Monthly Archives: September 2013

Age and sex pattern of cardiovascular mortality, hospitalisation and associated cost in India

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) have emerged as a major public health challenge globally. Recent estimates indicate a rising trend in CVD deaths from 17 million in 2002 to 23 million in 2030, with a distinct growth pattern in developed and developing countries [1]. While, there is a preponderance of CVD deaths in older ages, in developed countries, it is more pronounced among the younger population, in developing countries.

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Erectile dysfunction severity as a risk marker for cardiovascular disease hospitalisation and all-cause mortality

Erectile dysfunction is a common health problem that increases rapidly in prevalence with age. While erectile dysfunction can be a distressing symptom in itself, there is increasing recognition of its importance as a risk marker for potentially life-threatening cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and premature death.

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In The News: September 24, 2013

Below are links to recent news articles of interest to the medical community in India. Please share your comments below – or you can share links to other useful articles that you have read as well.

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The art of patient care: Guest blogger Dr. Shalini Ratan

“Handling a disease requires Knowledge… Handling a patient requires Wisdom.” The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and does not consist only of the absence of disease or infirmity.” According to this definition, for a doctor to be referred to… 

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Association between gender, process of care measures, and outcomes in ACS in India

India experienced more than 2.3 million deaths in 2008 due to cardiovascular diseases (CVD), and more than half of these deaths (1.3 million) were due to ischemic heart disease [1]. The CREATE registry of over 20,000 ACS patients across 89 centers in India showed that 30-day mortality for patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and for those with non-STEMI (NSTEMI) or unstable angina (UA) are 8.6% and 3.7%, respectively.

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Case Study: Inflamed foot cyst may be fungal tumor

By: Dr. Swapan Samanta
Fungal infections are very common in India, especially tenia pedis and other superficial fungal infections. Mycetoma is a chronic granulomatous infective disease of the skin and related tissues…

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Use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that elevate cardiovascular risk

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are among the most widely used of therapeutic agents. Taken singly or in combination with other classes of drug, they relieve symptoms across multiple clinical indications, including short and long term pain states and a range of musculoskeletal disorders.

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