Ritesh Agarwal

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Country: India

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of iodopovidone in chemical pleurodesis: a meta-analysis of observational studies
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Respir Med 100:2043-7. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of iodopovidone pleurodesis through tube thoracostomy
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Respirology 11:105-8. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint A deferred dilemma
    Rajagopala Srinivas
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Am J Med 120:594-7. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Tubercular mastitis in men: case report and systematic review
    Srinivas Rajagopala
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Am J Med 121:539-44. 2008
  5. pmc Low dose of snake antivenom is as effective as high dose in patients with severe neurotoxic snake envenoming
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Emerg Med J 22:397-9. 2005
  6. pmc Failure of NIV in acute asthma: case report and a word of caution
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Emerg Med J 23:e9. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Obstructive granulomatous bronchiolitis obliterans due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 63:108-10. 2005
  8. pmc Non-invasive ventilation in acute cardiogenic pulmonary oedema
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Postgrad Med J 81:637-43. 2005
  9. pmc Noninvasive ventilation in acute neuromuscular respiratory failure due to myasthenic crisis: case report and review of literature
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Emerg Med J 23:e6. 2006
  10. pmc Is the patient brain-dead?
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Emerg Med J 23:e5. 2006

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Publications92

  1. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of iodopovidone in chemical pleurodesis: a meta-analysis of observational studies
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Respir Med 100:2043-7. 2006
    ..Overall, this review supports the safety and efficacy of iodopovidone as an agent for chemical pleurodesis in cases of recurrent pleural effusions and pneumothoraces regardless of their etiology...
  2. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of iodopovidone pleurodesis through tube thoracostomy
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Respirology 11:105-8. 2006
    ..To evaluate the efficacy and safety of iodopovidone as an agent for pleurodesis through tube thoracostomy in patients with recurrent pleural effusions and pneumothorax...
  3. ncbi request reprint A deferred dilemma
    Rajagopala Srinivas
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Am J Med 120:594-7. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Tubercular mastitis in men: case report and systematic review
    Srinivas Rajagopala
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Am J Med 121:539-44. 2008
    ..Tuberculous mastitis is usually reported in multiparous postpartum women and is an unusual cause of gynecomastia in adolescent men...
  5. pmc Low dose of snake antivenom is as effective as high dose in patients with severe neurotoxic snake envenoming
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Emerg Med J 22:397-9. 2005
    ..We conclude that there is no difference between a protocol using lower doses of SAV and one with higher doses in the management of patients with severe neurotoxic snake envenoming...
  6. pmc Failure of NIV in acute asthma: case report and a word of caution
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Emerg Med J 23:e9. 2006
    ..Facilities for immediate endotracheal intubation and next level of treatment should be readily available...
  7. ncbi request reprint Obstructive granulomatous bronchiolitis obliterans due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 63:108-10. 2005
    ..The authors present a case of tubercular granulomatous bronchiolitis obliterans, confirmed on histopathology, who responded completely to anti-tubercular chemotherapy...
  8. pmc Non-invasive ventilation in acute cardiogenic pulmonary oedema
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Postgrad Med J 81:637-43. 2005
    ..More trials are required to conclusively define the role of BiPAP in CPO...
  9. pmc Noninvasive ventilation in acute neuromuscular respiratory failure due to myasthenic crisis: case report and review of literature
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Emerg Med J 23:e6. 2006
  10. pmc Is the patient brain-dead?
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Emerg Med J 23:e5. 2006
  11. pmc Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in acute respiratory failure due to COPD vs other causes: effectiveness and predictors of failure in a respiratory ICU in North India
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 3:737-43. 2008
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  12. doi request reprint Serologic allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA-S): long-term outcomes
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Respir Med 106:942-7. 2012
    ..Few studies have described the follow-up of patients with ABPA-S. The aim of this retrospective study was to describe the outcomes of ABPA-S...
  13. doi request reprint Clinical relevance of peripheral blood eosinophil count in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    J Infect Public Health 4:235-43. 2011
    ..The goal of this study was to delineate the significance of the peripheral blood eosinophil count in the diagnosis of ABPA, and the relationship between eosinophil counts and lung function and immunological and radiological parameters...
