1. Alcoholic Gastritis: Eminence of Clinical Pharmacist to Attenuate Quality Of Life Asha K Rajan, Vedha pal Jeyamani.S, Sabishruthi.S, Kavitha.S, Indumathi. S, Lavanya.R, Kaviya.U
Gastritis is one among the many gastrointestinal conditions commonly found. The etiological cause of gastritis may be of various sources like food habits, toxicity from food etc,. Alcoholic gastritis is where chronic abusers of alcohol face a serious condition with revilement possible only once the withdrawal of alcohol is done. Rehabilitation therapy is involved in engaging the patients to withdraw alcohol which is being abused by them. Presently a case series on alcoholic gastritis of three patients have been done. Culture examination of the patient’s revealed helicobacter pylori found in two and Escherichia coli found in the other. Their amylase and lipase levels showed wide variations with USG and CECT reports confirming gastritis with etiological cause of alcohol. Pharmacotherapy was initiated with Bismuth subsalicylate 524mg, amoxicillin 500g, and metronidazole 500mg. additionally; antacids like Ranitidine 150 mg, antiemetic like ondansetron 8mg and vitamin supplements like B-complex were given. Rehabilitation counseling and necessary lifestyle modification has also been insisted upon. Cognitive and behavioral therapies were included within the counseling given. The intact role of the clinical pharmacist could be in the sectors of guiding with pharmacotherapy, counseling imposed on lifestyle changes to be done and rehabilitation therapy guidance with support. Eradication of the microorganism which gained access through food an alcohol, and withdrawal of alcohol would bring back the patient to normal life.
2. Assess the Knowledge on Managing Protein Energy Malnutrition Among Mothers of Under Five Children at Rural Areas of Kutch, Gujarat Ambica C, Viruben H Bhudia, Shashikala J Maheshwari, Kiran A Raval
Objective : The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge on Managing PEM among Mothers of under five children with their demographic variables. Methods: Quantitative approach and non experimental cross sectional research design was used. the data collection includes two parts. Part-1 Demographic variables and Part- A structured Knowledge Questionnaire to assess the level of knowledge of the Mothers of under five children. 638 mothers were selected by using cluster probability sampling technique and purposive non probability sampling technique. Those selected Mothers were fulfilled the inclusion criteria of the study. Selected rural area anganwadies are sampling frame o the study. The study was conducted at rural areas at different blocks of Kutch district. Results: Data was collected, organized, tabulated and analyzed by using statistical methods with (Descriptive statistics) numbers, frequency, percentages, and (Inferential statistics) Chi- Square. In current study 15.5% (99), 19.1% (122) & 65.4% (417) mothers were had adequate, moderately adequate and inadequate knowledge level in pre test respectively. The values shows, majority of the mothers had inadequate knowledge. The results there was a significant (p= ˂0.01) association between the pre test level of knowledge of mothers in managing PEM and demographic variable such as educational status of mother, occupation, number of under five children in the family and sources of health information.