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Foreign books speak a lot about botulism, which is a rarely encountered condition in clinical practice. In any textbook on poisoning, only a couple of pages are written on description of insect bite and envenomation, with the topic of snakebite occupying just two paragraphs.


Hence, we sincerely feel that there is need to have an exclusive book that will explain the sphere of snakebite and its management.


In our primary health care system, general practitioners have the first contact with cases of snakebite. Thus they should be well versed to deal with snakebite cases and when required, to give appropriate advice to save lives of snake victims. I hope that this book will foster them to act accordingly under such circumstances.


Every year, during rainy season, a lot of discussion regarding snakebite management surfaces at medical, social and government level. Ironically, issue of snakebite is laid off until the next rains. We are of an opinion that the primary health provider should receive training and education by experts to combat the matter.


This book includes no new concepts regarding pathogenesis or treatment modality. What I would like to mention humbly is that numerous clinical aspects of snakebite are applied, based on my team's experiences. Thus, we have the practical strength that motivated us to bring this book.


I am very much thank full to respected Dr. P. S. Shankar, emeritus Professor of medicine, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru for his guidance, suggestions and foreword for this book. Dr. P. S. Shankar is the known figure in the envenomation research Preface ix study. Similarly Prof, D. A. Warrell is the international toxicologist and in context with snake bite we received useful guidance from them. I owe due thanks to both of them. The book has been made pictorially rich to help visualise and understand the concept simplistically and hope the attractive presentation will make this book user friendly.


I wish to express my thanks to Mr. Suketu Kothari of TreeLife Media Kothari Medical Subscription Service Pvt.ltd, Mumbai for taking keen interest in the production of this book. He is friendly in nature and has good e-communication skills.


I am aware of the limitations and contents of this book are not devoid of errors, I apologise for the same and appreciate your feedback to make it better in future.


 


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Dr. Deepak S. Laddhad

 
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The aim of this update was to have a definitive text by authorities in their field which will give the read the state of the art information in a concise manner. This multi author CPIN has contribution from leaders in Neurosurgery. The edition is divided into four Units - 1) Neuro Oncology, 2) Cerebrovascular 3) Skull Base Surgery 4) Fuctional Problems, Infection and Recent Advances.

 

The book will be useful to the Neurosurgeon seeking knowledge and confidence to close the gap between best intentions and actual performance in managing various challenging neurosurgical problems.

 



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Dr. Basant K. Misra, Dr. Edward R. Laws Jr. & Dr. Andrew H. Kaye

 
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It is almost 3 years since last successful multi-author CPIN 1 was published. Continuing with the educational initiative of the Asian Australasian Society of Neurosurgery (AASNS).


In this volume, we have retained the same structure as in CPIN 1. There are 3 units with a total of 23 chapters. The first section is devoted to vascular neurosurgery with 5 chapters. The second section deals with neuro oncology with 13 chapters and the last section consists of trauma and spine with 5 chapters. Each chapter is written by an experienced authority in the field. Hence, we hope CPIN 2 written by the experts in the field will be the definitive text for some time to come and will be useful to the residents, young neurosurgeons, and experienced practitioners alike.

 

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Basant K Misra, Edward R Laws,
Andrew H Kaye

 


 
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In this first volume of Current Progress in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, we have 'gathered together a posie of other men's flowers', but of course many of the contributors are not men. That certainly is progress.


Current Progress in Obstetrics and Gynaecology will be an annual publication, containing short up to date reviews that will contain information about a variety of topics and be readable at one sitting. The list of contents is varied.


The subjects cover clinical risk in obstetrics, first trimester screening, foetal neurology, diabetes in pregnancy and renal disease and transplantation in pregnancy. There are also chapters on platelet function and controlling profuse pelvic haemorrhage. The gynaecology section includes two different chapters on robotic surgery, chapters on the use of ultrasound, polycystic ovary syndrome, urogynaecology and the problems encountered in paediatric gynaecology. The editors have discussed ethics in gynaecology and also the effect of oestrogen therapy for reproductive depression.


