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3.  VENEREOLOGY IN INDIA 
Indian Journal of Dermatology  2011;56(4):363-367.
Venereology-the study of venereal diseases or more recently, the sexually transmitted infections (STI) includes a variety of pathogens namely viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa for which the common factor is the mode of transmission and acquisition: Sexual relations between human beings. Medical and other historians have often suggested that well-known diseases such as syphilis, gonorrhea, chancroid and lymphogranuloma venereum have existed since earliest times. However, it is difficult to identify modern disease entities based on written historical record. Studying the origin of STIs helps us to learn the political, economic and moral conditions that led to the disease. Effective management of STI rests on three pillars of diagnosis, prevention and treatment. For most of past 50 years in India, the diagnostic pillar has been the least well-supported. Until well into present century, diagnosis of STI in India was clinical. Treatment of STIs in India followed the methods used in England. Of course in the 19th century, in many parts of the world, only a few had access to modern methods of treatment; in India, there was extensive use of Ayurvedic treatment with traditional medicines. This article thus gives just an overview and evolution of venereology in India with regard to venereal diseases (now more often known as STIs/disease), control measures, academic, association and journal development and finally future perspective.
doi:10.4103/0019-5154.84713
PMCID: PMC3178995  PMID: 21965840
Control program; historical aspects; India; sexually transmitted infections/disease; venereal diseases; venereology
4.  IJD® Becomes the Official Organ of the Asian Academy of Dermatology and Venereology 
Indian Journal of Dermatology  2012;57(3):167-168.
doi:10.4103/0019-5154.96185
PMCID: PMC3371516  PMID: 22707764
5.  Partner notification and treatment Institute of Venereology-experience 
Introduction:
There has been a significant increase in general awareness about Sexually transmitted diseases (STD's) among the general public. However, rates of partner notification and treatment which are an integral part of STD awareness is still questionable.
Methodology and Results:
We analyzed the statistics for prevalence of partner notification (which is about 52%) as well as the possible reasons for non-compliance. An overview of various ways of partner notification has been given as patient delivered partner medication (PDPM) and patient based partner referral (PBPR) of which PDPM is the most acceptable and effective method worldwide.
doi:10.4103/0253-7184.112863
PMCID: PMC3730467  PMID: 23919048
Partner notification; patient based partner referral; patient delivered partner medication
6.  Antoni Rosner, the first associate professor of dermatology and venereology in Poland 
The article presents an outline of the development of world and Polish dermatology. The author points out to the first descriptions of skin diseases by ancient and medieval medical luminaries. The outline of the Polish dermatology is based on examples of doctors living in the 16th and 17th centuries. The first clinics of skin and venereal diseases in Poland appeared, like in other European countries, in the second half of the 19th century. Antoni Rosner, the first associate professor of clinical studies, greatly contributed to the development of this medical field. The description of his life and work is the background for the presentation of opening and developing the clinic of skin and venereal diseases in Krakow as well as the presentation of university curriculum at the Faculty of Medicine of the Jagiellonian University.
doi:10.5114/pdia.2014.40928
PMCID: PMC4112249  PMID: 25097475
Antoni Rosner; dermatology
7.  Evaluation of an interactive case simulation system in dermatology and venereology for medical students 
Background
Most of the many computer resources used in clinical teaching of dermatology and venereology for medical undergraduates are information-oriented and focus mostly on finding a "correct" multiple-choice alternative or free-text answer. We wanted to create an interactive computer program, which facilitates not only factual recall but also clinical reasoning.
Methods
Through continuous interaction with students, a new computerised interactive case simulation system, NUDOV, was developed. It is based on authentic cases and contains images of real patients, actors and healthcare providers. The student selects a patient and proposes questions for medical history, examines the skin, and suggests investigations, diagnosis, differential diagnoses and further management. Feedback is given by comparing the user's own suggestions with those of a specialist. In addition, a log file of the student's actions is recorded. The program includes a large number of images, video clips and Internet links. It was evaluated with a student questionnaire and by randomising medical students to conventional teaching (n = 85) or conventional teaching plus NUDOV (n = 31) and comparing the results of the two groups in a final written examination.
Results
The questionnaire showed that 90% of the NUDOV students stated that the program facilitated their learning to a large/very large extent, and 71% reported that extensive working with authentic computerised cases made it easier to understand and learn about diseases and their management. The layout, user-friendliness and feedback concept were judged as good/very good by 87%, 97%, and 100%, respectively. Log files revealed that the students, in general, worked with each case for 60–90 min. However, the intervention group did not score significantly better than the control group in the written examination.
Conclusion
We created a computerised case simulation program allowing students to manage patients in a non-linear format supporting the clinical reasoning process. The student gets feedback through comparison with a specialist, eliminating the need for external scoring or correction. The model also permits discussion of case processing, since all transactions are stored in a log file. The program was highly appreciated by the students, but did not significantly improve their performance in the written final examination.
doi:10.1186/1472-6920-6-40
PMCID: PMC1590009  PMID: 16907972
13.  Recruits for Venereology 
British Medical Journal  1970;2(5704):296.
PMCID: PMC1700418
14.  Recruits for Venereology 
British Medical Journal  1970;2(5702):175-176.
PMCID: PMC1699986
15.  Recruits for Venereology 
British Medical Journal  1970;1(5699):816.
PMCID: PMC1699713
16.  Gaps in Venereology 
British Medical Journal  1971;3(5772):480.
PMCID: PMC1800397
19.  Venereology in Brief 
British Medical Journal  1972;4(5836):370.
PMCID: PMC1786548
20.  Recent Venereology 
British Medical Journal  1964;2(5402):174.
PMCID: PMC1816089
22.  Venereology 
PMCID: PMC1875660
24.  Recent Patterns in Venereology 
Canadian Medical Association Journal  1960;83(23):1218-1219.
Images
PMCID: PMC1938981  PMID: 20326553
25.  Future of Venereology 
British Medical Journal  1945;2(4433):902.
PMCID: PMC2060625

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