Nipah outbreak in North Kerala – What worked ? Insights for future response and recovery based on examination of various existing frameworks

This article provides the groundwork and insights as a value addition toward an India-specific framework of action for response and recovery for Nipah outbreaks in future.
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research

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Authors: Agrawal R, Moghtader S, Ayyala U, Bandi V, Sharafkhaneh A Abstract Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major chronic debilitating condition with significant impact on quality of life, symptoms, comorbidity, health care utilization and longevity. The main pathophysiological hallmark of COPD is expiratory flow limitation which impairs the ability of respiratory system to adequately and properly ventilate. To be able to prognosticate and manage patients with COPD, various societies have developed classifications of disease severity. Current classification schemes combine three elements that incl...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
ConclusionsIt is apparent that the compliance with the immunization guidelines during pregnancy is surprisingly low. However, health professionals appear to be reluctant to recommend vaccination during pregnancy. Women appear to trust their doctors and usually agree with their recommendations.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 October 2019Source: Indian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Sunny Goel, Shanti Patel, Elina Zakin, Ravi Teja Pasam, Joseph Gotesman, Bilal Ahmad Malik, Sergey Ayzenberg, Robert Frankel, Jacob ShaniAbstractObjectivesTo compare safety and efficacy of Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) closure compared with medical therapy in patients with cryptogenic stroke (CS)BackgroundThe role of PFO closure in preventing recurrent stroke in patients with prior CS has been controversial.MethodsWe searched PubMed, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled trials, and the clinical trial registry maintained at ...
Source: Indian Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 October 2019Source: Indian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Ricardo A. Sarmiento, Raúl Solernó, Rodrigo Blanco, Federico Giachello, Agustin Hauqui, Martín Oscos, Federico Blanco, Gerardo Gigena, Jorge Lax, Pablo PedroniAbstractObjectivePercutaneous mitral valvuloplasty (PMV) is an effective treatment for patients with mitral valve stenosis. Echocardiographic score (ES) is a useful predictor of outcomes. However, mitral valve calcification (MVC) has been shown to predict immediate results even in patients with otherwise low ES. We sought to evaluate the usefulness of MVC ass...
Source: Indian Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 September 2019Source: Indian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Rakesh Sarkar, Daljeet Kaur, Muthiah Subramanian, Sachin Yalagudri, C. Sridevi, Soumen Devidutta, Debabrata Bera, Calambur NarasimhanAbstractThere is a paucity of experience regarding His bundle pacing (HBP) at laboratories initially attempting the procedure, especially in the Indian scenario. Patient who underwent HBP were selected for pacing therapy or in lieu of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) at a single center. Among 22 patients attempted, 19 patients underwent successful implant, achieving selective HBP in 14 patients. ...
Source: Indian Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractFamilial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia (FHH) is a benign autosomal dominant condition characterized by lifelong asymptomatic hypercalcemia. FHH is typically caused by a heterozygous inactivating mutation of the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) and characterized by moderate hypercalcemia, inappropriately normal or elevated serum parathyroid hormone (PTH), and relative hypocalciuria (FeCa  2%. PTH levels were repeatedly below the mean of the reference range (on two separate assays) and sometimes even below the lower reference limit. Two siblings, one niece, and her son had hypercalcemia without nephrolithiasis. C...
Source: Osteoporosis International - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionResults of our study revealed that raw and the standard scores of stereotyped behaviors was notably (p
Source: IRBM - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
More than 100 elephants have died in Botswana in the past two months partly because of a suspected anthrax outbreak, the government said on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 22 October 2019Source: Journal of Food EngineeringAuthor(s): Jiyoon Yi, Kang Huang, Glenn M. Young, Nitin NitinAbstractCross-contamination of fresh produce during postharvest processing could be a significant risk factor that can lead to foodborne outbreaks. The aim of this study was to simulate cross-contamination from a contaminated lettuce to non-contaminated leaves/abiotic surfaces (glass, polyethylene), quantify the bacterial transfer efficiency to determine the influences of contact time, number of repeated contacts, and applied contact force, and evaluate the influences of surface ...
Source: Journal of Food Engineering - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
This study aims to develop an effective and reliable method of black seeds evaluation and standardization in terms of Thymoquinone (THQ), obtained from various geographical sources i.e. Pakistan (PK), Saudi Arabia (SA) and India (I). Accelerated solvent extraction (ASE) was utilized for the first time to extract whereas Ultra High pressure liquid chromatography (UHPLC-DAD) was used to quantify THQ. Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) was used for elemental analysis of the samples. An ideal temperature (70°C) and solvent (n-hexane) with extraction yield of 97.30%±3.98 was observed. In the case o...
Source: Food Chemistry - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
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