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Mukta Pujani, Sabina Khan, Sujata Jetley, Seema Monga
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January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
Zahra Jaffry, Linda C Chokotho, William J Harrison, Nyengo C Mkandawire
Trauma disproportionately affects low- and middle-income countries, many of which do not have the surveillance systems required to design effective prevention and treatment strategies. The aim of this study was to establish such a system at a district hospital in Malawi. Data on all trauma patients presenting to Mulanje District Hospital from 14 April 2013 to 30 December 2014 were collected using a form based on the core minimum data points for injuries recommended by the World Health Organization and an injury severity assessment...
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
Smitha Krishnamoorthy, Arun N Bhatt, Celine Thalappillil Mathew, Abraham M Ittyachen
Dengue fever is of great concern to public health in India as it contributes significantly to the burden of healthcare. The aim of our study was to measure mortality in dengue and its association with hepatitis and thrombocytopenia. Our study was performed in a tertiary care setting in the state of Kerala in southern India. Adult patients admitted in the year 2013 were included. Among 1308 confirmed dengue patients, the mortality rate was 1.76%. Hepatitis and thrombocytopenia were present in over 80% of all patients, but severe hepatitis was seen in 11...
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
Alexander Thomas Schade, Thomas Mendes da Costa, Jim Gollogly, Fergal Monsell
Hand deformities cause a large surgical burden on Cambodian society. They significantly affect the quality of life, limit hand function and can cause severe mental health issues. The visited surgical centre provides free rehabilitative surgery in Phnom Penh for those unable to afford private or public healthcare. As part of the postoperative care provided, a team of local Khmer physiotherapists help patients with early mobilisation, passive and active movements, and functional exercises. Leaflets are widespread in high-income countries, but are scarce in low-income countries...
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
Nwachinemere Davidson Uleanya
The global initiative for neonatal tetanus elimination was launched in 1989 following the unacceptably high neonatal morbidity and mortality from tetanus. Since then tremendous progress has been made evidenced with a 94% reduction in mortality. Despite this impressive progress, two global target dates have been missed, the latest being in 2005; which led to a further target of 2015 as the global neonatal tetanus elimination date. This target date has probably been missed again as there are still 21 countries yet to be validated...
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
Anil Satayraddi, Kripa Elizabeth Cherian, Nitin Kapoor, Priscilla Rupali, Thomas Vizhalil Paul
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January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
Meenakshi Bhilwar, Panna Lal
Vaccine vial monitor (VVM) is now commonly used for vaccines that are included in the National Immunization Schedule in India. It helps to indicate the viability of the vaccine and of the proper functioning of the cold chain. This is useful as it prevents health personnel from administering damaged vaccine. Studies have shown a lack of awareness of health workers regarding the use and interpretation of a VVM. The current study, undertaken among the caregivers of children who were immunized, showed that this lack of information about the VVM also exists among the caregivers...
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
Nebiye Yentur Doni, Gulcan Gurses, Zeynep Simsek, Fadile Yildiz Zeyrek, Gozde Yasar
Much epidemiological information concerning brucellosis generally depends on the evaluation of hospital-based retrospective data. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors of brucellosis in female farmworkers in the south-eastern region of Turkey (GAP) in order to obtain a more representative analysis. Our representative community-based cross-sectional study was conducted during four months of 2013, in all nine GAP provinces. An optimum sample size was determined and blood samples were analysed from 707 reproductive-age female farmworkers using the Rose Bengal (RBT) and standard (SAT) agglutination tests...
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
Sanchit Sharma, Sauvik Dasgupta, Shiv Kumar Suman, Uma Kumar, Sindhu Chitekela
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January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
Ravi Sreenivasan, Rehan Ul Haq
A 30-year-old woman presented to our outpatient department with complaints of pain and swelling in bilateral infrapatellar regions and a discharging sinus in the right knee over the duration of one year. Radiographs showed lytic regions in bilateral patellae. Samples sent from material curetted from sinus yielded no organism but histopathology reported granulomatous inflammation. Following a fresh magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan that revealed the infrapatellar pad of fat communicating with the patellar lesions, an exploration and evacuation was done...
