Category Archives: Pulmonary

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Filamentous Fungi in Respiratory Infections. What Lies Beyond Aspergillosis and Mucormycosis?

Respiratory tract infections are globally responsible for one-third of infectious disease–associated…

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The Minimal Important Difference in Physical Activity in Patients with COPD

Physical inactivity is an important predictor of worse outcome in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), resulting in an increased risk of hospital admission and mortality…

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Prevalence of Pulmonary Tuberculosis among Adults in a North Indian District

Tuberculosis (TB) prevalence surveys are important in assessing the performance of TB control programs, providing information for planning, and assessing trends of the disease burden over time. This is particularly important in India where several patients receive treatment from practitioners not…

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Prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a major public health problem in India, with an estimated 2.3 million new cases annually, making it the highest TB burden country in the world. In 2010, India alone accounted for an estimated one quarter (26%) of all TB cases worldwide [1].

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Shifting strategies needed to curb noncommunicable diseases in India

An estimated 5.2 million deaths per year in India are caused by noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and the number is expected to grow in the coming decades. “Physicians have an important role to play—not only as caregivers but also as counselors, educators, and community leaders. They can convey the message that… 

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