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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Can technology help reduce childhood blindness in developing countries?

By Midhun Mohan This case report outlines an extremely important treatable global health issue: childhood blindness. Access to essential paediatric eye surgery in the developing world: a case of congenital cataracts left untreated Untreated childhood cataracts remain prevalent especially in developing countries. They are a major health burden, not only affecting the individual’s quality of […]

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