Rajakrishnan Vijayakrishnan

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate irradiation toxic effects from fluoroscopy during intra-arterial chemotherapy for retinoblastoma. DESIGN Prospective trial. PARTICIPANTS Eight patients treated with intra-arterial chemotherapy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Irradiation toxic effects in vital organs. RESULTS The mean patient age was 29 months (range, 10-74 months) and(More)
Drug discovery has evolved through various stages into more rational and evidence-based drug designing. Compared to conventional methods which were time consuming and less logical, new drug designing based on structure is rational, evidence based, faster and more scientific in nature. In the era of modern medicine, where newer insights into molecular level(More)
 Delirium is a common occurrence in hospitalized patients, especially in the geriatric age group. Data was retrospectively reviewed for patients who developed delirium during hospitalization. Acute intracranial changes on imaging were noted only in four patients (11%) and all had preimaging clinical symptoms and signs, which warranted imaging. Imaging(More)
The current exercise tolerance test (ETT) criteria predominantly assess changes in ST-segment deviation (i.e., a systolic component of the cardiac cycle). Because diastolic dysfunction precedes that of systolic dysfunction during myocardial ischemia and most coronary flow is diastolic, the addition of electrocardiographic markers of diastolic time might(More)
Cocaine has been associated with known adverse effects on cardiac, cerebrovascular and pulmonary systems. However, the effect of cocaine on other organs has not been extensively reported. A middle age man presented with abdominal pain and nausea after inhalation of crack cocaine. On admission, he was found to be hypertensive and tachycardic. Physical(More)
A 70 years old male on ventilatory and circulatory support for sepsis and non ST segment elevation myocardial infarction developed abdominal distension 14 d after placement of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube for enteral feeding. Radiography revealed free air in the abdomen and gastrograffin (G) study showed no extravasation into the peritoneum.(More)
Pump thrombosis and hemolysis in patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Intensification of anticoagulation has been suggested as potential therapy, with mixed results. The aim of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy of adding eptifibatide with or without an anticoagulation(More)
HIV-associated thrombocytopenia is a disease which can be recurrent to standard therapy which includes highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) therapy, steroids and immunoglobulin. We report a patient with HIV and hepatitis C who presented with resistant thrombocytopenia. Treatment with Eltrombopag - a thrombopoeitin receptor agonist showed initial(More)
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