Anirban Hom Choudhuri

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Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most common infection in mechanically ventilated patients, and carries the highest mortality. An early diagnosis and definitive management not only reduces the overall mortality, but also brings down the burden of health care to the patient by reducing the cost, length of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) stay, duration(More)
This study compared the effect of single-dose caudal epidural bupivacaine, bupivacaine plus ketamine and bupivacaine plus tramadol for postoperative pain management in children having surgery for inguinal hernia. Following ethics committee approval and informed parental consent, 75 children ASA PS I and II, between three and nine years of age and scheduled(More)
CONTEXT The occurence of anastomotic leakage after gastointestinal resection and anastomosis is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. AIMS There is dearth of evidence in the literature on the influence of various non-surgical factors in causing anastomotic leakage although many studies have identified their possible role. MATERIALS AND(More)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic respiratory illness with a myriad of disabling symptoms and a decline in the functional parameters that affect the quality of life. The mortality and morbidity associated with severe COPD is high and the patients are mostly housebound and in need of continuous care and support. The uncertain nature(More)
PURPOSE our study compared the effect of fentanyl alone with fentanyl plus intravenous Paracetamol for analgesic efficacy, opioid sparing effects, and opioid-related side effects after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS eighty patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy were randomized into two groups, who were given either an IV(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative pulmonary complication (PPC) is a serious complication after liver surgery and is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in the intensive care unit (ICU). Therefore, the early identification of risk factors of PPCs may help to reduce the adverse outcomes. OBJECTIVE The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY The admission in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) occurs from various sources, and the outcome depends on a complex interplay of various factors. This observational study was undertaken to describe the epidemiology and compare the differences among patients admitted in a tertiary care ICU directly from the emergency room, wards, and ICUs of(More)