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Shivakumar J.,Karnataka Institute of Medical science | Shenoy J.P.,Father Muller Medical College | Karne S.L.,SDMCMSH | Muniyappanavar N.S.,BRIMS
Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences

The forced vital capacity (FVC) maneuver is central to a multitude of information about the functioning of the lungs. But for it serve this purpose proper performance of this complex maneuver is essential. Standards have been prescribed by various agencies to monitor the FVC maneuver, concentrating mainly on adults. Children in general find it difficult to satisfy these adult based standards, and especially the forced expiratory time (FET) criterion, which is a part of the end of test (EOT) criteria, is found to be most difficult to achieve. Technically acceptable FVC maneuvers obtained from 91 children yielded FET values which were analyzed and Pearson's correlation coefficients were derived with height, weight, age and body surface area (BSA). The children in the present study produced an average FET of 1.53s, and over the age, height and weight ranges FET exhibited a positive correlation. Hence adult based standards may not be achieved by children vis-à-vis FET, even though the curves obtained are technically acceptable as far as complete expiration is concerned. Source

Padmanabha T.S.,BRIMS | Gumma K.,BRIMS | Kulkarni G.P.,BRIMS
International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences

A retrospective analysis of Organophosphorus(OP) poisonoing cases admitted to emergency wards of BRIMS, Government Teaching Hospital, Bidar, Karnataka from July 2012 to Dec 2012 was done to study the profile of poisoning cases reported. Since Acute poisoning due to Organophosphorus compound is a common medical emergency and leads to morbidity and mortality in developing countries due easy accessibility and less cost of OP compounds in the market. Hence the present study is undertaken to know the poisoning pattern at BRIMS Teaching Hospital, Bidar. Objective of the study was to evaluate the pattern of OP poisoning and to study the socio-demographic profile of the same. Source

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