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Infection control in the intensive care unit: expert consensus statements for SARS-CoV-2 using a Delphi method.

Prashant Nasa, Elie Azoulay, Arunaloke Chakrabarti, Jigeeshu V Divatia, Ravi Jain, Camilla Rodrigues, Victor D Rosenthal, Waleed Alhazzani, Yaseen M Arabi, Jan Bakker, Matteo Bassetti, Jan De Waele, George Dimopoulos, Bin Du, Sharon Einav, Laura Evans, Simon Finfer, Claude Guérin, Naomi E Hammond, Samir Jaber, Ruth M Kleinpell, Younsuck Koh, Marin Kollef, Mitchell M Levy, Flavia R Machado, Jordi Mancebo, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Mervyn Mer, Michael S Niederman, Paolo Pelosi, Anders Perner, John V Peter, Jason Phua, Lise Piquilloud, Mathias W Pletz, Andrew Rhodes, Marcus J Schultz, Mervyn Singer, Jéan-François Timsit, Balasubramanian Venkatesh, Jean-Louis Vincent, Tobias Welte, Sheila N Myatra,

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, health-care workers and uninfected patients in intensive care units (ICUs) are at risk of being infected with SARS-CoV-2 as a result of transmission from infected patients and health-care workers. In the absence of high-quality evidence on the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, clinical practice of infection control ... Read more >>

Lancet Infect Dis (The Lancet. Infectious diseases)
[2021, :]

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Infection control in the intensive care unit: expert consensus statements for SARS-CoV-2 using a Delphi method

Prashant Nasa, Elie Azoulay, Arunaloke Chakrabarti, Jigeeshu V Divatia, Ravi Jain, Camilla Rodrigues, Victor D Rosenthal, Waleed Alhazzani, Yaseen M Arabi, Jan Bakker, Matteo Bassetti, Jan De Waele, George Dimopoulos, Bin Du, Sharon Einav, Laura Evans, Simon Finfer, Claude Guérin, Naomi E Hammond, Samir Jaber, Ruth M Kleinpell, Younsuck Koh, Marin Kollef, Mitchell M Levy, Flavia R Machado, Jordi Mancebo, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Mervyn Mer, Michael S Niederman, Paolo Pelosi, Anders Perner, John V Peter, Jason Phua, Lise Piquilloud, Mathias W Pletz, Andrew Rhodes, Marcus J Schultz, Mervyn Singer, Jéan-François Timsit, Balasubramanian Venkatesh, Jean-Louis Vincent, Tobias Welte, Sheila N Myatra,

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, health-care workers and uninfected patients in intensive care units (ICUs) are at risk of being infected with SARS-CoV-2 as a result of transmission from infected patients and health-care workers. In the absence of high-quality evidence on the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, clinical practice of infection control ... Read more >>

Lancet Infect Dis (The Lancet. Infectious diseases)
[2021, :]

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Transient Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein Antibody-positive Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis Following Influenza A Infection: A Rare Case.

Prashant Nasa, Mohamed Mortada, Aanchal Singh, Vickrant Malhotra, Habib Syed,

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is an uncommon disease generally with a preceding history of infectious illness. Here, we report a rare case of ADEM following influenza A infection with transient detection of anti-myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) antibody in a young male patient who presented with extensive demyelination of brain and ... Read more >>

Saudi J Med Med Sci (Saudi journal of medicine & medical sciences)
[2021, 9(3):271-275]

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Variation in therapeutic strategies for the management of severe COVID-19 in India: A nationwide cross-sectional survey.

Bharat Jagiasi, Prashant Nasa, Gunjan Chanchalani, Ahsan Ahmed, Ajith Kumar Ak, Kanwalpreet Sodhi, Kishore Mangal, Manoj K Singh, Nitesh Gupta, Prasanna U Bidkar, Ranvir S Tyagi, Reshu G Khanikar, Swagata Tripathy, Swapna Khanzode, Kesavarapu Subba Reddy, Saurabh Saigal, Vijay Anand Sivakumar, Yash Javeri, Seema S Tekwani,

<h4>Aim</h4>During the pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the physicians are using various off-label therapeutics to manage COVID-19. We undertook a cross-sectional survey to study the current variation in therapeutic strategies for managing severe COVID-19 in India.<h4>Methods</h4>From January 4 to January 18, 2021, an online cross-sectional survey was conducted among ... Read more >>

Int J Clin Pract (International journal of clinical practice)
[2021, 75(10):e14574]

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Air leak with COVID-19 - A meta-summary.

