Analysis of the Risk Factors Predisposing to Fungal, Bacterial & Acanthamoeba Keratitis in South India (Report)

Analysis of the Risk Factors Predisposing to Fungal, Bacterial & Acanthamoeba Keratitis in South India (Report)

Corneal diseases, especially infective keratitis, are a major cause of vision loss and blindness second only to cataract (1). A study from south India reported that the incidence of corneal infections in India is almost 10 times that reported in the United States (2). This is likely to be the case in other developing countries […]

The Predisposing Factors, Biological Markers, Neuroimaging Techniques and Medical Complications Associated with Alzheimer's Disease (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Disease/Disorder Overview)

The Predisposing Factors, Biological Markers, Neuroimaging Techniques and Medical Complications Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Disease/Disorder Overview)

The concept and terminology of dementia is changing. There is a proposal in DSM-V which will be published in the next few years to eliminate the word “dementia” and “mild cognitive disorder” and replace the diagnoses with minor and major neurocognitive disorders. (1) Over time, practitioners have recognized that pure Alzheimer’s dementia is not as […]

Study of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Characteristics, Risk Factors and Outcome (Original Work) (Report)

Study of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Characteristics, Risk Factors and Outcome (Original Work) (Report)

INTRODUCTION Intensive care units have come to represent the most frequently identifiable source of nosocomial infections within the hospital, with the infection rates and rate of antimicrobial resistance several fold greater than the general hospital settings. Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is defined as nosocomial pneumonia in mechanically ventilated patients that develops more than 48 hours after […]

Prevalence & Risk Factors of Anaemia Among Women of Reproductive Age in Bursa, Turkey.

Prevalence & Risk Factors of Anaemia Among Women of Reproductive Age in Bursa, Turkey.

Background & objectives: The control of anaemia in women of childbearing age is essential to prevent low birth weight and perinatal and maternal mortality. The aim of this study was to determine the anaemia prevalence and risk factors in women of reproductive age group in Nilufer Public Health Training and Research Area, Bursa, Turkey. Methods: […]

Lost to Follow Up--Contributing Factors and Challenges in South African Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy (Original Articles)

Lost to Follow Up–Contributing Factors and Challenges in South African Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy (Original Articles)

Background. Patients who do not return for follow-up at clinics providing comprehensive HIV/AIDS care require special attention. This is particularly true where resources are limited and clinic loads are high. Themba Lethu Clinic at Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg is a facility supported by PEPFAR funding through Right to Care (Grant CA-574-A-00-02-00018); more than 800 […]