George A. D’souza

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Integration of mobile phone technology into HIV care holds potential, particularly in resource-constrained settings. Clinic attendees in urban and rural South India were surveyed to ascertain usage of mobile phones and perceptions of their use as an adherence aid. Mobile phone ownership was high at 73%; 26% reported shared ownership. A high proportion (66%)(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Nicotine dependence is a widely prevalent and harmful chronic addictive disorder. Quitting tobacco use is however, uncommon in India. We present long-term treatment outcomes of out-patient, tobacco cessation treatments from a specialty clinic setting in southern India. METHODS Patients seen in a tobacco cessation clinic were(More)
S3 1. When should a diagnosis of asthma be considered? • A clinical diagnosis of asthma should be suspected in the presence of recurrent/episodic wheezing, breathlessness, cough, and/or chest tightness with no alternative explanation for these symptoms. (1A) • None of the symptoms and signs are specific for asthma. (UPP) • Absence of signs and symptoms at(More)
BACKGROUND Tobacco-attributable mortality in India is estimated to be at least 10%. Tobacco cessation is more likely to avert millions of deaths before 2050 than prevention of tobacco use initiation. OBJECTIVE To describe the clinico-epidemiological profile of attendees of a tobacco cessation clinic in a teaching hospital in Bangalore city. MATERIALS(More)
BACKGROUND Chylothorax is a rare complication of gastric adenocarcinoma and data on its identification, prevalence and outcomes are scant. OBJECTIVES To enable identification of gastric carcinoma as a cause of chylothorax. METHODS A case report and a systematic review were conducted of all reported cases of gastric adenocarcinoma with chylothorax as the(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Suppressed adrenal responses associated with inhaled steroid use have been reported in patients with bronchiectasis and have been shown to be associated with poor quality of life. This study was undertaken to examine the prevalence of suppressed cortisol responses in stable bronchiectasis and determine their correlation with the use(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic sclerosis is a generalized disorder of connective tissue affecting skin and internal organs. Lung involvement accounts for significant morbidity and is a leading cause of mortality in patients. OBJECTIVES This study intends to study the frequency of occurrence of pulmonary involvement in progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS) and to(More)
BACKGROUND Differentiating into transudate or exudate is the first step in the evaluation of effusions. Light's criteria is the standard but a significant number of transudates may not be differentiated based on these criteria. Acute phase proteins (APP) are present in plasma, which increase or decrease by about 25% during an acute inflammatory response.(More)
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