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28th March, 2010 Sunday
Haldi may delay liver damage and cirrhosis
Curcumin, one of the principal components of turmeric, delays the liver damage that eventually causes cirrhosis, suggests preliminary experimental research in the journal Gut. Curcumin, gives turmeric its bright yellow pigment. It has anti–inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The researchers evaluated its effect in delaying the damage caused by progressive inflammatory conditions of the liver including primary sclerosing cholangitis and primary biliary cirrhosis.They analysed tissue and blood samples from mice with chronic liver inflammation before and after adding curcumin to their diet for a period of four and a period of eight weeks.
They showed that the curcumin diet significantly reduced bile duct blockage and curbed liver cell damage and scarring by interfering with several chemical signalling pathways involved in the inflammatory process.These effects were clear at both four and eight weeks. No such effects were seen in mice fed a normal diet.The current treatment for inflammatory liver disease involves ursodeoxycholic acid. The other alternative is a liver transplant.
Laughter the best medicine
Do you mind telling me why you ran away from the operating room?" the hospital administrator asked the patient.
"Because the nurse said, "Don’t be afraid! An appendectomy is quite simple." "So...."
"So?" exclaimed the man... "She was talking to the doctor!!!!"
Formulae in Critical Care
Age predicted PaO2
Formula: Expected PaO2 – 0.3 (age – 25)
Example: In 90–year–old patient the expected PaO2
Milestones in Medicine
1950s A.D: Jonas Salk developed the first successful polio vaccine.
Mistakes in Clinical Practice
A very common error is calling the drugs in short forms or half pronunciation of the names of the drugs. It’s due to rapid changing nursing and medical officer on duty staff in the emergency departments. The hospital guidelines should be clear to write full name and not abbreviations or half names.
Lab Test (Dr Naveen Dang)
Fructosamine level is used to evaluate blood glucose level over the last 2–3 weeks.
List of Approved drug from 1.01.2009 to 31.10.2009
ZEN IMMUNE–FACT SHEET
ZENIMMUNE SLIM IS KNOWN TO HELP PREVENTION OF 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 400 registrations already done.
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, IMSA (Delhi Chapter)
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, email@example.com BK Sapna: 9811796962, firstname.lastname@example.org
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