Dr. P K Gupta was born and brought up in the small hill town of Dehradun, in the foot hills of Himalayas. His early education was in St. Thomas High school followed by him graduating to MBBS from the third oldest medical college in India, the famous SN Medical College Agra. He pursued his residency […]

Department of Health and Family Welfare Government of West Bengal INDEX Topics Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Cytokine storm Top Sheet for Management of Covid19 General Principles Donning & Doffing Case Definition Triage Management of Mild Cases Home Isolation of Mild, Pre-Symptomatic, Asymptomatic Cases Management of Moderate / Severe Cases Salient Points in Management (Tocilizumb, Remdesivir, Convalescent Plasma, […]

By Vimal Aga, MD, Board-certified Geriatric psychiatrist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR The acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, also called cholinesterase inhibitors include donepezil (Aricept), rivastigmine (Exelon), and galantamine (Razadyne). They are used for the treatment of major neurocognitive disorder (dementia) due to Alzheimer’s disease and other causes. *How to choose between […]

(CNN) About 5,800 people who have been vaccinated against coronavirus have become infected anyway, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells CNN. Some became seriously ill and 74 people died, the CDC said. It said 396 — 7% — of those who got infected after they were vaccinated required hospitalization. Ongoing trial shows […]

SOME GENERAL FACTORS 6. Features of Pneumonia- Temp>101 CRP Rapid rise of CRP Cough on day 3 5% fall in SPO2 after 6 min. walk. COVID SECOND WAVE 1. RT-PCR may be negative-(read ORF and N gene also as S gene may not be detectable). 2. Diagnosis- (If RT-PCR negative) —— Clinical symptoms, Serum Markers […]

सिप्ला कंपनी का टोल फ्री नंबर 8657311088 (24 घंटे) है. जिन मरीजों को रेमडिसिविर इंजेक्शन की जरूरत है, उन्हें सीधे अस्पताल पहुंचाया जाएगा। इसमें बीच में कोई डीलर / वितरक / अस्पताल नहीं होगा. इससे कालाबाजारी करने वालों पर दबाव पड़ेगा. एक छोटी सी पहल मदद की सिप्ला की ओर से … For Remdesivir injection […]

FOCUS| | Review ARticle https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-021-01283-z     FOCUS Review ARticle https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-021-01283-z       Ani Nalbandian 1,24, Kartik Sehgal 2,3,4,24 ✉, Aakriti Gupta 1,5,6, Mahesh V. Madhavan 1,5, Claire McGroder 7, Jacob S. Stevens8, Joshua R. Cook 9, Anna S. Nordvig 10, Daniel Shalev11, Tejasav S. Sehrawat 12, Neha Ahluwalia13, […]

Doctor being insulted amounting to Battery. In response to a video post. But besides the white clothed gentleman another person is shouting at the doctor. I know how much we had to work day and night even ourselves being sick or ill. Once I was myself operated but I went to operate on a child […]

At a seminar about covid immunity and vaccines at JIPMER, attended by experts immunologists Dr Amita Aggarwal (SGPGI), Dr Andrew Pollard (UK), Dr N K Arora, Dr Gagandeep Kang (CMC Vellore) and epidemiologist like Dr Muliyil (formerly CMC Vellore). the summary of post Covid immunity status is: 1. Immunity following natural Covid infection, based on […]

From AARP Here’s what you should and shouldn’t do post-vaccination, according to health experts by Michelle Crouch, AARP, March 27, 2021 If it has been at least two weeks since you received your last dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, congratulations! You are now considered “fully vaccinated.” You are armed with our best weapon against a […]

 Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) Salient Features • Serum neutralizing antibodies rapidly appear after SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination • This study compared neutralizing antibody response of previously infected and vaccinated person against mutants. • Serum from PCR confirmed cases and also from vaccinated persons were tested with variants (Mutants) for neutralizing potential. These […]

There is a myth that the British children’s rhyme “Ring a Ring a Roses” is all about the plague—either the Great Plague of 1665-6 or the Black Death centuries earlier—and dates from those eras. The words describe the contemporary practice in treating it, and refer to the fate so many befell. The Truth The earliest […]

In 1975, University of Chicago economist Samuel Peltzman first described the phenomenon of compensating behavior – often termed the ‘Peltzman effect’ or in epidemiology, “risk compensation” or “risk homeostasis.” In his classic analysis of automobile safety regulation,4 Peltzman argued that federally mandated improvements in U.S. automobile safety in the 1960s (e.g., seat belts for all […]

Dravet syndrome is a rare, severe, and incurable epilepsy syndrome that begins in early childhood. It was previously known as severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy (SMEI). Dravet syndrome is characterized by prolonged, multiple seizures frequently brought on by increased body temperature. A mutation of the SCN1A gene, which controls electrical signals in the brain, is […]

