Monthly Archives: January 2021

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2): a Systemic Infection

 REVIEW  Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2): a Systemic Infection Aleksandra Synowiec,a  Artur Szczepan ski,a,b  Emilia Barreto-Duran,a  Laurensius Kevin Lie,a  Krzysztof Pyrca aVirogenetics Laboratory of Virology, Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland bMicrobiology Department, Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland  SUMMARY […]

THE STRAIGHT FACTS ABOUT THE MOST USED AND ABUSED DRUGS FROM ALCOHOL TO ECSTASY

 BUZZED THE STRAIGHT FACTS ABOUT THE MOST USED AND ABUSED DRUGS FROM ALCOHOL TO ECSTASY FIFTH EDITION CYNTHIA KUHN, PhD SCOTT SWARTZWELDER, PhD WILKIE WILSON, PhD Duke University and Duke University School of Medicine with LEIGH HEATHER WILSON and JEREMY FOSTER W. W. NORTON & COMPANY INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS SINCE 1923 | NEW YORK • […]

Pharmacogenetics of Psychotropic Drugs

http://www.ebook3000.com This page intentionally left blank http://www.ebook3000.com Pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics are areas of rapidly growing importance at the interface of molecular genetics and psychopharmacology, with implications for drug development and clinical practice. This book provides a conceptual framework for understanding and studying the pharmacogenetics of psychotropic drugs; it reviews advances in the field and […]

Practical Management of the Side Effects of Psychotropic Drugs

      MARCEL DEKKER M A R C E LD E K K E RI N, C . Practical Management of the Side Effects of Psychotropic Drugs edited by Richard Balon Wayne State University School of Medicine Detroit, Michigan ISBN: 0-8247-1926-3 This book is printed on acid-free paper. Headquarters Marcel Dekker, […]

Lisa Montgomery: Looking for answers in the life of a killer

IMAGE COPYRIGHT REUTERS / GETTY IMAGES Lisa Montgomery – the only female inmate on federal death row in the US – has been executed for murder in the state of Indiana. Her lawyers had argued she was a mentally ill victim of abuse who deserved mercy. Her victim’s community said otherwise. This story was first […]

KNOW YOR VACCINE

 January 16th, 2021 FOR DOCTORS: KNOW YOR VACCINE  Dr. Trupti Gilada  Infectious Diseases Physician, Mumbai  UNISON MEDICARE and RESEARCH CENTRE  MASINA HOSPITAL and PRINCE ALY KHAN HOSPITAL  trupti_gilada@yahoo.com  As the vaccination drive begins today, I do understand that many of us have several  questions on the Covishield […]

BASIC MANAGEMENT GUIELINES FOR COVID 19 VACCINE _ COVISHIELD’S SIDE EFFECT

The factsheet details information that would enable recipients to understand the benefits and common side-effects of the Covishield vaccine, to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2.   DOSE: The Covishield vaccination course consists of two separate doses of 0.5 ml each. The second dose should be administered between four […]

Consultation Liaison Psychiatry

  The book “Handbook on Consultation Liaison Psychiatry” is a relevant read for today’s doctors of any discipline. Many medical illnesses are related to psychiatric disorders. Also, behavioural issues in patients presenting with medical illnesses can offer challenges in treatment. Thus, clinicians from any specialty are likely to encounter patients with psychological issues in […]

Indian Academy of Pediatrics ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON VACCINES AND IMMUNIZATION PRACTICES

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 ON DIABETES

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 […]

Why do so many MBBS graduates from AIIMS write the USMLE and migrate to the US?

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 […]

‘The imprisonment and high-tech torture of dying people in ICUs is a growing Indian disease’

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 […]

hyponatremia?

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 […]

What is bird flu?

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 […]

Balancing the Risks and Benefits of Benzodiazepines

 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. […]

PREVENT PANDEMICS

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 Examination

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 […]

What advice could you give to a medical student in their first years to be a good doctor?

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 !!!

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 […]

As in india, the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine) and mRNA 1273 (Moderna COVID-19 vaccine) received emergency use authorization in the United States in December 2020 also

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 […]

Behavioral/Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

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*

*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:

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 and A on vaccine in India

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 […]

private or other government doctor’s opinion

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 […]