Chandel L.R.,Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital Shimla IGMC |
Chandel L.R.,Dr Rajendra Prasad Medical College And Hospital |
Kanga A.,Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital Shimla IGMC |
Thakur K.,Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital Shimla IGMC |
And 3 more authors.
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India | Year: 2012
Objectives: A prospective study was conducted in the Department of microbiology (IGMC) and the Department of obstetrics & gynecology (KNH), Shimla, and Himachal Pradesh over a period of 1 year from May 2005 to April 2006 on 463 asymptomatic pregnant females with a period of gestation (POG) 28 weeks or less. The aim was to find out the prevalence of pregnancy associated bacteriuria and bacterial causes responsible for this entity. Methods: The pregnant women were taught to collect the urine sample by aseptic technique which was then subjected to semi quantitative culture method. Results: Significant bacteriuria was present in 7.34% cases. About 78% samples were found to be sterile. Insignificant count and growth of contaminants was positive in 1 and 13% samples, respectively. The most common etiological agent came out to be E. coli followed by other gram positive and gram negative organisms. Conclusion: Asymptomatic bacteriuria is a common occurrence which should be diagnosed and treated in early pregnancy keeping in view its adverse effects on pregnancy. © 2012 Federation of Obstetric & Gynecological Societies of India.
Piyush G.,Dr Rajendra Prasad Medical College And Hospital |
Nivedita S.,Dr Rajendra Prasad Medical College And Hospital |
Seema S.,Dr Rajendra Prasad Medical College And Hospital |
Amar S.,Dr Rajendra Prasad Medical College And Hospital
Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology | Year: 2015
Acute dapsone poisoning is uncommon in childhood. The most frequent side effects are dose-related methemoglobinemia and hemolytic anemia, and rarely, can cause an idiosyncratic reaction, called dapsone hypersensitivity syndrome (DHS). Methemoglobinemia is a potentially life-threatening disorder characterized by the presence of >1% methemoglobin (metHb) in the blood. Symptoms produced depends upon methemoglobin levels. Methylene blue (MB) is the mainstay of treatment in severe cases. Other modalities used in less severe cases are activated charcoal and ascorbic acid. We hereby report two pediatric cases of accidental dapsone poisoning induced methemoglobinemia with severe symptoms, treated successfully with supportive therapy and ascorbic acid. © 2015, Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. All rights reserved.