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2021 | March | Volume 25 | Issue 3

EDITORIAL

Sachin Gupta, Deeksha S Tomar

Tocilizumab in COVID-19: Is the Temptation Worthwhile?

[Year:2021] [Month:March] [Volume:25] [Number:3] [Pages:2] [Pages No:247 - 248]

Keywords: Cytokine storm, Tocilizumab, IL-6 blockade

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EDITORIAL

Hemanshu Prabhakar

Twenty-one Days of Solitude

[Year:2021] [Month:March] [Volume:25] [Number:3] [Pages:2] [Pages No:249 - 250]

Keywords: COVID-19, Lockdown, Pandemic, Trauma

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EDITORIAL

Deepak Govil, G Praveen Kumar

Early CT in COVID-19: Should I or Should I Not?

[Year:2021] [Month:March] [Volume:25] [Number:3] [Pages:2] [Pages No:251 - 252]

Keywords: COVID-19, Ground-glass opacification, Hypoxemia, Lung CT, Role of general physicians

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EDITORIAL

Sheetal Gaikwad, Vijaya P. Patil

Does Presence of Sepsis by Itself Predispose the Patients to HCAIs?

[Year:2021] [Month:March] [Volume:25] [Number:3] [Pages:2] [Pages No:253 - 254]

Keywords: Health care-associated infection, Immunoparalysis, Outcome

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EDITORIAL

Ram E Rajagopalan

CPIS Lung Ultrasound and the Erratic March toward Diagnostic Certainty in VAP

[Year:2021] [Month:March] [Volume:25] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:255 - 257]

Keywords: Clinical pulmonary infection score, Diagnostic imaging, Lung ultrasound, Ventilator-associated pneumonia

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EDITORIAL

Ram Gopalakrishnan

Melioidosis—Commonly Missed, Yet Not Uncommon and Eminently Treatable

[Year:2021] [Month:March] [Volume:25] [Number:3] [Pages:2] [Pages No:258 - 259]

Keywords: Burkholderia, Carbapenem, Melioidosis

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ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Sudhir Bhandari, Govind Rankawat, Ajeet Singh

Tocilizumab: An Effective Therapy for Severely and Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients

[Year:2021] [Month:March] [Volume:25] [Number:3] [Pages:7] [Pages No:260 - 266]

Keywords: Cytokine storm, Interleukin-6, Tocilizumab,COVID-19

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ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Sowmya Sridharan, Ram Gopalakrishnan, Panchatcharam S Nambi, Suresh Kumar, Nandini Sethuraman, V Ramasubramanian

Clinical Profile of Non-neutropenic Patients with Invasive Candidiasis: A Retrospective Study in a Tertiary Care Center

[Year:2021] [Month:March] [Volume:25] [Number:3] [Pages:6] [Pages No:267 - 272]

Keywords: Candidemia, Invasive candidiasis, Serum beta-D-glucan

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ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Darpanarayan Hazra, Anmol Jindal, Joanna P Fernandes, Kundavaram P. P. Abhilash

Impact of the Lockdown due to COVID-19 Pandemic on the Spectrum and Outcome of Trauma in India

[Year:2021] [Month:March] [Volume:25] [Number:3] [Pages:6] [Pages No:273 - 278]

Keywords: Lockdown, Pandemic, Road traffic accidents, Trauma,COVID-19, Emergency department

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ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Marzieh Aalinezhad, Fariba Alikhani, Pooya Akbari, Mostafa Haji Rezaei, Samira Soleimani, Atousa Hakamifard

Relationship between CT Severity Score and Capillary Blood Oxygen Saturation in Patients with COVID-19 Infection

[Year:2021] [Month:March] [Volume:25] [Number:3] [Pages:5] [Pages No:279 - 283]

Keywords: Computed tomography, COVID-19, CT severity score, Hypoxia

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ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Sukhen Samanta, Rupali Patnaik, Afzal Azim, Mohan Gurjar, Arvind K Baronia, Banani Poddar, Ratender K Singh, Zafar Neyaz

Incorporating Lung Ultrasound in Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score as an Added Tool for Diagnosing Ventilator-associated Pneumonia: A Prospective Observational Study from a Tertiary Care Center

