Porchelvan Swaminathan

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Rhabdomyolysis is often associated with sepsis and gram positive bacterial pathogens are reported to be the most frequent cause of sepsis induced rhabdomyolysis. We report the pattern of infecting bacterial pathogens and associated causal factors in a South-Indian cohort. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS #ENTITYSTARTX00026; (More)
Microalbuminuria is an important marker of end organ damage in hypertensive patients, but is often not tested for, especially in a resource-poor setting. We studied the accuracy of retinal changes in predicting microalbuminuria among a cohort of geriatric hypertensive patients. One hundred and eighty elderly hypertensive patients aged more than 65 years(More)
OBJECTIVES People with epilepsy have greater cognitive and behavioral dysfunction than the general population. There is no specific treatment available for cognitive impairment of these patients. We aimed to evaluate the effects of memantine, an N-methyl-D-aspartate-type glutamate receptor noncompetitive antagonist, on improving cognition and memory(More)
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