Daily Archives: 15/01/2018

Stents and other devices

The recent news that stents inserted in patients with heart disease to keep arteries open work no better than a placebo ought to be shocking. Each year, hundreds of thousands of American patients receive stents for the relief of chest pain, and the cost of the procedure ranges from $11,000 to $41,000 in US hospitals.But […]

Howl of psychiatrists

*Article information**BMJ. 2002 Dec 21; 325(7378): 1498.* Why is it that you can see a pride of lions, a murder of crows, a parliament of owls, and other such delightful collective terms, but only a boring crowd of journalists, historians, and doctors? In fact, one uses the same collective term, “crowd,” for all sorts of […]

Stupid judgement

Doctors are not to prescribe drug if he/she is aware that it could cause side effects to patients, said a consumer forum in the city. The forum also ordered a doctor of the KR Hospital in Hanumanthanagar to pay Rs 90,000 to the father of a girl who suffered side effects from a tablet prescribed […]

New Victoria cross