Sathappan Karuppiah

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OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY To identify the factors causing high lactate levels in patients undergoing cardiac surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and to assess the association between high blood lactate levels and postoperative morbidity and mortality. METHODS A retrospective observational study including 370 patients who underwent cardiac surgeries(More)
Over the years, there has been a growing recognition of the potential negative sequelae of allogeneic blood products on postoperative outcomes following cardiac surgery. In addition, followers of the Jehovah's Witness (JW) faith have a religious restriction against receiving blood or blood components. Advances in perioperative care, cardiopulmonary bypass(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Modern sulfonylureas like glimepiride offer effective glycemic control with extrapancreatic benefits and good tolerability. The objective of the present study was to evaluate and compare safety and efficacy of glimepiride and sitagliptin in combination with metformin in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). METHODS In(More)
A 23-year-old woman, who underwent a percutaneous transluminal mitral commissurotomy for a tight mitral stenosis, developed an acute ischemic stroke involving the proximal right middle cerebral artery territory. She had a dense left hemiplegia with a National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score of 12. She was emergently treated within 1 hour with(More)
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