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Writing the proposal of a research work in the present era is a challenging task due to the constantly evolving trends in the qualitative research design and the need to incorporate medical advances into the methodology. The proposal is a detailed plan or 'blueprint' for the intended study, and once it is completed, the research project should flow(More)
BACKGROUND Dexmedetomidine has been shown to blunt the stress response to surgery. Hence a study was designed to evaluate the effect of intravenous (IV) Dexmedetomidine infusion during general anesthesia for abdominal surgeries on blood glucose levels and on Sevoflurane requirements during anesthesia. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty patients scheduled for(More)
AIMS Intravenous (IV) dexmedetomidine with excellent sedative properties has been shown to reduce analgesic requirements during general anaesthesia. A study was conducted to assess the effects of IV dexmedetomidine on sensory, motor, haemodynamic parameters and sedation during subarachnoid block (SAB). METHODS A total of 50 patients undergoing(More)
CONTEXT Epidural anesthesia provides the advantage of segmental blockade and many adjuvants have been added to shorten the onset of action, improve the quality of analgesia and prolong the duration of analgesia. Magnesium sulphate(MgSO4) by virtue of its anti-iociceptive property has been administered by various routes. AIM To assess the effect of MgSO4(More)
BACKGROUND Extubation is known to produce significant hemodynamic disturbances. There is a need to avoid increase in heart rate and blood pressure in hypertensive and cardiac patients and in vascular, neuro and intraocular surgeries. AIMS To study the ability of dexmedetomidine to attenuate the hemodynamic responses during extubation. MATERIALS AND(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Dexmedetomidine (DMT), as intrathecal adjuvant has been shown to successfully prolong duration of analgesia but delay the motor recovery. Hence, this study was designed to find out the dose of DMT which can provide satisfactory analgesia without prolonging motor block. METHODS A total of 50 patients scheduled for elective perianal(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Organophosphate compound poisoning (OPCP) is associated with high incidence of delirium. Melatonin has been tried in the treatment of delirium and has shown a beneficial effect in OPCP. This study was conducted to know the effect of melatonin on duration of delirium and recovery profile in OPCP patients. METHODS Double-blind randomised(More)
BACKGROUND Organophosphorus compound poisoning (OPCP) is a major public health problem in developing countries like India. Atropine and oximes remain the main-stay of management. Magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) has shown benefit in the management of OPCP. AIMS This study was designed to assess the effect of MgSO4 on outcome in OPCP patients admitted to(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Studies have demonstrated minimal hemodynamic variation and postoperative complications with ProSeal laryngeal mask airway (PLMA) compared to endotracheal tube (ETT). Hence, a study was conducted to compare the ventilatory parameters and airway dynamics required to maintain normocarbia and stable hemodynamics with PLMA and ETT. (More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The newer trend in regional anaesthesia for ambulatory anorectal surgeries advocate use of lower dose of local anaesthetic, providing segmental block with adjuvants such as opioids and α2 agonists to prolong analgesia. The current study investigated effects of addition of 5 μg of dexmedetomidine to 6 mg of hyperbaric bupivacaine on(More)