Sahil Diwan's research while affiliated with Vardhaman College and other places

Publications (9)

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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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The year 2020 saw the rise of an influenza-like illness from SARS-nCoV2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Illness by novel Coronavirus 2), which causes myriad of symptoms in patients, ranging from mild upper respiratory symptoms to severe ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome). It is, however, known to cause high morbidity and mortality in patients wit...
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Patients with nasal polyposis frequently have associated bronchial asthma and hypersensitivity to NSAIDs. When the three conditions co-exist, it is referred to as the Samter’s triad. Patients with Samter’s triad are an important subset of those with aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD). We present a case of a young female patient undergoi...
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Background Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a frequent complication of COVID-19 and is associated with a component of thrombo-inflammation and cytokine storm. COVID-19 also affects the hemostatic system causing multiple coagulation abnormalities that is a cause of concern and needs to be addressed. Objective We aimed to assess coagulat...
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Background and Aims: Several factors determine the success of dural puncture. We aimed to assess the association of first puncture success and number of attempts with characteristics of the patient, provider, technique and equipment. Material and Methods: This prospective, observational study was performed in 1647 adult patients undergoing surgery...
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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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Evaluation of clinical and epidemiological profiles of such patients can help in understanding and managing the outbreak more efficiently. This study was a prospective observational analysis of 200 diagnosed COVID-19 patients admitted to a tertiary care centre from 20th march to 8th May 2020. All these patients were positive for COVID-19 by an oro-...
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INTRODUCTION COVID-19 started in November 2019 as an infection with a new strain of Corona virus and spread across all geographic regions. It has been observed that various coagulation abnormalities are not infrequent in COVID-19. Bleeding and coagulation abnormalities have surfaced as one of the mechanisms that could be related to increased mortal...

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... In our study the proportion of difficult spinal anaesthesia as experienced by the anaesthesiologists was found to be 23% (95% CI 13.4% -31.4%). This prevalence was found to be comparable to findings from other different studies done by Buono et al and Prakash et al. (13,14) But this proportion was found to be lesser than the prevalence seen in a study by Atashkoei et al, which could be explained by variations in the patient characteristics and anaesthetist characteristics like anaesthetists experience in performing spinal anaesthesia. (15) Our results showed that increased age is an important determinant of difficult spinal anaesthesia. ...
... 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. ...
... Adults with CHDs are hypothesized to have increased risk for severe COVID-19, particularly in terms of cardiovascular involvement (Magoon, 2020;Ogunjimi et al., 2021;Radke et al., 2020). Given that acquired cardiac disease (e.g., coronary heart disease or heart failure) is associated with severe COVID-19 outcomes among the general population, it has been similarly hypothesized that adults with CHDs-who have potentially impaired and/or vulnerable hearts-may be at risk for worse COVID-19 outcomes (Tan & Aboulhosn, 2020), though the exact mechanisms potentially involved (e.g., exacerbation of heart failure and other cardiovascular and respiratory outcomes (Aladag & Atabey, 2021;Gupta et al., 2020;Russo et al., 2020)) are not understood. While mild CHDs are generally considered to have milder clinical consequences compared to severe CHDs, our findings may F I G U R E 1 Flow diagram outlining the patient inclusion and exclusion criteria highlight an increased risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes among patients with mild CHDs, including death and cardiac and respiratory conditions. ...