Anaesthesia for Bronchoscopy – A Review Article

Abstract Bronchoscopy as an investigation or therapeutic procedure demands anaesthesiologist to act accordingly. The present review will take the reader from rigid to fibreoptic flexible bronchoscopy. These procedures are now done as day care procedures in the operation theatre or in critical care units. Advantages and limitations of both rigid and flexible bronchoscopy are analysed. Recently, conscious sedation has come up as the commonly used anaesthetic technique for simple bronchoscopic procedures. However, general anaesthesia still remains a standard technique for more complex procedures...
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Monostotic Fibrous Dysplasia of the Ethmoid Sinus: A Report of an Unusual case

Abstract Fibrous dysplasia (FD) of bone is on neoplastic, slowly progressive benign lesion that develops over the years. It is seen in long bones and affection of craniofacial bone is the second commonly involved site. However, FD of paranasal sinuses is rare. Involvement of Ethmoid sinus has been seldom documented. The radiological studies i.e. computed tomography (CT) helps in diagnosis, which is confirmed by microscopic examination. Surgical intervention is the treatment of choice with rewarding results. We, encountered a case of FD of ethmoid sinus extending into nasal cavity, leading to...
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To Study the Ilizarov’s External Ring Fixator for Management of Infected Non-union Fracture of Tibia

Abstract Background: Infected non-union fractures of tibia can be treated by many modalities ranging from bone grafting, free tissue transfer, antibiotic cement and Ilizarov’s external ring fixator. Aim: It is to study the effectiveness of Ilizarov’s ring fixator system in treating non-union. Objectives: To evaluate the outcome of Ilizarov’s external ring fixator system applied for infected fracture non-union of tibia both clinically and radiologically. Study design: Prospective longitudinal observational. Result: The study comprised of 10 patients with the mean age of 43.2 years, with 2 fem...
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The Antiepileptic Effect of Riluzole and In Combination with Phenytoin on Maximal Electroshock Induced Seizures In Albino Rats: An Experimental Study

Abstract Despite the introduction of several new therapeutic options, a significant fraction of the patients with epilepsy continue to live with uncontrolled seizures. Although large no. of antiepileptic drugs are available in the market, most of these agents have a limited spectrum of antiepileptic activity and all have certain negative properties that limit their utility and complicate patients management, so there is still a need for an ideal antiepileptic agent with properties like broad spectrum activity, rapid onset of action, least side effects, good oral bioavailability and low cost...
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Patients Safety in Hospitals: An Overview

Abstract Indian health care industry has widest possible extremes in health care delivery. on the one hand there are brilliant doctors practicing state of the art medicine using the latest technology. on the other, we have in our hospitals and nursing homes ayahs, wart boys and other out sourced staff who have little or no concept of hygiene and sanitation. Health care institutions are of equally varying quality. Generally, the government and charitable hospitals are characterized by overcrowding, underfunding, and facilities are perpetually stretched to limit. Still, at times they are the un...
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Maitland Mobilization along with Conventional Physiotherapy in Lumbar Facet Joint Syndrome – A Case Series

Abstract Background: Interest in the lumbar facet joint has been revived in recent years and various modalities of treatment for lumbar facet joint syndrome have been described by numerous authors. This study was undertaken to find out effectiveness of Maitland lumbar spine mobilization and conventional physiotherapy in patients with lumbar facet joint syndrome. Purpose: to describe the management and outcomes of 5 patients with lumbar facet syndrome treated with Maitland Lumbar spine mobilization exercises. Study Design: A case series of consecutive patients with Lumbar Facet Joint Syndrome....
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Radiological Profile of Patients with Status Epilepticus from Rural Area

Abstract Status epilepticus is a medical emergency associated with significant morbidity & mortality. Its aetiology varies with age, time and other associated factors. The present study was carried out with an objective to find out the radiological profile of status epilepticus. Out of 50 patients diagnosed on clinical grounds as status epilepticus, 49 patients were subjected to computed tomography (CT)/ Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan. CT/ MRI examination revealed normal findings in 16 (32.65%) cases & abnormal findings in 33 (67.35%) cases. Ring enhancing lesion (20.40%) was found to...
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Comparison of Acapella TM Versus Flutter for Airway Clearance in COPD Patients: A Cross Over Trial

Abstract Background: Mechanical devices like Acapella & Flutter, which are able to create oscillatory positive expiratory pressure (PEP) have been used to promote mucus clearance. These devices prevent airway collapse by stenting the airways to promote collateral ventilation and thus assist in removal of secretions. The objective of present study was to compare Acapella versus Flutter for airway clearance in COPD patients. Material & Methods: 10 males & 5 females diagnosed as COPD based GOLD’s criteria and aged 45-65 years were conveniently selected from Dr. Vikhe Patil Hospital, Ahmednagar. ...
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Study of Oral Lesions In Patients Visiting A Dermatology Out Patient Department: A Cross Sectional Study In Tertiary Care & Teaching Hospital, Ahmednagar

Abstract Background: The oral cavity being readily accessible & visible part of the body opens a door for health care professionals regarding many systemic diseases & general health status. The oral lesions in dermatological diseases may be the early aspects of the disease manifestation or the most significant clinical appearance or the only sign/ & or symptom of such dermatological diseases & occasionally lesions occur simultaneously in the skin as well as mucous membrane. Aims: It is clinic-epidemiological study attempts to assess the aetiology of the oral manifestations & emphasizing the a...
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To Study the Sleep Pattern & Factors Affecting Sleep in the Adolescence

Abstract Background : The frequency of usage of mobile phones and music media increase with age and depends on socioeconomic status. While girls use mobile phones and music, boys use computers and games. Children's television viewing habits have been reported to be associated with variety of significant behavioral consequences, including obesity and poor eating habits, decreased physical activity and physical fitness. Objectives : The study is to assess the Sleep pattern & Factors affecting sleep in the adolescent. Methods : A total of 1210 subjects were assessed from age of 12 - 18 years ...
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