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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892435/awareness-knowledge-and-practices-of-dental-waste-management-among-private-practitioners
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K N Abhishek, S Supreetha, N Varma Penumatsa, G Sam, S C Khanapure, S Sivarajan
Background Dental wastes are materials that have been utilized in dental clinics, which are no longer wanted for use and therefore discarded. Improper disposal of these dental wastes can cause harm to the dentist, the people in immediate vicinity of the dentist. Objective The present study was conducted to assess the knowledge and practices regarding Dental waste management among private practitioners. Method The study population included 186 private practitioners in three districts of Karnataka (Coorg, Mysore, Hassan), south India...
January 2016: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891470/determinants-of-smokeless-tobacco-consumption-and-its-cessation-among-its-current-users-in-india
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Almas Binnal, G Rajesh, Junaid Ahmed, Ceena Denny
INTRODUCTION: Global Smokeless Tobacco (SLT) consumption is on the rise and constitutes a major Public Health problem. Controlling SLT intake is central to containing the increasing tobacco menace. AIM: The present study was undertaken to comprehensively explore various factors involved in SLT consumption and its cessation among current SLT users. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Present study was conducted among current SLT users visiting Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS), Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891465/practice-perspectives-of-left-handed-clinical-dental-students-in-india
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Shivam Kapoor, Manjunath P Puranik, S R Uma
INTRODUCTION: Handedness becomes important for students during their training period. Limited literature is available regarding the same. AIM: The purpose of this study was to assess the dental practice perspectives and determine the hand preference and discomfort level among the Left-Handed (LH) clinical dental students. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 30-item survey tool was used to conduct a cross-sectional survey among four successive LH cohorts (third and final year undergraduates, dental interns and postgraduates) in all the dental colleges of Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, during the year 2014...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891457/prevalence-of-dental-caries-among-primary-school-children-of-india-a-cross-sectional-study
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Anand Hiremath, Vikneshan Murugaboopathy, Anil V Ankola, Mamata Hebbal, Suganya Mohandoss, Pratibha Pastay
INTRODUCTION: In India, the trend indicates an increase in oral health problems especially dental caries, which has been consistently increasing both in prevalence and in severity. Children of all age groups are affected by dental caries. It becomes imperative to collect the data on prevalence of dental caries and treatment needs to provide preventive care. AIM: To assess the prevalence of dental caries and treatment needs of 6-11years old Indian school children...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891338/non-o157-h7-shiga-toxin-producing-diarrhoeagenic-escherichia-coli-stec-in-southern-india-a-tinderbox-for-starting-epidemic
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Shashank Purwar, Subrana Roy, Sharada Metgud
INTRODUCTION: Outbreaks due to non-O157:H7 Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) resulting in Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (HUS) have garnered much attention because of associated mortality transcending across continents and also because diarrhoea due to E.coli itself is rare in developed countries. The actual incidence of non-O157:H7 STEC in sporadic acute diarrhoea is not fully elucidated, both in developing as well as in developed countries. Due to larger extent of faecal-oral transmission in developing countries it is prudent to look for non-O157: H7 STEC in such epidemiological settings because of very high potential to spread across larger geographical regions and cause life threatening illness...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891327/analysis-of-fetal-palate-to-assist-pre-natal-ultrasound
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Anjali Shastry, Yogitha Ravindranath, Roopa Ravindranath
INTRODUCTION: Cleft palate is one of the major facial congenital malformation in newborns. Pre-natal detection of this malformation is limited to detection of clefting of hard palate but isolated soft palate clefting still remains challenge for sonologists. As Indian literature is limited present study was attempted to provide dimensions and position of fetal palate by digitized images. AIM: To study dimensions, position and differences in parameters between second and third trimester fetuses...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880833/prioritizing-risk-in-preparation-for-a-demonstration-project-a-mixed-methods-feasibility-study-of-oral-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-prep-among-female-sex-workers-in-south-india
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Sushena Reza-Paul, Lisa Lazarus, Monika Doshi, Syed Hafeez Ur Rahman, Manjula Ramaiah, Raviprakash Maiya, Venugopal Ms, K T Venukumar, Sundar Sundararaman, Marissa Becker, Stephen Moses, Robert Lorway
BACKGROUND: HIV prevalence among female sex workers (FSWs) in India remains well above the national average. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a new HIV prevention technology, may help to reduce HIV incidence, but there is a dearth of research that can inform the potential scale-up of PrEP in India. In partnership with Ashodaya Samithi, a local sex worker collective, we conducted a feasibility study to assess acceptance of a planned PrEP demonstration project, willingness to use PrEP, and recommendations for project roll-out among FSWs in southern Karnataka...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875116/toward-a-comprehensive-cure-digital-information-and-communication-technology-is-helping-to-meet-health-care-challenges-in-india
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Debdoot Sheet
How would you provide effective and affordable health care in a country of more than 1.25 billion where there are only 0.7 physicians for every 1,000 people [1]? The Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP) and the Karnataka Internet-Assisted Diagnosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity (KIDROP) service are two notable efforts designed to deliver care across India, in both urban and rural areas and from the country?s flat plains to its rugged mountainous and desert regions.
