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Hypertension is one of the major causes of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Community based studies in the rural areas of Tamil Nadu on the prevalence of hypertension and its associated risk factors are scarce. A cross-sectional study was undertaken among a sample of 406 individuals (45-60 years) selected by the standard 30 cluster systematic random(More)
The objective of the study was to identify reasons why women declined participation in a pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) comparing tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) under general anaesthetic (GA) with single incision sling (SIS) under local anaesthetic (LA). These data would inform the design of a larger trial to improve patient recruitment. This was(More)
BACKGROUND Pelvic organ prolapse is common, with some degree of prolapse seen in up to 50% of parous women in a clinic setting, although many are asymptomatic. The use of pessaries (a passive mechanical device designed to support the vagina) to treat prolapse is very common, and up to 77% of clinicians use pessaries for the first line management of(More)
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) adversely affect sexual function in women. Comparative studies of the two subgroups are few and results are conflicting. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of POP and SUI on the sexual function of women undergoing surgery for these conditions. The study population comprised women(More)
The treatment of type 2 diabetes is a challenging problem. Most subjects with type 2 diabetes have progression of beta cell failure necessitating the addition of multiple antidiabetic agents and eventually use of insulin. Intensification of insulin leads to weight gain and increased risk of hypoglycemia. Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are(More)
Bulkamid® is a periurethral bulking agent used to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Manufacturers describe it as nontoxic, nonbiodegradable and biocompatible. Periurethral abscesses are one of the known complications of bulking agents. We present the first reported case of periurethral abscess following Bulkamid® injection. The woman had previously(More)
PURPOSE The performance of NHS U.K. hospitals is under continuous scrutiny as they are constantly under pressure to perform well. A recent document published by an independent body has recommended a host of clinical indicators to assess non-financial performance of hospitals. This study aims to critically analyse the performance of a single U.K. hospital(More)
In the old age, few people need special care if they are suffering from specific diseases as they can get stroke while they are in normal life routine. Also patients of any age, who are not able to walk, need to be taken care of personally but for this, either they have to be in hospital or someone like nurse should be with them for better care. This is(More)