Antibiotic Usage And Rational Guideline Practices In Neonatal Sepsis

Author: Dr. Pradeep Suryawanshi VIMS Health Sci Journal:  2014, 1 (1) | Abstract | Download PDF | DOI: Abstract - Antibiotics are being extensively used in India today leading to emergence of multi-drug resistant pathogens, and increased incidence of fungal sepsis. A rational antibiotic policy needs to be in place to prevent the emergence of drug resistant strains. This review covers the common organisms causing neonatal sepsis in India, rationale for selection of antimicrobial agents, duration of therapy and the suggested steps to prevent antimicrobial resistance. Key Words: Early O...
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Severe Vitamin B12 Deficiency Leading To Cerebral Atrophy

Authors: Dr. S. S. More, Dr. A. H. Kasumbiwal, Dr. Nishikant V. Tiple  VIMS Health Sci Journal:  2014, 1 (1) | Abstract | PDF Download | DOI: Abstract: Background: Vitamin B deficiency is rare disorder in infants and is generally due to vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) deficiency in mother which is usually secondary to pernicious anemia, strict vegetarian diet and malnourishment. Neurological symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency in infants include irritability, failure to thrive, hypotonia and developmental regression /delay. We report a 9- month – old infant with insidious developmental regres...
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Scoliosis Deformity Correction: Case Report

Author: Dr. Ajay Ramesh Kothari VIMS Health Sci Journal:  2014, 1 (1) | Abstract | PDF Full Article | DOI: Abstract: Scoliosis is a disease that often occurs in childhood and adolescence. It causes the spine to curve abnormally to one side or the other and it resembles the letter S or C, whereas a normal spine is straight. When the spine curves the vertebral bones rotate and this may result in a rib prominence if the curve is in the thoracic part of the spine. If left untreated, the spine may become severely deformed and in extreme cases the heart and lungs may become affected. Thi...
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FIBULAR HEMIMELIA : A CASE REPORT

Authors: Dilip L. Lakhkar, Sangramsinh M. Bhagat ,Sandeep R. Shinde VIMS Health Sci Journal:  2014, 1 (1) | Abstract | PDF Full Article | DOI: Abstract : Fibular hemimelia is a partial or complete aplasia of the fibula and is usually associated with other anomalies of tibia and foot. It is the most common malformation among the long bone deficiency disorders. On plain radiograph of the leg and foot, significant fibular deficiency can be seen. In this case report, a 29 year old female presented with valgus deformity of right foot and was radiographically investigated and treated i...
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To study the effect of Pretreatment with Lidocaine and Diclofenac in Reducing Succinylcholine induced Myalgia

Authors: Pandey. A. K, Sunil Kumar. V, Saraf. R, Kale. S. VIMS Health Sci Journal:  2014, 1 (1) | Abstract | PDF Full Article | DOI: Abstract - Background: Succinylcholine, a depolarizing muscle relaxant, known for its rapid onset of action and fast emergence, is the preferred muscle relaxant for ambulatory anaesthesia, short surgical procedures and rapid sequence induction as it provides almost ideal intubating conditions. Postoperative myalgia is a minor but frequent adverse effect of succinylcholine administration. It prolongs hospital stay and increases the cost of treatment- a demerit...
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Efficacy Of Berg Balance Scale (BBS) To Predict Falls In Elderly Individuals

Author: Dr. Suvarna Ganvir VIMS Health Sci Journal:  2014, 1 (1) | Abstract | PDF Full Article | DOI: Abstract: Background: If a senior falls and is injured, his or her ability to live independently decreases. Even a fall that does not cause an injury can limit self confidence and ability to be comfortable living independently. Balance is one of the important factors contributing towards upright posture. This study is aimed to find out if there exists any correlation between Activity specific Balance confidence scale which assesses confidence and Berg Balance Scale which determines t...
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Manual vacuum aspiration- walk in and walk out procedure

Authors:  Dr. Gautam S. Aher, Dr. S. A. Shinde, Dr. U. G. Gavali VIMS Health Sci Journal:  2014, 1 (3) | Abstract | PDF Full Article | DOI: Abstract: Objective - To prove the efficacy, safety & simplicity of MVA with basic infrastructure. Method - This prospective study was conducted since January 2010- December 2012. Patients included in the study were up to 12 weeks of gestation who underwent MVA using double valve MVA syringe. Results - Procedure was done at OPD; time required was 10- 15 min. neither general anesthesia nor sedation was required. Efficacy of procedure was 99%. ...
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