Rajesh Kumar

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Threading warts: a beauty parlor dermatosis
    Rajesh Kumar
    Jagjivan Ram Hospital, Mumbai, India
    J Cosmet Dermatol 6:279-82. 2007
  2. pmc Virulence potential of Group A streptococci isolated from throat cultures of children from north India
    V Dhanda
    School of Public Health, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Res 133:674-80. 2011
  3. pmc Impact of policy initiatives on civil registration system in haryana
    Pravin Kumar Singh
    Directorate of Health, Haryana, Panchkula, India
    Indian J Community Med 37:122-5. 2012
  4. pmc Group A Streptococcus virulence factors genes in north India & their association with emm type in pharyngitis
    V Dhanda
    School of Public Health, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Res 133:110-5. 2011
  5. pmc Differences in perceptions and fast food eating behaviours between Indians living in high- and low-income neighbourhoods of Chandigarh, India
    Christopher Robert Aloia
    Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Nutr J 12:4. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Epidemiological transition in a rural community of northern India: 18-year mortality surveillance using verbal autopsy
    Rajesh Kumar
    School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:890-3. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Biomass fuel and risk of tuberculosis: a case-control study from Northern India
    P V M Lakshmi
    School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:457-61. 2012
  8. pmc Child mortality from solid-fuel use in India: a nationally-representative case-control study
    Diego G Bassani
    Centre for Global Health Research, Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Public Health 10:491. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Making right to health a reality in India
    Rajesh Kumar
    PGIMER School of Public Health, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Indian J Public Health 51:142-4. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Association of air pollution and mortality in the Ludhiana city of India: a time-series study
    Rajesh Kumar
    School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Public Health 54:98-103. 2010

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  1. ncbi request reprint Threading warts: a beauty parlor dermatosis
    Rajesh Kumar
    Jagjivan Ram Hospital, Mumbai, India
    J Cosmet Dermatol 6:279-82. 2007
    ..We emphasize the importance of identification of this condition and discuss its dermatological and cosmetological perspectives...
  2. pmc Virulence potential of Group A streptococci isolated from throat cultures of children from north India
    V Dhanda
    School of Public Health, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Res 133:674-80. 2011
    ..This could be due to variation in the virulence of GAS in different geographic locations. Hence, we studied the virulence potential of GAS isolated from the throat of children from north India...
  3. pmc Impact of policy initiatives on civil registration system in haryana
    Pravin Kumar Singh
    Directorate of Health, Haryana, Panchkula, India
    Indian J Community Med 37:122-5. 2012
    ..In 2005, Haryana initiated policy changes to enhance registration of vital events. We evaluated the impact of these policy changes on CRS in 2009...
  4. pmc Group A Streptococcus virulence factors genes in north India & their association with emm type in pharyngitis
    V Dhanda
    School of Public Health, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Res 133:110-5. 2011
    ..Hence, we studied the virulence factors genes of GAS isolated from the throat of children with pharyngitis and also asymptomatic carriers...
  5. pmc Differences in perceptions and fast food eating behaviours between Indians living in high- and low-income neighbourhoods of Chandigarh, India
    Christopher Robert Aloia
    Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Nutr J 12:4. 2013
    ..The purpose of the study is to explore the differences in fast food preferences, perceptions, and patronage between Indians living in high- and low-income neighbourhoods...
  6. doi request reprint Epidemiological transition in a rural community of northern India: 18-year mortality surveillance using verbal autopsy
    Rajesh Kumar
    School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:890-3. 2012
    ..However, vital events registration systems are weak in developing countries. Therefore, verbal autopsy (VA) tools were incorporated in a community-based surveillance system to track causes of death...
  7. doi request reprint Biomass fuel and risk of tuberculosis: a case-control study from Northern India
    P V M Lakshmi
    School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:457-61. 2012
    ..Hence, a case-control study was conducted among adult women of Chandigarh Union Territory in India...
