Srinivasan M. Iyer

Learn More
— We develop a continuous-time Markov chain model of a dependability system operating in a randomly changing environment and subject to probabilistic cascading failures. A cascading failure can be thought of as a rooted tree. The root is the component whose failure triggers the cascade, its children are those components that the root's failure immediately(More)
BACKGROUND Secondary abdominal compartment syndrome (sACS) in adults with severe burns is commonly unsuspected, can be rapidly fatal and seriously compromises the reliability of urine output as an indicator of perfusion and resuscitation status. Current literature lacks an exhaustive, evidence-based review critically appraising all retrieved literature on(More)
Non-absorbable sutures are routinely used in flexor tendon repair. Silicone coated sutures are known to cause intense granuloma formation, and Ticron is well known to cause such late foreign body type reactions. We report a case of palmar granuloma following flexor tendon repair using Ticron. Although commonly used in flexor tendon repair, the authors could(More)
Although pyogenic granulomas are often clinically associated with foreign bodies or recurrent traumatic injury, this association is not well documented. We report a case of a recurrent, intractable pyogenic granuloma due to a missed foreign body. An extensive search retrieved no previous literature reporting this association. This lack of evidence bases may(More)
OBJECTIVE Animal bites represent a significant global health issue. The evidence in the literature regarding their management in many areas is conflicting and unclear. This project attempts to identify current evidence in the literature on the management of animal bites and assess if current practice in the United Kingdom is evidence based. MATERIALS AND(More)
A career in surgery in the United Kingdom demands a commitment to a long journey of assessment. The assessment methods used must ensure that the appropriate candidates are selected into a programme of study or a job and must guarantee public safety by regulating the progression of surgical trainees and the certification of trained surgeons. This review(More)
BACKGROUND Zone 1 flexor digitorum profundus injury often precludes the use of a simple core suture as a result of a distal remnant that is too short. The aim of this study was to assess the senior author's (S.I.) simple technique for reinsertion of the flexor digitorum profundus tendon. METHODS The case series consisted of 12 patients who required a(More)
The transmission of light through metallic films with periodic double nanoholes is studied using vectorial three-dimensional finite element method. Special emphasis is given on understanding different transmission resonances arising in gold and silver films with periodic sub-wavelength holes of different shapes. The spectral shift of the hole-shape(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to identify the predictors of hospital mortality in children with acute infective disorders of the central nervous system using an aggregate Modified Glasgow Coma Scale (MGCS) score and other clinical variables assessed within 24 hours of hospitalization. METHODS We did a prospective cohort study in a teaching and referral(More)