Hysterectomies are one of the most common surgeries performed in rural areas. Over the years the rural surgeons have developed many minimally invasive methods…

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Video: GLLS Diagnostic Laparoscopy

Diagnosis is a big challenge in rural areas where diagnostic facilities like CT scan and MRI are not available. Even if the patients are willing to travel more than 100 kilometers to reach such centers where…

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It’s all in the hands of Women and Moms! – World Diabetes Day Message

In the year 2015, International Diabetes Federation (IDF) reported that 415 million adults have diabetes worldwide; and India alone harbor 69.2 million adults with diabetes. As we expect the release of the eighth edition of IDF Atlas in a couple of days, soon we will know the alarming diabetes prevalence… 

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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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A Conference With Difference: ARSICON 2017 Dimapur

The rural surgery is different from surgeries at the urban hospitals or the medical colleges in that they are performed under resource poor settings and diagnosis depend on clinical skills rather than…

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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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