[Year:2021] [Month:March] [Volume:25] [Number:3] [Pages:8] [Pages No:284 - 291]

Keywords: Air bronchogram, Clinical pulmonary infection score, Lung ultrasound, Mini-bronchoalveolar lavage, Ventilator-associated pneumonia

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ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Abhishek Chintamani, Bala Prakash, Babu K Abraham, Senthil Kumar, Nagarajan Ramakrishnan, Ramesh Venkataraman

Incidence and Impact of Healthcare-associated Infections on Patients Primarily Admitted with Sepsis and Non-sepsis Diagnoses

[Year:2021] [Month:March] [Volume:25] [Number:3] [Pages:4] [Pages No:292 - 295]

Keywords: Sepsis,Healthcare-associated infections, ICU-acquired infections, Organ dysfunction

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ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Anitha Gunalan, Sujatha Sistla, Apurba S Sastry, Ramanathan Venkateswaran

Concordance between the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Surveillance Criteria and Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score (CPIS) Criteria for Diagnosis of Ventilator-associated Pneumonia (VAP)

[Year:2021] [Month:March] [Volume:25] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:296 - 298]

Keywords: Anesthesia and intensive care, Clinical pulmonary infection score, Ventilator-associated pneumonia, National Healthcare Safety Network

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ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Harish M Maheshwarappa, Prasadini Guru, Reddy Sailaja Mundre, Nima Lawrence, Snehali Majumder, Alben Sigamani, CN Anupama, Sudeshna Adak

Validation of an Isothermal Amplification Platform for Microbial Identification and Antimicrobial Resistance Detection in Blood: A Prospective Study

[Year:2021] [Month:March] [Volume:25] [Number:3] [Pages:6] [Pages No:299 - 304]

Keywords: Pathogen detection, Sepsis,Blood stream infection, Diagnosis, Isothermal amplification

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ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Diksha Tyagi, Manjunath B Govindagoudar, Sushmitha Jakka, Sateesh Chandra, Dhruva Chaudhry

Correlation of PaCO2 and ETCO2 in COPD Patients with Exacerbation on Mechanical Ventilation

[Year:2021] [Month:March] [Volume:25] [Number:3] [Pages:5] [Pages No:305 - 309]

Keywords: Arterial carbon dioxide, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, End-tidal carbon dioxide, Mechanical ventilation

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ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Ganesh Chowhan, Riddhi Kundu, Souvik Maitra, Mahesh K Arora, Ravinder K Batra, Rajeshwari Subramaniam, Dalim K Baidya, Anjan Trikha

Efficacy of Left Ventricular Outflow Tract and Carotid Artery Velocity Time Integral as Predictors of Fluid Responsiveness in Patients with Sepsis and Septic Shock

[Year:2021] [Month:March] [Volume:25] [Number:3] [Pages:7] [Pages No:310 - 316]

Keywords: Sepsis, Transthoracic echocardiography, Velocity time integral,Fluid responsiveness, Passive leg raising

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ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Chhaya V Verma, Rachna D Arora, Hetal M Mistry, Swati V Kubal, Nandini S Kolwankar, Pranali C Patil, Anushka A Dalvi, Sonal A Vichare, Akhila Natesan, Anagha N Mangaonkar, Dolly D Kanakia, Gayatri S Jere, Karan Y Bansode, Madhura R Patil, Rajvi D Sheth, Sandhya D Dudhavade, Sayali D Mhatre, Suresh K Patel, Akanksha G Mohite, Ankita N Bhavsar, Jessica E Alfonso, Maryam NA Syed, Nidhi P Savla, Riya N Rajgond, Rutuja A Bute, Samiksha M Mane, Shubham R Jaiswal, Vibhawari A Parab, Abhiram M Kasbe, Mohan A Joshi, Ramesh N Bharmal

Changes in Mode of Oxygen Delivery and Physiological Parameters with Physiotherapy in COVID-19 Patients: A Retrospective Study

[Year:2021] [Month:March] [Volume:25] [Number:3] [Pages:5] [Pages No:317 - 321]

