Arunima Chaudhuri

Arunima Chaudhuri
Burdwan Medical College · Physiology

MBBS, MD, PhD, MBA, PDCR, DCMH, FAIMER FELLOW GSMC 2020.
Post Graduate Diploma in Bioethics and Health Law in Medicine and Health Sciences: Department of Education Melbourne.

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Introduction
Ongoing research projects 1. To study the correlation of stress, education and health hazards among medical students. 2. TO STUDY THE EFFECT OF PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION IN REDUCING STRESS –EFFECTS OF FEMALES IN AN URBAN POPULATION OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE GROUP 3. A STUDY OF EFFECTIVENESS OF MINDFULNESS MEDITATION IN FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME OSTEOARTHRITIS KNEE IN POST MENOPAUSAL FEMALES. 4. Insomnia and stress among health professionals. 5. Comparative study of Traditional lecture and SDL in MBBS
Additional affiliations
January 2020 - present
Burdwan Medical College
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
January 2020 - present
Burdwan Medical College
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
September 2018 - January 2020
Rampurhat government medical college, west bengal, india
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
November 2021 - September 2022
Department of Education, Melbourne, Australia
Field of study
  • Bioethics and Health Law
January 2021 - June 2021
National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences
Field of study
  • Community mental health
October 2020 - April 2021
Catalyst Clinical Services
Field of study
  • Cinical Research

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Publications (152)
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Easy accessibility to Medicare and better living conditions has increased life expectancy in recent years. There are over 60 million postmenopausal women above 55 years in India. Obesity, physical inactivity, and altered estrogen metabolism play an integrated role in contributing to the disease risk profile of postmenopausal women. These same risk...
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Background: Increasing population, fast paced industrialization, increased, competitiveness, unanticipated problems in the work place have increased the stress among the females working in health care in recent times. Aim: The aim of the following study is to detect the stress levels among female health care professionals in the age group of 25-...
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Background: Menopause increases stress level among females and this may be a contributing factor in developing metabolic syndrome. Objectives: The objective of this study is to study the eff ects of progressive muscle relaxation on cardiorespiratory effi ciency and autonomic functions in over weight and obese working stressed postmenopausal females...
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Background: Obesity, physical inactivity, and altered estrogen metabolism play integrated role contributing to the disease risk profiles of postmenopausal women (PMW). Aim: To study the correlation of body fat and blood lipids with autonomic nervous system activity in PM Indian women. Subjects and Methods: A total of 60 PM sedentary women without a...
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Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the progress of medical education. As the crisis continues, it is important to develop valid and reliable methods of assessment. Aims: To assess the impact of the competency-based medical education (CBME) implemented online in the department of physiology during this pandemic on the results of...
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Background: Perception of higher stress may lead to insomnia which can adversely affect the mental and physical well-being of health professionals and patient care. The aim of the study was to compare the correlation of perceived stress and insomnia among health professionals and other employees in a Government Medical College of Eastern India. Mat...
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Background: The Medical Council of India has implemented Competency-based medical education in 2019, but to effectively implement the curriculum in different institutions across the country, faculty training is essential. The objective was to assess the impact of a Faculty Training Workshop on Medical education technology among faculty members of t...
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Background: Stressful life events may lead to insomnia, a very common sleep disorder. Aim and Objectives: The aim of the study was to study the correlation of perceived stress levels and sleep quality among physicians during the coronavirus disease-19 Pandemic. Materials and Methods: Physicians working in Burdwan Medical College were selected as a...
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Abstract Background: COVID‑19 pandemic has the potential to significantly affect the mental health of Medical professionals as well as Medical students, as they stand in the frontline during this hour of crisis. Aims: The aim is to assess mental health of undergraduate medical students and particularly in relation to the prevalence of anxiety, d...
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BACKGROUND The corona virus disease-19 (Covid-19) pandemic has put human civilization into a huge challenge, especially in the field of medicine in the management of patients with co-morbidities. Health authorities across the world depend greatly on reliable data to make major decisions and this is especially true during this global pandemic. The p...
