Vibhavri Y Deshpande

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OBJECTIVES The intensive care unit (ICU) is a setting where a large number of drugs are administered to patients and the costs of hospitalization and drug treatment are high. Information on drug utilization in intensive care units (ICUs) are lacking in western Nepal. The present study was carried out to obtain information on the basic demographic pattern of(More)
OBJECTIVES Information on the learning styles of medical students are lacking in medical colleges in Nepal. Learning styles may be associated with student understanding and may predict success in examination. The present study was carried out to obtain information on learning styles and preferences for teaching of fourth semester medical students and note(More)
In recent years, medical schools all over the world have instituted a variety of curricula to teach communication skills, professional values and ethics to medical students. Studies on the student attitudes towards doctor-patient relationships are lacking in Nepal. The present study was carried out to obtain information on the sharing and caring dimensions(More)
CONTEXT Previous studies have shown that students have both positive and negative attitudes towards communication skills training. However, studies in Nepal are lacking. OBJECTIVES The present study was carried out to determine the positive and negative attitudes of student respondents using the previously validated communication skills attitude scale(More)
Objective and rationale: Information on the utilization of cephalosporins is lacking in hospitals in western Nepal. The present study was carried out to obtain information on the demographic characteristics, cephalosporin prescribing patterns, sensitivity patterns of commonly isolated microorganisms, mean ± SD cost of drugs per patient and the cephalosporin(More)
OBJECTIVES Tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α secreted by macrophages and dendritic cells (DCs) plays a predominant role in arthritis. Our previous studies suggest that a small peptide, RVG-9R (29-aa peptide derived from the rabies virus glycoprotein, fused to 9R residues), can deliver small interfering RNA (siRNA) to macrophages and DCs. We therefore tested(More)
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