Minati Choudhury

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Early goal-directed therapy is a term used to describe the guidance of intravenous fluid and vasopressor/inotropic therapy by using cardiac output or similar parameters in the immediate post-cardiopulmonary bypass in cardiac surgery patients. Early recognition and therapy during this period may result in better outcome. In keeping with this aim in the(More)
OBJECTIVES The presence of pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH) affects the prognosis of patients; therefore, it is important to treat it. The aim of this study is to compare the acute hemodynamic effects of inhaled nitroglycerine (iNTG), intravenous nitroglycerine (IV NTG) alone and their combination with intravenous dobutamine (IV DOB) during the early(More)
The present study was conducted to study the effect of monitoring site, radial or femoral, for arterial pressure waveform derived cardiac output using FloTrac/Vigileo system with third generation software version 3.02 during cardiac surgery. The cardiac output derived from the two sites was also compared to the pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) derived(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to compare preoperative baseline Sonoclot variables between acyanotic and cyanotic congenital heart disease patients. METHODS 100 patients aged from infancy to 9-years were studied. Fifty patients each from the cyanotic and acyanotic groups were studied for Sonoclot parameters preoperatively. After inhalational anesthetic(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to compare the acute effects of inhaled milrinone and inhaled nitroglycerin on pulmonary and systemic hemodynamics in children with acyanotic congenital heart disease (left-to-right shunt) and pulmonary artery hypertension. DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. SETTING Catheterization laboratory of a tertiary care(More)
OBJECTIVES This study estimated the arterial-to-end-tidal carbon dioxide tension difference (deltaPaCO2-PE'CO2) in children with congenital heart disease; evaluated whether hyperventilation can reduce this difference; and analyzed the relationship between the difference and the oxygen saturation (SaO2) and hemoglobin level. DESIGN Prospective clinical(More)
The deleterious effects of anesthetic agents in patients suffering from coronary artery disease are well known. The risk increases when a patient has compromised ventricular function. There is a paucity of literature regarding the choice of the suitable agent to avoid deleterious effects in such patients. The use of etomidate and propofol has been(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of continuation versus discontinuation of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor ramipril and assess the efficacy of prophylactic vasopressin infusion on hemodynamic stability and vasoactive drug requirements in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. DESIGN(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of 0.5% ropivacaine used for parasternal intercostal blocks for postoperative analgesia in pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery. DESIGN A randomized, controlled, prospective, double-blind study. SETTING A tertiary care teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS Thirty children(More)
Depression is common in patients with ischemic heart disease. According to mental health surveys, approximately one-fifth of the patients with angiographic evidence of coronary artery disease have major depression.[1] It is well-recognized that stigma associated with mental disorders leads to individuals avoiding treatment or concealing treatment for them.(More)