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 […]

Indian Academy of Pediatrics ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON VACCINES AND IMMUNIZATION PRACTICES Guidance on Covid-19 vaccines: FAQs on Covid-19 vaccines for Pediatricians Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is an infectious disease caused by the newly discovered coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which has spread rapidly throughout the world. In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID- 19 outbreak […]

WHO recently published guidelines on treating and managing diabetes in low resource settings. Here we bring to you a commentary from Padma Shri Dr. V Mohan, an eminent Indian Diabetologist, who shares his views and opinions on the new guidelines.      I have gone through the new World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines for diabetes management in […]

Hi, I am currently a faculty of Psychiatry and I went to the US in 2010, after taking Step 1, did 6 months of electives over there, cleared CS examination, and then came back to India, studied for PG entrance examination, and stayed back. I did MBBS from UCMS, Delhi and we had a pretty […]

OPINION FROM TOI PRINT EDITION January 12, 2021, 8:24 PM IST Narayani Ganesh Narayani Ganesh A former associate editor of The Times of India, leader writer and editor of The Speaking Tree, Narayani Ganesh writes on iss … MORE Palliative care is a branch of medical care that aims to mitigate the symptoms of serious […]

1. Which psychiatric medications can cause hyponatremia? Oxcarbazepine, carbamazepine, and serotonergic antidepressants are the psychotropic medications most commonly associated with hyponatremia due to syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH). Several other medications may also be associated with hyponatremia at times, including other antiepileptics like valproate (Beers et al., 2010) and even lamotrigine (Lu and […]

Patient education: Bird flu (avian influenza) Bird flu (also known as “avian influenza”) is a type of flu that normally happens in birds. In rare cases, it has spread from infected birds to humans. Even though bird flu is rare in humans, when it does happen it is usually severe. There are a few different […]

 VIEWPOINT Matthew E. Hirschtritt, MD, MPH Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco. Mark Olfson, MD, MPH Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York; and Department of Psychiatry, The Zucker Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks, New York. […]

CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED BY SANATANA DHARMA 5000 YEARS AGO TO PREVENT PANDEMICS BY MAINTAINING PERFECT HYGIENE: *1 »* लवणं व्यञ्जनं चैव घृतं तैलं तथैव च । लेह्यं पेयं च विविधं हस्तदत्तं न भक्षयेत् ।। धर्मसिन्धू ३पू. आह्निक 1. Lavanam vyajanam chaiva grutham thailam thathaivacha | Lehyam peyam cha vividham hastha dhantham Na bhakshayeth || Dharmasindhu […]

The Neuropsychiatric Mental Status By Michael Alan Taylor, M.D. Professor and Chairman Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences University of Health Sciences The Chicago Medical School Chicago, Illinois Springer-Science+Business Media, B.V. ISBN 978-0-89335-130-4 ISBN 978-94-011-7391-9 (eBook) DOI 10.1007/978-94-011-7391-9 Copyright© 1981 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht Originally published by Spectrum Publications, Inc. in 1981 Softcover reprint of […]

There are many. Hold on. 1 You have entered a medical college. Drop this entrance test preparation bullshit now. You have got 5 years before you do PG. That’s a hell lot of time. Ever wondered what you were 5 years back? A kid of 7th std. Ignore those DAMS preachers. They are not good […]

TO BE OR NOT TO BE – Vaccinated for COVID !!! Dr DP Prakash FRCS American Eyecare & Lasik Centre Have been reading about the vaccine 💉 in almost every group including a dozen professional doctors only groups. I wanted to share my perspective as a doctor on this hoping that it might be of […]

For individuals who are eligible for vaccination according to local allocation priorities, we recommend vaccination with one of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine) or mRNA 1273 (Moderna COVID-19 vaccine) Vaccines to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection are considered the most promising approach for controlling the COVID-19 pandemic. Various vaccines are becoming available in different […]

uideline Statements Assessment of Behavioral/Psychological Symptoms of Dementia Statement 1. APA recommends that patients with dementia be assessed for the type, frequency, severity, pattern, and timing of symptoms. (1C)Throughout this guideline, we use the term dementia, which was used in the evidence that was considered in developing these recommendations. These recommendations are also meant to apply to individuals with […]