Keywords: Retrospective study,COVID-19, Heart rate, Mode of oxygen delivery, Oxygen saturation, Physiotherapy

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ORIGINAL RESEARCH

B Rajyalakshmi, Srinivas Samavedam, P Ramakrishna Reddy, Narmada Aluru

Prognostic Value of “Cycle Threshold” in Confirmed COVID-19 Patients

[Year:2021] [Month:March] [Volume:25] [Number:3] [Pages:5] [Pages No:322 - 326]

Keywords: COVID-19, Cycle threshold, RT-PCR, Viral load

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BRIEF COMMUNICATION

Vithiya Ganesan, Mariappan Murugan, Raja Sundaramurthy, Geni VG Soundaram

Melioidosis in a Tertiary Care Center from South India: A 5-year Experience

[Year:2021] [Month:March] [Volume:25] [Number:3] [Pages:4] [Pages No:327 - 330]

Keywords: Septicemia,Melioidosis, Neuromelioidosis, Osteomyelitis

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REVIEW ARTICLE

Vitrag Shah, Niraj Tyagi, Darshan Trivedi

Extra Precautions while Caring for a Suspected COVID-19 Patient in an ICU beyond PPE and Hand Hygiene

[Year:2021] [Month:March] [Volume:25] [Number:3] [Pages:6] [Pages No:331 - 336]

Keywords: Nosocomial infection,Corona, COVID, High-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) oxygen therapy, ICU, Infection, Infection control, Mask

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CASE REPORT

Sumanyu Suresh, Prasan K Panda

[Year:2021] [Month:March] [Volume:25] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:337 - 339]

Keywords: Autonomic dysfunction, Coma, Poisoning, Shock, Survival

Abstract  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23746  |  Open Access |  How to cite

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CASE REPORT

Braghadheeswar Thyagarajan, Casey Bryant, Ashish K Khanna

[Year:2021] [Month:March] [Volume:25] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:340 - 342]

Keywords: Metastatic melanoma,Cardiac tumor, Coronary-cameral fistulas

Abstract  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23768  |  Open Access |  How to cite

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CASE REPORT

Rita Khanoria, Rajeev Chauhan, Rashi Sarna, Summit Bloria

[Year:2021] [Month:March] [Volume:25] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:343 - 345]

Keywords: Critically ill patient, Re-expansion pulmonary edema, Rheumatic heart disease

Abstract  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23769  |  Open Access |  How to cite

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CASE REPORT

Kaladhar Sheshala, Garipalli Nikilesh Kumar, Krushna Chandra Misra, Chirumamilla Hemanth, Sreekanth Appasani

[Year:2021] [Month:March] [Volume:25] [Number:3] [Pages:3] [Pages No:346 - 348]

Keywords: Acute hypoxemic respiratory failure (AHRF), Anaphylactic reaction, Esophageal injury, Pneumothorax

Abstract  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23770  |  Open Access |  How to cite

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LETTER TO EDITOR

Rahul K Anand, Dalim K Baidya, Souvik Maitra, Bikash R Ray

[Year:2021] [Month:March] [Volume:25] [Number:3] [Pages:2] [Pages No:349 - 350]

Keywords: Acute respiratory distress syndrome, COVID-19, Prone Ventilation

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23754  |  Open Access |  How to cite

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LETTER TO EDITOR

Alessio Cittadini, Federica Marsigli, Andrea Sica, Domenico P Santonastaso, Emanuele Russo, Emiliano Gamberini, Vanni Agnoletti

Video Laryngoscopy-guided Nasal Intubation: One More Bullet in Our Rifle

[Year:2021] [Month:March] [Volume:25] [Number:3] [Pages:1] [Pages No:351 - 351]

Keywords: Critical care, COVID-19, Fiberoptic bronchoscopy, ICU, Intubation

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LETTER TO EDITOR

Charu Mahajan, Brijesh P Singh, Indu Kapoor, Hemanshu Prabhakar

[Year:2021] [Month:March] [Volume:25] [Number:3] [Pages:1] [Pages No:352 - 352]

Keywords: Balanced salt solutions, Incompatibility, Phenytoin

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23756  |  Open Access |  How to cite

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