Monthly Archives: January 2014

Case Study: Assessing the relationship between depression, obesity, and HbA1c levels

By: Dr. Rajesh Sarkar
With careful assessment, it can be found that diabetic patients who are noncompliant with their treatment, as evident by rising HbA1c levels, are usually also depressed. Lack of energy, appetite, concentration and motivation are some of the significant factors, which can lead to missing….

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Socio-economic inequalities in the use of postnatal care in India

The highest risk of death for both the mother and her newborn occurs at the time of childbirth or immediately in the period after birth. Ensuring appropriate postnatal care is critical to safeguarding maternal and newborn health [1]–[3].

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Achieving polio eradication in India: What’s next?

Introduction India was officially declared polio-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 25 February, 2012, as there were no reported cases of wild poliovirus in the past year [1]. Credit for this success goes to the oral polio vaccine (OPV) and the health personnel involved in this mass vaccination… 

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Prevalence of cataract surgery and visual outcomes in Indian immigrants in Singapore

Cataract is the leading cause of visual impairment and blindness worldwide, accounting for more than 50% of the blindness cases [1], [2]. Driven by an increase in aged population and increasing demand for good vision, the number of persons who need cataract surgery is expected to rise worldwide.

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Infectious disease burden on India: Guest Blogger Dr. Raghavendra D. Kulkarni

I attended the 37th National Conference of the Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists held at Hyderabad between November 21st-24th and returned to Dharwad on the morning of the 25th. A lot of deliberations and discussions took place over the course of those four days. Most of the conferences in India… 

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Hospice care in the end of life in patients with terminal illness: Time has come to develop the discipline in India – Guest Bloggers Dr. P.L. Arora and Dr. Z. Arora

Even with increased sophistication in care now available in India for a variety of illnesses, it should be expected that there will be instances where further medical care in patients with a terminal illness will be considered futile by current standards of care. This is unfortunately more applicable in cases… 

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Case Study: Diagnosing pneumonia mimics

By: Dr. Kasim Kolakkadan
Pneumonia has been recognized by the medical profession since ancient times. It is one of the leading causes of infectious deaths in the West and cause of considerable mortality and morbidity in our part of the world. Diagnosis is mostly based on…

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