|19th june 2013, Wednesday|
From the Desk of Editor in Chief
When will the Dr. B.C. Roy National Awards recommence?
The present Government and the Health Ministry along with the Board of Governors, Medical Council of India has been sitting on the Dr. B.C. Roy National Award file for the last 5 years.
Socio-demographic characteristics of sexually abused children
Carbohydrates as substitute to saturated fats not the answer
Checklist for a doctor’s consultation
News Around The Globe
Modern plan for medicine
New Delhi, June 17: Doctors of ayurveda and three other systems of medicine may be legally permitted to prescribe modern medicine under a controversial proposal from the Union health ministry that has angered sections of modern medics..... Read More
Govt orders probe into sex test complaint against Shah Rukh
(Source HT Correspondent: Mumbai): State public health minister Suresh Shetty has directed the civic body to examine allegations of foetal sex-determination levelled against Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan..... Read More
Widely used drugs to cost up to 50% less
Rupali Mukherjee, TNN | Jun 18: MUMBAI: Prices of widely used drugs like painkillers, anti-infectives, antibiotics and anti-cancer and cardiovascular drugs are slated to come down by up to 50% by July-end. ......... Read More
Spectre of drug shortage over TB treatment
Rupali Mukherjee, TNN | Jun 18: MUMBAI: India battles a severe shortage of key TB drugs especially with two categories: paediatric and drug-resistant TB or DR-TB, industry experts say. ...... Read More
Quick postmeal walks better than once-daily longer ones
A quick 15-minute walk after each meal may be a better exercise prescription than a once-daily 45-minute walk for older adults with prediabetes, a new study suggests. (Source: Medscape)
Depression predicts early retirement in patients with RA
Depression is the strongest predictor of work disability leading to early retirement in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA), report researchers. Mental health outpaced disease activity, response to medication, stress at work, and comorbidity. (Source: Medscape)
Valvular Heart Disease Update
What are the most common causes of significant mitral regurgitation in the elderly?
Infertility Update (Dr Kaberi Banerjee, IVF expert, New Delhi)
What percentage of IVF cycles get cancelled prior to egg retrieval and why?
According to western figures 20% of cycles may be cancelled prior to egg retrieval. IVF cycles may be cancelled for a variety of reasons, usually due to an inadequate number of follicles developing. Cancellation rates due to low response to the ovulation drugs increase with a woman’s age, especially after age 35. A cycle may be cancelled to reduce the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). Treatment with a GnRH agonist or antagonist reduces the possibility of premature LH surges from the pituitary gland, and thereby reduces the risk of premature ovulation.
Rabies Update (Dr. A K Gupta)
What should be done to a pet dog that is bitten by a stray dog?
If a pet dog is bitten by a stray dog, wounds should be thoroughly washed and povidone iodine should be applied. Consult a veterinarian for anti-rabies vaccination.
(Dr Sudhir Gupta, Additional Prof, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS)
Can a cardiologist employee a Unani or Ayurveda doctor?
Situation: Is the dose of T4 thyroid drug same for children and adults?
Situation: An elderly patient with unstable angina presented with URTI and was found to be positive for Chlamydia pneumoniae infection.
Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity. William Menninger
Dr KK Aggarwal: Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, http://fb.me/HEK3vFeH
Wonderful confession by a girl in church and amazing reply she got. She: I am in love with . Read More
Good new look, excellent job: Vivek, Varanasi
An Inspirational Story
Attitude – One of Life’s Choice
My wife, Tere, and I purchased a new car in December. Even though we had tickets to fly from California to Houston to visit her family for Christmas, we decided to drive to Texas to break in the new car. We packed the car and took off for a wonderful week with Grandma.
Dilute russel viper venom test is used to diagnose.......
Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: What are the clotting factors in the extrinsic pathway that require phospholipids for activation?
Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: D.IX AND X
Correct answers received from: Dr Abbas Vakil, Dr. B.B. Gupta, Dr.Biji, Dr. Bharat Bhushan Aggarwal, Dr Mamta Sahu, Dr. Thakor Hitendrsinh G, Dr Pankaj Agarwal, DR AVTAR KRISHAN, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr kanta jain , Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Dr. Ashok K. Ghosh, drpksahu, Dr. Thakor Hitendrsinh G Dr.K.V.Sarma, Tukaram Pagad, DR SANTHAKUMARI
Answer for 17th June Mind Teaser: A. Acute urticaria
Correct answers received from: drpksahu, Dr. Thakor Hitendrsinh G, Dr.K.V.Sarma, Tukaram Pagad
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ZOONOSIS – 2013-Conference on Prevention of Diseases Communicable from Animals to Human
Saturday, 6th July, 9.30 am – 5 pm, Venue: New Delhi
(All About Flu, Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies, Neurocysticercosis, Leptospirosis, Food Allergies etc.)
For Free Registration: Email: email@example.com
Enrollment for workshop
Heart Care Foundation of India under the aegis of Perfect Health Mela is organizing a series of skill workshops in the month of Oct as per the following programmes
The workshops will have experts interacting both theoretically and with practical demonstrations and interactions. If interested, kindly confirm your registration at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also forward this information to your interested friends and colleagues for a registration.
1. IJCP’s ejournals (This may take a few minutes to open)
Dr Veena Aggarwal, Dr Arpan Gandhi, Dr Aru Handa, Dr Ashish Verma, Dr A K Gupta, Dr Brahm Vasudev, Dr GM Singh, Dr Jitendra Ingole, Dr Kaberi Banerjee (email@example.com), Dr Monica Vasudev, Dr MC Gupta, Dr Neelam Mohan (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr Navin Dang, Dr Pawan Gupta(email@example.com), Dr Parveen Bhatia, (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr Prabha Sanghi, Dr Prachi Garg, Rajat Bhatnagar (http://www.isfdistribution.com), Dr. Rajiv Parakh, Dr Sudhir Gupta