Dr Rahul Khera, MBBS, DNB - ESI Medical College and Hospital - Senior Resident

Dr Rahul Khera

MBBS, DNB

ESI Medical College and Hospital

Senior Resident

Faridabad, Haryana | India

Main Specialties: Pulmonary Disease & Critical Care Medicine

Dr Rahul Khera, MBBS, DNB - ESI Medical College and Hospital - Senior Resident

Dr Rahul Khera

MBBS, DNB

Introduction

Primary Affiliation: ESI Medical College and Hospital - Faridabad, Haryana , India

Specialties:

Education

Mar 2019
Metro Center for Respiratory Diseases, Noida
DNB Pulmonary Medicine

Publications

6Publications

142Reads

7Profile Views

Severe Refractory Pulmonary Sarcoidosis: Case Report and a Review of Newer Therapeutic Options

J Assoc Chest Physicians 2018;6:34-7

The Journal of Association of Chest Physicians

Patients with sarcoidosis who fail to improve on corticosteroids pose a therapeutic challenge for clinicians, because there is a lack of consensus guidelines to manage these patients with other therapeutic options. Herein, we report one such patient with severe progressive sarcoidosis and review the alternative treatment options in patients with sarcoidosis who progress over corticosteroid therapy.

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January 2018
59 Reads

Clinical and Radiographic Recovery from Postpartum Cerebral Angiopathy with Conservative Management

J Neurol Disord 3:241.

Journal of Neurological Disorders

A 31 year old woman presented with severe frontal headache and blurry vision about 6 days after her normal delivery. Her blood pressure was 193/111 mmHg and her liver and renal function tests and coagulation studies was normal. Her CT Head showed bifrontal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and MR Angiogram showed characteristic “beaded” appearance of multiple branches of the middle and anterior cerebral arteries bilaterally. The patient was treated with nimodipine and normal saline infusions. Her repeat MRA after one week showed resolution of SAH with normal anterior,middle, and posterior cerebral arteries. The patient was diagnosed with Postpartum cerebral angiopathy.

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July 2015
22 Reads

Mobile phone surveillance and relationship between quantitative cultures and type of mobile device: A Pilot Study

Das D, Khera R, Sumit R. Mobile phone surveillance and relationship between quantitative cultures an

International Journal of Medical Science Research and Practice

Aim - In this study an attempt was made to compare the mobile phone microbiota from health care workers among various departments and individuals from community not exposed to health care and correlate the quantum of bacterial load with the type of mobile phone. Background - Inanimate object like mobile phones in the hospital environment are contaminated and are known to be considered as sources of Hospital Care Associated Infection (HCAI). It is also important to know the bacterial load on mobile phones and knowledge regarding mobile phone as source of nosocomial infection among health care workers (HCW) compared to people from community. Material & Methods - Study population and size included 100 healthcare workers from various departments of a tertiary care hospital and 50 individuals from a middle class community of East Delhi. Self structured questionnaire were distributed among the study population and quantitative culture from mobile phones were done. Results - Total thirty six of 100 mobile hand sets of health care workers (HCW) were colonized of which 6 were polymicrobial colonisation with average bacterial load of 2709. In the community based survey, 19 (38%) of the mobile handsets were colonized having average bacterial load of 2490 CFU per handset.Conclusion - Mobile phones used by HCWs in daily practice may be a source of nosocomial infections in hospitals. There is a threat of spreading infection by mobile phone if not disinfected properly. This is similar to the importance of hand hygiene in preventing spread of infection. If use of mobile phones is imperative, then strict mobile friendly disinfection policies need to be formulated and implemented.

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November 2014
21 Reads

Physical inactivity among college students is associated with living in hostels: a study from Delhi, India

Global J of Medicine and Public Health. 2012 Oct; 1(5): 82-85

Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health

Physical inactivity figures as an important modifiable factor for non-communicable diseases. A standardized questionnaire was used to assess physical activity among college students in East Delhi region of Delhi, India. Of a total 297 students, 58.2% had high physical activity, 27.9% had moderate while 13.8% had low activity level. Low physical activity was significantly more among the students aged <20 years (p=0.002) and among those residing in hostel (p<0.001). There was no significant difference by gender (p=0.40). Residing in hostel emerged as significant factor in multivariate analysis. Hostellers had significantly lesser physical activity compared to the day scholars in the transport domain (p=0.048) and recreational domain (p<0.001). Hostel residents emerged as a specific at-risk group for physical inactivity. Key words: Physical activity, sedentary, college, students, hostel

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October 2012
24 Reads