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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906962/population-density-climate-variables-and-poverty-synergistically-structure-spatial-risk-in-urban-malaria-in-india
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Mauricio Santos-Vega, Menno J Bouma, Vijay Kohli, Mercedes Pascual
BACKGROUND: The world is rapidly becoming urban with the global population living in cities projected to double by 2050. This increase in urbanization poses new challenges for the spread and control of communicable diseases such as malaria. In particular, urban environments create highly heterogeneous socio-economic and environmental conditions that can affect the transmission of vector-borne diseases dependent on human water storage and waste water management. Interestingly India, as opposed to Africa, harbors a mosquito vector, Anopheles stephensi, which thrives in the man-made environments of cities and acts as the vector for both Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum, making the malaria problem a truly urban phenomenon...
December 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890953/knowledge-attitude-and-perception-of-disease-among-persons-living-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-acquired-immuno-deficiency-syndrome-a-study-from-a-tertiary-care-center-in-north-india
#2
Mrinal Gupta, Vikram K Mahajan, Pushpinder S Chauahn, Karainder S Mehta, Ritu Rawat, T N Shiny
BACKGROUND: Although modification of behavioral practices among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-affected patients is important in decreasing HIV disease transmission, the knowledge, attitude, and perception studies about HIV infection rarely include persons living with HIV/acquired immuno deficiency syndrome (AIDS). AIMS: To assess knowledge, attitude, and perceptions of persons living with HIV/AIDS for the disease and other epidemiological aspects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One-hundred and fifty consecutive persons living with HIV/AIDS were enrolled for this questionnaire-based cross-sectional, descriptive study...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843838/quality-of-care-in-cancer-an-exploration-of-patient-perspectives
#3
Sandeep Mahapatra, Sukdev Nayak, Sanghamitra Pati
INTRODUCTION: Patient satisfaction is as important as is the care itself. When the patient has a disease like cancer it becomes even more important. A cancer patient not only suffers from the disease but also undergoes substantial mental trauma, agony, stress, uncertainty, and apprehension. There are limited studies in India eliciting patient's views on the quality of care being received by cancer patients. METHODOLOGY: A cross-sectional triangulation data transformation model mixed method design (Quant + Qual) was used to conduct the study between March and May 2015 among patients attending specialty hospitals providing oncology services in Odisha, India...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834334/comparison-of-dietary-profile-of-a-rural-south-indian-population-with-the-current-dietary-recommendations-for-prevention-of-non-communicable-diseases-cures-147
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Narasimhan Sowmya, Nagarajan Lakshmipriya, Kokila Arumugam, Sivasankari Venkatachalam, Parthasarathy Vijayalakshmi, Vaidya Ruchi, Gunasekaran Geetha, Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Viswanathan Mohan, Kamala Krishnaswamy, Vasudevan Sudha
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Despite the rising prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in rural India, data on the dietary profile of the rural Indian population in relation to the recommendations for prevention of NCDs are scarce. This study was conducted to assess the dietary intake of a rural south Indian population in relation to the current dietary recommendations for the prevention of NCDs. METHODS: The dietary profiles of 6907 adults aged ≥ 20 yr, from a cluster of 42 villages in Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu State in southern India, were assessed using a validated food frequency questionnaire...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806659/maternal-high-fat-diet-deficient-in-vitamin-b12-influences-long-chain-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-composition-in-rats
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Shruti Jawale, Anubha Pulwale, Sadhana Joshi, Anvita Kale
OBJECTIVE: In India, there is a rise in non-communicable diseases due to diets deficient in vitamin B12, low in docosahexanoic acid (DHA) and increased consumption of westernized diet. The present study aims to examine the effect of maternal high fat diet in absence of vitamin B12 on pregnancy outcome and tissue fatty acid composition in dams. METHODS: Pregnant Wistar rats were assigned to following diets: Control (C), High fat diet (HFD), High fat diet supplemented with omega-3 fatty acids (HFDO), 4) High fat diet deficient in vitamin B12 (HFBD), High fat deficient in vitamin B12 supplemented with omega-3 fatty acids (HFBDO)...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802513/assessment-of-the-incremental-diagnostic-value-of-florbetapir-f-18-imaging-in-patients-with-cognitive-impairment-the-incremental-diagnostic-value-of-amyloid-pet-with-18f-florbetapir-india-fbp-study
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Marina Boccardi, Daniele Altomare, Clarissa Ferrari, Cristina Festari, Ugo Paolo Guerra, Barbara Paghera, Claudio Pizzocaro, Giulia Lussignoli, Cristina Geroldi, Orazio Zanetti, Maria Sofia Cotelli, Marinella Turla, Barbara Borroni, Luca Rozzini, Dario Mirabile, Carlo Defanti, Michele Gennuso, Alessandro Prelle, Simona Gentile, Alessandro Morandi, Stefano Vollaro, Giorgio Dalla Volta, Angelo Bianchetti, Marta Zaffira Conti, Melania Cappuccio, Pasqualina Carbone, Daniele Bellandi, Luciano Abruzzi, Luigi Bettoni, Daniele Villani, Maria Clara Raimondi, Alessia Lanari, Alfonso Ciccone, Emanuela Facchi, Ignazio Di Fazio, Renzo Rozzini, Stefano Boffelli, Laura Manzoni, Giovanni Pietro Salvi, Sabina Cavaliere, Gloria Belotti, Stefano Avanzi, Patrizio Pasqualetti, Cristina Muscio, Alessandro Padovani, Giovanni B Frisoni
Importance: Cerebral amyloidosis is a key abnormality in Alzheimer disease (AD) and can be detected in vivo with positron emission tomography (PET) ligands. Although amyloid PET has clearly demonstrated analytical validity, its clinical utility is debated. Objective: To evaluate the incremental diagnostic value of amyloid PET with florbetapir F 18 in addition to the routine clinical diagnostic assessment of patients evaluated for cognitive impairment. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Incremental Diagnostic Value of Amyloid PET With [18F]-Florbetapir (INDIA-FBP) Study is a multicenter study involving 18 AD evaluation units from eastern Lombardy, Northern Italy, 228 consecutive adults with cognitive impairment were evaluated for AD and other causes of cognitive decline, with a prescan diagnostic confidence of AD between 15% and 85%...
