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OBJECTIVE To evaluate a system for improving diabetes care in remote Indigenous communities. DESIGN Randomised, unblinded cluster trial over one year (1 March to 29 February 2000). PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING Primary healthcare staff in 21 primary healthcare centres in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area (NPA) Health Service District, north(More)
PROBLEM Inhabitants of Torres Strait Islands have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Australia and many preventable complications. In 1999, a one year randomised cluster trial showed improved diabetes care processes and reduced admissions to hospital when local indigenous health workers used registers, recall and reminder systems, and basic diabetes care(More)
The objective of this study is to evaluate contrast sensitivity function (CSF) after clear, yellow- and orange-tinted intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. This was a prospective randomized study of 98 patients with senile cataract for a period of 6 months from day 1 of August 2014 to day 31 of January 2015. After phacoemulsification, 33 patients were(More)
Adolescents are vulnerable targets of tobacco industry with all consequences of usage. Studies reveal that tobacco abuse is rising in this age group in India. A cross sectional survey was carried out in two coeducational high schools of Anandanagar village of Singur block, Hooghly district, West Bengal among 276 students of VIII-IX standard to study the(More)
BACKGROUND Domestic violence has serious impact on women's health and well-being. A nationwide survey conducted in India observed that 37.2% of women experienced violence after marriage. OBJECTIVES To assess the prevalence of domestic violence among the ever married women in reproductive age group and to find out the types of domestic violence and factors(More)
INTRODUCTION Neurological diseases are very important causes of prolonged morbidity and disability, leading to profound financial loss. Epilepsy is one of the most important neurological disorders Healthcare seeking by epilepsy patients is quite diverse and unique. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The study was conducted among the epilepsy patients, to assess their(More)
BACKGROUND Snake bite is a neglected public health problem in India. Very few community based epidemiological studies in India have been published so far on this issue. Most of the studies were carried out on hospital data. Previous community-based survey in the state revealed that only 22% snake bite victims attended hospitals. OBJECTIVES The objective(More)
Non-cirrhotic portal fibrosis (NCPF) is reported to be a very infrequent cause of portal hypertension (PHT) in paediatric population, but a number of cases of NCPF were found in the paediatric ward of NRS Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata which prompted us to do a study with objectives to find out the proportion of NCPF cases among the study population(More)
To compare aqueous angiogenic and inflammatory cytokine concentrations in different patterns of diabetic macular edema (DME) based on optical coherence tomography (OCT). This prospective study was conducted between July 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016, for 9 months. Aqueous samples were obtained from 52 consecutive DME patients and 16 controls. DME patients(More)
BACKGROUND Bancroftian filariasis is the second most common mosquito-borne disease in India. Government of India adopted mass-drug-administration (MDA) since 2004 for its elimination by 2015 AD. OBJECTIVE The aim was to assess the coverage, compliance, factors-related to noncompliance to MDA. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional survey of 1 week was(More)