Bontha V Babu

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Personal-protection measures against mosquitoes: a study of practices and costs in a district, in the Indian state of Orissa, where malaria and lymphatic filariasis are co-endemic
    B V Babu
    Division of Epidemiology, Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, SE Rly Project Complex Post, Bhubaneswar 751 023, India
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 101:601-9. 2007
  2. pmc Domestic violence against women in eastern India: a population-based study on prevalence and related issues
    Bontha V Babu
    Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Orissa, India
    BMC Public Health 9:129. 2009
  3. pmc Marriage, sex, and hydrocele: an ethnographic study on the effect of filarial hydrocele on conjugal life and marriageability from Orissa, India
    Bontha V Babu
    Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Bhubaneswar, India
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 3:e414. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Primary healthcare services among a migrant indigenous population living in an eastern Indian city
    Bontha V Babu
    Division of Epidemiology, Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Bhubaneswar 751 023, India
    J Immigr Minor Health 12:53-9. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Mass drug administration under the programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis in Orissa, India: a mixed-methods study to identify factors associated with compliance and non-compliance
    Bontha V Babu
    Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Bhubaneswar 751 023, India
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 102:1207-13. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint A survey on foot care practices among filarial lymphoedema patients in Orissa, India
    V Babu Bontha
    Division of Epidemiology, Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Bhubaneswar 751 023, India
    Trop Biomed 24:7-14. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Use of an inclusive-partnership strategy in urban areas of Orissa, India, to increase compliance in a mass drug administration for the control of lymphatic filariasis
    B V Babu
    Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, SE Rly Project Complex, Bhubaneswar 751 023, India
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 100:621-30. 2006
  8. pmc Epidemiology of episodic adenolymphangitis: a longitudinal prospective surveillance among a rural community endemic for bancroftian filariasis in coastal Orissa, India
    Bontha V Babu
    Division of Epidemiology, Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Bhubaneswar 751 023, India
    BMC Public Health 5:50. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Factors responsible for coverage and compliance in mass drug administration during the programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis in the East Godavari District, South India
    B V Babu
    Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, SE Rly Project Complex Post, Bhubaneswar 751 023, India
    Trop Doct 33:79-82. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Adverse reactions following mass drug administration during the Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis in Orissa State, India
    B V Babu
    Clinical and Epidemiology Division, Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, SE Rly Project Complex Post, Bhubaneswar 751023, India
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 100:464-9. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint Personal-protection measures against mosquitoes: a study of practices and costs in a district, in the Indian state of Orissa, where malaria and lymphatic filariasis are co-endemic
    B V Babu
    Division of Epidemiology, Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, SE Rly Project Complex Post, Bhubaneswar 751 023, India
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 101:601-9. 2007
    ..Setting, family income, family size and number of sleeping rooms in the house each affected such expenditure significantly. As a proportion of household income, expenditure on controlling mosquitoes was surprisingly high...
  2. pmc Domestic violence against women in eastern India: a population-based study on prevalence and related issues
    Bontha V Babu
    Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Orissa, India
    BMC Public Health 9:129. 2009
    ..The objective of this study is to report the prevalence and other related issues of various forms of domestic violence against women from the eastern zone of India...
  3. pmc Marriage, sex, and hydrocele: an ethnographic study on the effect of filarial hydrocele on conjugal life and marriageability from Orissa, India
    Bontha V Babu
    Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Bhubaneswar, India
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 3:e414. 2009
    ..The present study explores and describes the impact of hydrocele on sexual and marital life as well as on marriageability of hydrocele patients from rural areas of Orissa, an eastern state of India...
  4. doi request reprint Primary healthcare services among a migrant indigenous population living in an eastern Indian city
    Bontha V Babu
    Division of Epidemiology, Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Bhubaneswar 751 023, India
    J Immigr Minor Health 12:53-9. 2010
    ..Due to migration, this community becomes more vulnerable to low utilization of healthcare services. This study warrants evolving a system of healthcare to cater the needs of vulnerable migrant groups in urban areas of India...
  5. doi request reprint Mass drug administration under the programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis in Orissa, India: a mixed-methods study to identify factors associated with compliance and non-compliance
    Bontha V Babu
    Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Bhubaneswar 751 023, India
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 102:1207-13. 2008
    ..In many endemic areas, the issues related to non-compliance were taken casually during implementation. Hence, it is imperative to make the programme more efficient by addressing the issues linked to low compliance...
  6. ncbi request reprint A survey on foot care practices among filarial lymphoedema patients in Orissa, India
    V Babu Bontha
    Division of Epidemiology, Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Bhubaneswar 751 023, India
    Trop Biomed 24:7-14. 2007
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  7. ncbi request reprint Use of an inclusive-partnership strategy in urban areas of Orissa, India, to increase compliance in a mass drug administration for the control of lymphatic filariasis
    B V Babu
    Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, SE Rly Project Complex, Bhubaneswar 751 023, India
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 100:621-30. 2006
    ..Application of this strategy in other urban settings in general, and in small towns in particular, is recommended in India...
