Deepak Dasgupta

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BACKGROUND Exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a matter of concern for healthcare workers. We conducted a survey to determine the level of awareness amongst operating room personnel regarding post-exposure prophylaxis in case of needlestick injuries from confirmed or suspected cases of HIV. METHODS A structured questionnaire was(More)
Tracheal rupture occurred in 7 of 174 (4%) patients undergoing laryngopharyngectomy with gastric transposition. Tracheal tears were classified as proximal if they involved the upper two-thirds of the trachea (five patients), or distal if they extended into the lower one-third of the trachea (two patients) and their clinical features and management analyzed.(More)
Chandonium iodide, a synthetic non-depolarising neuromuscular blocking agent and pancuronium bromide were clinically compared as muscle relaxants in 62 patients undergoing elective surgery. Anaesthesia was induced by thiopentone sodium and maintained by oxygen and nitrous oxide. Assessment of efficacy of both the muscle relaxants was graded taking into(More)