Monthly Archives: September 2013

Visual impairment in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh

Sound epidemiological data is essential for developing strategies for blindness prevention. The last one and half decades have witnessed the emergence of rapid assessment surveys in eye care as a cornerstone for the planning and monitoring of eye care services in developing countries.

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Association study of 25 type 2 diabetes related loci with measures of obesity in Indian sib pairs

With more than 300 million sufferers worldwide [1] and strong relation with multiple chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes (T2D), hypertension and coronary heart disease [2], obesity is a major public health problem. Association of obesity with T2D is widely demonstrated in western population [3] and is also well established for Asians.

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Three legal tips for practicing telemedicine in India

The Internet is now commonplace in India, and healthcare is set to benefit greatly by using the Internet for our huge and populous country. Telemedicine is one immediate aspect of the web that is set to take off because of the many benefits it provides in the Indian scenario. A… 

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Preeclampsia as a risk factor for diabetes

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is increasing dramatically worldwide [1] with the greatest rise in incidence occurring in adults under the age of 50, including young women [2]. Randomized trials have shown that type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed in high-risk groups by a variety of lifestyle and therapeutic interventions [3],[4]. However, identifying at risk populations to screen for type 2 diabetes is a critical step in translating these findings into clinical practice.

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Cervical cancer vaccine in the Indian population: Current trends and challenges ahead

Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in Indian women. Vaccination remains the method of choice for its primary prevention. Several studies, all over world have reported the excellent efficacy and safety of the currently available HPV vaccine. But there are certain barriers for vaccination in India, like… 

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The impact of artemisinin combination therapy and long-lasting insecticidal nets on forest malaria

The widespread implementation of artemisinin combination therapy (ACT) for the treatment of Plasmodium falciparum and long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) alone or in combination by malaria control programmes have been followed by reports of declines in transmission in several countries [1]–[4]. This is relatively unsurprising given their high efficacy in controlled trials.

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Q&A: Restless leg syndrome as a symptom of lumbar canal stenosis

Dr. Banzal from Indore asks: In restless leg syndrome, as symptom of lumbar canal stenosis, what other treatments are available aside from ripinorol, duloxeitine, and clonazepam? Write your answer in the comment section below! References are appreciated if available.

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