Isolation of Legionella Pneumophila from Clinical & Environmental Sources in a Tertiary Care Hospital (Report)

Isolation of Legionella Pneumophila from Clinical & Environmental Sources in a Tertiary Care Hospital (Report)

Legionella pneumophila and other members of genus Legionella are Gram negative bacteria that are ubiquitous in both natural aquatic and moist soil environment (1,2), and in artificial aquatic habitats(3). Human infection with Legionella has two distinct forms- Legionnaires’ disease, which is a severe form of infection which includes pneumonia; and Pontiac fever, a milder flu […]

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 […]

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 […]