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BACKGROUND We aimed to identify the risk factors for epilepsy in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS This case-control retrospective study was carried out in the pediatric neurology outpatient service of the Trivandrum Medical College. All children (1-12 years) with epilepsy satisfying the selection criteria were included, after obtaining consent from(More)
BACKGROUND The association of the present Chikungunya pandemic with a mutation in the Chik virus is already established in many parts of the world, including Kerala. Kerala was one of the worst-affected states of India in the Chikungunya epidemic of 2006-2007. It is important to discuss the clinical features of patients affected by Chikungunya fever in the(More)
The main function of the protective devices in the power system is to detect and remove the selected faulty parts as fast as possible. Directional over current relays are commonly used for the protection of interconnected sub transmission systems, distribution systems, or as a secondary protection of transmission systems. For the systems having more than(More)
BACKGROUND The world is experiencing a pandemic of chikungunya which has swept across Indian Ocean and the Indian subcontinent. Kerala the southernmost state of India was affected by the chikungunya epidemic twice, first in 2006 and then in 2007. Kerala has got geography and climate which are highly favorable for the breeding of Aedes albopictus, the(More)
BACKGROUND Studies from Tamil Nadu, South India, have reported the world's highest suicide rates. As per official reports, Kerala, another South Indian state has the highest suicide rate among the major states in India. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this analysis is to estimate the rates and age-specific incidence of suicide in a rural community in Kerala,(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of gestational diabetes is on the rise. Understanding the various outcomes of it is necessary to face this challenge. OBJECTIVES To study the frequency of occurrence of various maternal and fetal outcomes among gestational diabetes patients. METHODS This is a retrospective cohort study conducted in rural Kerala, a southern(More)
Network coding (NC) makes content distribution more effective and easier in P2P content distribution network and reduces the burden of the original seeder. It generalizes traditional network routing by allowing the intermediate nodes to generate new coded packet by combining the received packets. The randomization introduced by network coding makes all(More)