Monthly Archives: January 2014

Case Study: Salmonella Typhimurium Meningitis in an infant, hitherto unreported in Eastern India

By: Dr. Subhranshu Mandal
The enterobacteriaceae family, especially non-typhoidal salmonella, as the etiological agent for pyogenic meningitis in infants is scarce. Most reports of S. typhimurium meningeal infection are confined to neonates.

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Incidence and prevalence of tuberculosis among household contacts of pulmonary tuberculosis patients in a peri-urban population of South Delhi, India

Tuberculosis (TB), caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity across all age groups throughout the world, especially in developing countries. In 2011, there were an estimated 8.7 million incident cases of TB (range, 8.3 million–9.0 million) globally and equivalent to 125 cases per 100 000 population [1].

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The importance of communication for health professionals: Guest Blogger Dr. Mohan Lal Jangwal

The modern era is known as the era of information, with “communication” as its main source. Various sources of communication (the best example being media), process and generate the information, though most of the facts that we get to know about someone or something may not be precise. In technical… 

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Make your medical product ideas come to life: Introduction

Hardly a week goes by that I don’t hear about some new method of treatment or care for patients. Maybe you are toying with such an innovation right now. And, if you are contemplating a future time when your own idea or invention will bring about improved patient outcomes, then… 

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Negative pressure wound therapy: Low cost machines and local adaptations

As defined by Wikipedia, “Negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is a therapeutic technique using a vacuum dressing to promote healing in acute or chronic wounds.” (1) This therapy was discovered at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Salem, NC (USA) in 1990, while researchers were studying stress to tissues…. 

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Incidence and risk factors for extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in Delhi region

India has the maximum burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the world. World Health Organization (WHO) estimated 8.7 million incident cases and 12 million prevalent cases worldwide in 2011. India and China accounted for almost 40% of the world’s TB cases.

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Prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a major public health problem in India, with an estimated 2.3 million new cases annually, making it the highest TB burden country in the world. In 2010, India alone accounted for an estimated one quarter (26%) of all TB cases worldwide [1].

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