  14. doi request reprint Clinical significance of decline in serum IgE levels in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh, India
    Respir Med 104:204-10. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the magnitude and clinical significance of decline in serum IgE levels at six weeks in patients with ABPA...
  15. doi request reprint Aspergillus hypersensitivity and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in patients with acute severe asthma in a respiratory intensive care unit in North India
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Mycoses 53:138-43. 2010
    ..Furthermore, the occurrence of high percentage of serological ABPA calls for the use of AST as a routine screening tool for ABPA in all patients with acute asthma at discharge...
  16. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of noninvasive ventilation in acute hypoxemic respiratory failure in a respiratory intensive care unit in north India
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Respir Care 54:1679-87. 2009
    ..To determine the outcomes of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) and the factors associated with NIV failure in patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure (AHRF)...
  17. ncbi request reprint A prospective randomized controlled trial on the efficacy of noninvasive ventilation in severe acute asthma
    Dheeraj Gupta
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Respir Care 55:536-43. 2010
    ..Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is an emerging modality in the management of patients with acute respiratory failure. However, its role in severe acute asthma is not well defined...
  18. ncbi request reprint Lung complications in acute pancreatitis
    Maruti Govindappa Raghu
    Department of General Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh, India
    JOP 8:177-85. 2007
    ..Severe acute pancreatitis has long been known to be a cause of pulmonary dysfunction and multisystem organ failure...
  19. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of the efficacy of cosmetic talc compared with iodopovidone for chemical pleurodesis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Respirology 16:1064-9. 2011
    ..However, limited availability and high cost hamper the routine use of talc in resource poor countries. In this study, we compared the efficacy and safety of iodopovidone with that of cosmetic talc, for chemical pleurodesis...
  20. ncbi request reprint Nonpulmonary organ dysfunction and its impact on outcome in patients with acute respiratory failure
    Ashutosh N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012 India
    Chest 132:829-35. 2007
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  21. ncbi request reprint Etiology and outcomes of pulmonary and extrapulmonary acute lung injury/ARDS in a respiratory ICU in North India
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Chest 130:724-9. 2006
    ..We describe the case mix, clinical behavior, and outcomes of patients with ALI/ARDS resulting from pulmonary causes (ALI/ARDSp) and extrapulmonary causes (ALI/ARDSexp)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Blind transbronchial needle aspiration without an on-site cytopathologist: experience of 473 procedures
    Ajmal Khan
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Natl Med J India 24:136-9. 2011
    ..Data reported from India are limited on this routine procedure. We describe our experience of the efficacy, diagnostic accuracy and safety of TBNA...
  23. pmc Efficacy & safety of iodopovidone pleurodesis: a systematic review & meta-analysis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Res 135:297-304. 2012
    ..Iodopovidone has been shown to be safe and effective for chemical pleurodesis in several studies. The aim of this systematic review was to update a previously reported meta-analysis on the efficacy and safety of iodopovidone pleurodesis...
  24. doi request reprint Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis with aspergilloma: an immunologically severe disease with poor outcome
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Mycopathologia 174:193-201. 2012
    ..However, this conclusion is based on single-patient case reports. In this study, we describe the clinical details and immunological findings of this association and compare patients of ABPA with aspergilloma and those without...
  25. pmc An alternate method of classifying allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis based on high-attenuation mucus
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    PLoS ONE 5:e15346. 2010
    ..In this study, we evaluate the severity and clinical outcomes of ABPA with different radiological classifications...
  26. ncbi request reprint Role of inhaled corticosteroids in the management of serological allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA)
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, India
    Intern Med 50:855-60. 2011
    ..In this retrospective study, we evaluate the role of high doses of ICS in serological ABPA (ABPA-S)...
  27. doi request reprint Clinical significance of Aspergillus sensitisation in bronchial asthma
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Mycoses 54:e531-8. 2011
    ..014). There was a weak association between Aspergillus sensitisation and severity of asthma. Whether Aspergillus sensitisation is causally linked to asthma severity remains to be seen...
