Monthly Archives: June 2015

Minimally Invasive Treatment of Ganglion for Rural Surgeons

A ganglion is a synovial cyst filled with myxoid secretion and is commonly known as Gideon’s disease, Bible cyst or Bible bump. It is a non-neoplastic soft tissue lump occurring around joints and tendons. It is caused by…

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Prevention & Management of Primary Postpartum Haemorrhage (PPH) – Skilled Health Worker Training [video]

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Does Smoke from Biomass Fuel Contribute to Anemia in Pregnant Women in Nagpur, India?

Anemia in pregnancy is a major public health problem: it is a common phenomenon, especially in resource-poor settings, and is associated with adverse outcomes for mother and child. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 23% of pregnant women in industrialized countries and 52% of pregnant women in…

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The Epidemiology of Soil-Transmitted Helminths in Bihar State, India

Soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) are among the most common chronic infections worldwide, estimated to infect over a billion individuals in tropical and subtropical regions, mainly in low and middle income countries. A number of intestinal worms fall under the…

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Effectiveness and Safety of Short Course Liposomal Amphotericin B (AmBisome) as First Line Treatment for Visceral Leishmaniasis in Bangladesh

Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL), also known as Kala Azar, is a vector borne disease caused by parasites of the genus Leishmania, L. donovani—L. infantum complex, which are transmitted through the bite of an…

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Working with Limited Resources in India: Take-Home Messages from the 2015 Bethune Round Table

The Bethune Round Table (BRT) is an annual interdisciplinary scientific meeting held at academic institutions in Canada for sharing of challenges and solutions for improving the surgical care provided to under-served and marginalized populations in low- and middle-income countries. The BRT aims to bring various health professionals together to share…

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Quick Case: Tuberculosis of the Prostate – Is It Rare in India?

By: Dr. Swapan Samanta
In the last one year, I have done 70 Tru-Cut biopsies of prostate, all having raised PSA levels. Forty out of them were diagnosed with…

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