Pushkar Mahendra Desai

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CONTEXT Electrical cardioversion is a short painful procedure to regain normal sinus rhythm requiring anaesthesia for haemodynamic stability, sedation, analgesia and early recovery. AIMS To compare propofol and etomidate as sedatives during cardioversion. SETTINGS AND DESIGN Single centred, prospective and randomized single blind study comprising 60(More)
Background: Propofol formulation containing long chain triglycerides (LCT) elicits severe pain on intravenous injection. Newer formulation of propofol containing combination of medium and long chain triglycerides (MCT/LCT;50:50) with less concentration of free propofol may be beneficial in this aspect. Methods: This prospective, randomized, double blind(More)
Background: Acute pain in the perioperative setting is detrimental to post operative outcome and adequate analgesia leads to better outcome. Methods: Sixty ASA I/II patients between 1865 years undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy and appendicectomy were included and randomly divided into 2 groups. ASA III/IV patients, previous opioid and alpha 2 agonist(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to determine safety and feasibility of conscious sedation using dexmedetomidine for transcatheter atrial septal defect (ASD) device closure. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective institutional review of transcatheter ASD device closure without endotracheal intubation over 18 months. The protocol included topical(More)
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