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Is Adjunctive Naturopathy Associated with Improved Glycaemic Control and a Reduction in Need for Medications Among Type 2 Diabetes Patients? A Prospective Cohort Study from IndiaBairy, S; Kumar, AM; Raju, M; Achanta, S; Naik, B; Tripathy, JP; Zachariah, R (BioMed Central, 2016-08-17)With an estimated 65 million Diabetes Mellitus (DM) patients, India ranks second in the world in terms of DM burden. The emphasis of current medical practice has been on pharmacotherapy but, despite the best combination therapies, acheiving glycaemic control (reduction of blood sugar to desirable levels) is a challenge. 'Integrated Naturopathy and Yoga'(INY) is an alternative system of medicine that lays emphasis on the role of diet and physical exercise. We assessed the short term effect of INY as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy on glycaemic control among type 2 DM patients.
Sex, drugs and prisons: HIV prevention strategies for over 190000 clients in UkraineDenisiuk, O; Smyrnov, P; Kumar, A M V; Achanta, S; Boyko, K; Khogali, M; Naik, B; Zachariah, R (The Union, 2014-06-21)
Using Mobile Phones to Ensure that Referred Tuberculosis Patients Reach Their Treatment Facilities: A Call that Makes a DifferenceChoun, K; Achanta, S; Naik, B; Tripathy, J; Thai, S; Lorent, N; Khun, K; van Griensven, J; Kumar, A; Zachariah, R (BioMed Central, 2017-08-22)Over the last decade, the availability and use of mobile phones have grown exponentially globally and in Cambodia. In the Sihanouk Hospital Centre of Hope(SHCH) in Cambodia about half of all tuberculosis patients referred out to peripheral health facilities for TB treatment initiation or continuation were lost to contact after referral ranging from 19 to 69% between 2008 and 2013. To address this, we implemented a mobile phone-based patient tracking intervention. Here, we report the number and proportion of referred TB patients who could be contacted through a mobile phone and retained in care after the introduction of mobile phone tracking.