AS Arunkumar

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Heat-related illness (HRI) due to high ambient temperatures is a common feature during the Indian summer. HRI often results in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admissions and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. However, published report on the effects of HRI among the Indian population is lacking. This study was undertaken(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Hanging is a frequently used method to attempt suicide in India. There is a lack of data in the Indian population regarding clinical features and outcomes of suicidal hanging. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the factors affecting mortality and morbidity in patients admitted with suicidal hanging to the Intensive Care Unit(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Outcome prediction of critically ill patients is an integral part of care in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) scoring systems provide an objective means of mortality prediction in ICU. The aim of this study was to compare the performance of APACHE II and IV scoring system in our ICU.(More)
Case report A 9 year old female child presented with fever, headache, myalgia for 15 days, vomiting and altered sensorium for 2 days. She was well nourished, disoriented, febrile, had meningeal signs. CSF examination was unremarkable. CT brain was normal. She was treated as viral meningoencephalitis and improved. Her subsequent admission with similar(More)
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