Thirunavukkarasu Arun Babu

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BACKGROUND Though doctors are considered to be respectful role models of professionalism and ethics, medical students are no strangers to academic dishonesty. AIM To assess the academic dishonesty practices among undergraduate students from private medical schools in India. METHODS A pre-tested and validated questionnaire containing 10 commonly done(More)
Branchial fistulae are formed due to the abnormal persistence of the embryonic branchial clefts. Complete branchial fistula with internal and external opening is extremely rare. We report a rare case of complete second arch branchial fistulae in a 7-year-old boy, which was confirmed by a fistulogram. The tract was completely excised and the patient was(More)
To evaluate the role of quadratus femoris muscle pedicle bone grafting along with open reduction and internal fixation in the treatment of neglected and ununited femoral neck fractures in young adults. Young adults within the age group of 15–45 years with ununited, old neglected fractures of femoral neck were included in the study. All patients underwent(More)
A case of 7-day-old male neonate with cefotaxime-induced near-fatal anaphylaxis is being reported. Child was started on intravenous cefotaxime on day 3 of life in view of early-onset sepsis with pneumonia, following which there was clinical improvement. Child was then shifted out of intensive care to general ward for completion of antibiotic course. One day(More)
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a chronic lung disease of infancy which is associated with prematurity and early lung injury resulting from mechanical ventilation. Oxygen toxicity, barotrauma, and volutrauma play key roles in its pathogenesis. Parenteral administration of Vitamin A to the newborn is the current recommended preventive therapy for BPD.(More)
We report a case of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) secondary to ingestion of Morinda coreia (Nonan) and Azadirachta indica (Neem) leaves extract in a nine months old child. This herbal extract is believed to accelerate weight gain in infants and is commonly used in South India.
Tonsilloliths are rare dystrophic calcification formed as a result of chronic inflammation of the tonsils. Tonsilloliths tend to occur more commonly with increasing age and are relatively rare in children. We report a case of unilateral tonsilloliths in an eight-year-old boy, who presented with earaches and history of regurgitating tiny yellowish-white foul(More)
Personal breastfeeding experiences of health care professionals play a major role in influencing their attitudes and expertise regarding counseling and managing breastfeeding issues in patients. This study was done with an objective of studying the current breastfeeding practices among health care professionals (HP) and their spouses and the factors(More)