Mistake of the day
Never order on phone with half names. A doctor ordered IV chloro on phone. He meant chloromycetin, the nurse gave chloroquin.
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emedinews: revisiting 2009
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ISNCON 2009, XL Annual Conference of Indian Society of Nephrology, December 4-6, 2009, Guwahati, Website: www.isn-india.com/isncon2009.php
ASICON 2009, LXVIII Annual Conference of Association of Surgeons of India,
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53rd AICOG: All India Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology: January 19-22, 2010
Guwahati, Assam: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org: Website: www.aicog2010.org
DERMACON 2010: 38th National Conference of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists: January 7-10, 2010: Lucknow: Email: email@example.com: Website: www.dermacon2010lucknow.com
47 th Annual Conference of the IndianAcademy of Pediatrics (IAP): January 7-10, 2010
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Evaluating Signs of Kidney Stones
- Pain in the abdomen or side of the back, which may travel to the groin or testicles.
- Pain that appears suddenly, then suddenly disappears.
- Changes in color of the urine, or the presence of blood in the urine.
- Chills and fever.
- Nausea and vomiting.
Accurate blood pressure readings
Measuring diastolic blood pressure is difficult in patients in whom the fifth Korotkoff sound is indistinct because of poor arterial turbulent blood flow. Try this. Have the patient lift up his or her arm and clench the fist about 10 times. This drains the blood from the forearm. Keeping the arm raised, inflate the occlusion cuff until the pressure rises above the systolic point. Now have the patient lower the arm, and take the pressure as one would normally do. This makes the fifth Korotkoff sound much more distinct. (Dr Rajiv Garg UP)
Patient: I always see spots before my eyes.
Doctor: Didn?t the new glasses help?
Patient: Sure, now I see the spots much clearer.
Formula to know
If you wheeze more than twice a month in night or more than twice a week in day time or consume more than 2 canisters of inhalers a year you have persistent asthma and need continuous inhalers.
Fever only responding to Indomethacin. Rule out Hodgkins disease.
HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF THE JAIPUR OIL DEPOT FIRE
The massive fire that broke out at the Indian Oil fuel depot about 10 days back at Jaipur continues to blaze. Besides the huge economic loss sustained, the dense clouds of smoke that it?s emitting now have become a health hazard to the nearby areas. The smoke clouds possibly hAS spread to Delhi increasing the temperature and adding to the already high pollution levels of the city, causing smog. The thick smog covering the city has resulted in poor visibility disrupting traffic and increasing chances of road traffic accidents.
Change in humidity by more than 10% and/or rise in temperature by more than 10 degrees precipitates acute attacks of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and eye irritation. Complaints of watering, irritation or burning sensation in the eyes have been on the rise since these last few days. Besides, individuals with respiratory illnesses such as bronchial asthma, COPD are at an increased risk of acute breathing problems.
Prevention is the best cure...
People with asthma and COPD should consult their doctors about need for increasing the dose of their medications. They should stay indoors. If they need to go outside their homes, they should cover their faces with a wet handkerchief or cloth to avoid inhaling smoke. Individuals with allergies also need to exercise caution.Those with eye irritation should avoid rubbing their eyes with hands as it may cause infection. Instead they should wash their eyes with water.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Dear Dr Agarwal
This is respect of the statement that any fevr unless proved otherwise would be Malaria, UTI, Filaria. In a recent epidemiological review carried for GOI MOHFW for Getting a world Bank Loan of 250 Million US dollars for Malaria and Kalaazar control program 2008-2012. Of the average reported 100 miilion slides collected annuallay by malaria worker only 1% was positive for Malaria ( in Govt health system) Though estimates are that Malaria could be 5 times the Govt figures( since PVt sector is not in the reporting loop). This has led to change in National Malria policy ( also because of chloroquin resistance na emerging Falciparum) Now there is no presumption, the key lies in EARLY DETECTION EARLY TREATMENT,
RAPID DIAGNOSTIC TEST (RDT) are being provided to the health workers inlcudig ASHA to test susected Malaria by RDT and give treatement with ACT immediately in falciparum areas. Hence the assumption that any fever would be malaria should not be taken blindly but investigated , Viral fevers are more common , chills are seen with many febrile conditions. One of the reason for development of Resistance was 4 tabs of chloroquin as presumptive treatment for any fever ( luckily P vivax in north Inida Delhi included has not shown much resistance to CQ, ) but indiscrimante use of ACT will end up resistance developement . Dr Anil Varshney