Prashant Nasa, Deven Juneja, Ravi Jain,

<h4>Introduction</h4>There are various reports of air leaks with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We undertook a systematic review of all published case reports and series to analyse the types of air leaks in COVID-19 and their outcomes.<h4>Methods</h4>The literature search from PubMed, Science Direct, and Google Scholar databases was performed from the ... Read more >>

Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann (Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals)
[2021, :2184923211031134]

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Favipiravir Induced Nephrotoxicity in two Patients of COVID-19.

Prashant Nasa, Pavan Kumar Shrivastava, Amitabh Kulkarni, Lexy Vijayan, Aanchal Singh,

J Assoc Physicians India (The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India)
[2021, 69(6):11-12]

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Delphi methodology in healthcare research: How to decide its appropriateness.

Prashant Nasa, Ravi Jain, Deven Juneja,

The Delphi technique is a systematic process of forecasting using the collective opinion of panel members. The structured method of developing consensus among panel members using Delphi methodology has gained acceptance in diverse fields of medicine. The Delphi methods assumed a pivotal role in the last few decades to develop ... Read more >>

World J Methodol (World journal of methodology)
[2021, 11(4):116-129]

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Psychological distress among survivors of moderate-to-critical COVID-19 illness: A multicentric prospective cross-sectional study.

Javaria Imran, Prashant Nasa, Leny Alexander, Surjya Upadhyay, Veena Alanduru,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) is predicted to have long-term sequelae on the physical and mental health of survivors. We aim to calculate the prevalence of psychological distress in moderate-to-critical survivors of COVID-19.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>The patients discharged from the hospital after moderate-to-critical COVID-19 were interviewed using e-mail at 30 and 60 days ... Read more >>

Indian J Psychiatry (Indian journal of psychiatry)
[2021, 63(3):285-289]

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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Emotional Well-being of Healthcare Workers: A Multinational Cross-sectional Survey.

Bharat G Jagiasi, Gunjan Chanchalani, Prashant Nasa, Seema Tekwani,

<h4>Background</h4>Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) in the last few months has disrupted the healthcare system globally. The objective of this study is to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the psychological and emotional well-being of healthcare workers (HCWs).<h4>Materials and methods</h4>We conducted an online, cross-sectional, multinational survey, assessing the anxiety (using ... Read more >>

Indian J Crit Care Med (Indian journal of critical care medicine : peer-reviewed, official publication of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine)
[2021, 25(5):499-506]

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Euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis: A missed diagnosis.

Prashant Nasa, Sandeep Chaudhary, Pavan Kumar Shrivastava, Aanchal Singh,

Euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is an acute life-threatening metabolic emergency characterized by ketoacidosis and relatively lower blood glucose (less than 11 mmol/L). The absence of hyperglycemia is a conundrum for physicians in the emergency department and intensive care units; it may delay diagnosis and treatment causing worse outcomes. Euglycemic DKA ... Read more >>

World J Diabetes (World journal of diabetes)
[2021, 12(5):514-523]

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Expert consensus statements for the management of COVID-19-related acute respiratory failure using a Delphi method.

Prashant Nasa, Elie Azoulay, Ashish K Khanna, Ravi Jain, Sachin Gupta, Yash Javeri, Deven Juneja, Pradeep Rangappa, Krishnaswamy Sundararajan, Waleed Alhazzani, Massimo Antonelli, Yaseen M Arabi, Jan Bakker, Laurent J Brochard, Adam M Deane, Bin Du, Sharon Einav, Andrés Esteban, Ognjen Gajic, Samuel M Galvagno, Claude Guérin, Samir Jaber, Gopi C Khilnani, Younsuck Koh, Jean-Baptiste Lascarrou, Flavia R Machado, Manu L N G Malbrain, Jordi Mancebo, Michael T McCurdy, Brendan A McGrath, Sangeeta Mehta, Armand Mekontso-Dessap, Mervyn Mer, Michael Nurok, Pauline K Park, Paolo Pelosi, John V Peter, Jason Phua, David V Pilcher, Lise Piquilloud, Peter Schellongowski, Marcus J Schultz, Manu Shankar-Hari, Suveer Singh, Massimiliano Sorbello, Ravindranath Tiruvoipati, Andrew A Udy, Tobias Welte, Sheila N Myatra,

<h4>Background</h4>Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused unprecedented pressure on healthcare system globally. Lack of high-quality evidence on the respiratory management of COVID-19-related acute respiratory failure (C-ARF) has resulted in wide variation in clinical practice.<h4>Methods</h4>Using a Delphi process, an international panel of 39 experts developed clinical practice statements on the ... Read more >>

Crit Care (Critical care (London, England))
[2021, 25(1):106]

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Role of Presepsin for the Diagnosis of Sepsis and ICU Mortality: A Prospective Controlled Study.

