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Neglected Tropical Diseases Vs Tuberculosis in HIV-A Cohort Study.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 May;66(5):102

Physician cum Nodal Officer, ART Center, District Hospital, Khagaria, Bihar.

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May 2018
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Pyelonephritis Due to Dual Infection in a Diabetic Patient.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 May;66(5):101

Professor, Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.

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May 2018
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Interstitial Lung Disease at High Altitude.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 May;66(5):99-100

Assistant Director of Medical Services, Apollo Hospitals Guwahati, Assam.

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Capsule Endoscopy.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 May;66(5):98

Professor of Medicine (Retd.), TN Medical College, Hon. Physician, Bhatia Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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An Unusual Sequelae of Uncomplicated Vivax Malaria.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 May;66(5):88-89

Professor, Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.

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Acquired Factor VII Deficiency in Association with Pyelonephritis.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 May;66(5):97-98

Junior Resident, SGRD-IMSAR, Sri Amritsar, Punjab.

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May 2018
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Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma of Larynx.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 May;66(5):92-94

Department of Pathology, Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital, Sangrur, Punjab (a unit of Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai).

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May 2018
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Polycythemia Rubra Vera Presenting as Unilateral Clubbing Due to Left Subclavian Artery Thrombosis.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 May;66(5):90-91

Professor, Govt. Medical College, Calicut, Kerala.

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May 2018
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Hot Cross Bun Sign - Multisystem Atrophy (Cerebellar Type).

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 May;66(5):87

Post Graduates in General Medicine, Govt. Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital, Salem, Tamil Nadu.

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May 2018
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Pseudohypotension.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 May;66(5):86

KGS Scan Centre, Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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Powering Precision in OAD Management from Diagnosis to Delivery.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 May;66(5):83-85

Medical Services, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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Pharmaco-invasive Therapy with Fibrinolytic Agents: A Potent Lifesaving Reperfusion Strategy in STEMI Patients in Metro Tier-I Cities in India.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 May;66(5):76-81

Abbott Health Care Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Background: Primary Sjogren's Syndrome (pSS) with Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis(HPP) whether an association or a different clinical subset needs review.

Aim: To generate a consensus on the importance of pharmaco-invasive therapy for STEMI patients when primary PCI cannot be expeditiously performed in metro and tier-I cities in India.

Methodology: A total of 8 expert panel groups comprising 48 experts from Cardiology specialty in India were convened. Read More

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May 2018
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Efficacy and Safety of Levocloperastine in the Treatment of Dry Cough: A Prospective Observational Study.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 May;66(5):71-75

Consultant - Chest Physician and Interventional Pulmonologist, Shanti Devi Clinic, Delhi.

Purpose/aim: To evaluate effectiveness and safety of Levocloperastine in the treatment of dry cough in adult Indian patients.

Methods: In this prospective, observational study, patients aged 18-60 years, presenting with dry cough and prescribed with Levocloperastine at baseline or a day prior to enrolment, as per standard clinical practice, were recruited from 3 centers in India. The scores of cough severity (100 mm VAS), cough frequency since last 24 h (7-point Likert scale), sleep disruption due to night-time awakenings (10 cm VAS), quality of life (QoL) (Leicester Cough Questionnaire [LCQ]), and number of days for achieving minimal important difference (MID) in cough severity (17 mm improvement on VAS) were assessed from baseline to Day 14. Read More

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Clinical Profile of Primary Sjogrens Syndrome with Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 May;66(5):69-70

Chief and Consultant Rheumatologist, Center for Rheumatic Diseases, Pune, Maharashtra.

Introduction: Primary Sjogren's Syndrome (pSS) with Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis(HPP) whether an association or a different clinical subset needs review.

Methods: Cross-sectional retrospective study of subjects of Primary Sjogren's Syndrome with Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis(HPP) identified from database maintained at Centre For Rheumatic Diseases, Pune since 1996 with records of over 50000 patients. The diagnosis was clinical. Read More

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May 2018
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Clinical Study of Cardiac Autonomic Dysfunction and QT Dispersion in Newly Diagnosed HIV/AIDS Patients and its Correlation with CD4 Count.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 May;66(5):66-68

Professor Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College and Hospital, Ajmer, Rajasthan.

Objective: To evaluate the cardiac autonomic dysfunction and QT dispersion in newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS patients and to correlate the cardiac autonomic dysfunction with CD4 count.

