Rachna Pande

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The purpose of this review is to discuss the various techniques of percutaneous tracheostomy and to assess their safety and efficacy profile, indications and contraindications, early and late complications. Literature was reviewed from Medline and MD Consult databases. Early techniques by Sheldon, toye and Schachner have been abandoned due to their high(More)
In the last six years, anterior mandibulotomy was used to approach tumours of the oropharynx and oral cavity in 39 cases. Twenty-six of these had primary lesions in the anterior two-thirds of the tongue. Eight cases had lesions in the base tongue, three in the cheek, and two in the tonsil. Twenty-six cases had T3 tumours, nine had T2 lesions, and four had(More)
The present study was conducted to examine the usefulness of anti-C1q antibody as a marker of disease activity in Indian patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We standardized the assay for detection of IgG anti-C1q antibody using ELISA. The normal cut-off level was determined by testing 57 healthy, age and sex matched controls to be 53 units/m1(More)
Classical supraclavicular brachial plexus block was used as the sole anaesthetic technique in 200 children aged between 5 and 12 years undergoing closed reduction of arm fractures. The local anaesthetic used was lidocaine 1.5% with epinephrine. The block was graded as satisfactory if surgical manipulation could be performed without discomfort and(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND The immunoprofile of the Reed Sternberg cell with respect to immunoreactivity for CD20 and lack of CD15 has been described as a poor prognostic factor. Large scale studies analyzing the immunoprofile of Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) from India are lacking. The aim of this study was to obtain baseline information on relative frequencies and(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare subjective experience of comfort associated with various commonly used supportive modes of mechanical ventilation for weaning in the intensive care unit (ICU). SUBJECTS AND METHODS The study was carried out in general ICU of a community-based teaching hospital in 30 healthy adult Nepalese volunteers of either sex and 19-37 years of(More)
The centrifugal pump iswidely used pump type in industries. The centrifugal pump has been used inthe fields of petroleum, chemical industry, aviation, pharmaceutical industry, metallurgy. Centrifugal pump creates an increase in pressure by transferring mechanical energy from the motor to the fluid through the rotating impeller. The fluid flows from the(More)
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