Monthly Archives: September 2015

Minimally Invasive Fasciotomy with Urology Instruments

The lower limb has fascia compartments through which nerves and blood vessels pass. These fascia that cover the muscle compartment are non-compliant, and along with increased interstitial pressure can cause compartment syndrome (1). Injury bleeding in the compartment and infection can cause these. The four “Ps” are used for diagnosis:… 

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System Audit for Small Hospitals: Suggestions for Using a Purchase System

The Purchase System The objective of the purchase system is to make sure that the requirements of hospitals are purchased at the best possible prices, are available and are always accountable. The various aspects of a purchase system include planning, allocating funds, preparing, purchasing, receiving, storing and distributing the purchased… 

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Maternal Infection Is a Risk Factor for Early Childhood Infection in Filariasis

Lymphatic filariasis is the second leading cause of chronic disability worldwide. According to recent estimate around 120 million people have been infected with LF in 73 countries and more than 1.1 billion (20% of the world’s population) are at risk of…

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Lifetime Prevalence and Factors Associated with Head Injury among Older People in Low and Middle Income Countries

Traumatic brain injury is a major global public health problem, with around 1.7 million cases recorded annually in the USA alone, corresponding to approximately 0.5% of the country’s population. TBI is generally defined as…

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Quick Case: The Dramatic Benefit of Vacuum Therapy Treatment

By: Dr. J. Gnanaraj and Mr. W. Jacob
Mr. S is a known diabetic patient who came to the hospital with septicemia. He had a coronary artery bypass carried out in 2007 and noticed a non-healing wound in the…

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Performance Comparison of Three Rapid Tests for the Diagnosis of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

In 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that less than half of all drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) cases were detected globally. Undetected resistance results in treatment failure and increases the risk of TB transmission and…

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Social Costs of Iron Deficiency Anemia in 6–59 Month-Old Children in India

Inadequate nutrition has a severe impact on health in India. According to the WHO Global Burden of Disease project (GBD), 6 out of the leading 15 health risk factors in India are related to…

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