Anita Kulkarni

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AIM Peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs) are popular due to the ease of insertion, low cost and low risk of complications. Anteroposterior (AP) chest radiograph (CXR) is then obtained to assess the location of the catheter tip. But poor-quality X-rays remain a significant problem. We planned a study using radiopaque marker at sternal(More)
Robotic thyroidectomy (RT) is a new gasless, scarless technique which utilises the da Vinci™ surgical robot to excise thyroid tumours. Anaesthetic management must be modified according to the patient position and robotic surgery equipment. Anaesthesiologists need to be geared up to face the new challenges posed by advancements in surgical techniques in(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Oncosurgeries may incur massive blood loss demanding frequent blood sampling to assess blood loss and the need for intraoperative blood transfusions. Accuracy of non-invasive spectrophotometric haemoglobin (hereafter to be referred as SpHb) monitoring has been studied in various perioperative settings. The intraoperative use of(More)
Background: Providing adequate anxiolysis and sedation with a patent airway while performing fiberoptic bronchoscopic intubation is a challenging task to an anaesthetist. Ideal sedation would ensure calm and cooperative patient maintaining spontaneous ventilation. Dexmedetomidine is such a α2a adrenergic agonist with sympatholytic, analgesic, and sedative(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Alpha-2 agonists are being increasingly used as adjuncts in general anesthesia and the present study was carried out to study the effect of clonidine as an adjuvant to low dose fentanyl in attenuating the hemodynamic response to laryngoscopy and orotracheal intubation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ninety female patients belonging to American(More)
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