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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)
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 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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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. It being a cost intensive disorder poses a significant economic burden to the country. Aims and Objectives. The study was conducted among the persons with(More)
Transgender (TG) people experience a gender identity that is different from their anatomical sex. For their high-risk sex behavior, they are important group for targeted intervention of HIV/AIDS. The objective of the study was to find the sexual behavior of TG people and to assess few aspects of their vulnerability to HIV/AIDS. This cross-sectional survey(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)