Traditional Indian practices: Time to revisit and re-adopt for a healthier lifestyle
Ruchita Tyagi, Vivek Gupta, Rajiv Kumar, GS WanderJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):166-171 The COVID-19 pandemic has affected human life significantly. In spite of significant advancement of medical technology, management is still focused on preventive strategies due to non availability of vaccine or any definitive treatment. The preventive strategies include hand hygiene, social distancing, isolation/quarantine along with the methods for boosting immunity. The ancient literature and several traditional practices of our country guide a hygienic life style and address several preventive aspects o...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ruchita Tyagi Vivek Gupta Rajiv Kumar GS Wander Source Type: research

Therapeutic status of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19: A review
Kirandeep Kaur, Sandeep Kaushal, Ishita Gupta KaushalJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):160-165 Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a 4-aminoquinoline, is used worldwide mainly for its role in management of malaria and rheumatoid arthritis. In the present pandemic of coronavirus disease (COVID)-2019, the drug is being repurposed, based on its in vitro evidence of efficacy against coronavirus. There has been a lot of information, for and against the drug, and this review is an effort to bring forth the evidence and current understanding regarding role of HCQ in COVID-19. Clinical studies, case reports, and i...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kirandeep Kaur Sandeep Kaushal Ishita Gupta Kaushal Source Type: research

Safety tent for enhanced personal protection from aerosol-generating procedures while handling the COVID-19 patient airway
Prasanna Bidkar, Umesh Goneppanavar, Jasvinder Kaur, Srivats Valliyur RamamoorthyJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):157-160 The world is going through the COVID-19 pandemic, which has high virulence and transmission rate. More significant the viral load during exposure, the greater is the likelihood of contracting a severe disease. Healthcare workers (HCWs) involved in airway care of COVID-19 patients are at high risk of getting exposed to large viral loads during aerosol-generating actions such as coughing or sneezing by the patient or during procedures such as bag-mask ventilation, intubation, e...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Prasanna Bidkar Umesh Goneppanavar Jasvinder Kaur Srivats Valliyur Ramamoorthy Source Type: research

Endoscopy mask for safe extubation in patients with COVID-19
Renu Sinha, Souvik Maitra, Bikash Ranjan RayJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):155-157 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Renu Sinha Souvik Maitra Bikash Ranjan Ray Source Type: research

Patient isolation pods for the evacuation of COVID-19 infected patients & #8211; Is this the answer ?
Shibu Sasidharan, Vijay Singh, Harpreet S Dhillon, M BabithaJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):152-155 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Shibu Sasidharan Vijay Singh Harpreet S Dhillon M Babitha Source Type: research

COVID aerosol barrier intubation box & #8211; Boon or bane ?
Shibu Sasidharan, Rakhee Goyal, M Babitha, Suneeta Singh, Harpreet Singh DhillonJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):150-152 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Shibu Sasidharan Rakhee Goyal M Babitha Suneeta Singh Harpreet Singh Dhillon Source Type: research

A simple and novel technique for facial protection during anesthesia administration in a suspected or positive COVID-19 patient
Ravindra Sisodia, Shubham KhandelwalJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):148-150 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ravindra Sisodia Shubham Khandelwal Source Type: research

Reducing the viral load while securing the airway
Mukul Chandra KapoorJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):147-148 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Mukul Chandra Kapoor Source Type: research

Negative pressure aerosol containment box: An innovation to reduce COVID-19 infection risk in healthcare workers
Vivek Gupta, Ashish Sahani, Bishav Mohan, GS WanderJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):144-147 Healthcare workers (HCW's) are at increased risk of corona virus disease (COVID-19) infection during aerosol generating activities. The aerosol box has been used during intubation and extubation to prevent transmission of infection to HCWs. Isolation room with negative pressure has been advocated for COVID-19 patients. The described containment box has been designed to be useful in COVID intensive care unit (ICU) as a multipurpose box which is a cost effective and readily available resource. This inno...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Vivek Gupta Ashish Sahani Bishav Mohan GS Wander Source Type: research

The aerosol box
Amjad Maniar, Balavenkatasubramanian JagannathanJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):141-143 Despite being scientifically unproven, aerosol boxes have quickly risen in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have been created in various shapes and sizes, as well as materials across the world. Aerosol boxes offer a transparent barrier between the patient and the healthcare personnel, during intubation and may prove to be useful when prescribed protection equipment such as masks and eyewear are unavailable. In this article, we undertake a brief overview of aerosol boxes in current practice. (Sou...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Amjad Maniar Balavenkatasubramanian Jagannathan Source Type: research

