Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Potential Impact of Up-Front Drug Sensitivity Testing on India’s Epidemic of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

In India, despite impressive progress in the scale-up of DOTS (Directly Observed Treatment Short course) coverage by the public sector, tuberculosis (TB) remains a pressing public health problem, owing partly to a…

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Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) Assays for Diagnosing Malaria in Endemic Areas

Human malaria a serious, often fatal, parasitic disease is caused by four Plasmodium species, P. falciparum, P. vivax. P. malariae and P. ovale that are transmitted from…

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Trials of Improved Practices (TIPs) to Enhance the Dietary and Iron-Folate Intake during Pregnancy

Anemia continues to be a major public health problem in developing countries with its enduring ill effects on health, social and economic development. Although occurring at all stages of the life cycle, but…

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Significant Effects of Oral Phenylbutyrate and Vitamin D3 Adjunctive Therapy in Pulmonary Tuberculosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial

The prevalence of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant TB is high and converge with the pandemics of HIV and diabetes, which generates…

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Antia-Finseth Award Presentation at Karad 2015: Single Incision Gasless Laparoscopic Surgeries

The Association of Rural Surgeons of India [ARSI] presents this award for innovations in rural surgery. The objective is to encourage innovations in rural surgical care. Earlier the Antia–Finseth awards were given to…

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Chronic Endotoxemia in Subjects with Type-1 Diabetes Is Seen Much before the Onset of Microvascular Complications

Type-1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is a bonafide autoimmune disorder characterized by chronic inflammation with rapid loss of pancreatic beta cells leading to insulin…

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