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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937063/a-mini-epidemic-of-anti-glomerular-basement-membrane-disease-clinical-and-epidemiological-study
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Umesh Lingaraj, Shivaprasad Sasivehalli Mallappa, Rajiv Elkal Neminah, Satishkumar Madakala Mohan, Leelavathi Venkatesh, Sreedhara Chikkanayakanahalli Gurusiddaiah, Niranjan Manibally Rachaiah
Acute glomerulonephritis due to anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) antibody disease is rare, estimated to occur in fewer than one case per million population and accounts for less than 20% of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. The prevalence among patients evaluated for potential glomerular disease is lower. It accounts for fewer than 3% of all kidney biopsies done with crescentic glomerulonephritis. Cases of anti-GBM disease occurring in a cluster have rarely been reported. All biopsy proven anti-GBM disease cases were collected from January 2015 to March 2015 at our Institute...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928316/integrated-brief-tobacco-and-alcohol-cessation-intervention-in-a-primary-health-care-setting-in-karnataka
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O T Sabari Sridhar, Pratima Murthy, K V Kishore Kumar
BACKGROUND: Tobacco and alcohol use are important preventable risk factors for noncommunicable diseases and need to be addressed in primary health care. OBJECTIVES: To find the effectiveness of Alcohol, Smoking, and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST)-based brief intervention for alcohol and tobacco in a primary health-care setting in Karnataka. METHODS: This study was conducted in 2012 where one primary health center (PHC) in Karnataka was an intervention site and other the control site...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923041/lay-health-workers-perceptions-of-an-anemia-control-intervention-in-karnataka-india-a-qualitative-study
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Arun S Shet, Abha Rao, Paul Jebaraj, Maya Mascarenhas, Merrick Zwarenstein, Maria Rosaria Galanti, Salla Atkins
BACKGROUND: Lay health workers (LHWs) are increasingly used to complement health services internationally. Their perceptions of the interventions they implement and their experiences in delivering community based interventions in India have been infrequently studied. We developed a novel LHW led intervention to improve anemia cure rates in rural community dwelling children attending village day care centers in South India. Since the intervention is delivered by the village day care center LHW, we sought to understand participating LHWs' acceptance of and perspectives regarding the intervention, particularly in relation to factors affecting daily implementation...
September 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910719/latitudinal-variation-in-summer-monsoon-rainfall-over-western-ghat-of-india-and-its-association-with-global-sea-surface-temperatures
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J V Revadekar, Hamza Varikoden, P K Murumkar, S A Ahmed
The Western Ghats (WG) of India are basically north-south oriented mountains having narrow zonal width with a steep rising western face. The summer monsoon winds during June to September passing over the Arabian Sea are obstructed by the WG and thus orographically uplift to produce moderate-to-heavy precipitation over the region. However, it is seen that characteristic features of rainfall distribution during the season vary from north to south. Also its correlation with all-India summer monsoon rainfall increases from south to north...
September 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893041/evaluation-of-oral-health-status-among-5-15-year-old-school-children-in-shimoga-city-karnataka-india-a-cross-sectional-study
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Shivananda Gudal Soumya, Kukkalli Kamalaksharappa Shashibhushan, Muttugadur Chandrappa Pradeep, Prashant Babaji, Vundela Rajashekar Reddy
INTRODUCTION: Oral health is an integral part of general health. Dental problems can be avoided if identified at an early stage. There is no data on oral health status of school going children in Karnataka state's Shimoga city. AIM: To evaluate oral health status of school going children among 5-15-year-old in Shimoga city. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 1458 government and private school children aged 5-6, 9-10 and 14-15 years...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892941/cartilage-myringoplasty-an-ideal-grafting-technique-for-complex-perforations
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Munish Kambatatti Shekharappa, Shruthi Malavalli Siddappa
INTRODUCTION: Tympanoplasty is one of routinely performed surgeries in ENT practice. Using cartilage-perichondrium composite graft in selective cases gives better outcome. AIM: To study the outcome and feasibility of cartilage-perichondrium composite graft in repair of complex tympanic membrane perforations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional, intervention study was conducted at SSIMS and RC, Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka, Southern India...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892936/hazards-and-health-risks-encountered-by-manual-sand-dredgers-from-udupi-india-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sidhiprada Mohapatra, Alfiya Shaikh, Priyanka Nayak, Rajesh Navada
INTRODUCTION: Globalization and urbanization have resulted in an increased demand on sand dredging. Legal and environmental restrictions on automated dredging have led to a rise in manual technique. The working techniques and environment involved in manual sand dredging may expose the workers to multiple work related disorders. AIM: To determine the health risks and occupational hazards involved in manual sand dredging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An assessment schedule was developed and content was validated by five experts for the study...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889089/on-the-integration-of-ethics-into-the-physiology-curriculum
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D Savitha, Manjulika Vaz, Olinda Timms, G D Ravindran, Mario Vaz
A one-day state-level workshop was organised in Karnataka to share the experience of a programme implemented earlier, in 2015-16, at St John's Medical College, Bengaluru that integrated the teaching of ethics into the physiology curriculum. The aim was to develop the programme further, list the challenges likely to be faced while scaling it up, and identify other colleges which could participate in the scaling up. Twenty-eight participants, representing 13 medical colleges, and five resource persons attended the workshop...
