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Reduced HLA-DR expression on monocytes has been suggested as a predictive marker of immunosuppression following very high risk surgery, but there are few reports in lower risk surgery. In 32 patients undergoing low to intermediate risk surgery, blood samples were analysed by flow cytometry for HLA-DR expression and numbers in both CD14(high) and(More)
We conducted a survey amongst anaesthetists in 264 obstetric units in the UK to examine their practice in relation to potential clotting abnormalities. The survey was conducted between July and November 1998 and shows a varied opinion and practice. We received a return of 226 (86%) with 64-78% of respondents willing to perform a central nerve block at a(More)
Resistance to broad spectrum beta lactams, mediated by extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESbetaL) and AmpC betaL enzymes is an increasing problem worldwide. Presence of these in clinical infections can result in treatment failure if one of the second or third generation cephalosporins is used. Therefore, it is recommended that any ESbetaL-producing organism(More)
Eclampsia and pre-eclampsia are major causes of morbidity and mortality in the obstetric population. The latest triennial report on Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths found hypertensive disorders of pregnancy to be the second most common cause of maternal deaths directly attributable to pregnancy. The management of eclampsia includes the control(More)
Medical termination of pregnancy is an apparently safe and uncomplicated procedure if done with full aseptic precautions and under the guidance of skilled and trained personnel. But even today with such advancement in medical field, we still encounter cases referred from peripheries and rural set –up with life threatening complications following suction(More)
BACKGROUND The study was conducted to analyze previous six-year prevalence data of HIV infection in the Northwest region of India and predict future trends for a couple of years. OBJECTIVES The study was conducted to aid SACS and NACO to plan and arrange resources for the future scenario. MATERIALS AND METHODS All the attendees of ICTC, Jaipur, from(More)