*ADAR POONAWALLA* (a lengthy but good read) Can Adar Poonawalla supply Covid jabs to half the world in 12 months? Adar Poonawalla has all the trappings of a jet-set lifestyle – including an office in a refurbished plane. But he’s also the world’s biggest vaccine manufacturer, with an audacious plan to supply the coronavirus vaccine […]

FAQ’s on Covid Vaccines: 1. _When is the Corona vaccine likely to be available?_ Probably the Government will get it by January and the private market by March. 2. _Do we all need to take it?_ Yes, all should take it. 3. _Who will get it first?_ It will be prioritised. First frontline workers and […]

Q which vaccine we are going to get ? Ans.oxford astra zeneca serum institute of india manufactured covishield Q.what about ICMR biotech vaccine ? Ans.very soon it will also be available Q covishield is a live vaccine or killed Ans Technically its a live vaccine but the virus is genetically modified not to multiply Q […]

The Delhi High Court has stated that a private or other government doctor’s opinion which is contrary to that of the doctors of Armed or Police Forces cannot be accepted to determine the medical fitness of a police force aspirant. (Priyanka vs UOI) Relying on a series of similar judgments, a Division Bench of Justices […]

 रजि री स.ं डी.एल.- 33004/99 REGD. No. D. L.-33004/99 स.ं 554] No. 554] असाधारण EXTRAORDINARY भाग III—ख ड 4 PART III—Section 4 ाजधकार से काजित PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY नई दि ली, िु वार, दिस बर 18, 2020/ अ हायण 27, 1942 NEW DELHI, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2020/AGRAHAYANA 27, 1942 क ीय मानजसक वा ्य […]

————————— Bohr Committee advised for Indian Medical Services, in line of Indian Administrative services in year 1948 . After that many Committees were formed on same subject but recommendations not implemented. It is high time that government should immediately nationalise healthcare services in India. Till 1990 it was mainly government hospitals which were providing healthcare […]

The Most Powerful Tool in Medicine: THE HUMAN HAND Dr. PHILIP JOHN, COCHIN IMA PAST-PRESIDENT National Chairman, Biological Psychiatry Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Cochin Michael Angelo’s ‘hands’ The good Lord allocated quarter of the motor cortex to the Human-Hand. Hand does not act alone, it works in coherence with the Frontal Lobe, and the Mind which […]

01/47 symptoms of the new COVID strain With the onset of the new strain of coronavirus, England has entered a state of chaos and turmoil. While the news of the vaccine roll out did raise a lot of hope amongst the people, the mutant virus has surely challenged that hope and has triggered another wave […]

 American Society of Anesthesiologists and Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Joint Statement on Elective Surgery and Anesthesia for Patients after COVID-19 Infection December 8, 2020 Since hospitals are able to continue to perform elective surgeries while the COVID-19 pandemic continues, determining the optimal timing of procedures for patients who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and […]

FAQ’s on Covid Vaccines 1. When is the Corona vaccine likely to be available? Probably the Government will get it by January and the private market by March. 2. Do we all need to take it? Yes, all should take it. 3. Who will get it first? It will be prioritised. First frontline workers and […]

Diabetic foot ulcer treatment: IWGDF Guideline M3 India Newsdesk Apr 20, 2020 A A A The International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) has issued an evidence-based guideline which lists out the principles of ulcer treatment. As per IWGDF, foot ulcers will heal in the majority of patients if the clinician bases treatment on the […]

 Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Principles and Treatment Edited by VICTORIA HENDRICK, MD          Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy and the Postpartum CURRENT CLINICAL PRACTICE NEIL S. SKOLNIK, MD • SERIES EDITOR Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy and the Postpartum: Principles and Treatment, edited by VICTORIA […]

