Category Archives: Pediatrics

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Neonatal Screening and the Clinical Outcome in Children with Sickle Cell Disease in Central India

Studies on the natural history of sickle cell disease (SCD) from Jamaica and the USA have confirmed that the greatest morbidity and mortality occurs between 6 and 12 months and that early identification of…

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Piloting Upfront Xpert MTB/RIF Testing on Various Specimens under Programmatic Conditions for Diagnosis of TB & DR-TB in Paediatric Population

India has the world’s largest burden of tuberculosis (TB) and accounts for one-fifth of the global TB incidence. While, globally the exact burden of childhood TB is not well documented, it is estimated that…

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Antibiotic Prescribing among Pediatric Inpatients with Potential Infections in Two Private Sector Hospitals in Central India

Citation: Sharma M, Damlin A, Pathak A, Stålsby Lundborg C (2015) Antibiotic Prescribing among Pediatric Inpatients with Potential Infections in Two Private Sector Hospitals in Central India. PLoS ONE 10(11): e0142317. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0142317 Published: November 5, 2015 Abstract Introduction: Infectious diseases are one of the major causes of child mortality in… 

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Assessing Community Based Improved Maternal Neonatal Child Survival (IMNCS) Program in Rural Bangladesh

Bangladesh is the 8th populous country in the word. The recent economic growth of Bangladeshis outstanding with a GDP per capita of US$ 1014. The country has made significant progress in improving the health of its…

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Maternal Infection Is a Risk Factor for Early Childhood Infection in Filariasis

Lymphatic filariasis is the second leading cause of chronic disability worldwide. According to recent estimate around 120 million people have been infected with LF in 73 countries and more than 1.1 billion (20% of the world’s population) are at risk of…

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Social Costs of Iron Deficiency Anemia in 6–59 Month-Old Children in India

Inadequate nutrition has a severe impact on health in India. According to the WHO Global Burden of Disease project (GBD), 6 out of the leading 15 health risk factors in India are related to…

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What Explains Child Malnutrition of Indigenous People of Northeast India?

Globally 52 million children under 5 years are wasted and 70 percent of them are in Asia. Worldwide, 5 million children die every year due to malnutrition, of which 2 million are from India. This is despite the fact that improvement in…

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