A P Dhariwal

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Although upper gastrointestinal endoscopy is generally a safe procedure, it is known to be associated with arterial oxygen desaturation. We studied 82 patients undergoing diagnostic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy following a standard premedication consisting of xylocaine throat spray and intravenous midazolam. The mean duration of endoscopy was 8.5 +/-(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES In India, malaria is a major public health problem in States having predominantly tribal population. The objective of this analysis was to find out the incidence of malaria in various States/districts having varied proportions of tribal population using National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) data. METHODS States(More)
BACKGROUND Variceal bleeding is a common, life-threatening complication of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) that remains difficult to predict. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to identify whether certain biochemical and hematological parameters may be used as predictors of variceal bleeding in patients with PBC. METHODS Cox proportional hazard(More)
AIMS It is now well established that there are abnormalities in the sense of smell in patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease (AD). They have both raised olfactory thresholds and impaired odour identification. The situation in vascular dementia is unclear. We used the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT), a 40-item, forced(More)
Gall bladder epithelial cells serve numerous biological functions and abnormalities in their function are important in the pathogenesis of several gall bladder diseases. Direct studies on cell function are rare due to lack of reliable methods to culture this epithelium. This study reports a reliable and reproducible method of harvesting and culturing gall(More)