GUTTA PERCHA – A GOLD STANDARD FOR OBTURATION IN DENTISTRY

Leena Dilip Belsare, Vandana Jaykumar Gade, Sanjay Patil, Rohan Rameshrao Bhede and Jaykumar Gade ABSTRACT Obturation of the cleaned and shaped root canal space has been performed for many years using a core of gutta-percha rubber cones combined with various formulations of sealer cements. The gutta-percha and sealer filling material has been the most popular…

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A COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF DENTAL CARIES STATUS AMONG VISUALLY IMPAIRED AND NORMAL CHILDREN OF MALDA, WEST BENGAL EVALUATED WITH CARIES ASSESSMENT SPECTRUM AND TREATMENT-A NEW CARIES ASSESSMENT SYSTEM

Sudipta Kar, Gautam Kundu, Shyamal. Kumar Maiti, Chiranjit Ghosh, Badruddin Ahamed Bazmi, Santanu Mukhopadhyay ABSTRACT Context: Dental caries is one of the major diseases affecting the structure of tooth. It may affect both normal and visually impaired children. Aims: This study was aimed to evaluate and compare the prevalence of dental caries in visually impaired…

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FACTORS INFLUENCING THE BACILLARY LOAD AMONG SPUTUM POSITIVE CATEGORY I DOTS TUBERCULOSIS CASES IN DISTRICT ROHTAK, HARYANA

Har Ashish Jindal, Jagbir Singh Malik, Bhumika Bhatt, Meenal Gupta, Kalpana ABSTRACT Background: Tuberculosis remain one of the major public health problem. Many studies document that a high pre-treatment bacillary load can lead to poor outcomes. Objective: The present study was undertaken to determine pre-treatment smear grading among New Sputum Positive Tuberculosis patients and to…

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BIOMEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT: LEGISLATION AND CURRENT SCENARIO

Amrita ABSTRACT The Health For All by World Health Organisation means that health is to be brought within the reach of everyone in the country. The increased utilization of the healthcare services results in corresponding increase in the production of the biomedical waste. The poor management of the biomedical waste has far-reaching effects on human…

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HEALTHCARE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT TOOLS AND PROCESSES: A REVIEW OF LITERATURE

Amrita ABSTRACT The healthcare delivery system falls short of care that is safe, effective, efficient, patient centered, timely, and equitable. Over the last decade, health care institutions have borrowed performance improvement tools from manufacturing sector, including ‘Lean’, emphasized by Toyota, as well as ‘Six Sigma’, with its early roots at Motorola. By applying the set…

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ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY CAUSED BY SNAKE ENVENOMATION IN JAMMU REGION: A PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY OF CLINICAL PROFILE IN A TERTIARY CARE CENTRE

Amit Badgal, Amrit Rai Badgal, Alok Raina, S K Bali, Sameer Abrol ABSTRACT Snake envenomation is a common medical emergency and an occupational hazard, more so in tropical India, where farming is a major source of employment. The Jammu region of the Jammu and Kashmir state, which is located in the sub-Himalayan range, is extremely…

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LUMBAR FACET SYNDROME (INCIDENCE, SYMPTOMOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT)

ESWAR REDDY.K, K.VENUGOPAL REDDY Abstract LBP (Low back pain) remains a common musculoskeletal complaint. Various structures have been incriminated as possible sources of chronic LBP, including posterior longitudinal ligament , dorsal root ganglia, dura , annular fibres, muscles of the lumbar spine and the facet joints. In 1927, Putti attributed low back pain and sciatica…

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EFFECTS OF HEAT STRESS ON RAT’S KIDNEY

Yadav G, Jha C B, Baral P, Pandey N, Awasthi J R ABSTRACT Background: Heat stress is one of the most important stressors especially in hot regions of the world. Adaptation to heat stress requires the physiological integration of many organs and systems viz. endocrine, cardio respiratory and immune system. The aim of the study…

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INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY- A NEW TOOL IN OROFACIAL DIAGNOSIS

Syed Shahbaz, Girish Katti, Sreenivasrao Ghali and Karuna ABSTRACT Thermography is based on the ability to image the heat emission of the human body. Most biochemical processes generate heat which must be dissipated. Skin is the major route for heat dissipation using blood as the heat exchange fluid. Skin temperature is an indicator of aberrations…

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ANAESTHETIC MANAGEMENT FOR LASER SURGERY OF AIRWAY LESIONS

Smita R, Digant B Jansari, Neha Yadav ABSTRACT Introduction: Laser surgery poses critical challenges to the anaesthesiologist which is compounded further by the different indications for laser surgery. Problems include the conflicting needs of the surgeon and the anaesthesiologist for access of the airway, fire hazards associated with the laser beams, the absolute necessity to…

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