Sunithi Solomon

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BACKGROUND Human immunodeficiency virus infection/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a major health problem in India. The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) of India reports a seropositivity of 25.03 per thousand for the whole country, as of October 1999. In spite of this high prevalence there are very few reports of oral lesions and(More)
The Logical Memory (LM) subtest of the Wechsler Memory Scale has been characterized by imprecise scoring instructions which can make data interpretation and study comparisons difficult. A total of 339 adults, from 18 to 83 years old, took either Form I or Form II of the LM. Verbal recall of the story passages was evaluated using gist and verbatim scoring(More)
This study describes a specific memory impairment in subjects taking either of two kinds of centrally active anti-hypertensive agents. Verbal memory impairment was present in hypertensive and normotensive patients taking methyldopa or propranolol hydrochloride, while hypertensive patients receiving only a diuretic did not show this deficit. Visual memory(More)
Auras of visual aberrations as well as other neurological disturbances including somatosensory and perceptual symptoms that precede a headache distinguish migraine with aura (classic migraine) from migraine without an aura (common migraine) and other varieties of headache. Visual auras that characterize migraine with aura can be classified and distinguished(More)
Nevirapine is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, widely used in combination with other antiretroviral agents for treatment of HIV infection. Steven Johnson syndrome (SJS) is the major toxicity of nevirapine. We describe here four cases of SJS in HIV seropositive patients following nevirapine therapy. In all four cases cutaneous(More)
The postoperative hospital course of 54 patients with a past history of psychiatric illness was studied through chart review. Both chronic schizophrenics and chronic depressives tolerated surgical procedures well, without any unusual difficulties or exacerbation of psychiatric illness. They represented no management problems. Patients with acute, severe(More)
Data from a 4-year prospective study suggest that the objectives of the NIMH Psychiatry Education Branch for psychiatry residents in regard to consultation-liaison training can be achieved. Residents developed a more positive view about consultation-liaison psychiatry and saw themselves more as integral members of the general hospital; some were influenced(More)
This paper reports special problems and techniques of teaching liaison and consultation psychiatry to psychiatric residents. It has become apparent that traditional methods of resident training are inadequate, and that specialized techniques of supervision are required to help the resident deal with the unique aspects of the liaison and consultation(More)
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