Himel Mondal

Himel Mondal
SLN Medical College and Hospital Koraput · Department of Physiology

MBBS, MD
Teaching physiology. Researching on basic science, medical education, and public health. Open for collaboration.

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Introduction
Himel Mondal currently works at Department of Physiology, SLN Medical College, Koraput, Odisha, India. Himel does research in Basic Physiology, Medical Education Technology, General Practice, and Public Health problems.
Education
May 2015 - May 2018
Maharaja Krishna Chandra Gajapati Medical College
Field of study
  • Physiology and Biophysics
October 2006 - September 2011
Calcutta National Medical College
Field of study
  • Medicine and Surgery

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Publications (123)
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This article describes various methods of analysis of the accuracy of consumer-grade glucose monitors. The modified Bland–Altman plot, CEGA, and PEGA template in Microsoft Excel® (version 2010) sheets are available from the following Figshare (https://figshare.com/) links: 1) Modified Bland–Altman plot: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.19126844...
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In this study, we aimed to measure the BMD and serum calcium and vitamin D levels in adult thalassemia major patients and to compare them with healthy controls. Based on our findings, adult thalassemia major patients have lower BMD and vitamin D levels. Although the serum calcium may be normal in these patients, they should still be screened both f...
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Background: Increased serum uric acid (SUA) level is considered a risk factor for kidney diseases in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. Deranged lipid profile in T2DM is an overall risk factor for cardiovascular complications. Aim: This study aimed to find the correlation between SUA and serum lipid profile in T2DM patients who had serum cre...
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This article explains the choice of statistical tests according to the normality of data and online portals to conduct those tests.
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Introduction Smartphones and Internet connection help people to stay connected to virtual social media where predators may disguise and obtain intimate text, audio, photographs, and video from the victim. These are then used to extort money, sexual act, or any other favors. Aim We aimed to observe the characteristics of cyber sextortion in India i...
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Background Pulse oximeters measure oxygen saturation, heart rate, and perfusion index (PI) by analyzing photoplethysmographic signals. PI is an indirect measure of peripheral perfusion expressed as a percentage of pulsatile signals to non-pulsatile signals. PI measured from different sites may show variation. PI may vary when measured on different...
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Patients with renal failure and on maintenance hemodialysis (HD) have a higher propensity toward cardiovascular and infectious diseases. The aim of this study was to find the causes for hospital admission in patients suffering from kidney failure and on maintenance HD. This cross-sectional, observational study was conducted in a tertiary care hospi...
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There are both paid and free courses online for learning the art of peer review. The majority of the courses are free. Any interested user can access the courses. The self-paced courses and guidelines are available on public domains. We are listing some of the courses for budding researchers. We presume that the list, although not a comprehensive o...
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Background and Aims: Exposure to ionising radiation to Anaesthesiology consultants, residents, technicians and nurses (Anaesthesiology personnel) is steadily increasing as a consequence of growing usage of imaging technology for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. We conducted a questionnaire-based survey of Anaesthesiology professionals (consul...
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This letter explains the new criteria for the promotion of medical teachers set by the National Medical Council (NMC) of India. It also provides the history and changes of criteria over the years.
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This letter lists the majority of the websites where authors can open and maintain a profile.
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Background: Clinical trial registration is a must for the conduct of an interventional study. The registration should be in the repositories accepted by World Health Organization (WHO) and endorsed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). These registries allow the registration of both interventional and observational stud...
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How to conduct descriptive statistics online: A brief hands-on guide for biomedical researchers
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Introduction: Research data are first organized and visualized with the help of descriptive statistics. The next step is the inferential statistics. Result of the inferential statistics helps to conclude the finding. Many researchers and medical students may not have access to dedicated software for biostatistics. Aim: This study aimed to provide a...
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Introduction: Researchers from developing countries may not have access to statistical software packages. However, descriptive and inferential statistical tests are to conduct to conclude the study. In a previous article (DOI: 10.4103/ijves.ijves_116_21), we described how to conduct some of the common inferential statistical tests online. This arti...
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Background and aim: Smartphones can be used to capture images from the microscope. There are commercial and homemade adapters that can be used to overcome the difficulty of focusing on a smartphone camera. We conducted this study to test if the usage of a homemade adapter reduces the time and effort of the operator in comparison to the free-hand t...
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This letter explains why we should not use "Allopathy" to indicate modern medicine.
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Background: Consumer-grade pulse oximeters are used to monitor blood oxygen levels (SpO2) at home. Sharing a pulse oximeter with family members in isolation centers or home isolation due to COVID-19 may increase the chances of cross-infection. Aim: We aimed to find if using commonly available disposable polyethylene covers either on the finger an...
