Pranav Bansal

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BACKGROUND It is unknown whether colorectal cancer (CRC) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) behaves differently from regular CRC in patients without IBD. A case-control study was conducted to compare CRC in patients with and without underlying IBD. METHODS The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) maintains a computerized file of all hospital(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) maintains a computerized file of all hospital discharges since 1970. In taking advantage of this large database, the present study aimed to determine whether pancreatitis is a risk factor for pancreatic cancer. METHODS A case control study compared the occurrence of pancreatitis in 2639 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether a computerized decision support system could increase the proportion of oral quinolone antibiotic orders placed for hospitalized patients. DESIGN Prospective, interrupted time-series analysis. SETTING University hospital in the south-eastern United States. SUBJECTS Inpatient quinolone orders placed from 1 February 2001(More)
BACKGROUND This prospective double-blind trial was undertaken to analyze the role of perioperatively administered dexmedetomidine on the occurrence of chronic pain in cases undergoing surgery for breast cancer. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Eighty-six cases were randomly assigned to two groups to receive either dexmedetomidine (2 μg/ml) in group D or saline in(More)
INTRODUCTION The present study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of clonidine, butorphanol, and tramadol in control of shivering under spinal anesthesia, and to compare their side effects. METHODS This randomized, prospective study was conducted in 90 patients who developed shivering under spinal anesthesia during various abdominal or orthopedic(More)
2) The catheter is primed with 2 ml of 0.9% normal saline and catheter port splashed to get rid of excess saline. Next, the catheter is raised vertically at the level of mid-scapula in a sitting patient or approximately 1 foot above the level of insertion in a laterally positioned patient. If the catheter tip is positioned epidurally the fluid column will(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES This study aims to compare relative efficacy of three different doses of intrathecal bupivacaine in combined spinal epidural anaesthesia (CSEA) for caesarean delivery. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a double blinded manner, 204 cases were randomized into three groups: I, II, and III to receive a dose of 4, 5.5, and 7 mg of hyperbaric(More)
Total serum cholesterol and its components high density lipoprotein, low density lipoprotein and very low density lipoprotein were estimated in serum of 409 children (212 males and 197 females) of 189 patients with myocardial infarction (MI). The patients were divided into 2 groups--1. having MI before the age of 40 years and 2. having it after 40 years.(More)
BACKGROUND Hemodynamic responses of laryngoscopy, intubation, and pain are powerful noxious stimulus which should be attenuated by the appropriate premedication, smooth induction, and rapid intubation. CONTEXT The oral pregabalin may attenuate the hemodynamic pressor response with intraoperative hemodynamic stability. AIMS The present study was designed(More)
CONTEXT AND AIM The assessment of severity of low back pain includes subjective questionnaires to quantify the impact on routine life. The objective of current study was to correlate various quality of life (QOL) scores to the clinical outcome measured as improvement in Visual Analog Score (VAS) after interventional treatment. SUBJECTS AND METHODS(More)