  8. pmc Child mortality from solid-fuel use in India: a nationally-representative case-control study
    Diego G Bassani
    Centre for Global Health Research, Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Public Health 10:491. 2010
    ..Such fuels increase child mortality, chiefly from acute respiratory infection. There are, however, few direct estimates of the impact of solid fuel on child mortality in India...
  9. ncbi request reprint Making right to health a reality in India
    Rajesh Kumar
    PGIMER School of Public Health, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Indian J Public Health 51:142-4. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Association of air pollution and mortality in the Ludhiana city of India: a time-series study
    Rajesh Kumar
    School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Public Health 54:98-103. 2010
    ..With rapid industrialization, the quality of the air is being compromised in several Indian cities. Hence, the effect of air pollution on mortality was studied in the Ludhiana city of Punjab in northern India...
  11. ncbi request reprint Universalizing access to primary health care in India
    R Kumar
    School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
    Indian J Public Health 53:22-7. 2009
    ..Large diversity in India calls for local adaptation of the basic health care package and its delivery mechanism. To encourage accountability, access should be monitored at district level by an independent agency...
  12. doi request reprint Health care seeking behavior of adolescents: comparative study of two service delivery models
    Rajesh Kumar
    Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh City, India
    Indian J Pediatr 75:895-9. 2008
    ..To assess the perceived health problems and help seeking behaviour and utilization pattern of adolescent health clinics...
  13. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of group A streptococcal pharyngitis & impetigo: a cross-sectional & follow up study in a rural community of northern India
    R Kumar
    School of Public Health, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160 012, India
    Indian J Med Res 130:765-71. 2009
    ..Hence, disease burden due to GAS in 5-15 yr old school children in northern India was studied and emm typing of GAS isolates was carried out to help in designing prevention strategies...
  14. ncbi request reprint Urbanization and coronary heart disease: a study of urban-rural differences in northern India
    Rajesh Kumar
    School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian Heart J 58:126-30. 2006
    ..To examine whether a similar trend is underway in northern India, the prevalence of and risk factors for coronary heart disease were compared in rural, semi-urban and urban communities...
  15. pmc Impact of targeted interventions on heterosexual transmission of HIV in India
    Rajesh Kumar
    School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    BMC Public Health 11:549. 2011
    ..Targeted interventions (TIs) have been a major strategy for HIV prevention in India. We evaluated the impact of TIs on HIV prevalence in high HIV prevalence southern states (Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra)...
  16. doi request reprint Household air pollution and stillbirths in India: analysis of the DLHS-II National Survey
    P V M Lakshmi
    School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Environ Res 121:17-22. 2013
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  17. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial predictors of adolescent sexual behavior
    P V M Lakshmi
    Department of Community Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Pediatr 74:923-6. 2007
    ..To find out the psychosocial factors associated with adolescent sexual behavior...
  18. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular disease risk management in a primary health care setting of north India
    Sitanshu Sekhar Kar
    School of Public Health, Department of Community Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian Heart J 60:19-25. 2008
    ..This study was primarily carried out to assess the feasibility of an adapted WHO CVD risk management package in a primary care setting...
  19. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine introduction in the universal immunization schedule in Haryana State, India
    Madhu Gupta
    School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Health Policy Plan 28:51-61. 2013
    ..Since childhood mortality, vaccination coverage and health service utilization vary across states, the cost-effectiveness of introducing Hib vaccine was studied in Haryana state...
  20. doi request reprint Antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of β-haemolytic group A, C and G streptococci isolated from North India
    Vanita Dhanda
    Department of Experimental Medicine and Biotechnology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160012, India
    J Med Microbiol 62:386-93. 2013
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  21. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of bacteriuria in pregnancy and its screening methods in north India
    Sutapa Bandyopadhyay
    Department of Community Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012
    J Indian Med Assoc 103:259-62, 266. 2005
    ..Syndromic management of cases on the basis of score card is helpful in resource constraint areas. This may be combined with microscopic examination of urine to entail rational use of antibiotics...