October 31, 2016: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766801/dengue-outbreak-2012-geo-mapping-and-snapshot-of-clinical-course-from-a-tertiary-referral-center-in-south-india
#7
Ganesh Veerasekar, Krishnan Swaminathan
BACKGROUND: Using technology to track endemic areas of communicable diseases is possible nowadays. Effectual use of such facilities, especially in developing countries, will increase earlier detection of cases as well as aid in the formulation of effective prevention strategies. METHODS: A retrospective data analysis was carried out by collecting the details of patients presented with positive dengue serology, during the outbreak season in the second half of 2012, at Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, Coimbatore, India...
October 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760678/involving-private-healthcare-practitioners-in-an-urban-ncd-sentinel-surveillance-system-lessons-learned-from-pune-india
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Mareike Kroll, Revati Phalkey, Sayani Dutta, Sharvari Shukla, Carsten Butsch, Erach Bharucha, Frauke Kraas
BACKGROUND: Despite the rising impact of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on public health in India, lack of quality data and routine surveillance hampers the planning process for NCD prevention and control. Current surveillance programs focus largely on communicable diseases and do not adequately include the private healthcare sector as a major source of care in cities. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to conceptualize, implement, and evaluate a prototype for an urban NCD sentinel surveillance system among private healthcare practitioners providing primary care in Pune, India...
2016: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754066/os-16-05-study-of-determinants-of-nonadherence-to-anti-hypertensive-medications-in-essential-hypertension-at-a-teaching-hospital-in-southern-india
#9
Mohamed Kauser, Vagesh Sr, Kumaraswamy Rc, Asfia Afreen
OBJECTIVE: Hypertension is a chronic asymptomatic disease, often goes unnoticed for decades before it presents to the medical fraternity with devastating consequences. Low patient adherence is amenable for modification for better control of hypertension, if factors contributing to it are understood. Study was undertaken with the aims of assessing the factors responsible and their relative contributions toward nonadherence among hypertensives. DESIGN AND METHOD: We conducted a prospective observational study from August 2013 to August 2014...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753805/ssa-02-4-disparities-in-hypertension-management-of-ckd-in-south-asia
#10
Tazeen Jafar
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) defined as reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) or presence of albuminuria, progresses to end stage renal disease (ESRD), needing dialysis or kidney transplant to sustain life, and is associated with increased risks of premature cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality. CKD ranked 18 leading (and most rapidly rising cause of mortality by the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. The social and economic consequences of CKD are far worse in low and middle income countries (LMICs) including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748306/current-costs-projected-financial-needs-of-india-s-universal-immunization-programme
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Susmita Chatterjee, Manish Pant, Pradeep Haldar, Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal, Ramanan Laxminarayan
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: India's Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) is one of the largest programmes in the world in terms of quantities of vaccines administered, number of beneficiaries, number of immunization sessions, and geographical extent and diversity of areas covered. Strategic planning for the Programme requires credible information on the cost of achieving the objectives and the financial resources needed at national, State, and district levels. We present here expenditures on immunization services in India in 2012 (baseline) and projected costs for five years (2013-2017)...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716296/health-inequalities-research-in-india-a-review-of-trends-and-themes-in-the-literature-since-the-1990s
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Nandita Bhan, Krishna Dipankar Rao, Shivani Kachwaha
BACKGROUND: Research on health inequalities can be instrumental in drawing attention to the health of socioeconomically vulnerable groups in India in the context of rapid economic growth. It can shape the dialogue for public health action, emphasizing the need for greater investments in health, and monitor effectiveness of health programs. Our objective was to examine trends in studies on health inequalities in the last 25 years. METHODS: We conducted a systematic literature review of studies on health inequalities published from 1990...
