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Chetana N.,Ghaisas ENT Hospital | Jayesh R.,MIMSR Medical College
Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery

Subjective Visual Vertical (S.V.V.) assesses the ability to perceive verticality which depends on visual, vestibular and somatosensory inputs. The judgment of verticality is altered when there is otolith dysfunction. Objective of our study was to present a simple method to assess S.V.V. and to analyze S.V.V. changes in various vestibular disorders. 100 subjects presenting with vestibular disorders in period of 1 year 2 months were subjected to Neurotological history and examination. Patients with non-vestibular causes were excluded. S.V.V was tested with a simple innovative device—a specially designed bucket. The angle of deviation from vertical was noted in degrees. Normal deviation is 0 ± 2°. Out of 23 patients with vestibular neuritis 83 % showed abnormal S.V.V. Amongst 11 patients of Meniere’s disease, 55 % and 42 patients of BPPV, 71 % had abnormal S.V.V. Amongst 24 patients with other causes 15 % showed abnormal S.V.V. S.V.V is a reliable screening tool in assessment of vestibular dysfunction along with other clinical tests. It has a prognostic value during recovery following vestibular damage. The modified ‘Bucket’ is a simple, easy to use and cost-effective device to do the S.V.V. in daily practice. © 2014, Association of Otolaryngologists of India. Source

Hartalkar A.,Rural Medical College | Nagoba B.,MIMSR Medical College
Indian Journal of Surgery

We report an unusual presentation of inguinal TB lymphadenitis in a 16-years old unmarried female with multiple discharging sinuses. © 2012 Association of Surgeons of India. Source

Deshpande R.H.,MIMSR Medical College | Wadde S.K.,P.A. College
International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences

Objective: Aim of the present study was to evaluate the awareness of health workers about universal work precautions and implementation of their knowledge in private institutes of Latur. Methodology Cross-sectional study of health workers was conducted using a self-administered questionnaire, which enquired about knowledge, attitude and practices of universal work precautions. Results: 210 questionnaires were sent to health workers and 150 of them were returned giving a response rate of 72%. 96% of the participants were aware of universal work precautions. Out of 150 participants 53.33% were injured while working and 68.75% of them used the first aid box. All the participants wore gloves during laboratory work but 53.43 % wore a single pair. 47.94 % of the participants claimed to know what to do if exposed to infection. 5.33% of the participants ate in the laboratory, 2.22% of them stored foods and water in the refrigerators, 2.22% of them put on cosmetics in the laboratory. 61.33% were immunized against hepatitis B virus (HBV). 47.94% of them did take shower immediately after laboratory work. 58.0% of the participants did not feel that the use of masks is necessary at the place of work. Conclusion: The knowledge, attitude and practical implementation of universal work precautions amongst health workers is poor. Source

Chilwant K.S.,Mimer Medical College | Muglikar A.G.,MIMSR Medical College
International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences

The present study investigates the Nephroprotective effect of honey in albino rats. Assessment of renal damage induced by Gentamicin was done by using biochemical and histological parameters. Source

Sabiha S.T.,MIMSR Medical College | Nilekar S.L.,S R T R Medical College
Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science

Objective: The aim of the present study is to know Phage typing and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of Salmonella species. Methods:Atotal of 32 Salmonella species isolated from stool and blood specimen were included in the study. They were sent for phage typing to Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi. Antimicrobial susceptibility was done by using Kirby Bauer disc diffusion method. Results: Majority of Salmonella typhi belongs to phage type E1 and biotype I. Decreased susceptibility of the isolate was observed to Ampicillin, Cotrimoxazole, Cephalexin and Gentamicin. Majority of the isolates were sensitive to Ciprofloxacin. Conclusion: Predominant phage type was E1. The antibiotic sensitivity pattern is changing and resistant cases are emerging due to inappropriate use of antibiotics. Source

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