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INTRODUCTION Traditional treatment of organophosphate poisoning (OP) with oximes has had limited success. Fresh frozen plasma (FFP) or albumin, acting as bioscavengers to mop up free organophosphate, has been recently proposed as a treatment modality. In this pilot open-label, three-arm, randomized controlled study exploring proof of concept, we evaluated(More)
This study was conducted to determine the incidence of hospital admissions following acute poisoning, nature of agents involved and change in pattern of poisoning over a 5-year period. Data from hospital records of all admissions to emergency department following acute poisoning collected prospectively were analysed for the period January 1993 to January(More)
To identify metabolic and other concomitants of a single important type of atherosclerotic cerebrovascular disease, 75 patients with angiographically and surgically proven internal carotid stenosis were compared with age and sex matched control subjects with respect to plasma cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose. They were also compared for blood(More)
INTRODUCTION Injuries of the hand have an enormous impact on hand function and on quality of life. Occupational injuries are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in India and their incidence has been steadily increasing. Sugarcane crushers produce juice using dangerous procedures. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine the knowledge,(More)
The 70 kDa heat shock protein (HSP70) is induced in cells exposed to chemical or physical stress. HSP70 facilitates cell survival by preventing protein denaturation and incorrect assembly of polypeptides. Induction of HSP70 messenger RNA (mRNA) synthesis also inhibits transcription of genes coding for pro-inflammatory cytokines. We analyzed whether HSP70(More)
The relationship between sperm antibodies, conception, and miscarriage was examined in 109 infertile couples. Antibodies present on the surface of husbands' ejaculated sperm and antibodies in husbands' or wives' sera that reacted with a purified population of the husbands' motile spermatozoa were detected by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. During an(More)
Snake bite incidence is highest in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. This retrospective audit of 533 adult patients, who had presented to the Emergency Department, collates clinical features, effect of pharmacologic interventions and the risk factors that influence morbidity and mortality. Dual toxicity, neurological and haematological, was observed in 30.4% of(More)
The largest democracy on earth, the second most populous country and one of the most progressive countries in the globe, India, has advanced tremendously in most conventional fields of Medicine. However, emergency medicine (EM) is a nascent specialty and is yet to receive an identity. Today, it is mostly practised by inadequately trained clinicians in(More)