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29th March, 2010 Monday
Breaking News: No Link to Femur Fractures Found with Bisphosphonates
Results of a meta–analysis by Dr Dennis Black, of the University of California San Francisco reported online in the New England Journal of Medicine that atypical femoral fractures in patients with osteoporosis are extremely rare and not significantly more common with bisphosphonates. Among more than 14,000 patients involved in three large randomized trials, only 12 fractures of the subtrochanteric or diaphyseal femur were recorded. Data from the Fracture Intervention Trial (FIT) and its five–year extension, which compared alendronate to placebo, were analyzed including the HORIZON Pivotal Fracture Trial, which tested zoledronic acid. However Dr Elizabeth Shane, of Columbia University in New York City, said that drug holidays with careful observation should be considered for patients with osteoporosis and fracture risk factors who are receiving long–term therapy and are found to have reduced markers of bone turnover.Dr KK Aggarwal
Laughter the best medicine
Patient: Doctor, should I file my nails?
Doctor: No, throw them away like everybody else.
Vital capacity (VC)
TV = Tidal volume, IRV = Inspiratory reserve volume, ERV = Expiratory reserve volume.
Milestones in Medicine
1928 A.D.Sir Alexander Fleming discovered the germ–killing power of a mold called penicillium, later isolated as penicillin, the first antibiotic.
Mistakes in Clinical Practice
An error, which is more common than it seems to be. There is no need of IV diazepam after an episode of seizures is over. It only prolongs the post ictal drowsiness if given after seizures. Once the seizure is over the emergency is over unless the patient goes into relapse or is a state of status epilepticus. Hence, after an episode of seizures the patient should be started on anti seizure medicines.
Lab Test (Dr Naveen Dang)
CD4 and CD8 test are done to measure the strength of the immune system usually in patients diagnosed with HIV infection.
List of Approved drug from 1.01.2009 to 31.10.2009
ZEN IMMUNE–FACT SHEET
Zen Immune Beauty helps improve the brittleness of nails and increase the hair tensile strength, thus preventing hair loss. It stimulates regeneration of hair roots, helps prevention of comedone formation and post comedone skin scarring in acne vulgaris.
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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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