November 2016: IEEE Pulse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872897/physiotherapy-practice-patterns-for-management-of-patients-undergoing-thoracic-surgeries-in-india-a-survey
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Sagarika Sultanpuram, Gopala Krishna Alaparthi, Shyam Krishnan Krishnakumar, Zulfeequer C P Ottayil
Aim. The aim of the current study is to determine the practice patterns of physiotherapists for patients undergoing thoracic surgeries in India. Materials and Methodology. A cross-sectional survey was conducted across India in which 600 questionnaires were sent in emails to physiotherapists. The questionnaire addressed assessment and treatment techniques of thoracic surgery. Results. A total of 234 completed questionnaires were returned with a response rate of 39%, with the majority of responses received from Telangana, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh...
2016: Surgery Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872577/sex-determination-using-discriminant-function-analysis-in-indigenous-kurubas-children-and-adolescents-of-coorg-karnataka-india-a-lateral-cephalometric-study
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Darshan Devang Divakar, Jacob John, Abdulaziz Abdullah Al Kheraif, Seema Mavinapalla, Ravikumar Ramakrishnaiah, Sajith Vellappally, Mohamed Ibrahim Hashem, M H N Dalati, B H Durgesh, Rima A Safadi, Sukumaran Anil
Aim: To test the validity of sex discrimination using lateral cephalometric radiograph and discriminant function analysis in Indigenous (Kuruba) children and adolescents of Coorg, Karnataka, India. Methods and materials: Six hundred and sixteen lateral cephalograms of 380 male and 236 females of age ranging from 6.5 to 18 years of Indigenous population of Coorg, Karnataka, India called Kurubas having a normal occlusion were included in the study. Lateral cephalograms were obtained in a standard position with teeth in centric occlusion and lips relaxed...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866144/instilling-fear-makes-good-business-sense-unwarranted-hysterectomies-in-karnataka
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Teena Xavier, Akhila Vasan, S Vijayakumar
This paper uses data from two fact-finding exercises in two districts of Karnataka to trace how government and private doctors alike pushed women to undergo hysterectomies. The doctors provided grossly unscientific information to poor Dalit women to instil a fear of "cancer" in their minds to wilfully mislead them to undergo hysterectomies, following which many suffered complications and died. The paper examines a review, made by two separate panels of experts, of women's medical records from private hospitals to illustrate that a large proportion of the hysterectomies performed were medically unwarranted; that private doctors were using highly suspect diagnostic criteria, based on a single ultrasound scan, to perform the hysterectomies and had not sent even a single sample for histopathology; and that the medical records were incomplete, erroneous and, in several instances, manipulated...
October 26, 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853485/study-on-the-efficacy-of-platelet-rich-fibrin-matrix-in-hair-follicular-unit-transplantation-in-androgenetic-alopecia-patients
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Sandeep Mahapatra, Dhruva Kumar, Vignesh Subramanian, Swarup K Chakrabarti, Kaushik D Deb
Objective: Hair loss is a significant problem worldwide. The most common cause of hair loss in men is male androgenetic alopecia, male pattern baldness, which is primarily due to the presence of nonfunctional or dead hair follicles in the scalp. Hair follicular unit transplantation has been a widely used technique to transplant hair follicles into bald areas. Although follicular unit transplantation generally gives satisfactory hair transplantation, efforts have been made to further increase the efficacy of follicular unit transplantation in hair regeneration...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851823/molecular-and-morphological-study-of-leaping-frogs-anura-ranixalidae-with-description-of-two-new-species
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Sonali Garg, S D Biju
The monotypic anuran family Ranixalidae is endemic to India, with a predominant distribution in the Western Ghats, a region that is home to several unique amphibian lineages. It is also one of the three ancient anuran families that diversified on the Indian landmass long before several larger radiations of extant frogs in this region. In recent years, ranixalids have been subjected to DNA barcoding and systematic studies. Nearly half of the presently recognized species in this family have been described over the last three years, along with recognition of a new genus to accommodate three previously known members...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843835/postpartum-related-morbidities-among-women-visiting-government-health-facilities-in-udupi-taluk-karnataka-india
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Navya Vyas, Ramachandra Kamath, Sanjay Pattanshetty, V S Binu
BACKGROUND: Maternal morbidities are considered a leading contributor to the burden of disease among women. Especially, if postpartum morbidities are left untreated, this can cause a negative impact on the quality of life. The study was conducted to determine the proportion and types of postpartum morbidities among women visiting government health facilities in Udupi Taluk, Karnataka and to find out the association between the morbidities and various factors. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in various government hospitals in Udupi Taluk, consisted of 229 postpartum women...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843829/knowledge-attitude-and-practices-of-oral-health-care-in-prevention-of-early-childhood-caries-among-parents-of-children-in-belagavi-city-a-questionnaire-study