  28. doi request reprint Sarcoidosis and tuberculosis: the same disease with different manifestations or similar manifestations of different disorders
    Dheeraj Gupta
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 18:506-16. 2012
    ..Herein we analyze the relationship between sarcoidosis and tuberculosis and its implications in clinical practice...
  29. doi request reprint A survey of noninvasive ventilation practices in a respiratory ICU of North India
    Sunil Sharma
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Respir Care 57:1145-53. 2012
    ..In this observational study, we report the indications and outcomes of patients requiring NIV in the respiratory ICU of a tertiary care hospital...
  30. ncbi request reprint An assessment of nutritional support to critically ill patients and its correlation with outcomes in a respiratory intensive care unit
    Navneet Singh
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh, India
    Respir Care 54:1688-96. 2009
    ..Nutritional support is frequently neglected in a busy intensive care unit (ICU) with overworked staff. There is a paucity of investigations on ICU nutrition from India...
  31. doi request reprint Inhaled corticosteroids vs placebo for preventing COPD exacerbations: a systematic review and metaregression of randomized controlled trials
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Chest 137:318-25. 2010
    ..However, the relationship of baseline lung function and reduction of exacerbations with the use of ICS remains unknown. Herein, we perform a metaregression to evaluate the efficacy of ICS in preventing COPD exacerbations...
  32. ncbi request reprint Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: lessons from 126 patients attending a chest clinic in north India
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Chest 130:442-8. 2006
    ..The clinical, serologic, radiologic, and treatment aspects including outcome of ABPA are also described...
  33. doi request reprint Aspergillus hypersensitivity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: COPD as a risk factor for ABPA?
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Med Mycol 48:988-94. 2010
    ..On the basis of this study we concluded that AH/ABPA can occur in patients with COPD, and it is probable that COPD could be a predisposing factor for AH/ABPA. The clinical significance of AH and ABPA in COPD remains unclear...
  34. doi request reprint Bronchoscopic lung biopsy using noninvasive ventilatory support: case series and review of literature of NIV-assisted bronchoscopy
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Respir Care 57:1927-36. 2012
    ..However, these patients often have hypoxemic respiratory failure that makes this procedure hazardous. Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) has been shown to improve oxygenation in hypoxemic patients...
  35. doi request reprint Comparison of the lower confidence limit to the fixed-percentage method for assessing airway obstruction in routine clinical practice
    Ashutosh N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Respir Care 56:1778-84. 2011
    ..70) for diagnosing airway obstruction, the fixed-cutoff method continues to be used and advocated...
  36. doi request reprint Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis
    Ajmal Khan
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Respir Care 56:1016-28. 2011
    ..As the knowledge about this rare disease increases, the role of novel therapies is likely to be better defined and optimized...
  37. doi request reprint Role of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and delayed gastrointestinal transit time in cirrhotic patients with minimal hepatic encephalopathy
    Ankur Gupta
    Department of Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    J Hepatol 53:849-55. 2010
    ..This cross-sectional study was carried out to elucidate the role of bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine and delayed intestinal transit among patients with MHE...
  38. doi request reprint Diagnosis and prognostic significance of minimal hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis of liver
    Radha K Dhiman
    Department of Hepatology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Dig Dis Sci 55:2381-90. 2010
    ..We assessed (1) the usefulness of psychometric hepatic encephalopathy score and critical flicker frequency for the diagnosis of minimal hepatic encephalopathy, and (2) prognostic significance of minimal hepatic encephalopathy...
  39. ncbi request reprint Role of noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation in postextubation respiratory failure: a meta-analysis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Respir Care 52:1472-9. 2007
    ..Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NPPV) has been shown to facilitate weaning in mechanically ventilated patients...
  40. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of hyperattenuating mucoid impaction in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: an analysis of 155 patients
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Chest 132:1183-90. 2007
    ..High-attenuation mucus (HAM) is a characteristic radiologic finding seen in patients with ABPA; however, the clinical significance of the entity remains unknown...
