Rashad Siddiqi

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The true incidence of anaphylactic reactions and their associated morbidity and mortality remain poorly defined. This is due to uncertainties in reporting accuracy and exhaustivity. A 23 years old male developed severe anaphylaxis under general anesthesia with cardiovascular collapse, bronchospasm and angio-edema. He was promptly managed with intravenous(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the Mallampati classification and Wilson risk-sum and adopt a predictive rule in our setup that has better results. DESIGN An analytical study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY The main Operation Theatre of Combined Military Hospital, Rawalpindi from 1st September to 31st December 2000. PATIENTS AND METHODS Three hundred and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the background knowledge of high school children on basic life support by calculating the points scored in a MCQ-based test; to evaluate results of teaching basic life support skills to them; and assessing their power of retention by re-testing them on skills and MCQ test after the workshop. STUDY DESIGN Quasi-experimental study. (More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the level of satisfaction in terms of intra-operative pain and postoperative nausea, vomiting and backache among patients receiving spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the Combined Military Hospital, Bahawalpur,(More)
A young man presented with hoarseness of voice and was found to have left vocal cord paralysis and a large opacity on chest X-ray in the left upper zone. CT angiography showed a giant aneurysm of the aortic arch involving the left subclavian artery. Using a dual perfusion system, with the femoral bypass circuit taking care of the spinal protection and the(More)
BACKGROUND In absence of cardiac transplant program in our country, when patients with poor left ventricular (LV) functions undergo coronary revascularisation surgery, they are on one or more inotropic supports with intra aortic balloon pump (IABP) at the time of weaning off from cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Post-operatively, due to the poor LV function,(More)
A survey was conducted to investigate into the frequency of different blood groups in Punjab. A total of 1415 persons were included in this survey. The slide method was used for determination of ABO and AB blood groups as well as Rh factor. The frequency of blood group A was 21.20%; B, 36.16%; AB, 9.05% and O, 34.14%. Distribution of blood groups among(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of topical application of Tranexamic acid in controlling postoperative bleeding in open-heart surgery. STUDY DESIGN Double blind randomized control trial. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY Departments of Cardiac Surgery and Intensive Care of Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology and National Institute of Heart Diseases(More)
Medication errors in the hospitals are not uncommon even in the developed countries. A 30 years old lady was admitted with 32 weeks pregnancy with gastroenteritis followed by intrauterine death. In the high dependency unit of obstetric department, accidentally 50 milliliters of liquid paraffin was administered intravenously. With 12 days of vigorous(More)