Original Research Article
Sept. 2, 2020
Detrimental Effect of Cell Phones and its Awareness among Adolescents in Selected Urban Community of Sikar City (Rajasthan)
Prof. (Dr.) Mahipal Singh, Nilesh Soni
SAS J Med | 192-197
DOI : 10.36347/sasjm.2020.v06i09.001
Communication is essential in every area of life. The cellular telephone system is a way of providing portable telephone services. Cell phones are a vast improvement over the telecommunications technology of the past century, and are deadly became a part of modern life. Cell phones have become a necessity for many people throughout the world but nothing is without some detrimental effects. Such detrimental effects of cell phones on the youth may lead health risks such as mental health and physical health problems; hence a study was conducted to assess the detrimental effects of cell phones and its awareness among adolescents. A structured interview schedule was used to determine the detrimental effects of cell phones and its awareness among adolescents. Non Experimental uni-variant descriptive design is used on 100 adolescents from Urban Community of Sikar City. The technique used in the study is Non probability convenient sampling technique and it shows that out of 100 about half of the adolescent (48%) were averagely aware, around 46% were poor awareness, and only 6% were fully aware about the detrimental effects of cell phones.
When COVID-19 Hits Tuberculosis: Unusual Association
Achrane J, Bouyste K, Azzedine R, Daoudi M, Rhanim A, Achachi L, Herrak L, Elftouh M
SAS J Med | 198-203
DOI : 10.36347/sasjm.2020.v06i09.002
Introduction: COVID-19 is a multi-organ disease secondary to SARS-Cov-2 this infection may be responsible in some cases for severe acute respiratory syndrome. The clinical characteristics and management of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). with COVID-19 are not yet clear and have not been sufficiently studied. Patient and method: In this observation, we report a case of SARS-Cov-2 infection revealing pulmonary tuberculosis, our management experience and the clinical and evolutionary data of this case. Results: This is a 20-year-old patient with pulmonary tuberculosis and COVID-19 co-infection held in front of an evocative clinical radio panel, positive COVID-19 PCR test and GeneXpert in sputum also positive. The thoracic CT showed an extended frosted glass appearance (25%-50%) with multiple parenchymal condensations in favor of a CORADS 5, with presence of multiple nodular opacities sometimes excavated. The patient is put on protocol: Hydroxychloroquine + Azithromycin sulfate, associated with antibacillary treatment. The clinical evolution was marked by apyrexia at the end of the 3rd day of treatment with progressive improvement of his respiratory symptomatology. Conclusion: With the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, broader studies are needed to study the prognosis of tuberculosis –COVID-19.