  22. doi request reprint Cost effectiveness of targeted HIV prevention interventions for female sex workers in India
    Shankar Prinja
    School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Sex Transm Infect 87:354-61. 2011
    ..To ascertain the cost effectiveness of targeted interventions for female sex workers (FSW) under the National AIDS Control Programme in India...
  23. ncbi request reprint Relation between birthweight and blood pressure among 7-8 year old rural children in India
    Rajesh Kumar
    Department of Community Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Int J Epidemiol 33:87-91. 2004
    ..The ideal approach for avoiding selection bias is to conduct a prospective cohort study with minimal loss during follow-up. Therefore, the relationship of birthweight with blood pressure was examined in a cohort born during 1992-1993...
  24. ncbi request reprint Morbidity profile and its relationship with disability and psychological distress among elderly people in Northern India
    Kamlesh Joshi
    Department of Community Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Int J Epidemiol 32:978-87. 2003
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  25. ncbi request reprint Utility of Prevention of Parent-to-Child Transmission (PPTCT). Programme data for HIV surveillance in general population
    Rajesh Kumar
    Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, School of Public Health, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Res 132:256-9. 2010
    ..In this study HIV prevalence estimates obtained from PPTCT programme and HSS were compared to find out the utility of PPTCT programme data for HIV surveillance...
  26. ncbi request reprint M protein conserved region antibodies opsonise multiple strains of Streptococcus pyogenes with sequence variations in C-repeats
    Harpreet Vohra
    Department of Experimental Medicine and Biotechnology, PGIMER, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Res Microbiol 156:575-82. 2005
    ..In vivo challenge experiments also confirmed the protective efficacy of immunisation with J14 peptide...
  27. doi request reprint The effect of interrupted 5-day training on Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness on the knowledge and skills of primary health care workers
    Dinesh Kumar
    School of Public Health, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Health Policy Plan 24:94-100. 2009
    ..A direct cost saving of US$813 for a batch of 25 trainees and an indirect cost saving of 3 days per trainee and resource person makes the interrupted 5-day IMNCI training more cost-effective...
  28. pmc The cost of universal health care in India: a model based estimate
    Shankar Prinja
    School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    PLoS ONE 7:e30362. 2012
    ..Hence, an estimate of the cost of delivering universal health care services is needed...
  29. pmc Comparative analysis of emm type pattern of Group A Streptococcus throat and skin isolates from India and their association with closely related SIC, a streptococcal virulence factor
    Vivek Sagar
    Department of Experimental Medicine and Biotechnology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    BMC Microbiol 8:150. 2008
    ..Additionally, the association of these isolates with closely related sic (crs), a multifunctional compliment binding virulence factor, was also explored...
  30. pmc Epidemiological study of high cancer among rural agricultural community of Punjab in Northern India
    J S Thakur
    School of Public Health, Department of Community Medicine, Post Graduate Institution of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 5:399-407. 2008
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  31. ncbi request reprint Reproductive health education intervention trial
    Saroj Parwej
    Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Pediatr 72:287-91. 2005
    ..To measure the effectiveness of a reproductive health education package in improving the knowledge of adolescent girls aged 15-19 years in Chandigarh (India)...
  32. ncbi request reprint Clinical score card for diagnosis of group A streptococcal sore throat
    Sobhan Nandi
    Department of Experimental Medicine and Biotechnology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Pediatr 69:471-5. 2002
    ..Present study was aimed at validation of a clinical scoring system for diagnosis of GAS...
  33. doi request reprint Adverse reproductive and child health outcomes among people living near highly toxic waste water drains in Punjab, India
    Jarnail Singh Thakur
    School of Public Health, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 162001, India
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:148-54. 2010
    ..The present study ascertained the association of heavy metal and pesticide exposure on reproductive and child health outcomes in Punjab, India...
  34. doi request reprint Epidemiological features of pneumonic plague outbreak in Himachal Pradesh, India
    Kamlesh Joshi
    Department of Community Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 103:455-60. 2009
    ..To prevent future outbreaks, known endemic foci should be identified and essential information should be gathered on the epizoology of plague...
