Monthly Archives: January 2022

Famous Medical Dishes of India.©️ Dr. Rajas Deshpande

Famous Medical Dishes of India.©️ Dr. Rajas Deshpande Grilled Specialist:This dish is the typical medical fast food in India. While the hospital management grills the doctor for more numbers and revenue, patients and relatives grill him / her on the other side for maximum availability and best outcomes at minimum cost. Usually served with side […]

Dr kanaka

She completed her MBBS in Dec 1954 & then she took MS General surgery.There was bias and gender discrimination & was not allowed to even scrub and be a part of surgical team during residency.She had to appear 12 times to pass her MS exit exams.Then in March 1968 ( 14 years later) she finally […]

Indian Psychiatric Society YEARBOOK 2021-2022

OBITUARY Indian Psychiatric Society fondly remembers the following members who left us forever Indian Psychiatric Society Abu Qamar Siddiqui Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh Arabinda Kumar Bankura, West Bengal A. K. Sengupta Kolkata, West Bengal Bhutnath Mondal Kolkata, West Bengal Diljit Bharathan Kochi, Kerala Natendra Nath Das Kolkata, West Bengal Dattatrey Munipalle Hyderabad, Telangana Om Prakash Gangil […]

Padmashri awardees in the field of Medicine

1 Dr. Himmatrao Bawaskar (Maharashtra) MBBS (GMC,Nagpur)MD General Medicine (BJMC,PuneHis well known work – Prazosin as a treatment of scorpion sting.Snake bite poisoning. 2 Dr. Prokar Dasgupta (United Kingdom) MBBS (calcutta University)DNB,FRCS (Urology)His well known works-Das gupta technique – injecting botox into bladder wall for urinary incontinence.Use of da Vinci robot to perform keyhole surgery […]

She Spent Twelve Years of her Life under confinement in a MENTAL HOSPITAL

She Spent Twelve Years of her Life under confinement in a MENTAL HOSPITAL: 2009–2021 Article excerpted from a Landmark Judgement , (IN THE FAMILY COURT NO 3 AT BANDRA, MUMBAI ORDER PASSED ON 10.12.2021 BY JUDGE SWATI CHAUHAN.) “There is something incredibly beautiful about a woman who knows herself, she cant break, she just falls […]

ANCIENT INDIAN HEALTH TIPS

ANCIENT INDIAN HEALTH TIPS अजीर्णे भोजनं विषम् ।If previously taken Lunch is not digested..taking Dinner will be equivalent to taking Poison. Hunger is one signal that the previous food is digested अर्धरोगहारी निद्रा ।Proper sleep cures half of the diseases.. मूढ़गढ़ाल्ली गढ़व्याली।Of all the Pulses, Green grams are the best. It boosts Immunity. Other Pulses […]

QUICKTABLESPERROETITIFONN&OITINGRECO Table of Contents Cardiologya. Coronary Artery Disease 1 b. Congestive Heart Failure 2 c. Valve Disease 3 d. Cardiomyopathy 4 e. Pericardial Disease 5 f. Hypertension 6 g. Cholesterol 7 h. ACLS 8 i. Syncope 9 Pulmonologya. Asthma 10 b. Lung Cancer 11 c. Pleural Effusion 12 d. DVT PE 13 e. COPD 14 […]

The ASAM Clinical Practice Guideline on Alcohol Withdrawal Management

CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINE The ASAM Clinical Practice Guideline on Alcohol Withdrawal Management Guideline Committee Members (alpha order): Anika Alvanzo, MD, MS, DFASAM, FACP Kurt Kleinschmidt, MD, FASAM Julie A. Kmiec, DO, FASAM George Kolodner, MD, DLFAPA, FASAM Gerald E. Marti, MD, PhD William F. Murphy, DO, MS, DFASAM Carlos F. Tirado, MD, FASAM Corey Waller, […]

QUICKTABLES

P E R R O E T I T I F O N N & O I T I N G R E C O Table of Contents 1. Cardiology a. Coronary Artery Disease 1 b. Congestive Heart Failure 2 c. Valve Disease 3 d. Cardiomyopathy 4 e. Pericardial Disease 5 f. Hypertension 6 g. […]

WRITING A PSYCHIATRIC CASE HISTORY General Instructions:

WRITING A PSYCHIATRIC CASE HISTORY General Instructions: This model case history is quite comprehensive. Most case histories are under 10 pages (size 10 font). Number of pages do not necessarily translate to a better mark. Reading this model case history, one will have an excellent understanding of the patient’s history, development, current situation and presentation. […]

History taking in Psychiatry & Mental StateExamination

History taking in Psychiatry & Mental StateExaminationDr. Janaka Pushpakumara Department of Psychiatry FMAS/RUSL History taking in Psychiatry IllnessHealthy person PatientHome Hospital Heath Care SystemHealthy person PatientRHome x Hospital RxProcess of Management?Ex In PsychiatryMost of the diagnostic information coming from the History and Observation of patients’ appearance and behaviour.Very Important History taking in Psychiatry Personal Data:Name, […]

MENTAL STATUS EXAM 2

MENTAL STATUS EXAM The Mental Status Exam (MSE) is an assessment of the individual’s current state of mind. It assesses the range, quality, and depth of perception, thought processes, feelings, and psychomotor actions. Direct observation of the individual is required for the completion of the MSE. The observation occurs before, during and after the formal […]

Case Management: The Mental Status Examination Part 1: Introduction

The mental status examination (MSE) is based on your observations of the client. It is not related to the facts of the client’s situation, but to the way the person acts, how the person talks, and how the person looks while in your presence. A mental status examination can be an abbreviated assessment done because […]

WILL THE PANDEMIC END?

