Monthly Archives: March 2016

Induction of IL-10 and TGFβ from CD4+CD25+FoxP3+ T Cells Correlates with Parasite Load in Indian Kala-azar Patients Infected with Leishmania donovani

Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) or kala-azar, a deadly infection affecting the organs of lymphoreticular system, is caused by the protozoan parasites of the Leishmania donovani complex. Human infections can be…

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Genotypic, Phenotypic and Clinical Validation of GeneXpert in Extra-Pulmonary and Pulmonary Tuberculosis in India

In the absence of an efficient diagnostic modality for Tuberculosis, the search for a tool that can overcome the dilemmas of the available diagnostic tests continues. In…

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Respiratory Viruses Associated Hospitalization among Children Aged <5 Years in Bangladesh: 2010-2014

Acute lower respiratory infections (ALRIs) are one of the leading causes of childhood morbidity and mortality globally. They are also the leading causes of childhood death in Bangladesh…

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Heat and PAHs Emissions in Indoor Kitchen Air and Its Impact on Kidney Dysfunctions among Kitchen Workers in Lucknow, North India

Environments with high heat and humidity, such as kitchens, contribute to heat-related illnesses among workers who spend long hours under these stress conditions. Heat stress…

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The Prevalence, Correlates, Detection and Control of Diabetes among Older People in Low and Middle Income Countries

There are few epidemiological studies of diabetes among older people in low and middle income countries (LMIC). Nationally representative surveys in…

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Take Home Messages from WHO-Lancet Commission on Global Surgery National Surgical Forum, Delhi, March 2016

The National Surgical Forum meeting arranged by the Lancet commission on global health and World Health Organization at Delhi was a unique one. It is probably the first time all the stake holders in rural surgical care were brought together…

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How Do Urban Indian Private Practitioners Diagnose and Treat Tuberculosis?

India accounts for approximately one-quarter of the world’s 9 million incident tuberculosis cases every year. The TB epidemic in India is complicated by the fragmented healthcare delivery system that…

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