|23rd June 2013, Sunday|
From the Desk of Editor in Chief
Can Apollo docs be booked in 304A when DMC says no negligence?
Six doctors of Apollo Hospital have been booked for causing death by negligence of a 70-year-old man in 2009 as per police.
According to the hospital, there is no medical negligence. The patient had multiple pre-existing co-morbid conditions including uncontrolled diabetes, heart and kidney disease. Appropriate care and treatment was provided by a competent multidisciplinary team but the patient, sadly, succumbed to his illness.
The Delhi Medical Council also ordered that the patient was duly treated as per established norms.
A case has been filed with police station on May 31 over an order of Saket court. The patient, complainant’s father, was admitted to the hospital on March 6, 2009 with perianal abscess with diabetes and CAD. He was on blood thinners.Allegations ·
Different Interpretation of the different flood disaster
Deepak Chopra, in his book, “How to know GOD”, he describes seven types of people with different consciousness levels. The first level is people with Fight and Flight response, who either fight or flight an adversity. Second level is people with reactive response, who are fault finders when an adversity comes. ...Read More
White sugar as addicting as heroin and cocaine
Facts about sexual abuse
Weekend inadequate sleep can impair health
Checklist for a doctor’s consultation
News Around The Globe
Ex-smokers live longer after surgery
Smokers who quit a year or more prior to major surgery had a reduced risk ( 17%) of life-threatening postop complications said ....Read More
tPA has long lasting benefits
Patients who received alteplase within 6 hours of symptom onset had a significantly more favorable functional profile at ........Read More
Big drop in HPV, vaccine gets credit
The prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in young women has declined by more than half since the .... Read More
Post-PCI risk mixed in obese patients
Obesity had a mixed effect on outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), conferring an increased mortality risk .... Read More
Memantine may improve cognition in bipolar disorder
A drug that for years has been approved to treat moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease may have a role in improving the Read More
ADA: Exercise gives fat a makeover
Exercise turns on a host of metabolism-boosting genes in fat in both humans and animals, that -- at least in mice -- boost Read More
Indians think blood donation could alter their personality
Washington: Indian recipients prefer to get an organ transplant or blood transfusion from a donor whose personality or behaviour matches theirs, a new study has found as reported in the Indian Express. Some people in India and the US, who undergo transplants, believe that their personality or behaviour may change to become more like that of the blood or organ donor, researchers from the University of Michigan, said. They feel so "creeped out" that they would decline an organ or blood that came from a murderer or thief, the study conducted on participants from India and US found. People think that behaviours and personalities are partly due to something hidden deep inside their blood or bodily organs, Meredith Meyer, the study's lead author, said. Surprisingly, researchers found that results from blood transfusions were just as strong as from heart transplants. "Since blood transfusions are so common and relatively straightforward, we had expected people might think that they have very little effect," Meyer said. Participants viewed a list of possible human donors and judged whether they wanted someone who shared similar traits. Possible donors also included two animals: a pig or a chimpanzee. Read More
Valvular Heart Disease Update
Valvular thickening or sclerosis of the aortic and mitral valve is a frequent occurrence in hemodialysis patients and occur in 55 to 69 percent of individuals.
Infertility Update (Dr Kaberi Banerjee, IVF expert, New Delhi)
How can male and female fertility be preserved before cancer treatment?
Men: Semen samples may be frozen at a sperm bank or fertility center before starting chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Sperm counts may be low or absent as a result of the underlying cancer. If sperm counts are low and/or the supply is limited from the frozen sample, the sperm can be used for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
Rabies Update (Dr. A K Gupta)
What are the signs of rabies during the prodromal phase in animals?
Prodromal phase may last for 1-3 days and the animal may show only vague CNS signs, which intensify rapidly and death is virtually certain within 10 days after the initial onset of signs.
(Dr Sudhir Gupta, Additional Prof, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS)
Can a cardiologist complain against another cardiologist for his unethical practices?
Situation: What is the half life of T4?
Situation: A patient with prosthetic heart valves (bioprosthetic) developed infective endocarditis.
You have to forget about what other people say, when you're supposed to die, or when you're supposed to love. You have to forget about all these things. Jimi Hendrix
Dr KK Aggarwal: Tuberous Xanthoma in diabetes Mellitus: a case report sonia jain et al IJCP vol-23 no-12 may 2013
An elderly lady is on the witness stand in a small town courtroom. The prosecutor asks her if she knows the defense attorney and she says, "Yes, I do. He's a drunkard. He's never sober. I've known him all his life."
No, Understanding body as a whole, knowhow of diagnosis, medicine and its formulations, pathological support, perfect applications r very lengthy& time-consuming. It is not possible to co-opt. Jagdish Shah
An Inspirational Story
There was once a stonecutter who was dissatisfied with himself and with his position in life. One day, he passed a wealthy merchant’s house and through the open gateway saw many fine possessions and important visitors. "How powerful that merchant must be!" thought the stonecutter. He became very envious, and wished that he could be like the merchant. Then he would no longer have to live the life of a mere stonecutter.
Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: The ideal relationship between the proportion of omega-6 and omega -3 fatty acid in the diet of a patient with acne is ...
Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: B. Omega-3 > omega-6 fatty acids
Correct answers received from: Dr. B.B. Gupta, Dr Pankaj Agarwal, DR AVTAR KRISHAN, Dr Prachi, Dr Yaswant, Dr Shipra Yadav, Dr Jai, Dr Rajeev, Dr Shikhar, Dr Pawan, Dr Shyam, Dr Aayush, Dr SP Kalantri, Dr Raghav.
Answer for 21st June Mind Teaser: A. Lupus anticoagulant
Correct answers received from: Dr.BITAAN SEN & Dr.JAYASHREE SEN.
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ZOONOSIS – 2013-Conference on Prevention of Diseases
Saturday, 6th July, 9.30 am – 5 pm
Venue: Meeting Room, 1st Floor, A Wing, Dr S P Mukerjee Civic Centre (MCD), Jawaharlal Nehru Marg (Opp Ramlila Ground, Asaf Ali Marg), New Delhi, Entry from Gate 3.
(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