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2021 | September | Volume 25 | Issue 9

EDITORIAL

Clearing the Fog on the Use of N95 Mask

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:2] [Pages No:961 - 962]

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EDITORIAL

Age-adjusted Charlson Comorbidity Index: A Simple Tool, but Needs Further Validation in COVID-19 Patients

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:2] [Pages No:963 - 964]

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EDITORIAL

Critical Illness in COVID-19: A Sobering Experience for the Intensivist

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:2] [Pages No:965 - 966]

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EDITORIAL

Praveen Kumar G, Vivek Kakar

Custodian of Oxygen Monitoring: Is There a Winner?

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:2] [Pages No:967 - 968]

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EDITORIAL

Harsh Sapra

Intensive Care Unit-acquired Weakness: A Frequent but Under-recognized Threat

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:3] [Pages No:969 - 971]

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EDITORIAL

Sachin Gupta, Deeksha S Tomar

NGAL for Preeclampsia: How Sure are We?

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:2] [Pages No:972 - 973]

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EDITORIAL

Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation in Children: Are We Getting It Right?

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:2] [Pages No:974 - 975]

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Original Article

Sandy Kyaw, Moira Johns, Rimen Lim, Warren C Stewart, Natalia Rojas, Solomon R Thambiraj, Yahya Shehabi

Prediction of N95 Respirator Fit from Fogging of Eyeglasses: A Pilot Study

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:5] [Pages No:976 - 980]

Keywords: Eyeglasses, Healthcare workers, Infectious disease, Intensive care, N95 respirators, Occupational health

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Original Article

Moira Johns, Sandy Kyaw, Rimen Lim, Warren C Stewart, Solomon R Thambiraj, Yahya Shehabi, David W Collins, Claudia M Whyte

Fit Factor Change on Quantitative Fit Testing of Duckbill N95 Respirators with the Use of Safety Goggles

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:6] [Pages No:981 - 986]

Keywords: Eyeglasses, HCW (Healthcare workers), Infectious diseases, Intensive care, N95 MASK, N95 respirators, Occupational injury, Personal protective equipment, Safety

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Original Article

Vishal Shanbhag, Arjun NR, Akhilesh K Pandey

Utility of Age-adjusted Charlson Comorbidity Index as a Predictor of Need for Invasive Mechanical Ventilation, Length of Hospital Stay, and Survival in COVID-19 Patients

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:5] [Pages No:987 - 991]

Keywords: Age-adjusted Charlson comorbidity index, Coronavirus disease 2019, Invasive mechanical ventilation, Length of hospital stay, Mortality, Remdesivir

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Original Article

Rahul A Pandit, BN Gagana, Charudatt Vaity, Jitendra S Choudhary, Vivek Jain, Pramila M Chandan, Harsh Joshi

Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of COVID-19 Patients Hospitalized in Intensive Care Unit

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:9] [Pages No:992 - 1000]

Keywords: COVID-19, ICU, Outcomes

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Original Article

Sheetal Babu, Mahasampath Gowri

Association between SpO2/FiO2 Ratio and PaO2/FiO2 Ratio in Different Modes of Oxygen Supplementation

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:5] [Pages No:1001 - 1005]

Keywords: Arterial blood gas (ABG), Acute hypoxemic respiratory failure (AHRF), Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), Oxygen supplementation, PaO2/FiO2 ratio, Pulse oximetry, SaO2/FiO2 ratio

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1,039

Original Article

Skaria Baby, Christina George, Narjeet M Osahan

Intensive Care Unit-acquired Neuromuscular Weakness: A Prospective Study on Incidence, Clinical Course, and Outcomes

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:7] [Pages No:1006 - 1012]

Keywords: Intensive care unit, Medical Research Council score, Neuromuscular weakness

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Original Article

Asha Tyagi, Pooja Yadav, Rashmi Salhotra, Shukla Das, Praveen K Singh, Devansh Garg

Acute Kidney Injury in Severe Preeclamptic Patients Admitted to Intensive Care Unit: Epidemiology and Role of Serum Neutrophil Gelatinase-associated Lipocalcin

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:7] [Pages No:1013 - 1019]

Keywords: Acute kidney injury, Intensive care unit, Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalcin, Preeclampsia, Pregnancy

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Original Article

Srivatsa Angraje, Manikantan Sekar, Biswajit Mishra, Jayakumar Matcha

Outcome of Plasma Exchange in Acute Liver Failure due to Yellow Phosphorus Poisoning: A Single-center Experience

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:6] [Pages No:1020 - 1025]

Keywords: Acute liver failure, Plasma exchange, Poisoning, Yellow phosphorus

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Original Article

Pooneh Barati, Somayeh Ghafari, Mahmood Saghaei

Comparative Assessment of the Effects of Two Methods of Pressure Support Adjustment on Respiratory Distress in Patients under Mechanical Ventilation Admitted to Intensive Care Units

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:5] [Pages No:1026 - 1030]

Keywords: Intensive care unit, Mechanical ventilation, Pressure support, Respiratory distress

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Original Article

Prasanna V Vanamail, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Sarojini Prahlad, Punitha Chockalingam, Radhika Dash, Dinesh K Soundararajan

