Ajay Kumar's research while affiliated with Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital and other places

Publications (6)

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Background: Delirium is frequently observed among critically ill patients in the intensive care unit. Although a preventable and reversible process, it is associated with greater morbidity and mortality. Early recognition and interpreting the predisposing and precipitating risk factors for delirium can improve outcomes among these patients. Objec...
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Bartter-like syndrome (BLS) is a constellation of biochemical abnormalities which include metabolic alkalosis, hypokalemia, hypocalcemia, hypomagnesemia with normal kidney function. BLS is a very rare syndrome and can be induced by certain diseases, antibiotics, diuretics, and antineoplastic drugs. Colistin is a polymicrobial bactericidal drug and...
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There are numerous publications describing the epidemiology and clinical outcome of patients infected with COVID-19. However, limited studies solely describing the fatalities, especially in India. In this retrospective, single-centre analysis of patients’ case records, we aim to describe and discuss the demographics, clinical, laboratory findings i...
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Identification of neurological manifestations associated with SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2) in patients with no or mild pulmonary infection proves to be a challenge. The incidence of neurological associations of COVID-19 may be small as compared with respiratory disease; however, in the present scenario with an increa...
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Background: Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at increased risk of exposure to severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). Personal protective equipment (PPE) is mandated for HCWs. However, the physiological effects on the HCWs while working in the protective gear remains unexplored. This study aimed to assess the physiological effec...

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... Exposure to natural light and duration of ICU length of stay (LOS) were statistically significant independent predictors of occurrence of delirium. 5 In a meta-analysis, including 42 relevant studies, Salluh et al. found an delirium incidence in critically ill to be 31.8% (5,280 of 16,595 patients). ...
... Some of these complications are thought to be caused by direct damage to the nervous system as a result of direct viral invasion (11). However, in most cases, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) CSF RNA test is negative, and an immune-mediated mechanism is postulated (12)(13)(14)(15). In this latter category, reports of MS, NMOSD, and MOGAD cases presenting either as new diagnoses or disease relapses in temporal association with COVID-19 have been accumulating. ...
... N95 maskelerinin uzun süre kullanılmasıyla ortaya çıkan subjektif semptomlar incelendiğinde, baş ağrısı, sersemlik, görme güçlüğü, nefes alma güçlüğü, çarpıntı, kafa karışıklığı ve zor iletişim gibi çeşitli şikayetlerin önemli ölçüde arttığı yapılan çeşitli çalışmalarda gösterilmiştir. 4,7,17,23 Başka bir çalışmada N95 maskesi takanlarda cerrahi maske takanlara göre; kaşıntı, soluk almada zorluk, yorgunluk, maske içinde sıcaklık ve nemin anlamlı derecede arttığı bildirilmiştir. 9 Ong ve ark. ...