Dheeraj Gupta

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Affiliation: Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
Country: India

Publications

  1. ncbi A "respiratory" cause of abdominal pain
    D Gupta
    Dept of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Eur Respir J 27:430-3. 2006
  2. ncbi Manifestations of pulmonary tuberculosis in the elderly: a prospective observational study from north India
    Dheeraj Gupta
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 50:263-7. 2008
  3. pmc Tuberculous dilated cardiomyopathy: an under-recognized entity?
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    BMC Infect Dis 5:29. 2005
  4. ncbi Is tobacco smoking protective for sarcoidosis? A case-control study from North India
    D Gupta
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 27:19-26. 2010
  5. ncbi Interferon gamma release assay (QuantiFERON-TB Gold In Tube) in patients of sarcoidosis from a population with high prevalence of tuberculosis infection
    D Gupta
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 28:95-101. 2011
  6. ncbi Molecular evidence for the role of mycobacteria in sarcoidosis: a meta-analysis
    D Gupta
    Dept of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Eur Respir J 30:508-16. 2007
  7. ncbi Aetiology and clinical profile of spontaneous pneumothorax in adults
    Dheeraj Gupta
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 48:261-4. 2006
  8. 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
  9. doi 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
  10. doi 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

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  1. ncbi A "respiratory" cause of abdominal pain
    D Gupta
    Dept of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Eur Respir J 27:430-3. 2006
  2. ncbi Manifestations of pulmonary tuberculosis in the elderly: a prospective observational study from north India
    Dheeraj Gupta
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 50:263-7. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to compare the clinical, radiological and laboratory manifestations of PTB among young and elderly patients...
  3. pmc Tuberculous dilated cardiomyopathy: an under-recognized entity?
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    BMC Infect Dis 5:29. 2005
    ..TB is generally believed to spare these four organs-heart, skeletal muscle, thyroid and pancreas. We describe a rare case of myocardial TB diagnosed on a post-mortem cardiac biopsy...
  4. ncbi Is tobacco smoking protective for sarcoidosis? A case-control study from North India
    D Gupta
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 27:19-26. 2010
    ..We studied the impact of active smoking and ETS exposure on disease severity in newly diagnosed cases of sarcoidosis from India...
  5. ncbi Interferon gamma release assay (QuantiFERON-TB Gold In Tube) in patients of sarcoidosis from a population with high prevalence of tuberculosis infection
    D Gupta
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 28:95-101. 2011
    ..Herein, we studied the utility of IGRAs in the diagnostic work up of patients with sarcoidosis...
  6. ncbi Molecular evidence for the role of mycobacteria in sarcoidosis: a meta-analysis
    D Gupta
    Dept of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Eur Respir J 30:508-16. 2007
    ..To avoid methodological diversity, larger multicentre trials with a central laboratory for sample testing should be designed...
  7. ncbi Aetiology and clinical profile of spontaneous pneumothorax in adults
    Dheeraj Gupta
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 48:261-4. 2006
    ..Limited information is available on epidemiology of spontaneous pneumothorax (SP) from India. The present study was aimed at studying aetiology and clinical profile of patients with SP...
  8. 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
    ....
  9. doi 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...
  10. doi 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...
  11. doi 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...
  12. ncbi 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...
  13. doi 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...
  14. ncbi 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)...
  15. doi 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...
  16. ncbi 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)...
  17. ncbi 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 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
    ....
  19. ncbi 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...
  20. ncbi 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)...
  21. ncbi 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...
  22. doi 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...
  23. doi 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...
  24. doi 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 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...
  26. ncbi Pulmonary amyloidosis in Sjogren's syndrome: a case report and systematic review of the literature
    Srinivas Rajagopala
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Respirology 15:860-6. 2010
    ..Observation is sufficient for nodular amyloidosis. Further studies are necessary to assess the efficacy of current therapies in diffuse septal amyloidosis secondary to SS...
  27. ncbi Assessment of diurnal variability of peak expiratory flow in stable asthmatics
    Ashutosh N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    J Asthma 39:487-91. 2002
    ..However, its use in population screening, clinical diagnosis, or in the assessment of the severity of asthma in individual patients has serious limitations because of poor sensitivity...
  28. ncbi Anergy to tuberculin in sarcoidosis is not influenced by high prevalence of tuberculin sensitivity in the population
    Dheeraj Gupta
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 20:40-5. 2003
    ..To study the pattern of tuberculin sensitivity and its interpretation to diagnose sarcoidosis in the presence of a high prevalence of Mantoux positivity in the general population in India...
  29. doi 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...
  30. doi 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...
  31. doi 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...
  32. ncbi Comparison of Indian reference equations for spirometry interpretation
    Ashutosh N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Respirology 12:763-8. 2007
    ..This study compared north, west and south reference equations in interpreting spirometry results in north Indian patients...
  33. ncbi 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...
  34. doi 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...
