Monthly Archives: October 2019

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प्रेस विज्ञप्ति 29/10/19 भोपाल माननीय महोदय, डॉक्टर कफ़ील खान के भविष्य की योजना तथा स्वस्थ भारत (Health for all) कैम्पेन का शुभारम्भ भारत की स्वास्थ्य प्रणाली को एक बड़ी सुधार की जरूरत है | 1-स्वास्थ्य सेवा का मूल पहलू- प्राथमिक स्वास्थ्य सेवा जर्जरस्थिति मे है | 2-सार्वजनिक व्यय कुल जीडीपी का 1.2% स्थिर है | […]

*Can meditation change your genes??*

*Can meditation change your genes??* How many times have you heard people say, ‘Oh it’s in my genes. There is nothing I can do about it!’ or, ‘Of course she is good in math! Her father is a math professor. It’s in her genes’ ? We are beginning to think of our genes as our […]

Motivational interview

 Fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing Fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing Tips and Strategies for Addressing Common Clinical Challenges JULIE A. SCHUMACHER MICHAEL B. MADSON 1 1 Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Oxford New York Auckland […]

Patient Loses Her Healthy Tooth

Case Ms. P presented to a dental clinic with complaints of pain in her lower jaw.  Her condition was assessed by Dr. A, and it was diagnosed by her that the pain was arising from the seventh tooth of the patient and that the tooth required immediate extraction. Ms. P followed Dr. A’s advice and […]

Genetic counselling

There is one very important thing both you and your hubby-to-be need to get done before D-Day. Medical check-ups are not only advised, but a must do for a happy and healthy married life. Many are apprehensive about this, and have pre-conceived notions, but doing this will help you avoid unwanted and unneeded stress and […]

Panic in Pakistani City After 900 Children Test Positive for H.I.V.

Panic in Pakistani City After 900 Children Test Positive for H.I.V. Health workers say the reuse of syringes drove the outbreak in the city of Ratodero. Four of Imtiaz Jalbani’s six children contracted H.I.V. His two youngest, 14-month-old Rida and 3-year-old Sameena, have died. Credit… Mustafa Hussain for The New York Times By Zia ur-Rehman […]

Lung-protective ventilation for the surgical patient: international expert panel-based consensus recommendations

  doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2019.08.017 Advance Access Publication Date: xxx Special Article Christopher C. Young1,2,*, Erica M. Harris2, Charles Vacchiano1,3, Stephan Bodnar3, Brooks Bukowy3, R. Ryland D. Elliott2, Jaclyn Migliarese3, Chad Ragains2, Brittany Trethewey3, Amanda Woodward4, Marcelo Gama de Abreu5, Martin Girard6, Emmanuel Futier7, Jan P. Mulier8, Paolo Pelosi9,10 and Juraj Sprung11 1Department of Anesthesiology, Duke […]

Cycloserine induced psychosis

Cycloserine is a highly effective second line anti-tuberculosis medication, the use of which has increased in recent times due to emergence of multi-drug resistance. One of the side-effects is psychosis characterized by paranoia, hallucinations and affective instability. These symptoms are usually reported within the first 2 weeks of therapy in 30–50% of patients receiving Cycloserine […]


धन्वन्तरि हिन्दू धर्म में एक देवता हैं। अौर ये सेन राजवंश के थे । वे महान चिकित्सक थे जिन्हें देव पद प्राप्त हुआ। हिन्दू धार्मिक मान्यताओं के अनुसार ये भगवान विष्णु के अवतार समझे जाते हैं। इनका पृथ्वी लोक में अवतरण समुद्र मंथन के समय हुआ था। शरद पूर्णिमा को चंद्रमा, कार्तिक द्वादशी को कामधेनु […]

Overview of Problems in Elderly

  Dr Manigreeva Krishnatreya Medical Officer    AGING • Aging is a gradual and continuous process of natural change that begins in early adulthood. • During early middle age, many bodily functions begin to gradually decline • People do not become old or elderly at any specific age  AGING TYPES Chronologic […]

The Medical Court Martial and the Punishment

(c) Dr. Rajas Deshpande “What is the exact diagnosis?” the patient, Mr. Abhishek asked. In his early thirties and succesful, Abhishek was anxious too. I told him that his looked like a stress headache, migraine was a possibility, the tests I had told him would help us rule out other possibilities. There is no lab […]