Methods: It was a prospective study conducted on 50 patients (25 HIV positive without AIDS and 25 HIV with AIDS) and 50 healthy controls in the department of General Medicine, JLN Hospital, Ajmer. Autonomic function was assessed by Ewing battery of autonomic function tests and QT dispersion was calculated. Read More

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May 2018
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Evaluation of Febrile Thrombocytopenia Cases in a South Indian Tertiary Care Hospital.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 May;66(5):61-65

Emeritus Professor, The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University.

Objective: This study is aimed at analyzing the clinical symptomatology and hematological evaluation with an emphasis on platelet indices in relation to predicting the outcome of the febrile thrombocytopenic patients admitted in Coimbatore medical college hospital..

Methods: This is a prospective study involving 100 adult patients who presented to our hospital with fever and thrombocytopenia (platelet <1,50,000). Read More

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May 2018
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Cerebrospinal Fluid Lactate in Tubercular Meningitis: Diagnostic or Prognostic Marker.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 May;66(5):18-27

Junior Resident, Eras Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Background: Diagnosis of tubercular meningitis (TBM) continues to be a clinical challenge and available microbiological tests fail to attain the required accuracy standards. As a result, most guidelines for the diagnosis and management of TBM depend on clinical setting, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analyses including adenosine deaminase activity (ADA), and imaging to guide decisionmaking. Delay in diagnosis leads to high mortality and morbidity. Read More

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May 2018
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Prevalence and Clinical Correlates of Microalbuminuria in Patients with Essential Hypertension - A Tertiary Care Center Cross Sectional Study.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 May;66(5):30-35

Assistant professor, Department of Pathology Pt. B.D. Sharma.

Introduction: Albuminuria is predictor of target organ damage and worse cardiovascular outcomes. Microalbuminuria has been found in a large number of patients with essential hypertension. Aim of our study was to evaluate the frequency of microalbuminuria in essential hypertension and to study its correlation with severity of hypertension and target organ damage. Read More

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May 2018
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A Study of Prevalence of Peripheral Arterial Disease in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients in a Teaching Hospital.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 May;66(5):57-60

Junior Resident, Era Medical College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Introduction: Diabetes mellitus is a major health problem in India as also the world. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a known complication of diabetes which is relatively less commonly studied in comparison to other complications. The present study was undertaken to study the prevalence of PAD in diabetic patients in a teaching hospital. Read More

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Socio-demographic and Clinico-Epidemiological Study of Scrub Typhus in Two Tertiary Care Hospitals of Kolkata.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 May;66(5):22-25

Department of Medicine, VIMS, Kolkata, West Bengal.

Background And Aims : Scrub typhus is the commonest of the rickettsial diseases in India and is difficult to diagnose. Untreated cases have fatality rates of 30-45%. Eschar is present in 7-97% cases. Read More

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May 2018
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Prevalence and Clinical Use of Anti-Thyroid Antibodies in RA Patients: A Prospective Case-Control Study.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 May;66(5):14-17

Clinical Pharmacologist, Bangalore, Karnataka.

Aim: To evaluate the prevalence of anti-thyroid antibodies in a cohort of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients from south India and their clinical use.

Methods: A cross-sectional epidemiological study was conducted including 1217 patients aged more than 14 years with fever and thrombocytopenia admitted in the medical wards from October 2013 to September 2014. Detailed clinical examination and routine investigations were done; specific investigations like blood culture, widal test, antigen test for malaria, IgM ELISA leptospira, IgM ELISA dengue, bone marrow aspiration/biopsy etc. Read More

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May 2018
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Hyponatremia in ICU.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 May;66(5):48-56

Professor and Head, Department of Medicine, LTM Medical College and General Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Background: :Hyponatremia is defined as serum sodium level <135 meq/L. It is the most common electrolyte abnormality seen in hospital admissions worldwide. The proportion is even higher in the ICU setting. Read More

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May 2018
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Serum IgE Level among Coir Workers with Asthma: A Hospital Based Descriptive Study from Alappuzha, Kerala.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 May;66(5):45-47

Associate Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Government TD Medical College, Alappuzha, Kerala.

