Ruchi Arora Sachdeva

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OBJECTIVE To determine body image satisfaction among newly entrant women students in a professional institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study using body image satisfaction described in words was undertaken, which also explored relationship with body mass index (BMI) and other selected co-variables such as socio-demographic details,(More)
INTRODUCTION The increased use of organophosphate (OP) insecticides and the ever increasing possibility of terror groups using nerve agents underscore the need to develop effective and safe antidotes against OP poisoning. While intramuscular administration of nerve gas antidotes like atropine sulphate has certain lacunae, intravenous route is neither(More)
A hospital-based cross-sectional study was undertaken to determine proportion of gross congenital malformation (GCMF) occurring at intramural births. Rate of GCMF was found to be 16.4/1000 consecutive singleton births (>28 weeks) with three leading malformation as anencephaly (44.68%), talipes equinovarus (17.02%) and meningomyelocele (10.63%). Higher risk(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine level of HIV/AIDS knowledge among first-year MBBS, nursing and pharmacy students of a health university. MATERIALS AND METHODS A pre-designed, pre-tested, anonymous self-administered, semi-structured questionnaire was circulated among available 129, 53 and 55 first-year MBBS, nursing and pharmacy students during Oct' 09. Data entry,(More)
Hemorrhagic pleural effusion is a common clinical entity still diagnosis is often missed. An unusual and often over-looked cause of pleural effusion is an intra-abdominal process including complication arising due to pancreatitis. We report a rare case of massive left sided hemorrhagic pleural effusion in a patient due to pancreatic pathology.
OBJECTIVE To describe profile of births occurring in teaching institution on selected parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS Considering feasibility, four months were systematically chosen for two-year time frame over a decade to gather selected information of consecutive singleton intramural births from log books of labor room on structured pro-forma. Data(More)
Epidemiological information on tuberculosis (TB) has always been vital for planning control strategies. It has now gained further importance for monitoring the impact of interventions to control the disease. The present study was done to estimate the prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis in industrial population in a tertiary care centre in north India. It(More)