Using Statistical Techniques and Tools in Clinical Trials

      A epidemiological study can be broadly classified as observational or experimental. Observational studies can be further classified as Descriptive and Analytical. Descriptive studies are usually small clinical observation like case series, case reports which are an effort ...

What role do biomarkers serve in Cancer research and treatment?

      Bio-markers are defined by National cancer institute USA “as a biologic specimen that may be a marker of exposure to a substance, its metabolism, or an integration of exposure and metabolism”.(“Biomarkers,” 2017). In simple words, a biomarker ...

Mass Spectrometry (MS) in Protein biomarker discovery

  Proteomic is the branch which works on the study of proteins and their interactions in human physiology(Carol E. Parker et al., 2010).The field is relatively new field (around 25 years old) but it has established itself as the backbone ...

Personalised medicine: Application of Biomarkers

      The concept of personalized medicine was first promoted when pharmacogenomics data on oncology trials, demonstrated that person’s unique genetic makeup (genome) influences his or her response to medications(“The future of personalized medicine,” n.d.). National cancer institute defines ...

microRNA biomarkers in cancer diagnosis and treatment: Applications in lung cancer

      MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of single stranded, small, endogenous ribonucleic acids (RNAs) of 21–25 nucleotides in length found in both animal and plant cells(Wahid et al., 2010).miRNAs play regulatory roleby targeting specific messenger RNAs (mRNAs) for ...

“Tapper and Listener” the course of Health Care Knowledge from Physician to Patient

We may have played this game in our childhood where we tap on the school desk the beats of certain song and one of our friend tires to identify the song.  In 1990 Elizabeth Newton a PhD student of Psychology ...

ICTPH Ethics Series Part II – Autonomy

Autonomy literally refers to freedom from external control or influence, or simply “independence”. Autonomy plays a crucial role in medical ethics. The relationship between the health system and the patient is based on mutual trust and mutual interest, given that ...

Literature review – Understanding the patient’s perception about chronic diseases and conditions, Barrier for non-adherence and poor follow-up.

Chronic diseases and conditions are the group of diseases which include cardiovascular diseases, metabolic disorders, and cognitive disorders. The Chronic diseases are on rise globally since last decade(1). Of the broad classified Chronic diseases cardiovascular diseases (CVD), diabetes, and cancer ...

The lack of Primary Health Care

By Dr. Zeena Johar and Dr. Nachiket Mor 1 India has some of the best quaternary and tertiary care in the world and is gradually getting to acquire a name for itself even in the field of “Medical Tourism”. Secondary ...

Where are the Doctors? Allopathic doctors in short supply; need for trained practitioners of alternative medicine

By Dr. Arun Jithendra and Dr. Zeena Johar 1 India is a country of 1.2 billion people. One estimate, provided by the World Health Organisation, suggests that on average one physician is required to serve 1,000 people, across all levels ...

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