Is there a doctor in the house

This book is dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of physicians, of all degrees and specialties, who adhere to the unconditional commitment to reinforce the importance and significance of our patient’s lives. Thanks to my colleagues, friends and wife Erin for encouraging me to pursue this book. Also a special recognition to my son Greg, […]

Anecdotes of doctors

The VOLUMES here submitted to the reader are not, in any sense, a Medical work. The object of the Author is not to direct persons how to physic themselves, or this work might well be entitled Every Man his own Poisoner. The leading title implies that it has as much to do with Patients as […]

House of doctors

Prologue Chronicles of a Gynaecologist had been out for more than a year now and I was basking in the success of becoming a doctor-author. My first book focussed on two sections of society I fought passionately for, women and doctors. The book was about the gynaecologist and her patient. But, what made a doctor, […]

accelerated aging

Slow walkers beware: A sluggish pace can already signal “accelerated aging” in adults in their 40s, while those who naturally walk more briskly may have younger brains and bodies, a new study has found. It’s a health marker anyone can easily measure. Doctors know a slow walk in elderly people can indicate poor health, but […]

Perspectives in Psychiatry training

   What every postgraduate must know FIRST EDITION Edited by: Dr. Suhas Chandran MD. Dr. Kishor M. MD.       ISBN: 978-93-5391-222-2 Copyright: All rights reserved. The concept, the contents, print & publica on, in all its formats (hard copy & so copy version) are copyright proper es of […]

Names of 25 members of National Medical Commission finalised

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry on Monday finalised the names of 25 members of the National Medical Commission (NMC), which will replace the Medical Council of India (MCI), through a draw of lots from the nominations sent by the state governments, Union territories and state medical councils. Once the NMC comes into being, the […]


Ignorance of the law is never an excuse especially when it comes to the medical profession, the doctors are under tremendous pressure to perform at the best of their ability and follow the lawsuit in general as their performance reflects if the patient would be cured or saved. They have certain civil and criminal responsibilities. […]

Mental health care act 2017

 Scanned with CamScanner 1 Government of Punjab (Department of Health and Family Welfare) NOTIFICATION Chandigarh, the…………… 2019 G.S.R……. In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Sub Section (2) and (4) of Section 121 of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017, the State Government hereby makes the following rules, as depicted in Part-I. […]

What Editors Want

  On Writing, Editing, and Publishing Jacques Barzun Telling About Society Howard S. Becker Tricks of the Trade Howard S. Becker Writing for Social Scientists Howard S. Becker Permissions, A Survival Guide Susan M. Bielstein e Cra of Translation John Biguenet and Rainer Schulte, editors e Cra of Research Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. […]


835043   research-article2019 SMO0010.1177/2050312119835043SAGE Open MedicineGyawali et al.  Review Paper SAGE Open Medicine  Sepsis: The evolution in definition, pathophysiology, and management Bishal Gyawali*, Karan Ramakrishna* and Amit S Dhamoon Abstract There has been a significant evolution in the definition and management of sepsis over the last three decades. This is driven in […]

management of major bleeding and coagulopathy following trauma:

Spahn et al. Critical Care (2019) 23:98 RESEARCH  Open Access The European guideline on management of major bleeding and coagulopathy following trauma: fifth edition Donat R. Spahn1, Bertil Bouillon2, Vladimir Cerny3,4,5,6, Jacques Duranteau7, Daniela Filipescu8, Beverley J. Hunt9, Radko Komadina10, Marc Maegele11, Giuseppe Nardi12, Louis Riddez13, Charles-Marc Samama14, Jean-Louis Vincent15 and Rolf Rossaint16* […]

Raised ICT

RESEARCH          Diagnosis of elevated intracranial pressure in critically ill adults: systematic review and meta-analysis Shannon M Fernando,1,2 Alexandre Tran,3,4 Wei Cheng,5 Bram Rochwerg,6,7 Monica Taljaard,3,5 Kwadwo Kyeremanteng,1,5 Shane W English,1,3,5 Mypinder S Sekhon,8 Donald E G Griesdale,8,9,10 Dar Dowlatshahi,3,5,11 Victoria A McCredie,12,13 Eelco F M Wijdicks,14 […]

