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Rabies is a communicable disease and a significant health hazard. Histopathological confirmation of the diagnosis depends on the demonstration of Negri bodies - characteristic intracytoplasmic inclusions. In cases where these are not seen, immunohistochemistry serves as a useful adjunct. After its establishment in the central nervous system, the rabies(More)
A study of the prevalence of major neurologic diseases will be carried out in a rural population near Ballabgarh. India, using the World Health Organization protocol for epidemiologic studies of neurologic disorders and other internationally standardized survey techniques, screening procedures, and diagnostic criteria. Before applying any protocol developed(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate why symptoms indicative of early-stage lung cancer (LC) were not presented to general practitioners (GPs) and how early symptoms might be better elicited within primary care. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS A qualitative cross-sectional interview study about symptoms and help-seeking in 20 patients from three south England(More)
BACKGROUND The natural history of bronchial preinvasive lesions and the risk of developing lung cancer in patients with these lesions are not clear. Previous studies have treated severe dysplasia and carcinoma in situ (CIS) on the assumption that most will progress to invasive carcinoma. AIMS To define the natural history of preinvasive lesions and assess(More)
Parasitic infections of the lung occur worldwide among both immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients and may affect the respiratory system in a variety of ways. This review provides an update on the presenting symptoms, signs, investigation and management of diseases affecting the lung caused by protozoa, nematodes and trematodes. The clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Participatory methods are increasingly used in international human development, but scientific evaluation of their efficacy versus a control group is rare. Working horses support families in impoverished communities. Lameness and limb abnormalities are highly prevalent in these animals and a cause for welfare concern. We aimed to stimulate and(More)
Empirically prescribed antimicrobial therapy (ceftazidime, colistin, amikacin, and metronidazole) was given for 96 hours and then replaced by gentamicin for 48 hours and amoxicillin for 3 weeks; clinical results were favorable. The isolate strain was analyzed by the Division of Bacterial Identification (Pasteur Institute, Paris, France). The 16S rRNA gene(More)
Rabies is a communicable disease that is almost always fatal. In its classic form, rabies is well recognized, but cases presenting with a paralytic illness mimic Landre's Guillain-Barre syndrome and in such cases the diagnosis remains in doubt. This problem is further compounded when the history of dogbite is not forthcoming. At autopsy rabies can be(More)
The Modified Early Warning System is a paper based system used in general wards of hospitals to monitor patients health during the duration of the patient stay. Using this system, patient deterioration/improvement can rapidly be detected so as to assist and alert healthcare providers. In this paper we describe a simplified MEWS device which assists(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have found the prevalence of lameness in working horses to be 90-100%. Risk factors for lameness in this important equine population, together with risk-reduction strategies adopted by their owners, are poorly understood. The objective was to uncover risk factors for lameness and limb abnormalities in working horses, by(More)
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