Aravind Gandhi P

Aravind Gandhi P
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research | PGIMER · Community Medicine & School of Public Health

Doctor of Medicine

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Introduction
Presently working on Operational Research, Real world data and Vaccines
Additional affiliations
May 2016 - May 2019
Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital
Position
  • Junior Resident
Education
May 2016 - May 2019
August 2009 - February 2015
Madurai Medical College
Field of study
  • Medicine

Publications

Publications (27)
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HIV prevalence in India is about 0.22%, with the total number of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) is estimated at 21.40 lakhs, constituting third largest epidemic in world. However, no study on HIV‐COVID‐19 co‐infection has been reported from India. We conducted a retrospective, record based case series including three males, 2 females and 1 tran...
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Objective: Considering the rising menace of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), it is essential to explore the methods and resources that might predict the case numbers expected and identify the locations of outbreaks. Hence, we have done the following study to explore the potential use of Google Trends (GT) in predicting the COVID-19 outbreak in...
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Objectives The study assessed the community preparedness to manage the COVID-19 and access to healthcare services during the lockdown of 2020 in a rural health block of northern India. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted during June-July, 2020 in 25 villages and five wards of a rural administrative block of Haryana. A pre-tested, semi-st...
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Background & aim Probiotics in the gut have been suggested to have a beneficial effect on anxiety response and depressive disorder. Hence we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to summarize the effects of probiotics associated with or without pharmacological or psychological therapies in patients with depressive and/or anxiety symptoms...
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Objectives: Physical distancing is a control measure against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Lockdowns are a strategy to enforce physical distancing in urban areas, but they are drastic measures. Therefore, we assessed the effectiveness of the lockdown measures taken in the world's second-most populous country, India, by exploring their relat...
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Objectives: During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, countries around the world framed specific laws and imposed varying degrees of lockdowns to ensure the maintenance of physical distancing. Understanding changes in temporal and spatial mobility patterns may provide insights into the dynamics of this infectious disease. Therefore,...
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Objectives: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic affected routine healthcare services across all spectra, and tuberculosis (TB) care under the National Tuberculosis Elimination Program have been affected the most. However, evidence available at the community level is minimal. The clinical features, care cascade pathway, and treatment ou...
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Virtual conferences are environment-friendly alternatives to physical conferences. COVID-19 pandemic has increased the use of virtual conferences. However, they are not without their share of impact on the environment. We assessed the carbon emissions (CE) of a three day national public health conference with 1474 attendees held in virtual mode and...
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Objective: Healthcare services using mobile-phone based telemedicine provide simple technology that does not require sophisticated equipment. This study assessed community health workers' knowledge, attitude, and practice (i.e., their readiness) at the village level for uptake of mobile-phone based telemedicine. Materials and Methods: This cross-se...
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Understanding the demographic and clinical characteristics cases and deaths is essential for better clinical and public health management of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) in resource-limited settings. We analyzed the COVID-19 deaths reported from India, to describe the demographic and clinical characteristics and identify the factors associat...
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Background India faces a double burden of Malnutrition-undernutrition and overnutrition. In the medical institutes of India, there are no practice-based teaching methods to instill a greater understanding of the concepts of nutrition and healthy cooking. Hence, we have focused on an initiative named “Diet Demonstration” (DD) that is being practiced...
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India is home to an estimated 57 million people (18% of the global estimate) affected by depression. We conducted a cross-sectional study to determine the prevalence of depression and associated factors among software professionals in Delhi National Capital Region, during 2017-2018 with a sample size of 310. Two-stage cluster sampling was used. A p...
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UNSTRUCTURED Telemedicine is where health care intersects with Information Technology. In India, there has been no statutory regulations or official guidelines, specific for Telemedicine practice and allied matters, so far. For the first time, Government of India has released Telemedicine Practice Guidelines for Registered Medical Practitioners on...
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Health system in India is fragmented with different kinds of health care providers engaged in the delivery of health services across rural and urban areas. The integration of health information in a single platform aids in strengthening the public health surveillance systems, better decision support system, improvement in the efficiency and effecti...
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Background: A woman's satisfaction with childbirth services can have a significant impact on her mental health and ability to bond with her neonate. Indian women's satisfaction with childbirth services has been explored qualitatively, or by using nonstandard local questionnaires, but quantitative data gathered with standardized questionnaires are e...
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In India, only 41.6% of the children are breastfed within 1 hour and 54.9% of the children are exclusively breastfed till 6 months. In order to promote breastfeeding, the first week of August is being observed as World Breastfeeding week. We organized a brainstorming session followed by an Interactive, audio-visual health education event on breastf...
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Background: The transition from secondary school to university is a critical period in student's life which can influence their nutritional status impacting health in later life. The study conducted to assess changes in BMI after 8 months of admission among first year undergraduate students of a Medical College.
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Background: Rapid urbanization has led to the increase in a group of people called ‘Urban poor’ dwelling as a community in ‘Slums’, worldwide. Slums manifest deprivation that transcends income poverty. Hence, we conducted this Community-oriented primary care (COPC) exercise, to give medical students a greater understanding of the situation of indiv...

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