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Prasad A.,Hi Technology Medical College
Mymensingh medical journal : MMJ | Year: 2014

Pharmacology is a subject taught in the medical curriculum in India over a period of one and half years along with pathology, microbiology and forensic medicine. The present study was planned to know the opinion of medical students regarding pharmacology and to assess the proposed teaching schedule and methods of teaching pharmacology. The study was conducted in a private medical college in eastern India among the medical undergraduate students in 5th semester. Total 74 students participated in the study. A pre-designed, pre-tested, semi-structured questionnaire was given to the students and data was collected after one hour. Collected data was compiled, tabulated and analyzed in SPSS (version 16.0). The subject was perceived as interesting and useful by majority of students and most of them were in opinion to integrate pharmacology with the clinical subjects. Lecture in whole class was the most preferred teaching method according to the students and teaching with chalk and board they preferred most. Rational use of medicine, clinical trial, pediatric and geriatric pharmacology are the important topics the students felt to be included in the curriculum. Regular assessment of teaching methods by the students and taking suggestions from the students about improving the teaching method and redesigning the curriculum can help a lot in improving the learning capacity of the medical students and that will give benefit for the society as a whole. Source


Das D.K.,Hi Technology Medical College | Shukla S.,SCB Medical College
SAJCH South African Journal of Child Health | Year: 2016

Ecthyma gangrenosum (EG) is a cutaneous lesion, mostly caused by pseudomonas in immunocompromised patients. Other bacterial and fungal pathogens have also been reported. It can occasionally affect previously healthy children. The cutaneous findings are characterised by small indurated papulovesicles, progressing rapidly to necrotic ulcers with surrounding erythema and a central black eschar. Sites most commonly involved are the buttocks, perineum, limbs and axillae; the face is less commonly involved. We are presenting a rare case of EG in a neutropenic infant who had just completed the induction phase of chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. The gangrenous lesion was on the face involving the tip of the nose, which is an uncommon location. Blood and pus cultures grew Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, which is a rare cause of EG. The patient was treated with IV antibiotics (colistin for 14 days) and improved. © 2016, Health and Medical Publishing Group. All right reserved. Source


Parhi L.,Hi Technology Medical College
Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development | Year: 2013

Objective: A study to describe the classification and factors related to headache patients who seek medical advice. Materials & Methods: Interview of 400 consecutive patients who presented to a neurologist at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar was conducted. Demographic details, pattern of headache, associated factors and family history were recorded. International Classification of Headache Disorders version 2 was applied. Results: 77% of all patients were women and 66% of them were between 20 and 60 years of age. Migraine was the most common disorder (64%) followed by tension-type headache (23.5%), medicationoveruse headache (9.5%) and cluster headache (3%). Chronic daily headache was seen in 156 patients. Eleven percent of female migraineurs suffered from MRM. Study subjects with presence of factors like marriage, family history, inadequate sleep, family stress and exposure to onions had a statistically significant higher proportion than those who did not have such exposure. Conclusions: Patients who seek medical advice for headache are usually in their most productive ages. Migraine and tension-type headache are the most common clinical presentations of headache. Onset of migraine is earlier in patients with first-degree family history. Menstrually related migraine affects women with headache episodes of longer duration than other patients and it warrants special therapeutic consideration. Source


Samanta Prof. A.K.,Hi Technology Medical College | Nayak S.R.,SCB Medical College
Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine | Year: 2012

A total of 105 cases of deaths due to hanging were studied in a span of 5 years time. This present study throws some light on the emerging trends that Hanging is increasingly being adopted by a relatively younger age group who are mostly illiterate and of poor socio-economic status. Hanging being viewed as giving swift painless death and without much expenses and without arousing much suspicion, this mode is increasingly adopted to commit suicide. Dribbling saliva mark, which was a hallmark of Ante-mortem hanging, is increasingly seen in less number of cases. No incidence of fracture of Hyoid bone being seen in this study, due to the fact that most cases were of lower age group and also may be due to most of the victims adopting soft ligatures and low suspension points. Transverse tears in the Carotid arteries were not seen here and on subjecting to Histo-pathological study, we could detect disruption of intimal layer of Carotid artery. Effect of pressure on layers of skin were seen on Histo-pathological study showing vital reaction changes useful for labelling Ante-mortem hanging. Source


Mohapatra E.,Hi Technology Medical College
Biomedicine | Year: 2010

Background: Micro-organism like Bacteria invades our body and utilises some of our nutrients for their growth and multipication.One of such nutrient is iron. Though, it comes under the group of trace element but plays very important role in our body.There is reduction in Serum iron concentration and Iron binding capacity during early phase of Acute bacterial infection. So, this study was taken up to observe the changes in Serum iron concentration and total iron binding capacity along with total protein, albumin and globulin in acute bacterial infection. Methods: A total of 39 patient were taken out of which 20 were healthy control and 19 were those with acute bacterial infection. Results: It was observed that there was significant reduction in Serum iron concentration and total iron binding capacity as compared to control.Similarly, Total protein was slightly high as compared to control. Conclusions: This suggest that a history of recent bacterial infection should be excluded before supplementing with iron or else it may result in hyperferrimia. Source

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