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. 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
  7. 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
  8. pmc Is the patient brain-dead?
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Emerg Med J 23:e5. 2006
  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 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

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  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. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. pmc Is the patient brain-dead?
    R Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Emerg Med J 23:e5. 2006
  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 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...
  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 A randomised trial of glucocorticoids in acute-stage allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis complicating asthma
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Dept of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Eur Respir J 47:490-8. 2016
    ..Cumulative glucocorticoid dose and side-effects were significantly higher in the high-dose group.Medium-dose oral glucocorticoids are as effective and safer than high-dose in treatment of ABPA...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. doi request reprint Rapid lung MRI in children with pulmonary infections: Time to change our diagnostic algorithms
    Kushaljit Singh Sodhi
    Department of Radio Diagnosis and Imaging, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh, India
    J Magn Reson Imaging 43:1196-206. 2016
    ..To determine the diagnostic utility of a new rapid MRI protocol, as compared with computed tomography (CT) for the detection of various pulmonary and mediastinal abnormalities in children with suspected pulmonary infections...
  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. 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)...
  20. 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...
  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 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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  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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)...
  29. 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...
  30. pmc Diagnostic Performance of Xpert MTB/RIF in Tuberculous Pleural Effusion: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
    Inderpaul Singh Sehgal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    J Clin Microbiol 54:1133-6. 2016
    ..7% and 99.8%, respectively, with a composite reference standard (CRS) used as the benchmark. Xpert MTB/RIF has low sensitivity but excellent specificity in the diagnosis of TPE. ..
  31. doi request reprint A pilot randomized trial of nebulized amphotericin in patients with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
    Babu Ram
    a Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    J Asthma 53:517-24. 2016
    ..Whether NAB can prevent exacerbations of ABPA is not known. Herein, we evaluate the efficacy and safety of NAB in subjects with ABPA complicating asthma...
  32. pmc Impact of Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) Training on the Diagnostic Yield of Conventional Transbronchial Needle Aspiration for Lymph Node Stations 4R and 7
    Inderpaul Singh Sehgal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    PLoS ONE 11:e0153793. 2016
    ..There is sparse literature on whether training in endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) improves the diagnostic yield of conventional TBNA (cTBNA)...
  33. 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). ..
  34. doi request reprint Noradrenaline vs terlipressin in the treatment of type 2 hepatorenal syndrome: a randomized pilot study
    Saubhik Ghosh
    Department of Hepatology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Liver Int 33:1187-93. 2013
    ..Terlipressin has been used commonly; however, it is costly and not available in some countries. In this study, we evaluated the safety and efficacy of terlipressin and noradrenaline in the treatment of type 2 HRS...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. doi request reprint Aspergillus sensitisation in bidi smokers with and without chronic obstructive lung disease
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Mycoses . 2017
    ..We found a high prevalence of Aspergillus sensitisation in bidi-smoking subjects. More studies are required to confirm the findings of our study...
  42. doi request reprint Role of Aspergillus fumigatus-specific IgG in diagnosis and monitoring treatment response in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Mycoses 60:33-39. 2017
    ..The A. fumigatus-specific IgG was found to be an extremely useful test in the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of ABPA but is unreliable in monitoring treatment response in this disorder...
  43. pmc Yield of new versus reused endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration needles: A retrospective analysis of 500 patients
    Sahajal Dhooria
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Lung India 33:367-71. 2016
    ..Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) requires a dedicated needle for aspiration of mediastinal lesions. There is no data on reuse of these needles...
  44. doi request reprint Foreign Body Inhalation in the Adult Population: Experience of 25,998 Bronchoscopies and Systematic Review of the Literature
    Inderpaul Singh Sehgal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Respir Care 60:1438-48. 2015
    ..We also conducted a systematic review of the literature on the topic of foreign body inhalation in adults managed with flexible bronchoscopy...
  45. doi request reprint Role of medical thoracoscopy and closed-blind pleural biopsy in undiagnosed exudative pleural effusions: a single-center experience of 348 patients
    Venkata N Maturu
    Departments of Pulmonary Medicine Histopathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol 22:121-9. 2015
    ..However, in resource-constrained settings, CBPB continues to be performed. In this study, we compare the outcome of thoracoscopy with CBPB...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
  52. 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...
  53. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic Yield and Complications of EBUS-TBNA Performed Under Bronchoscopist-directed Conscious Sedation: Single Center Experience of 1004 Subjects
    Sahajal Dhooria
    Departments of Pulmonary Medicine Cytology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol 24:7-14. 2017
    ..Herein, we describe the diagnostic yield and complications of EBUS-TBNA performed under bronchoscopist-directed conscious sedation...