Introduction Donald R. Mattison 1 Over the past decade, attention to clinical therapeutics has grown substantially from many different directions, including the important in uences of gender differences and pregnancy [1–3]. Despite these advances there is increasing concern that discovery and development of new drugs for these important populations is lagging [4–9]. At the same […]

MJ Eadie FJE Vajda Antiepileptic Drugs and Pregnancy A Guide for Prescribers   Antiepileptic Drugs and Pregnancy MJ Eadie • FJE Vajda Antiepileptic Drugs and Pregnancy A Guide for Prescribers  Adis MJ Eadie Emeritus Professor of Clinical Neurology and Neuropharmacology, University of Queensland, and Honorary Consultant Neurologist, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Brisbane, […]

Radiology. Cardiothoracic Imaging Radiological Society of North America Ran Yang, Xiang Li, […], and Wenbing Zeng Additional article information Abstract article-meta Background Quantitative and semi-quantitative indicators to evaluate the severity of lung inflammation in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) could provide an objective approach to rapidly identify patients in need of hospital admission. Purpose To evaluate […]

RESUSCITATION 156 (2020) A80 A119  Available online at http://www.sciencedirect.com journal homepage: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/resuscitation                               Adult Advanced Life Support 2020 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency […]

M3 India Newsdesk Aug 26, 2019 A A A Dr. Prithika Chary discusses how simple investigations can be used to make a differential diagnosis of dementia and with the help of two cases explains the approach taken to diagnose and treat such patients. The DSM – IV criteria for definition of the dementia syndrome are […]

 Abbreviations Table of Contents 1. ExecutiveSummary 2. Introduction:COVID-19,Prevention,Vaccines –  About COVID-19 –  Prevention of COVID-19 –  Vaccines for COVID-19 o Background o Type of vaccines o Dose and schedule 3. MultilevelGovernanceMechanism (national, state, district and sub-district) 4. IntersectoralConvergence 5. Human Resources: Training & Capacity Building –  Cascaded training plan –  Three phases of training […]

I think you will enjoy reading this letter by Dr V.N .Shrikhande a professor emeritus of surgery and GI surgery now age about 90. It will teach you that life goes on and always be optimistic and grateful 👇 Dear Dr Aniruddh Trivedi 10 years back on December 7th 2010 you operated on me to […]

          BROOKINGS INDIA IMPACT SERIES DEVELOPMENT AND GOVERNANCE                    A Reality Check on Suicides in India DR. SHAMIKA RAVI JUNE 2015 Brookings India IMPACT SERIES  Editor’s Note: […]

Scientists Explain COVID-19 Re-infection November 30, 2020 A large number of people continue to get infected with COVID-19 and so do a large number of patients recover. In some cases, people are testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 again or are experiencing a recurrence of clinical symptoms. Some scientists believe that a positive retest is due to […]

 Abbreviations Table of Contents 1. ExecutiveSummary 2. Introduction:COVID-19,Prevention,Vaccines –  About COVID-19 –  Prevention of COVID-19 –  Vaccines for COVID-19 o Background o Type of vaccines o Dose and schedule 3. MultilevelGovernanceMechanism (national, state, district and sub-district) 4. IntersectoralConvergence 5. Human Resources: Training & Capacity Building –  Cascaded training plan –  Three phases of training […]

Group of Ministers on Health call for shorter MBBS duration, Integration with PG medical courses: Group of Ministers on Health call for shorter MBBS duration, Integration with PG medical courses: Report New Delhi: The Group of Ministers (GoM) on Health has suggested a complete revamp of the medical education system, calling for series of measures […]

Dear Dr. Deshpande, I really appreciate your well written unmasking of the health care issues in India! Yes, emotions manipulated on media – the pathos distraction -so we don’t look at the core issues of why the Indian government has not funded health care properly, even amid the boom of the last few years, and […]

