Incidence and Associated Risk Factors of Birth Fractures in the Newborns (Clinical Report)

Incidence and Associated Risk Factors of Birth Fractures in the Newborns (Clinical Report)

Byline: Seyed Abdolhossein Mehdi Nasab – Email: [email protected], Sadri Vaziri, Hamid Reza Arti and Rouhollah Najafi Objective: The term of birth fracture (BF) is used to describe the skeletal fracture that newborns suffer during delivery and birth process. The aim of this study was to determine the types and incidence of BF in two teaching […]

HIV Prevalence and Incidence in People 50 Years and Older in Rural South Africa (Scientific Letters) (Letter to the Editor)

HIV Prevalence and Incidence in People 50 Years and Older in Rural South Africa (Scientific Letters) (Letter to the Editor)

To the Editor: Studies of HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa usually focus on the age group 15-49 years. (1) However, estimates of HIV prevalence in older people are required for health policy and planning. The health care and social needs of older HIV-infected individuals differ from younger people; e.g. because of different co-morbidities, (2) different […]

High Incidence of Zidovudine Induced Anaemia in HIV Infected Patients in Eastern India (Report)

High Incidence of Zidovudine Induced Anaemia in HIV Infected Patients in Eastern India (Report)

Availability of free antiretroviral drugs to HIV infected individuals in India and other countries has provided a new lease of life to these patients. However, resource constraints limit the national programme to use nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) like zidovudine (AZT) or stavudine (d4T) with lamivudine (3TC) and non nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTI) like […]

The Incidence and Clinical Presentation of Infantile Rotavirus Diarrhoea in Sierra Leone (Original Articles) (Report)

The Incidence and Clinical Presentation of Infantile Rotavirus Diarrhoea in Sierra Leone (Original Articles) (Report)

Rotaviruses occur widely among humans and many animal species throughout the world, and are important causes of gastroenteritis. Since their discovery over 30 years ago human rotaviruses have been shown to be the major cause of paediatric diarrhoeal disease morbidity and mortality. (1) The virus will have infected some 90% of children by the age […]

Females' Esophagus Cancer Incidence in Golestan Province, Iran (2004) (Brief Communication) (Clinical Report)

Females’ Esophagus Cancer Incidence in Golestan Province, Iran (2004) (Brief Communication) (Clinical Report)

ABSTRACT: Esophagus cancer is one of the most common cancers in women and therefore represents a major problem in public health. The main aim of this study was to find and describe province-specific estimates of incidence in females by age groups for esophagus cancer. The data used in this study were collected in a cancer […]

A Prospective Study of Risk Factor Profile & Incidence of Deep Venous Thrombosis Among Medically-Ill Hospitalized Patients at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Northern India (Report)

A Prospective Study of Risk Factor Profile & Incidence of Deep Venous Thrombosis Among Medically-Ill Hospitalized Patients at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Northern India (Report)

Venous thrombosis represents a spectrum of diseases that includes both deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (1). Often, DVT is not suspected clinically leading to significant diagnostic delays. Venous thrombosis results in considerable, but potentially preventable, morbidity and mortality among hospitalized patients. Most of the hospitalized patients have a high risk of DVT, and […]

Cancer Incidence in the Republic of Mauritius-5 Years Review 1997 to 2001 (Documentation)

Cancer Incidence in the Republic of Mauritius-5 Years Review 1997 to 2001 (Documentation)

ABSTRACT: 6484 new cases of cancer have been registered in Mauritius during 1997-2001 corresponding to Age-Standardized Incidence Rates (ASR world) of 99.9 per 100,000 in men and 121.1 per 100,000 in women. The commonest sites of cancer in men were colorectal cancer (9.5%) followed closely by oral cavity & pharynx (9.4%) and prostate (8.8%). In […]