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Kerala University of Health science is a medical university in the city of Thrissur in Kerala, India. The university is located in 75 acres on the Government Medical College, Thrissur campus. The university was established on the basis of Kerala University Health Act 2010. There are 205 professional colleges affiliated to this university. Wikipedia.


Nair M.K.C.,Child Development Center | Nair M.K.C.,Kerala University of Health Sciences
Indian Journal of Practical Pediatrics | Year: 2015

Behavioural, emotional and mental health problems are widely prevalence among adolescents in India. Primary care physicians or pediatricians need to recognize and manage a majority of anxiety and depression problems among adolescents due to limited availability of psychiatrists or clinical psychologists. Anxiety disorders may be generalized anxiety disorders, phobias, panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, post traumatic stress disorders, etc. Depression in adolescent may be difficult to identify due to the normal behavioural variations associated with hormonal changes in this age group. It can manifest as low self-esteem, difficulty in establishing autonomy and suicidal ideation. Depression may be mistaken for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or may present with physical ailments. In the majority of children with depression, both psychotherapy and medication are required. Source


Jacob K.,Christian Medical College | Kallivayalil R.,Pushpagiri Institute of Medical science | Mallik A.,Burdwan Medical College | Gupta N.,Government Medical College and Hospital | And 5 more authors.
Indian Journal of Psychiatry | Year: 2013

The development of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-5 (DSM-5) has been an exhaustive and elaborate exercise involving the review of DSM-IV categories, identifying new evidence and ideas, field testing, and revising issues in order that it is based on the best available evidence. This report of the Task Force of the Indian Psychiatric Society examines the current draft of the DSM-5 and discusses the implications from an Indian perspective. It highlights the issues related to the use of universal categories applied across diverse cultures. It reiterates the evidence for mental disorders commonly seen in India. It emphasizes the need for caution when clinical categories useful to specialists are employed in the contexts of primary care and in community settings. While the DSM-5 is essentially for the membership of the American Psychiatric Association, its impact will be felt far beyond the boundaries of psychiatry and that of the United States of America. However, its atheoretical approach, despite its pretensions, pushes a purely biomedical agenda to the exclusion of other approaches to mental health and illness. Nevertheless, the DSM-5 should serve a gate-keeping function, which intends to set minimum standards. It is work in progress and will continue to evolve with the generation of new evidence. For the DSM-5 to be relevant and useful across the cultures and countries, it needs to be broad-based and consider social and cultural contexts, issues, and phenomena. The convergence and compatibility with International Classification of Diseases-11 is a worthy goal. While the phenomenal effort of the DSM-5 revision is commendable, psychiatry should continue to strive for a more holistic understanding of mental health, illness, and disease. Source


Vijayalakshmi R.,Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences | Anbazhagan S.,Kerala University of Health Sciences
Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology | Year: 2011

A simple, selective, accurate and precise RP-HPLC method has been developed for estimation of low content of Fenpiverinium bromide in their combined dosage form of Metamizole sodium and Pitofenone Hydrochloride of high content. The developed method uses Sodiumdihydrogenphosphate and Methanol (66:34%V/V) as the mobile phase with flow rate of 1ml/min at 210nm using supelcosil LC-CN column. The method was developed in terms of Linearity concentration range of 6.980-12.930 mcg/ml. For method validation, the Robustness results in range of 98.50 to 101.20% of satisfactorily results obtained. Mean recoveries of 100.23% with its RSD of 0.5% were achieved. © RJPT All right reserved. Source


Mohamed H.,Kerala University of Health Sciences
World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery | Year: 2012

Background: Sleeve gastrectomy is becoming increasingly popular within bariatric surgery. Initially introduced as a component of complex interventions and later as part of a two-stage operation in high-risk patients, the procedure is now more common as one-stage operation and subject of avid scientific discussion. However, the concept of longitudinal gastric resection is not new. The procedure was already established in ulcer surgery but soon faded into insignificance. This article aims to trace the historical development of resection of the greater curvature and review the current value of sleeve gastrectomy within the spectrum of bariatric surgical procedures. Materials and methods: Extensive review of literature of articles published in english language was conducted using the following search engines: Google, Yahoo, Medline, PubMed, Medscape, HighWire press and the SpringerLink library available at the World Laparoscopy Hospital, Gurgaon, India. Articles that matched the criteria were selected for review. Results: Six reviews and 90 articles were selected and reviewed and analyzed to reach the conclusions. Conclusion: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a safe and effective weight loss procedure. Resolution of comorbidity, health-related quality of life and food tolerance were comparable with that of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with lower incidence of complications comparable to gastric banding. However, there is need for standardization of the procedure and long-term results are yet to be analyzed. Source


Motagi M.V.,Kerala University of Health Sciences | Ranganath V.,Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research | Year: 2013

Aim: The classic variants in superior articular facets of atlas such as, variability in shape, presence of notch, constrictions, partial or complete separation of facets, and presence of pressure facets, have been reported to a limited extent in relation to ergonomics of cranio-vertebral joint. Objective: The objectives of the present study were to report the analyzed morphological features and metrical values of superior articular facets of the atlas. The morphological features which were included in this study were variability in shapes, constrictions and partial or complete separation of facets. The metrical measure included the surface area measurement of the facets. Material and Methods: This study was carried out on 50 (100 sides) dry atlas vertebrae from the Department of Anatomy, St John's Medical College, Bangalore, India. The superior articular facets were studied for the shape and symmetry, constrictions and partial or complete separation of facets. The surface area of the facets were measured by using IMAGEJ (Image processing and analysis in JAVA) tool, that was primarily designed to measure and analyze different metrics. Results: The mean surface area on the right side was 157.3 ± 29.02, and on the left side, it was 158.5 ± 24.85. Oval, irregular, kidney and figure of eight shapes were observed either on both sides or on one side. Bilateral constrictions of facets were seen in 58% of vertebrae. Bilateral, complete separations of facets were seen in 30% of vertebrae Conclusion: The observations of the present study are important to understand the ergonomics of the cranio-vertebral joint and they are helpful for academicians, neuro-surgeons, clinicians and radiologists in day to day clinical practice. Source

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