Suman Arora

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BACKGROUND In response to the novel influenza A H1N1 outbreak in the NY City area, 6090 patient samples were submitted over a 5-week period for a total of 14,114 viral diagnostic tests, including rapid antigen, direct immunofluorescence (DFA), viral culture and PCR. Little was known about the performance of the assays for the detection of novel H1N1 in the(More)
In baboons, lidocaine HCl was injected into the lingual (3 mg/kg), brachial (7 mg/kg), or femoral (7 mg/kg) arteries. Blood samples were taken from the internal carotid artery (ICA), internal jugular (IJV), external jugular (EJV), brachial (BV), or femoral (FV) vein, depending on the injection site, 6, 30, and 180 seconds after injection. Subsequently,(More)
Atrial fibrillation is a common arrhythmia in an intensive care unit. We performed a prospective observational study over a period of three months, to study the incidence, risk factors and outcome of patients who develop atrial fibrillation in a multidisciplinary intensive care unit. All patients above the age of 50 years were eligible. Exclusion criteria(More)
BACKGROUND The rapid diagnosis of influenza allows for prompt patient management and the initiation of appropriate infection control measures to reduce spread in healthcare settings. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical performance of the 3M Rapid Detection Flu A+B Test (3MA+B) as compared to R-Mix cell culture, direct immunofluorescence assay (DFA) and the(More)
Although the incidence of electrical burns is not very high this incidence is rising in India. The residual effects of electrical burns are sometimes very severe and long lasting, if not managed properly. This case report is of a patient who sustained severe electrical burns over his left arm, lower abdomen and perineal area. The injuries were so severe(More)
PURPOSE Maintaining systolic blood pressure (SBP) at 100% of baseline is best for fetal and maternal outcome. We hypothesized that irrespective of the vasopressor used, maintaining SBP at 100% of baseline with phenylephrine (P), metaraminol (M), or ephedrine (E) will produce the best fetal pH after cesarean section (LSCS) under subarachnoid block (SAB). (More)
Nutritional status of 34 children aged 24-72 months and infected with giardia was compared with that of 92 children matched for age, sex and income and 34 children matched for age, sex, income as well as birth order. Children without giardiasis were found to have better nutritional status in both comparisons. The difference was more pronounced in the second(More)
BACKGROUND Cervical spine immobilization results in a poor laryngeal view on direct laryngoscopy leading to difficulty in intubation. This randomized prospective study was designed to compare the laryngeal view and ease of intubation with the Macintosh, McCoy, and TruView laryngoscopes in patients with immobilized cervical spine. MATERIALS AND METHODS 60(More)