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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208887/sputum-collection-and-disposal-perceptions-and-practices-among-pulmonary-tuberculosis-patients-from-northern-india
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Abhishek Singh, Vipin Goyal, Shewtank Goel
INTRODUCTION: Even a single case of pulmonary Tuberculosis (TB) can infect many others. Hence, to ensure better control of the disease, it is imperative that all patients dispose their sputum safely. Outcomes of this study would highlight the gaps need to be bridged in order to curtail transmission of TB. AIM: To analyse and ascertain perceptions about the disease and determine the sputum collection and disposal practices followed by sputum-positive TB patients...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208856/seroprevalence-of-common-viral-diseases-a-hospital-based-study-from-amritsar-india
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Kanwardeep Singh, Shailpreet K Sidhu, Pushpa Devi, Manpreet Kaur, Maninder Kaur, Nachhatarjit Singh
INTRODUCTION: There is a paucity of published data on epidemiology of the viral infections in Punjab, India. The Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (VRDL) located at Government Medical College (GMC), Amritsar conducts the initial diagnosis of common viruses circulating in the region. AIM: To report the seroprevalence of various viral diseases in Amritsar and neighboring districts of Punjab along with the demographic and geographical data of the patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Whole blood sera samples from a total of 5781 patients suspected of various viral diseases (chikungunya, dengue, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis E, herpes simplex-1 or herpes simplex-2) were received at VRDL, GMC, Amritsar from January 2015 to April 2016 and a cross sectional study was conducted...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185586/expressing-collective-voices-on-children-s-health-photovoice-exploration-with-mothers-of-young-children-from-the-indian-sundarbans
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Upasona Ghosh, Shibaji Bose, Rittika Bramhachari, Sabyasachi Mandal
BACKGROUND: The Indian Sundarbans is marked by inhospitable terrain and frequent climatic shocks which jointly hinder access to health care. Community members, and women in particular, have few means to communicate their concerns to local decision makers. Photovoice is one way in which communities can raise their local health challenges with decision makers. This study unlocks mothers' voices on the determinants of their children's health to inform local level decision-making on child health issues in the Indian Sundarbans...
November 15, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144053/respiratory-disease-terminology-discordance-between-pulmonologists-and-patients
#4
Nishtha Singh, Sheetu Singh, Nirmal Kumar Jain, Virendra Singh
CONTEXT: A number of local dialects and languages exist in India, which leads to a single disease being addressed by a number of names which may overlap with other disease names also. This creates misunderstanding and is a hindrance to effective patient-doctor communication. AIMS: The paper aims to find out how effectively the name of the respiratory disease is communicated to the patient. The terminology used by patients to describe their disease was also noted at limited level...
January 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139545/prevalence-of-risk-factors-for-non-communicable-diseases-in-rural-urban-tamil-nadu
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Anu Mary Oommen, Vinod Joseph Abraham, Kuryan George, V Jacob Jose
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Surveillance of risk factors is important to plan suitable control measures for non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The objective of this study was to assess the behavioural, physical and biochemical risk factors for NCDs in Vellore Corporation and Kaniyambadi, a rural block in Vellore district, Tamil Nadu, India. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out among 6196 adults aged 30-64 yr, with 3799 participants from rural and 2397 from urban areas...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131070/health-education-on-diabetes-and-other-non-communicable-diseases-imparted-to-teachers-shows-a-cascading-effect-a-study-from-southern-india
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Sundaram Selvam, Narayanasamy Murugesan, Chamukuttan Snehalatha, Arun Nanditha, Arun Raghavan, Mary Simon, Priscilla Susairaj, Ambady Ramachandran
AIMS: The aims were to assess effect of a short training programme on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), particularly diabetes on school teachers and also on students who were in turn educated by them. Lifestyle changes made by both groups were assessed 6months later. METHODS: Graduate teachers (n=1017) from 2 districts in Tamilnadu, India were trained using audio visual aids in batches of 100, on healthy lifestyle practices, prevention and management of diabetes...
January 17, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098082/occupational-health-profile-of-workers-employed-in-the-manufacturing-sector-of-india
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REVIEW
Shivali Suri, Ranjan Das
BACKGROUND: The occupational health scenario of workers engaged in the manufacturing sector in India deserves attention for their safety and increasing productivity. We reviewed the status of the manufacturing sector, identified hazards faced by workers, and assessed the existing legislations and healthcare delivery mechanisms. METHODS: From October 2014 to March 2015, we did a literature review by manual search of pre-identified journals, general electronic search, electronic search of dedicated websites/databases and personal communication with experts of occupational health...
