Nitin Mishra

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BACKGROUND Patients with mental health problems in the nonwestern world seek help from a variety of sources, such as the family physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, traditional faith-healers, or alternative medicine practitioners. Understanding the help-seeking behavior is important from the public health perspective. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two(More)
Opportunistic infections (OIs) are a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in patients living with HIV/AIDS. Data on the proper administration of prophylactic regimes for the prevention of OIs in such patients are scarce. A total of 205 confirmed HIV-infected patients were enrolled in the study from the inpatient wards and outpatient services. The(More)
Background. Psoriasis is associated with a high impact on health-related QoL (quality of life). PUVAsol has been successfully used for treating psoriasis instead of standard PUVA therapy in developing countries. However, data for PUVAsol therapy and its effect on QoL in psoriatic patients is meagre. Objective. To investigate the effect of PUVAsol on the(More)
BACKGROUND Isotretinoin has been used in combination with oral psoralen + UVA (PUVA) and narrowband UVB (NBUVB) for treating psoriasis, especially in women of child-bearing age. The efficacy of oral psoralen + sun exposure (PUVAsol) is comparable to that of PUVA. This study was planned to compare the efficacy of oral PUVAsol with that of the combination of(More)
Introduction. Topical application of local anesthetics is currently considered to be the easiest, most effective, and convenient way for treatment of patients who may be undergoing superficial dermatosurgical procedures. Materials and Methods. This study compares the anesthetic potential of 2.5% lidocaine and 2.5% prilocaine topical cream with 7% lignocaine(More)
Eske Aasvang Ricardo Z. Abdalla Jack Abrahamson David Adams Gina L. Adrales Mikko Ahtinen Marco Albán Jean-Henri Alexandre Bilal Alkhaffaf Rene Alvarez Rigoberto Alvarez Aurelia Miranda Alvarez Parviz K. Amid Richard Andrassy Georg Arlt Nick Armstrong Olivier Armstrong Jean-Pierre Arnaud Maurice Arregui Torsten Asmussen Robert Bailey Philip S. Barie(More)
INTRODUCTION Vitiligo is an acquired, idiopathic skin disease characterized by progressive loss of the inherited skin color. Vitiligo has a special significance to patients in our country because depigmentation is obvious on dark skin and due to the enormous stigma that the disease carries. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred vitiligo patients aged more(More)
CONTEXT Removal of impacted third molar is a procedure that is often associated with post-operative complications. The rate of complications is somewhat high because of its proximity to the vital structures. Inferior alveolar nerve paresthesia is one of the common complications of impacted their molar surgery. This is due to intimate relationship between(More)