Monthly Archives: November 2021


Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia: Prevalence and Patient Impact Supraventricular tachycardias (SVTs) are a group of conditions that produce elevated heart rates of >100 bpm at rest due to altered electrical activity in or above the His bundle.1,2 As a subgroup of SVT, PSVTs are characterised by sporadic episodes of regular tachycardia that start and stop abruptly. […]

Mutated corona virus

NEWS 25 November 2021 Heavily mutated coronavirus variantputs scientists on alertResearchers are racing to determine whether a fast-spreading variant in South Africa poses a threat to COVID vaccines’ effectiveness.Ewen CallawayMedics at an infectious-disease unit in South Africa, where a new strain of COVID is spreading quickly. Credit: Alet Pretorius/Gallo Images/Getty Researchers in South Africa are […]

Broad Arrow Number.

Everyone must have seen military vehicles plying in most Commonwealth Countries with a number beginning with a vertically upright Broad Arrow↑. This number is called a Broad Arrow Number in military parlance or BA Number. It is used by the Army, Navy and Air Force and also some civilian establishments that work under the Ministry […]


Science Proves the Power of ChantingMany of us have heard the Gyuto Monks of Tibet. With their extraordinary chanting and the low throaty drone of ancient sacred texts, they have kept audiences in the West spellbound with their long, careful and accurate recitations of potent Tibetan Buddhist texts. Sitting in their presence, you feel clarity […]

Medicolegal case

Issue 8 hps:// First 3 early bird entries will get exciting prizes Case 7: A case of medical negligence on the treang psychiatrist and hospital alleged because of the suicide commied by a psychiatric paent Judgment: Ÿ The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission stated that just an error in judgment cannot account for medical negligence […]

Medicolegal case

Issue 7 hps:// First 3 early bird entries will get exciting prizes Case 6: A case of alleged deficiency in service on the part of the opposite pares in a paent with delusional disorder Judgment: Ÿ The State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission stated that it has to be proved that whether the complainant was suffering […]

Medicolegal case

Issue 3 First 3 early bird entries will get exciting prizes Case 2: Treatment for Bipolar Affecve Disorder (BAD) leads to the death of the paent due to Steven Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) Judgment: Ÿ The State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission stated that no expert in the field nor any […]

Medicolegal case

Medico Legal Case in PSYCHIATRY Dear Doctor, Do let us know about your thoughts what should be the verdict of the case? Please click on the google link to reply Google link: h�ps:// pQLSdSvjieEWIVfcvyShMEVcFOoWCJV7x qHdSEtonaZHPMQh_C7w/viewform First 3 early bird entries will get exciting prizes and names will be published in next issue Allegation of medical […]


Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Mental Health Issues Mental health concerns have risen amid the global COVID-19 pandemic due to a variety of factors, including stay-at-home orders, social distancing, fear of sickness and death, loss of employment, and loss of family and friends due to illness.1 It is anticipated that patients infected with COVID-19 […]


Comorbidity between Depression and Pain: How Common?1 30-60% co-occurrence rate of major depressive disorder (MDD) and chronic pain reported. Some subtypes of chronic pain, e.g., fibromyalgia (FM), are very commonly comorbid with psychiatric conditions – debated whether FM is a separate disease condition or a part of MDD symptomatology. Cumulative evidence suggests that chronic pain […]

Endemic covid19

India, the first nation to transition to endemic CovidFor representational purposes (Express Illustrations/Soumyadip Sinha)The Covid pandemic is far from over as daily numbers are still high in many countries, without their epidemic waves declining to low and steady figures that represent endemic prevalence. On 27 June 2021, India transitioned from the epidemic phase to endemic […]

Tramadol in maintenance of opioids

Substance Use & Misuse ISSN: 1082-6084 (Print) 1532-2491 (Online) Journal homepage: Can Tramadol be Used for Maintenance Treatment of Opioid Dependence? Siddharth Sarkar, Rakesh Lal, Mohit Varshney, Saurabh Kumar & Yatan Pal Singh Balhara To cite this article: Siddharth Sarkar, Rakesh Lal, Mohit Varshney, Saurabh Kumar & Yatan Pal Singh Balhara (2018): Can Tramadol […]


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Covid vaccine effectiveness

Results of the largest real-world study of third dose of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness released[Oct 30, 2021: CLALIT RESEARCH INSTITUTE] A quiet research revolution has occurred in our understanding of the biology of ageing. (CREDIT: Creative Commons) Many countries are currently experiencing a resurgence of SARS-CoV-2 infections despite hitherto successful vaccination campaigns. This may be due […]


0 Indian medical association IMA CODE OF MEDICAL ETHICS 2021 Prepared by IMA Standing Committee for Medical Ethics IMA CODE OF MEDICAL ETHICS 2021 Prepared by IMA Standing Committee for Medical Ethics Dr. J.A. Jayalal Dr. Jayesh Lele National President, IMA Honorary General Secretary, IMA Dr. Vinay Agarwal Chairman Contents Dr. Srikumar Vasudevan Convener IMA […]


Editor Brig A S Menon Associate Editors Gp Capt TVSVGK Tilak Wg Cdr Rohit Vashisht ARMED FORCES MEDICAL COLLEGE PUNE Note from Editors The science of COVID 19 is evolving. Readers are advised to refer to suggested reading for updates Published by Armed Forces Medical College, Pune Cover Design Aditi Menon This book is a […]

Dr. Kamal Ranadive

Dr. Kamal Ranadive’s 104th Birthday November 8, 2021 Today’s Doodle, illustrated by India-based guest artist Ibrahim Rayintakath, celebrates Indian cell biologist Dr. Kamal Ranadive on her 104th birthday. Ranadive is best known for her groundbreaking cancer research and devotion to creating a more equitable society through science and education. Kamal Samarath, better known as Kamal […]


Migraine has been linked to depression and anxiety and they often co-exist. Together they increase the frequency and severity of headaches. According to a study presented at the recently concluded 2021 online Psych Congress, treatment with the antimigraine drug fremanezumab may help to wean off antidepressant medications in patients with migraine and concurrent depression and […]

Travel medicine Infectious diseases

Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease 44 (2021) 102175Contents lists available at ScienceDirectTravel Medicine and Infectious Disease journal homepage: time to die: An in-depth analysis of James Bond’s exposure to infectious agentsWouter Graumansa, William J.R. Stoneb, Teun Bousemaa,b,*a Department of Medical Microbiology & Radboud Center for Infectious Diseases, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlandsb […]

Mental health rules Karnataka

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