Background: Coir industry provides a major share of occupation to the natives of Alappuzha district of Kerala State, South India. A significant proportion of workers in this industry have been found to have nasobronchial symptoms. A pilot study conducted in our institute, among coir workers revealed that more than 35% of coir workers suffered from nasobronchial allergy and it is directly proportional the years spent in the work field. Read More

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Thiopurine S-methyltransferase (TPMT) Mutation Prevalence and Myelosuppression Frequency in North Indian Patients with Autoimmune Disorders.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 May;66(5):39-44

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi.

Background: For many years, azathioprine and its active metabolite 6-merceptopurine are used as immunosuppressants for treatment of autoimmune disorders. However, azathioprine has low therapeutic index with myelosuppression as its predominant toxicity which is linked with thiopurine S-methyltransferase (TPMT) enzyme activity, which is involved in drug metabolism. TPMT activity is controlled by variants in TPMT gene. Read More

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May 2018
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Anaemia in Newly Diagnosed Patients of Rheumatoid Arthritis and its Correlation with Disease Activity.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 May;66(5):26-29

Senior Professor, Department of Medicine, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Method: Fifty nine patients of RA fulfilling 2010 ACR/EULAR criteria of RA having disease duration less than two years were included in the study. Haemoglobin (Hb) levels were measured. Disease activity was assessed by DAS-28 score. Read More

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Factors for Severe Outcome in Scrub Typhus: A Hospital Based Study in Sub Himalayan Region.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 May;66(5):36-38

Professor, Department of Microbiology, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

Background: Scrub typhus is a re-emerging zoonotic rickettsial infection. Mortality is approximately 15% in some areas due to missed or delayed diagnosis. There had been only few studies on the markers for the severity of the disease, so this study has been planned to provide the knowledge regarding various aspects of scrub typhus in adult age group to detect early signs of severity . Read More

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May 2018
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Thyroid Dysfunction and Systemic Rheumatic Diseases.

Authors:
Yojana Gokhale

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 May;66(5):11-13

Professor of Medicine, In-Charge of Rheumatology, Lokmanya Tilak Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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Digitised Allen's Test.

Authors:
Om Prakash

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 Apr;66(4):93

Emeritus Consultant, St. Marthas Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka.

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Diagnostic Dilemma: Guillain Barre syndrome with brisk reflexes.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 Apr;66(4):93

Assistant Professor, Ims, Bhu, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

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April 2018
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Indian College of Physicians (ICP) Position Statement on Pharmacovigilance.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 Apr;66(4):91-92

M. Pharm Research Scholar-Hospital Pharmacy, DIPSAR, New Delhi 110017.

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Eradicating Filariasis.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 Apr;66(4):88-90

Professor of Medicine (Retd.), TN Medical College, Hon. Physician, Bhatia Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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April 2018
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Dabigatran - the First Approved DTI for SPAF.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 Apr;66(4):85-87

Director, Cath Lab, Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune, Maharashtra.

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is commonly occurring arrhythmia in clinical practice. AF is easy to recognize but difficult to treat. Stroke is the most devastating complication of AF and is associated with a huge disease burden on the society. Read More

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A Patient of Tumour Induced Osteomalacia Undiagnosed for 11 years.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 Apr;66(4):81-84

Concultant Histopathologist (Raheja Hospital), Dr. Gokhale's Clinic and Arthritis Center, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

We report a 45 years old woman, bedridden due to severe bone pain, back pain, multiple spontaneous fractures over 10 years. She had low serum Phosphates. We detected a swelling in her right groin and suspected tumour induced osteomalacia. Read More

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Protean Neurological Manifestations in Chikungunya.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 Apr;66(4):79-80

Associate Professor of Biochemistry, PGIMER, Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi.

Unplanned urbanization and secondary migration has caused increased spurt in arboviral diseases especially Dengue and Chikungunya. With this exponential rise in these illness, now we are beginning to notice uncommon presentations of these common illnesses. Here we present two interesting cases: one of paraparesis and another of quadriparesis with respiratory involvement secondary to Chikungunya, although the mechanism in one is hypokalemia and the other is GBS secondary to Chikungunya. Read More

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April 2018
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Central Neurocytoma - A Rare Brain Tumor.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 Apr;66(4):77-78

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Saifee Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Central neurocytoma are rare, slow growing, intraventricular tumors of neuronal origin, typically located in the lateral ventricles, near the Foramen of Monroe with characteristic imaging features. They generally occur in young age with favorable prognosis. With clinical, histological and immunohistochemical background, we report a case of central neurocytoma. Read More

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April 2018
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Multisystem Involvement of Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 Apr;66(4):75-76

Professor, Dept of Pulmonary Medicine, DY Patil University School of Medicine, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Langerhans cell histiocytosis presents with involvement of skin, bone and lungs. We discuss this case of breast LCH who developed pulmonary cystic lesions leading to bilateral pneumothoraces. PET scan showed involvement of thyroid and marrow involvement. Read More

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April 2018
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Concurrent Intramedullary and Intracranial Tuberculomass.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 Apr;66(4):72-74

Senior Resident Neurosurgery, N.S.C.B. Medical College, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.

