Diagnostic Utility of a Line Probe Assay for Multidrug Resistant-TB in Smear-Negative Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Pulmonary tuberculosis is a major public health disease that ranks as the second-most leading cause of death worldwide, after human immunodeficiency virus infection. In 2016, there were 10.4 million new…

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An Integrated Nutrition and Health Program Package on IYCN Improves Breastfeeding But Not Complementary Feeding and Nutritional Status in Rural Northern India

Undernutrition among children in developing countries remains a significant public health problem. Most recent estimates based on WHO Child Growth Standards suggest that…

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Prevalence and Pattern of Co Morbidity Among Type 2 Diabetics Attending Urban Primary Healthcare Centers at Bhubaneswar (India)

Globally the burden of diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major public health concern. According to the estimates of DM burden worldwide, 371 million people actually have DM and about…

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Comorbidities in Pulmonary Tuberculosis Cases in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, India: Opportunities for Intervention

An estimated 10.6 million cases of tuberculosis (TB) occur annually in the world, and India accounts for 27% of these. The emergence of drug-resistant TB creates a renewed sense of urgency to control…

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Sub-Therapeutic Nevirapine Concentration During Antiretroviral Treatment Initiation Among Children Living with HIV: Implications for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Nevirapine was the first non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor approved by the FDA for pediatric use since 1998. Although nevirapine has a low genetic barrier to…

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Identification of Burden Hotspots and Risk Factors for Cholera in India: An Observational Study

Cholera has existed in India for centuries, and is an important public health problem in several parts of the country.. Based on a ten year review from 1997 to 2006, 21 states reported cholera and 12 had multiple outbreaks. During the 10-year period studied, the states having the highest number of…

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Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness Among the Women Beneficiaries of Selected Rural Primary Health Centers of Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka, India

Maternal health is central to the development of any country to achieve equity, reduce poverty, and build social capital. Reducing maternal mortality was one of the key indicators of the Millennium Development Goals. Almost all the maternal deaths (99%) occur in…

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