Kamlesh Prahaladbhai Patel

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OBJECTIVE We aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a fixed-dose combination (FDC) of tramadol and diclofenac versus a standard approved FDC of tramadol and paracetamol, in patients with acute moderate to severe pain. METHODS A total of 204 patients with moderate to severe pain due to acute musculoskeletal conditions (n=52), acute flare of(More)
BACKGROUND Neurological disorders are a significant cause of morbidity, mortality and adversely affect quality of life among pediatric patients. In India, more than 30% population is under 20 years of age, many of whom present late during the course of illness. Several drugs prescribed to pediatric population suffering from neurological disorders may be off(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The practice of emergency medicine has the primary mission of evaluating, managing and providing treatment to those patients with unexpected injury or illness. Instituting appropriate therapy is necessary for safety of the patients and to decrease mortality and morbidity. The objectives were to study the drug utilization pattern(More)
AIMS The aim of this study is to evaluate potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) in the elderly at cardiology outpatient department (OPD) of a tertiary care teaching hospital using Beers criteria and to find the direct cost burden of PIMs. MATERIALS AND METHODS The present study was an observational cross-sectional study. Prescriptions of the(More)
INTRODUCTION Off-label drug prescribing is very common in Psychiatry. US-Food and Drug Administration has defined off-label drug as "use of drugs for the indication, dosage form, regimen, patient or other use constraint not mentioned in the approved labeling." OBJECTIVE The objective was to evaluate off-label drug use in patients attending Outpatient(More)
The hallmarks of the chronic heart failure state are alterations in autonomic reflexes, neurohumoral drive and fluid balance. The available evidence suggests that several factors contribute to these alterations. These may include peripheral as well as central nervous system abnormalities. However, recent evidence from animals with experimental heart failure(More)
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