Karnam G. Ravikumar

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OBJECTIVE To describe the epidemiology, clinical features, laboratory findings, outcome and the difficulties in diagnosis and management of children with Hemo-phagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) in a tertiary children's hospital in India. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of case records of all the children with a diagnosis of HLH from December 2006 to(More)
BACKGROUND Neonatal diabetes mellitusis a rare disorder with an incidence of 1 in 2,60,000 live births. METHODS Retrospective analysis of clinical and genetic profile of children admitted with neonatal diabetes mellitus in a tertiary-care hospital in Chennai, India over 11 years. RESULTS Ten children were diagnosed with neonatal diabetes of whom 9 had(More)
AIMS The aim of this prospective, observational study was to determine the accuracy of a real-time continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS) in children with septic shock. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Children aged 30 days to 18 years admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit with septic shock were included. A real-time CGMS sensor was used to obtain(More)
OBJECTIVE To correlate the bone mineral parameters [bone mineral content (BMC) and bone mineral density (BMD)] using Dual energy X ray Absorptiometry (DXA) scan with anthropometric measurements and to study the effect of glucocorticoid therapy on BMC/BMD in children with Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out(More)
OBJECTIVES Bedside glucometers are often used for frequent glucose measurements on capillary blood in critically ill children. However, there are concerns that capillary blood glucose estimations may not be accurate in children with shock and peripheral edema. The objective of this study was to compare simultaneously obtained laboratory values of arterial(More)
In the present communication, we report a comparative study of Cr (VI) removal using biologically synthesized nano zero valent iron (BS-nZVI) and chemically synthesized nZVI (CS-nZVI), both immobilized in calcium alginate beads. The parameters like initial Cr (VI) concentration, nZVI concentration, and the contact time for Cr (VI) removal were optimized(More)
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