August 23, 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879906/neurosurgery-at-kasturba-medical-college-past-present-and-future
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Girish Menon, Rajesh Nair, I K Laskhman, Vinod Kumar, G Lakshmi Prasad
Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal, is the oldest and one of the most reputed medical institutes in coastal Karnataka, catering to a population of over 4 million, spanning a stretch of over 350 kms along the southwest coast of India from Mangalore to Goa. The Department of Neurosurgery at KMC, established in 1968, continues to be the leading and most preferred referral center providing high quality neurosurgical services in this region. The article provides an insight into the origin of the department, its infancy and teething troubles, its continuous growth and landmark achievements over the years...
September 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874638/stigma-and-discrimination-faced-by-hiv-infected-adults-on-antiretroviral-therapy-for-more-than-1-year-in-raichur-taluk-karnataka-india
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Shrikanth Muralidharan, Arun Kumar Acharya, Shanthi Margabandu, Shalini Purushotaman, Ranjit Kannan, Sangeeta Mahendrakar, Dinraj Kulkarni
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the stress and discrimination faced by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-affected adult patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) for more than 1 year. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out among 170 adults on ART, reporting to the ART center of the District Civil Hospital, for more than 1 year in Raichur Taluk, Karnataka, India. Convenience sampling technique was followed. Descriptive statistics was performed (Chi-square test) using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences version 16...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852277/violence-against-educated-women-by-intimate-partners-in-urban-karnataka-india
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Rashmi Kundapur, Shruthi M Shetty, Vinayak J Kempaller, Ashwini Kumar, M Anurupa
BACKGROUND: Initially viewed as a human rights issue, partner violence is increasingly seen as an important public health problem of international concern. OBJECTIVES: To assess the extent of physical, sexual, psychological, and controlling behavior of intimate partners against women in an educated society and find the association with age, age of marriage, married years, educational status of the women and that of partner. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prevalence of 15% was taken and final sample was 200, after considering loss of follow-up...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852234/relationship-of-anger-with-alcohol-use-treatment-outcome-follow-up-study
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Manoj Kumar Sharma, L N Suman, Pratima Murthy, P Marimuthu
BACKGROUND: Anger is seen as comorbid condition in psychiatric conditions. It has an impact on one's quality of life. It leads to variation in the treatment outcome. The present study is going to explore the relationship of anger with treatment outcome among alcohol users after 1 year of treatment. The data for the present study were taken from the project work on correlates of anger among alcohol users, funded by center for addiction medicine, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 100 males (50 alcohol-dependent and 50 abstainers) in the age range of 20-45 years with a primary diagnosis of alcohol dependence were taken for the study...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845086/an-exploratory-comparison-of-name-generator-content-data-from-rural-india
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Holly B Shakya, Nicholas A Christakis, James H Fowler
Since the 1970s sociologists have explored the best means for measuring social networks, although few name generator analyses have used sociocentric data or data from developing countries, partly because sociocentric studies in developing countries have been scant. Here, we analyze 12 different name generators used in a sociocentric network study conducted in 75 villages in rural Karnataka, India. Having unusual sociocentric data from a non-Western context allowed us to extend previous name generator research through the unique analyses of network structural measures, an extensive consideration of homophily, and investigation of status difference between egos and alters...
