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Sinha S.,Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research | Upadhyay R.P.,Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital | Tripathy J.P.,Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research | Patro B.K.,Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research
Journal of Tropical Pediatrics | Year: 2013

Background: Antenatal care is an important pillar of safe motherhood initiative and is essential to reduce maternal as well as neonatal morbidity and mortality. The study aimed to explore whether women availing antenatal care are more likely to go for an institutional delivery. Methods: The study area was an urban resettlement colony located in Chandigarh. The antenatal records, at Urban Health Clinic, from January 2010 to December 2010 were analyzed. The information on the place of delivery was collected by the health workers during routine post-natal care visits. Results: The records of 332 pregnant females were analyzed. Majority had an institutional delivery (75.9%). Women with higher education (i.e. more than secondary school) and those with first pregnancy preferred institutional delivery compared to those who were illiterate and multigravid respectively. Conclusion: There is a need to understand the societal and familial dynamics that influence the choice of the place of delivery. © The Author [2012]. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. Source

Yadav D.K.,Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital
BMJ case reports | Year: 2013

Haemangiomas are the most common tumours of infancy and early childhood. They are usually present in the neonate in the first 2 weeks of life. Haemangioma usually involves the head and neck area but less commonly involves the lumbosacral and perineal areas. Involvement of lumbosacral, perineal and other areas with associated anomalies are very rare. We present a neonatal case with extensive superficial haemangioma from the perineum to the neck along with multiple congenital anomalies. Source

Khokhar A.,Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital
Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention | Year: 2012

A cross-sectional study was conducted among nursing staff of a missionary hospital of Delhi in June 2009. All the nurses were invited to participate in the training programme on breast cancer and techniques of breast self examination (BSE). A questionnaire was administered to all 259 participants seeking information on their level of awareness regarding breast cancer and relevant screening guidelines. With the help of 5 training workshops all the nurses were imparted training regarding the most appropriate technique of doing breast self exams. The mean age of the participants was 35.8 years. Out of a total of 259 nursing staff members 77.2% correctly answered all the 10 questions regarding high risk factors for breast cancer and after the training programme this increased to 100% (p<0.05). Only 65.2% of the participants gave correct responses to all the 8 questions regarding correct technique of performing a BSE, which after the training programme increased to 99.3% (p<0.05). At the baseline only 56.8% knew all the three screening methods correctly and after the intervention 98.7% could correctly mark the responses regarding screening (p<0.05). The actual practice of following the screening guidelines amongst the nursing staff was poor. Only 26 (10.03%) had ever done a BSE, none performed it monthly, 58 (22.4%) had ever gone themselves for a CBE and 18 (6. 94%) had ever undergone mammography. Source

Gupta M.,Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital | Kharb V.,Pt Madan Mohan Malviya Hospital
Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine | Year: 2012

The Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome has been known to be associated with psychological abnormalities. However, hardly any case has been reported of suicide by an individual suffering from such syndrome, as per the author's knowledge. A 19 year old female was brought to Safdarjung hospital mortuary for post mortem examination. After eliciting a detailed history from the relatives of the deceased, going through the previous investigation reports and after post mortem examination it was confirmed that the deceased was suffering from MRKH syndrome. The mental stress associated with the diseased state resulted in the female committing suicide by ingesting some unknown substance. Emotional support forms the basis of treatment in such cases. Surgical treatment is also employed in some cases so as to help them lead normal sexual life. This paper deals with the pathology and psychological profile of the patient suffering from this syndrome and the therapeutic options that may be considered to ameliorate the stress associated with the disease. Source

Tiwari P.,Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital
Indian journal of public health | Year: 2010

The objective of present study was to determine the profile and antimicrobial sensitivity pattern of bacteria isolated from various cultures in a tertiary hospital in Delhi. Culture and sensitivity of all blood, urine, pus, and throat sample reports obtained from May 2006 to April 2007 were analyzed from the central microbiology laboratory register. Among 6918 sample reports analyzed, about half (46%) of them were positive. The most commonly bacteria isolated in 35% of positive blood and pus samples was vancomycin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus. Most common organism isolated in 54% of positive urine samples was imepenem-sensitive Escherichia coli. Source

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