Monthly Archives: March 2016

High Mortality Risk in Hypoglycemic and Dysglycemic Children Admitted at a Referral Hospital in a Non Malaria Tropical Setting of a Low Income Country

Both hypo and hyperglycemia occur frequently in sick children and have been associated with increased risk of deaths in pediatrics units. Neonates and young children are particularly susceptible to…

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Does Extra Peritoneal LSCS have any Advantage over Conventional LSCS?

Caesarian Section is the procedure carried out to deliver one or more fetus through the opening of the abdomen [Laparotomy] and the Uterus [Hysterectomy]. German…

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Disparities in Prevalence of Cardiometablic Risk Factors in Rural, Urban-Poor, and Urban-Middle Class Women in India

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading causes of morbidity and premature mortality worldwide. By the year 2025, more than 80% of the global diabetes and CVD burden shall be in low and middle income countries with the…

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Factors Associated with Tuberculosis and Rifampicin-Resistant Tuberculosis amongst Symptomatic Patients in India

Tuberculosis is one of the world’s deadliest communicable diseases. Of the estimated 9.6 million new TB cases in 2014, India alone accounted for 23% of total cases. While most cases of TB are…

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Comprehensive Rural Surgical Care: A Proposal for a Pilot Project in Northeast India

It is difficult to meet the surgical needs of the rural population with limited workforce and resources. Efficient use of the available resources could dramatically improve the care of the rural surgical patients…

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Should Family Physician Visits Be Made Compulsory for Patients in India, Before They Visit a Specialist for Routine Symptoms? – Guest Blogger Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani

In India today, there is an increasing trend of patients consulting a medical specialist instead of seeing their family physician first. This trend is especially being seen in the major cities. With about 70% outdoor patients (adults and kids) consulting specialists directly for common aliments like fever, cough, and cold… 

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