Lekha Shah

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Total 193 diabetic patients were investigated to assess the prevalence of microalbuminuria. Urinary albumin excretion rate (UAER) was measured by radioimmunoassay (RIA) on 3 hours urine samples. The prevalence of microalbuminuria (UAER) > 15 micrograms/min was 41%. Microalbuminuria was commonly observed in patients having diabetes for more than 5 years. A(More)
BACKGROUND Increase in lactate (LAC) within the central nervous system after head trauma is an established marker of traumatic brain injury (TBI). OBJECTIVE To investigate the utility of arterial base deficit (BD) and LAC in identifying TBI in patients with isolated head injury (IHI). MATERIALS AND METHODS TBI was defined as Glasgow Coma Scale < or =8,(More)
Sirenomelia represents a severe developmental field defect of the posterior axis caudal blastema, resulting in partial or complete fusion of the lower limb buds. The VATER association is a combination of morphological defects including vertebral defects, anal atresia, tracheoesophageal fistula, esophageal atresia, radial and renal anomalies. The VACTERL-H(More)
UNLABELLED The emergence of prothrombotic agents (e.g. activated factor VII) to treat traumatic brain injury (TBI) requires a better understanding of the association of coagulopathy with isolated head injury (IHI). OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of IHI and coagulopathy. METHODS Prospective, observational study in an urban level I trauma(More)
BACKGROUND The effectiveness of transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks for acute pain relief after caesarean section, in comparison to normal practice, remains uncertain. METHODS Electronic literature databases were searched from inception to May 2016 for randomised controlled trials that assessed the effectiveness of TAP blocks following caesarean(More)
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