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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)
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)
A prospective study comparing standardized non-bronchoscopic bronchoalveolar lavage (sNB-BAL) and non-specific endotracheal aspirate (NsETA) in the microbiological diagnosis of pneumonia in mechanically ventilated patients is described. One hundred episodes in 82 mechanically ventilated patients with or without radiological and clinical diagnostic criteria(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)
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)
We studied retrospectively 80 elderly patients who had been admitted to hospital with tuberculosis (TB) between January 1988 and June 1993. There were 64 with pulmonary TB and 16 with miliary tuberculosis (MTB). The mean age was 70+/-7.5 years (range 60-88 years) with 56% over 70 years of age. Underlying disease preceding TB was present in 86.3% patients.(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)
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)