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12th March 2010, Friday
Assay change: New cut off for PSA
A quiet switch in lab standards has artificially lowered prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels that may potentially lead to cancers being missed. Assays that have been calibrated to the WHO standards and gradually adopted since 2000 yield PSA levels 20–25% lower than those under the old Hybritech standards. About 34% of cancers would be missed if the traditional PSA cutoff of 4.0 ng/mL –– determined under the old standards –– continued to be used with assay values determined under the new standards. Hybritech was the first assay manufacturer in the 80s & the other players also followed this standard.
But not all manufacturers have switched to the new standard. Most lab reports do not indicate standard was used.
The entire literature is based on the Hybritech standard, but more than 50–60% of PSA assays around the country are now calibrated to the WHO standard. Few urologists and even fewer primary care physicians are aware of the issue. Physicians can calibrate the cut off, once they know about this and determine which standard PSA results follow. Guidelines need to clarify that approximately 3.0 ng/mL has to replace the 4.0 ng/mL PSA threshold that everyone is used to thinking of if used with the WHO standardized assays.
Laughter the best medicine Actual medical record Discharge status: Alive but without permission. The patient will need disposition, and we will therefore get Dr. X to dispose of him.
Formulae in Critical Care
Calculation of blood sugar from HbA1C value Formula: HbA1C × 25 = average blood sugar (also called eag: estimated average glucose)
Milestones in Neurology
Samuel Alexander Kinnier Wilson (1878–1937) was a British neurologist who was born in Cedarville, New Jersey. In 1905 he moved to London, where he worked as registrar and pathologist at the National Hospital, Queens Square. Later he was appointed professor of neurology at King’s College Hospital. He first described progressure lenticular degeneration in 1912.
Mistakes in Clinical Practice
Avoid Latin directions for use. Write it out (eg, "every day" instead of qd).
SMS of The Day (Dr Jitendra Ingole, MD)
ESSENCE OF LIFE
Be simple but look stylish!
1–7 April Prostate Disease Awareness Week: Prostate SMS of the Day (Dr Anil Goyal)
Patient of BPH, if not treated properly can develop overflow/urge incontinence, kidney failure, bladder stone, UTI and acute/chronic retention of urine.
Lab test (Dr Navin Dang)
Cervical cancer is the only cancer suggested by WHO for routine screening.
List of Approved drug from 1.01.2009 to 31.10.2009
ZEN IMMUNE–FACT SHEET
ZENIMMUNE SLIM IS KNOWN TO HELP PREVENT PLAQUE FORMATION IN THE BLOOD VESSELS AND FACILITATE IMPROVED BLOOD CIRCULATION.
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Will be organized at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi on July 4, 2010, Sunday to commemorate Doctors’ Day. The speakers, chairpersons and panelists will be doctors from NCR, who have been past and present Padma awardees.
The second eMedinewS–revisiting 2010 conference will be held at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi on January 2, 2011. The event will have a day–long CME, Doctor of the Year awards, cultural hungama and live webcast. Suggestions are invited.
NATIONAL SEMINAR ON STRESS PREVENTION (17–18 April) . Over 300 registrations done already.
A Stress Prevention Residential Seminar cum spiritual retreat with Dr KK Aggarwal and Experts from Brahma Kumaris will be organized from April 17–18, 2010.
Co–organizers: eMedinews, Brahma Kumaris, Heart Care Foundation of India, IMA New Delhi Branch and IMA Janak Puri Branch
Venue: Om Shanti Retreat Centre, National Highway 8, Bilaspur Chowk, Pataudi Road, Near Manesar.
Timings: On Saturday 17th April (2 pm onwards) and Sunday 18th April (7 am–4 pm). There will be no registration charges, limited rooms, kindly book in advance; stay and food (satvik) will be provided. Voluntary contributions welcome. For booking e–mail and SMS to Dr KK Aggarwal: 9811090206, firstname.lastname@example.org BK Sapna: 9811796962, email@example.com
Stroke Update Workshop for GPs (Starts tomorrow)
Indian Stroke Association and International Stroke Conference are organizing a Stroke Update Workshop on March 13–14, 2010 at AIIMS Auditorium. eMedinewS has tied up with the conference for free registration for the first 200 GPs of NCR. Organizer: Dr Padma, Prof of Neurology, AIIMS, New Delhi. SMS for free registration to 9717298178 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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