  8. pmc Epidemiology of episodic adenolymphangitis: a longitudinal prospective surveillance among a rural community endemic for bancroftian filariasis in coastal Orissa, India
    Bontha V Babu
    Division of Epidemiology, Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Bhubaneswar 751 023, India
    BMC Public Health 5:50. 2005
    ..The epidemiological knowledge on acute condition of lymphatic filariasis is essential to understand the burden and issues on management of the disease...
  9. ncbi request reprint Factors responsible for coverage and compliance in mass drug administration during the programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis in the East Godavari District, South India
    B V Babu
    Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, SE Rly Project Complex Post, Bhubaneswar 751 023, India
    Trop Doct 33:79-82. 2003
    ..The study identified some key factors to be followed for the success of the programme...
  10. ncbi request reprint Adverse reactions following mass drug administration during the Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis in Orissa State, India
    B V Babu
    Clinical and Epidemiology Division, Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, SE Rly Project Complex Post, Bhubaneswar 751023, India
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 100:464-9. 2006
    ..The present study warrants developing an active adverse reaction surveillance system to minimise the impact of adverse reactions on MDA compliance...
  11. doi request reprint Domestic violence in Eastern India: factors associated with victimization and perpetration
    B V Babu
    Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Bhubaneswar, Orissa
    Public Health 124:136-48. 2010
    ..To examine the factors associated with victimization and perpetration of domestic violence in Eastern India...
  12. ncbi request reprint Coverage, compliance and some operational issues of mass drug administration during the programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis in Orissa, India
    B V Babu
    Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
    Trop Med Int Health 9:702-9. 2004
    ..It is essential to improve compliance in future rounds of MDA to achieve targets of control and eventual elimination of LF in a reasonable time frame...
  13. ncbi request reprint Lymphatic filariasis in Khurda district of Orissa, India: an epidemiological study
    B V Babu
    Division of Epidemiology, Regional Medical Research Center Indian Council of Medical Research, Bhubaneswar, India
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 32:240-3. 2001
    ..The study suggests that overt clinical forms of lymphatic filariasis constitute a major public health problem in the study area...
  14. ncbi request reprint Clinicians' practices related to management of filarial adenolymphangitis and lymphoedema in Orissa, India
    A S Kerketta
    Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, SE Rly Project Complex Post, Bhubaneswar 751023, Orissa, India
    Acta Trop 102:159-64. 2007
    ..With the revised knowledge that bacterial infections play a key role in the progression of disease, the attitude of clinicians towards the treatment of LF has to be changed...
  15. ncbi request reprint A randomized clinical trial to compare the efficacy of three treatment regimens along with footcare in the morbidity management of filarial lymphoedema
    A S Kerketta
    Clinical and Epidemiology Division, Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Bhubaneswar, India
    Trop Med Int Health 10:698-705. 2005
    ..4, 1.5 and 4.0 respectively for regimen I, II and III. Thus affordable treatments with simple antibiotics and foot care can give substantial relief to the patients and reverse early lymphoedema...
  16. ncbi request reprint A rapid method to assess the coverage of the mass drug administration of diethylcarbamazine in the program to eliminate lymphatic filariasis in India
    B V Babu
    Division of Epidemiology, Regional Medical Research Center, Indian Council of Medical Research, SE Rly Project Complex Post, Bhubaneswar, India
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 36:44-5. 2005
    ..The involvement of the existing human resources of the program in this rapid method of assessing MDA coverage was cost-effective...
  17. ncbi request reprint Treatment costs and work time loss due to episodic adenolymphangitis in lymphatic filariasis patients in rural communities of Orissa, India
    B V Babu
    Division of Epidemiology, Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Bhubaneswar, India
    Trop Med Int Health 8:1102-9. 2003
    ..To determine the economic loss in terms of treatment costs and loss of productive time because of acute episodes of adenolymphangitis (ADL) caused by lymphatic filariasis (LF) in a rural population of coastal Orissa, India...
  18. ncbi request reprint Peripheral health workers' knowledge and practices related to filarial lymphedema care: a study in an endemic district of Orissa, India
    Kalyani Rath
    Division of Clinical and Epidemiology, Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Bhubaneswar, India
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 72:430-3. 2005
    ..For the GPELF as a whole to prove successful, the patients who already have lymphedema need to be cared for and have their morbidity relieved as much as possible...
  19. ncbi request reprint Knowledge of lymphatic filariasis among the population of an endemic area in rural Madhya Pradesh, India
    D Das
    Regional Medical Research Centre for Tribals, Indian Council of Medical Research, Nagpur Road, Garha, Jabalpur 482 003, Madhya Pradesh, India
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 99:101-4. 2005
  20. ncbi request reprint The programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis in Orissa, India: the attitudes of some programme partners
    B V Babu
    Indian Council of Medical Research, SE Rly Project Complex, Bhubaneswar 751 023, India
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 98:751-7. 2004
  21. ncbi request reprint The economic loss due to treatment costs and work loss to individuals with chronic lymphatic filariasis in rural communities of Orissa, India
    B V Babu
    Division of Epidemiology, Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, SE Rly Project Complex Post, 751 023, Bhubaneswar, India
    Acta Trop 82:31-8. 2002
    ..The present results show that the chronic conditions of lymphatic filariasis pose considerable burden on the patient, family and community...
