P. S. Narayanan

Learn More
Inhalation of a foreign body into the respiratory passage can be a serious and sometimes fatal childhood accident. In this paper we analyse the management of 223 children with laryngo-tracheo-bronchial foreign bodies. Children below three years of age were found to be the most vulnerable. The majority of the patients were boys. Over a quarter of the(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the incidence, etiology, short term outcome and predictors of mortality in hospitalized children aged 1 mo to 13 y with Acute Kidney Injury (AKI). METHODS This prospective observational study was conducted in the pediatric wards and the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of a tertiary hospital in southern India, to study the(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the usefulness of cardiac enzymes in evaluating myocardial damage in perinatal asphyxia. METHODS Thirty term babies with perinatal asphyxia and without any congenital malformations were selected as cases. They were compared with thirty healthy term babies without asphyxia. Myocardial dysfunction was evaluated using clinical,(More)
Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) is one of the most common nosocomial infections in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). It is associated with increased mortality and prolonged hospital stay. Several preventive strategies have been introduced to reduce VAP. One novel intervention is prophylactic administration of probiotics. Studies on the effect(More)
Wasp stings have been associated with wide variety of reactions from mild local reaction like wheal formation to fatal systemic reactions. Life threatening complications following a single wasp sting are relatively rare and unexpected. We report here the clinical course of a 12 year old child who developed Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS) and died(More)
OBJECTIVES Proinflammatory cytokines and the oxidative stress response are reported to be involved in dengue viral disease. The present study investigated the correlation of proinflammatory cytokines and lipid peroxidation with dengue severity. METHODS Clinical samples from 27 dengue fever (DF) cases, 30 dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) cases, and 24(More)