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Percent change in B-type natriuretic peptide levels during treadmill exercise as a screening test for exercise-induced myocardial ischemia.
BACKGROUND Myocardial ischemia leads to changes in regional wall stress. Induction of ischemia during a treadmill exercise, although brief, may lead to transient elevation in the plasma level of… Expand
Extrapulmonary drug-resistant tuberculosis at a drug-resistant tuberculosis center, Mumbai: Our experience – Hope in the midst of despair!
Background: Drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) is a global problem with only 52% reported cure rate. Extrapulmonary (EP) DR-TB poses a formidable diagnostic, therapeutic challenge. We aimed to study… Expand
Prevalence of Pre-Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis ( Pre XDR-TB ) and Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis ( XDR-TB ) among Pulmonary Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis ( MDR-TB ) at a…
Background: India is a high burden country for Tuberculosis (TB). As per the World Health Organization (WHO) statistics, 24000 cases of Multi Drug Resistant (MDR) TB were diagnosed in India in 2014.… Expand
Utility of para-aminosalicylic acid in drug-resistant tuberculosis: Should it be classified as Group D3 or Group C?
Background: The World Health Organization drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) 2016 guidelines reclassified para-aminosalicylic acid (PAS) as Group D3 “add-on” drug. We studied our DR-TB data wherein… Expand
Pulmonary function testing involves a battery of tests from the simple pulse oximetry to the cardiopulmonary exercise testing. Impulse oscillometry (IOS) is one of the newly described pulmonary… Expand
Unveiling the new definitions, diagnostic basis, and therapeutic approaches
Tuberculosis (TB) is a notifiable infectious disease. Globally, 20% patients of TB are contributed by India. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program… Expand
Flow volume loop as a diagnostic marker
Dyskeratosis Congenita Associated Non-Specific Interstitial Pneumonia
Dyskeratosis Congenita (DC) is a rare inherited disorder of ectodermal dysplasia. It consists of a classical mucocutaneous triad of abnormal skin pigmentation, nail dystrophy and leukoplakia.… Expand
TROPICAL PULMONARY EOSINOPHILIA- AN ELABORATE CASE SERIES
COPD Exacerbations: Clinical Management Options
Acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) is a sudden and sustained worsening in cough, dyspnoea and/or sputum production in patients with COPD. AECOPD is an infrequent… Expand