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Background: The global burdens of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and obesity are rising, producing enormous losses of life and disability-adjusted life-years in both developed and developing nations. Stress is a modifiable risk factor for the development of CVD. Postmenopausal women with osteoarthritis (OA) of knee joint may often report episodes o...
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Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the progress of medical education. As the crisis continues, it is important to develop valid and reliable methods of assessment. Aims: To assess the impact of the competency-based medical education (CBME) implemented online in the department of physiology during this pandemic on the results of...
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A BS T R A C T BACKGROUND Implementing the new competency based medical education is quite challenging for medical educators while teaching newly admitted undergraduate medical students. We wanted to compare the role of interactive lecture classes with self-directed sessions among first MBBS students in the Department of Physiology during implement...
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BACKGROUND Implementing the new competency based medical education is quite challenging for medical educators while teaching newly admitted undergraduate medical students. We wanted to compare the role of interactive lecture classes with self-directed sessions among first MBBS students in the Department of Physiology during implementation of compet...
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Background: Burdwan Medical College is one of the 212 medical colleges included under National Knowledge Network (NKN), and we use telemedicine platform for imparting medical education. COVID-19 pandemic has brought a sudden change in education across the globe. Medical colleges in India also started online medical teaching since nationwide lockdow...
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Background: Coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 pandemic has brought a sudden change in education across the globe. To ensure social distancing, Medical Colleges in India also started online medical teaching since Nation Wide lockdown from 24 March 2020. Aim and Objective: To assess the impact and effectiveness of online teaching program provided by the...
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Background: Higher prevalence of stress in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) patients may have a critical role in their altered body composition. Aims: The aim is to study the correlation of perceived stress with waist-hip ratio (WHR), lipid profile, and fasting sugar in newly diagnosed patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome in an urban populat...
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Background: Thyroid dysfunction may be associated with increased perceived stress. Aims: We aimed to study the correlation of perceived stress and thyroid function among females in a rural population of reproductive age group. Materials and Methods: This pilot study was conducted in Burdwan Medical College on 200 newly diagnosed female hypothyroid...
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Background: Medical education is inherently stressful and health care professionals also experience excess stress as has been observed in different studies. Aims: To compare the effects of perceived stress on waist hip ratio and cardiovascular profile of MBBS and Paramedical Students in a Medical College of West Bengal. Materials and methods: This...
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The large Indian population needs to be made aware of its mental health which will generate its own demand. With rising awareness, early recognition of mental problems and access to treatment will follow. The convergence of information and technology in a free society may result in crowd-sourcing which breaks down barriers. True involvement of info...
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Background: The Medical Council of India has laid the basic framework for the revised undergraduate medical curriculum. Flipped class room teaching, self-directed learning and lecture classes combined may be more effective in implementing the new competency based medical education. Overtly the above facts may sound ideal for transforming the curren...
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Background: Women in emerging economic and social markets are more stressed than those in developed countries. Aims: We aimed to study the prevalence of stress and its relation to different precipitating factors among urban females of reproductive age group. Materials and Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in a tertiary c...
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Background: The increasing prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a challenging threat for the 21 st century. Aims: To assess the prevalence of MetS and find out the relation with the quality of life among health professionals in a population of eastern India.
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Background: Women's ability to seek health care or implement lessons learned from health education, are many a times determined by the husband. Aims: To assess the knowledge of husbands of primigravida women regarding antenatal care in a tertiary care hospital of Eastern India. Materials and Methods: A descriptive study was conducted to assess the...
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Background: Successful outcome of concurrent chemotherapy and radiotherapy as organ-preserving protocol in the management of locally advanced laryngeal and hypopharyngeal carcinomas may be a better-accepted modality of management of patients for preservation of the unique functions of the vital organs of communication and deglutition. Aims: The aim...
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Presentations during this period: 1. APPI conference 2014: Effect of progressive muscle relaxation in female health care professionals. 2. IMA conference 2015: Effects of Progressive Muscle relaxation on postmenopausal stress 3. IMA conference 2015: Study of autonomic nervous system activity in postmenopausal women. 11th International Congress of T...