  41. doi request reprint Rigid bronchoscopy and mechanical debulking in the management of central airway tumors: an Indian experience
    Gella Vishwanath
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol 20:127-33. 2013
    ..Herein, we report our experience with the exclusive use of rigid bronchoscope in the management of central airway tumors...
  42. doi request reprint Utility of rigid bronchoscopic dilatation and mitomycin C application in the management of postintubation tracheal stenosis: case series and systematic review of literature
    Karan Madan
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol 19:304-10. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of mitomycin C (MMC) as an adjunctive treatment to rigid bronchoscopic dilatation in patients with PITS...
  43. doi request reprint Itraconazole in chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosis: a randomised controlled trial and systematic review of literature
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Mycoses 56:559-70. 2013
    ..Itraconazole was found to be superior to standard supportive treatment alone in stabilising cases of CCPA. (clinicaltrials.gov; NCT01259336). ..
  44. doi request reprint Effectiveness of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor therapy in autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis: a meta-analysis of observational studies
    Ajmal Khan
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Chest 141:1273-83. 2012
    ..Administration of GM-CSF represents a potential therapeutic strategy in management of aPAP. Herein, we systematically review the efficacy of GM-CSF therapy in aPAP...
  45. ncbi request reprint Is the mortality higher in the pulmonary vs the extrapulmonary ARDS? A meta analysis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh, India
    Chest 133:1463-73. 2008
    ..The predisposing clinical factor can influence the pathogenesis and clinical outcome of ARDS. This metaanalysis was aimed at evaluating whether there is any difference in mortality between the two groups...
  46. ncbi request reprint Do glucocorticoids decrease mortality in acute respiratory distress syndrome? A meta-analysis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh, India
    Respirology 12:585-90. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to analyse the role of glucocorticoids in decreasing mortality in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) both in the acute and the fibroproliferative phases...
  47. ncbi request reprint Validation of a Hindi translation of Mini Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire in north Indian patients with bronchial asthma
    Ashutosh N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 52:83-9. 2010
    ..We attempted to validate the Hindi translation of Juniper's mini asthma quality of life questionnaire (MiniAQLQ) in north Indian patients with bronchial asthma...
  48. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of serious bleeding events and intracranial hemorrhage in patients receiving activated protein C: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ajmal Khan
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Respir Care 55:901-10. 2010
    ..Activated protein C reduces 28-day mortality in patients with severe sepsis, but its anticoagulant properties entail a risk of bleeding...
  49. doi request reprint Use of peak expiratory flow for assessing bronchodilator responsiveness
    Ashutosh N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Prim Care Respir J 18:50-2. 2009
    ..However, DeltaPEF and DeltaPEF% had poor discrimination in identifying BDR, with all specific cutoff values for DeltaPEF and DeltaPEF% having low or moderate sensitivity, specificity and predictive values...
  50. ncbi request reprint Is there a role for noninvasive ventilation in acute respiratory distress syndrome? A meta-analysis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Respir Med 100:2235-8. 2006
    ..However, this analysis is limited by the presence of significant heterogeneity; hence large randomized controlled trials are required to settle this issue...
  51. ncbi request reprint Parenchymal pseudotumoral tuberculosis: case series and systematic review of literature
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Respir Med 102:382-9. 2008
    ....
  52. pmc Pseudohorseshoe lung
    Navneet Singh
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    CMAJ 178:394. 2008
  53. pmc Diagnostic performance of various tests and criteria employed in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: a latent class analysis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    PLoS ONE 8:e61105. 2013
    ..Latent class analysis (LCA) can provide estimates of sensitivity and specificity in absence of gold standard. Herein, we report the performance of various investigations and criteria employed in diagnosis of ABPA...
  54. doi request reprint Pleural effusion in a patient with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
    Karan Madan
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Respir Care 57:1509-13. 2012
    ..This case highlights the importance of intensive evaluation of an exudative pleural effusion in settings where pleural effusion due to the primary underlying disease is uncommon or rare...