Need of guidelines for safe transport of patients with COVID-19
Rohini Dattari, Rakesh GargJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):139-141 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Rohini Dattari Rakesh Garg Source Type: research

Ancillary protective gears in the COVID- 19 Era
Divya Jain, Rakesh KumarJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):136-138 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Divya Jain Rakesh Kumar Source Type: research

Combating the COVID-19 battle with personal protective equipment (PPE) armamentarium
Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa, Madhuri Kurdi, Naveen MalhotraJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):133-136 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa Madhuri Kurdi Naveen Malhotra Source Type: research

Preventing exposure to COVID-19 in the operation theatre and intensive care unit
Rangraj Setlur, Alok Jaiswal, Nikahat JahanJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):127-133 The COVID-19 pandemic has gripped the world since January 2020 and has changed our lives in unprecedented ways. It has changed the way we work in the Operation Theatres and Intensive Care Units mainly because of the high risk of disease transmission to the healthcare workers. In order to reduce the risk of disease transmission, an understanding of the means of transmission of the virus is essential to develop a rational strategy that allows patients to receive treatment without placing either the patient or healt...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Rangraj Setlur Alok Jaiswal Nikahat Jahan Source Type: research

Solid-organ transplant surgeries in era of COVID-19 pandemic: How to go about it ?
Divya Srivastava, Sohan Lal Solanki, Abhilash ChandraJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):125-126 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Divya Srivastava Sohan Lal Solanki Abhilash Chandra Source Type: research

Lessons learned from first case of Cesarean delivery in a COVID-19 positive parturient in Greek region
We report the successful anesthetic management of a 24-year-old patient, with an active COVID-19 viral infection, scheduled for elective Cesarean section at 40th week of pregnancy. This was the first case in Greek region, and we report and discuss the difficulties and safety issues regarding a COVID-19 positive patient during an elective cesarean delivery. Regional anesthesia with full protective equipment for health personnel involved, along with careful planning and adherence to guidelines achieved safe completion of the operation. (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Chrysanthi Batistaki Vasiliki Galarioti Sofia Vasiliadou Eleftheria Soulioti Georgia Kostopanagiotou Paraskevi Matsota Source Type: research

Trauma care and COVID-19 pandemic
Chhavi Sawhney, Yudhyavir Singh, Kajal Jain, Ravindra Sawhney, Anjan TrikhaJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):115-120 The Coronavirus SARS- CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic has overwhelmed the ability of health care systems all over the world. With the spread of the disease, countries have adopted different models to reorganize infrastructure and reallocate the resources to deal with the pandemic. All the nonurgent hospital services have been postponed. But, trauma and emergency services continue to function according to the established protocols with few modifications. During the pandemic, trauma care i...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Chhavi Sawhney Yudhyavir Singh Kajal Jain Ravindra Sawhney Anjan Trikha Source Type: research

Regional anesthesia in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic: Clinical guidelines by AORA, India
Vrushali Chandrashekhar Ponde, Sandeep Diwan, Thota Venkata Sanjeev Gopal, J Balavenkata Subramanian, Mohammed Azam DanishJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):109-115 Anesthesiologists are amongst the front line warriors in this COVID-19 pandemic. We need to change our preferences and practices to reduce the spread to healthcare workers and patients in the hospital. General anesthesia involves aerosol-generating procedures while ventilating and intubating the patients. Regional anesthesia maintains respiratory functions, circumvents airway instrumentation and helps to limit viral transmission. This ...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Vrushali Chandrashekhar Ponde Sandeep Diwan Thota Venkata Sanjeev Gopal J Balavenkata Subramanian Mohammed Azam Danish Source Type: research

Emergency neurological procedures during COVID-19 pandemic: Practical issues
This article discusses the anesthetic management of urgent neurosurgical and neurointerventional procedures. In addition, a brief overview of intrahospital transport of neurologically injured patients has been addressed. (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Gyaninder Pal Singh Ajay Prasad Hrishi Girija Prasad Rath Source Type: research

Anesthesia for oral surgeries during the COVID-19 pandemic
Sheila N Myatra, Sushan Gupta, Prathamesh S PaiJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):96-104 The severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2(SARS-Cov2) virus replicates in the nasal cavity, nasopharynx, and the oropharynx. During oral surgery, the risk of viral transmission is high during instrumentation in these areas, while performing airway management procedures, the oral surgery itself, and related procedures. During the corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, patients with an oral pathology usually present for emergency procedures. However, patients with oral cancer, being a semi-emer...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sheila N Myatra Sushan Gupta Prathamesh S Pai Source Type: research

