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 […]

HIV in Indian Prisons: Risk Behaviour, Prevalence, Prevention & Treatment (Report)

HIV in Indian Prisons: Risk Behaviour, Prevalence, Prevention & Treatment (Report)

In 2008, around 5 million people in Asia were living with HIV. India accounts for about half of these infections (1). Sentinel surveillance conducted by the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) shows that in the general population HIV prevalence is low (0.25-0.43%), but among high-risk groups, HIV prevalence is much more. In at least five […]

Risk of Hypoxia During Flexible Upper GI Endoscopy in Unsedated Patients of a Tertiary Care Public Sector Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan (Gastrointestinal) (Report)

Risk of Hypoxia During Flexible Upper GI Endoscopy in Unsedated Patients of a Tertiary Care Public Sector Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan (Gastrointestinal) (Report)

Byline: Asad Usman, Qaiser Jamal, Adeel-ur-Rehman Siddiqui, Shahzaib Pervez, Jahanzaib Pervez and Arfeen Durrani – Email: [email protected] ABSTRACT

Is the Western Cape at Risk of an Outbreak of Preventable Childhood Diseases? Lessons from an Evaluation of Routine Immunisation Coverage (Original ARTICLES)

Is the Western Cape at Risk of an Outbreak of Preventable Childhood Diseases? Lessons from an Evaluation of Routine Immunisation Coverage (Original ARTICLES)

Joanne Corrigall, David Coetzee, Neil Cameron Objective. To determine the routine immunisation coverage rates in children aged 12-23 months in the Western Cape.

High Risk Behaviours & Alcohol Dependence (Commentary) (Report)

High Risk Behaviours & Alcohol Dependence (Commentary) (Report)

In this issue, Poulose et al (1) report high-risk behaviour following alcohol use in patients admitted for treatment of alcohol dependence. The authors approached patients admitted for alcohol dependence syndrome and used the event analysis technique which involves inquiring about occurrence of high risk behaviour in temporal association with significant alcohol use as defined for […]