ಲೋಕಾರ್ಪಣೆಗೊಂಡ ‘ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ಆಶಯ’

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‘ವಿಜಯ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ’ ಹಾಗೂ ‘ಕನ್ನಡ ಪ್ರಭ’ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ನಾನು ಬರೆದಿದ್ದ ಒಟ್ಟು 77 ಅಂಕಣ ಬರಹಗಳನ್ನು ಹತ್ತು ಆಶಯಗಳಡಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕಟ್ಟಿಟ್ಟಿರುವ ‘ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ಆಶಯ’ ಸಂಕಲನವನ್ನು ಮೊನ್ನೆ ರವಿವಾರ ಮೇ 22ರಂದು ಬೆಳಗ್ಗೆ ಪ್ರೊ. ಮಾಲತಿ ಪಟ್ಟಣಶೆಟ್ಟಿ ಅವರು ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಲೋಕಾರ್ಪಣೆ ಮಾಡಿದರು. ಡಾ. ಎಲ್. ಹನುಮಂತಯ್ಯ, ಡಾ. ನಾಗತಿಹಳ್ಳಿ ಚಂದ್ರಶೇಖರ್, ಡಾ. ಜಿ ರಾಮಕೃಷ್ಣ, ಸಿ ಆರ್ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ರಾವ್, ಅಬ್ದುಲ್ ರೆಹಮಾನ್ ಪಾಷ, ಡಾ. ಗೀತಾ ಶೆಣೈ, ಸ. ರಘುನಾಥ, ಎ ಸಿ ಡೋಂಗ್ರೆ ಅವರಂತಹ ಹಿರಿಯರು ಜೊತೆಗಿದ್ದರು.

ಎಂಸಿ ನರಸಿಂಹನ್, ಆರ್ ಎಸ್ ರಾಜಾರಾಂ, ಡಾ. ಸಿದ್ದನಗೌಡ ಪಾಟೀಲ್, ಎ ಆರ್ ಉಡುಪ, ಡಾ. ಪ್ರಕಾಶ್ ರಾವ್, ಡಾ. ಸಿ ಆರ್ ಚಂದ್ರಶೇಖರ್ ಮುಂತಾದ ಹಿರಿಯರೂ ಇದ್ದರು.

ಕನ್ನಡ ಪ್ರಭ ಬಳಗದ ಪ್ರಧಾನ ಸಂಪಾದಕ ಸುಗತ ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸರಾಜು ಸಕುಟುಂಬ ಹಾಜರಿದ್ದುದು ನನಗೆ ಅತೀವ ಸಂತಸವನ್ನು ನೀಡಿತು. ಹಾಗೆಯೇ, ಈ ಬರಹಗಳು ವಿಜಯ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಹಾಗೂ ಕನ್ನಡ ಪ್ರಭ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಕಟಗೊಂಡಾಗ ನೆರವಾಗಿದ್ದ ಕುಮಾರ್ ಹಾಗೂ ಸಹ್ಯಾದ್ರಿ ನಾಗರಾಜ್, ಮುಖಪುಟ ರಚಿಸಿದ ಕಲಾವಿದ ಸಂತೋಷ್ ಸಸಿಹಿತ್ಲು, ಮಿತ್ರರಾದ ಎನ್ ಎ ಎಂ ಇಸ್ಮಾಯಿಲ್, ಅಭಯ ಸಿಂಹ, ಡಾ. ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸ ಪ್ರಭು ಮುಂತಾದವರು ಹಾಜರಿದ್ದುದು ಇನ್ನಷ್ಟು ಖುಷಿ ಕೊಟ್ಟಿತು.

ನಾನು ಈ ಕೃತಿಯನ್ನು ಗುರು ಡಾ. ಚಿತ್ತರಂಜನದಾಸ ಹೆಗ್ಡೆಯವರ ನೆನಪಿಗೆ ಅರ್ಪಿಸಿದ್ದು, ಅವರ ಮನೆಯವರೆಲ್ಲರೂ, ಭಾವ, ಮಾಜಿ ಸಚಿವ ಶ್ರೀ ಜಯಪ್ರಕಾಶ ಹೆಗ್ಡೆ ಅವರೂ ಬಂದಿದ್ದುದಕ್ಕೆ ಧನ್ಯನಾಗಿದ್ದೇನೆ.