Tuberculosis of the central nervous system (CNS) is well known. CNS involvement can occur in the form of tubercular meningitis (TBM), tuberculous vasculitis, tuberculoma and rarely brain abscess. Tubercular granulomas generally solitary and occur in the brain but they may be multiple and involve other areas such as spinal cord, epidural space and subdural space also. Read More

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April 2018
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Hamman's Syndrome - in Young Asthmatic Female.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 Apr;66(4):70-72

Post Graduate Student, Department of General Medicine, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka.

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A Rare Survival in Celphos Poisoning.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 Apr;66(4):68-69

Professor of Medicine, Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

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April 2018
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Guillain-Barre Syndrome as Presenting Feature in a Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 Apr;66(4):67-68

Assistant Professor, Seth GSMC and KEMH, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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April 2018
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White Powder Over Palm: An Unusual Presentation of Hyperuricemia in Polyarticular Gout.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 Apr;66(4):62

Consultant, Apex Hospital, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan.

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April 2018
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Cutaneous Lymphangiectasia of Genitalia: A Rare Occurrence.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 Apr;66(4):60

Senior Resident, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Government Medical College, Kota, Rajasthan.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Ophthalmic Disorders-Clinical Implications.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 Apr;66(4):55-59

Ophthalmic and Vitreo-retinal Surgeon, Shivam Eye Foundation, Navi Mumbai.

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April 2018
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Methanol Poisoning.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 Apr;66(4):47-50

Dean, B.J. Govt. Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra.

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In a country with limited resources like India, inferior vena caval diameter, as a surrogate marker of congestion, may prove to be a cost effective way in predicting and prognosticating patients with heart failure.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 Apr;66(4):43-46

Dr. Mehta's Clinic, Delhi.

Objectives: To determine the prevalence of hyperuricemia (HU) in patients with hypertension (HTN) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in the Indian setting.

Methods: A retrospective analysis of patients undergoing screening for HU in health clinics across India between April to May 2017 was carried out. Data regarding demographics, history of T2DM and HTN and uric acid levels (easy touch uric acid monitoring system) were recorded during the program. Read More

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April 2018
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Prognostic Significance of Inferior Vena Caval Diameter in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 Apr;66(4):40-42

Assistant Professor, College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal.

Background: Heart failure is a major public health problem with rising prevalence and accounts for a substantial number of OPD and emergency visits. Despite advances in pharmacotherapy and various devices being added to the armamentarium in managing heart failure the mortality continue to remain high. Therefore, we seek to find an easy bedside tool for risk stratification and prognostication of patients suffering from chronic heart failure for identifying patients with high risk and tailoring appropriate therapy for better outcome. Read More

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Clinical and Laboratory Profile of Dengue Fever in a North Indian Tertiary Hospital.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 Apr;66(4):37-39

Assistant Professor, JN Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.

Objectives: The present study was done to ascertain the presentations of dengue fever in a North Indian tertiary care Hospital, and to compare the clinical and laboratory features among patients with and without warning signs in dengue fever.

Methods: A total of 600 patients of dengue admitted to medical wards were included in the study. A detailed history as well as a general and systemic clinical examination were carried out. Read More

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April 2018
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Clinical and Etiological Profile of Fever with Thrombocytopenia - A Tertiary Care Hospital Based Study.

J Assoc Physicians India 2018 Apr;66(4):33-36

Sr. Registrar.

Objectives: Febrile thrombocytopenia is a condition commonly caused by infections. The present study is intended to know the underlying etiology of fever with thrombocytopenia, the various presentations and complications in our community.

Material And Methods: A cross-sectional epidemiological study was conducted including 1217 patients aged more than 14 years with fever and thrombocytopenia admitted in the medical wards from October 2013 to September 2014. Read More

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April 2018
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