Clostridium Difficile-Associated Diarrhea in a Tertiary Care Medical Center (Clinical Report)

Clostridium Difficile-Associated Diarrhea in a Tertiary Care Medical Center (Clinical Report)

Outbreaks of Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea (CDAD) have been reported in acute care as well as long-term care facilities (1, 2). Disruption of the normal gut flora allows colonization with C. difficile (3). C. difficile colonization in adult patients may increase by 10% to 30% during hospitalization, but not all patients will develop disease. Known risk […]

Practice Patterns in the Evaluation and Management of Dementia by Primary Care Residents, Primary Care Physicians, And Geriatricians (Clinical Report)

Practice Patterns in the Evaluation and Management of Dementia by Primary Care Residents, Primary Care Physicians, And Geriatricians (Clinical Report)

Dementia is a syndrome of acquired persistent dysfunction in several domains of intellectual functioning, including memory, language, visuospatial ability, and cognition. Approximately 10% of adults above age 65 and 50% of adults above age 90 have dementia (1). The annual health care–related costs and lost wages for US patients with dementia and their family caregivers […]

Intensive Care in Neurology and Neurosurgery

Intensive Care in Neurology and Neurosurgery

This volume presents the work of a group of international experts in neurocritical care. This book provides the physician with a quick and practical tool for consultation and it’s dedicated to brain-injured and neurocritically ill patients and provides the physician with a quick and practical tool for consultation. The management of these patients constitutes a […]

Free Muscle Flap Reconstructions Using Interpositional Vein Grafts Vs. Local Anastomosis: A 5-Year Experience at a Rural Tertiary Care Center (Scientific Article) (Clinical Report)

Free Muscle Flap Reconstructions Using Interpositional Vein Grafts Vs. Local Anastomosis: A 5-Year Experience at a Rural Tertiary Care Center (Scientific Article) (Clinical Report)

Introduction The primary goal in any patient is to return him or her to as normal a life as possible after repair of injury. The ability to cover tissue defects has greatly helped to fulfill this goal. The use of muscle, myocutaneous, fasciocutaneous, or bowel free flaps is well established as a means for reconstructing […]

Pediatric Urinary Tract Infections in a Tertiary Care Center from North India (Report)

Pediatric Urinary Tract Infections in a Tertiary Care Center from North India (Report)

Paediatric urinary tract infections (UTI) are associated with high morbidity and long term complications like renal scarring, hypertension, and chronic renal failure. A cause of occult febrile illness in up to 5 per cent of young children often remains undiagnosed (1), documented in cases associated with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) (2). Gram negative enteric bacilli, especially […]