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With the advent of online publication and indexing of articles in online databases, author profiling became an inseparable part of the publication. Although databases such as PubMed Central and Scopus maintain an author profile for their internal records, it is inadequate to reflect all the publications of an author. Hence, an author can open accou...
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Introduction: Respiratory exchange ratio (RER) is the ratio between CO2 produced and O2 used for body metabolism. It indicates the type of fuel that is metabolized in the body. This study aimed to measure and compare the RER in non-obese and obese sedentary young adults in rest, moderate-intensity, and vigorous-intensity exercise. Methods: This cro...
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A hypothetical model to promote research in medical colleges in India without any pressure of publication. Hope stakeholders consider this model in the future.
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This letter describes the criteria for the promotion of Indian medical teachers and differences among MEDLINE, PubMed Central, and PubMed.
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Background: Vaccine-hesitancy is an important obstacle to attain herd-immunity against COVID-19. Undue fears about adverse effects like allergic reactions may be an important reason for vaccine-hesitancy. Objectives: To assess the online information-seeking behavior of Indian internet users regarding 'allergies' and determine its association wit...
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Background: Atherogenic index of plasma (AIP), a logarithm of ratio of triglycerides and high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol is associated with the risk of cardiovascular diseases. The cardiovascular complication in Type 2 diabetes is often assessed by the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). Aim: This study aimed to observe and to find any...
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Objectives: During the coronavirus disease-19 pandemic, majority of the institutions have started distance education. Assessments are also being conducted online. Our question was about the interest of students in assessing their classroom learning by an online quiz. The aim of this study was to observe students’ participation pattern in online an...
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Introduction: A dynamic teaching–learning environment is being established in Indian medical institutions with the implementation of a competency-based medical education curriculum. This new curriculum may change the previous pattern of usage of educational resources by the medical students. We aimed to explore the pattern of usage of resources by...
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This is a letter to the editor. It compares the number of global and Indian retracted literature.
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Background: A significant portion of the global population seeks health-related information on the Internet. The world is searching for an effective vaccine to control the coronavirus disease-19. Knowing the information-seeking behavior of the population helps in designing an awareness program. Aim: This study aimed to explore the information-seeki...
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This letter describes a formative assessment method by online quiz during collection of attendance by roll call.
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Background: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in an adverse impact on the mental health of people all over the world. This may lead to long-term psychological consequences if left unchecked. Aims and Objectives: This study aimed to determine the level of the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young adults (...
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Background: Distance digital learning is newly implemented in the Indian medical institutions. Formative assessment is also conducted online. In this context, this study aimed at finding the perception on the usefulness of online formative assessment along with online classes among 1st-year medical students. Materials and methods: This cross-sec...
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We wrote this letter to make the readers aware of the recent updates about the National Medical Commission (NMC) of India accepted indexing agencies. We presented a comprehensive list of the bibliographic databases with their parent company, countries, weblinks, and if it is accepted for promotional purposes or not. We have also included the curiou...
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Background: During the coronavirus disease-2019 pandemic, learning activity via the digital medium has suddenly increased. Medical teachers quickly adapted with synchronous (i.e., online classes), and asynchronous (i.e., video-and other materials-based learning) method of delivering the content to the students. Aim: We aimed to explore the comparat...
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The open innovation hub Digital Health and Patient Safety Platform (DHPSP) was recently established with the purpose to invigorate collaborative scientific research and the development of new digital products and personalized solutions aiming to improve human health and patient safety. In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of a Twitter-base...
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We aimed to analyze the pattern of prepublication and postpublication peer review of expert Indian reviewers in the dermatology domain from Publons.com (in the year 2018). A total of 24 profiles were included in the study. Among the 24 profiles, no one did a postpublication peer review. Prepublication peer review request comes to limited expert rev...
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Nocturnal pruritus (NP) is a relatively common reason for dermatologic consultation. Its pathophysiology is partially understood. Skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, urticaria, and prurigo nodularis are well-described causes of NP. The most distressing sequela of NP is sleep deficit which can lead to physical and mental disturbanc...
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Home health monitoring devices are consumer-grade devices that help to monitor the health of individuals at home. These devices are usually low-cost and easily procurable, and they can be operated by patients or their caretakers with minimal training. However, improper usage of these devices may provide erroneous results, which can lead to an unnec...
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The pandemic of novel coronavirus disease-19 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has stimulated scientists from different backgrounds to gear up on developing vaccines against the virus. Several antigenic epitopes of the virus have the potential to induce an immunogenic response, among which viral spike protein (“...
