Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : retrospective

A study of acute inflammatory proteins and its relevance in Covid-19

Dr. Reddy Spoorthi Channa, Dr. Aparna, Dr. Reddy Channa

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 1471-1474

Background: The mortality rate covid-19 is still not understood completely but was reported around five percent worldwide. This study puts in an effort to find one such difference if any between the survivors when compared to the non-survivors. This study makes an effort to find the acute inflammatory proteins in the survivors in comparison with the non-survivors.
Aims and Objectives: To study the acute inflammatory proteins levels and their significance in Covid-19.
Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective study done in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Chandramma Dayanand Sagar Institute of Medical Education and Research, Bangalore.
Results: There is a significant difference in the levels of acute inflammatory protein levels in survivors when compared to that of non-survivors.
Conclusion: This study successfully portrays the importance of acute inflammatory protein levels in understanding the progression of the disease.

Anaesthetic considerations for head and neck cancers in patients undergoing reconstructive free flap surgeries- a review of 55 patients

Dr Swaraj Jyoti Sonowal; Dr Anupam , Das; Dr Sumanjit S Boro; Dr Tridip Jyoti Borah

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 1529-1536

A retrospective study was conducted at Dr Bhubaneswar Borooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati Assam in
55 patients who had undergone free flap reconstructive surgery following resection of head and neck
cancers over a period of 2 years from 2018 to 2020. General anaesthesia with either endotracheal
intubation or cuffed tracheostomy tube was used. Anterolateral thigh, radial forearm and free fibular flaps
were used for reconstruction. The mean anaesthesia time was 29.8 hours which included the time from
induction to extubation. Out of which the surgery mean time was 10.6 hours. Of the 55 free flap surgeries,
there were 4 failures, two of which were intraoperative leading to the surgeon abandoning the procedure.
Optimal utilization of advanced anaesthesia techniques as well as improvement in surgical expertise can
further increase the use as well as reduce the complications associated with free flap surgeries.