Prachi Gautam

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The electrophysiological effects of xamoterol were studied in ten patients with suspected coronary artery disease by intracardiac electrography. Sino-atrial and atrioventricular conduction times were both slightly shortened by 0.1 mg/kg of xamoterol. The atrioventricular nodal refractory periods were shortened without consistent change in atrial(More)
Human cysticercosis is an infection by the larval stage of the tapeworm. We encountered a rare case of isolated cysticercosis of sternocleidomastoid muscle in a 25 year old female. She presented with 2.5 × 1.5 cm firm, dull aching swelling with ill defined margins in right upper part of neck. It appeared to arise in sternocleidomastoid muscle. The diagnosis(More)
The pharmacokinetics of lisinopril were determined in 6 healthy young, 6 healthy elderly and 6 elderly patients with cardiac failure. Lisinopril (5 mg day-1) was administered for 7 days. Plasma lisinopril concentration was measured at 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 24 h on days 1 and 7 of the study. The two elderly groups had higher serum lisinopril concentrations than(More)
Ninety-two consecutive elderly patients suffering from acute gastrointestinal bleeding were studied over a 3-year period. All were admitted to a specially designated Geriatric/Surgical Ward under the care of consultant physicians in geriatric medicine. The nurses were trained to look after acute surgical and geriatric patients. Patients were aged between 65(More)
here are many misconceptions regarding this specialty. Many general physicians do not appreciate the concept of a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and are inclined to believe that geriatric medicine is no different from the practice of general medicine. It is not considered relevant to teach geriatric medicine to the undergraduates in medical schools in(More)
Prophylactic antibiotics are frequently prescribed for patients undergoing permanent pacemaker implantation even though data confirming their effectiveness are limited. Five hundred patients requiring elective permanent pacemaker implantation or generator replacement were prospectively randomized either to receive or not receive prophylactic antibiotic(More)
There have been no reported studies specifically devoted to the Guillain-Barré syndrome in elderly patients. The survey reported in this paper investigated the manifestations of the disease in older patients and compared them with those seen in younger patients. All adult patients with an established diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome admitted over 9(More)
A comprehensive retrospective study analysing the case records of 86 hypothermic elderly patients who were treated according to a standard protocol in our department between 1980 and 1985 is presented. Hypothermia was found to occur not only in the frail, demented and disabled elderly men and women, but also in apparently healthy elderly individuals living(More)
Various studies have reported the effect of severe malnutrition on electrolyte levels and electrocardiographic parameters. However, only a few have reported these findings in mild and moderate grades of malnutrition in children. Therefore, the objective of this study was to assess the effect of malnutrition (mainly mild and moderate grades) on corrected QT(More)
Two hundred patients aged 17-40 years undergoing closed mitral valvotomy during 1955-60 were studied by actuarial survival analysis. The period of follow up was 22-27 years. The following preoperative features were found to be independent predictors of long term survival: sinus rhythm (p less than 0.05); pulmonary arterial pressure below systemic pressure(More)