  35. doi 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...
  36. ncbi Comparison of fixed percentage method and lower confidence limits for defining limits of normality for interpretation of spirometry
    Ashutosh N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Respir Care 51:737-43. 2006
    ..There has been no comparative assessment of these 2 definitions of the LLN in routine clinical practice...
  37. ncbi 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...
  38. ncbi The relationship between FEV1 and peak expiratory flow in patients with airways obstruction is poor
    Ashutosh N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Chest 130:1454-61. 2006
    ..To evaluate the correlation between FEV1 and peak expiratory flow (PEF) values expressed as a percentage of their predicted value, and to assess factors influencing differences between the two measurements...
  39. 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...
  40. ncbi 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...
  41. ncbi Effect of household exposure to environmental tobacco smoke on airflow mechanics in asymptomatic healthy women
    A N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Res 119:18-23. 2004
    ..However, the effects have not been conclusively proven. In the present study an attempt was made to characterize the effect of ETS exposure at home on airflow mechanics in asymptomatic healthy women...
  42. doi 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...
  43. pmc Pseudohorseshoe lung
    Navneet Singh
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    CMAJ 178:394. 2008
  44. ncbi Applicability of commonly used Caucasian prediction equations for spirometry interpretation in India
    A N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160 012, India
    Indian J Med Res 122:153-64. 2005
    ..The present study was undertaken to see if Caucasian and north Indian prediction equations can be used interchangeably while interpreting routine spirometric data...
  45. ncbi 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...
  46. ncbi Circulating D-dimers as a marker of disease activity in pulmonary sarcoidosis
    Dheeraj Gupta
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 47:175-9. 2005
    ..The search is on to find an easily measurable marker of disease activity in sarcoidosis. The present study was carried out to evaluate the utility of plasma D-dimer as a marker of disease activity in sarcoidosis...
  47. ncbi 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...
  48. ncbi Performance of standard severity scoring systems for outcome prediction in patients admitted to a respiratory intensive care unit in North India
    Ashutosh N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Respirology 11:196-204. 2006
    ....
  49. ncbi 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...
  50. doi Efficacy and safety of conventional transbronchial needle aspiration in sarcoidosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Respir Care 58:683-93. 2013
    ..Herein we perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies to estimate the diagnostic yield and safety of TBNA in sarcoidosis...
  51. pmc Prevalence of multidrug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from HIV seropositive and seronegative patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in north India
    Sunil Sethi
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    BMC Infect Dis 13:137. 2013
    ..We carried out this study to assess the prevalence of MDR/XDR-TB in new and previously treated cases of pulmonary TB and in HIV seropositive and seronegative patients...
  52. doi 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...
  53. doi 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). ..
  54. doi Unchanging clinico-epidemiological profile of lung cancer in north India over three decades
    Navneet Singh
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Cancer Epidemiol 34:101-4. 2010
    ..In the recent past, adenocarcinoma has become the commonest histological type of lung cancer (LC) in the developed countries. The present study was conducted to assess the change in epidemiology of LC, if any, in North India...
  55. ncbi 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...
  56. ncbi The relationship between tobacco smoke & bronchial asthma
    S K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Res 120:443-53. 2004
    ..ETS exposure in adult asthmatics from smoking by spouses, siblings or colleagues is equally troublesome. There is increased morbidity and poorer asthma control. Asthmatic symptoms sharply decline after the ETS exposure is reduced...
  57. 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...
  58. pmc Quantified smoking status and non-small cell lung cancer stage at presentation: analysis of a North Indian cohort and a systematic review of literature
    Navneet Singh
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    J Thorac Dis 4:474-84. 2012
    ..The current study was conducted to assess stage differences, if any, based upon QSS, among newly diagnosed LC patients...
  59. doi 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...
  60. 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...
  61. doi 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...
  62. ncbi 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...
  63. doi 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...
  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
    ....
  65. ncbi 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 Role of simple needle aspiration in the management of pneumothorax
    Shoaib Faruqi
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 46:183-90. 2004
    ..To determine the role of simple needle aspiration in the management of pneumothorax...
  67. ncbi Experience with paraquat poisoning in a respiratory intensive care unit in North India
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh, India
    Singapore Med J 47:1033-7. 2006
    ..Paraquat poisoning is an uncommon entity in India. We report our experience of managing five patients with paraquat poisoning using immunosuppressive therapy...
  68. ncbi Is right heart thromboemboli another indication for thrombolysis?
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Intern Med J 37:333-5. 2007
    ..We also review the current published work on the management of patients with right heart thromboemboli...
  69. ncbi 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...
  70. ncbi Diurnal variability of peak expiratory flow
    Surinder K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    J Asthma 39:363-73. 2002
    ..Therefore, PEFvar should only be interpreted in conjunction with other clinical and laboratory information...
  71. ncbi 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...
  72. ncbi 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...
  73. ncbi 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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  74. ncbi 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...
