Rajeev R Joshi

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that after thoracic surgery, the supplementation of a low-dose thoracic epidural (ED) bupivacaine (0.125%) infusion by intravenous (IV) dexmedetomidine decreases analgesic requirement without causing respiratory depression. The primary endpoint was the need for additional ED bupivacaine(More)
BACKGROUND Anatomic features of obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are septal hypertrophy, elongated mitral leaflets, and anterior displacement of the papillary muscles. In addition to extended myectomy, the resect-plicate-release operation adds horizontal plication of the anterior mitral leaflet (AML) and release of the anterolateral papillary muscle(More)
Cardiovascular diseases are one of the very important causes of death all over the world. There are several factors known to be strongly associated with coronary heart disease. Body fat is one such factor. Among the components of body fat, visceral adiposity has been proposed to correlate more with coronary heart disease risk. Visceral fat and WHR are(More)
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