Bhaskarapillai Binukumar

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CONTEXT Tobacco consumption initiated during the adolescent period is a major contributor to the pathogenesis of fatal diseases in adulthood. Information on tobacco use and awareness regarding tobacco legislation and hazards among adolescents in rural Kerala is limited. AIMS To assess the prevalence of tobacco use among adolescent students in a rural(More)
AIM To estimate the prevalence of, and assess factors associated with, diabetes and prediabetes in three South Asian cities. METHODS Using a multi-stage cluster random sample representative of each city, 16,288 subjects aged ≥20 years (Chennai: 6906, Delhi: 5365 and Karachi: 4017) were recruited to the Centre for cArdio-metabolic Risk Reduction in(More)
India is experiencing an alarming rise in the burden of noncommunicable diseases, but data on the incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are sparse. Using the Center for Cardiometabolic Risk Reduction in South Asia surveillance study (a population-based survey of Delhi and Chennai, India) we estimated overall, and age-, sex-, city-, and diabetes-specific(More)
CONTEXT Studies have documented that nurses and other health care professionals are inadequately prepared to care for patients in chronic pain. Several reasons have been identified including inadequacies in nursing education, absence of curriculum content related to pain management, and attitudes and beliefs related to chronic pain. AIMS The objective of(More)
BACKGROUND Mobile phone technology is being used worldwide to improve follow-ups in health care. AIM Aim of the study is to evaluate whether the use of mobile technology will improve or not the follow-up of Indian patients from a community mental health center. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients or caregivers having mobile phones and consenting for study(More)
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