CONTEXT ProSeal laryngeal mask airway (PLMA) efficacy in pediatric anesthesia. AIMS The aim of this study was to compare PLMA size 2 and 2½ in anesthetized paralyzed pediatric patients weighing 20-30 kg undergoing elective surgery. SETTINGS AND DESIGN A prospective randomized study was conducted in a tertiary care teaching hospital. MATERIALS AND… (More)
Tetanus is an acute often fatal disease produced by gram positive obligate anaerobic bacterium Clostridium tetani. Tetanolysin damages local tissue and provides optimal conditions for bacterial multiplication. It is therefore important to perform a wide debridement of any wound suspected of being a portal of entry for the bacteria. Little evidence exists to… (More)
Currently an estimated two million tissues are distributed for transplantation annually. With increasing use of recovered tissue, clusters of transplant-transmitted infection have shown the difficulty of tracking tissues from an infected donor to the recipient. The challenge of tissue tracking to multiple transplant recipients was illustrated in a recent… (More)
reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Objective To evaluate the sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative pre-dictive values of the ICD-9 coding system for surveillance of chronic hepatitis B virus infection (HBV) using data from an observational cohort study in which ICD-9-coded HBV cases were validated by chart… (More)
OBJECTIVE Sevoflurane and propofol are considered to be the agents of choice in surgeries of short duration due to their better recovery profile and few post-operative complications. This study was designed to compare the early recovery profile of sevoflurane and propofol anesthesia in patients undergoing open cholecystectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS A… (More)
Data about prevalence of hepatitis E virus infection in persons who inject drugs are limited. Among 18-40-year-old persons who inject drugs in California, USA, prevalence of antibodies against hepatitis E virus was 2.7%. This prevalence was associated with age but not with homelessness, incarceration, or high-risk sexual behavior.