Malaria: Modern Day Management

This is my book on malaria and its management, published by Macmillan Medical Communications. In 370 pages, this book provides a concise review of pathogenesis of malaria; exhaustive description of clinical manifestations, typical and atypical; comprehensive analysis of diagnostic tests and their utility, authentic details of treatment, based on the recommendations of WHO, NVBDCP-India and CDC, US; detailed description of complications and their management as well as details of control measures, prevention strategies, and future prospects.

 Chapters:
  • The Problem of Malaria
  • Transmission, Life Cycle and Pathogenesis
  • Clinical Manifestations of Malaria
  • Diagnosis of Malaria
  • Treatment of Malaria
  • Severe Malaria
  • Control of Malaria
  • Prevention of Malaria
  • Future Prospects
  • Appendices 1. Diagnostic methods, 2. antimalarial drugs, 3. Districts/PHCs with chloroquine-resistant P. falciparum malaria and 4. Clinical examination of severe malaria

Media Reports

Images below: Deccan Herald, New Indian Express, Times of India, July 4, 2015, Mangaluru

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  • Mangalore City Corportion to Revamp Malaria Control Programme: Mayor Presides Meeting on July 21, 2014 [See The Hindu | Times of India| Deccan Herald | Vijaya Karnataka | Udayavani | Varthabharathi]
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  • MCC criticised for lack of efforts to tackle malaria [The Hindu, Jul 9, 2014]
  • Malaria resurgence in Mangalore: Press statement and follow-up [Press statement | TOI, Jan 15, 2014 | Vartabharati, Jan 16, 2014 | The Hindu, Jan 17, 2014 | Follow-up meeting and reports]
  • India will soon become diabetes capital [The Hindu, Oct 29, 2012]
  • Inspired by BV Kakkilaya, school bags for kids [Deccan Herald | Times of Inida |  The Hindu | Mangalorean.com | Mangalore Today
  • Doctors for uniformity in malaria treatment. Raghava M. The Hindu. May 16, 2012. [See]
  • Rationalists warn people against AYUSH system: These are not considered systems of medicine, says a doctor. The Hindu. December 5, 2011 [See]  [See]
  • Viral infections rise with onset of dry winter season. Jaideep Shenoy, TNN.  Nov 25, 2011. [See]
  • Mangloreans battle flu, rhinitis as winter chill sets in. Jaideep Shenoy, TNN Nov 24, 2011. [See] [See]
  • Flawed data collection raises doubts over malaria control programme. Raghava M. The Hindu. June 11, 2011 [See]
  • Problems dog anti-filariasis campaign. Raghava M. The Hindu. February 3, 2011. [See]
  • Mangalore corporation fails to seek aid for malaria control. Sudipto Mondal. The Hindu. Oct 19, 2010 [See]
  • 999 malaria cases in August alone – Pronounced spurt in the incidence of malaria since 2005. The Hindu. September 17, 2010. [See] [See]
  • Concern over rise in malaria cases – City corporation organises workshop on prevention and control of malaria. The Hindu. September 4, 2010 [See]
  • Chikungunya: experts see lapses in treatment system. The Hindu. Jul 06, 2008 [See]
  • Chikungunya scare: committee report yet to be made public. The Hindu. August 21, 2008. [See]
  • Four-laning work to be completed by December 2007. The Hindu. December 16, 2006. [See]
  • Students advised to analyse their aptitude before choosing a career. The Hindu. June 18, 2006. [See]
  • Heavy blow to malaria control drive in city. The Hindu. May 4, 2006. [See]
  • Mangalore residents cautioned against spread of malaria. The Hindu. Aug 22, 2005 [See]
  • Radio still rules the airwaves. Stanley G Pinto. TNN May 8, 2002. [See]
  • Insecticide spray is killing a village. Stanley G. Pinto. Times of India Jan 6, 2001 [See]

ಪತ್ರಿಕಾ ವರದಿಗಳು/ಬರಹಗಳು

ಪ್ರಜಾವಾಣಿ, ಕನ್ನಡಪ್ರಭ, ವಾರ್ತಾಭಾರತಿ, ವಿಜಯವಾಣಿ; ಮಂಗಳೂರು, ಜುಲೈ 4, 2015
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ಫ್ಲೂ ಎಂದು ಹೆದರುವಿರೇಕೆ?