Eslam E Abdelshafey, Prashant Nasa, Ahmed E Elgohary, Mohammad F Khalil, Mohammad A Rashwan, Hassen B Ghezala, Ashraf A Tayar,

<h4>Background</h4>This study aimed at evaluating the role of presepsin in early identification of sepsis and prediction of mortality in intensive care unit (ICU) patients in comparison to systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and quick sequential organ failure assessment (qSOFA) score.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>Forty patients were selected randomly after admission to adult ... Read more >>

Indian J Crit Care Med (Indian journal of critical care medicine : peer-reviewed, official publication of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine)
[2021, 25(2):153-157]

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Favipiravir Induced Nephrotoxicity in Two Patients of COVID-19.

Prashant Nasa, Pavan Shrivastava, Amitabh Kulkarni, Lexy Vijayan, Aanchal Singh,

J Assoc Physicians India (The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India)
[2021, 69(1):90]

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Therapeutic plasma exchange followed by convalescent plasma transfusion in critical COVID-19-An exploratory study.

Vinod Jaiswal, Prashant Nasa, May Raouf, Megha Gupta, Hany Dewedar, Hozaifah Mohammad, Zeyad Al Rais, Mohamed Ali Baqer, Asad Alsabbah, Yasser Ibrahim, Mohamed Salem, Demme Shammass, Mahmoud Marashi,

The pathophysiology of severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is primarily a host immune interplay to virus invasion. The therapeutic options have been explored either against hyperinflammation from dysregulated adaptive immunity or direct virus neutralization using antibodies from convalescent plasma (CP) of a recovered patient. The therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) for ... Read more >>

Int J Infect Dis (International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases)
[2021, 102:332-334]

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Cardioembolic Stroke with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: An Unusual Presentation.

Prashant Nasa, Mohamed Mortada, Alaeldin Ali, Vickrant Malhotra, Kandy Koul, Aanchal Singh,

Cardioembolic stroke in a patient with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) patient is rare despite a higher incidence of thromboembolic events. We report a case of acute right middle cerebral artery territory cardioembolic stroke in a postpartum female as the initial presenting feature of PPCM. The patient was thrombolyzed with intravenous alteplase ... Read more >>

Indian J Crit Care Med (Indian journal of critical care medicine : peer-reviewed, official publication of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine)
[2021, 25(1):97-99]

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Percutaneous Tracheostomy in COVID-19 Patients: A Four-step Safe Protocol.

Prashant Nasa, Aanchal Singh, Alaeldin Ali, Saroj Patidar, Annamma Georgian,

<h4>Background</h4>Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has inundated healthcare systems globally especially resources in intensive care units (ICUs). Tracheostomy may be required in critically ill COVID-19 patients to facilitate weaning and to optimize resources like ventilator and ICU beds. Percutaneous tracheostomy (PCT) has become the standard of care globally in ICUs; however, ... Read more >>

Indian J Crit Care Med (Indian journal of critical care medicine : peer-reviewed, official publication of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine)
[2020, 24(9):832-834]

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Tocilizumab Use in COVID-19 Cytokine-release Syndrome: Retrospective Study of Two Centers.

Prashant Nasa, Aanchal Singh, Surjya Upadhyay, Sukhant Bagadia, Srinivasa Polumuru, Pavan K Shrivastava, Rakesh Sankar, Lexy Vijayan, Mohamed A Soliman, Alaeldin Ali, Saroj Patidar,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Cytokine-release syndrome (CRS) in COVID-19 patients can cause multiorgan failure and higher mortality. We used a structured protocol based on clinical, biochemical, and interleukin 6 (IL-6) criteria for the identification of the subset of patients with CRS and analyzed the use of tocilizumab for their treatment.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>We did a ... Read more >>

Indian J Crit Care Med (Indian journal of critical care medicine : peer-reviewed, official publication of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine)
[2020, 24(9):771-776]

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Infection Prevention and Control for ICU during COVID-19 Pandemic: Position Paper of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Jeetendra Sharma, Prashant Nasa, Kesavarapu Subba Reddy, Swarna Deepak Kuragayala, Shikha Sahi, Palepu Gopal, Dhruva Chaudhary, Subhal B Dixit, Srinivas Samavedam,

Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) has very high rates of hospital-related transmission among healthcare workers (HCWs), mandating the need for careful intensive care unit (ICU) designing, optimization of staff resources, implementation of vigorous infection control practices, environmental disinfection, meticulous sample collection, and criteria for staff quarantine. Most of the ICUs are not ... Read more >>

Indian J Crit Care Med (Indian journal of critical care medicine : peer-reviewed, official publication of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine)
[2020, 24(Suppl 5):S280-S289]

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 Treatment: It is Time for Stewardship!

