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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)
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)
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)
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)
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) can commonly present as chylothorax and rarely as chylopericardium. Here we are presenting a case of a 21-years-old female with bilateral chylothorax, chylopericardium and chylous ascites all together finally diagnosed to have NHL as the etiology. To the best of our knowledge, it has been reported very infrequently.
OBJECTIVE Pulmonary function abnormalities have been described in patients with chronic renal failure. There are very few longitudinal studies showing the effect of renal transplantation on pulmonary function. We aimed to study the effects of renal failure on pulmonary functions and to observe the changes following successful renal transplantation. (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)