Sandeep Tripathi

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Peripheral intravenous access is a common but stressful pediatric procedure. Though in use for some decades now, there is no consensus on factors affecting the duration of patency and complications. The present study is a randomized controlled trial covering all aspects associated with vascular access. This prospective interventional study was conducted(More)
A considerable section of the population in India accesses the services of individual private medical practitioners (PMPs) for primary level care. In rural areas, these providers include MBBS doctors, practitioners of alternative systems of medicine, herbalists, indigenous and folk practitioners, compounders and others. This paper describes the profile,(More)
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome (MAS) is an important cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the role of steroids in the management of MAS. This was a double blinded randomized controlled trial and a prospective Interventional Study over one-year period in the neonatal unit of the Lady Hardinge Medical College(More)
PURPOSE To determine the levels of TNFa and IL-1beta in tracheal aspirates of neonates with meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) and to ascertain whether the use of steroids by systemic or nebulized routes suppresses the levels of these inflammatory markers. METHODS This was a double blind, randomized, controlled, prospective, interventional study done over(More)
OBJECTIVE To present a case of foreign body aspiration in a child with unilateral lung aplasia and successful removal of the foreign body by bedside flexible bronchoscopy. DATA SOURCE Case details were obtained from medical records. STUDY SELECTION Eighteen-month-old girl with unilateral lung aplasia. DATA EXTRACTION AND SYNTHESIS Demographic details(More)
BACKGROUND Although under-reported and understudied, unplanned extubations carry a significant risk of patient harm and even death. They are an important yardstick of quality control of care of intubated patients in the ICU. A unit-based risk assessment and multidisciplinary approach is required to decrease the incidence of unplanned extubations. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVES With increasing complexity of critical care medicine comes an increasing need for multidisciplinary involvement in care. In many institutions, pharmacists are an integral part of this team, but long-term data on the interventions performed by pharmacists and their effects on patient care and outcomes are limited. We aimed to describe the role of(More)