|18th june 2013, Tuesday|
From the Desk of Editor in Chief
ISM - practice of modern medicine
A recent circular by Dr. Vishwas Mehta with a copy to Shri S.C.L. Dass, Principal Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of NCT of Delhi talks about amendments in the State Medical Councils. The Government wants to fill up the vacancies in Primary Health Care Centers. Initially the Government wanted to bring about a concept of 3½ years BSc course and unable to implement the same, is now thinking of substituting ISM doctors in the main stream of Allopathic doctors so that they can be posted in PHCs in remote areas and practice allopathy.
The Government, therefore, wants AYUSH doctors to practice Allopathic system of medicine so that they can provide service in rural areas. Department of AYUSH has already taken a go ahead from the Health Ministry to empower ISM qualified doctors to practice modern system of medicine in limited way. To overcome 1998 Hon’ble Supreme Court of India judgment of Justice K.T. Thomas and Justice Syed Shah Mohammed Quadri in the Dr Mukhtiar Chand vs State of Punjab where it was mentioned that nobody can practice modern system of medicine unless he or she is enrolled with the State Medical Register maintained by State Medical Council. Read More…
Socio-demographic characteristics of sexually abused children :Of the victims, 56.4% (n = 57) were female and 43.6% (n = 44) were male. The mean age was 9.57 +/- 3.5, with a range of 4-17 years.
Heart Attack Symptoms in Women and elderly are Different : The symptoms of heart attack in women and the elderly may be different, warns Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal,
Checklist for a doctor’s consultation
News Around The Globe
Doctors in Delhi have stated working with anticipation of MCI election in near future. The Government extending the terms of the present Governor on the Board of Medical Council of India only for six months has sent a message to the medical community that the elections of formally elected Medical Council of India are soon to be announced. Every State Medical Council will be electing one person for one member MCI. Ever since the news came out, the Indian Medical Association has become active and as expected wants to have its active members elected from the State Medical Council seat. The seat is elected from the members of medical professional who are registered with the State Medical Council. For example, Delhi has a membership of 40000 members who will have to elect one member to represent Delhi Medical Council in the Medical Council of India. In Delhi politics, like the UPA and NDA, there are two groups – the Faith and the Karma Group. The third front (Dharma Group) has not yet taken a shape. Both the groups are holding hectic meetings to formulate their candidature that can fight the election. ......... Read More
Novel IV connector reduces bloodstream infections
Cancer patients undergoing bone marrow and stem cell transplantation procedures are especially vulnerable to central-line-associated bloodstream infections, but a new type of intravenous (IV) connector with zero displacement can reduce their incidence. (Source: Medscape)
Home birth complications reduced for low-risk parous women
Low-risk women who gave birth at home instead of the hospital saw half the number of severe acute complications if they had given birth before, a large Dutch study published online June 13 in the BMJ has revealed. (Source: Medscape)
Site of infection predicts death after septic shock
A large study spanning 2 decades and 3 countries shows that the location of an infection predicts mortality in patients with septic shock. The study has implications for the design of future clinical trials in this area. (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 are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?
An obvious benefit of minimally invasive surgery is that any scars are much smaller than in traditional "open" surgery. A laparoscopy requires one incision below the belly button, then one to three other incisions along the hairline of your lower belly. These incisions are usually ¼ to ½ inch in length. Hysteroscopy leaves no scar because the instrument goes through the natural opening in the cervix (neck of the womb) from the vagina into the uterus.
Rabies Update(Dr. A K Gupta)
Can a rabies patient make a valid will?
A rabies patient can make a valid will.
(Dr Sudhir Gupta, Additional Prof, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS)
Is it necessary for a surgeon to disclose the names of all the assistants who were part of a surgical team?
Can one substitute thyroid medicine brands?
Situation: A patient with dengue fever developed shock.
A blind person asked Swami Vivekanand: "Can there be anything worse than losing eyesight?" He replied: "Yes, losing your vision!"
Dr KK Aggarwal: Do not ignore joint pain Joint pains need immediate diagnosis and proper treatment Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy...
Under the Wagon
Dear Sir, New Look of emedinews is very good. Regards: Dr Sonakshi
An Inspirational Story
You have to give it all away
There is a legend of a man who was lost in the desert, dying of thirst. He stumbled on until he came to an abandoned house. Outside the dilapidated, windowless, weather beaten, deserted shack was a pump. He stumbled forward and began pumping furiously, but no water came from the well. Then he noticed a small jug with a cork at the top and a note written on the side: “You have to prime the pump with water, my friend. P.S. And fill the jug again before you leave.” He pulled out a cork and saw that the jug was full of water. ............Read More
What are the clotting factors in the extrinsic pathway that require phospholipids for activation?
Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: The most common manifestation of cutaneous adverse reaction to food is.......
Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: A. Acute urticaria
Correct answers received from: Tukaram Pagad, Dr Ayyavoo ERODE, Suhas Nene, Dr Abbas Vakil, Dr BB Gupta,
Answer for 16th June Mind Teaser: Trigeminal neuralgia.
Correct answers received from: Tushar Parikh, Dr Bharat Bhushan Aggarwal.
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ZOONOSIS – 2013-Conference on Prevention of Diseases
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.)
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