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Parikshit Debnath

Parikshit Debnath
National Research Institute of Ayurvedic Drug Development · THCRP, SRP & SCSP

MD, M.Phil, MIPHA

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Introduction
Parikshit Debnath currently works at National Research Institute of Ayurvedic Drug Development. Parikshit does research in Public Health, Internal Medicine (General Medicine) and Clinical Trials.
Additional affiliations
February 2016 - January 2017
Independent Researcher
Independent Researcher
Position
  • Fellow
February 2016 - July 2019
Independent Researcher
Independent Researcher
Position
  • Consultant
November 2011 - October 2014
SDM College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan
Position
  • Post Graduate Scholar
Education
September 2011 - December 2014
Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka
Field of study
  • Community Medicine (Ayurveda)
October 2008 - August 2011
University of Dhaka
Field of study
  • Public Health
July 2002 - July 2008
University of Calcutta
Field of study
  • Medical

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Publications (32)
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Background: Pregnancies of unknown location (PUL) are becoming more common as women presenting to early pregnancy assessment units when a pregnancy test comes positive but there is no evidence of an intrauterine pregnancy. The objective of the present retrospective study was to find out the outcome of women with pregnancy of unknown location presen...
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Diabetes related Quality of Life (QoL) and treatment satisfaction data is very scarce from India. The ayurpharmacoepidemiology study design was assumed to explore the definite situation of perceived QoL among Indian diabetics and to understand the possibilities of interventions provided in Ayurveda hospitals against diabetes by assessing treatment...
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Background: The composition of Emami Blended Vegetable Oil (EBEVO1) is refined soyabean oil (75% by wt) and refined rice bran oil (25% by wt) with add on vitamins such as A, C, D, E & omega 3 fatty acids in order to enrich its nutritional value. Vit. A is involved in the development of the immune system and plays regulatory roles in cellular immune...
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Older Indian diabetics lack proper health literacy making them vulnerable to complications. Assessment of health literacy was done by hospital-based cross-sectional study. Face-to-face interview was conducted by pretested structured questionnaires. Diabetes patients aged ≥60 years consisted of 56.22% males and 43.78% females; in addition, 34.2% res...
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To evaluate Neuroprotective activity in-vivo with Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera Dunal) & Vacha (Acorus calamus Linn.) formulated in w/w 2:1. In-vivo models using Wister Rats and Swiss Mice were assessed with Conditioned Avoidance Response Test (CART) (6 groups; n=6 rats in each) and Eddy’s Hot Plate Analgesiometer (4 groups; n=6 mice in each grou...
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The roots of the concept of nutraceuticals and functional foods can be traced to the ancient Ayurvedic system of health care. The classical texts of Ayurveda are filled with scattered references of implication of food products in various disease conditions. Ayurvedic system advises a wide range of food preparations that can be consumed daily for im...
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Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine that evolved to a comprehensive health care management since pre-Vedic to Vedic period. Prior to the dawn of Western medical education in India, Ayurveda was considered as mainstream health care facility, starting from the cause of the disease (Nidana) to its pathogenesis (Samprapti) based on five subsets k...
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Ayurpharmacoepidemiology is a new field developed by synergy of the fields of clinical pharmacology, epidemiology, and ayurveda. It will use the effects of ayurvedic medicinal products on large populations to describe and analyze the practices, evaluate the safety and efficacy, and carry out medicoeconomic evaluations. Good pharmacoepidemiology pra...
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Allergic Rhinitis (AR) is an immunoglobulin (Ig) E mediated inflammatory disease caused by the inflammation of airway mucosa with hypersensitivity resulting from seasonal or perennial responses to specific allergens. Prevalence of AR is increasing and has risen considerably in the past few decades with self reported prevalence up to 41%. According...
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Ayurveda proclaims food and drugs are intersecting concepts that are vital for human survival and for the prevention and mitigation of diseases. Food interferes with the molecular mechanisms of an organism's “physiome”. It is consumed in large amounts compared to any drug. Hence, research on its effect and interaction with genome is highly relevant...
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Abstract Ayurveda described diabetes mellitus (DM) as Madhumeha. This ancient evidence-based system of medicine enumerated various herbs and formulations for its management, which needs scientific validation. Whereas translational "bedside to bench" approach in biomedical research is an upcoming concept, its application in traditional and complemen...
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The effect of an Ayurvedic poly-herbo-mineral formulation Kumarabharana Rasa (KR) in the management of chronic tonsillitis (Tundikeri) in children has been assessed in this study. This clinical study was a double-arm study with a pre-and post-test design at the outpatient level in a tertiary Ayurveda hospital attached to a teaching institute locate...
