Namita Kalra

University of Delhi, Old Delhi, NCT, India

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    ABSTRACT: West syndrome a rare, severe form of epilepsy occurs in early infancy. It is characterized by a triad consisting of infantile spasms that occurs in clusters, arrest of psychomotor development and hypsarrhythmia on electroencephalogram. We present here two cases of west syndrome where patients required dental care due to the presence of certain dental findings. Preventive measurements such as controlled diet and proper oral hygiene along with professional dental management are recommended in patients with west syndrome to avoid dental problems.
    Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry 04/2014; 32(2):168-71. DOI:10.4103/0970-4388.130988
  • 01/2014; 2(2):61. DOI:10.4103/2321-6646.137692
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    ABSTRACT: Penetrating injuries to oral cavity and oropharynx is very common in children. The management would depend on the type of the foreign body and the extent of the injury. We have discussed here two cases of intraoral penetrating injury caused by a long, metallic foreign body and metal spring and the possible complications, which can occur due to penetrating intraoral injury.
    05/2013; 1(2):67–69. DOI:10.1016/j.ijdsr.2013.12.001
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    Amit Khatri · Namita Kalra
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    ABSTRACT: Pain is the most common symptom of oral diseases. Pain perception in children is highly variable and unreliable due to poor communication. Therefore we designed a study to compare pain measurement techniques, that is, visual analogue scale (VAS) and Wong-Baker faces pain rating scale (WBFPS) among Delhi children aged 3 to 14 years undergoing dental extraction. Method. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 180 patients aged 3 to 14 years who had undergone dental extraction. Children were assessed for their pain sensitivity using visual analogue scale (VAS) and Wong-Baker faces pain rating scale (WBFPS ). Result and Conclusion. Pain threshold tends to decline, and the self-management of pain becomes more effective with increasing age. Genderwise result shows that communication ability of boys and girls is similar in all age groups.
    02/2012; 2012:247351. DOI:10.5402/2012/247351
  • Amit Khatri · Namita Kalra
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    ABSTRACT: Pediatric mandibular fractures are rare and their treatment remains controversial. Management is extremely complicated in mixed dentition as it is inherently dynamic and unstable. Treatment options include soft diet, intermaxillary fixation with eyelet wires, arch bars, circummandibular wiring, or stents. Alternative options include open reduction and internal fixation through either an intraoral or extraoral approach. This case report describes and evaluates the conservative technique of acrylic splint in the treatment of pediatric mandible fracture in a 12-year-old female child. The patient with isolated mandibular fracture was treated with acrylic splint and interdental wiring followed by evaluation of clinical and radiographic healing as well as the somatosensory status. Patient demonstrated clinical union to her pre-injury occlusion by three to four weeks. Panoramic finding supported the finding of clinical examination throughout the study. High osteogenic potential of the pediatric mandible allowed conservative management to be successful in this case.
    Indian journal of dental research: official publication of Indian Society for Dental Research 11/2011; 22(6):873-6. DOI:10.4103/0970-9290.94692