Many of the old timers in that line-up will particularly welcome the appearance of new younger authors who will become leaders in our specialty in the future. It will be a great challenge for us to maintain these standards in the annual publication of this undertaking as we expect this to have a long running position in post graduate literature in obstetrics and gynaecology. It has been a pleasure to put together experts both the senior and the young for this endeavour but we are particularly grateful to Suketu Kothari, the publisher in India who has shown a commitment and efficiency. The new project with its able publishers deserves to be successful. We are sure that it will be.

 


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Prof. John Studd, Prof. Seang Lin Tan & Prof. Frank A. Chervenak, M.D.

 
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Preface

Volume Two of Current Progress in Obstetrics and Gynaecology addresses many of the important challenges that the obstetrician-gynaecologist faces in daily practice.


An international team of authorities draw upon their expertise to provide practical evidence-based guidance to improve the care of our patients throughout the world.


The obstetric section has several chapters addressing the evolving roles of non-invasive and invasive prenatal screening and diagnosis. Haematologic problems can be especially challenging and are addressed both medically and with interventional ultrasound. The role of caesarean delivery continues to be controversial and is well elucidated by need for appropriate categorisation and the specific topic of IUGR. Neonatology is an integral component of perinatal medicine and provides an important perspective to obstetric management highlighted for the late preterm infant. The contemporary management of HIV is described as well as the importance of obtaining an appropriate obstetric history—an essential and sometimes neglected dimension of obstetric care.


The gynaecologic section addresses the scope of issues in the field starting with ethical dimensions which are increasingly important. Several chapters deal with the current role of estrogen usage in specific clinical areas the physician must apply current evidence. Updates are provided on the commonplace and important topics of contraception, endometriosis, premenstrual syndrome, and infection as well as the challenging topic of post-coital cystitis. The current role of robotic surgery is especially controversial and is lucidly addressed.


We are grateful to our international contributors who have made this volume possible. It is a testament to the globalisation of obstetrics and gynaecology and our commitment to lifelong learning for the practitioner to provide optimal care for their obstetric and gynaecologic patients throughout the world.



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Prof. John Studd, Prof. Seang Lin Tan & Prof. Frank A. Chervenak, M.D.


 
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Prof. John Studd, Prof. Seang Lin Tan & Prof. Frank A. Chervenak, M.D.


 
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The book is an ideal companion of practicing clinicians and postgraduate students about the latest developments in field of obstetrics and gynecology. The book compiles the work of experienced experts in the field, who have lucidly provided updated knowledge through clinical case scenarios.

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Indrani Ganguli
Harsha Khullar


 
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The book disseminates orthopedic knowledge and shares the experience and skill of the best orthopedic surgeons from around the world. The aim of the book with almost 60 contributing authors which covers the subjects from Pediatric Orthopedics to Arthroplasty for the Aging Population and from Cartilage Repair to Open Fracture and Spine Surgery.

 


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Ashok Johari, Keith DK Luk & James P. Waddell

 
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This textbook represents the second text from the Editors who have invited a panel of distinguished authors with international reputations to present the current state of the art in orthopedic surgery.


There is more awareness of musculoskeletal disease as a cause of disability in every country and as governments and non-governmental organizations move to address this problem there is increasing recognition of the importance of orthopedic surgery in dealing with musculoskeletal disease. The entire spectrum from congenital abnormalities through pediatric musculoskeletal illness, trauma, sports and degenerative diseases have been covered in this volume. This is the companion volume to the first published two years ago and we anticipate further volumes in the future as we attempt to address the ever expanding role of orthopedic surgery in modern healthcare.

 

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Ashok Johari, Keith DK Luk,
James P Waddell

 


 
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Healthcare associated infections are increasingly being associated with patient morbidity and mortality, apart from increasing the length of stay at hospital and cost of treatment.


Compounded to this is the problem of widespread antimicrobial resistance, which has seriously limited the treatment options. In this scenario, hand hygiene is a simple and effective means to prevent cross-transmission of pathogens in healthcare set-ups. Recognizing the importance of healthcare associated infections and their prevention by hand hygiene, the World Health Organization adopted it as their first global challenge for patient safety.

This book highlights the importance of hand hygiene in healthcare facilities, the methods advocated for hand hygiene, the ways to improve hand hygiene in healthcare facilities and the importance of this practice in patient safety.

