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Tobacco is the single largest risk factor for various diseases and its presence in the young heralds more serious problems as they may be exposed for longer periods. Prevalence and predictors of smoking among youth will aid in formulating effective preventive and control measures. A cross-sectional study was therefore conducted among 816 students selected(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to predict the number and trends of cancer cases for radiotherapy up to the year 2015 in Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal. METHODS A retrospective study was carried out on data retrieved from the radiotherapy treatment records of patients treated at Manipal Teaching Hospital between 28 September 2000 and 31(More)
BACKGROUND Smokeless tobacco is found to be as addictive and harmful as smoking but have not been explored into, especially among youth. OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to find the prevalence of tobacco chewing among college students in Nepal and the factors that have influence over their use. STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional study with a(More)
BACKGROUND The dedicated devices for blood irradiation are available only at a few centers in developing countries thus the irradiation remains a service with limited availability due to prohibitive cost. OBJECTIVE To implement a blood irradiation program at our center using linear accelerator. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study is performed detailing the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to describe utilization of radiotherapy and treatment compliance in the context of Nepal. METHODS A retrospective study was carried out on data collected from the radiotherapy treatment records of patients treated at Manipal Teaching Hospital (MTH), Pokhara, between 28 September 2000 and 30 May 2008. RESULTS In the(More)
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