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Current Status of HIV/AIDS in South Asia
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This review looks into many aspects of HIV infection in South Asia including country profiles with regard to infection, economic and psychological burden of illness and treatment issues in the South Asian context. Expand
HIV, poverty and women.
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The interactions of financial status and HIV and its implications for women are examined, including the impact of HIV in driving poverty and the role of women in interventional programmes. Expand
Awareness of breast cancer among adolescent girls in Colombo, Sri Lanka: a school based study
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There were significant deficiencies in knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding breast cancer among adolescent schoolgirls in the Colombo District of Sri Lanka, in particular, knowledge on breast self examination was poor. Expand
Primaquine in vivax malaria: an update and review on management issues
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This update and review focuses on five major aspects of primaquine use in treatment of vivax malaria, namely: evidence of efficacy of Primaquine for its current indications, potential hazards of its widespread use, critical analysis of reported resistance against primaquines containing regimens, and the potential for replacement of primquine with newer drugs. Expand
Work related complaints of neck, shoulder and arm among computer office workers: a cross-sectional evaluation of prevalence and risk factors in a developing country
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The prevalence of work-related CANS among computer office workers in Sri Lanka, a developing, South Asian country is high and comparable to prevalence in developed countries, and effective preventive strategies need to addressed. Expand
Symptoms of anxiety and depression in adolescent students; a perspective from Sri Lanka
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Cross sectional surveys to screen for symptoms of anxiety and depression among students aged 14 - 18 during school mental health programmes in Sri Lanka found students in classes facing barrier examinations at the end of the year had the highest positivity rates. Expand
Atypical manifestations of chikungunya infection.
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Atypical manifestations following chikungunya virus infection reported in the literature are described, categorized as neurological, cardiovascular, skin, ocular, renal and other manifestations. Expand
Diagnosis of Leptospirosis: Comparison between Microscopic Agglutination Test, IgM-ELISA and IgM Rapid Immunochromatography Test
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IgM-ELISA may be superior to MAT during the acute phase and suitable for early diagnosis of leptospirosis, and Leptocheck-WB is suitable as a rapid immunodiagnostic screening test for resource limited settings. Expand
Pharmacological management of tetanus: an evidence-based review
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This review concentrates on analyzing the current evidence on the pharmacological management of tetanus, and recommends the best evidence-based treatment strategies currently available to improve the outcome of patients. Expand
Management of yellow oleander poisoning
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Digoxin-specific antibody fragments remain the only proven therapy for yellow oleander poisoning and are effective in reverting life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias in patients with severe poisoning. Expand
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