The Relationship Between Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase Levels and Chronic Kidney Disease Among Appalachian Adults (Scientific Article) (Report)

The Relationship Between Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase Levels and Chronic Kidney Disease Among Appalachian Adults (Scientific Article) (Report)

Introduction Serum gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT), an enzyme responsible for extracellular catabolism of glutathione and a marker of oxidative stress (1) has been shown to be associated with diabetes mellitus (2) and hypertension, (3) which are considered to be independent risk factors for chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, few epidemiological studies have explored the independent relationship […]

Pulmonary Tuberculosis Among Health Care Workers at Two Designated DOTS Centers in Urban City of Ibadan, Nigeria (Report)

Pulmonary Tuberculosis Among Health Care Workers at Two Designated DOTS Centers in Urban City of Ibadan, Nigeria (Report)

The risk of transmitting Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis (TB) from infected patients to health care workers (HCWs) has been recognized for many years (1). The risk depends on the settings, occupation, patient population and effectiveness of the TB control measures (2). The World Health Organization (WHO) has proposed practical and low cost […]

Malaria Incidence Among Paramilitary Personnel in an Endemic Area of Tripura.

Malaria Incidence Among Paramilitary Personnel in an Endemic Area of Tripura.

Malaria continues to cause high rates of morbidity and mortality in India, and remains as a major public health concern in the country. There is an increasing trend in the proportion of Plasmodium falciparum infection in India during the last few decades and the parasite has become resistant to conventional drugs (1). The northeastern States […]