Management of pregnant laboring women during COVID-19 pandemic
Kajal Jain, Nidhi Bhatia, Anju Grewal, Sunil T Pandya, Sunanda Gupta, Rashmi Bagga, Anjan TrikhaJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):91-96 Since its first outbreak in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become a global public health threat. In the midst of this rapidly evolving pandemic condition, the unique needs of pregnant women should be kept in mind while making treatment policies and preparing response plans. Management of COVID-19 parturients requires a multidisciplinary approach consisting of a team of anesthesiologists, obstetricians, neonatologists, nursi...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kajal Jain Nidhi Bhatia Anju Grewal Sunil T Pandya Sunanda Gupta Rashmi Bagga Anjan Trikha Source Type: research

What a pediatric anesthesiologist should know about COVID-19
This article lays special emphasis on the preparation of specialized protocols, designated areas, and training of personnel expected to be involved in patient care. The operating room should be well equipped with weight and age-appropriate equipment and drugs. Special attention should be paid to minimize aerosol generation via premedication and physical barriers. Induction and airway handling should be performed rapidly and securely with minimum personnel present. Disconnections should be avoided during maintenance. Extubation and transfer of children should be smooth. These protocols and guidelines are being constantly re...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Aditi Jain Neerja Bhardwaj Sandhya Yaddanapudi Source Type: research

Practical considerations for performing brachial plexus blocks in suspected COVID-19 patients
Sandeep Diwan, Abhijit Nair, Vrushali PondeJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):83-85 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sandeep Diwan Abhijit Nair Vrushali Ponde Source Type: research

Sign language in anesthesiology in times of novel corona virus pandemic
M Rupinder Singh, Sandeep Kundra, Saru Singh, Anju Grewal, Tanveer SinghJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):81-82 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: M Rupinder Singh Sandeep Kundra Saru Singh Anju Grewal Tanveer Singh Source Type: research

Exploring the unknown territories in the new normal world of COVID
This article reports the perioperative management of two coronavirus disease-19 positive cases, one of whom was a pregnant patient. Their CSF samples, which were collected during the administration of spinal anesthesia, tested to be negative for viral reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test. We wish to highlight from these cases, that during spinal anesthesia, CSF in mildly symptomatic COVID-19 cases probably does not pose a risk of transmission to the anesthesiologist. However, we suggest that due to the varied presentations of the virus, health care personnel, especially anesthesiologists have to be...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa Ritu Gupta Ajay Wahi S. P. S. Goraya Source Type: research

Anesthesia practice in Covid-19 era: Unprecedented problems call for extraordinary solutions
Anju Gupta, Sayan Nath, Anjan TrikhaJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):75-77 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Anju Gupta Sayan Nath Anjan Trikha Source Type: research

Development of a preoperative Early Warning Scoring System to identify highly suspect COVID-19 patients
Conclusion: Development of this Early Warning Scoring System for preoperative screening of patients may help in identifying 'highly suspect' COVID-19 patients, alerting the physician and other healthcare workers on the need for adequate personal protection and also to implement necessary measures to prevent cross infection and contamination during the perioperative period. (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Zulfiqar Ali Umesh Goneppanavar Pradeep A Dongare Rakesh Garg Sudheesh Kannan SS Harsoor S Bala Bhaskar Source Type: research

Practical approach for safe anesthesia in a COVID-19 patient scheduled for emergency laparotomy
Umesh Goneppanavar, Sameer Desai, Jasvinder Kaur, Rajesh S Phatake, Roopa Sachidananda, Ravi BhatJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):57-61 COVID-19 patients presenting for emergency laparotomy require evaluation of surgical illness and viral disease. As these patients are likely to have a wide spectrum of deranged physiology and organ dysfunction, optimization should start preoperatively and continue through intraoperative and postoperative recovery periods along with appropriate antimicrobial cover. The goal should be not to delay damage control surgery in favor of evaluation and optimization. Whe...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Umesh Goneppanavar Sameer Desai Jasvinder Kaur Rajesh S Phatake Roopa Sachidananda Ravi Bhat Source Type: research

