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AIMS The aim of this study is to evaluate the drug utilization pattern and pharmacoeconomic analysis in critical care unit (CCU). MATERIALS AND METHODS Indoor case papers of patients admitted in CCU between January 2008 and December 2010 were analyzed for demographic variables; indications; duration of CCU stay; proportion of common drugs used. Use of(More)
BACKGROUND Public policy and clinical treatment in tobacco addiction in the UK has focused on cessation: an abrupt attempt to stop all cigarettes. However, recent evidence suggests that allowing more gradual withdrawal from tobacco or even permanent partial substitution by nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) could lead to net benefits to public health. No(More)
A 12-year-male child developed toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) probably due to lamotrigine. The patient was on antiepileptic therapy (sodium valproate and clonazepam) since 6-7 months, and lamotrigine was added in the regimen 1-2 months back. A serious cutaneous reaction is more likely to occur during the first 2 months of starting lamotrigine. The use of(More)
A nine year old female patient presented with complaints of severe colicky abdominal pain, vomiting, and tingling with numbness for 3 days. Acute necrotizing pancreatitis associated with tetany due to anti-retroviral therapy was diagnosed. Stavudine was the probable causal agent. Unfortunately, the patient died due to severity of the reaction. High index of(More)
Wide-area measurement systems enable the wide-area damping controller (WADC) to use remote signals to enhance the small signal stability of large scale interconnected power systems. System operating condition variations and signal transmission time delays are the major factors to worsen the damping effect and even deteriorate the system stability. This(More)
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is a lymphoproliferative disease characterized by multiple recurring clonal cytogenetic anomalies and is the most common leukemia in adults. Chromosomal abnormalities associated with CLL include trisomy 12 and IGH;BCL3 rearrangement [t(14;19)(q32;q13)] that juxtaposes a proto-oncogenic gene BCL3 and an immunoglobulin heavy(More)
A 5-month-old male patient developed recurrent seizures and acute encephalopathy possibly due to first dose of diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus (DPT) vaccine used for routine immunization. Postreaction computed tomography (CT) scan of brain, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of brain, and electroencephalogram were normal. Pertussis(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the concomitant administration of methotrexate and curcumin for antiarthiritic activity in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS Arthritis was induced in rats following a single subplantar injection of Freund's complete adjuvant (0.1 ml). Rats were divided into six groups of six animals each. Group I and II were control injected with saline(More)
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