  55. doi request reprint Link between CFTR mutations and ABPA: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Mycoses 55:357-65. 2012
    ..However, because of the small numbers of patients, further studies are required to confirm this finding. Future studies should adopt a uniform methodology and should screen for the entire genetic sequence of the CFTR gene...
  56. doi request reprint Severe asthma and fungi: current evidence
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Med Mycol 49:S150-7. 2011
    ..There is some evidence of the role of itraconazole in the management of SAFS but its routine use in SAFS requires further evaluation. This review summarizes the current evidence on the link between fungi and severe asthma...
  57. doi request reprint Pathology and virology findings in cases of fatal influenza A H1N1 virus infection in 2009-2010
    Amanjit Bal
    Department of Histopathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh, India
    Histopathology 60:326-35. 2012
    ....
  58. pmc Chest radiographic and computed tomographic manifestations in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Ritesh Agarwal, Ajmal Khan, Mandeep Garg, Ashutosh N Aggarwal, Dheeraj Gupta, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    World J Radiol 4:141-50. 2012
    ..To investigate the chest radiographic and high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) chest manifestations in glucocorticoid-naïve allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) patients...
  59. ncbi request reprint Trichoptysis due to an intrapulmonary teratoma
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012 India
    Respir Care 52:1779-81. 2007
  60. ncbi request reprint Elapid snakebite as a cause of severe hypertension
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    J Emerg Med 30:319-20. 2006
    ..A review of the literature on autonomic dysfunction in neurotoxic snake envenomation is also presented...
  61. ncbi request reprint Endobronchial malposition of Sengstaken-Blakemore tube
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    J Emerg Med 34:93-4. 2008
  62. ncbi request reprint The new ATS/ERS guidelines for assessing the spirometric severity of restrictive lung disease differ from previous standards
    Ashutosh N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Respirology 12:759-62. 2007
    ..This study examined the level of agreement between these two categorization schemes...
  63. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology, risk factors and outcome of nosocomial infections in a Respiratory Intensive Care Unit in North India
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    J Infect 53:98-105. 2006
    ..To determine the epidemiology, risk factors and outcome of infections in a Respiratory Intensive Care Unit (RICU) of a tertiary care institute in northern India...
  64. pmc Pictorial essay: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160 012, India
    Indian J Radiol Imaging 21:242-52. 2011
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  65. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive ventilation in Plasmodium vivax related ALI/ARDS
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Intern Med 46:2007-11. 2007
    ..vivax, from among 45 reports noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) was used in the management of three cases of ALI/ARDS related to P. vivax. The use of NIV in vivax malaria related ALI/ARDS is associated with a good outcome...
  66. ncbi request reprint Delayed presentation of amniotic fluid embolism: lessons from a case diagnosed at autopsy
    Puneet Malhotra
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Respirology 12:148-50. 2007
    ..It appears that AFE syndrome can have a delayed presentation, as late as 4 h after delivery and haemodynamic collapse may not be mandatory if the patient has coexisting systemic hypertension secondary to severe eclampsia...
  67. doi request reprint Acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a systematic review
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Eur J Intern Med 19:227-35. 2008
    ..The etiology, risk factors, pathogenesis, therapy, prognosis, and predictors need to be studied and the potential role of newer agents in the management and prevention of AE-IPF needs to be further clarified...
  68. doi request reprint Role of neostigmine and polyvalent antivenom in Indian common krait (Bungarus caeruleus) bite
    A Anil
    Department of Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    J Infect Public Health 3:83-7. 2010
    ..Seventy survived and two died. Neostigmine is ineffective in reversing or improving neuroparalytic features in patients with B. caeruleus bite even at higher dose than normally recommended...
  69. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of electrocoagulation-enabled biopsy versus conventional biopsy in the diagnosis of endobronchial lesions
    Ajmal Khan
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Respiration 81:129-33. 2011
    ..Although electrocoagulation at time of endobronchial biopsy can potentially reduce procedure-related bleeding during fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB), it can also impair quality of tissue specimen; credible data for either are lacking...
