Shivaprakasha Krishna Naik

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Ventricular free wall rupture is a recognized complication of myocardial infarction. In recent years, the widespread availability of echocardiography has enabled prompt antemortem diagnosis. Consequently, an avenue for lifesaving surgical intervention has emerged for this hitherto fatal condition. We review the pathology and discuss strategies for(More)
CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE Bone mass is influenced by genetic and environmental factors. Recent studies have highlighted associations between maternal nutritional status during pregnancy and bone mass in the offspring. We hypothesized that maternal calcium intakes and circulating micronutrients during pregnancy are related to bone mass in Indian children.(More)
Recent studies have suggested there may be a high incidence of pulmonary and extrapulmonary sequelae among infants who have undergone repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). The aim of this study was to identify factors that predict high-risk cases to facilitate counseling of parents. Morbidity, defined as conditions requiring treatment and/or(More)
The mechanism of breathlessness on exertion in patients with chronic heart failure are still not fully understood. We therefore investigated the effects of ventilatory and gas exchange abnormalities on exercise capacity in chronic heart failure. Exercise testing was performed in 30 patients with exertional breathlessness due to chronic heart failure and in(More)
A 43-year-old orthotopic heart transplant recipient had coagulase-negative staphylococcus endocarditis 26 weeks after the operation. A diagnosis of endocarditis was confirmed and followed up by serial transoesophageal echocardiography. Treatment with intravenous gentamycin and vancomycin cured her endocarditis, and a 2.5 cm vegetation regressed(More)
OBJECTIVE The pulmonary transfer factor for carbon monoxide (TLCO) has been reported to decline following heart transplantation, but the time course of this decline is not well documented. The aim of this study was to define the longitudinal changes in TLCO after heart transplantation. METHODS Single breath TLCO, lung volumes and expiratory flow rates(More)
The authors tested the hypothesis that, in the paediatric population, the Hering-Breuer reflex would be provoked by the positive pressure inflation of mechanical ventilation (IPPV), and that the strength of the reflex would relate to the child's age and compliance of the respiratory system (CRS). During IPPV, changes in air flow, volume and airway pressure(More)
Aluminium phosphide is often implicated in accidental and suicidal poisoning in India. Ingestion of even half a fresh tablet invariably results in death, whereas exposed tablets are usually considered harmless. We report two cases of short-segment esophageal strictures that occurred following ingestion of exposed tablet of aluminium phosphide. Both cases(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Although impairment of the diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO) in heart transplant recipients is well-documented, there are limited data on its impact on exercise capacity in these patients. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of DLCO reduction on exercise capacity in heart transplant recipients. DESIGN(More)