Ultrasonographic Assessment of Diaphragmatic Inspiratory Amplitude and Its Association with Postoperative Pulmonary Complications in Upper Abdominal Surgery: A Prospective, Longitudinal, Observational Study

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:9] [Pages No:1031 - 1039]

Keywords: Diaphragm excursion, Diaphragmatic dysfunction, Diaphragmatic inspiratory amplitude, Gastrectomy, Pancreaticoduodenectomy, Pneumonia, Postoperative, Pulmonary complications, Ultrasound, Upper abdominal surgery

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Original Article

Hashim Mohammad, Ankit Agarwal, Sana Kausar

Application of Endotracheal Tube Cuff Pressure Monitoring during Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy: A Novel Technique

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:2] [Pages No:1040 - 1041]

Keywords: Endotracheal tube cuff pressure manometer, Endotracheal tube positioning, Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy

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Original Article

Rajesh K Mishra, Aparna Pande

Effect of Change in Body Weight on Clinical Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:7] [Pages No:1042 - 1048]

Keywords: Body weight, Fluid balance, Intensive care unit, Mortality

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View Point

Midhun Mohan, Lloyd F Joy, Arun Sivasankar, Shoukath Ali, Biju Vareed Meckattuparamban

“Compassion Cannot Choose:” A Call for Family-centered Critical Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:2] [Pages No:1049 - 1050]

Keywords: Compassion, COVID-19, Family presence, Family-centered critical care, Intensive care unit

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SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Sibtain Ahmed, Maheen Mansoor, Muhammad S Shaikh, Imran Siddiqui

Presepsin as a Predictive Biomarker of Severity in COVID-19: A Systematic Review

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:4] [Pages No:1051 - 1054]

Keywords: COVID-19, Presepsin, Prognosis, Severe COVID, Systematic review

PDF  |  Abstract  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23967  |  Open Access |  How to cite

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BRIEF RESEARCH COMMUNICATION

Rajesh Pande, Abhijit M Deshmukh, Saiprasad Patil, Sagar Bhagat, Hanmant Barkate

A Real-world Study on Prescription Pattern of Fosfomycin in Critical Care Patients

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:4] [Pages No:1055 - 1058]

Keywords: Critically ill adults, Fosfomycin, Retrospective study

PDF  |  Abstract  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23958  |  Open Access |  How to cite

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Pediatric Critical Care

Rashmi Kishore, Urmila Jhamb

Effect of Protocolized Weaning and Spontaneous Breathing Trial vs Conventional Weaning on Duration of Mechanical Ventilation: A Randomized Controlled Trial

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:7] [Pages No:1059 - 1065]

Keywords: Extubation failure, Extubation readiness trial, Mechanical ventilation, Spontaneous breathing trial, Weaning

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753

CASE SERIES

Parth Sudhendu Patel, Sudhendu Patel, Vidhi Shah, Varsha Aswani, Mahendra Narwaria

Early Experience of High-dose Intravenous Mycobacterium w in Critically Ill Patients of COVID-19

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:3] [Pages No:1066 - 1068]

Keywords: COVID-19, Immune dysregulation, Immunomodulator, Mycobacterium w

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CASE REPORT

Prahlad Prabhudesai, Indu Khosla, Satish Kulkarni, Manish Kumar Arya, Abha Pandey, Namrata Yadav

Bilateral Whole Lung Lavage in Hereditary Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis in a 4-year-old Child Using Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:4] [Pages No:1069 - 1072]

Keywords: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, Whole lung lavage

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Jyoti Burad, Sonali Kodange

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome due to Atypical Antipsychotics in a COVID-19-positive Pregnant Woman

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:2] [Pages No:1073 - 1074]

Keywords: Antipsychotics, COVID-19, Fever, Muscle rigidity, Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, Pregnancy

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23959  |  Open Access |  How to cite

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Justin A Gopaldas

Ventilator -associated Pneumonia and Lung Ultrasound: Finally, What is between the Ears Matters

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:2] [Pages No:1075 - 1076]

Keywords: Accuracy, Diagnosis, Hospital-acquired infections, Lung ultrasound, Ventilator-associated pneumonia

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Differing Sensitivity of COVID-19 PCR Tests and Consequences of the False-negative Report: A Small Observation

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:2] [Pages No:1077 - 1078]

Keywords: COVID-19 infection, COVID-19 patient, Diagnosis test, SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Sayan Nath

Mucormycosis in COVID-19: Is Zinc a Silent Killer in India?

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:2] [Pages No:1079 - 1080]

Keywords: COVID-19, Mucormycosis, Zinc

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23938  |  Open Access |  How to cite

614

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Abhinav Das

Simple Mobile Application for Calculating “Ergotrauma” Made Using an Excel Sheet

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:1] [Pages No:1081 - 1081]

Keywords: Ergotrauma, Formula, Mobile application

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Akshaya K Das

Opium Addiction: Practical Issues in ICU

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:2] [Pages No:1082 - 1083]

Keywords: ICU, Opiod abuse, Opium

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23939  |  Open Access |  How to cite

461

Erratum

Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce Intravenous Line-related Infiltration and Phlebitis Incidence in Pediatric Emergency Room

[Year:2021] [Month:September] [Volume:25] [Number:9] [Pages:3] [Pages No:1084 - 1086]

Keywords: Infiltration, Pediatric emergency, Phlebitis, Quality improvement

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