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Background: Stress-related diseases are becoming the number one killer in the modern age. Aims: The aim of the study is to identify the effects of yoga on cardiorespiratory profile and stress levels of young adult Indian males residing in West Bengal. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional pilot project was conducted after taking institutional...
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Background: Teaching is a stressful job and level of stress varies across different population. Female teachers perceive more stress as compared to males. Aims: To study the impact of stress management programme on lipid profile in young female school teachers. Materials and methods: The present pilot study was conducted in the department of Physio...
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Background: Psychological factors have long been suspected to influence lung function in asthma. Resilience and vulnerability to stressors as well as intensity of stress response greatly depends on age, gender, intelligence, and numerous characteristics of personality. Aims: To study correlation of perceived stress and pulmonary function tests amon...
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Background: Asian Indians are considered as "high-risk population" for both metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. Aims: To study of effect of progressive muscle relaxation on perceived stress and markers of obesity in young adult urban females. Materials and methods: The present study was conducted in Burdwan Medical college after taking i...
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Background: Thyroid hormone affects the central nervous system during developmental phase and also throughout life and thyroid dysfunction may result in significant changes in mental health. Aims: To evaluate the impact of thyroid hypofunction on anxiety and depression in females of reproductive age group in Eastern region of India. Materials & met...
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ABSTRACT Background: Problem-based learning is a pedagogical practice employed in many medical schools. Aims: To study impact of Problem based learning among first MBBS students in a medical college of West Bengal. Materials and methods: This interventional study was conducted in a medical college of eastern India. Approval from the institutional...
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Background: Spuriously high level of glycosylated hemoglobin has been observed in non-diabetic hypothyroid patients in recent studies. Aims: To investigate the impact of thyroid hormones on Serum HbA1c levels in an urban female hypothyroid nondiabetic population in Eastern India. Materials & methods: This present observational cross sectional study...
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Our over-industrialized and highly competitive metropolitan culture has added up to our stresses at many levels. The media, also in a way, provides certain "constructs" which in their turns create stress and anxiety about our bodies, levels of successes, status, gender roles and other perspectives. Sometimes violence (gendered or otherwise) along w...
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Background: Indian females of specifically of reproductive age are highly stressed as they have to play multiple roles in the society and perceived stress may negatively affect cardio respiratory functions by altering cardiovascular reactivity. Aims: To compare the effect of Raj yoga and Progressive Muscle Relaxation on cardio respiratory parameter...
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Background: The postmodern over-industrialized and highly competitive metropolitan culture has added up to stresses in human lives at many levels. Aims: To study the influence of stress on cardiovascular risk factors in an urban female population of reproductive age group. Materials and methods: The present longitudinal interventional double blinde...
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Background: Thyroid disorders are the most common worldwide and also in India. It is well documented that renal status such as elevated serum creatinine and serum uric acid levels are associated with hypothyroid state of the body. Aims: To investigate the effect of hypothyroid state on Serum Creatinine and Serum Uric acid levels in an urban female...
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Background: Serum creatine phosphokinase (CPK) acts as important clinical parameter in muscle damage. Hypothyroid subjects may have elevated serum CPK level but correlation of the two is not well established till date. Aims: To assess the significance of increased serum CPK level as biochemical tool in hypothyroidism in an urban young female popula...
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Background: In patients with primary hypothyroidism, there are increased levels of thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) which can cause rise of prolactin (PRL) levels and these patients may have galactorrhea. Aims: Considering the clinical importance of hyperprolactinemia in ovulation disorders, sterility, and menstruation disorders, the present stu...
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Background: Tele-education is an appropriate teaching methodology. In comparison to face-to-face teaching, students are similarly satisfied with the use of a high definition room-based videoconference. Aims: To study the effects of telemedicine assisted teaching methods among post graduate residents in a rural medical college of West Bengal. Materi...
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Background: Assessment and evaluation is a continuous activity in medical education which should be designed simultaneously with curriculum development. Aims: The present study was conducted to assess the effects of continuous weekly assessment along with providing feedback on the final performance of first MBBS students in examination in Physiolog...
