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BACKGROUND Intraventricular hemorrhage, necrotizing enterocolitis, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia remain significant causes of morbidity and mortality in preterm newborns. OBJECTIVES Our goal was to assess the familial and genetic susceptibility to intraventricular hemorrhage, necrotizing enterocolitis, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia. METHODS… (More)
We present an interesting case of an elderly lady who presented with stridor caused by megaesophagus secondary to an acquired idiopathic dysmotility disorder. We discuss the aetiology and management of megaesophagus secondary to this condition and how it differs from megaesophagus secondary to achalasia.
Fledgling steps in the form of policy measures, surveillance mechanisms and safety initiatives have been taken in the Indian healthcare context to address the increasing evidence base of patient safety events. The paper examines whether structural and processual measures alone would contribute to safer care. The article posits that healthcare organisations… (More)