  35. pmc Effectiveness of planning and management interventions for improving age-appropriate immunization in rural India
    Shankar Prinja
    School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Bull World Health Organ 88:97-103. 2010
    ..To study the effectiveness of planning and management interventions for ensuring children in India are immunized at the appropriate age...
  36. ncbi request reprint Utility of the WHO Ten Questions Screen for disability detection in a rural community the North Indian experience
    Pratibha Singhi
    Department of Pediatrics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, India
    J Trop Pediatr 53:383-7. 2007
    ..The low-positive predictive value would lead to over referrals but a large number of these children would benefit from medical attention...
  37. doi request reprint Outcome of meningitis among children less than 2-y-old in Haryana
    Sunit C Singhi
    Department of Pediatrics, Advanced Pediatric Centre, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Pediatr 79:1651-3. 2012
    ..Microcephaly (8.6 %), seizures (6.7 %), cerebral palsy, hemiparesis and development deficit (some with hearing impairment, and language delay) were the major disabilities/neurological complications...
  38. ncbi request reprint Seroepidemiological study of toxoplasmosis in different sections of population of Union Territory of Chandigarh
    Balvinder Mohan
    Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160 012
    J Commun Dis 34:15-22. 2002
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Syndromic management of vaginal discharge and pelvic inflammatory disease among women in a rural community of Haryana, India: agreement of symptoms enquiry with clinical diagnosis
    Arun Kumar Aggarwal
    Department of Community Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160 012
    J Commun Dis 36:1-11. 2004
    ..20-0.36). The chances of over treatment for vaginal discharge and pelvic inflammatory disease were only 16% and 15% respectively. However, history based syndromic protocols need revision. Proposed protocol is discussed in this paper...
  40. pmc Validity of verbal autopsy for ascertaining the causes of stillbirth
    Arun K Aggarwal
    School of Public Health, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Bull World Health Organ 89:31-40. 2011
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Impact of national rural health mission on perinatal mortality in rural India
    Sharad Kumar Singh
    PGIMER School of Public Health, Chandigarh, India
    Indian Pediatr 49:136-8. 2012
    ..5% ;in the rural areas of Indian states (r=0.2; 95% ;confidence interval -0.2-0.6; P=0.3). Hence, quality of care at the time of childbirth needs to be assessed...
  42. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of Muskaan Ek Abhiyan (the smile campaign) for strengthening routine immunization in bihar, India
    Sonu Goel
    Departments of Health Management, School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Indian Pediatr 49:103-8. 2012
    ..In October 2007, a special campaign called Muskaan Ek Abhiyan (The Smile Campaign) was launched under National Rural Health Mission to give a fillip to the immunization program...
  43. doi request reprint Femoroacetabular impingement and risk factors: a study of 50 cases
    Rajesh Kumar
    Department of Orthopaedics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Research and Education, Chandigarh, India
    Orthop Surg 3:236-41. 2011
    ..To study the asphericity of the femoral head in femoroacetabular impingement using the radiological indices alpha angle and triangular index, and correlation with risk factors...
  44. ncbi request reprint Association of outdoor air pollution with chronic respiratory morbidity in an industrial town in northern India
    Rajesh Kumar
    Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Arch Environ Health 59:471-7. 2004
    ..5; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.2, 1.8; p < 0.001) and spirometric ventilatory defect (OR = 2.4; 95% CI = 2.0, 2.9; p < 0.001) after controlling for other demographic effects...
  45. doi request reprint Performance of audio-assisted confidential voting interview for assessment of sexual behavior among young adults in Chandigarh Union Territory
    Satya Ranjan Lenka
    Department of Community Medicine, PGIMER School of Public Health, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Public Health 55:30-3. 2011
    ..6%) than FFI (0.6%) (P 0.06). Women reported having sex with non-regular partners more often in AVI (4.8%) compared to FFI (0.3%) (P < 0.001). AVI performed better than FFI for eliciting sensitive sexual behaviors...
