Monthly Archives: October 2017

Comorbidities in Pulmonary Tuberculosis Cases in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, India: Opportunities for Intervention

An estimated 10.6 million cases of tuberculosis (TB) occur annually in the world, and India accounts for 27% of these. The emergence of drug-resistant TB creates a renewed sense of urgency to control…

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Sub-Therapeutic Nevirapine Concentration During Antiretroviral Treatment Initiation Among Children Living with HIV: Implications for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Nevirapine was the first non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor approved by the FDA for pediatric use since 1998. Although nevirapine has a low genetic barrier to…

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Identification of Burden Hotspots and Risk Factors for Cholera in India: An Observational Study

Cholera has existed in India for centuries, and is an important public health problem in several parts of the country.. Based on a ten year review from 1997 to 2006, 21 states reported cholera and 12 had multiple outbreaks. During the 10-year period studied, the states having the highest number of…

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Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness Among the Women Beneficiaries of Selected Rural Primary Health Centers of Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka, India

Maternal health is central to the development of any country to achieve equity, reduce poverty, and build social capital. Reducing maternal mortality was one of the key indicators of the Millennium Development Goals. Almost all the maternal deaths (99%) occur in…

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The Importance of Proper Data Collection in Rural Surgical Facilities

Generally the Protocols, methods, guidelines for surgical treatment originate in the West or the medical colleges. It is not that they have greater experience, better methods or their guidelines are superior. They are able to produce the guidelines because they have better data…

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Use of Traditional Eye Medicine and Self-Medication in Rural India: A Population-Based Study

Infectious keratitis contributes significantly to ocular morbidity and corneal blindness, especially in developing nations. In India, corneal blindness is the…

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Gas Less Lift Laparoscopic Surgeries (GLLS): Our Initial Experience of 750 Surgeries in Remote Rural Areas in India

Minimally invasive surgeries especially laparoscopic surgeries are difficult if not impossible in rural areas because of the high costs associated with the equipment and the difficulty in getting anesthesiologists with…

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