ನನ್ನ ಅರ್ಧಾಂಗಿಯೂ, ಮಗನೂ ಎಂದಿನಂತೆ ಜೊತೆಗಿದ್ದರು, ಹುರುಪು ತುಂಬಿದ್ದರು!

ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಲಭ್ಯ: http://www.navakarnatakaonline.com/aarogya-aashaya-a-collection-of-articles

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Another paper, in The American Journal of Tropical Medicine Hygiene

Malaria Transmission Under an Unusual Circumstance Causing Death in Two Siblings. Kiran K. Dayanand, Kishore Punnath, Valleesha N. Chandrashekar, Srinivas B. Kakkilaya, Susanta K. Ghosh, Sathyanarayan N. Tiwari, Rajeshwara N. Achur, Sudarshan S. Kadambi and D. Channe Gowda. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2016;16-0082 Published online May 2, 2016, doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.16-0082. Available at http://www.ajtmh.org/content/early/2016/04/28/ajtmh.16-0082.abstract

Abstract

Two school-going siblings from a family residing in a presumed malaria non-endemic locality ∼90 km from Mangalore city in southwestern India contracted Plasmodium falciparum infection. In both cases, misunderstanding of initial clinical symptoms as due to viral hepatitis resulted in progression to severe malaria before malaria treatment was initiated. Despite treatment at a tertiary hospital, the children died of cerebral malaria and multi-organ dysfunction. Active case detection in the affected locality suggested that the infection was transmitted from infected individuals who worked in nearby malaria-endemic areas and periodically visited their families. A lesson from this study is that lethal falciparum malaria can be transmitted in regions of India, believed to be non-endemic for the disease, resulting in fatal outcomes if diagnosis is missed or delayed. Implementation of effective surveillance and control measures as well as preparedness for malaria detection and diagnosis are necessary in areas that are potentially disposed to malaria transmission even though they are presumed to be non-endemic.


Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) Assays for Diagnosing Malaria

Jyotsna Shah, Olivia Mark, Helena Weltman, Nicolas Barcelo, Wai Lo, Danuta Wronska, Srinivas Kakkilaya, Aravinda Rao, Shalia T. Bhat, Ruchi Sinha, Sabah Omar, Peter O’bare, Manuel Moro, Robert H. Gilman, Nick Harris. Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) Assays for Diagnosing Malaria in Endemic Areas. PLOS One. September 2, 2015. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0136726. Full Text at http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0136726 [Times of India Report | Bangalore Mirror Report | Deccan Herald Report | Daiji World Report]

Abstract

Malaria is a responsible for approximately 600 thousand deaths worldwide every year. Appropriate and timely treatment of malaria can prevent deaths but is dependent on accurate and rapid diagnosis of the infection. Currently, microscopic examination of the Giemsa stained blood smears is the method of choice for diagnosing malaria. Although it has limited sensitivity and specificity in field conditions, it still remains the gold standard for the diagnosis of malaria. Here, we report the development of a fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) based method for detecting malaria infection in blood smears and describe the use of an LED light source that makes the method suitable for use in resource-limited malaria endemic countries. The Plasmodium Genus (P-Genus) FISH assay has a Plasmodium genus specific probe that detects all five species of Plasmodium known to cause the disease in humans. The P. falciparum (PF) FISH assay and P. vivax (PV) FISH assay detect and differentiate between P. falciparum and P. vivax respectively from other Plasmodium species. The FISH assays are more sensitive than Giemsa. The sensitivities of P-Genus, PF and PV FISH assays were found to be 98.2%, 94.5% and 98.3%, respectively compared to 89.9%, 83.3% and 87.9% for the detection of Plasmodium, P. falciparum and P. vivax by Giemsa staining respectively.

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Indian Express, Mangaluru, Sep 14, 2015

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Vijayavani, Mangaluru, Sep 11, 2015

 

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