M. Krishna Prasad

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BACKGROUND Dementia is one of the most disabling disorders afflicting the elderly, with a staggering emotional and economic impact. Antidementia agents have been used for delaying cognitive decline. Antipsychotics are commonly prescribed for behavioral symptoms associated with dementia. OBJECTIVES To explore the use of anti-dementing agents and(More)
BACKGROUND Hamilton depression rating scale (Ham-D) is the most widely used clinician rating scale for depression. There has been no Indian study that has examined the inter-rater reliability (IRR) of video-recorded interviews of the 21-item Ham-D. AIM To study the IRR of scoring video-recorded interviews for 21-item Ham-D. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
The cause of altered sensorium in critical care settings includes metabolic derangements, drug and toxin overdose, central nervous system infections, neurodegenerative disorders, vascular events, hypo-perfusion states, and septic encephalopathy. Here, we present a case of an elderly woman who presented to us with altered sensorium with respiratory failure(More)
Outliers are abnormal instances or observations. Detecting data outliers is a very important concept in Knowledge data discovery. Outlier detection has been studied in the context of a large number of research areas like large distributed systems, data mining, wireless sensor networks(WSN), health monitoring, environmental science, statistics, etc. ,(More)
Vaginismus is defined as recurrent or persistent involuntary spasm of the musculature of the outer third of the vagina, which interferes with coitus and causes distress and interpersonal difficulty. In this report, we describe the successful treatment of vaginismus in a 25-year-old lady based on a model proposed by Keith Hawton. The eclectic approach(More)
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