The book will help healthcare facilitators, administrators and policy makers in institutionalization of healthcare practices according to local environment and type of healthcare facilities. The book lays special emphasis to practices which can be implemented in resource limited conditions.

It is hoped that the simple practice of hand hygiene will gain wider acceptance among healthcare practitioners, patient's attendants and community at large.

 



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Purva Mathur and Bijayini Behera

 
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The Scope of Pulmonary Medicine has changed drastically over the years. Understanding Respiratory Physiology in Health and Disease has become very essential in day to day practice and management of Pulmonary problems.


Spirometry is the basic physiology every chest physician should understand and practice. The book would be helpful to every practitioner, students in respiratory medicine and consulting physicians. Technicians will also be able to understand about various parameters and intricacies of Spirometry Various chapters are contributed by very senior and experienced chest physicians and physiologists of the country.

 



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D. Behera

 
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The book is designed and written in a simple language and is not pocket heavy. The target readers are Dermatologists in practice and training, postgraduates, undergraduates, consulting physicians and all allied healthcare professionals.


Books Available on this Subject are either very exhaustive or less informative. Handbook of Dermatologic Drug Therapy is an attempt to bride this gap. The book is designed and written in a simple language and is not pocket heavy. The target readers are Dermatologists in practice and training, postgraduates, undergraduates, consulting physicians and all allied healthcare professionals. The contents of the book follow a standard format like chemical structure, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, indications, contraindications, side effects. Two other highlights of this book are prescription pearls and important drug interactions.

 



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Dr. S. Sacchidanand and Dr. A.S.Savitha



 
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Infectious diseases continue to be of prime importance globally. Increasing antibiotic resistance and the slow pace of development of newer antibiotics (and hardly any antivirals) makes these diseases a matter of great concern.


Therefore, prevention is always of paramount importance. Of the various means of prevention, immunization is one of the most effective health interventions saving millions of young lives every year. Fortunately, development of vaccines is at a much better pace than that of antibiotics. As more and more new vaccines are getting available, there is a need to get updated.



While quite a number of books on vaccines and immunizations are available, it was thought that it would be worthwhile to revisit the epidemiology and clinical presentations of the common vaccine preventable diseases even as the immunization possibilities are getting discussed. Hence, this effort hopes to address the pediatricians, medical students, family physicians, paramedical professionals, and parents. Therefore, the content and language has been kept as simple and brief as possible..


Recommendations of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics on different vaccines have been incorporated and internet sites for further study have been listed..


We are grateful to the authors of individual chapters for their hard work. We are also thankful to TreeLife Media of Kothari Medical Subscription Services and especially Dr. Shveta Dhamija Khera for their patience and logistic support. The foreword has been graciously written by Dr. C. P. Bansal, President, Indian Academy of Pediatrics 2013, for which we are very much indebted.

 


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Ajay Kalra and Vipin M. Vashishtha





 
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This book is conceived with a view to enable a practicing clinician to write a rational prescription particularly in a patient with renal disease.


Both kidneys together weigh only about 300 grams but get over 20% of the blood pumped by the heart every minute. Thus, any drug reaches the kidney in greater quantities compared to organs like brain and liver. The load to the kidneys is further increased because of the metabolic and excretory function. Therefore, even though 'powerful' drugs are essential and life saving, they must be used carefully to avoid their toxicity to the kidneys. In a country where availability of therapeutic drug monitoring is limited and expensive, very careful clinical monitoring and modifying dosing of drugs is necessary in patients with renal disease.