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Grammarly is a proprietary software application that provides some of the services free of cost. We are describing the process of checking the grammar of a manuscript on an internet browser. Click on the DOI for the article.
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Background: Medical records are important documents that should be stored for at least 3 years after the commencement of the treatment of an adult patient in India. In a health care facility, patients' data is saved in an online or offline retrieval system. However, in the case of the primary care physician, the data is not commonly kept in an eas...
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This is a comment to a published article.
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This letter describes a method of recording consent before teleconsultation.
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We are sharing a method of conducting an open conference online with minimal cost and technical knowledge.
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This letter is about new (effective from February 2020) publication criteria for promotion of Indian medical teachers.
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Background and aims: Anaesthesiologists have been in the forefront of managing patients of the novel coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) globally. The rearrangement of duties of anaesthesiology professionals and trainees along with the enforced containment measures like cessation of gatherings (for classroom teaching), cancellation of large number o...
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Teleconsultation in dermatology and other specialties is now allowed in India during the COVID-19 pandemic. Further extension and approval of teleconsultation may come soon with a training module. At this moment, we do not have proper training and resources to set-up a primary teleconsultation unit at an individual level. However, starting telecons...
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Background: In academic teaching, we need exercise protocols with moderate and vigorous intensity for observing cardiorespiratory changes in different grades of exercise. Aim: We aimed to formulate exercise protocols with moderate- and vigorous-intensity for apparently healthy adult subjects for undergraduate practical teaching to be used in the ob...
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Background: Anesthetic agents influence the glycemic response by affecting the neuroendocrine surgical response or directly modifying pancreatic insulin release. Due to chances of neuronal damage, intraoperative hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia both are detrimental for patients undergoing neurosurgeries. Inhalational (sevoflurane and desflurane) and...
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Objectives: During the coronavirus disease-19 pandemic, due to restricted health-care access, patients may not get hands-on training for self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) from physicians. YouTube™ is a popular video-sharing web platform that can be used as a source of information for SMBG. This study aimed to assess the usefulness of YouTube™...
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Background: Noninvasively jugular venous pressure (JVP) is measured at bedside commonly by card and ruler. New tools have been developed for the measurement of JVP with the basis of this method. However, these tools have some limitations. Aim: The aim of this study was (1) to develop a JVP scale which would be devoid of common problems faced with c...
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This letter describes how to check the indexing status of a journal as per the new MCI guidelines (effective from 17 Feb 2020). The old and new criteria for the promotion of medical teachers have also been presented in Table 1.
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Introduction: Trait emotional intelligence (EI) is the self-perception of emotional abilities. It is an important predictor of academic performance. Students' self-assessment (SSA) of knowledge gained from classroom teaching may help in the identification of deficiencies in knowledge and provide scope for further improvement. We aimed to evaluate...
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Background: Reusable suction-cup electrodes are used for recording a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) in resource-limited settings. These electrodes may easily detach if those are attached on a hirsute chest. Additionally, the suction pressure may cause erythema and pain. Aim: The aim of this study was to develop a low-cost strap for holding the...
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Background: Along with stand-alone glucose monitors, smartphone-dependent glucose meters (SDGM) are available for self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG). These display-less devices, connected to a smartphone, measure glucose and display report on a smartphone screen, which can be easily shared with doctors. Aim: The aim of this study was to che...
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Background: Modern microscopes are equipped with built-in illuminator. However, during a power outage, microscopy is not possible with extra mirror system if an alternative light source is not available. Smartphone torch can serve as a light source. Holding it under the microscope is difficult when both hands are engaged in microscopy. Aim: The...
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Introduction: Students' engagement during the collection of attendance (SEdCA) is a method where students write the answer to a question related to the topic of preceding 1-h lecture. Then, attendance is recorded by the teacher from the answer sheets. This method was introduced primarily to overcome difficulty in recording attendance from a class o...
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This article describes development of a tool for accurate measurement of arm span.
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Background: The knowledge about Internet search trends helps to know the information-seeking behavior of the Internet users and this would help in formulating Information Education and Communication strategy. Aim: The aim of this study was to explore the global Internet search trends about vaccine-related information in English. Materials and Met...
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This is a letter to the editor in response to a published article.
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Background: Pornography has become widely accessible due to the popularization of smartphones and internet connectivity. Consuming pornography has multiple effects on an individual and on society. Our research question was if pornography-seeking behavior has any correlation with education and financial status in Indian states. Objective: To find th...