8 hours ago Italian Prosecutors Seek Trial For Four Egyptians Over Regeni MurderTRP Report Week 48: Anupamaa rules yet again; Naagin 5 and Bigg Boss 14…Why you should not worry about vaccine side effects The vaccines are here but they’ll be no good without willing arms to take shots. For policymakers, the next challenge is […]

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine VRBPAC Briefing Document PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE (BNT162, PF-07302048) VACCINES AND RELATED BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE BRIEFING DOCUMENT MEETING DATE: 10 December 2020   090177e195a63925\Approved\Approved On: 30-Nov-2020 14:23 (GMT) Page 1 Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine VRBPAC Briefing Document  TABLE OF CONTENTS LIST OF TABLES………………………………………………………………………………………………………3 LIST OF FIGURES …………………………………………………………………………………………………….4 APPENDICES ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………5 ABBREVIATIONS …………………………………………………………………………………………………….6 […]

Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee Meeting December 10, 2020 FDA Briefing Document Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Sponsor: Pfizer and BioNTech Table of Contents List of Tables …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3 List of Figures ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4 Glossary……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 5 1. Executive Summary ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 6 2. Background……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7 2.1. SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic …………………………………………………………………………………… 7 2.2. EUA Request for the Pfizer […]

*Pearls Of Wisdom In Covid Vaccinology* By *Dr.Vijay Yewale* Head, Dept Of Pediatrics, Apollo Hosp Navi Mumbai 1. *What are the different types of Corona vaccines* likely to be available for use in near furure *mRNA vaccine* ( *Pfizer and Moderna)* Consist of messenger RNA molecules of the virus which code for parts of the […]

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Today the FDA released Pfizer’s Phase III vaccine trial data. Pfizer’s report was 92 pages long and the FDA report was 53 pages long. Here are some cliff notes… Things are looking good. Well, not just good, they are looking great. This trial was as clean as it can get. There is nothing (big) we […]

Someone asked me 15 questions. My honest answers are as follows. My answers 1)Would Corona vaccine be available in short future? Yes in a months time 2) Do u need to take it? Yes all should take it. 3)Who shall get it? It will be prioritised. First frontline workers. Then older and those with cormorbidies. […]

  Research Protocol Managing Depression in Diabetes Mellitus: A Multicentric randomized Controlled Trial Comparing effectiveness of Fluoxetine and Mindfulness in Primary Care: Protocol for DiAbetes Mellitus ANd Depression (DiAMAND) Study Mina Chandra1, Dhanya Raveendranathan2, Johnson Pradeep R.3, Suravi Patra4 , Rushi5, Konasale Prasad6, Jaspreet S Brar7      ABSTRACT Background: Suboptimal […]

क्या हमें अपनी विरासत पर नहीं है गर्व ? वैदिक गणित ,संस्कृत, देसी भाषा विज्ञान, खगोल शास्त्र पर हमें नहीं है भरोसा ? 2000 वर्ष पूर्व सुश्रुत संहिता मैं शल्य तंत्र ट्रेनिंग , इंस्ट्रूमेंट और सैकड़ों सर्जिकल प्रोसीजर का जिक्र है। महर्षि सुश्रुत को फादर ऑफ सर्जरी और फादर ऑफ प्लास्टिक सर्जरी माना गया है […]

  Viewpoint Prescribing Physical Activity in Mental Health: A Focused review on the latest evidence, recommendations, Challenges, and relevance  to india Sai Krishna Tikka1 , Shobit Garg2, M. Aleem Siddiqui3    Physical activity and mental health are intimately linked. Physical ac- tivity has been considered to have a signi cant impact […]

There is a common problem that all of us who prescribe psychotropic medications have faced hundreds of times. Some patients strongly request a sleep medication but are at risk for abuse or dependence. Or the institution where they are does not allow medications like benzodiazepines or the Z-drugs. So, the question is: “How should we […]