Sharad Damodar

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OBJECTIVES To study the clinico-epidemiological trends in melioidosis, an emerging disease in the western coastal region of India. METHODS Data of 95 patients with melioidosis in the western coastal region of India were retrospectively analyzed with respect to monthly rainfall, risk factors, clinical presentations, and outcome. RESULTS A strong linear(More)
BACKGROUND In regions endemic for tuberculosis (TB) such as India, presumptive anti-tuberculosis treatment is often prescribed. Melioidosis, caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, is underdiagnosed in India, due to lack of awareness and a low index of suspicion. SETTING A tertiary care hospital in south India. OBJECTIVE To present our analysis of a series(More)
As a major proportion of antibacterials used in hospital practice are for surgical prophylaxis, an audit of practice in relation to antibacterial prophylaxis in general surgery was undertaken over a four week period in a teaching hospital to assess the extent to which principles governing surgical antibacterial prophylaxis were practised and to provide a(More)
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