  54. pmc Transbronchial lung biopsy with a flexible cryoprobe: First case report from India
    Sahajal Dhooria
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana, India
    Lung India 33:64-8. 2016
    ..Here, we present the case of a 29-year-old man who presented with fever and cough and was found to have multiple small nodules in both lungs. TBLB with a flexible cryoprobe helped in differentiating between sarcoidosis and tuberculosis. ..
  55. ncbi request reprint Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis: AllA Radiologist Needs To Know
    Mandeep Kumar Garg
    Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Curr Pediatr Rev 12:179-189. 2016
    ..However a radiologist should also be familiar with various clinical and serological criteria, so as to have a complete understanding of the disease process and to give a confident diagnosis...
  56. pmc Endoscopic ultrasound (with an echobronchoscope)-guided fine-needle aspiration for diagnosis of a mediastinal lesion in a mechanically ventilated patient: A case report and systematic review of the literature
    Kuruswamy Thurai Prasad
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Crit Care Med 20:608-612. 2016
    ..We have also performed a systematic review of literature for reports of endoscopic diagnostic procedures for mediastinal/hilar lesions in critically ill patients...
  57. doi request reprint Utility of IgE (total and Aspergillus fumigatus specific) in monitoring for response and exacerbations in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Mycoses 59:1-6. 2016
    ..The A. fumigatus specific IgE increased in only five (38.5%) subjects during exacerbation. Thus, the total IgE is a useful test in monitoring treatment responses in ABPA while A. fumigatus specific IgE has limited utility. ..
  58. doi request reprint Agreement of Mediastinal Lymph Node Size Between Computed Tomography and Endobronchial Ultrasonography: A Study of 617 Patients
    Sahajal Dhooria
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Ann Thorac Surg 99:1894-8. 2015
    ..Enlarged lymph nodes on computed tomography (CT) are defined as those 1 cm or larger in short-axis diameter. Whether there is agreement between the measurements of lymph node size on CT and EBUS remains unknown...
  59. doi request reprint Differentiating tuberculosis from sarcoidosis by sonographic characteristics of lymph nodes on endobronchial ultrasonography: a study of 165 patients
    Sahajal Dhooria
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 148:662-7. 2014
    ..We hypothesized that sonographic features on endobronchial ultrasonography (EBUS) would help in differentiating tuberculosis from sarcoidosis. In this study, the endosonographic features of tuberculosis and sarcoidosis are compared...
  60. doi request reprint 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...
  61. doi request reprint Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in asthma: epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic issues
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Future Microbiol 8:1463-74. 2013
    ..There is a dire need for newer treatment approaches including oral antifungal agents and immunomodulatory therapy. ..
  62. 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...
  63. 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...
  64. 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...
  65. 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...
  66. 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...
  67. 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...
  68. 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
    ....
  69. pmc Pseudohorseshoe lung
    Navneet Singh
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    CMAJ 178:394. 2008
  70. 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...
  71. 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...
  72. 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...
  73. pmc Interferon Gamma Release Assays for Diagnosis of Pleural Tuberculosis: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
    Ashutosh N Aggarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    J Clin Microbiol 53:2451-9. 2015
    ..There was no publication bias for blood assays. We conclude that commercial IGRAs, performed either on whole-blood or pleural fluid samples, have poor diagnostic accuracy in patients suspected to have TPE. ..
  74. doi request reprint Performance of serum galactomannan in patients with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Mycoses 58:408-12. 2015
    ..The sensitivity increased and the specificity decreased with decreasing the serum GM cutoff, and vice versa. The results of this study suggest that serum GM estimation has a limited role in the diagnostic workup of patients with ABPA...
  75. pmc Utility of adenosine deaminase (ADA), PCR & thoracoscopy in differentiating tuberculous & non-tuberculous pleural effusion complicating chronic kidney disease
    Sravan Kumar
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Res 141:308-14. 2015
    ....
  76. doi request reprint Cut-off values of serum IgE (total and A. fumigatus -specific) and eosinophil count in differentiating allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis from asthma
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Mycoses 57:659-63. 2014
    ..As this is a single centre retrospective study, further studies from different centres are required, as these values could vary by ethnicity and environmental exposure. ..
  77. doi request reprint Multiple and atypical opportunistic infections in a HIV patient with Toxoplasma myocarditis
    Amanjit Bal
    Department of Histopathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, PGIMER, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Cardiovasc Pathol 23:358-62. 2014
    ..At autopsy, he was found to have Toxoplasma myocarditis, Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia, and cytomegalovirus adrenalitis. ..
  78. 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...
  79. 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...
  80. 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...
  81. 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...
  82. 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
    ....
  83. 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...
  84. 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...
  85. 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...
  86. 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...
  87. 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...
  88. 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
  89. 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
  90. 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...
  91. 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
    ....
  92. 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...
  93. 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...
  94. 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
    ....
  95. 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...
  96. 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...
  97. 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...
  98. 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
  99. 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...
  100. 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...
  101. 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...