Evaluation of WHO Haemoglobin Colour Scale & Palmar Pallor for Screening of Anaemia Among Children (6-35 Months) in Rural Wardha, India.

Evaluation of WHO Haemoglobin Colour Scale & Palmar Pallor for Screening of Anaemia Among Children (6-35 Months) in Rural Wardha, India.

Background & objectives: Anaemia is a public health problem in India, particularly in women and children. Clinical diagnosis by health workers may be inaccurate. It is therefore important to evaluate simple methods for diagnosis of anaemia in rural set up with no or minimal laboratory facilities. We carried out this study to evaluate the performance […]

Evaluation of Risk Factors for Antituberculosis Treatment Induced Hepatotoxicity (Report)

Evaluation of Risk Factors for Antituberculosis Treatment Induced Hepatotoxicity (Report)

In 1993, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared tuberculosis (TB) to be a ‘global emergency’ with more than a third of the world’s population infected. Globally, 8.9 million new cases of TB occur annually, of which 1.8 million (20%) occur in India (1). Anti-TB chemotherapy containing isoniazid (H), rifampicin (R) and pyrazinamide (Z) has proved […]

Facts and Ideas from Anywhere (From the Editor) (Salt, Diet and Health: Neptune's Poisoned Chalice: The Origins of High Blood Pressure.) (Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, And Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults.) (Editorial)

Facts and Ideas from Anywhere (From the Editor) (Salt, Diet and Health: Neptune’s Poisoned Chalice: The Origins of High Blood Pressure.) (Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, And Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults.) (Editorial)

SALT AND BLOOD PRESSURE A number of years ago, I covered my food with a heavy dose of salt before taking a single bite. After a while, my blood pressure began to rise, and I considered how foolish I was to add salt to my food at the table. I stopped adding salt abruptly, and […]

Clinical Evaluation of a Herbal Formulation in Liver Disorders (Global Dispensary) (Report)

Clinical Evaluation of a Herbal Formulation in Liver Disorders (Global Dispensary) (Report)

Introduction The liver is the largest gland in the human body and performs a number of functions including glycogen storage, plasma protein synthesis and detoxification. Exposure to a wide variety of insults such as alcohol, drugs, chemicals, viruses and bacteria makes the liver one of the most frequently injured organs in the body. This leads […]

Evaluation of Conventional & Serological Methods for Rapid Diagnosis of Cryptococcosis.

Evaluation of Conventional & Serological Methods for Rapid Diagnosis of Cryptococcosis.

Background & objectives: Cryptococcosis is a chronic infective condition affecting the central nervous system. Unless diagnosed early and specific treatment instituted it can be fatal. There is an urgent need for a rapid and specific diagnostic tool for better management of the patients. Conventional methods such as culture and India ink are specific but cumbersome […]