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Diagnostic Utility of a Line Probe Assay for Multidrug Resistant-TB in Smear-Negative Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Pulmonary tuberculosis is a major public health disease that ranks as the second-most leading cause of death worldwide, after human immunodeficiency virus infection. In 2016, there were 10.4 million new…

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An Integrated Nutrition and Health Program Package on IYCN Improves Breastfeeding But Not Complementary Feeding and Nutritional Status in Rural Northern India

Undernutrition among children in developing countries remains a significant public health problem. Most recent estimates based on WHO Child Growth Standards suggest that…

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Prevalence and Pattern of Co Morbidity Among Type 2 Diabetics Attending Urban Primary Healthcare Centers at Bhubaneswar (India)

Globally the burden of diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major public health concern. According to the estimates of DM burden worldwide, 371 million people actually have DM and about…

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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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