ಹೊಸ 2009 ಹೆಚ್1 ಎನ್ 1  ಫ್ಲೂ ಸೋಂಕಿನ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಜಗತ್ತಿನಾದ್ಯಂತ ಹುಟ್ಟಿಸಲಾಗಿರುವ ಭಯ-ಆತಂಕಗಳ ಹಿನ್ನೆಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ, ಫ್ಲೂ ರೋಗದ ವೈಜ್ಞಾನಿಕ ಸತ್ಯಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಬರೆಯಲಾಗಿರುವ ಪುಸ್ತಕವಿದು. ನನ್ನ ಸ್ವಂತ ಬರವಣಿಗೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಕಟವಾಗಿರುವ ಮೊದಲ ಪುಸ್ತಕವೂ ಹೌದು.

ಫ್ಲೂ ಸೋಂಕು ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯವಾಗಿರುವುದಷ್ಟೇ ಅಲ್ಲ, ಅದನ್ನುಂಟು ಮಾಡುವ ವೈರಸ್ ಆಗಾಗ ರೂಪು ಬದಲಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವುದೂ ಹೊಸ ವಿಚಾರವೇನಲ್ಲ. ಹಾಗೆಯೇ ಹೊಸ ರೂಪ ಧರಿಸಿ ಬಂದ ಫ್ಲೂ ವೈರಸ್ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ವಿಪರೀತವಾದ ಭೀತಿಯನ್ನು ಹುಟ್ಟಿಸಿ, ಅದರ ಪತ್ತೆಗಾಗಿ ದುಬಾರಿಯಾದ ಪರೀಕ್ಷೆಗಳನ್ನೂ, ಪ್ರಯೋಜನಕ್ಕಿಲ್ಲದ ಔಷಧಗಳನ್ನೂ, ಪ್ರಶ್ನಾರ್ಹವಾದ ಲಸಿಕೆಗಳನ್ನೂ ಅಮಾಯಕರ ಮೇಲೆ ಹೇರಲು ಬಹುರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ದೈತ್ಯ ಕಂಪೆನಿಗಳು  ನಡೆಸಿದ ತಂತ್ರಗಾರಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ಎಳೆ-ಎಳೆಯಾಗಿ, ಆಧಾರ ಸಹಿತವಾಗಿ ಬಿಚ್ಚಿಡುವ ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಇದು. ಈ ಕೄತಿಗೆ ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗದ  ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸಂಘವು 2010ರ ಡಾ. ಎಚ್.ಡಿ. ಚಂದ್ರಪ್ಪ ಗೌಡ ಅತ್ಯುತ್ತಮ ವೈದ್ಯ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ನೀಡಿದೆ.

ಮೊದಲ ಮುದ್ರಣ: 2010; ಪರಿಷ್ಕೃತ ಎರಡನೇ ಮುದ್ರಣ: 2011

ISBN: 9788184671551; NKP: 001536;  40/-

http://navakarnataka.com/

ಪುಸ್ತಕ ವಿಮರ್ಶೆಗಳು: ಹೊಸದಿಗಂತ, ಅಕ್ಟೋಬರ್ 24, 2010; ಪ್ರಜಾವಾಣಿ, ಸೆಪ್ಟೆಂಬರ್ 18, 2011

ಅನುವಾದಿಸಿದ ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳು

ನಾನು ಪಿಯುಸಿ ಹಾಗೂ ವೈದ್ಯಕೀಯ ವ್ಯಾಸಂಗ ನಡೆಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾಗ ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್ ನಿಂದ ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಅನುವಾದಿಸಿದ್ದ ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳಿವು. ಈ ಪೈಕಿ ವಿಜ್ಞಾನದಲ್ಲಿ ವಿನೋದ ಎಂಬ ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಈಗಲೂ ಜನಪ್ರಿಯವಾಗಿದೆ.

