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)
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)
PURPOSE To determine whether central venous pressure at the common iliac vein reflects right atrial pressure in adult patients. METHODS In this prospective, non-blinded study 26 mechanically-ventilated adult patients were studied. Simultaneous pressure readings were obtained from the right atrium (TCVP) and the common iliac vein (ACVP). RESULTS There(More)
The diagnosis of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is frequently missed or delayed with consequent delay in instituting therapy in the crucial phase of the illness. The role of MRI in the diagnosis of ADEM is well established, however, the value of its early utilization of treatment on the outcome of patients has not been adequately stressed.(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)
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)