Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 605

Table of Content: April 2010; 2(2)

April 2010

Pleomorphic appearance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Mycobacterium tuberculosis still remains a substantial global threat due to ill defined mechanisms that enable this organism to persist and replicate. Although molecular methods have revolutionized the diagnostic techniques in tuberculosis, yet a conventional simple microscopy remains the most cheap, easy and simple method for its diagnosis. The only requirement for the same is a trained eye to identify different...

Author(s): S. Malhotra, N K. Bhatia, M. Kaushal, N. Kaur and A. Chauhan

April 2010

Emerging health threats among a primitive tribal group of Central India

A cross-sectional study was conducted among adult Saharia, a primitive tribal group (PTG) of Madhya Pradesh. A total of 364 subjects (168 males and 196 females) ranging in age group 18 - 60 years were divided into two groups based on their random blood sugar level. Stature, weight, waist circumference, hip circumference, skin fold thicknesses, fat percent, blood pressure and blood sugar level were measured for all the...

Author(s): Satwanti Kapoor Renu Tyagi, Kiran Saluja, Anumeha Chaturvedi, A. K. Kapoor

April 2009

The role of serum markers in assessing the severity and outcome of community acquired pneumonia in Trinidadian population

Our aim was to determine whether the use of serum inflammatory markers such as erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT), either individually or in combination, is significantly associated with community-acquired pneumonia and to determine the role in assessment of the severity and outcome. This study was a prospective cohort study, included forty Trinidadian patients...

Author(s): B. Shivananda Nayak, M. Sateesh Sakhamuri, Barry Raghunanan, Anandee Allison, Kali Uppalapati and Kishore Patcha

April 2010

Beta thalassemia major: The Moroccan experience

Thalassemia has been described originally around the Mediterranean Sea. The main objective of this study is to find out how Morocco deals with it. It is a retrospective study which has been done in the hemato-oncology service that treats patients with beta thalassemia major who are registered for receiving blood transfusions. With sample size of 78, demographics, clinical and family data were collected and descriptive...

Author(s): Agouzal , A. Arfaoui, A. Quyou and M. Khattab