Ritu Aggarwal

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BACKGROUND Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) are the most frequent infections among patients in Intensive care units (ICUs). AIMS To know the bacterial profile and determine the antibiotic susceptibility pattern of the lower respiratory tract isolates from patients admitted to the ICU. SETTINGS AND DESIGN Tertiary care hospital, retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) are the most frequent infections among patients in intensive care units (ICUs). AIM To track the resistance rate among the causative agents causing LRTI in the ICU patients. DESIGN AND SETTINGS This is a retrospective study done in a tertiary care hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS Transtracheal or(More)
AIMS To know the distribution and antifungal susceptibility pattern of Candida species in neonatal septicemia cases. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a prospective analysis blood samples from 825 clinically suspected cases of neonatal septicemia, collected aseptically, were cultured to look for the role of Candida spp. in septicemia. Candida isolates were(More)
OBJECTIVES (i)To know the etiology of bacteraemia in children, (ii) To learn the antibiotic sensitivity pattern of the isolates. METHOD Over the period of thirteen months 4,368 blood samples (for blood culture) were collected from children in the age group of 0 day-14 years, suspected of having fever and sepsis. Blood samples were collected for blood(More)
Celecoxib, a selective cyclo-oxygenase-2 (Cox-2) inhibitor, prevents the formation of prostaglandins, responsible for maintenance of renal function. Celecoxib administration may lead to renal damage. Since free radicals and antioxidant mechanisms play a significant role in renal injury; this study was designed to evaluate the role of oxidative stress in(More)
PURPOSE The present study was designed to detect the extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) production in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and to evaluate the susceptibility pattern. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred forty-eight isolates of P. aeruginosa were analyzed for the presence of ESBL enzyme by double disc synergy test. Antibiotic sensitivity pattern of(More)
BACKGROUND We compared the effects of adding dexmedetomidine to a 30 ml solution of 0.325% bupivacaine in supraclavicular brachial plexus block. Onset and duration of sensory and motor block along with the duration of analgesia were the primary endpoints. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty patients posted for upper limb surgeries were enrolled for a prospective,(More)
BACKGROUND Detection of extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) production among uropathogens is an important marker of endemicity. AIM Intervention of this endemic transmission is important for the control of initial outbreak of ESBL producing organisms in a hospital or specialized unit of hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS During the study period of one and(More)
' 2003 Canadian Medical Association A cysts are rare, and mostly asymptomatic. The incidence in autopsy series varies from 0.064% to 0.18%. With computed tomography (CT) and ultrasonography, more cysts are being detected incidentally. In one study, adrenal cysts were discovered incidentally in 0.02% of 12 000 CT scans. We describe a case of a giant adrenal(More)