  46. ncbi request reprint Multi-center surveillance for pneumonia & meningitis among children (<2 yr) for Hib vaccine probe trial preparation in India
    Madhu Gupta
    Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Res 131:649-58. 2010
    ..The preparatory study included population- based, hospital-based and carriage surveillance...
  47. doi request reprint Upregulation of transcription factor NRF2-mediated oxidative stress response pathway in rat brain under short-term chronic hypobaric hypoxia
    Niroj Kumar Sethy
    Peptide and Proteomics Division, Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences, Lucknow Road, Timarpur, Delhi, 110054, India
    Funct Integr Genomics 11:119-37. 2011
    ..The results of this study will aid in better understanding and management of hypoxia-induced brain pathologies...
  48. ncbi request reprint Application of simple Bayesian statistics to a sample database for source correspondence
    Rajesh Kumar
    Physics and Ballistics Division, State Forensic Science Laboratory, HP, Junga Shimla 173216, Himachal Pradesh, India
    Forensic Sci Int 195:128-31. 2010
    ..It was found that using Bayesian statistics for source correspondence, a mere 2-3 measurements corresponding to a particular brand raised the probabilities associated with that brand to as high a 72% and eliminating a couple of brands...
  49. ncbi request reprint Evaluation and management of photosensitivity in children
    Rajesh Kumar
    Department of Dermatology, Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Center, Mumbai, India
    Indian Pediatr 45:829-37. 2008
    ..This article describes how to diagnose photosensitive disorders in children and its management...
  50. doi request reprint Craniocerebral gunshot injuries in preschoolers
    Furqan B Irfan
    Department of Neurosurgery, Aga Khan University, Karachi, 74800, Sindh, Pakistan
    Childs Nerv Syst 26:61-6. 2010
    ..We present our experience with four children from 2 to 3 years of age with craniocerebral GSW admitted to the neurosurgery service at a tertiary care hospital...
  51. ncbi request reprint Generalized pigmentation due to Addison disease
    Rajesh Kumar
    Jagjivan Ram Hospital, Mumbai Central, Mumbai, India
    Dermatol Online J 14:13. 2008
    ..Serum cortisol was markedly decreased and his CT scan abdomen showed adrenal atrophy. On the basis of clinical and laboratory findings, a diagnosis of Addison disease was made...
  52. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal leukonychia in Hailey-Hailey Disease: a sign not to be missed
    Rajesh Kumar
    Jagjivan Ram Hospital, Mumbai, India
    Dermatol Online J 14:17. 2008
    ..To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report from India in which we have described nail involvement in Hailey-Hailey disease...
  53. doi request reprint First report of genotype e of hepatitis B virus in an Indian population
    Jasbir Singh
    Department of Biochemistry, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India
    Intervirology 52:235-8. 2009
    ..1809(T) was observed in 5% of the cases under study. This is the first report of the genotype E of hepatitis B virus in the Indian population. Efforts are underway to amplify and sequence the full length of this genotype E isolate...
  54. doi request reprint Evaluation of two instrumental methods of comparing writing paper
    Rajesh Kumar
    Physics and Ballistics Division, State Forensic Science Laboratory, Himachal Pradesh, Junga, Shimla, 173216 India
    J Forensic Sci 56:514-7. 2011
    ..It has been observed in this study that these two methods can adequately distinguish paper samples of different origin...
  55. doi request reprint Cost of delivering child health care through community level health workers: how much extra does IMNCI program cost?
    Shankar Prinja
    Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, School of Public Health
    J Trop Pediatr 59:489-95. 2013
    ..Bootstrap method was used to estimate 95% confidence interval...
  56. pmc User charges in health care: evidence of effect on service utilization & equity from north India
    Shankar Prinja
    School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Med Res 136:868-76. 2012
    ..User charges have been advocated on efficiency grounds despite the widespread criticism about their adverse effect on equity. We assessed the effect of user charges on inpatient hospitalizations rate and equity in Haryana State...
  57. pmc Accuracy of WHO verbal autopsy tool in determining major causes of neonatal deaths in India
    Arun K Aggarwal
    School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    PLoS ONE 8:e54865. 2013
    ..This study was conducted to evaluate the performance of World Health Organisation (WHO) verbal autopsy tool in determining major causes of neonatal deaths...
