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20th February 2010, Saturday
Recently, there has much speculation in the media about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan being treated for genital tuberculosis (TB). The family has angrily denied the same.
Dr KK Aggarwal
Question of the day
This is a controversial and a much debated issue with present practice recommending annual stool testing for occult blood (three samples with dietary restriction of meat, etc.). Colonoscopy, barium enema or sigmoidoscopy, would be limited to patients with positive occult blood results. Colonoscopy is obviously indicated for screening of high–risk patients, such as those with prior polyps or cancer, ulcerative colitis or familial polyposis.
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Consent is not same as notification
Notification differs from consent in that a third party (e.g. the parent or guardian of a mature or medically emancipated minor) is simply being told of the action rather than being asked to provide consent.
Packed cell volume (PCV): Formula: PCV = Hb (g %) x 3
Milestones in Neurology
Mistakes in Clinical Practice
MgSO4 or MSO4 or MS – The abbreviations for magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) and morphine sulfate (MSO4 or MS) can look similar or be misinterpreted. It is best to write out ‘magnesium sulfate’ or ‘morphine sulfate’.
LIST OF APPROVED DRUG FROM 1.01.2009 to 31.10.2009
Silicic Acid and Herbs: A New Approach.
Various clinical studies have proved that silicic acid as sodium metasilicate, has a synergistic effect with concomitant use of relevant herbal extracts when both are used in conjunction. Silicic acid and herbs compliment each other and in fact, the Herbs potentiate the absorption, assimilation and response to sodium metasilicate. Herbal extracts are known to enhance the Bio–availability of Sodium Metasilicate at the cellular Level and thus play a significant role to be a part of silicic acid supplementation. Interestingly, The most popular brands of silicic acid health Supplements, Available in the USA Market contain Herbal Extracts along with the Silicic acid as a major Ingredient. Sodium Metasilicate is NOW available in India as ZENIMMUNE Range of Products.
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