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Mehta K.,Dy Patil Medical College And Hospital | Sahasrabudhe T.R.,Dy Patil Medical College And Hospital
Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences

The aim of the study was to study the differences in various parameters of lung function as assessed by spirometry in subjects who do regular aerobic exercises versus those not doing regular aerobic exercises in healthy young adults(mean age 26-28 years). Duration of Study was of 1 month. Sample Size was (n) =50 in each group. The groups were defined as follows: Group A (Study Group): Doing regular aerobic exercise for at least 20 minutes a day, for at least five days a week, for at least one year. Group B (Control Group): Not doing regular exercise as described above. A spirometry was performed. Mean FEV1/FVC in the study group was 85.39 as compared to 83.8 in the control group. Lung functions as assessed by spirometry are not significantly better in the persons doing regular aerobic exercises as compared to the persons not doing regular exercises. The good effects of regular exercises on respiratory function may be apparent after a longer duration of exercises and also may become more apparent in relatively older population when the functions of body systems start derailing. Doing a similar study in older population (age above 40 years) may help us to assess this hypothesis. Source

Badhwar V.R.,Dy Patil Medical College And Hospital | Ganapathy S.,Gurunanak Hospital | Prabhudesai P.P.,Lilavati Hospital and Research Center | Tulara N.K.,Sr. | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Association of Physicians of India

In community and family practice, infections are a common OPD presentation. In the management of common bacterial infections seen in community especially RTI, UTI, SSTI; cefuroxime a second generation cephalosporin with a broad spectrum of activity can be used for empirical treatment. To know current place of cefuroxime in the management of infections, physicians, surgeons, microbiologist, chest physician, gynecologist and pediatrician came together to discuss and debate their experience with cefuroxime and its place in today's world. Cefuroxime is a drug which balances efficacy with safety. Several international bodies and guidelines including the US FDA and The British Thoracic Society, the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) have recommended cefuroxime for the management of community acquired pneumonia and skin and soft tissue infection respectively. Cefuroxime has been recommended in the 2015 list of the US FDA list of drugs which can be used safely during pregnancy. Cefuroxime can become a useful empiric choice antibiotic for the Indian physicians treating urinary tract infections, respiratory tract infections and skin and soft tissue infections in their outpatient departments. © 2016, Journal of Association of Physicians of India. All rights reserved. Source

Singh P.K.R.,Dy Patil Medical College And Hospital | Sahasrabudhe T.,Dy Patil Medical College And Hospital | Dharmadhikari V.,Dy Patil Medical College And Hospital
Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences

Asthma being one of the most common respiratory disorder among children should be controlled in early childhood to prevent its long term complication. A number of misconceptions and wrong practices lead to poor compliance with the treatment thus causing uncontrolled disease and increasing the morbidity and mortality among the pediatric population. The present study was aimed to assess the knowledge of asthma and various misconception in parents of asthma patients. It was a questionnaire based study and each subject was interviewed personally. No leading question was given to the subjects. Of all subjects 37% of parents believed that the disease is not controllable, 51% of them believed that their children will not be able to take part in sports, almost half of then believes that tablets are a better then inhalers for treatment. 2% of the parent believed that the disease is contagious, 60% of them do not know about the chronic nature of disease. Most of the parents are not aware about the correct technique of taking DPI/PMDI. It was concluded that a number of misconceptions and wrong practices regarding use of inhalers are prevalent and thus various educational programs on the management of asthma needs to be organized. Source

Mane R.S.,Dy Patil Medical College And Hospital | Patil B.C.,Dy Patil Medical College And Hospital | Mohite A.A.,Dy Patil Medical College And Hospital
Clinical Rhinology

Mucormycosis refers to a severe infection with fungi of order Mucorales, seen in diabetic and immunocompromised patients. Rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis is known to exist in two forms, the well-known acute form and the less well-recognized chronic form. The most common presenting features of the chronic form are ophthalmologic, including ptosis, proptosis, visual loss and ophthalmoplegia. Here, we report a case of chronic rhinocerebral mucormycosis (RCM) presented with nonhealing oroantral fistula in a diabetic patient without any orbital symptoms. We are reporting this case for its unusual presentation. Source

Mhase A.,Dy Patil Medical College And Hospital | Sahasrabudhe T.,Dy Patil Medical College And Hospital | Meshram S.,Dy Patil Medical College And Hospital
Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences

Inhalational medicines are the mainstay of treatment of OAD. It is however a common observation of the clinicians that many patients are hesitant to use these devices or tend to stop them. As poor adherence to a inhalational medication regimen and inhalation technique are closely related to inadequate disease control, poor health outcomes, increasing utilization of health services and economic loss due to ineffective treatment. It is important to find out the reasons for such non-adherence. Therefore we thought to evaluate these factors in our patients so as to improve adherence to inhalational devices through proper counseling. After getting informed consent from patients, 102 patients were enrolled in the study. Predefined Questionnaire in patients own language were given to the patient and that was filled by marking true or false. This questionnaire included questions assessing adherence and non-adherence to inhalational therapy was then checked. Data of all such patients was analyzed at the end. Out of 102 patients 61 patients(59.80 %) were adhere to inhalational therapy and 41 patients (40.20 %) were non adherence to Inhalational therapy. And common reasons for adherence and non adherence were identified. Source

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