Ganesh Veerasekar

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INTRODUCTION Over the past two decades, India has witnessed a staggering increase in the incidence and mortality of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Indians have higher rates of STEMI and younger populations that suffer from it when compared with developed countries. Yet, the recommended reperfusion therapy with fibrinolysis and percutaneous(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of the study was to assess the clinical effectiveness of presurgically fabricated pre-sterilized polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) plate as a cranioplasty material. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study group consisted of 29 patients with skull defect following decompressive craniectomy. Some patients had their original bone flap preserved(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES A critically ill patient is treated and reviewed by physicians from different specialties; hence, polypharmacy is a very common. This study was conducted to assess the impact and effectiveness of having a clinical pharmacist in an Indian Intensive Care Unit (ICU). It also evaluates the clinical pharmacist interventions with a focus(More)
Importance Challenges to improving ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) care are formidable in low- to middle-income countries because of several system-level factors. Objective To examine access to reperfusion and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) during STEMI using a hub-and-spoke model. Design, Setting, and Participants This(More)
BACKGROUND Using technology to track endemic areas of communicable diseases is possible nowadays. Effectual use of such facilities, especially in developing countries, will increase earlier detection of cases as well as aid in the formulation of effective prevention strategies. METHODS A retrospective data analysis was carried out by collecting the(More)
AIM To assess the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases in a true rural farming population in South India and compare the data with the landmark contemporary Indian Council of Medical Research-India Diabetes (ICMR-INDIAB) study. METHODS Local Ethics Committee approval and informed consent was obtained from all participants. Inclusion criteria were(More)
The health care burden of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in India is enormous. Yet, many patients with STEMI can seldom avail timely and evidence based reperfusion treatments. This gap in care is a result of financial barriers, limited healthcare infrastructure, poor knowledge and accessibility of acute medical services for a majority of the(More)
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