Saurabh Kumar Das

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PURPOSE Early confirmation of endotracheal tube placement is of paramount importance to prevent hypoxia and its catastrophic consequences. Despite certain limitations, capnography is considered the gold standard to evaluate the proper placement of an endotracheal tube. Ultrasound is a novel tool with some definitive advantages over capnography. It enables a(More)
To evaluate the role of staging workup in primary and recurrent malignant melanoma, we reviewed the results in 115 patients with primary melanoma and in 28 patients with recurrent disease who underwent evaluation with chest roentgenograms, radionuclide bone and liver scans, and either a radionuclide brain scan or computed tomography of the brain. Upper(More)
BACKGROUND Progestin or estrogen-progestin combination therapy has not proven useful in the treatment of endometriosis of the abdominal scar after cesarean delivery. We report our experience in managing this condition with a gonadotropin agonist. CASE A 22-year-old black woman with a history of two previous cesareans developed endometriosis of the(More)
We recorded heart rhythms of 40 older patients (20 medicated for cardiovascular disease and 20 not medicated for cardiovascular disease) during an outpatient oral surgery visit to determine overall arrhythmia incidence and severity, differences in incidence associated with cardiovascular medication status, and the impact of surgical intervention on(More)
H-reflex was studied in 43 patients with low back pain (including 20 patients with neurological deficit corresponding to S1 radix and 23 patients without deficit) and 20 control subjects. Among patients with neurological deficit the abnormality consisted of absent H-reflex (7 patients), increased H-latency (3 patients), reduced H/M maximal amplitude ratio(More)
BACKGROUND Patients undergoing craniotomy, experience moderate to severe pain in postoperative period. Flupirtine does not have side effects like sedation and increase postoperative bleeding, so it may be a useful analgesic in neurosurgical patients. We designed this prospective, randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the role of(More)
Present study relates to the results of investigations on 16 patients with Ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Age of the patients ranged from 16 to 44 (median 25) years. Male female ratio was 4.3:1. Sacroileitis was detected in all the patients. Seven patients each had stage 1 and 2 disease. Two other patients had stage 3 disease. Lower mean Hb per cent was(More)
Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy may involve extra-nodal tissue sites. Skeletal involvement is uncommon and has always been associated with disease in other nonosseous locations. The present case is the first to document sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy arising primarily within bone and unaccompanied by disease elsewhere.
An orthopaedic surgeon and a vascular surgeon jointly conducted 30 operations for thoracic outlet syndrome in 27 patients, having done the preoperative assessments in conjunction with a neurologist. Anterior scalenectomy was performed by the supraclavicular route except in one case where the infraclavicular route was used. The further surgical procedure was(More)