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Nath B.,VCSGGMS and RI | Midha T.,Government Medical College | Kumari R.,AIIMS | Gupta S.,GGSMC
Indian Journal of Community Health | Year: 2014

Background: Knowledge regarding Influenza A (H1N1) and its transmission and measures of prevention and control are important for individual protection as well as to contain the spread of the disease. Objective: To study the knowledge, attitude and practice regarding Influenza A (H1N1) among senior secondary school students of Kanpur. Study Design: A cross-sectional, questionnaire-based study. Material and Methods: This study was conducted among students of Class XI and XII of a leading private school in Kanpur. All the students present in the class at the time of the survey were included in the study. Results: Of the 483 students included in the study, 208 (43.1%) knew that it was a viral disease. Of all the students, 303 (62.7%) knew about the mode of transmission. Around 336 (69.6%) of the students knew that fever >38°C was a major symptom. Less commonly occurring symptoms such as diarrhoea (20.9%) and vomiting (14.3%) were known to few students. Conclusion: Knowledge regarding Influenza A (H1N1) needs to be enhanced among senior secondary school students through appropriate awareness programs. © 2014, INDIAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY HEALTH. All rights reserved.

Nath B.,VCSGGMS and RI | Kumari R.,AIIMS | Tripathi A.,VCSGGMS and RI | Midha T.,Government Medical College
Indian Journal of Tuberculosis | Year: 2015

Background: In 2013, an estimated 9.0 million people developed TB and 1.5 million died from the disease. India has achieved the target of a case detection rate of 70% and a cure rate of 85% through the nationwide Directly Observed Treatment Short Course (DOTS) strategy. Tuberculosis may generate residual lesions in the course of its pathology, which impair the functionality of the patient even after achieving "cure" or "treatment completion". Aims: To assess the presence of symptoms and functionality of tuberculosis patients who had completed the treatment or had been declared as cured under Revised National Tuberculosis Programme (RNTCP). Methods: The present study was a cross sectional study. It was conducted in the two Tuberculosis Units (TUs) of Rudraprayag and Pauri in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand among the people who had completed treatment under DOTS or had been declared as cured under RNTCP in last one year. Results: Even at the completion of the treatment about 37% had cough, 25% had expectoration, 6% had hemoptysis, more than 50% had chest pain and 65% had breathlessness. The mean distance walked by the participants in six minutes was 363.5 ± 58.2mwith a range of 245e490 m. Conclusions: The persistence of symptoms indicate that the functionality of DOTS cured patients remains compromised even after days and months of treatment completion, thereby necessitating measures for the improvement of the overall health of the patients rather than just the microbiological cure. © 2015 Tuberculosis Association of India. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Pant N.K.,Government Medical College | Singh A.,VCSGGMS and RI | Kumar D.,Delhi State Cancer Institute | Pandey H.,Government Medical College
ecancermedicalscience | Year: 2012

A phyllodes tumour of the breast converting to fibrosarcoma of the breast is a rare entity. Prognosis of fibrosarcoma of the breast is poor and the role of various treatment modalities is not clearly defined due to the rarity of the disease. One such case, which was treated successfully with a combination of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, is presented here. © the authors; licensee ecancermedicalscience.

Pathania M.,VCSGGMS and RI | Dutt H.K.,Kannur Medical College | Gogoi J.B.,Srikot | Rathaur V.,Srikot | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research | Year: 2016

Introduction: Diabetes is a major public health problem which needs to be addressed with outmost planning in resource poor settings. Good glycaemic control and medication adherence patterns can play an important role in reducing disease related complications thereby reducing morbidity and mortality among diabetics. Disease specific camps can act as a stepping stone in providing limited care to the patients. Aim: The study was planned to study the impact of diabetes camp on glycaemic control and adherence to antidiabetic medication among diabetic patients at a Government Teaching Hospital, Srinagar, Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study using a medication adherence questionnaire collected from the patients participating in diabetic camps and measuring their HbA1C levels before and after the camps along with spreading awareness about the disease. Two diabetes awareness camps were organized, three month apart and the participants were imparted knowledge about the disease. A total of 50 patients with type 2 DM who had self reported history of diabetes and were on some form of oral anti diabetics confirmed by their prescriptions. The patients were called for monthly follow up in outpatient department. A six question preformed questionnaire – the Girerd’s instrument was used to assess the level of adherence to the prescribed anti-diabetic drugs in 50 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, their HbA1C levels were estimated and the results were analysed using standard statistical methods. Results: A total of 50 type 2 diabetic, 48 were studied comprising 23 (47.9%) women and 25 (52.1%) men with a mean age of 57.43 years. The average duration of diabetes among participants was 7.02 years. Poor medication adherence score was recorded in 27 participants and only 7 participants had good adherence to medication before the camp. After the camp, 19 participants had good adherence and 7 had poor medication adherence scores. As a result of improved adherence, improvement in glycaemic control was noticed by a decrease of 0.5 units in the mean HbA1C value by the end of the study. Conclusion: The results clearly showed that group intervention in the form of camp combined with monthly follow-ups could improve adherence as well as glycaemic control at a government teaching hospital in a resource poor setting. This could also involve and encourage society as well as young trainees to participate collectively in the care of diabetics. © 2016, Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. All rights reserved.

Pathania M.,VCSGGMS and RI | Rathaur V.K.,VCSGGMS and RI | Yadav N.,Intern Inc. | Jayara A.,Intern Inc. | Chaturvedi A.,VCSGGMS and RI
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research | Year: 2013

Aims: This study aims at assessing the predictive value of random urine A:C ratio as a screening method for Micro-albuminuria assessment in DM patients as compared to 24 hours urine albumin. Settings and Design: A cross sectional observational study was conducted at a tertiary care centre. One hundred ninty three patients diagnosed with DM were enrolled in the study but 14 participants didn't turn up with 24 hours urine sample. Thus, 179 people actually participated in the study. Material and Methods: All DM patients who attended Out Patient Departments (OPDs) and In Patient Departments (IPDs) of Medicine, Surgery and Orthopaedics, were enrolled. Proper history about development and duration of DM was taken from the patients. Examination in the form of height and weight measurement to know Body Mass Index (BMI), the Waist: Hip Ratio (W:H ratio) calculated from waist and hip circumference and blood pressure measurement was done. Fasting blood sugar was measured in the study group. [Urine analysis was done for urinary albumin and urinary creatinine]. Two urine samples were collected from each participant; one, 24 hours sample and the other random urine sample. 24 hours urine samples were used to measure urinary albumin concentration while urinary albumin to creatinine ratio was measured from random urine sample. Statistical analysis used: SPSS 17. R esults: Twenty four hours RUA:C ratio has very good sensitivity and specificity of Sensitivity and specificity of 84.9% and 95.8% respectively,which makes it a better alternative to 24 hours UAC. Negative and positive predictive values of RUA:C ratio method are 0.93 and 0.090 respectively with false negative and false positive rates, 15.1% and 4.2 % respectively. C onclusion: Twenty four hours UAC is considered gold standard for screening of Micro-albuminuria but is cumbersome to collect 24 hours urine sample especially in OPD setup and in female patients. This leads to loss of compliance thereby preventing early diagnosis of diabetic nephropathy. This problem is more impracticable in hilly regions of India. By using random urine sample for screening of Micro-albuminuria in the form of RUA: C in random urine sample that correlates well with 24 hours UAC in 24 hours urine sample, is easier and more practical in Indian scenario especially in diabetics residing in hills.

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