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Background: Stress-related diseases are becoming the number one killer in the modern age. Aims: The aim of the study is to identify the effects of yoga on cardiorespiratory profile and stress levels of young adult Indian males residing in West Bengal. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional pilot project was conducted after taking institutional...
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Background: Successful outcome of concurrent chemotherapy and radiotherapy as organ-preserving protocol in the management of locally advanced laryngeal and hypopharyngeal carcinomas may be a better-accepted modality of management of patients for preservation of the unique functions of the vital organs of communication and deglutition. Aims: The aim...
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Background: Psychoneuroimmunology is a scientific field dealing with the relationships between the mind, the brain and the immune system and focuses on how these relationships affect health and susceptibility to disease. Aims: To study impact of perceived stress on white blood cell count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate and lipid profile among first...
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Background: Stressful experiences might affect diabetes, in terms of both its onset and its exacerbation and perceived stress is a strong risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Aims: To study correlation of fasting sugar, postprandial blood sugar and HbA1C with perceived stress and lipid profile in newly diagnosed diabetic subjects on regular walk and Pr...
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Background: Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common problem in the developed world and stress is believed to be one of the possible causes of chronic low back pain. Aims: To observe the impact of perceived stress on chronic nonspecific low back pain in females of reproductive age group in an urban population of West Bengal. Materials and meth...
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Background: Termination of second trimester pregnancy has been reported to be associated with 3-5 times higher morbidity and mortality risks than termination in 1st trimester. Aims: To compare the safety and efficacy of intravaginal mifepristone-misoprostol combination, with extra-amniotic ethacridine lactate for mid trimester pregnancy termination...
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Background: Peer Assisted learning (PAL) is primarily founded upon the theories of social constructivism and cognitive congruence. Cognitive congruence focuses on the relative gap in knowledge between a student and an instructor and states that the relatively smaller gap between student teachers and student learners allows for the enhancement of co...
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Background: Prolactin affects the brain and mood but, on the other hand, personality traits and environmental factors may stimulate the secretion of prolactin and may play a role in the genesis of the disease. Aims: To study correlation of Prolactin levels and Perceived stress scores in newly diagnosed hypothyroid females and subjects with clinical...
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Background: Pregnancy loss is a distressing problem and retention of dead fetus in utero has its own ill effects on physical, psychological, and social aspects, and hence, it is better to recommend medical induction, provided this can be safely undertaken. Aims: The aim of this study is to compare the efficacy, tolerability, induction-delivery inte...
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Background: Although tracheal tubes are essential devices to control and protect airway in a critical care unit (CCU), they are not free from complications. Aims: To document the incidence and nature of airway accidents in the CCU of a government teaching hospital in Eastern India. Methods: Retrospective analysis of all airway accidents in a 5...
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Background: Preemptive analgesia involves the introduction of an analgesic regimen before the onset of noxious stimuli, with the goal of preventing sensitization of the nervous system to subsequent stimuli that could amplify pain. Aims: To compare the efficacy of pregabalin and gabapentin as preemptive analgesics in surgery below the umbilicus unde...
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Background: Traumatic cervical cord injury (CCI) management requires extended acute care and lifelong chronic care. Aims: The present study was aimed to find out that after traumatic CCI, if neurological recovery takes place, how early it starts, how long it continues, and after how many weeks we can safely prognosticate that no more recovery will...
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Carotid sinus hypersensitivity (CSH) syndrome is an entity caused by an overreaction of the carotid sinus baroreceptors to stimulation. Three subtypes of CSH syndrome are recognized according to the response to carotid sinus massage (CSM): Predominantly cardioinhibitory, predominantly vasodepressor and a mixed subtype. We report here the case of a...
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A 14-year-old boy from Southern parts of West Bengal, India presented in a Tertiary Care Hospital of West Bengal with high-grade fever and acute flaccid paralysis, later proved to be a case of Japanese encephalitis. His clinical course was also complicated by an unexpected occurrence of seizure-induced pneumothorax. The patient received supportive...