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
Carolyn S Reid, Kiswensida Bonkoungou
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January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
Rama Chaudhry, Karnika Saigal, Tej Bahadur, Kamla Kant, Bishwanath Chourasia, Nitin Gupta
Leptospirosis has been recognised as an emerging global public health problem. The aim of our study was to explore the epidemiological and clinical pattern of disease occurrence in suspected cases and to search for any existing co-infections. Ours was a retrospective study in patients with acute febrile illness in north India over a period of three years (April 2011 to June 2014). Serological diagnosis of leptospirosis was made using the PanBio IgM ELISA kit. Using modified Faine's criteria, presumptive and possible diagnosis was made in 57% and 34% cases, respectively...
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
Ankit Jain, Durga Prasanna Misra, A Ramesh, Debdatta Basu, Vikramraj K Jain, Vir Singh Negi
Infections are an important differential diagnosis in patients presenting with features of systemic vasculitis. We report a young lady with constitutional features, leg ulcers, digital gangrene and absent peripheral pulses with cervical adenopathy. Chest imaging revealed multiple necrotic lung lesions and involvement of left subclavian artery at its origin from the aorta, Histopathology from cervical lymph nodes showed multiple caseated lymph nodes, which in the context of a positive Mantoux test led us to diagnose tuberculosis and institute appropriate therapy...
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
Danish Ahmed Rao, Aiysha Aman, Syed Muhammad Mubeen, Ahmed Shah
Stethoscopes routinely used for clinical examination of patients may potentially transfer micro-organisms and cause iatrogenic infections. This study was undertaken to detect the presence of microorganisms on stethoscopes used clinically in hospitals of Karachi, Pakistan and to ascertain the infection control practices of healthcare workers (HCWs). In a cross-sectional study, 118 samples were collected from public and private institutions. Samples were tested for the presence and sensitivity of pathogenic microorganisms...
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
Anuradha Jindal, Smitha S Prabhu, Shrutakirthi D Shenoi, Kanthilatha Pai, Sudhir Nayak
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January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
Zain Majid, Irfan Masood
In today's world, an effective emergency department (ED) cannot function properly without having a triage system. Though available in various forms, this essentially categorises patients according to the seriousness of their condition and the priority of their need.Pakistan is yet to introduce this system and where it exists, it is in its infancy. A disaster-prone country such as ours, which is frequently faced with both man-made and natural calamities, could benefit tremendously from its introduction. The activity of EDs would be streamlined and precious lives would be saved...
January 2017: Tropical Doctor
Gowri Dorairajan, Haritha Sagili
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January 2017: Tropical Doctor
Mohemmed Ajij, Shambhavi, Shalu Gupta
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January 2017: Tropical Doctor
Stanley S Nyirenda, Bernard M Hang'ombe, Bukheti S Kilonzo, Mathews N Kabeta, Mundia Cornellius, Yona Sinkala
Plague is a re-emerging zoonotic disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. The disease has caused periodic global devastation since the first outbreak in the 6th century. Two months after a suspected plague outbreak in Nyimba district, samples were collected from 94 livestock (goats and pigs), 25 rodents, 6 shrews and 33 fleas. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques were used to investigate the presence of Y. pestis, which showed that 16.0% (4/25) of rodents, 16...
January 2017: Tropical Doctor
Laura Macpherson, Maggie Collins
BACKGROUND: Urgent investment in human resources for surgical and anaesthesia care is needed globally. Responsible training and education is required to ensure healthcare providers are confident and skilled in the delivery of this care in both the rural and the urban setting. The Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET), a UK-based specialist global health organisation, is working with health training institutions, health professionals, Ministries of Health and Health Partnerships or 'links' between healthcare institutions in the UK and low- or middle-income country (LMIC) counterparts...
January 2017: Tropical Doctor
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