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 […]

Antibiotic Use for Febrile Illness in Rural Paediatric Population: Questions? (Correspondence)

Antibiotic Use for Febrile Illness in Rural Paediatric Population: Questions? (Correspondence)

Sir, Mathew et al (1) in their study have shown that 31 per cent of the study population were tested positive for the presence of antibiotic in urine and 90 per cent admitted that prior treatment was given for the same episode of fever. Only 34.5 per cent of the study population obtained the drugs […]

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 […]

A Study of Eosinophil Count in Nasal and Blood Smear in Allergic Respiratory Diseases in a Rural Setup (Original Work) (Report)

A Study of Eosinophil Count in Nasal and Blood Smear in Allergic Respiratory Diseases in a Rural Setup (Original Work) (Report)

INTRODUCTION Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) and asthma are two very common allergic diseases of the respiratory tract (1). The two have much in common as to age at onset, seasonal manifestations, and causation. Hay fever involves the mucosa, or lining of the upper respiratory tract only, whereas asthma is confined to the bronchial tubes of […]

Nutritional Status in Rural Adolescent Girls Residing at Hills of Garhwal in India (2009) (Original Work) (Report)

Nutritional Status in Rural Adolescent Girls Residing at Hills of Garhwal in India (2009) (Original Work) (Report)

INTRODUCTION Nutrition is a major component of human health and is a determinant of the quality of life, as inadequacy of it leads to health hazards and even mortality especially during the period of increased demand. Adolescence (10-19 years)–a period of transition between childhood and adulthood is a potential group in view of rapid growth […]

Free Muscle Flap Reconstructions Using Interpositional Vein Grafts Vs. Local Anastomosis: A 5-Year Experience at a Rural Tertiary Care Center (Scientific Article) (Clinical Report)

Free Muscle Flap Reconstructions Using Interpositional Vein Grafts Vs. Local Anastomosis: A 5-Year Experience at a Rural Tertiary Care Center (Scientific Article) (Clinical Report)

Introduction The primary goal in any patient is to return him or her to as normal a life as possible after repair of injury. The ability to cover tissue defects has greatly helped to fulfill this goal. The use of muscle, myocutaneous, fasciocutaneous, or bowel free flaps is well established as a means for reconstructing […]