Radhakrishna Hegde

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Severe tetanus is seen infrequently in the developed world, but often requires intensive care support. Mechanical ventilation with neuromuscular blockade and heavy sedation, good wound care and prompt administration of antitoxin are important. The management of autonomic dysfunction remains challenging. We measured serum catecholamine levels in a patient(More)
OBJECTIVE 1. To compare peripheral smear (PS) and Red cell distribution width (RDW) in diagnosis of Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in various grades. 2. To study the changes in RDW and PS after therapy. METHODS Children in the age group of six months to five years with microcytic (MCV<80fl) anemia (Hemoglobin <11 g%) were evaluated. Those who had received(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study aims at recognizing the social influence, study habits and health factors affecting scholastic performances of adolescents and to compare these factors among the adolescents between two categories of school. METHODS A total of 1230 adolescents (13-18 yrs) were screened. Data was collected by personal interview, using the(More)
An elderly woman with dementia presented for repeat surgical management of fractured neck of femur. Although no advance directive had ever been generated, the patient was declared to be a strict Jehovah's Witness by her daughter, who vetoed the transfusion of any blood products. The fracture was managed conservatively but the patient suffered repeated chest(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyse the indications, clinical profile, complications and outcome of the babies requiring mechanical ventilation. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING NICU of a teaching hospital. SUBJECTS One hundred and twenty one neonates requiring assisted ventilation during three years. RESULTS Of 121 babies 59(48.76%) survived. Hyaline membrane(More)
Survival ofRhizoctonia bataticola was adversely affected at high soil moisturei.e. 60 and 80% MHC (moisture holding capacity); activity was good below 40% MHC. Half-life period was considerably reduced at 80% MHC. Variations in soil pH and addition of saltsviz Na2SO4, MgSO4, CaCl2 and NaCl did not affect the saprophytic activity of the fungus.
A nine-month-old infant presented with fever and loss of milestones. Examination revealed intermittent rigidity and dystonic movements. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) shows decreased signal intensity in globus pallidus and substantia nigra, indicative of iron deposition, suggesting Hallervorden Spatz Disease. The dopamine-neuromelanine system has been(More)
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