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Coimbatore, India

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Coimbatore, India
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Ramya Parameswari A.,Sri Ramakrishna Hospital | Udayakumar P.,Sri Ramakrishna Hospital
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India | Year: 2017

Background: Increasing rate of Caesarean sections and inadequate pain relief following Caesarean section is seen in almost all parts of the world. Transversus abdominis plane block is gaining popularity as a part of multimodal analgesia for post-operative pain relief following abdominal surgeries. Aim: To compare bupivacaine and bupivacaine with dexmedetomidine in transversus abdominis plane block for pain relief after Caesarean section. Method: American Society of Anaesthesiologists I and II parturients with no comorbidities admitted for elective Caesarean section were included in the study. Thirty-five patients were in each study (with dex) and control (without dex) groups. At the end of Caesarean section done under spinal anaesthesia, transversus abdominis plane block was done bilaterally under ultrasound guidance using in-plane technique of needle insertion. 20 ml of 0.25% bupivacaine with 0.5 mcg/kg of dexmedetomidine in the study group and 20 ml of 0.25% bupivacaine in the control group were injected in the neurovascular plane. Results: Eight patients from the study group and 15 from the control group were given opioids as rescue analgesia. The average time at which rescue analgesia was first sought was 14.25 and 7.73 h in the study and control groups, respectively. The P value of this difference was 0.0136 and was found to be statistically significant. Conclusion: The addition of dexmedetomidine to bupivacaine in TAP block prolonged the duration of time at which first dose of rescue analgesia was sought and also reduced the total dose of opioid requirement in the first 24-h post-Caesarean section. © 2017 Federation of Obstetric & Gynecological Societies of India


Elango S.,Bharathiar University | Venugopal S.,Sri Ramakrishna Hospital | Thangaraj K.,Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology | Viswanadha V.P.,Bharathiar University
Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice | Year: 2014

Type 2 diabetes (T2D), being a complex, multi factorial metabolic disorder, its chronic complications development remains puzzled. In this case report, we describe four novel mutations in Cyt b, ATPase 8, ND1 and ND5 genes' synergistic activity as plausible factors for the secondary complications of a patient with chronic T2D. © 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.


Shah P.K.,Aravind Eye Hospital | Narendran V.,Aravind Eye Hospital | Selvaraj U.,Sri Ramakrishna Hospital | Guhan P.,Sri Ramakrishna Hospital | And 3 more authors.
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology | Year: 2012

Context: To analyze the results of episcleral plaque brachytherapy using indigenous Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Iodine-125 Ocu-Prosta seeds for the management of intraocular tumors from a single institute. AIM: To report our initial experience and learning curve on the use of 'BARC I-125 Ocu-Prosta seeds' for the management of intraocular tumors such as choroidal melanomas, retinoblastomas and vasoproliferative tumors (VPT). Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 13 eyes of 13 patients who underwent ophthalmic brachytherapy between May 2008 to March 2012. Nine cases had choroidal melanomas; three had retinoblastomas while one case had VPT. Results: For choroidal melanomas the average apical diameter before brachytherapy was 7.6 mm and average largest basal diameter was 12.1 mm, respectively, which reduced to 4.2 mm and 7.7 mm after the procedure at an average follow-up of 24 months (range 10-43 months). Retinoblastoma and VPT also showed good regression after brachytherapy. Conclusion: Plaque radiotherapy using 125I seeds can be performed under peribulbar anesthesia and provides a viable option for the management of intraocular cancer with minimal invasiveness and surgical complications. Patients in our studies experienced excellent local tumor control. With the availability of indigenous 'BARC I-125 Ocu-Prosta seeds' locally, cost effective ophthalmic brachytherapy can be performed in India.


Elango S.,Bharathiar University | Govindaraj P.,Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology | Vishwanadha V.P.,Bharathiar University | Reddy A.G.,Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology | And 9 more authors.
Mitochondrion | Year: 2011

We have sequenced the complete mtDNA of a family with hypertension (HT), type 2 diabetes (T2D) and coronary artery disease (CAD). Our analysis revealed two novel mutations (C3519T, G13204A); of which G13204A replaces valine to isoleucine. In silico analysis of a rare missense mutation (T8597C) showed a deleterious effect. We also observed a 50. bp deletion (m.298_347del50) in the hypervariable region II (HVSII) of all the individuals, who had a common maternal lineage. This (50. bp) deletion was not found in 17,785 individuals from different ethnic populations of India or in a variety of different disease phenotypes. We predict that the mtDNA mutations might be responsible for the HT. Analysis of POLG (polymerase gamma) gene revealed 14 variants which might be responsible for some of the mtDNA mutations seen in this family. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. and Mitochondria Research Society.


PubMed | JKK Nataraja Dental College and Hospital and Sri Ramakrishna Hospital
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Journal of research in pharmacy practice | Year: 2014

The purpose of this study is to analyze the antibiotic sensitivity pattern of microorganisms, to study the antibiotic usage pattern, and to conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) for the antibiotics prescribed in a tertiary care teaching hospital in south India.This prospective study was carried out in the General Medicine and Pulmonology departments of the hospital for a period of 6 months. The study was carried out in three phases: A prospective analysis to check the sensitivity pattern of microorganisms to various antibiotics, data extraction and determining the cost of antibiotics and finally evaluation of the sensitivity pattern of microorganisms and the antibiotic usage. A total of 796 documented records were analyzed.It was found that Escherichia coli was the major organism identified in 36.4% of the isolated specimens, followed by Klebsiella sp. (18.9%), Streptococcus pneumoniae (15.8%), Staphylococcus aureus (12.4%), and Pseudomonas (9.3%). The sensitivity pattern data of the prospective study revealed that E. coli was highly sensitive to Amikacin (99.3%), Klebsiella to Amikacin (93.8%), Pseudomonas to Meropenem (97.6%), and S. pneumoniae to Ofloxacin (93.8%). In the prescribing pattern study, it was found that the most common disease (21.2%) was found to be lower respiratory tract infection in 51 patients. Cephalosporins (73%), in particular Ceftriaxone (63.5%) was highly prescribed, followed by fluoroquinolones (53.9%). In the CEA, it was revealed that Ceftriaxone was the cost-effective antibiotic with a cost-effectiveness ratio (CER) of 78.27 compared to Levofloxacin, which had a CER of 95.13.Continuous surveillance of susceptibility testing is necessary for cost-effective customization of empiric antibiotic therapy. Furthermore, reliable statistics on antibiotic resistance and policies should be made available.


Uthamalingam M.,IMS | Periyasamy K.,Sri Ramakrishna Hospital
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research | Year: 2016

Carcinoma of the male breast accounts for less than 0.5% of all cases of breast cancer. However, Paget’s disease of nipple in male is extremely rare. We report on a case of Paget’s disease of nipple with breast cancer in a 51-year-old gentleman. He presented with a ulcerative lesion and lump in the left breast beneath the nipple-areolar region with single mobile ipsilateral central group of axillary nodes. Modified radical mastectomy was performed. On follow up, patient was doing well with no recurrence. © 2016, Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. All rights reserved.

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