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Acute polymorphic psychotic disorder: diagnostic stability over 3 years
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Acute polymorphic psychotic disorder without symptoms of schizophrenia (APPD) in ICD‐10 is unique in many characteristics and the diagnostic stability of APPD over 3 years is investigated. Expand
Effect of indoor air pollution on the respiratory system of women using different fuels for cooking in an urban slum of Pondicherry.
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Predicted pulmonary functions using multiple regression equations, derived from the data set of the present study, indicated that women using biofuels were more liable to have reduced pulmonary functions than women using kerosene or LPG. Expand
Community-based Randomized Controlled Trial of Non-pharmacological Interventions in Prevention and Control of Hypertension among Young Adults
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Physical exercise, salt intake reduction, and yoga are effective non-pharmacological interventions in significantly reducing BP among young hypertensives and pre-hypertensives, and can therefore be positively recommended for hypertensive patients. Expand
Tracking of Blood Pressure Among Adolescents and Young Adults in an Urban Slum of Puducherry
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Baseline BP was the significant predictor of current BP for the entire cohort; BMI and salt intake were significant predictors only in certain sections of the study cohort. Expand
Effect of fast and slow pranayama practice on cognitive functions in healthy volunteers.
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Executive functions, PSS and reaction time improved significantly in both fast and slow pranayama groups, except reverse digit span, which showed an improvement only in fast pranaysama group. Expand
Quality of life in psoriasis: a study from south India.
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The present study provides compelling evidence that psoriasis affects the quality of life, and it highlights the importance of adopting a multidimensional assessment of Psoriasis. Expand
Psychiatric and personality disorders in survivors following their first suicide attempt
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A significant proportion of patients (52..8%) did not suffer from any identifiable ICD- 10 psychiatric disorder and only 7 % qualified for a diagnosis of personality disorder. Expand
Key Predictors of High Blood Pressure and Hypertension among Adolescents : A Simple Prescription for Prevention
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BMI and higher salt intake emerged as independent predictors by multivariate analysis of blood pressure levels and prevalence of hypertension among adolescents and were confirmed by the case control study. Expand
Epidemiological and Clinical Profile of Hospitalized Children with Moderate and Severe Acute Malnutrition in South India
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Mother’ education, pre-lacteal feeds and co-morbidities were found to be independent determinants for malnutrition in the present patient population, indicating the need towards a targeted approach for modifying these factors. Expand
Effect of fast and slow pranayama on perceived stress and cardiovascular parameters in young health-care students
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This study demonstrates that both types of pranayama practice are beneficial in reducing PSS in the healthy subjects but beneficial effect on cardiovascular parameters occurred only after practicing slow pranayaama. Expand
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