Harpreet Ranu

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  • H S Ranu
  • 1990
Specially developed intervertebral and intradiscal pressure transducers are used to map the pressures in the nucleus pulposus and within the annulus fibrosus of the human spinal discs, to the point of fracture of the segmental units. The results show that for normal discs, pressures in the nucleus and in the annulus are linearly related to each other and to(More)
BACKGROUND Right heart catheterization (RHC) is important in the evaluation of pulmonary hypertension, but is not without risk. HYPOTHESIS We wished to assess the safety, efficacy, and tolerability of RHC performed via the internal jugular vein (IJV) at our tertiary cardiothoracic center. METHODS A retrospective review of the medical records for all(More)
  • H S Ranu
  • 1993
To gain further insight into the biomechanics of the human intervertebral disc and to determine a potential mechanism for causation and relief of symptoms related to a herniated disc, the pressure-volume relation was determined within the nucleus pulposus. Pressure was measured continuously within the nucleus pulposus in 17 intact lumbar discs from human(More)
  • H S Ranu
  • 1987
Miniature triaxial shoe-borne load cells are used to analyze the normal and a below knee amputee's gait. The gait of an amputee is studied from first step on a temporary pylon to a final "normal" gait on a permanent prosthesis. The amputee's gait is compared to that of the normal subject. The load cells are an effective method of analyzing normal and(More)
Covered metallic endobronchial stents are increasingly used in the management of diverse large airway pathology and once deployed they are considered permanent. Long-term complications of stent fracture and airway granulation tissue formation may necessitate stent removal. We describe successful endoscopic removal of the Ultraflex expandable tracheal(More)
Postoperative bronchopleural fistula is uncommon, but it is associated with a high mortality and morbidity, and a prolonged hospital stay. Surgical treatment is gold standard, but it can prove challenging especially in the presence of infection. We describe three cases of bronchopleural fistula that developed after surgery for lung cancer in 1 patient and(More)
Endobronchial interventions including the deployment of endobronchial stents have a clear role in the management of central airway problems. The use of endobronchial stents has rapidly increased since the first airway stent was developed in the 1960s and with the subsequent manufacture of improved silicone and metallic stents. They provide effective relief(More)