An unfortunate injection

By Bhavik Shah “Foot drop” due to injured sciatic nerve because of a faulty technique of intramuscular injection is prevalent in developing countries. Some important Global Health issues related to this problem are discussed here. Indiscriminate use of injections Oral medications are easier to administer and are equally effective in treating many conditions without causing pain […]

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Palliative care conundrums in an Ebola treatment centre

By Kristian Dye Dhillon et al. present a case discussing the care of a patient with Ebola, which demonstrates in a microcosm some of the biggest issues facing healthcare providers in patients with palliative or terminal care needs – albeit in a particular extreme care environment. In the case, the patient is declared palliative and restarted on active […]

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Malpositioned IUCD: the menace of postpartum IUCD insertion

By Manasi Jiwrajka The three cases presented by Nigam et al outline the malposition of an intra-uterine contraceptive device (IUCD) in young women who had given birth in the previous 1-2 years. Some significant global health problems in this report are: The importance of contraception and family planning in India Contraceptive options available for women […]

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Case Report: An 11-year-old boy with silico-tuberculosis attributable to secondary exposure to sandstone mining in central India

By Midhun Mohan This is a case about an 11-year old who developed silicosis after being exposed to sandstone mining. Stone-mining is a lucrative industry producing billions of dollars in export every year. Despite being highly profitable, the health impacts of the industry are severely under researched. The authors state that: “no preventive measures have […]

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