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Phrenic nerve conduction studies were performed within 48 h of admission and subsequently in 29 patients (14 of whom required mechanical ventilation) with acute organophosphate (OP) poisoning. The mean (+/-SD) amplitude of the diaphragmatic compound muscle action potential (CMAP) in patients requiring mechanical ventilation (119.09 +/- 173.85 microV) was… (More)
OBJECTIVES The neuromuscular transmission failure in acute organophosphate (OP) poisoning occurs because of the irreversible inactivation of the enzyme acetylcholinesterase located in the neuromuscular junction, and is distinguished neuroelectrophysiologically by single electrical stimulus-induced repetitive responses and either a decremental or a… (More)
Serum lipids and lipoproteins of 50 active and passive smokers were compared with levels in 25 control subjects. Active smoking resulted in an increase in total cholesterol (Tc) and triglycerides (Tg) as compared to control group. The passive smokers also showed relatively higher levels but the effect was not significant. Active smoking raised the low… (More)
Low antioxidant levels and oxidative stress due to airway inflammation may be determinant of asthma severity. The study was conducted to find the extent of lipid peroxidation and change in the levels of plasma iron in asthmatic patients with severity of disease. Study included 155 asthmatic and 156 healthy volunteers of the age groups 18-45 of either sex.… (More)
SETTING Eight operational locations for the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme in six Indian states. OBJECTIVE To assess the 6-month efficacy of an intermittent thrice-weekly directly observed treatment (DOT) regimen for tuberculous peripheral adenopathy and the need for prolongation of treatment to 9 months for non-resolution of… (More)
Two cases of Wegeners Granulomatosis were presented. In the both cases diffuse alveolar hemorrhage was found.
CONTEXT Hand hygiene (HH) is the most important measure to prevent hospital-acquired infections but the compliance is still low. AIMS To assess the compliance, identify factors influencing compliance and to study the knowledge, attitude and perceptions associated with HH among health care workers (HCW). SETTINGS AND DESIGN Cross-sectional study… (More)
Tuberculosis is a very common disease often presenting in an uncommon form. High level of suspicion is required to diagnose it, thereby preventing its morbidity and mortality. We present a case of young female with multiple tuberculo-protein hypersensitivity reactions without any evidence of active tuberculosis in the body.
Six patients with acute organophosphate pesticide poisoning in whom electrodiagnostic studies influenced or supported specific decisions in management are described. One patient was admitted to hospital with a diagnosis of acute alcoholic intoxication. Electrodiagnostic studies revealed single stimulus induced repetitive responses and decrement-increment… (More)
Pulmonary tuberculosis is very prevalent in developing countries but its thrombogenic potential is a new entity. There are reports stating the relation of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) with severe forms of tuberculosis but no literature is available for correlation of pulmonary tuberculosis and pulmonary embolism. We are presenting series of five patients with… (More)