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We have compared the ability of naïve intubators to intubate the trachea using a laryngoscope and an intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILMA) after receiving basic training, in a randomized, prospective, crossover study in 60 patients. Ventilation of the lungs via the ILMA was also compared with ventilation with a face mask. There was no significant(More)
Previous reports from India have been limited to the incidences of hepatitis B antigen (HB Ag) in health and disease. This paper reports on a study undertaken over the last two years to determine the incidence of hepatitis B virus infection, the serotypes prevalent among apparently healthy individuals and patients with liver diseases, and the seasonal(More)
Plasma vitamin E levels were estimated in 75 patients each of carcinoma breast and benign breast diseases. Mean plasma vitamin E concentration was found to be significantly reduced in malignancy compared to the controls as well as the non malignant conditions. The decrease in plasma vitamin E in cancer patients was directly related with the TNM stage of(More)