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H P Suma Sogi, Shivayogi M Hugar, Triveni Mohan Nalawade, Anjali Sinha, Shweta Hugar, Rachappa M Mallikarjuna
AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the existing knowledge, attitude, and practices of "oral health care" in the prevention of early childhood caries (ECCs) among parents of children in Belagavi city. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the outpatient Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, KLE VK Institute of Dental Sciences, Belagavi, Karnataka. Institutional Ethical Clearance was obtained. The study was conducted during the month of April 2014 to October 2014 after taking prior informed consent from the 218 parents...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843791/an-audit-of-the-approval-letters-issued-by-drugs-controller-general-of-india-to-ethics-committees-in-india
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Shruti S Bhide, Jahnavi V Katkar, Mitesh Maurya, Nithya Jaideep Gogtay, Urmila M Thatte
AIM: The present study is an audit of the communiqués issued by the Drugs Controller General of India [DCGI] to Ethics Committees [ECs] for content and directives after the mandatory notification of registration of Ethics Committees issued on 8(th) February 2013. METHODS: All letters were downloaded from the website of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization [CDSCO] and evaluated for the date of issue, number of directives, domains covered by the directives [general instructions, administrative requirements and quorum requirements], median time to approval for registration and time elapsed between date of application and issue of the approval letter...
October 2016: Perspectives in Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843259/prevalence-of-dental-fluorosis-and-associated-risk-factors-in-bagalkot-district-karnataka-india
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Taranatha Mahantesha, Uma B Dixit, Ramesh P Nayakar, Devasya Ashwin, Naveen K Ramagoni, Vijaya P Kamavaram Ellore
INTRODUCTION: An earlier epidemiological study by these authors revealed fluorosis at very low levels of fluoride concentrations in drinking water. AIM: The objective of present study was to investigate risk factors of dental fluorosis in permanent teeth in the villages of northern Karnataka, India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present survey was carried out in three villages of Hungund Taluk, Bagalkot District, Karnataka, India, with the fluoride concentration of 0...
July 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811725/a-new-species-of-prosopistoma-latreille-1833-ephemeroptera-prosopistomatidae-from-south-india
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Chellapandian Balachandran, Sankarappan Anbalagan, Mani Kannan, Sundaram Dinakaran, Muthukalingan Krishnan
A new species of Prosopistoma (Ephemeroptera: Prosopistomatidae) is described on the basis of mature nymphs from Coorg, Karnataka, South India. Prosopistoma coorgum, new species can be readily distinguished from the other members of Prosopistoma by the following combination of characters: inner margin of outer canine near apex with 2-3 short spines, the length ratio of maxillary palp segments (3.3:4.8:1), ventral margin of fore tibia with 6-8 pectinate setae, and gill II leaf-like and cleft.
October 24, 2016: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810662/association-of-impairments-of-older-persons-with-caregiver-burden-among-family-caregivers-findings-from-rural-south-india
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Shweta Ajay, Arvind Kasthuri, Pretesh Kiran, Rahul Malhotra
AIM: In India, owing to cultural norms and a lack of formal long-term care facilities, responsibility for care of the older person falls primarily on the family. Based on the stress process model, we assessed the association of type and number of impairments of older persons (∼primary stressors) with caregiver burden among their family caregivers in rural South India. METHODS: All impaired older persons (aged ≥60, with impairment in activities of daily living (ADL) or cognition or vision or hearing) residing in 8 villages in Bangalore district, Karnataka, India, and their primary informal caregivers were interviewed...
January 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794156/association-between-body-mass-index-and-dental-caries-among-anganwadi-children-of-belgaum-city-india
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Eby Aluckal, Ksa Anzil, Mathews Baby, Eldhose K George, Sanju Lakshmanan, Shilpa Chikkanna
INTRODUCTION: Body mass index (BMI) is an index that measures height for weight, which is commonly used to categorize underweight, overweight, and obese individuals. Deviation from normal weight results from an imbalance between caloric consumption and energy expenditure. Childhood obesity and childhood dental caries are coincidental in many populations, probably due to common confounding risk factors, such as intake frequency, cariogenic diet, and poor oral hygiene. So the aim of the present study was to assess the BMI status and to corelate between dental caries and BMI among the Anganwadi children of Belgaum city, Karnataka, India...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
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