Monthly Archives: September 2013

sudden death in epilepsy

Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy Sep 24, 201317 views 4 stars Retrospective study of SUDEP cases occurring in monitoring units Background Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is the leading cause of death in people with chronic refractory epilepsy. Very rarely, SUDEP occurs in epilepsy monitoring units, providing highly informative data for its still elusive […]

safdarjang hospital

14 Responses By ASHISH JHA, MD I visited Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi today – an institution with  1,531 beds and 145% occupancy rate.  Yes, 145%.  You do the math.  A lot of bed sharing and asking families to bring in cots.  It’s right across the street from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the premier public […]

landmark judgement

“It is a treatable, manageable disease, on par with hypertension and diabetes” Temporary ill-health including schizophrenia, a mental illness, which is curable, cannot be a ground for divorce under Section 13 (1) (iii) of the Hindu Marriage Act, the Supreme Court has held. A Bench of Justices G.S. Singhvi and V. Gopala Gowda, quoting Vedic […]