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OBJECTIVES To explore the effect of vitamin D supplementation in prevention of respiratory tract infections on the basis of published clinical trials. MATERIALS AND METHODS Clinical trials were searched from various electronic databases. Five clinical trials were suitable for inclusion. Outcome was events of respiratory tract infections in vitamin D group(More)
BACKGROUND Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 is focused on reducing maternal mortality and achieving universal access to reproductive health care. India has made extensive efforts to achieve MDG 5 and in some regions much progress has been achieved. Progress has been uneven and inequitable however, and many women still lack access to maternal and(More)
BACKGROUND Two decades after the launch of the Safe Motherhood campaign, India still accounts for at least a quarter of maternal death globally. Gujarat is one of the most economically developed states of India, but progress in the social sector has not been commensurate with economic growth. The purpose of this study was to use district-level data to gain(More)
The use of multicomputer clusters composed of cheap workstations connected by high-speed networks is common in modern high-performance computing. However, operating system research in such environments has lagged. Our research aims at enhancing the functionality of the operating system by providing management functions that allow dynamic resource sharing(More)
Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease prevalent mainly in developing countries and is associated with high case fatality. Antibiotics especially penicillin are the mainstay of treatment for a suspected or confirm case of leptospirosis but role of Penicillin has not been evaluated systematically in the light of current evidence. The present systematic review(More)
CONTEXT It is observed in studies done for western medical journals that insufficient information related to drug is usually provided in the drug advertisements published in them. AIMS As data for advertisements published in Indian Medical Journals were lacking, this study was designed with the aim of evaluating drug advertisements published in Indian(More)
BACKGROUND Mass drug administration (MDA) means once-in-a-year administration of diethyl carbamazine (DEC) tablet to all people (excluding children under 2 years, pregnant women and severely ill persons) in identified endemic areas. It aims at cessation of transmission of lymphatic filariasis. OBJECTIVE What has been the coverage and compliance of MDA in(More)
—A low doctor-to-patient ratio in rural areas of underdeveloped regions results in an inefficient and expensive delivery of healthcare. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) could play an important role in improving the efficiency and making healthcare more affordable. In this position paper, we present an architectural framework to use ICT(More)