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Aspergillus spp. are widely distributed throughout the environment. They are opportunistic pathogens causing infection at various sites in the body such as lungs, sinuses, eyes, skin, central nervous system etc., Primary cutaneous aspergillosis is an uncommon disease entity. Primary infections usually occur at sites having disruption of the skin and usually(More)
We present a case of 10 year-old boy with oropharyngeal injury caused by a toothbrush which penetrated the parapharyngeal space. Initial examination revealed broken end of the toothbrush in oral cavity with the head of the toothbrush having bristles, beyond the soft palate. Tongue and palate were lacerated and there were blood and oral secretions in the(More)
CONTEXT Over ordering of blood is a common practice in elective surgical practice. Considerable time and effort is spent on cross-matching for each patient undergoing a surgical procedure. AIMS The aim of this study was to compile and review the blood utilization for two key departments (Neurosurgery and Surgery) in a level 1 trauma center. A secondary(More)
We report a case of posttraumatic skin and soft tissue infection in a patient who sustained laceration after being hit by a water tanker. Aeromonas hydrophila was isolated from pus and was identified to the species level by Vitek 2 and a battery of biochemical tests. The patient responded to thorough drainage, debridement of wound and 2 weeks of intravenous(More)
BACKGROUND There are studies to prove the role of amylase and lipase estimation as a screening diagnostic tool to detect diseases apart from acute pancreatitis. However, there is sparse literature on the role of serum and urine amylase, lipase levels, etc to help predict the specific intra-abdominal injury after blunt trauma abdomen (BTA). AIM To(More)
INTRODUCTION Paediatric extremity vascular injuries are infrequent, and management protocols draw significantly from adult vascular trauma experience necessitating a continuous review of evidence. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective registry review of all consecutive patients younger than 18 years age treated for extremity vascular trauma from 2007 to(More)
Comparative study of Takayasu arteritis in 3 Asian countries (India, Korea and Japan) has revealed some significant differences. In angiographic findings, Japanese patients more frequently have lesions at the aortic arch and/or its branches (99% of 96 cases), while most lesions in Korean (76% of 109 cases) and Indian patients (92% of 50 cases) are at the(More)
Elizabethkingia meningoseptica is an infrequent cause of hospital-acquired infections. The clinical and microbiological profiles of infections due to E. meningoseptica over a seven-year period at a Level-I trauma centre are reported in this study. Medical records of patients from whose clinical samples E. meningoseptica was isolated on more than one(More)
BACKGROUND A retrospective study was performed to identify the effect of non -operative management on splenic trauma patients and its implications at our Level I Trauma Centre between January 2007 and June 2008. METHODS Data regarding patient demography, mode of splenic injury, computerized tomography (CT) grading, blood transfusion requirement, operative(More)
Thoracic impalement injuries are very rare and the majority of patients do not survive to reach a medical care facility. In this case report, we describe the successful outcome of a case of double thoracic impalement by two steel tors, of which one steel tor had impaled two patients simultaneously. The case report highlights all aspects of managing such(More)