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 […]

Snakebite: Admissions at a Tertiary Health Care Centre in Maharashtra, India (Original Articles) (Report)

Snakebite: Admissions at a Tertiary Health Care Centre in Maharashtra, India (Original Articles) (Report)

Snakes are found all over the world except in the Arctic, New Zealand and Ireland, and are more commonly distributed in temperate and tropical countries. (1) Snakes are most likely to bite human beings when they feel threatened, startled or provoked, and/or have no means of escape when cornered. Snakes are likely to approach residential […]

Potential for Nosocomial Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant (MDR) Tuberculosis in a South African Tertiary Hospital (Original Articles) (Report)

Potential for Nosocomial Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant (MDR) Tuberculosis in a South African Tertiary Hospital (Original Articles) (Report)

Tuberculosis (TB) is a major health problem in the Western Cape, with a rising incidence which now exceeds 900 per 100 000 population. (1) In this setting, nosocomial transmission of TB is a potential risk, particularly to HIV-infected or other immunocompromised patients. Nosocomial outbreaks of TB are usually noted initially because of increasing rates of […]