Monthly Archives: March 2018

Prevalence and Correlates of Hypertension in Maharashtra, India: A Multilevel Analysis

Globally, hypertension has been emerging as a serious threat to public health. In 2008, worldwide, approximately 40% of adults aged 25 years and above had been diagnosed with hypertension, raising the total population affected to…

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ARSICON 2017 Take Home Messages: The Spine Foundation

The Spine foundation at Bombay has top surgeons working in the big hospitals joining together to provide spine surgeries in rural and remote areas. They provide low-cost care to patients in rural areas and use…

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Safety and Efficacy of Short Course Combination Regimens with AmBisome, Miltefosine and Paromomycin for the Treatment of Visceral Leishmaniasis in Bangladesh

Before the introduction of single-dose AmBisome, miltefosine was included in the National Guidelines of India, Nepal and Bangladesh as a first line treatment for VL following a phase III trial in India that showed a final cure rate of 94%. However, poor compliance due to…

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Prevalence and Association of Metabolic Syndrome and Vitamin D Deficiency Among Postmenopausal Women in a Rural Block of West Bengal, India

Metabolic syndrome, a constellation of the most dangerous heart attack risk factors: diabetes and raised fasting plasma glucose, abdominal obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, is becoming pandemic among the non-communicable diseases in…

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Incidence and Progression of Myopia and Associated Factors in Urban School Children in Delhi

Myopia is one of the most common ocular disorders seen in children and young adults and is a cause of concern world-over. While the prevalence of myopia has been reported to be very high in…

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From Menarche to Menopause: A Population-Based Assessment of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Risk Factors for Reproductive Tract Infection Symptoms Over Life Stages in Rural Girls and Women in India

Girls and women experience greater challenges than boys and men in safely accessing water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) resources, including social and sexual violence, while seeking locations to address bodily needs…

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