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.

The Role of Physics and Engineering in Surgery

The Lancet commission on global surgery estimates that about one third of global disease burden is surgical. Many innovations like discovery of anesthesia, antisepsis helped surgeries take…

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A High Level of Soluble CD40L Is Associated with P. aeruginosa Infection in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common inherited diseases resulting in a shortened life span. It affects approximately 70,000 people worldwide. CF is an autosomal recessive disease that is caused by mutations in…

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The Combined Effect of High Ambient Temperature and Antihypertensive Treatment on Renal Function in Hospitalized Elderly Patients

Elderly people (over 65 years old) are more susceptible to environmental influences on their health including dehydration. Since aging is associated with several physiological and pathological processes, advanced age is…

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A Single Nucleotide Polymorphism in the RASGRF2 Gene Is Associated with Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis in Men

Genetic predisposition plays a major role in susceptibility to alcoholism or ethanol-induced organ damage. Many association studies have been conducted to…

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Involvement of Renin-Angiotensin System in Retinopathy of Prematurity – A Possible Target for Therapeutic Intervention

Renin Angiotensin System is the potent mechanism involved in the homeostatic control of arterial pressure, tissue perfusion, and extracellular volume. The key initiator molecule of this system-renin is…

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Outcomes of Cataract Surgery in Urban and Rural Population in the South Indian State of Andhra Pradesh

Cataract remains the leading cause of visual impairment worldwide though proportions vary across regions. Cataract surgery is one of the most…

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Managing Ureteric Calculi with Obstruction and Hydronephrosis in Rural Areas

Ureteric calculi are common and present often to the rural surgeon. The incidence is about 200 per 100,000 population and the trend is that it is increasing…

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