S.N. medical college is having a golden history but those days are over now. It is India’s 3rd opened medical college and have produced large number of good doctors. In Uttar Pradesh either govt. Is not taking care of this medical college or it is solely fault of S.N. contruction authority. •No drinking water facility. […]

Recently there was a seminar about covid immunity and vaccines at JIPMER, attended by experts immunologist like Dr Amita Aggarwal (SGPGI), Dr Andrew Pollard (UK), Dr N K Arora, Dr Gagandeep Kang (Vellore) and epidemiologist like Dr Muliyel (Vellore). Based discussions held, this is what I am able to conclude: 1. Our current understanding about […]

The Heimlich Maneuver If a person is coughing forcefully, encourage continued coughing to clear the object. A person who can’t cough, speak or breathe, however, needs immediate help. Ask if they are choking and let them know you will use abdominal thrusts, also known as the Heimlich maneuver, to prevent suffocation. The procedure is not recommended for children […]

      FIFTH EDITION       CASE FILES® Psychiatry   Eugene C. Toy, MD Assistant Dean for Education Professor and Vice Chair of Medical Education Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Texas Medical School at Debra Klamen, MD, MHPE Associate Dean of Education and Curriculum […]

             Indian Government started the vaccination rollout on 16th January 2021 and so far around 1. 8 crore people (as of 4th March) have been vaccinated with priority to healthcare and other frontline workers. From 1st March, the drive at the private vaccination […]

Antidepressant discontinuation (withdrawal) syndrome (ADS) is a relatively common and troublesome condition. For mild symptoms, education and symptomatic treatment may be enough but for moderate/severe symptoms, it will be necessary to either restart the same antidepressant or switch to fluoxetine. Educate the patient Antidepressant discontinuation symptoms can really freak out the person. So, taking the […]

NICE guideline on long COVID News            As the global COVID-19 pandemic has progressed, evidence has emerged that some patients are experiencing prolonged multiorgan symptoms and complications beyond the initial period of acute infection and illness. The list of persisting and new symptoms reported by […]

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Could you get the benefits of a COVID vaccine by having it injected into your butt instead of your arm, if for some reason you wanted to do that and were capable of finding a medical professional who would do it? ADVERTISEMENT Let’s get straight to the point here: Yes. The COVID vaccine would still […]

 INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES – Mortality and Morbidity Statistics CHAPTER 06 This chapter has 161 four-character categories. Code range starts with 6A00 Mental, behavioural and neurodevelopmental disorders are syndromes characterized by clinically significant disturbance in an individual’s cognition, emotional regulation, or behaviour that reflects a dysfunction in the psychological, biological, or developmental processes that […]

*Covid Vaccine update –53* A Zoom *meeting was held with Executive Director Serum Institute of India* to clear certain doubts about Covishield Vaccine, Presenting Excerpts of the session : 1. Covishied *can be safely given to people with multiple allergies*. However it is advisable to give prior information to the vaccine provider. 2. *2nd dose […]

WHO GUIDELINES EVIDENCE PROFILES • Tobacco cessation • Weight management • Substance use disorders • Cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular risk • Diabetes mellitus • HIV/AIDS • Other infectious diseases (Tuberculosis, Hepatitis A/B) EVIDENCE PROFILE TOBACCO CESSATION PICO QUESTION: For people with severe mental disorder (SMD) who use tobacco, are pharmacological (including nicotine replacement therapy, bupropion, […]

WHO GUIDELINES      i RISK REDUCTION OF COGNITIVE DECLINE AND DEMENTIA WHO GUIDELINES Risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia: WHO guidelines ISBN 978-92-4-155054-3 © World Health Organization 2019 Some rights reserved. This work is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO licence (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/igo). Under the […]

 : Controlling Anger Before it Controls You – Anger Management Proven Techniques and Exercises Notice of Rights: Copyright © Jessalyn Woodruff. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher. […]

*What is rapid cycling?* Rapid cycling is a stage in bipolar disorder, not a different type of bipolar disorder. It is defined as having four or more episodes (mania, hypomania, depression) in a 12 month period. A person can have four or more episodes in many different ways. For example: 1. Four or more separate […]

I personally know an IAS officer , a Joint Secretary in Ministry of Finance , who was also in PMO serving under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I am sharing my thoughts, so that it can motivate all the aspirants, because he has been the source of inspiration ,which induced me to pursue civil services. I […]

 A GUIDE FOR ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES 2 GAJ KI PROMPTLY PROMPTLY GET DOORI SELF-ISOLATE TESTED Bene ciaries in phase 1 of COVID Vaccination in India include adults who are over 50 years and persons under 50 years with associated comorbidities such as hypertension/ diabetes/HIV/cancer/cardiovascular disease. This information guide explains why the vaccine is important and […]

 This page intentionally left blank This book reviews the use of antiepileptic drugs focussing on the interactions between these drugs, and between antiepileptics and other drugs. These interactions can be beneficial or can cause harm. The aim of this book is to increase awareness of the possible impact of combination pharmacotherapies. Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic […]

