Veena G. Kamath

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BACKGROUND Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe, dehydrating diarrhea in children aged <5 years globally, with an estimated 25 million outpatient visits and 2 million hospitalizations attributable to rotavirus infections each year. The aim of this hospital-based surveillance was to summarize the local epidemiological and virological features of(More)
OBJECTIVE A study was conducted to develop and validate a screening model using risk scores to identify individuals at high risk for developing oral cancer in an Indian population. METHODS Life-course data collected from a multicentre case-control study in India were used. Interview was conducted to collect information on predictors limited to the time(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer being one of the leading cancers among women in developing countries, prevention or identification of the disease at an early stage is of paramount importance in saving as well as improving the quality of life. Breast health awareness appears to be a pragmatic method for this. OBJECTIVE To determine the acceptability and(More)
AIM To estimate the prevalence and study the socio-demographic correlates of type 2 diabetes among adults aged 30 years and above. SETTING AND DESIGN A cross-sectional community-based survey, among individuals of either sex, aged 30 years and above was carried out in the field practice area of a medical college. METHODS AND MATERIALS The study was(More)
BACKGROUND Change in socio-economic status and various health problems adversely affect an individual's way of life during old age. OBJECTIVES To study the health and social problems of the elderly and their attitude towards life. MATERIALS AND METHODS Descriptive study carried out in the Field practice area of the Department of Community Medicine in(More)
BACKGROUND Several reports of chloroquine treatment failure and resistance in Plasmodium vivax malaria from Southeast Asian countries have been published. Present study was undertaken to assess the efficacy of chloroquine-primaquine (CQ-PQ) combined regimen for the treatment of P. vivax malaria patients who were catered by the selected primary health(More)
Hypertension is a premier risk factor for cardiovascular disease which can be recognized if sought and treated effectively. Effective management of high blood pressure is possible when the magnitude of the problem is identified. So, a cross-sectional community based survey among 1,239 respondents aged ≥30 years was designed to estimate the prevalence and(More)
We report the validation of a new assay for typing single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that takes advantage of the 3'-to-5' exonuclease proofreading activity of many DNA polymerases. The assay uses one or more primers labeled on the 3' nucleotide base, and can be implemented in a variety of formats including a one-step PCR reaction that allows SNP typing(More)
BACKGROUND Adolescence is the most important and sensitive period of one's life [1] . According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee, adolescence is defined as the period between 10 and 19 years, the second decade of life. OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of an educational intervention program on knowledge of reproductive health(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is a disease condition that is highly prevalent in both developed and developing countries. Obesity accounts for 60% of cases of diabetes, 40% cases of hypertension and 20% of coronary heart disease and stroke. Although obesity is a silent killer in the third world countries, there is less focus on the problem, as the nations are still(More)