A healthy adult aged 30 years will start losing approximately 0.8 – 1% of kidney function per year thereafter. By the time, the person is 60, the kidney function may have come down to 70-75 % of normal and by the age of 80 to about 50% while the person remains healthy and active. Since the symptoms due to renal failure occur only when the kidney functions is well below 30%, the diagnosis is often delayed. Due to age related decline, the kidney function will be below 30%, only when the person is well over 100 years and even very old persons do not have symptoms of renal failure. Therefore, dose reduction of many drugs is necessary based on kidney function once the age crosses 60 years. Many formulae are available for roughly calculating the kidney function. A simple and useful formula for adults is the Cockroft – Gault formula which is based on age, body weight and serum creatinine. An 80 year old man weighing 72 kg having normal serum creatinine value of 1 mg /dL will have renal function (eGFR based of the above formula) – at 60 mL/min. A lady aged 80 years with body weight of 50 kg and serum creatinine of 2 mg/dL will have eGFR as per the above formula as 17.5 mL/min. As the creatinine value doubles, the clearance (function) will be reduced by half. Imagine the above mentioned 50 year old lady getting course of a nephrotoxic drug like Amikacin or Vancomycin in full dose! The dose of Vancomycin for the lady mentioned above when her creatinine is 2 mg will be 500 mg every other day. If she is in more advanced renal failure, 500 mg dose once in a week and if on maintenance dialysis, one dose after each dialysis !!


In order to understand the optimal dosing of drugs, it is necessary to understand not only the Pharmacokinetics (what the body does to the drugs) but also Pharmacodynamics (what the drug does to the body). In this book, a brief introduction to clinical pharmacology is followed by chapters on drugs acing on various systems. The book should be useful to a practicing clinician as reference material for safety of drugs and dose modifications required in different age groups and at different levels of renal dysfunction. Drug-induced acute kidney injury is a common problem in the community and in hospitalized patients. Unsupervised use of nephrotoxic drugs and agents which are available over the counter or heavily advertised and promoted among medical personnel are important causes. The need, use and sometimes irrational use, dose or combinations of drugs make the hospitalized or old sick patients highly vulnerable to renal damage. The belief that all 'natural' products are 'safe' and contain no 'chemicals' is a misleading one. Many drugs like digoxin and vincristine from plant origin have been isolated, purified and synthesized for widespread use. Any natural product is also a 'chemical' compound. Agents advertised in the lay press or media promising 'cure' of even long standing illnesses make the general public vulnerable to kidney injury. Known and unknown drug interactions lead to unexpected or even fatal consequences. It may not be possible to remember all interactions in the human brain. Until newer electronic prescription programs with built-in interaction recognition software become easily and freely available and acceptable, books such as this will remain relevant.


The chapters in this book are authored by eminent clinical nephrologists from all over the country and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their active involvement and contribution. Being the first edition, I am sure, there are bound to be some 'glitches' which I am sure will be pointed out by our readers so that they can be addressed adequately in the future editions. Without the support from my wife, the work would not have moved forward. The pleasant thought of our children and grandchildren push us forward in this and other academic exercises.


I am thankful to the publishers Mr. Suketu Kothari, of TreeLife Media and the content team consisting of Dr. Shveta Dhamija and Mr. Tarun Choudhry for their effort organizing the chapters and bringing out the title with minimum gestation period.


 



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Dr. R. Kasi Visweswaran

 
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This book is conceived with a view to enable a practicing clinician to write a rational prescription particularly in a patient with renal disease.


This Unique book provides a glimpse of how medical mysteries can be solved, or if not solved, atleast better understood. There is much in this book that will not easily be found in modern textbooks, as this to me organizes information around case examples rather than organizing facts around disease entities. In this book cases of renal diseases and kidney transplantation of particular diagnostic or therapeutic interest have been selected. This is an essential read for Nephrologists in practice and training and all those interested in care for a Renal patient

 



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Claudio Ponticelli

 
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The aim of the book is to address the basic concepts and newer developments in selected areas of clinical nephrology, dialysis and renal transplantation.


Selected topics on interest with reference to recent developments, updated classifications or advances in pathogenesis and treatment. Nephrologists from around the world have contributed to this one of its kind book.

 

Editors

Claudio Ponticelli,
R Kasi Visweswaran

 


 
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12-lead electrocardiography remains as clinically relevant now as when first introduced to clinical medicine many decades ago. It is one of the most common medical tests performed and within a few minutes provides a wealth of insight into the cardiovascular health of a patient. The real value of 12-lead electrocardiography is mastering the ability to integrate the electrocardiogram findings into the information provided by the history and physical examination. This requires experience and an inquisitive aptitude. Electrocardiogram findings are often subtle and the old adage "practice makes perfect" certainly applies to the world of electrocardiogram interpretation. What follows are 150 electrocardiogram case studies purposefully chosen where the electrocardiogram made a clinical impact on the management of the patient. It is my sincere hope you will find these case studies of sincere interest, further motivating your personal electrocardiogram interpretation study for the ultimate benefit of your patients.