  58. ncbi request reprint Investigation of viral hepatitis E outbreak in a town in Haryana
    Shankar Prinja
    School of Public Health, Dept of Community Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh
    J Commun Dis 40:249-54. 2008
    ..Remedial repair work was initiated along with superchlorination of water which contained the outbreak...
  59. ncbi request reprint High diversity of group A Streptococcal emm types in an Indian community: the need to tailor multivalent vaccines
    Nilay Dey
    Department of Experimental Medicine and Biotechnology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Clin Infect Dis 40:46-51. 2005
    ..Thus, any attempts to design vaccines for a given community will require information on N terminal-sequence typing and variation...
  60. ncbi request reprint Trends in HIV-1 in young adults in south India from 2000 to 2004: a prevalence study
    Rajesh Kumar
    School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Lancet 367:1164-72. 2006
    ..To estimate incidence, we investigated the prevalence of HIV-1 in young people attending antenatal and sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinics in India...
  61. pmc Reproductive and child health inequities in Chandigarh Union Territory of India
    Madhu Gupta
    School of Public Health, Department of Community Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh, UT 160012, India
    J Urban Health 85:291-9. 2008
    ..Special interventions should be undertaken on a priority basis to bridge the gaps so as to achieve millennium development goals in all population groups...
  62. doi request reprint Bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccination is associated with lower prevalence of allergic diseases in Indian children
    Meenu Singh
    Department of Pediatrics, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Am J Rhinol Allergy 27:e107-12. 2013
    ..We explored the link between BCG vaccination and prevalence of allergic diseases among school children of Chandigarh, North India...
  63. pmc Integrated healthy workplace model: An experience from North Indian industry
    Jarnail Singh Thakur
    School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Occup Environ Med 16:108-13. 2012
    ..Keeping in view of rapid industrialization and growing Indian economy, there has been a substantial increase in the workforce in India. Currently there is no organized workplace model for promoting health of industrial workers in India...
  64. pmc Universal health insurance in India: ensuring equity, efficiency, and quality
    Shankar Prinja
    School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Community Med 37:142-9. 2012
    ..Purchaser-provider split provides an opportunity to strengthen public sector by allowing providers to compete...
  65. ncbi request reprint A community-based rheumatic fever/rheumatic heart disease cohort: twelve-year experience
    Rajesh Kumar
    Department of Community Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
    Indian Heart J 54:54-8. 2002
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  66. doi request reprint Association of HLA-DRB1*14 with rheumatic heart disease patients from Chandigarh, North India
    Devinder Toor
    Department of Experimental Medicine and Biotechnology, Chandigarh, India
    Biomarkers 17:160-5. 2012
    ..Acute rheumatic fever (ARF)/rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in India, yet, few studies are available on susceptibility markers...
  67. ncbi request reprint Are primary health workers skilled enough to assess the severity of illness among young infants?
    Sutapa Bandyopadhyay
    Department of Community Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160 012, India
    Indian Pediatr 40:713-8. 2003
    ..To evaluate the skills of health workers in assessing the severity of illness among young infants...
  68. doi request reprint Role of biofilm formation in the persistent colonization of Haemophilus influenzae in children from northern India
    Sasanka Sekhar
    Department of Experimental Medicine and Biotechnology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    J Med Microbiol 58:1428-32. 2009
    ..Our results emphasize the need to evaluate the potential for biofilm formation before designing preventive and therapeutic strategies...
  69. ncbi request reprint Cost of neonatal intensive care delivered through district level public hospitals in India
    Shankar Prinja
    School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India UNICEF India Country Office, 73, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, India UNICEF, E 7 650 Arera Colony, Shahpura, Bhopal 462 016, Madhya Pradesh, India UNICEF, UNICEF Office for Bihar, 8, Patliputra Colony, Patna, Bihar, India and UNICEF Field Office for Orissa, 44, Surya Nagar, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India Correspondence to Dr Shankar Prinja, Assistant Professor of Health Economics, School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160 012, India
    Indian Pediatr 50:839-46. 2013
    ..To assess the unit cost of level II neonatal intensive care treatment delivered through public hospitals and its fiscal implications in India...