Anesthesiologist and COVID-19 & #8212;current perspective
Subodh Kumar, Sanjeev Palta, Richa Saroa, Sukanya MitraJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):50-57 In the current situation when the world is grappling with COVID-19 that has taken a toll on humanity and is continuing to affect multiples of health-care workers all over the world in vast numbers, the pandemonium (mayhem) has led to grim concerns. We have made an effort to compile and present a review that provides an insight into the management of patients for the front-line anesthesiologists of the medical war, which is being fought to curb and contain this COVID-19 pandemic. We have tried to incorpo...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Subodh Kumar Sanjeev Palta Richa Saroa Sukanya Mitra Source Type: research

Re-inventing anesthesia in times of Covid-19
Gauri R Gangakhedkar, Indrani H ChincholiJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):48-50 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Gauri R Gangakhedkar Indrani H Chincholi Source Type: research

Peripartum cardiomyopathy mimicking COVID-19 infection
Shaloo Garg, Archana Singh, Mukesh Kalita, Ayesha Zafar Siddiqui, Mukul Chandra KapoorJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):44-47 A pregnant patient presented with fever and desaturation, without breathlessness. She was suspected to have COVID-19 but SARS-CoV-2 was negative. She developed fetal distress and underwent an uneventful Cesarean section. Postoperatively, she developed respiratory distress and needed mechanical ventilation support. The clinical features suggested COVID-19 infection and antiviral treatment were empirically initiated. Repeat SARS-CoV-2 was negative. Echocardiography, computed...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Shaloo Garg Archana Singh Mukesh Kalita Ayesha Zafar Siddiqui Mukul Chandra Kapoor Source Type: research

COVID-19 cardiopulmonary resuscitation: Guidelines and modifications
Pankaj Kundra, Stalin VinayagamJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):39-44 International societies like the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), American Heart Association (AHA), and UK Resuscitation Council have suggested modified guidelines for resuscitation during coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Though there is consensus in most of the recommendations there are also disparities. Considering the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic and our better understanding of the spread of the disease, there is an urgent need to suggest modifications to the existing guidelines. These...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Pankaj Kundra Stalin Vinayagam Source Type: research

Intensive care management of patients with COVID-19
Anjan Trikha, Akhil Kant Singh, Puneet KhannaJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):29-38 The COVID-19 pandemic originated in China in December 2019 and has since then, swept across the world. The last Influenza pandemic of 1918 happened before the advent of modern medicine. We have come a long way since then. But the pandemic has still caught us unprepared in many quarters. The review focuses on the management of critically ill COVID-19 patients and the various challenges faced by intensivists. (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Anjan Trikha Akhil Kant Singh Puneet Khanna Source Type: research

Respiratory and cardiovascular effects of COVID-19 infection and their management
Mukul Chandra KapoorJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):21-28 The COVID-19 epidemic has put an enormous burden on the health-care system and the economy. The virus has very high infectivity and is crippling in patients developing severe disease. The disease caused by this infective agent, a novel RNA coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), was named by the World Health Organization as COVID-19. SARS-CoV-2 usually enters the human body from the respiratory tract and gradually causes systemic disease. The disease is mild in 81% and severe in the balance. The virus causes multiorgan damage and primarily damages...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Mukul Chandra Kapoor Source Type: research

Comorbidities and COVID-19
Lakshmi Narayana YaddanapudiJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):18-20 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Lakshmi Narayana Yaddanapudi Source Type: research

COVID-2019: Experience of setting up quarantine center
Rashmi DattaJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):14-18 Indians stranded in countries reporting widespread transmission of COVID-19 in Jan to Mar 2020 were evacuated at short notice. Unclear and evolving evidence on COVID-19, risk of transmission of the disease from pre-symptomatic, asymptomatic and known cases of COVID-19 has put the spotlight back on the practice of quarantine. The article describes the processes, inter-sectoral coordination and methodology adopted for putting in place all measures for a successful evacuation and subsequent quarantine of the evacuees at the first Quarantine camp se...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Rashmi Datta Source Type: research

Fast tracking intensive care units and operation rooms during the COVID-19 pandemic in resource limited settings
Richa Aggarwal, Ridhima Bhatia, Kapil Dev Soni, Anjan TrikhaJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):7-14 The ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 has affected more than 43 million people all over the world with about 280000 deaths worldwide at the time of writing this article The outcome of this pandemic is impossible to predict at the present time as the numbers of both, infected patients and those dying of the disease are increasing on a daily basis. China, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, and USA are the worst affected countries. All these countries have robust health care systems but despite ...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Richa Aggarwal Ridhima Bhatia Kapil Dev Soni Anjan Trikha Source Type: research

Ensuring adequate healthcare in COVID and non-COVID areas: An unprecedented challenge
Sandhya YaddanapudiJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):6-7 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sandhya Yaddanapudi Source Type: research

