Category Archives: Primary Care

Primary Care: international clinical news and research of interest to the general practioner or family doctor in India who is the primary care physician for patients in his or her community. This includes but is not limited to topics such as the treatment and diagnosis of the chronic illnesses that are often seen by primary care providers such as hypertension and diabetes as well as basic health provider infomation on family planning and vaccinations.

Patterns, Factors Associated and Morbidity Burden of Asthma in India

The Director General at the 61st World Health Assembly, 2008 stated that heart diseases and cancers are the leading killers whereas Diabetes and Asthma are on the rise. Chronic respiratory diseases account for…

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Occupational Exposure to Unburnt Tobacco and Potential Risk of Toxic Optic Neuropathy: A Cross-Sectional Study Among Beedi Rollers in Selected Rural Areas of Coastal Karnataka, India

Beedi manufacturing is a traditional home based small scale industry, spread over almost all the major states of India. Beedi which is also called poor man’s cigarette accounts for over half of the tobacco consumed in India…

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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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The GLLS Workshop at Medical College Kolkata: A Report

Medical College, Kolkata is the first Medical College in Asia that was established in 1835. It pioneered many innovations in education and has pioneered taking Laparoscopic surgeries to rural areas by supporting the Gas Less Lift Laparoscopic Surgery [GLLS] workshop and plans to send faculty and students to rural areas… 

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Easy Patient Transport System for Rural Hospitals: A Proposed System

The proposal is to produce a transport device that is smaller than 2 x 2 feet that has the capability of transporting the patient in an erect position and has the capability of fitting into a 2 x 2 feet lifting device in the stairs…

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Surgical Care for Northeast India: Take Home Message from a ARSICON 2017 Session

Several current challenges in delivering rural surgery to underserved populations of the north-eastern states of India were discussed at the 2017 Association of Rural Surgeons of India Conferences (ARSICON) this November. Rural surgery needs to be attractive for both

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