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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of NESTROFT (Naked Eye Single Tube Red Cell Osmotic Fragility Test) as a screening tool for detection of beta thalassemia trait. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Field camps in various parts of Gujarat and Maharashtra States. METHODS A total of 2525 subjects were screened. NESTROFT, complete hemogram including red(More)
In 1961, Sellick popularized the technique of cricoid pressure (CP) to prevent regurgitation of gastric contents during anesthesia induction. In the last two decades, clinicians have begun to question the efficacy of CP and therefore the necessity of this maneuver. Some have suggested abandoning it on the grounds that this maneuver is unreliable in(More)
CONTEXT A wire-reinforced silicone tube (LMA-Fastrach™ endotracheal tube) is specially designed for tracheal intubation using intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILMA). However, conventional polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tracheal tubes have also been used with ILMA to achieve tracheal intubation successfully. AIM To evaluate the success of tracheal intubation(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety profile of paracetamol in comparison with tramadol for pain relief during active labor. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, double-blind study. SETTING Maternity Wing of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. PATIENT Sixty laboring, primiparous, full-term parturients(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of subcostal TAP block and to compare its efficacy with that of posterior TAP block in decreasing postoperative pain in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy during general anesthesia. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, double-blind study. SETTING Academic medical center. PATIENTS 60 adult, ASA(More)
The present case emphasizes on the increasing difficulty in management of patients with Goldenhar syndrome as they age. Fiberoptic intubation using high dose dexmedetomidine along with local anesthetics is a safe technique for securing the airway in a difficult situation, even if the patient dose not cooperates for awake procedure. A16-year-old Goldenhar(More)