recent studies have suggested that parental and child outcomes, including adjustment, can be influenced by non-directed social support to mothers of children with disability. The objective of our study was to test the(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to compare efficacy and cost of key informants and survey for ascertainment of childhood epilepsy within a treatment context in rural India. METHODS The study was set in a non-governmental, community programme for the functional and socioeconomic rehabilitation of children with disabilities in rural West Bengal, India.(More)
INTRODUCTION The increasing incidences of violence against doctors in their workplaces are an important reason for stress among these healthcare workers. Many incidences of workplace violence against doctors have been reported in the past and are also being continuously reported from different parts of the country as well as the world. AIM To determine(More)
INTRODUCTION Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR TB) has emerged as a significant public health problem in India. The prolonged treatment duration in MDR TB is a challenge in achieving treatment completion and poses a threat to TB control in the country. Home based care is an approach accepted by patients because it helps in ameliorating their(More)
BACKGROUND Child behavioural problems in epilepsy originate from a poorly understood interplay between intrinsic, family and social factors. METHODS We re-analysed data from a randomized controlled trial of antiepileptic treatment in rural India, using regression analysis to find risk factors for behavioural problems. RESULTS Parental satisfaction with(More)
BACKGROUND The Conners' Parent Rating Scales (CPRS) have been used to measure behavioural problems in drug trials in children for many years. This study in rural India aimed to validate a translated version of the CPRS-48 for use in a study of anti-epileptic drug side-effects. METHOD The Scale was translated into local dialect, back-translated, and(More)
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