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The purpose of the study was to assess the health-related quality of life and treatment satisfaction of diabetes patients (n = 36) with foot ulcers undergoing insulin and ayurvedic adjunct therapy. Retrospective hospital based cross-sectional design considered patients with diabetes foot ulcers undergoing 4-week treatment with insulin and ayurvedic...
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Background: WHO estimates that about 10% of the world population and 3.8% of the Indian population have some form of disability. The prevalence of cerebral palsy among children is 2 per 1000 live births. Cerebral palsy is considered as one among the Bala Vata Vyadhis due to hampering and crippling nature during the course of growth and development...
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Background: Certain diseases may not be life threatening but increasingly annoying and irritating to the individual in his routine activity. A very common condition is cough, which is increasingly prevalent now-a-days, demanding greater concern over it.
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Cerebral palsy (CP) is the leading cause of childhood disability affecting cognitive function and developments in approximately 1.5 to 3 cases per 1000 live births. Based on Ayurvedic therapeutic principles, CP patients were subjected to Abhyanga (massage) with Moorchita Tila Taila (processed sesame oil) and Svedana (fomentation) with Shastikashali...
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Background: WHO estimates that about 10% of the world population and 3.8% of the Indian population have some form of disability. The prevalence of cerebral palsy among children is 2 per 1000 live births. Cerebral palsy is considered as one among the Bala Vata Vyadhis due to hampering and crippling nature during the course of growth and development...
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Fistula-in-ano is a chronic inflammatory tubular structure which is supposed to communicate with the ano rectal canal at one end and the surface at perianal or perineal skin on other. Most fistulas are thought to arise as a result of crypto-glandular infection with resultant perirectal abscess. The abscess represents the acute inflammatory event, w...
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Use of medicines and also health infrastructures are important for actual benefit of the patients. So, the KAP (Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices) study need to be done to formulate the policies which will ensure rational and scientific use of national resources. It is a cross-sectional survey, observational in nature, where six hundred and fifty...
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Background: Pulmonary Tuberculosis (PTB) is the second most cause of death from infectious disease, caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Synthetic anti-tubercular drugs (ATD) are efficacious though causes a number of adverse reactions along with the emergence of multi-drug resistance. Ayurvedic medicine Ashwagandha is known to have ef...
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The behavioural problems like bedwetting, stammering, sleepwalking etc in young children are quite common. Among these, bedwetting is one of the obstinate problems. Due to this problem a lot of concealment and profound repercussions occur in family life, since a child's psychosomatic health and mothers pride involved with this problem. It affects s...
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Chronic tonsillitis is a highly prevalent disease in paediatric age from 3-7 years of age. The recurrent attack of tonsillitis makes the disease chronic and vulnerable for infectious diseases. Tonsils and adenoids are the body‟s first line of defence at the oro-pharyngeal gateway. It is estimated that 15% of all visits to family doctors are because...
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Venous ulcer is a severe clinical manifestation of chronic venous insufficiency. It is responsible for about 70% of chronic ulcers of the lower limbs. The pathogenesis starts with dysfunction of venous valves causing venous hypertension which stretches the veins resulting in ulcer formation. In Ayurvedic perspective, venous ulcers can be correlated...
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A community based cross-sectional study in the age group 25 years and above conducted at the field area of primary health centre Chakenahalli, Hassan district, Karnataka, India. The population was similar in characteristics regarding occupation, socio-economic status and food habits. Total of 626 subjects were included by multi-stage sampling. Info...
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Though the skin diseases are not a life threatening, they make the patient worried due to its appearance. Severe itching or burning or oozing disturbs his routine and its nature susceptible to be chronic. Even though many skin diseases may be cured yet the relapsing nature of few diseases (eczema, psoriasis, seborricdermatitis etc.) makes it much h...
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Swarna Prashana has been traditionally practiced across India as a recipe for child growth and memory enhancement and also to promote longevity. Swarnamrita Prashana is a modified preparation of Swarna Prashana, containing Swarnabhasma along with Medhya (nootropic) drugs in the media of ghee. It is administered once a month on the day of Pushyanaks...

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1. Study of the living conditions of tribal people 2. Availability and use of medicinal plants in the area 3. Study of dietetic habits 4. Socio-demographic profile 5. Nature and frequency of prevalent diseases and collection of information related to health status 6. Propagation of knowledge about hygiene, and prevention of diseases 7. Provide medical aid at their door steps 8. Collection and documentation of folk medicines/claims 9. Training to local healers
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Epidemiological Surveys and Health Care Camp