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    ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR A MEDICAL TEACHER This page intentionally left blank An Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Medicine Second Edition Ronald M. Harden OBE MD FRCP (Glas) FRCPC FRCS (Ed) Professor Emeritus Medical Education, University of Dundee, UK, General Secretary, Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Editor, Medical Teacher […]

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Ric M. Procyshyn Kalyna Z. Bezchlibnyk-Butler J. Joel Jeffries (Editors) 23 Ericka Teleg / 192.133.45.2 (2020-04-01 16:57) This document is for personal use only. Reproduction or distribution is not permitted. From Ric M. Procyshyn, Kalyna Z. Bezchlibnyk-Butler, & J. Joel Jeffries: Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs, 23rd edition (ISBN 9781616765613) © 2019 Hogrefe Publishing. HOW […]

 @medicinejournal Volume 46 January 2018 Editors-in-ChiEf Vincenzo Bonifati Department of Clinical Genetics Erasmus University Medical Center Wytemaweg 80 Rotterdam, 3015 CN The Netherlands E-mail: v.bonifati@erasmusmc.nl Hubert H. Fernandez, MD Center for Neurological Restoration Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute 9500 Euclid Avenue, S-3, Cleveland, Ohio, USA 44195 Tel: (216) 445 1108  assoCiatE Editors Europe: Vincenzo […]

   SEX IN THE BRAIN How Seizures, Strokes, Dementia, Tumors, and Trauma Can Change Your Sex Life AMEE BAIRD  Columbia University Press New York Columbia University Press Publishers Since 1893 New York Chichester, West Sussex cup.columbia.edu First published in Australia by NewSouth, an imprint of UNSW Press Ltd. Copyright © 2020 Amee […]

  Edited by Bernard Coope, MBChB, MMedSci, MRCPsych Associate Medical Director, Consultant Older Adult Psychiatrist Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust Felicity A. Richards, MBChB, MRCPsych,DGM Consultant Older Adult Psychiatrist Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust  This edition first published 2014 © 2014 by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. BMJ Books is an […]

 The Clozapine Handbook Stahl’s Handbooks Jonathan M. Meyer University of California, San Diego Stephen M. Stahl University of California, San Diego With illustrations by Nancy Muntner Neuroscience Education Institute                          […]

 The Maudsley Practice Guidelines for Physical Health Conditions in Psychiatry  THE MAUDSLEY GUIDELINES Other books in the Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines series include: The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry, 14th edition (coming in 2021) David M. Taylor, Thomas R.E. Barnes, Allan H. Young. The Maudsley Guidelines on Advanced Prescribing in Psychosis Paul Morrison, David […]

NCCN: Cancer and COVID-19 Vaccination Version 1.0 1/22/2021 Preliminary Recommendations of the NCCN COVID-19 Vaccination Advisory Committee*   Patients with cancer should be prioritized for vaccination (CDC priority group 1b/c) and should be immunized when vaccination is available to them.   Immunization is recommended for all patients receiving active therapy, with the understanding that there […]

    This page intentionally left blank ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR A MEDICAL TEACHER An Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Medicine Second Edition Ronald M. Harden OBE MD FRCP (Glas) FRCPC FRCS (Ed) Professor Emeritus Medical Education, University of Dundee, UK, General Secretary, Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Editor, Medical Teacher […]

 YALE TEXTBOOK OF PUBLIC PSYCHIATRY  YALE TEXTBOOK OF PUBLIC PSYCHIATRY  Selby C. Jacobs, MD PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF PSYCHIATRY AND PUBLIC HEALTH Jeanne L. Steiner, DO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PSYCHIATRY Samuel A. Ball, PhD PROFESSOR OF PSYCHIATRY Larry Davidson, PhD PROFESSOR OF PSYCHIATRY Joanne DeSanto Iennaco, PhD, APRN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, SCHOOL OF NURSING […]

 MMM MMM This page intentionally left blank Catatonia is a syndrome of motor dysregulation (mutism, characteristic postures, repetitive speech, negativism, and imitative movements), and is found in as many as 10% of acutely ill psychiatric inpatients. Although its classification has been controversial, the identification of catatonia is not difficult, but it is often missed, […]

   Sudhansu Chokroverty • Michel Billiard Editors Sleep Medicine A Comprehensive Guide to Its Development, Clinical Milestones, and Advances in Treatment   Editors Sudhansu Chokroverty Professor of Neuroscience, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ; Clinical Professor of Neurology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ; Director of Sleep Research & […]

Summary of Dr Gangakhedkar’s(ICMR) lecture: About 22-23% of population has developed immunity in India so far. Safe herd immunity is 58-74%, which will take 5-6 years for the whole world. No Covid mutants in India because of short survival time of the morbid patients( not enough time for the virus for mutation). Nobody globally received […]