Shoba N Nair

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OBJECTIVES Primary - To measure the prevalence of pain in HIV/AIDS with patients. Secondary - To assess the type, site, severity, management of pain and impact of pain on quality of life in these patients. DESIGN Multicentre cross-sectional survey (This paper is a pilot study). SETTINGS ART centre at St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore and(More)
INTRODUCTION Hyponatremia is an undertreated finding in clinical practice. It is the most common electrolyte abnormality. Hyponatremia can be asymptomatic or can cause symptoms ranging from nausea and lethargy to convulsions and coma. Palliative care patients have a multitude of symptoms and there are several contributing factors towards this. Hyponatremia(More)
BACKGROUND The pain associated with cancer is highly detrimental to the quality of life of the affected individuals. It also contributes to the anxiety of the patient. There is a need for a nonpharmacological approach in addition to the pharmacological therapy for the management of the pain for a more holistic improvement in the individual. With this study,(More)
BACKGROUND Palliative care in low and middle-income countries is a new discipline, responding to a greater patient need, than in high-income countries. By its very nature, palliative as a specialty has to network with other specialties to provide quality care to patients. For any medical discipline to grow as a specialty, it should be well established in(More)
CONTEXT Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disorder characterized by pain, stiffness, and loss of mobility of the joint. As the most prevalent form of arthritis and a leading cause of impairment, it is imperative to understand the treating doctor's perception of pain relief among these patients. OBJECTIVES To assess orthopedists' perspectives on pain(More)
BACKGROUND Drugs used in the palliative care unit for managing symptoms are major contributors toward the expenditure occurring in palliative care. This study was conducted to understand the prescription pattern of analgesic drugs in the patients who are receiving palliative care in a teaching hospital in India by a retrospective study of case records. (More)
Indian Journal of Palliative Care ¦ Volume 23 ¦ Issue 2 ¦ April-June 2017<lb>122<lb>Introduction: Death is inevitable but the manner in which a person<lb>dies is fundamental to the person concerned and their nearest and<lb>dearest. The effects of poor care leading to death are distressing for<lb>patients and also have long term effects for those closest to(More)
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