Puneet Misra

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OBJECTIVE To study the prevalence and medium term outcome of subclinical rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in India. DESIGN Cross sectional echocardiographic screening study. SETTING School children aged 5-15 years living in rural areas of north India. PATIENTS A cross sectional echocardiographic screening study was carried out among 6270 randomly(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the extent of problem of diabetes in rural India based on review of available literature and examine the secular trends over a period of 15 years i.e. from 1994 to 2009. METHODS A systematic search was performed using electronic as well as manual methods. Studies providing details of sample size, age group of participants, criteria(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the burden of diabetes mellitus and pre-diabetes in tribal populations of India. METHODS The authors reviewed studies from 2000 to 2011 that documented the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in various tribal populations of India. The search was performed using electronic and manual methods. Meta-analysis of data on point prevalence was(More)
OBJECTIVES Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the most important cause of death amongst middle-aged Indian women. To determine prevalence of CVD risk factors and their determinants we performed a nationwide study. METHODS Population based studies amongst women 35-70 years were performed in four urban and five rural locations in India. Location based(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the determinants of neonatal mortality. STUDY DESIGN Nested case-control study. STUDY SETTING 28 villages under the intensive field practice area of Comprehensive Rural Health Services Project, Ballabgarh, Haryana serving a population of 87,016, as on 31st December 2009. The study period was from 2005 to 2009. METHODS The data(More)
BACKGROUND There has been an increase in institutional delivery rates in India in the recent years. However, in areas with high institutional delivery rates, most deliveries (>50%) occur in private institutions rather than in government facilities where zero expense delivery services are being provided. AIM This study aimed to understand, from the(More)
BACKGROUND Present study is a systematic review conducted to establish a quantitative association between acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) and low birthweight (LBW) attributable to Indoor air pollution (IAP) in under-5 children. MATERIALS AND METHODS Total of 24 articles for ALRI in under-5 and seven articles for LBW were included in this review.(More)
BACKGROUND With the on-going epidemiological transition, information on the pattern of mortality is important for health planning. Verbal autopsy (VA) is an established tool to ascertain the cause of death in areas where routine registration systems are incomplete or inaccurate. We estimated cause-specific mortality rates in rural adult population of 28(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES There is poor knowledge and behaviors regarding chronic diseases related nutritional and lifestyle factors among women in low income countries. To evaluate efficacy of a multilevel population-based intervention in improving knowledge and practices for related factors we performed a study in India. METHODS Population based study(More)