January 2017: Social Networks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837683/birth-preparedness-and-complication-readiness-among-the-women-beneficiaries-of-selected-rural-primary-health-centers-of-dakshina-kannada-district-karnataka-india
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Kibballi Madhukeshwar Akshaya, Siddharudha Shivalli
INTRODUCTION: Birth preparedness and complication readiness (BPCR) is a strategy to promote timely use of skilled maternal and neonatal care during childbirth. According to World Health Organization, BPCR should be a key component of focused antenatal care. Dakshina Kannada, a coastal district of Karnataka state, is categorized as a high-performing district (institutional delivery rate >25%) under the National Rural Health Mission. However, a substantial proportion of women in the district experience complications during pregnancy (58...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827861/the-prospective-24-week-assessment-of-cost-efficacy-of-and-compliance-to-antidepressant-medications-in-a-rural-setting-pacecar-study
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T S Sathyanarayana Rao, J Shivanand Manohar, Rajesh Raman, M S Darshan, Abhinav Tandon, K N Karthik, N Saraswathi, Keya Das, G T Harsha, Swetha Patil Kunkeri, Chittaranjan Andrade
BACKGROUND: Anxiety and depression are common mental health disorders that are responsible for considerable societal burden. There are no data on cost-efficacy and medication compliance related to the treatment of these disorders in rural India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All consenting adults (n = 455) diagnosed with generalized anxiety or (unipolar) depressive disorders in Suttur village, Karnataka, were treated with open-label fluoxetine (20-60 mg/day), sertraline (50-150 mg/day), escitalopram (10-20 mg/day), desvenlafaxine (50-150 mg/day), duloxetine (30-90 mg/day), amitriptyline (75-150 mg/day), or clomipramine (75-150 mg/day) in a structured, monotherapy dosing plan...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800978/modelling-landscape-dynamics-with-lst-in-protected-areas-of-western-ghats-karnataka
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T V Ramachandra, Setturu Bharath, Nimish Gupta
Forest ecosystems sustain biota on the earth as they are habitat to diverse biotic species, arrests soil erosion, play a crucial role in water cycle, sequester carbon, and helps in mitigating the impacts of global warming. Large scale land use land cover (LULC) change leading to deforestation is one of the drivers of global climate changes and alteration of biogeochemical cycles with significant consequences in ecosystem services and biodiversity. This has necessitated the investigation of LULC by mapping, monitoring and modelling spatio-temporal patterns and evaluating these in the context of human-environment interactions...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776358/comorbidities-and-related-factors-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-of-south-india-karnataka-rheumatoid-arthritis-comorbidity-krac-study
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S Chandrashekara, V Shobha, B G Dharmanand, R Jois, S Kumar, K M Mahendranath, V Haridas, S Prasad, Y Singh, M A Daware, A Swamy, R Subramanian, S A Somashekar, A M Shanthappa, K R Anupama
The aim was to study the prevalence of comorbidities in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients in everyday clinical practice and their association with disease-specific and demographic factors. The multi-center study recruited 3,247 (at 14 centers, and 265) were excluded due to incomplete data. The number of subjects considered for the analysis was 2982. The mean (┬▒standard deviation) age was 48.98┬▒12.64 years and the male-to-female ratio was 1:5. The data was collected based on a pre-structured pro forma by trained clinical research associates through interview and verification of charts and reports available in the patient records...
August 3, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770241/analysis-of-synonymous-codon-usage-bias-and-phylogeny-of-coat-protein-gene-in-banana-bract-mosaic-virus-isolates
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Atul B Patil, Vijayendra S Dalvi, Akhilesh A Mishra, Bal Krishna, Abdul Azeez
The banana is one of the world's most important livelihood crops. Banana plants are principally infected by four virus species, Banana bunchy top virus (genus Babuvirus), Cucumber mosaic virus (genus Cucumovirus), Banana streak virus (genus Badnavirus) and Banana bract mosaic virus (genus Potyvirus). The objective of this study is to understand the codon usage pattern and phylogeny of coat protein gene in different banana bract mosaic virus (BBrMV) isolates. The BBrMV Coat Protein (CP) gene was amplified from BBrMV infected banana plant samples collected from different districts of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, India...
June 2017: Virusdisease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770240/survey-symptomatology-transmission-host-range-and-characterization-of-begomovirus-associated-with-yellow-mosaic-disease-of-ridge-gourd-in-southern-india
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Chandrakant V Patil, S V Ramdas, U Premchand, K S Shankarappa
Ridge gourd is an important vegetable crop and is affected by several biotic and abiotic factors. Among the different biotic factors, ridge gourd yellow mosaic disease (RgYMD) is new emerging threat for the production of ridge gourd. The incidence of the RgYMD varied from 30 to 100% in southern India with highest disease incidence of 100% observed in Belagavi district of Karnataka state. The infected plants showed chlorosis, mosaic, cupping of leaves, blistering, reduction in leaf size and stunted growth. The varieties/hybrids grown in the farmer's fields were found to be susceptible to the disease...
June 2017: Virusdisease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768506/a-qualitative-exploration-of-cervical-and-breast-cancer-stigma-in-karnataka-india
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Laura Nyblade, Melissa Stockton, Sandra Travasso, Suneeta Krishnan
BACKGROUND: Breast and cervical cancer are two of the most common cancers among women worldwide and were the two leading causes of cancer related death for women in India in 2013. While it is recognized that psychosocial and cultural factors influence access to education, prevention, screening and treatment, the role of stigma related to these two cancers has received limited attention. METHODS: Two qualitative exploratory studies. One focusing on cervical cancer, the other on breast cancer, were conducted in Karnataka, India using in-depth interviews and focus group discussions...
August 2, 2017: BMC Women's Health
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