 


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Curtis Mark Rimmerman

 
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The book covers 30 Unique Cases in Pediatric Dermatology written by some of the Leading Experts. The book would be highly useful to all Dermatologists, Pediatricians, Consulting Physicians, Post Graduate Students and those interested in treating Children with Dermatological Conditions.

 


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D. M. Thappa

 
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This book aims at bridging that gap and putting the basic concepts of pediatric dermatology together which help the dermatologists,post graduates and pediatricians understand and manage the pediatric dermatoses in India.


With primary focus on beginners in pediatric dermatology and pediatricians,the conciseness and brevity of clinical notes has not been compromised. This book has been written keeping in view the interests of both pediatric dermatologists and pediatricians. In this era of sub-specialization, general pediatricians who offer primary care to children must be knowledgeable in pediatric dermatological problems.

 

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Devinder Mohan Thappa

 


 
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This book aims at bridging that gap and putting the basic concepts of pediatric dermatology together which help the dermatologists,post graduates and pediatricians understand and manage the pediatric dermatoses in India.


With primary focus on beginners in pediatric dermatology and pediatricians,the conciseness and brevity of clinical notes has not been compromised. This book has been written keeping in view the interests of both pediatric dermatologists and pediatricians. In this era of sub-specialization, general pediatricians who offer primary care to children must be knowledgeable in pediatric dermatological problems.

 

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Devinder Mohan Thappa

 


 
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The goal of this book is to assist doctors around the world treating this complication presenting different therapeutic possibilities. This Atlas comprises 30 Cases of Diabetic Foot Infections. The book a real atlas will assist the readers to identify properly the type of infection to decide what is the best option for the patient, guiding the doctor through surgical steps and treating the ulcer until healing takes place.

 


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Javier Aragon Sanchez / Jose Luis Lazaro Martinez

 
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This case book of infectious diseases brings to you the excitement of that unusual element of patient history, the crucial physical sign, the key investigation report or that microscopic image which links all the clinical features of the case & brings home the diagnosis.


It emphasizes the myriad factors that decide which treatment is most appropriate for the patient. It highlights the close dialogue between clinicians and microbiologists as they partner to do the best for the patient.


It conveys the sense of fulfillment when the sickest person turns the corner and returns for follow-up, alive and well.

It underscores the fact that infectious diseases ar eamng those ailments that can actually be prevented or cured.


 

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Rajeev Soman
Camilla Rodrigues

 


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Dr.Rajeev Soman

 
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The case book presents real cases and alternatives that confront the clinician during management. The format maintained is based on multiple choice. The difference between the most appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic approach and its closet alternative is wide.


The discussion is adapted from standard resources and some references are also made to abstracts and lecturers at IDSA, ECCMID and other meetings.

 

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Rajeev Soman
Camilla Rodrigues

 


 
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EEG Simplified is an interesting and informative book, it has been written in simple english and discusses various aspects of electrophysiology with clarity.


Beginning with basic recording concepts of EEG and the descriptions of normal EEG, the authors take us through artifacts, a very important chapter and then discuss electroencephalographic abnormalities seen in variety of neurological disorders. This kind of book on clinical neurophysiology is extremely useful for day to day clinical practice.

 

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Satish Khadilkar,
Girish Soni

 


 
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This book written for Medical Undergraduates, it would also serve as a quick reference book for post graduates, orthopedic surgeons in early days of practice and physiotherapy students.


Various sections of the book discuss in details Musculo-skeletal disorders including congenital deformities, metabolic and infectious diseases, Traumatology and Clinical methods of joint examination. Each disease has been reviewed in detail from etiology till diagnosis and recent surgical and medical management. The first aim of this book to allow students to get a good grasp of the common disorders seen and hence focus is more on cases that will be seen regularly rather than the long list of very rare diseases. At the end of the book is a series of sample MCQs to give an insight to students about questions in examinations.

 

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Sudhir Babhulkar,
Sushrut Babhulkar

 


 
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