  75. ncbi Experience with ARDS caused by tuberculosis in a respiratory intensive care unit
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, 160012 Chandigarh, India
    Intensive Care Med 31:1284-7. 2005
    ..Tuberculosis (TB) commonly causes respiratory failure in patients with extensive pulmonary parenchymal involvement, but it is a rare cause of ARDS. We report our experience of TB presenting with ARDS...
  76. ncbi 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
  77. ncbi Immunosuppressive therapy in lung injury due to paraquat poisoning: a meta-analysis
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Singapore Med J 48:1000-5. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of immunosuppressive therapy in the management of lung injury due to paraquat poisoning...
  78. doi Efficacy and safety of convex probe EBUS-TBNA in sarcoidosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Respir Med 106:883-92. 2012
    ..Herein, we perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies reporting the diagnostic yield and safety of EBUS-TBNA in sarcoidosis...
  79. 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...
  80. ncbi 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...
  81. doi 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...
  82. ncbi Cobbled tongue
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh, 160012, India
    Med J Aust 183:144. 2005
  83. doi Case report: A rare cause of miliary nodules -- allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Br J Radiol 82:e151-4. 2009
    ..This is the first report of ABPA presenting as randomly scattered nodules on CT...
  84. ncbi Clinical profile, diagnosis and management of patients presenting with symptomatic pulmonary embolism
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 48:111-4. 2006
    ..To study the clinical profile and diagnostic methods in patients with symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE)...
  85. ncbi Management of extensive subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum by micro-drainage: time for a re-think?
    R Srinivas
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Singapore Med J 48:e323-6. 2007
    ..Placement of an underwater trap and visualisation of bubbling can be used as end-points for adequate compressive massage. Routine management with this catheter can be considered as the procedure of choice for ESE...
  86. ncbi Is noninvasive pressure support ventilation as effective and safe as continuous positive airway pressure in cardiogenic pulmonary oedema?
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Singapore Med J 50:595-603. 2009
    ..This meta-analysis is an update on the efficacy and safety of two different forms of NIV (noninvasive pressure support ventilation [NIPSV] vs. CPAP) in patients with ACPE...
  87. ncbi Aspergillus hypersensitivity and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in patients with bronchial asthma: systematic review and meta-analysis
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 13:936-44. 2009
    ..The prevalence of Aspergillus hypersensitivity (AH) and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) in bronchial asthma is reported differently in various studies...
  88. doi Mediastinal mass in an asthmatic patient
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Intern Med J 38:375. 2008
  89. ncbi 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...
  90. ncbi An unusual association between Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Aspergillus fumigatus
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 69:32-4. 2008
    ..The patient was treated with prednisolone and showed a significant response. We review the current literature on this unusual association of previous and cured TB with ABPA, and also discuss the hypothesis of this possible relationship...
  91. ncbi Is the SMART approach better than other treatment approaches for prevention of asthma exacerbations? A meta-analysis
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 71:161-9. 2009
    ..The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the SMART approach versus other approaches in the management of asthma in preventing asthma exacerbations...
  92. ncbi Urinothorax: an unusual cause of pleural effusion
    A Handa
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Singapore Med J 48:e289-92. 2007
    ..We describe a 35-year-old man who developed urinothorax following a percutaneous nephrolithotomy for renal calculi. We also reviewed the literature for reported cases between 1968 and 2006...
  93. doi Nasobiliary drainage in acute cholestatic hepatitis with pruritus
    V Singh
    Department of Hepatology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Dig Liver Dis 41:442-5. 2009
    ..Pruritus is often a prominent feature and difficult to control. Sometimes it may be accompanied by severe cough. There are no reports of endoscopic nasobiliary drainage in these patients...
  94. ncbi Intrapleural fibrinolysis in clotted haemothorax
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Singapore Med J 47:984-6. 2006
    ..We report the successful management of a post-traumatic clotted haemaothorax in a 34-year-old man, using intrapleural instillation of streptokinase, and review the literature on the management of clotted haemothorax...
  95. ncbi Clinical characteristics and outcomes of empyema thoracis in 117 patients: a comparative analysis of tuberculous vs. non-tuberculous aetiologies
    P Malhotra
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Respir Med 101:423-30. 2007
    ..We performed a prospective study over a 2-year period with the objective of comparing the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with tuberculous vs. non-tuberculous empyema...
  96. ncbi An unusual case of mediastinal mass due to Fonsecaea pedrosoi
    N Singh
    Dept of Pulmonary Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Eur Respir J 28:662-4. 2006
    ..Repeat computed tomography revealed a reduction in the mediastinal mass. The case highlights the need for a high degree of clinical suspicion and appropriate histopathological and mycological examination of clinical specimens...
  97. ncbi Adult respiratory distress syndrome in the tropics
    Surinder K Jindal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Clin Chest Med 23:445-55. 2002
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  98. ncbi 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