  70. pmc Health care inequities in north India: role of public sector in universalizing health care
    Shankar Prinja
    London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK
    Indian J Med Res 136:421-31. 2012
    ..We undertook this study to ascertain inequities in health status, service utilization and out-of-pocket (OOP) health expenditures in two States in north India namely, Haryana and Punjab, and Union Territory of Chandigarh...
  71. ncbi request reprint Chronic lung disease in neonates: emerging problem in India
    Anil Narang
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Advanced Pediatrics Center, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160 012, India
    Indian Pediatr 39:158-62. 2002
  72. ncbi request reprint Prevention of maternal mortality: why success eludes us?
    Rajesh Kumar
    Indian J Public Health 46:3-7. 2002
  73. ncbi request reprint A study of ocular infections amongst primary school children in Delhi
    Rajesh Kumar
    Deptt of Community Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi
    J Commun Dis 36:121-6. 2004
    ..There was a significant rising trend of ocular infection with increase in age. A significant association was found between ocular infections and religion but the association with per capita income was not significant...
  74. doi request reprint A nationally representative case-control study of smoking and death in India
    Prabhat Jha
    Centre for Global Health Research, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    N Engl J Med 358:1137-47. 2008
    ..The nationwide effects of smoking on mortality in India have not been assessed reliably...
  75. ncbi request reprint Differentiation of hydatid cyst from cysticercus cyst by proton MR spectroscopy
    Monika Garg
    Department of Radiology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
    NMR Biomed 15:320-6. 2002
    ..The most likely explanation for the presence of creatine only in the cysticercus fluid is its active diffusion from the surrounding host tissue along with a contribution from the musculature present in the bladder wall of the cyst...
  76. doi request reprint Cutaneous leishmaniasis in Nepal: Leishmania major as a cause
    Rajesh Kumar
    Institute of Pathology ICMR, Safdarjung Hospital Campus, New Delhi 110029, India
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 102:202-3. 2008
    ..The patient was cured with sodium stibogluconate. This report suggests that the extent to which L. major causes CL in the Indian subcontinent needs to be monitored...
  77. doi request reprint Estimation of radon exhalation rate, natural radioactivity and radiation doses in fly ash samples from Durgapur thermal power plant, West Bengal, India
    A K Mahur
    Department of Applied Physics, Z H College of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
    J Environ Radioact 99:1289-93. 2008
    ..5 to 55.2 microSv y(-1) with an average value of 47.8 microSv y(-1). Values of external hazard index H(ex) for the fly ash samples studied in this work range from 0.69 to 0.96 with a mean value of 0.77...
  78. doi request reprint Trends in HIV incidence in India from 2000 to 2007
    Paul Arora
    Lancet 372:289-90. 2008
  79. ncbi request reprint Effects of Rhodiola imbricata on dermal wound healing
    Asheesh Gupta
    Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences, Timarpur, Delhi, India
    Planta Med 73:774-7. 2007
    ..The results suggest that R. imbricata rhizome ethanol extract possesses a significant wound healing activity...
  80. pmc Air pollution and cardiovascular health in Mandi-Gobindgarh, Punjab, India - a pilot study
    Jyoti Nautiyal
    Department of Biophysics, Panjab University, Chandigarh 160014, India
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 4:268-82. 2007
    ..Keeping in view the current status of literature, further studies in this direction are needed in a country like India. Such data will also be globally relevant...
  81. ncbi request reprint Brain abscesses: etiologic categorization with in vivo proton MR spectroscopy
    Monika Garg
    Dept of Radiodiagnosis, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Med Sciences, Lucknow 226014, India
    Radiology 230:519-27. 2004
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  82. ncbi request reprint Knowledge of general public and health professionals about tetanus immunization
    Pratibha Dabas
    Department of Community Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
    Indian J Pediatr 72:1035-7. 2005
    ..To study the awareness among general public and health care providers about tetanus immunization in relation to injuries, and their knowledge about tetanus immunization schedules in children, pregnant females and adults...
