Kancharla Anuradha

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PURPOSE The objective of this study is to determine the role of quantitative cultures of non-bronchoscopic samples such as blinded bronchial sampling (BBS) and endotracheal aspirates (ETA) in the management of ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP). The study also evaluates the clinical diagnosis of VAP based on the inclusion of Gram stain results of BBS/ETA(More)
Oral cancer is a significant health problem throughout the world. Most oral cancers are identified at a later stage where, treatment becomes less successful. It is very important to detect such types of cancer at an earlier stage. Early detection helps surgeons to provide necessary therapeutic measures which also benefit the patients. Dental Radiographs are(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical site infections (SSI) are the most common complication of gastrointestinal surgery. The most common endogenous organisms encountered are the enteric pathogens. METHODS We report a rare case of S. enterica var. Weltevreden as a cause of SSI after cholecystectomy and common bile duct exploration. Pertinent literature is reviewed. (More)
Neurotransmitters such as GABA, glutamate and prostaglandins mediate synaptic transmission and their modulation may play a role in the generation of seizures. Numerous studies implicate prostaglandins as potential modulators of seizure activity. This study was designed to assess the antiepileptic activity of aspirin and to investigate the potentiation of(More)
Meliodosis, an infectious disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei has been recognized as an emerging infectious disease in India. The infection is under diagnosed and underreported, and hence considered a rare disease. Majority of the cases have been documented from the states with heavy rainfall. The present case being reported is a middle-aged woman(More)
Isolated parotid gland tuberculosis in the clinical absence of tuberculosis elsewhere in the body, is a rare clinical entity. It is often misdiagnosed as parotid gland tumour in the absence of symptoms suggestive of tuberculosis. We are presenting this case to highlight the unusual solitary nature of the lesion, the absence of any other tuberculous focus in(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the spectrum of activity of three beta-lactamase inhibitors such as amoxicillin/ clavulanic acid, ticarcillin/ clavulanic acid and piperacillin/ tazobactam in comparison to cephalosporins against gram negative bacilli. METHODS Gram-negative bacilli isolated from the clinical specimens received in the laboratory were included in the(More)
Methicillin resistant Stephylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection has now become a major problem in hospitals. We present a case of postoperative infection MRSA where the primary source of the infection was found to be an abdominal mesh that was used to reinforce the abdominal wall. After one year of surgery, the patient developed wound dehiscence and discharge.(More)
Insulin produces seizures in healthy and diabetic animals. Amongst suggested mechanisms, the role of neuromodulators and neurotransmitters is not clear. The present study explores the mechanisms involved in insulin-induced convulsions. Convulsions were induced in Swiss male albino mice with graded doses of insulin. Blood sugar levels were measured prior to(More)