Cohabitation with COVID
Mukul Chandra KapoorJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):4-6 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Mukul Chandra Kapoor Source Type: research

Live in fear or make our lives better ?
Rakhee Goyal, Anju GrewalJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):2-4 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Rakhee Goyal Anju Grewal Source Type: research

Staying afloat and reaching the shore in COVID sea
Naveen MalhotraJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):1-2 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Naveen Malhotra Source Type: research

Traditional Indian practices: Time to revisit and re-adopt for a healthier lifestyle
Ruchita Tyagi, Vivek Gupta, Rajiv Kumar, GS WanderJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):166-171 The COVID-19 pandemic has affected human life significantly. In spite of significant advancement of medical technology, management is still focused on preventive strategies due to non availability of vaccine or any definitive treatment. The preventive strategies include hand hygiene, social distancing, isolation/quarantine along with the methods for boosting immunity. The ancient literature and several traditional practices of our country guide a hygienic life style and address several preventive aspects o...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ruchita Tyagi Vivek Gupta Rajiv Kumar GS Wander Source Type: research

Therapeutic status of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19: A review
Kirandeep Kaur, Sandeep Kaushal, Ishita Gupta KaushalJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):160-165 Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a 4-aminoquinoline, is used worldwide mainly for its role in management of malaria and rheumatoid arthritis. In the present pandemic of coronavirus disease (COVID)-2019, the drug is being repurposed, based on its in vitro evidence of efficacy against coronavirus. There has been a lot of information, for and against the drug, and this review is an effort to bring forth the evidence and current understanding regarding role of HCQ in COVID-19. Clinical studies, case reports, and i...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kirandeep Kaur Sandeep Kaushal Ishita Gupta Kaushal Source Type: research

Safety tent for enhanced personal protection from aerosol-generating procedures while handling the COVID-19 patient airway
Prasanna Bidkar, Umesh Goneppanavar, Jasvinder Kaur, Srivats Valliyur RamamoorthyJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):157-160 The world is going through the COVID-19 pandemic, which has high virulence and transmission rate. More significant the viral load during exposure, the greater is the likelihood of contracting a severe disease. Healthcare workers (HCWs) involved in airway care of COVID-19 patients are at high risk of getting exposed to large viral loads during aerosol-generating actions such as coughing or sneezing by the patient or during procedures such as bag-mask ventilation, intubation, e...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Prasanna Bidkar Umesh Goneppanavar Jasvinder Kaur Srivats Valliyur Ramamoorthy Source Type: research

Endoscopy mask for safe extubation in patients with COVID-19
Renu Sinha, Souvik Maitra, Bikash Ranjan RayJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):155-157 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Renu Sinha Souvik Maitra Bikash Ranjan Ray Source Type: research

Patient isolation pods for the evacuation of COVID-19 infected patients & #8211; Is this the answer ?
Shibu Sasidharan, Vijay Singh, Harpreet S Dhillon, M BabithaJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):152-155 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Shibu Sasidharan Vijay Singh Harpreet S Dhillon M Babitha Source Type: research

COVID aerosol barrier intubation box & #8211; Boon or bane ?
Shibu Sasidharan, Rakhee Goyal, M Babitha, Suneeta Singh, Harpreet Singh DhillonJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):150-152 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Shibu Sasidharan Rakhee Goyal M Babitha Suneeta Singh Harpreet Singh Dhillon Source Type: research

A simple and novel technique for facial protection during anesthesia administration in a suspected or positive COVID-19 patient
Ravindra Sisodia, Shubham KhandelwalJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):148-150 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ravindra Sisodia Shubham Khandelwal Source Type: research

Reducing the viral load while securing the airway
Mukul Chandra KapoorJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):147-148 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Mukul Chandra Kapoor Source Type: research

Negative pressure aerosol containment box: An innovation to reduce COVID-19 infection risk in healthcare workers
Vivek Gupta, Ashish Sahani, Bishav Mohan, GS WanderJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):144-147 Healthcare workers (HCW's) are at increased risk of corona virus disease (COVID-19) infection during aerosol generating activities. The aerosol box has been used during intubation and extubation to prevent transmission of infection to HCWs. Isolation room with negative pressure has been advocated for COVID-19 patients. The described containment box has been designed to be useful in COVID intensive care unit (ICU) as a multipurpose box which is a cost effective and readily available resource. This inno...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Vivek Gupta Ashish Sahani Bishav Mohan GS Wander Source Type: research