Bhupendra S Avasthi

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OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of enteral paracetamol and intravenous indomethacin for closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in preterm neonates. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING Level III neonatal intensive care unit. PARTICIPANTS 77 preterm neonates with birth weight ?1500 g and PDA size ?1.5 mm, with left to right ductal flow with(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of glycerin suppository versus no suppository in preterm very-low-birthweight neonates for improving feeding tolerance. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING Level III neonatal unit from Mumbai, India. PARTICIPANTS 50 very-low-birthweight (birth weight between 1000 to 1500 grams)preterm (gestational age between(More)
Clinical and hematological data of 9 cases with factor XIII deficiency is highlighted. The age at first bleed ranged from 3 days of life to 1 year. Seven of these 9 cases had bleeding from the umbilicus, 3 had recurrent subcutaneous and muscle hematomas, while 4 cases had CNS bleeds of which 3 expired. Routine coagulogram was normal, while clot solubility(More)
The authors present 2 cases of dengue shock syndrome with unusual complications. In the first case, a 14-y-old boy with dengue shock syndrome who required aggressive fluid resuscitation, developed abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS). Patient developed severe shock, increased ventilator requirement and oliguria as a consequence of ACS. Patient responded(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of prophylactic propranolol in the prevention of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in infants ≤32 weeks of gestational age and their visual outcome at 1 year of corrected gestational age. DESIGN Randomised double blind placebo controlled trial, parallel group nrolment with allocation ratio of 1:1. SETTINGS Two level III(More)
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