ವಿಜ್ಞಾನದಲ್ಲಿ ವಿನೋದ
ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್ ಮೂಲ: ಎಂ. ಸ್ತೊಲ್ಯಾರ್, ಎಂ. ಫೋಮಿನ್
ನವಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಪ್ರಕಾಶನ
ಮೊದಲ ಮುದ್ರಣ: 1981
ಹದಿನೇಳು ಮರುಮುದ್ರಣಗಳು: 1983, 1984, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012

ಹತ್ತನೇ ತರಗತಿಯ ಪರೀಕ್ಷೆ ಮುಗಿಸಿ ರಜಾದಿನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ನಾನು ಅನುವಾದಿಸಿದ ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಇದು. ಇಂದಿಗೂ ಸಾಕಷ್ಟು ಜನಪ್ರಿಯ.

ಇತರ ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳು:

  • ಮಾರ್ಕ್ಸ್ ವಾದ ಮತ್ತು ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ ದುಡಿಯುವ ವರ್ಗದ ಪಾತ್ರ (1983)(ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್ ಮೂಲ: ಎಸ್.ಜಿ.ಸರ್ದೇಸಾಯಿ)
  • ಬದಲಾಗುತ್ತಿರುವ ವಿಶ್ವದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಮ್ಯೂನಿಸಂ (1985) (ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್ ಮೂಲ: ಬೋರಿಸ್ ಪೊನೊಮರೆವ್)
  • ಯುದ್ಧವೀರರು: ಸೋವಿಯತ್ ಸೈನಿಕರ ಪರಾಕ್ರಮದ ಕಥೆಗಳು 1941-1945 (1985) (ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್ ಮೂಲ: ಅಕ್ರಾಮ್ ಷರಿಪೊವ್)
  • ಪರಮಾಣು ಯುದ್ಧ: ವೈದ್ಯಕೀಯ ಮತ್ತು ಜೈವಿಕ ಪರಿಣಾಮಗಳು – ಸೋವಿಯತ್ ವೈದ್ಯರುಗಳ ದೃಷ್ಟಿಕೋನ  (1985) (ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್ ಮೂಲ: ಯವ್ಗನಿ ಐ. ಚಸೋವ್, ಲಿಯುನಿವ್ ಎ. ಇಲ್ಯಿಸ್, ಅಂಜೆಲಿನಾ ಕೆ. ನುಸ್ಕೋವಾ)
  • ಬಂಡವಾಳಶಾಹಿ ಜಗತ್ತಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಹಕ್ಕುಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಸ್ವಾತಂತ್ರ್ಯಗಳು  (1987)
  • ವ್ಲಾದಿಮಿರ್ ಇಲ್ಯಿಚ್ ಲೆನಿನ್: ಜೀವನದ ಪುಟಗಳಿಂದ (ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್ ಮೂಲ: ಯೂರಿ ಅಕ್ಸ್ಯುತಿನ್, ಸ್ವೆತ್ಲಾನ ಮುರ್ತಿನ್ಚುಕ್)  (1987)
  • ಸ್ಟಾಲಿನ್ ವಿದ್ಯಮಾನ  (1988)

Back to Cradle

This is about integrating all my little  knowledge.

Our beautiful blue planet, Earth, was formed almost four and a half billion years ago and a billion years or so later Life appeared on it. As myriad forms of life evolved, each dependent on the other, our planet was at one time probably the most spectacular part of the Universe. Then evolved, about 200 thousand years ago, a species called Man. Mother Nature’s intentions were certainly good. But this particular species thought otherwise.

