Pratik Narendra

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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim of our study is to compare the efficacy and side-effects of Ketamine and Midazolam administered nasally for the pediatric premedication. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied 100 American Society of Anesthesiology I and II children aged from 1 to 10 years undergoing various surgical procedures. Totally, 50 children were evaluated(More)
Internal jugular catheterization is associated with arterial puncture in 6.3-9.4% of cases and subclavian artery (SCA) injuries are probably under-reported. Several complications like hemothorax, delayed presentation of hemomediastinum due to SCA injury have been reported. We report a case of critical upper limb ischemia due to SCA thrombosis developing a(More)
The articular cartilage, which lines the joints of the limb skeleton, is distinct from the adjoining transient cartilage, and yet, it differentiates as a unique population within a contiguous cartilage element. Current literature suggests that articular cartilage and transient cartilage originate from different cell populations. Using a combination of(More)
Ludwig's angina is a deep neck space infection. Unlike other abscesses elsewhere in the body, rapid progression of the disease results in serious complications such as airway oedema, distortion, total obstruction with loss of airway and death. Thus, early diagnosis and skilful airway management is necessary. For safe airway management, fibreoptic intubation(More)
Betel quid is used by 10-20% of world of population. Oral submucus fibrosis (OSF) is a chronic premalignant disease common in South Asian countries where betel quid is chewed. It is characterized by juxtaepithelial fibrosis of oral cavity and limited mouth opening, which can cause difficult intubation. A recent study in Taiwan has revealed long-term betel(More)
It is well known that labelling is crucial in anesthetic practice. Syringe and drug preparation errors accounted for 452 (50.4%) incidents in the Australian Incident Monitoring Study database. We report a unique potential event of possible wrong route administration of medications where a bowl of local anaesthetics was mistakenly taken to the surgical(More)
In India, clinicians conducted a cross sectional analysis of 104 HIV-positive intravenous (IV) drug users registered at the ICMR Unit for Research on AIDS in northeastern states of India to examine home-based care of these individuals living in Imphal, Manipur. 10% required referral to a hospital, mainly due to meningitis. 26% were asymptomatic. (More)
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