Renal Replacement Therapy

Hindawi Critical Care Research and Practice Volume 2019, Article ID 6948710, 11 pages Review Article in the Critical Care Setting Adeel Rafi Ahmed ,1 Ayanfeoluwa Obilana,2 and David Lappin3 1MB BCh BAO MRCPI MRCP(UK) PGDip (ClinEd), Holder of European Certificate in Nephrology, University Hospital Galway, Galway, Ireland 2MB BCh BAO MRCPI, Specialist Registrar in […]

metabolic acidosis:

Jung et al. Ann. Intensive Care (2019) 9:92 REVIEW Open Access                          Diagnosis and management of metabolic acidosis: guidelines from a French expert panel Boris Jung1,2*, Mikaël Martinez3,4, Yann‐Erick Claessens5, […]


835043   research-article2019 SMO0010.1177/2050312119835043SAGE Open MedicineGyawali et al.  Review Paper SAGE Open Medicine  Sepsis: The evolution in definition, pathophysiology, and management Bishal Gyawali*, Karan Ramakrishna* and Amit S Dhamoon Abstract There has been a significant evolution in the definition and management of sepsis over the last three decades. This is driven in […]

Community-acquired Pneumonia

  AMERICAN THORACIC SOCIETY DOCUMENTS Diagnosis and Treatment of Adults with Community-acquired Pneumonia An Official Clinical Practice Guideline of the American Thoracic Society and Infectious Diseases Society of America Joshua P. Metlay*, Grant W. Waterer*, Ann C. Long, Antonio Anzueto, Jan Brozek, Kristina Crothers, Laura A. Cooley, Nathan C. Dean, Michael J. Fine, Scott […]

Advice to residents

Advice to Young Psychiatrists From a Very Old One psychiatric residency ©️FrankPeters/AdobeStock Allen Frances, MD October 4, 2019 Couch in Crisis Dr Frances is Professor Emeritus and former Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Duke University; Chair, DSM-IV Task Force. He is the author of Saving Normal and Essentials of Psychiatric Diagnosis. Twitter: @AllenFrancesMD. I recently came […]

Seat blocking in NEET

BENGALURU: What the income-tax raids on educational institutions run by Congress leaders have unearthed is merely the tip of the iceberg, said I-T department officials. They suspect a major scam wherein medical college managements block seats under National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test and later sell them at exorbitant rates. PubMatic ad tag (Javascript) : IP_TOI_timesofindia.indiatimes.com_Both_300x250 | […]

Dengue In Pregnancy : management protocols.

Reviewed at the Consensus group meeting at Hotel Tunga , August ,2014 President FOGSI:DrSuchitraPandit Guideline development Group : Meeting August 30,2014 Drafted by DrSuchetaKinjawdekar Guideline development group Dr. Sanjay Gupte,FOGSI Chairman of the GCPR (Obstetrics committee) DrShaliniSingh ,ICMR DrNozerSheriar (Secretary General FOGSI) Dr. RekhaKurian (Vice President Elect FOGSI) Dr. UdayThanawala (Vice President Elect FOGSI Dr.GirijaWagh […]

VIP Syndrome

Dr. Arshad Gulam Mohammad This is one medical syndrome, if it can be termed thus, that is not described in any textbook. No medical journal has ever discussed this phenomenon. But ask any practising physician or surgeon and he will talk about it hours on end. Every practising doctor holds it in dread and is […]

“The Doctor Who Took Fees: One Star Review”

© Dr. Rajas Deshpande False reviews and online beratings against doctors and hospitals have become a reality. However much a doctor goes out of the way to do the best for his/ her patient, following are the reasons why negative reviews are still uploaded, some of them ridiculous: 1. Denial of false certification. 2. Recording […]

Dr Kafeel

Once again, the doctor kafeel has got a clean chit in just 2 Case-answering it. And yes thank you so much for the birthday wishes 🥰 Thank you all for the lovely birthday wishes ❤️ A controversy has been created over the recent enquiry report- plz watch how they are haunting me again🙏 For full […]

Ditch the dairy eat the animal?