October 6, 2016: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689842/aging-and-well-being-in-goa-india-a-qualitative-study
#13
Alex Cohen, Amit Dias, Fredric Azariah, Revathi N Krishna, Miriam Sequeira, Sherin Abraham, Pim Cuijpers, Jennifer Q Morse, Charles F Reynolds, Vikram Patel
OBJECTIVES: The population of India is aging rapidly. This demographic shift brings with it a host of challenges to the health and well-being of older adults, including the increased prevalence of non-communicable diseases, among them depressive disorders. In this paper, we report on qualitative research intended to inform the development of a locally acceptable and appropriate intervention to improve the well-being of older adults in Goa, India and, specifically, to prevent late-life depression...
September 30, 2016: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666902/a-cross-sectional-assessment-of-risk-factors-of-non-communicable-diseases-in-a-sub-himalayan-region-of-west-bengal-india-using-who-steps-approach
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Sharmistha Bhattacherjee, Saikat Datta, Jayanta Kumar Roy, Manasi Chakraborty
BACKGROUND: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), principally cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability globally. The basic element of NCD prevention is the identification of the common risk factors and their prevention and control. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of risk factors for non-communicable diseases, in Siliguri city of West Bengal, India using WHO Steps approach. METHODS: Between April 2012 to July 2012, 779 adults of 18-64 years from Siliguri city were chosen by 30-cluster sampling...
December 2015: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663431/-can-we-walk-environmental-supports-for-physical-activity-in-india
#15
Deepti Adlakha, J Aaron Hipp, Ross C Brownson, Amy A Eyler, Carolyn K Lesorogol, Ramesh Raghavan
India is currently facing a non-communicable disease epidemic. Physical activity (PA) is a preventative factor for non-communicable diseases. Understanding the role of the built environment (BE) to facilitate or constrain PA is essential for public health interventions to increase population PA. The objective of this study was to understand BEs associations with PA occurring in two major life domains or life areas-travel and leisure-in urban India. Between December 2014 and April 2015, in-person surveys were conducted with participants (N=370; female=47...
September 20, 2016: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642986/os-16-05-study-of-determinants-of-nonadherence-to-anti-hypertensive-medications-in-essential-hypertension-at-a-teaching-hospital-in-southern-india
#16
Mohamed Kauser, Vagesh Sr, Kumaraswamy Rc, Asfia Afreen
OBJECTIVE: Hypertension is a chronic asymptomatic disease, often goes unnoticed for decades before it presents to the medical fraternity with devastating consequences. Low patient adherence is amenable for modification for better control of hypertension, if factors contributing to it are understood. Study was undertaken with the aims of assessing the factors responsible and their relative contributions toward nonadherence among hypertensives. DESIGN AND METHOD: We conducted a prospective observational study from August 2013 to August 2014...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642932/ssa-02-4-disparities-in-hypertension-management-of-ckd-in-south-asia
#17
Tazeen Jafar
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) defined as reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) or presence of albuminuria, progresses to end stage renal disease (ESRD), needing dialysis or kidney transplant to sustain life, and is associated with increased risks of premature cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality. CKD ranked 18 leading (and most rapidly rising cause of mortality by the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. The social and economic consequences of CKD are far worse in low and middle income countries (LMICs) including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621518/morbidity-profile-of-elderly-outpatients-attending-selected-sub-district-siddha-health-facilities-in-tamil-nadu-india
#18
Kalaiselvi Selvaraj, Manikandan Srinivasan, Venkatachalam Duraisamy, Gomathi Ramaswamy, Vinayagamurthy Venugopal, Palanivel Chinnakali
BACKGROUND: Recently, under National Health Mission alternate systems of Medicine are mainstreamed in public health care system. Effective action plan generation, logistic arrangement and roll out of these alternate systems of Medicine needs understanding on profile of morbidities among attendees who come to these facilities. OBJECTIVES: This study was planned to report profile of morbidities, age and sex differentials in specific morbidities among geriatric attendees in secondary level siddha health facilities...
April 2016: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27595388/burden-and-risk-factors-of-dyslipidemia-results-from-a-steps-survey-in-punjab-india
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Jaya Prasad Tripathy, J S Thakur, Gursimer Jeet, Sohan Chawla, Sanjay Jain, Arnab Pal, Rajendra Prasad
AIMS: Raised blood cholesterol is an important risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Globally, one third of ischaemic heart disease is attributable to high cholesterol. This article reports prevalence of dyslipidemia in the North Indian state of Punjab as part of a large household Non Communicable Disease (NCD) Risk Factor Survey. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A household NCD STEPS survey was done in the state of Punjab, India in a multistage stratified sample of 5127 individuals...
August 23, 2016: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586359/impact-of-nutrition-transition-and-resulting-morbidities-on-economic-and-human-development
#20
Rajgopal Gayathri, Vaidya Ruchi, Viswanathan Mohan
INTRODUCTION: Nutrition transition is an adverse outcome of rapid economic development and globalization. The present review documents the pattern of nutrition and health transition among different food groups leading to the growing global and national epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). METHODS: Studies published in various national and international journals were searched using PubMed and Google Scholar search engines from the year 2000 to 2015. Literature was reviewed to gather data pertaining to nutrition and health transition and economic burden of non-communicable disease (NCDs)...
August 31, 2016: Current Diabetes Reviews
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