Angeline Neetha Radjou

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It is encouraging to see the much needed shift in the understanding and recognition of the concept of "burden of disease" in the context of traumatic injury. Equally important is understanding that the impact of trauma burden rivals that of nontraumatic morbidities. Subsequently, this paradigm shift reinstates the appeal for timely interventions as the(More)
BACKGROUND The geriatric health problems are related to chronic disease as a result of increasing life expectancy. OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to assess the health problems of the elderly in Puducherry. MATERIALS AND METHODS This cross-sectional study was carried out on 214 elderly persons from the age group of 60 years and above using a(More)
BACKGROUND Diaphragmatic injury is a global diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. OBJECTIVES The study was to identify the variations in the risk factors, diagnosis, management, and outcome between blunt and penetrating injuries of the diaphragm. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective study was conducted on patients who were diagnosed with injury to(More)
BACKGROUND The three pillars of a good trauma system are the prehospital care, definitive care, and rehabilitative services. The prehospital care is a critical component of the efforts to lower trauma mortality. OBJECTIVE To study the prehospital profile of patients who died due to trauma, compute the time taken to reach our facility, find the cause of(More)
BACKGROUND There is an alarming trend of injuries leading to poor outcome of victims in India. OBJECTIVE To study the profile of patients who died due to trauma and to identify factors involved in both pre-hospital and hospital care. MATERIALS AND METHODS A hospital-based study was performed at a trauma center in Puducherry from June 2009 to May 2010.(More)
Video Assisted Thoracoscopy (VATS) like any other minimal access surgery has the obvious advantage of less surgical insult, enabling quicker recovery with its attendant reduced hospital costs and earlier return to work. The benefit of earlier return to work is much more important in developing countries. Unfortunately minimal access surgery is yet to gain(More)
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