International Journal of Medical Research and Review https://ijmrr.medresearch.in/index.php/ijmrr <p><em><strong>ISSN: <a href="https://portal.issn.org/resource/ISSN/2320-8686" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2320-8686 (Online)</a>, <a href="https://portal.issn.org/resource/ISSN/2321-127X" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2321-127X (Print)</a></strong></em></p> Siddharth Health Research and Social Welfare Society en-US International Journal of Medical Research and Review 2321-127X PERCEIVED SOCIAL SUPPORT AMONG ELDERLY INDIVIDUALS RESIDING IN URBAN BENGALURU: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY https://ijmrr.medresearch.in/index.php/ijmrr/article/view/1405 <p><strong><u>Introduction</u></strong></p> <p>Increase in life expectancy results in an increasing elderly population which contributes to 9.3% of global population. With epidemiological transition of diseases, the burden of chronic morbidity conditions will also increase with an effect on Quality of life, which demands social support especially among elderly individuals. Hence the present study was taken up to assess social support among elderly individuals residing in urban field practice area of Bangalore Medical College &amp; Research Institute (BMCRI), Bengaluru.</p> <p><strong><u>Objective: </u></strong>To assess the perceived social support among elderly population residing in the urban field practice area of BMCRI</p> <p><strong><u>Methodology</u></strong><strong>: </strong></p> <p>A cross sectional study was conducted to assess the perceived social support among 100 elderly population residing in the urban field practice area of BMCRI. Simple random sampling technique was used. Data was collected using validated Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) questionnaire along with socio-demographic factors.</p> <p><strong><u>Results</u>: </strong>In this study, the mean age of the elderly individuals was 67.0 <u>+</u> 5.90 years, total social support score was 59.2 <u>+</u> 17.97. Perceived social support was found to be statistically significant found between characteristics gender, educational status, marital status, earning status, marital status, earning status, support obtained for medication and previous hospitalization. (p&lt;0.05)</p> MOUNA H S Hamsa Lokanath Ranganath T Sobagaiah Vishwanatha Neela Copyright (c) 2023 Author (s). Published by Siddharth Health Research and Social Welfare Society https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2023-01-27 2023-01-27 10 6 176 182 Osteomyelitis of Jaw: A Case Report https://ijmrr.medresearch.in/index.php/ijmrr/article/view/1402 <p>Tubercular (TB) osteomyelitis of mandible is a rare and uncommon clinical condition. The clinical appearance of tubercular infection of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) comprises of nonspecific features resembling osteomyelitis, arthritis, or any other kind of chronic joint diseases. At times, localized painful swelling of the jaw may be the only manifestation. The presented case is of osteomyelitis of the jaw in a 14-year-old girl patient for whom TB was later suspected.</p> Dolly Prashant Viplav Prashant Copyright (c) 2022 Author (s). Published by Siddharth Health Research and Social Welfare Society https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-12-26 2022-12-26 10 6 166 170 A A TALE OF TWO MALE SLES https://ijmrr.medresearch.in/index.php/ijmrr/article/view/1406 <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; SLE is an autoimmune disease with multisystem manifestations. SLE is more common in females typically beginning in the childbearing years suggesting a role for both hormones and as yet uncharacterized sex-related factors in the disease pathogenesis. The prevalence of the disease being one male patient for every 8-15 patients, the disease manifestations in male patients are considered to be graver than in females. Here is a case reporting of two males who came with different presentations of SLE , the first patient presented with rash,fever,alopecia,and arthralgia of small joints , the second patient presented with fever, easy fatiguability ,generalised edema ,breathlessness on exertion .Both of them were evaluated and found to have strong positive for ANA and ds DNA and EULAR ACR criteria for SLE was applied and both were diagnosed as SLE .They were treated with steroids and other immunosuppressants .Clinical improvement was noticed in both patients.</p> Sucharitha Suredddy Pavithira Annamalai Copyright (c) 2023 Author (s). Published by Siddharth Health Research and Social Welfare Society https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2023-01-17 2023-01-17 10 6 171 175