Monthly Archives: June 2014

Prevalence of Dyslipidemia in Urban and Rural India: The ICMR–INDIAB Study

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide, and mortality due to CVD is higher in low- and middle-income countries. In India, there has been an alarming increase in the prevalence of CVD over the past two decades, so much so that it accounts for 24% of all deaths among adults aged 25–69 years.

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Association between Obesity and Selected Morbidities: A Study of BRICS Countries

Over the past few decades obesity has emerged as a global health challenge, with every sixth person being obese. In 2008, more than 1.4 billion adults aged 20 or more years were overweight. Of these, 500 million adult men and women were obese. Statistics suggest significant variations in the prevalence of obesity across the globe.

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Innovative and Cost-Effective Treatment of Renal Stones in Remote Areas by the Surgical Services Initiative

Urinary calculi affect about 5-15% of the population in industrialized countries [1]. With ureteric stones of sizes up to 5mm, 71-98% generally pass within a few weeks [2]. The incidence of urinary calculi in industrialized countries ranges from 0.5 to 1.9%. However, in India, the incidence has a wider regional… 

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Disease Control Implications of India’s Changing Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Epidemic

Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) is a major health challenge in India that is gaining increasing public attention, but the implications of India’s evolving MDR TB epidemic are poorly understood.

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Make Your Medical Product Ideas Come to Life: A Development Path

An embryo seems to miraculously mature through layers of development. Cellular differentiation, a forming spinal column, organ development, and more, are all necessary for a healthy, vital birth. Just as the developing fetus goes through a myriad of maturation steps, your medical innovation and your company must proceed methodically through… 

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Inhaler Phobia – Fear of Inhalation Therapy, Reasons, and Solutions

Even though inhalation has been a mode of drug delivery for over 2,000 years in medical history (1), modern inhalers are a relatively new mode of treatment in India. They are quickly gaining popularity among the public, as there is no doubt they have changed the lives of so many… 

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Case Study: Circumscribed Myositis Ossificans of Masseter Muscle Causing Trismus

By: Dr. Balasubramanian Thiagarajan
Myositis ossificans involving the masseter muscle is rather rare. This condition is characterized by dystrophic calcification and heterotopic ossification of intramuscular connective tissue. Masticatory muscles are…

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