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.

ARSI Certificate Course for Rural Medical Officers: A Proposal

The vast majority of the world is without access to surgical and anesthesia care, and a severe workforce shortage, particularly in anesthesia, is a major contributing factor…

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Mobile Microscopy as a Screening Tool for Oral Cancer in India: A Pilot Study

Oral cancer, through a convergence of behavioral and infrastructural factors, is the most common type of cancer among men in India and other countries of South Asia…

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Etiology and Mode of Presentation of Chronic Liver Diseases in India: A Multi Centric Study

Chronic liver diseases (CLD) cause significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Multiple etiological factors lead to a similar clinico-pathological syndrome in CLDs, although the rates of…

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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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