  83. ncbi request reprint Low female[corrected]-to-male [corrected] sex ratio of children born in India: national survey of 1.1 million households
    Prabhat Jha
    Centre for Global Health Research, St Michael s Hospital, and Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Lancet 367:211-8. 2006
    ..Fewer girls than boys are born in India. Various hypotheses have been proposed to explain this low sex ratio. Our aim was to ascertain the contribution of prenatal sex determination and selective abortion as measured by previous birth sex...
  84. ncbi request reprint Measles outbreak in a migrant population
    R K Ratho
    Indian J Pediatr 72:893-4. 2005
  85. ncbi request reprint Mefloquine toxicity presenting with polyneuropathy - a report of two cases in India
    Sanjeev Jha
    Department of Neurology, Sanjay Gandhi PGIMS, Raebareli Road, Lucknow 226014, India
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 100:594-6. 2006
    ..We report two cases of people from different states in India who developed polyneuropathy following intake of mefloquine for treatment of malaria. To the best of our knowledge this has not been reported before...
  86. ncbi request reprint Autonomic nervous system and adrenal response to cold in man at Antarctica
    Kasiganesan Harinath
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences, Lucknow Road, Timarpur, Delhi, India
    Wilderness Environ Med 16:81-91. 2005
    ..To evaluate the role of the autonomic nervous system and adrenal system in acclimatization to cold in tropical men during short or prolonged sojourns at Antarctica...
  87. ncbi request reprint Bleomycin induced flagellate pigmentation
    Rajesh Kumar
    Department of Detmatology and Venereology, Jagjivan Ram Hospital, Mumbai 400 008, India
    Indian Pediatr 43:74-5. 2006
  88. ncbi request reprint Knowledge regarding tetanus toxoid immunization among persons attending health mela in Delhi
    D K Taneja
    Dept of Community Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi 2
    J Commun Dis 35:256-62. 2003
    ..There is need to create greater awareness among people about immunization against tetanus, duration of immunity and disease prevented by it. This is to ensure immunization when it is needed and avoid unnecessary repeated immunization...
  89. ncbi request reprint Dr. S.C. Seal Memorial Oration. Strengthen epidemiological surveillance: the backbone of public health
    Rajesh Kumar
    Community Medicine Department, PGIMER, Chandigarh
    Indian J Public Health 48:166-8. 2004
  90. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania tropica in Bikaner, India: parasite identification and characterization using molecular and immunologic tools
    Rajesh Kumar
    Institute of Pathology ICMR, Safdarjung Hospital Campus, New Delhi, India
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:896-901. 2007
    ..3% (25/28). Except for the kDNA PCR, all other assays were 100% specific. This study provides the first comprehensive molecular and immunologic studies of CL in India...
  91. ncbi request reprint Knowledge about tetanus immunization among doctors in Delhi
    Rajesh Kumar
    Department of Community Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi 110 002, India
    Indian J Med Sci 59:3-8. 2005
    ..One of the reasons for this could be that the doctors themselves are not aware of the correct immunization schedules against tetanus...
  92. ncbi request reprint Pediatric asthma: principles and treatment
    Aaron T Donnell
    Northwestern University, Department of Medicine, USA
    Allergy Asthma Proc 25:S23-5. 2004
  93. ncbi request reprint Integrated management of childhood illness strategy: opportunities and challenges
    Rajesh Kumar
    Indian J Public Health 47:3-6. 2003
  94. pmc Prospective study of one million deaths in India: rationale, design, and validation results
    Prabhat Jha
    Centre for Global Health Research, Public Health Sciences, St Michael s Hospital, McLaughlin Centre for Molecular Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    PLoS Med 3:e18. 2006
    ..We report here on the rationale, design, and implementation of the world's largest prospective study of the causes and correlates of mortality...