Rikinder Sandhu

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Interest in noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation both as an alternative to intubation and mechanical ventilation and as a unique therapy has grown over recent years. Clinical and patient acceptance is highest in neuromuscular deficits, but supporting evidence for its use in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is highly dependent on the application.(More)
A 25-year-old man had granulomatous angiitis of the CNS. The disease began with symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection; it had a relentless course, simulating viral encephalitis, with the patient dying some six months after the onset of symptoms. The lesions were confined to small intracranial arteries and veins, predominantly about the(More)
Buschke-Lowenstein tumor is a relatively rare sexually transmitted disease. It is a neoplasm of the anogenital region which has benign appearance on histopathology but is locally destructive. It carries a high recurrence rate and a significant potential for malignant transformation. Human papilloma virus has been implicated as an etiologic agent for this(More)
Invasive meningococcal disease is a serious life-threatening infection. Skin rash is present in about half of the patients with meningococcal infection. However it could be easily missed if no thorough cutaneous examination is performed. Herein, we present a patient with invasive meningococcal serogroup B infection with diffuse cutaneous purplish rash and(More)
BACKGROUND Community-acquired pneumonia and healthcare-associated pneumonia are often treated with prolonged antibiotic therapy. Procalcitonin (PCT) has effectively and safely reduced antibiotic use for pneumonia in controlled studies. However, limited data exists regarding PCT guidance in real-world settings for management of pneumonia. METHODS A(More)
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