Madhuri Shreekrishna Kurdi

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Chronic fluorosis is a widespread disease-related to the ingestion of high levels of fluoride through water and food. Prolonged ingestion of fluoride adversely affects the teeth, bones and other organs and alters their anatomy and physiology. Fluoride excess is a risk factor in cardiovascular disease and other major diseases, including hypothyroidism,(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone in the human body, has been reported to cause preoperative anxiolysis and sedation without impairing orientation. The aim of the following study was to evaluate and to compare the effects of oral melatonin and oral midazolam on preoperative anxiety, sedation, psychomotor, and cognitive function. (More)
Melatonin is a neurohormone secreted by the pineal gland. It is widely present in both plant and animal sources. In several countries, it is sold over the counter as tablets and as food supplement or additive. Currently, it is most often used to prevent jet lag and to induce sleep. It has been and is being used in several clinical trials with different(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS There is an increasing enthusiasm and pressure to submit scientific articles to journals for publication due to official policies. This has led to increased stress on authors and editors and in issues like plagiarism. We planned a cross-sectional study with an aim to explore the current publication related views and practice of faculty(More)
Ketamine was introduced commercially in 1970 with the manufacturer's description as a "rapidly acting, nonbarbiturate general anesthetic" and a suggestion that it would be useful for short procedures. With the help of its old unique pharmacological properties and newly found beneficial clinical properties, ketamine has survived the strong winds of time, and(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Melatonin (MT), a naturally occurring pituitary hormone has a sleep promoting effect. There are very few studies on pre-operative oral MT (0.2-0.5 mg/kg) in children. We planned a study to assess the efficacy of oral MT in two doses and compare it with oral midazolam and placebo for pre-operative anxiolysis, sedation, maintenance of(More)
One of the treatment modalities for tracheal stenosis is tracheal dilatation and stenting using silicone Montgomery T-tube. Various techniques have been reported for this procedure. For safe anaesthetic management, anaesthesiologist must be aware of the surgical procedure, limitations of T-tube, likelihood of compromised airway besides the inherent problems(More)
Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) is an autoimmune, multisystem, acute vasculitis of childhood commonly involving the skin, gut, joints and the kidneys. Fatal complications involving various systems can occur in this disease and careful perioperative management is advocated. We report here the occurrence of postoperative bradycardia and the successful(More)
Sir, Errors are an inevitable part of anaesthetic practice. Anaesthesiologists are humans and humans make errors. A key component of reducing errors is to learn from previous mistakes. [1] We report here a case of medical error which thankfully did not lead to any mishap. A 23‑year‑old primigravida with prolonged labour presented for emergency caesarean(More)