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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 Wald and law in their landmark paper published in BMJ in 2003 hypothesized that the use of fixed dose combination of statins, beta blockers, angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor (ACE) inhibitor, and aspirin (Pollypill) may decrease cardiovascular disease by >80% if Pollypills are used as primary prevention. Many clinical trials were started to(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)
Maternal and child mortality rates, the targets for two of the eight Millennium Development Goals, remain unacceptably high in many countries. Some countries have made significant advances in reducing deaths in pregnancy, childbirth, and childhood at the national level. However, on a sub-national basis most countries show wide disparities in health indices(More)
51 inconclusive studies published in 14 Indian medical journals were analyzed for adequacy of power by post hoc power calculation. No study was found to be adequately powered (%80%) at small effect size, only 8 studies were adequately powered for medium effect size and 30 studies were adequately powered at large effect size.
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)
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)
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)