John Rajkumar

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Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is characterized by sudden onset of respiratory distress, infiltrates on radiographs consistent with pulmonary oedema, hypoxaemia and increased work in breathing. Infiltrates on radiographs are bilateral, but may be patchy or diffuse and fluffy or dense. It is associated with absence of left heart failure and a(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the profile of children with Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) and compare the outcome of treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin therapy and Dexamethasone vs. HLH-2004 protocol. METHODS The present retrospective cohort study was conducted in a tertiary care pediatric hospital in Chennai. Children with a diagnosis of HLH(More)
Mean kidney length in 230 Indian children without apparent renal disease were examined sonographically and correlated with, age, body weight, length/height, upper thigh (femur) length, head circumference and chest circumference. Mean kidney is length best correlated with height, followed by upper thigh (femur) length and chest circumference.
Perioperative anaesthetic management of the VentrAssist™ left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a challenge for anaesthesiologists because patients presenting for this operation have long-standing cardiac failure and often have associated hepatic and renal impairment, which may significantly alter the pharmacokinetics of administered drugs and render the(More)
Pyoderma gangrenosum is an inflammatory condition of the skin commonly associated with inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis, but also associated with various hematological malignancies. We describe its association with pure red cell aplasia in a four year old boy who presented with progressive skin lesions, fever and pallor, and improved with(More)
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