Prashant Nasa,

<b>How to cite this article:</b> Nasa P. Coronavirus Disease 2019 Treatment: It is Time for Stewardship! Indian J Crit Care Med 2020;24(10):895-896. ... Read more >>

Indian J Crit Care Med (Indian journal of critical care medicine : peer-reviewed, official publication of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine)
[2020, 24(10):895-896]

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Ventilatory Management of COVID-19-related ARDS: Stick to Basics and Infection Control.

Rajesh Chawla, Prashant Nasa,

<b>How to cite this article:</b> Chawla R, Nasa P. Ventilatory Management of COVID-19-related ARDS: Stick to Basics and Infection Control. Indian J Crit Care Med 2020;24(8):609-610. ... Read more >>

Indian J Crit Care Med (Indian journal of critical care medicine : peer-reviewed, official publication of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine)
[2020, 24(8):609-610]

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Central Diabetes Insipidus in an Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery.

Prashant Nasa, Girishchandra Varma, Amitabh Kulkarni, Sandeep Chaudhary, Prashant Sagar,

Polyuria in perioperative coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery is common and mostly benign. Diabetes insipidus (DI) post-CABG is however very rare and mostly have been related with use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) pump. The patient recovered completely with transient requirement of exogenous vasopressin. The central DI may be considered ... Read more >>

Indian J Crit Care Med (Indian journal of critical care medicine : peer-reviewed, official publication of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine)
[2019, 23(11):523-525]

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Immune thrombocytopenic purpura in a patient with disseminated tuberculosis: An unusual presentation.

Prashant Nasa, Deven Juneja, Sudhish Sehra, H K Singh, Deen Bandhu Prasad,

Pulmonary tuberculosis can have a wide variety of presentations including hematological manifestations. We report a case of a young male patient who presented with complaints of generalized petechiae, gum bleeding, systemic lymphadenopathy, and severe thrombocytopenia. His bone marrow revealed normal megakaryocytes, and in the absence of hepatosplenomegaly, a diagnosis of ... Read more >>

Int J Mycobacteriol (International journal of mycobacteriology)
[2019, 8(1):107-109]

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Acute Suppurative Thyroiditis with Thyroid Abscess by Klebsiella pneumoniae: An Unusual Presentation.

Prashant Nasa, K G Mathew, Rakesh Sanker, Sandeep Chaudhary, Vikas Singhal,

Acute suppurative thyroiditis with thyroid abscess is very uncommon cause of thyroiditis. Thyroid infection in a diabetic patient is commonly labeled to the relative immunosuppressive state of diabetes mellitus. We present a case of a diabetic patient showing clinical symptoms of acute thyroiditis with progressing dysphagia, who was diagnosed as ... Read more >>

Indian J Crit Care Med (Indian journal of critical care medicine : peer-reviewed, official publication of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine)
[2018, 22(8):613-615]

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Acute pesticide ingestion managed with yohimbine as a rescue therapy.

Prashant Nasa, Deven Juneja,

Amitraz is used as a pesticide in agricultural and veterinary medicine. It is primarily a central α2 adrenergic agonist and known to cause central nervous system depression, convulsions, respiratory depression, and bradycardia on severe intoxication. We report a case of a 3-year-old child who presented with accidental ingestion of amitraz ... Read more >>

Indian J Crit Care Med (Indian journal of critical care medicine : peer-reviewed, official publication of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine)
[2016, 20(12):739-741]

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Early plasmapheresis in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia induced acute pancreatitis.

Prashant Nasa, George Alexander, Amitabh Kulkarni, Deven Juneja, Sudhish Sehra, Rajesh Agarwal, Kandy Koul,

Hypertriglyceridemia can cause severe diseases such as acute pancreatitis (AP) and coronary artery disease. The routine management of hypertriglyceridemia is dietary restriction of fat and lipid-lowering medications to manage the secondary or precipitating causes of hypertriglyceridemia. However, in cases of AP with severe hypertriglyceridemia (SHTG) (triglycerides [TG] >1000 mg/dl) rapid ... Read more >>

Indian J Crit Care Med (Indian journal of critical care medicine : peer-reviewed, official publication of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine)
[2015, 19(8):487-489]

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