https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/NJE/issue/feed Nepal Journal of Epidemiology 2018-09-24T18:01:17+00:00 Dr. Brijesh Sathian drsathian@gmail.com Open Journal Systems The official journal of the International Nepal Epidemiological Association (INEA). Content also available on the journal's own <a title="NJE" href="http://www.ceainea.com" target="_blank">website</a>. https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/NJE/article/view/21139 Orexin Receptor Competitive Antagonists: A Novel target of the Sedative and hypnotics drugs for the pharmacotherapy of Insomnia 2018-09-24T18:01:13+00:00 Indrajit Banerjee indrajit18@gmail.com Orexins are peptide neurotransmitters which are produced in the lateral and posterior part of the hypothalamus in the brain. There are two Orexin receptors which has been identified till date viz. Orexin 1 (OX  1) and Orexin 2 (OX 2 receptor). 2018-09-24T18:01:13+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/NJE/article/view/21140 Acute morbidity profile and treatment seeking behaviour among people residing in an urban resettlement colony in Delhi, India 2018-09-24T18:01:17+00:00 Sarika Palepu sarikapalepu@gmail.com Kapil Yadav dr_kapilyadav@yahoo.co.in Farhad Ahamed farhadahamed1987@gmail.com Anil Kumar Goswami anilgoswami@hotmail.com Baridalyne Nongkynrih baridalyne@gmail.com Chandrakant S Pandav cpandav@gmail.com <p><strong>Background:</strong> Rapid urbanization has resulted in increased burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases, especially among urban poor population. In the absence of a well-functioning three tier health care system in urban India, health needs of urban poor are rarely fulfilled. The objective of this study was to assess primary health care services utilisation pattern and its associated selected socio-demographic determinants in an urban population of Dakshinpuri Extension, South-east district of Delhi.</p><p><strong>Materials and Methods:</strong> A community based cross-sectional study was done from November 2013 to November 2014 with a sample size of 440 households through simple random sampling. Information was obtained regarding the socio-demographic characteristics and morbidity pattern of all the members of household in the preceding one year of the conduct of the present study through a pretested semi structured interview schedule. Association of various socio-demographic characteristics with primary and secondary health care facilities utilisation was studied with bivariate and multivariate logistic regression.</p><p><strong>Result:</strong> In this study, 42% of the household members suffered from acute illnesses and symptoms in the preceding one year. Secondary/tertiary health care facilities were approached mostly for seeking treatment. Majority of the household members sought treatment from private health care facilities. Significantly higher utilisation of secondary/tertiary health care facilities was found by head of households and household members who are married.</p><p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> Primary health care system needs to be revamped to improve healthcare delivery among urban population. Strategies to decongest secondary/tertiary health care facilities in urban India needs focus.</p> 2018-09-24T18:01:17+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##