He lived the life of a hunter-gatherer for most of his life. Only about 12000 years ago, he decided to grow his own food. And he plundered the forests, the erstwhile source of all his food, to make vast, cultivable fields. He domesticated animals, some even bigger than him, to ‘help’ him. In some parts of the world today, these animals, the livestock, even outnumber man himself! Then he started trading. And expanded the repertoire of tradable commodities, built factories, ever the bigger, all spewing a variety of gases into the atmosphere, choking the earth. And his zest for faster trade and travel brought the cars and the jets that drank all the fuel hidden inside the earth’s belly, only to spew more venom onto the atmosphere. As the gases of the livestock and the factories and the cars and the jets enveloped the earth, global temperatures have started rising. Water, the very essence of life, is becoming scarce. With oil wells drying up, food grains are finding their way into fuel tanks, as though feeding the machines is more important and urgent than feeding the mouths. The very foods that he grew (with added fertilizers and pesticides) and then processed to satisfy just the taste buds are proving his nemesis, causing far too many diseases, the so called diseases of civilisation. With food, shelter and trade monopolised by a handful few, poor are becoming poorer and the rich, richer. The pressures of sheer numbers of mankind and his livestock have driven many a species into extinction. These selfish actions of man, driven solely by money and deliberately unmindful of the consequences, are increasingly proving antagonistic to Mother Nature. As the blame game continues, these are spiralling into a tragedy that is threatening the very existence of life on earth.

It is now time we return to Mother Nature..

  • Stop the plunder
  • Bring the jungle to our concrete cities
  • Eat what a hunter gatherer eats
  • All live for one and one lives for all
  • Live and let live all the wonderful life forms on earth
  • But is it possible to undo the devastation?

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OJHAS

This is the Online Journal that I publish and edit, every three months since 2002.

The Online Journal of Health & Allied Sciences is the FIRST ‘Online Only’ medical journal from India that is peer reviewed, open access, free for publishing. The journal brings the vast potential of the Internet to the doorsteps of the biomedical fraternity for publishing various topics of common interest. [Visit ojhas.org]

Spandana Metabolics

This is about the work that we do in our Clinic: Managing Metabolic Syndrome related disorders.

Human body is THE BEST system ever designed by nature. We ought to save this treasure for long years without willfully damaging it. But in the recent years, diseases like obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, coronary artery disease, certain cancers, degenerative neurological diseases, autoimmune diseases, osteoporosis and many others are increasing in epidemic proportions world over. Recent research provides enough proof for the fact that these ‘Diseases of Civilization’ are caused by the way we live and the food we eat, the insults we repeatedly thrust on our body. Not only are these preventable, but also correctable if only we change our habits.

Many of these diseases are grouped together as Metabolic Syndrome. Metabolism is the process by which our body utilizes and assimilates energy. The internal environment of our body is so well designed that it is extremely well controlled and capable of responding to any challenges from the external environment in which we live. But our food and life style can put this well controlled system out of gear and the result is the Metabolic Syndrome.

Spandana Centre for Metabolic Medicine, for the FIRST TIME ANY WHERE IN INDIA, brings to you the state-of-science facilities for assessing the Metabolic Derangements in your body and provides a Complete Lifestyle and Food Guide to overcome the problems if any and prevent any in the future. This Total and Natural Way to Attain Health will transform the way you look at yourself, making you the manager of your health. Healthy Weight Loss will just be an added benefit! [Visit spandanametabolics.com]

Kakkilayas of Bevinje

This is about our Kakkilaya Family.

Kakkilayas are a respected and reputed family from Bevinje, a village near Chengala, 8 kms. from Kasaragod. Kakkilayas of Bevinje have been and are known for their public activities, philanthropic and charitable disposition and social and political work. Their ancestral house at Bevinje, even after 150 years of construction, continues to be a centre of religious and social functions. Kakkilayas, wherever or whatever they happen to be, are proud of their Bevinje. [Visit kakkilaya.com]