  70. ncbi request reprint Role of noninvasive ventilation in acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome: a proportion meta-analysis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh, India
    Respir Care 55:1653-60. 2010
    ..The role of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in the management of acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is controversial...
  71. ncbi request reprint Automatic tube compensation as an adjunct for weaning in patients with severe neuroparalytic snake envenomation requiring mechanical ventilation: a pilot randomized study
    Ashutosh N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Respir Care 54:1697-702. 2009
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  72. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary hypertension as a presenting manifestation of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 51:37-40. 2009
    ..Identification of the disease, in its early-stage, can prevent progression to bronchiectasis and fibrotic lung disease, and thus, patients can be saved from the morbidity related to end-stage disease...
  73. doi request reprint A rare cause of acute respiratory failure - allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India Department of Cytology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Mycoses 54:e223-7. 2011
    ..On further evaluation, she was diagnosed to have ABPA. This is the first documented report of ABPA presenting as acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure secondary to lung collapse...
  74. doi request reprint Severe asthma with fungal sensitization
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 11:403-13. 2011
    ..This review summarizes the current understanding of the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of SAFS...
  75. ncbi request reprint Bullous lung disease or bullous emphysema?
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Respir Care 51:532-4. 2006
  76. pmc Severe sepsis due to severe falciparum malaria and leptospirosis co-infection treated with activated protein C
    Rajagopala Srinivas
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Malar J 6:42. 2007
    ..Acute lung injury in falciparum malaria has high mortality rates and therapy as for severe sepsis may improve survival. Adjunctive therapies, including activated protein C, cannot replace source eradication...
  77. doi request reprint Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Chest 135:805-26. 2009
    ..Finally, there is a need to update and revise the criteria for the diagnosis of ABPA. This review summarizes the advances in the diagnosis and management of ABPA using a systematic search methodology...
  78. ncbi request reprint What is the role of noninvasive ventilation in diastolic heart failure?
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Intensive Care Med 31:1451; author reply 1452. 2005
  79. ncbi request reprint Is the decrease in LVEDV the mechanism of action of continuous positive airway pressure in diastolic heart failure?
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Chest 128:1891; author reply 1891-2. 2005
  80. ncbi request reprint Case 3-2007: a boy with respiratory insufficiency
    Ritesh Agarwal
    N Engl J Med 356:2329; author reply 2330. 2007
  81. ncbi request reprint Sodium bicarbonate in life-threatening asthma: not so soon!
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Chest 128:1890-1; author reply 1891. 2005
  82. ncbi request reprint Lung cancer chemoprevention with inhaled corticosteroids?
    Ajmal Khan
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 176:1169; author reply 1169. 2007
  83. ncbi request reprint Non-invasive ventilation in acute asthma
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 10:1182-3. 2006
  84. ncbi request reprint Peak pressures or plateau pressures in acute asthma
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Intensive Care Med 33:203; author reply 204. 2007
  85. ncbi request reprint Iodopovidone: an inexpensive and effective agent for chemical pleurodesis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Lung Cancer 55:253-4. 2007
  86. ncbi request reprint Other causes of unilateral pulmonary edema
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Am J Emerg Med 25:129-31. 2007
  87. doi request reprint "Wake up and breathe" for patients with respiratory failure
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Lancet 371:1413-4; author reply 1414-5. 2008
  88. ncbi request reprint Eosinophilic bronchitis and asthma with sputum eosinophilia are different entities
    Ritesh Agarwal
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 118:969-70; author reply 970-1. 2006
  89. ncbi request reprint No role for inhaled magnesium sulfate in the treatment of acute asthma?
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Pulm Pharmacol Ther 20:494. 2007
  90. ncbi request reprint Bronchiectasis in acute pneumonia ... Pseudobronchiectasis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Chest 132:2054-5. 2007
  91. ncbi request reprint Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis complicating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Mycoses 51:83-5. 2008
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first report of such an association. We also speculate on mechanisms of causality and impact of ABPA on disease progression in COPD...
  92. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive ventilation in ARDS caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis: report of three cases and review of literature
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Intensive Care Med 31:1723-4. 2005