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Rungta R.,Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac science RTIICS | Jha R.K.,Rajendra Institute of Medical science RIMS
Journal, Indian Academy of Clinical Medicine

Situs inversus with levocardia aka situs inversus incomplitus, an uncommon congenital positional anomaly can be a diagnostic problem at times. We present a case of situs inversus incomplitus that was picked-up during routine investigations of a young male with a cardiac murmur. © 2016, Indian Academy of Clinical Medicine. All rights reserved. Source

The objective of the manuscript is to evaluate the effectiveness of NACKED EYE SINGLE TUBE RED CELL OSMOTIC FRAGILITY TEST (NESTROFT) as screening tool for detection of B-THALASSEMIA TRAIT against the HPLC method. NESTROFT and HPLC METHOD were applied to blood sample of 84 patients of suspected cases of B-Thalassemia and other haemoglobinopathies. Out of 84, Beta Thal Trait 13 cases (15.4%), Delta Beta Thal Trait 9(10.7%), Thal Major 5(5.9%), HPFH 7(8.3), Sickle Homo 12 (14.2 %), Sickle Trait 10(11.9%) Sickle Thal Trait 7(8.3%) & IDA 21(25%) cases were detected by HPLC. The NESTROFT test was successful in detecting 12/13 subjects with B-Thalassemia trait. Sensitivity of the test was 92.31 % and specificity was 63.38 %. The test was positive in detecting other haemoglobinopathies like sickle cell disease also. The test proved to be simple, cheap easy to perform and adaptable for mass screening coming close to an ideal screening test for B-Thalassemia trait. Source

Haider S.,Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences | Kumari S.,Rajendra Institute of Medical science RIMS
Indian Journal of Community Health

Background: Hospitals are the centre of cure and also the important centres of infectious waste generation. Effective management of Biomedical Waste (BMW) is not only a legal necessity but also a social responsibility. Aims and Objectives: To assess the knowledge and practice in managing the biomedical wastes among nursing staff and student nurses in RIMS, Ranchi. Materials and methods: The study was conducted at RIMS, Ranchi from Oct 2013 to March 2014 (6 months). It was a descriptive, hospital based, cross-sectional study. A total of 240 nurses participated in the present study, randomly chosen from various departments A pre-designed, pre-tested, structured proforma was used for data collection after getting their informed consent. Self-made scoring system was used to categorize the participants as having good, average and poor scores. Data was tabulated and analyzed using percentages and chi-square test. Results: The knowledge regarding general information about BMW management was assessed(with scores 0-8),it was found that level of knowledge was better in student nurses than staff nurses as student nurses scored good(6-8correct answers) in more than half of the questions (65%).Whereas staff nurses scored good in only 33.33% questions. When the practical information regarding the BMW management is assessed (with scores 0-8), it was found that staff nurses had relatively better practice regarding BMW management than students as they scored good(6-8correct answers) in 40% and 30% respectively. Conclusion: Though overall knowledge of study participants was good but still they need good quality training to improve their current knowledge about BMW. © 2015, Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine. All rights reserved. Source

Chaudhury S.,Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences | Murthy P.S.,Santhiram Medical College and General Hospital | Srivastava K.,Scientist F Clinical Psychologist | Bakhla A.K.,Rajendra Institute of Medical science RIMS | Rathee S.P.,C.H. W. C.
Pravara Medical Review

Background: Despite the increasing trend of attempted suicides in the Security Forces (SF), there is a paucity of Indian publications in this field. Aim: To determine the socio-demographic and clinical profile of attempted suicide patients admitted in SF hospitals. Method: Analysis of socio-demographic and clinical characteristicsof attempted suicide patients admitted to SF hospitals over the past decade. Conclusion: Non-service related factors seemed to be the immediate precipitating factors for attempted suicide in a majority of service personnel. As compared to data from western countries the suicide attempters showed several cross-cultural differences. Source

Singh S.B.,Rajendra Institute of Medical science RIMS | Chakraborty S.,Birla Institute of Technology | Jha K.M.,Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical science | Haider S.,Rajendra Institute of Medical science RIMS | Chandra S.,Rajendra Institute of Medical science RIMS
Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences

The paper focuses on Randomized Control Trail that was conducted to assess the impact of north Indian ragas in rehabilitation phase of the CVA and diffuse head injury patients at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) hospital, Ranchi. A total of 60 patients were investigated. Case group of 30 patients received both medicine and ragas while control group of 30 patients received medicine only. Ten ragas were taken up and four follow ups with baseline were conducted. Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) scale was used to assess the status of cognitive function of the sixty patients in different time intervals. Univariate Repeated Measures Analysis revealed that the MMSE score to be statistically significant between the two groups, implying that listening to ragas did improve the cognitive impairment of these patients and also reduced their recovery time. Source

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