Pradeep Rangappa

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate outcomes of patients admitted to an intensive care unit with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and acute respiratory deterioration. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING University-affiliated, tertiary adult ICU. PARTICIPANTS All patients admitted to the ICU between January 1996 and December 2006 with an established(More)
Medical philately is the study of postage stamps commemorating events and pioneers in the field of medicine. In 1929, Dr Fielding H. Garrison, doyen of medical history, remarked that stamps were a great resource for the medical fraternity, something he hoped that physicians would soon recognise. His prediction has hardly come to fruition in the years since(More)
IGnAz SEmmElWEIS – HAnD WASHInG PIonEEr Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis (July 1, 1818 – August 13, 1865) was the Hungarian – Austrian physician who demonstrated that puerperal fever (also known as “childbed fever”) was contagious and that its incidence could be drastically reduced by enforcing appropriate hand washing by medical care-givers. He made this discovery(More)
A primary infection in a remote site resulting in vision threatening complications like panophthalmitis in a person who is not immune-compromised is rare. We report a case of endogenous bilateral bacterial endophthalmitis progressing into panophthalmitis in one eye requiring evisceration of that eye. A patient admitted with severe ESBL E. coli urosepsis was(More)
We report the case of a 50-year-old woman undergoing elective endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, who developed coma and hemiparesis secondary to severe cerebral artery gas embolism. Despite prompt diagnosis and early hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO(2)) she developed severe cerebral edema and died within 24 h.
Chronic pancreatitis is a rare cause of recurrent pleural effusion. Here is a case of recurrent massive left pleural effusions due to pancreaticopleural fistula (PPF) secondary to asymptomatic chronic pancreatitis. Pleural fluid analysis was inconclusive. Diagnosis was made by CT chest and abdomen and confirmed by MRCP and MRI. He required surgical(More)