RaviRaja V Acharya

RaviRaja V Acharya
Manipal Academy of Higher Education | MAHE

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This is a chapter on all aspects of organophosphorous poisoning
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Warfarin is an oral anticoagulant which is a natural coumarin derivative used for the treatment of various diseases such as thromboembolic disorders, prosthetic heart valves, and atrial fibrillation. Bleeding tendencies have been the most commonly reported adverse effects of warfarin, limiting its use and requiring the need for regular monitoring....
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Meropenam, a beta-lactam antibiotic has been used for severe infections of skin, tissue, intra- abdominal and urogenital infections in hospitalized patients. The common adverse effects reported are diarrhoea, vomiting, rashes and hypersensitivity reactions. Here we report two cases of meropenam induced hypokalemia, wherein, meropenam was prescribed...
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Background: Indian traditional medicine practices use defined rasayana preparations to improve the quality of health in aged individuals. Amalaki Rasayana is one such rasayana prepared from the fruits of Phyllanthus emblica and is popularly used to prevent or treat various age related health conditions. Telomerase activity in the cells maintains t...
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Chemotherapeutic agents may rarely cause discoloration and hyperpigmentation of the nails. We present a patient who developed blackish discoloration of nails also referred as melanonychia during six cycles of R-CHOP chemotherapy regimen (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone) for the treatment of Non Hodgkin Lymphoma...
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We present a case of pleural tuberculosis (TB) in a patient on infliximab for ankylosing spondylitis. A 36-year-old male presented to our hospital with low back ache of inflammatory type along with multiple symmetric inflammatory type of joint pain. Further clinical examination, laboratory and radiological investigations were suggestive of ankylosi...
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Antibiotic resistance in Staphylococcus aureus is a major public health concern and Methicillin Resistant S. aureus has emerged as an important pathogen. We characterized S. aureus isolates from monomicrobial and polymicrobial wound infections from 200 diabetic individuals with foot ulcers to understand their underlying diversity and pathogenicity....
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lactams are known to cause haematologic reactions. Cefoperazone is one such -lactam that is commonly combined with a -lactamase inhibitor, sulbactam. A review of the available literature suggests that cefoperazone can cause or precipitate haematologic reactions, including anaemia, leucopenia, thrombocytopenia and hypoprothrombinemia. Similarly, E...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance: Preparations from Phyllanthus emblica called Amalaki rasayana is used in the Indian traditional medicinal system of Ayurveda for healthy living in elderly. The biological effects and its mechanisms are not fully understood. Since the diminishing DNA repair is the hallmark of ageing, we tested the influence of Amalak...
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Formic acid is a commonly available compound, available commercially for the purpose of coagulating rubber. It is a highly corrosive agent. Consumption of this pungent liquid has resulted in dire consequences, based on the available literature. There have been a few reports of accidental/suicidal consumption of formic acid in the past. This is one...
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Bochdalek hernia (congenital diaphragmatic hernia) is a phenomena generally seen in early ages of life and rarely in adults. Bochdalek hernia commonly occurs on the left side and rarely on the right side. Patients are generally asymptomatic thus diagnosis may be incidental. Patients may experience gastrointestinal or respiratory symptoms. Chest x-r...
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While virulence factors and the biofilm forming capabilities of microbes are the key regulators of wound healing process, the host immune response may also contribute in the events following wound closure or exacerbation of non-closure. We examined samples from diabetic and non-diabetic foot ulcers/wounds for microbial association and tested the mi...
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Objectives: Biofilms, secretions and excretions from bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa infecting the wound exacerbate or inhibit various stages of wound repair (such as the inflammatory and proliferative phases) resulting in delayed healing or in total inability of the wound to completely heal. Therefore we set out to study not only the antib...
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Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a known complication of using ovulation induction drugs in assisted reproductive techniques. Its incidence and severity vary. Tuberculosis is a very common disease in the developing world, and ascites is one of its sequelae. The newer aids in diagnosing tuberculosis include measuring levels of Adenosine D...
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Carotid artery stenosis is a disabling disease in all age groups. Elderly people are more prone to recurrent strokes due to advancing age and multiple co-morbidities. Treatment options for symptomatic carotid stenosis in the very elderly are the same as in younger patients although with a higher operative risk. We describe a successful case of caro...
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We present a case of recurrent pregnancy loss associated with unusual constellation of utoimmunity-related features such as hypertension, severe hrombocytopenia, hypothyroidism and persistent high titers of perinuclear antineutrophilic cytoplasmic antibodies. Her clinical features did not fit into a particular diagnosis of vasculitides, systemic lu...
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Bacterial artificial chromosomes (BACs) are used in genomic variation studies due to their capacity to carry a large insert, their high clonal stability, low rate of chimerism and ease of manipulation. In the present study, an attempt was made to create the first genomic BAC library of an anonymous Indian male (IMBL4) consisting of 100,224 clones c...
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This paper describes development of a decision support system for diagnosis of malaria using color image analysis. A hematologist has to study around 100 to 300 microscopic views of Giemsa-stained thin blood smear images to detect malaria parasites, evaluate the extent of infection and to identify the species of the parasite. The proposed algorithm...
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This paper presents Jog Falls, an end to end system to manage diabetes that blends activity and energy expenditure monitoring, diet-logging, and analysis of health data for patients and physicians. It describes the architectural details, sensing modalities, user interface and the physician’s backend portal. We show that the body wearable sensors ac...
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Quality of tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis by manual observation varies depending on the quality of the smear and skill of the pathologist. To overcome this problem, a method for diagnosis of TB from ZN-stained sputum smear images is presented in this paper. Hue color component based approach is proposed to segment the bacilli by adaptive choice of the...

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