  22. ncbi request reprint Impact of chronic lymphatic filariasis on quantity and quality of productive work among weavers in an endemic village from India
    B V Babu
    Epidemiology Division, Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
    Trop Med Int Health 11:712-7. 2006
    ..To assess the impact of hydrocele and lymphoedema on the quantity and quality of productive work of weavers...
  23. ncbi request reprint Community's knowledge and perceptions about filarial elephantiasis and hydrocele in coastal Orissa, India
    K Rath
    Division of Epidemiology, Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Bhubaneswar 751 023, India
    Asia Pac J Public Health 19:28-33. 2007
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  24. ncbi request reprint Knowledge and beliefs about elephantiasis and hydrocele of lymphatic filariasis and some socio-demographic determinants in an endemic community of Eastern India
    B V Babu
    Division of Epidemiology, Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, SE Rly Project Complex Post, Bhubaneswar 751 023, India
    Public Health 118:121-7. 2004
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Use of the Dermatology Life Quality Index in filarial lymphoedema patients
    B V Babu
    Division of Clinical and Epidemiology, Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, SE Rly Project Complex Post, Bhubaneswar 751023, India
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 100:258-63. 2006
    ..Although the DLQI measures the quality of life due to lymphoedema, this study further warrants development of a good quality-of-life index for lymphoedema patients...
  26. ncbi request reprint Healthcare workers' knowledge of lymphatic filariasis and its control in an endemic area of Eastern India: implications on control programme
    B V Babu
    Division of Epidemiology and Informatics, Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Bhubaneswar 751 023, India
    Trop Doct 33:41-2. 2003
  27. ncbi request reprint Footcare among lymphoedema patients attending a filariasis clinic in South India: a study of knowledge and practice
    B V Babu
    Division of Epidemiology, Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, SE Rly Project Complex Post, Bhubaneswar 751 023, India
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 97:321-4. 2003
  28. doi request reprint Health status of the elderly population among four primitive tribes of Orissa, India: a clinico-epidemiological study
    A S Kerketta
    Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, SE Rly Project Complex Post, 751023, Bhubaneswar, India
    Z Gerontol Geriatr 42:53-9. 2009
    ..This warrants the implementation of a special health care strategy to reduce suffering at this crucial age and improve quality of life...
  29. ncbi request reprint Sickle cell disease among tribes of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, India
    B V Babu
    Division of Epidemiology, Regional Medical Research Center Indian Council of Medical Research, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
    Anthropol Anz 60:169-74. 2002
    ..Hence, it is attempted to estimate the expected frequencies of disease cases from HbS gene frequencies. Estimations were also made by considering higher levels of inbreeding among these populations...
  30. ncbi request reprint Genetic affinities of AB0 and Rh blood groups among populations of Andhra Pradesh, India: 2. Tribes
    B V Babu
    Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Bhubanewswar, India
    Z Morphol Anthropol 83:109-16. 2001
    ..The possible reasons for different cluster formations are discussed...
  31. ncbi request reprint Finger ridge count correlations among four tribes of Andhra Pradesh, India
    Y S Kusuma
    Department of Anthropology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India
    Coll Antropol 26:319-23. 2002
    ..The average correlation coefficient of the present populations is similar to other Indian populations reported earlier but lower than African and European populations...
  32. ncbi request reprint Chronic energy deficiency in some low socio-economic populations from South India: relationships between body mass index, waist-hip ratio and conicity index
    Y S Kusuma
    Department of Anthropology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam 530 003, India
    Homo 59:67-79. 2008
    ..It appears that the ethnic differences occurring in several measurements/indices reflect the economic and social conditions...
  33. ncbi request reprint Group- and sex-specific effects of age, body composition and pulse rate on blood pressure variability in some cross-cultural populations of Visakhapatnam District; South India
    Y S Kusuma
    Department of Anthropology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam -- 530 003, India
    J Cardiovasc Risk 8:337-47. 2001
    ..Apart from the influence of age, body composition/adiposity contributes significantly to the blood pressure variability...
  34. ncbi request reprint Asymmetry of finger ridge counts among four tribal populations of Andhra Pradesh, India
    Y S Kusuma
    Department of Anthropology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
    Homo 52:110-6. 2001
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure levels among cross-cultural populations of Visakhapatnam district, Andhra Pradesh, India
    Y S Kusuma
    Department of Anthropology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India
    Ann Hum Biol 29:502-12. 2002
    ..Blood pressure tends to vary cross-culturally and studies to address the influence of acculturization/modernization on blood pressure are limited from India, particularly from Andhra Pradesh...