PCRM members are petitioning the FDA to place warning labels on dairy. | PCRM October 8, 2019 Charlotte Pointing Senior Editor, UK | LIVEKINDLY | Southsea, United Kingdom | Contactable via | Charlotte has an upper second class honors in History from Oxford Brookes University and a postgraduate certificate in Cultural Heritage from Winchester […]

Access to mental health care

NEW DELHI: India accounts for 28% of global suicides but nearly half of the population is neither aware about mental health issues nor has access to a mental health facility within a 20km radius, says an independent study conducted across seven north Indian states. About 43% of the respondents had a family member or friend […]

Medico legal case

REPORTABLE IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION CIVIL APPEAL No.3971 OF 2011 Dr. S.K. Jhunjhunwala ….Appellant(s) VERSUS Mrs. Dhanwanti Kaur & Anr. …Respondent(s) JUDGMENT Abhay Manohar Sapre, J. 1. This appeal is directed against the final judgment and order dated 01.09.2009 passed by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (hereinafter referred to […]

Impact of Mental Healthcare Act, 2017, on the Indian healthcare insurance industry 2019

Joanne Buckle, FIAI, FIA Neha Taneja, FIAI Rachin Aggarwal, MBA Vidhi Gupta, MSc (OR) Introduction As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), mental health refers to a broad array of activities directly or indirectly related to mental well-being, prevention of mental disorders and treatment and rehabilitation of people affected by mental disorders. Mental health is […]

Healthy ageing

NMC amendments

Summary of The Amendments done in NMC Bill …. single entrance exam for MBBS ( all entrance exam including AIIMS entrance scrapped ) 2.Final Professional Examination all over the country will be one . The Exam will provide for A.MBBS Degree B.Registration and License to practice C. Post Graduate entrance merit . If you […]

Understanding and Managing Somatoform Disorders

  Understanding and Managing Somatoform Disorders A Guide For Clinicians FIRST EDITION Anton Scamvougeras MBChB FRCPC Andrew Howard MD FRCPC AJ medical KS  Vancouver BC Canada Acknowledgements: We would like to thank our colleagues in the UBC Neuropsychiatry team, for many years of rich dialogue, and without whom this book would not exist: […]

एक नर्सिंग होम

मौत एक नर्सिंग होम की ——//——–//——– बड़े अरमान थे अपना भी एक ,  भले ही छोटा सा हो, लेकिन एक नर्सिंग होम हो ।  जहां हम भी अपनी मर्ज़ी से ,  सस्ते दामों में  बड़े से बड़े ऑपरेशन कर सकें । मरीजों को सस्ता  इलाज़ मुहैया करा सकें । सेवा कर सकें । जुगाड़ तुगाड […]

Wisdom scientifically

Different aspects of wisdom may be traced to specific areas of the brain, and might possibly be enhanced by behavioral interventions, suggests the article by Dilip V. Jeste, MD, and Ellen E. Lee, MD, of the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging, University of California San Diego. They write, “Wisdom has important […]

The Beautiful Secret

©️Dr. Rajas Deshpande “I found her outside the public lavatory near sassoon hospital” the lady said almost as a whisper after her daughter left the room. “She does not know. Nobody knows. Please don’t tell her ever”. That 15 year old girl Teju was brought to me over 10 years ago, with uncontrolled fits. Not […]

Why Mother is power: A science thought

Why Mother is power: A science thought We receive 50% nuclear DNA from mother and 50% from father. But we receive 100% mitochondrial DNA from mother. The mitochondria & mitochondrial DNA come exclusively from mother to child Mitochondria produce ATP. ATP is energy currency…. In short you received Power (energy DNA) from mother Mother received from […]

Somatic decrepitude mender’

From a friend’s wall … Missive from a misconstrued medico! Dear Sir, I belong to a profession that Shashi Tharoorji would describe as ‘Somatic decrepitude mender’ and in common parlance….. ‘Doctor’. Of late, I had some weird experiences which I would like to share with you sir! Recently I travelled with my family by flight […]

Invest to loose

The danger for private hospitals empaneled under Ayushman Bharat scheme is unfolding slowly. However when private hospitals do not listen to reason and rush to sit in the lap of the Government, the consequences are predictable. The Government had brilliantly brought out a populist scheme to garner votes. It was very well marketed. Private hospitals […]

Psychiatric illness

But such a response is all too often the exception. More frequently, depression and stress are ignored or stigmatised, not treated as the real illnesses – threats to physical and psychological health and productivity – that they are. Mental health problems and associated costs are a worldwide issue. But a 2017 WHO report finds that […]