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An epidemiological study of dementia in a rural community in Kerala, India.
TLDR
Dementia is an important cause of morbidity in the geriatric population in this community, where families take responsibility for the care of relatives with dementia. Expand
The Costs of Poor Health Habits
TLDR
The authors calculate the external costs, that is, the price individuals without these habits have to pay to subsidize those with unhealthy habits, and discover more than you care to know. Expand
Prevalence of dementia in an urban population in Kerala, India
TLDR
Investigation of the prevalence, psychosocial correlates and risk factors of various dementing disorders in an urban population in Kerala, southern India found family history of dementia was a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease and history of hypertension was arisk factor for vascular dementia. Expand
Spirituality and mental health
  • A. Verghese
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Indian journal of psychiatry
  • 1 October 2008
TLDR
Omega (di) substituted or alpha, omega disubstituted polymers may be synthesized using the unsaturated peroxides of the present invention using an epoxy functionality to the oligomer or polymer as well as an additional functionality. Expand
The Importance Of Being.
Good patient care is found not on a computer screen but in being truly present with patients.
Culture shock--patient as icon, icon as patient.
  • A. Verghese
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
  • 25 December 2008
Dr. Abraham Verghese discusses the problem with a “chart as surrogate for the patient” approach. He believes that if one eschews the skilled and repeated examination of the real patient, then tests,Expand
PREVALENCE OF PRIORITY PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS IN A RURAL AREA IN KERALA
TLDR
An increased prevalence rate has been observed among Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes, and an increased morbidity is noticed among the people belonging to the lower socioeconomic status. Expand
Bacterial Pneumonia in the Elderly
TLDR
Morbidity and mortality can be reduced by early appropriate antibiotic therapy directed by Gram stain, and the practice of antibiotic "shotgunning" of the elderly patient is to be avoided. Expand
Clinical and epidemiologic features of strongyloidiasis. A prospective study in rural Tennessee.
TLDR
Stool-positive patients were more likely to complain of abdominal bloating and have been treated with corticosteroids, cimetidine, and antacids, while infected patients had a higher incidence of eosinophilia and guaiac-positive stools. Expand
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