September 2016: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092932/the-burden-of-infectious-and-cardiovascular-diseases-in-india-from-2004-to-2014
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Kajori Banerjee, Laxmi Kant Dwivedi
OBJECTIVES: In India, both communicable and non-communicable diseases have been argued to disproportionately affect certain socioeconomic strata of the population. Using the 60th (2004) and 71st (2014) rounds of the National Sample Survey, this study assessed the balance between infectious diseases and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) from 2004 to 2014, as well as changes in the disease burden in various socioeconomic and demographic subpopulations. METHODS: Prevalence rates, hospitalization rates, case fatality rates, and share of in-patients deaths were estimated to compare the disease burdens at these time points...
2016: Epidemiology and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090176/updates-on-knowledge-attitude-and-preventive-practices-on-tuberculosis-among-healthcare-workers
#9
REVIEW
Farhanah Abd Wahab, Sarimah Abdullah, Jafri Malin Abdullah, Hasnan Jaafar, Siti Suraiya Md Noor, Wan Mohd Zahiruddin Wan Mohammad, Abdul Aziz Mohamed Yusoff, John Tharakan, Shalini Bhaskar, Muthuraju Sangu, Mohd Shah Mahmood, Fauziah Kassim, Md Hanip Rafia, Mohammed Safari Mohammed Haspani, Azmi Alias, Rogelio Hernández Pando
Ranking as the most communicable disease killer worldwide, tuberculosis, has accounted with a total of 9.6 million new tuberculosis cases with 1.5 million tuberculosis-related deaths reported globally in 2014. Tuberculosis has remain as an occupational hazard for healthcare workers since 1920s and due to several tuberculosis outbreaks in healthcare settings in the early 1990s, the concern about the transmission to both patients and healthcare workers has been raised. Healthcare workers have two to three folds greater the risk of active tuberculosis than the general population...
November 2016: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061789/comparison-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-dietary-intakes-among-javanese-surinamese-and-south-asian-surinamese-in-the-netherlands-the-helius-study
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Qaisar Raza, Marieke B Snijder, Jacob C Seidell, Ron J G Peters, Mary Nicolaou
BACKGROUND: Ethnic differences regarding the percent of non-communicable diseases have been shown in Asia but the studies on Asian subgroups living in the western countries regarding percent of cardiovascular risk factors and dietary intakes have been scarce. Therefore we compared the percent of cardiovascular risk factors and dietary intakes between Javanese Surinamese who are originally from Indonesia and South-Asian Surinamese who are originally from India. METHODS: Cross-sectional baseline data of the HELIUS (Healthy Life in an Urban Setting) study were used, including data of 2935 Surinamese participants (197 of Javanese and 2738 of South-Asian origin) out of which 1160 participants (78 Javanese and 1082 South-Asian) additionally reported dietary intake data...
January 6, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976650/premarital-health-counseling-a-must
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Sonia Puri, Anupama Dhiman, Sagar Bansal
Premarital Health Counseling (PMHC) is emerging as a growing trend worldwide. The couples are provided with accurate and unbiased information and assistance, who are planning to get marry with the aim of screening, educating, and counseling about nutritional disorders, communicable diseases, medical conditions, hereditary/genetic disorders, and guiding for a healthy pregnancy. Premarital screening and adequate counseling are essential for changing attitudes toward consanguineous marriage particularly in places where consanguineous and "tribal" marriages are common, resulting in a high incidence of genetic disorders...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965952/rising-health-expenditure-due-to-non-communicable-diseases-in-india-an-outlook
#12
Debasis Barik, Perianayagam Arokiasamy
With ongoing demographic transition, epidemiological transition has been emerged as a growing concern in India. The share of non-communicable disease in total disease burden has increased from 31% in 1990 to 45% in 2010. This paper seeks to explore the health scenario of India in the wake of the growing pace of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension among Indian population using data from health and morbidity survey of the National Sample Survey Organisation (2004) and notifies about the resource needed to tackle this growing health risk...
2016: Frontiers in Public Health
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
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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
#15
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
#18
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%...
December 1, 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
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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
#20
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
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