Covid Update 324HOW WILL THE PANDEMIC END? Effective Vaccine and or Effective anti viral Drug remain the keys to ending any pandemic. HIV was defeated using an effective antiviral. While Small pox was eradicated using a vaccine. Flu pandemic ended even without either of two. How will Covid End? Will rich and mighty win this […]

Rapid Diagnostic Testing for SARS-CoV-2

The new england journal of medicineClinical PracticeCaren G. Solomon, M.D., M.P.H., Editor Paul K. Drain, M.D., M.P.H.This Journal feature begins with a case vignette highlighting a common clinical problem. Evidence supporting various strategies is then presented, followed by a review of formal guidelines, when they exist. The article ends with the author’s clinical recommendations.A 38-year-old […]

Narcissism

Advantages or usefulness of My classification of Narcissism into Normal Narcissism, Abnormal Narcissism & Pathological Narcissisms : Narcissistic traits or Narcissism are also seen among persons with Hysteronic PD, Paranoid PD, ASPD, Hypomaia, Mania, ‘Average/low-average Intelligent persons’ who are the children of Parent/s with NPD or who are living in a pathologically Narcissistic environment or […]

COVID-19 MANAGEMENT PROTOCOL FOR HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS

Version-4 December 2021 COVID-19 MANAGEMENT PROTOCOL FOR HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS ACME AsiaED Collegium of Medical Education DCCET COVID 19 RT-PCR POSITIVE SYMPTOMATIC PATIENT 1) Management of any COVID 19 patient mandates the Health Care Personnel (HCP) to be in full Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) 2) Asymptomatic COVID 19 patient management involves strict containment, isolation and observation […]

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Sexual Dysfunction

[Downloaded free from http://www.indianjpsychiatry.org on Thursday, December 26, 2019, IP: 106.51.77.67] CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Sexual Dysfunction Ajit Avasthi, Sandeep Grover, T S Sathyanarayana Rao1 Department of Psychiatry, PGIMER, Chandigarh, 1Department of Psychiatry, JSS Medical College Hospital, JSS University, Mysore Participants of the Expert group on CPG for management of […]

IS MENTAL ILLNESS A GROUND FOR DIVORCE ? Dr Harish Shetty

IS MENTAL ILLNESS A GROUND FOR DIVORCE ? Dr Harish Shetty ( Dr Harish Shetty is a Psychiatrist at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital ) 1 Delhi High Court recently annulled a marriage on the grounds that mental illness was not disclosed before the nuptials. 2 This Judgement has many ramifications but cannot be generalised […]

Covid

Covid. Scientifically

The international journal of science / 13 January 2022 COVID is here to stay: countries must decide how to adapt The Omicron variant has laid bare the need to live with a disease that throws up an ever-changing set of challenges. For those who had hoped that 2021 would be the year that put the […]

Important points from the lecture by Dr Nitin Shah on 13th Jan 2022 on covid-19 latest vaccinations

Important points from the lecture by Dr Nitin Shah on 13th Jan 2022 on covid-19 latest vaccinations As far as the booster dose is concerned giving killed vaccine after two primary doses of killed vaccine gives 3.5 times rise in neutralizing antibodies, whereas giving COVAVAX/Nova wax as a booster will give 8 times rise in […]

Advisory on Purposive Testing Strategy for COVID-19 in India (Version VII, dated 10thJanuary 2022)

Advisory on Purposive Testing Strategy for COVID-19 in India (Version VII, dated 10thJanuary 2022)Scope: This advisory on COVID-19 testing strategy is for: Early detection of symptomatic cases for quick isolation and care. Early detection of infections in elderly (>60yr) and individuals with co-morbidities (diabetes,hypertension, chronic lung or kidney disease, malignancy, obesity etc) for quick care.Spectrum […]

Need not be tested for COVID

Revised discharge policy in COVID

Revised discharge policy is aligned with the COVID-19 clinical management protocol, guidelines for home isolation of mild COVID-19 cases and advisory on Covid-19 testing strategy issued by Ministry of Health & FW. Mild cases of COVID-19Mild cases admitted to a COVID Care Facility or under home isolation will undergo regular health monitoring. The patient shall […]

Bicytopenia

Management of LABORATORY CONFIRMED COVID 19 PATIENT

Published by Department of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of West Bengal (modified on 04.01.22) LABORATORY CONFIRMED COVID 19 PATIENT All asymptomatic patients. Comorbid patients with no symptoms (prioritise to control the comorbid state) Mild symptoms (low fever, dry cough, anosmia, ageusia, nasal block, sore throat, weakness, diarrhea, myalgia etc) with Fever No signs of […]

What to do if you don’t want to practice clinical medicine

Have you ever considered walking out of the clinic and not looking back? Then you’re not alone. According to a 2021 non-clinical physician careers report, one in five physicians are thinking about leaving their primary jobs in medicine for a career outside of the clinic. Here’s a brief examination of why doctors are leaving their […]

Talking helps prevent dementia

Why do older people need to talk more….? A Doctor once told me, that I must talk more when I am retired and old, because there is currently no way to prevent the memory loss . Talking more, may be the only way. There are at least three advantages, if the elderly people talk more. […]

Omicron

Covid Update 315Early Omicron Trends & FAQ TimelineIndia witnessed the first case of Omicron on 2 December 21. Since then, cases have risen rapidly, especially in the last 7 to 8 days. Short Doubling PeriodAs of 4 January 22, there were 1892 cases of Omicron across 23 states and UTs. Out of which, 766 have […]

Delta vs omicron

Dr Jacob john & Nk Arora etall spoke yesterday & following is the summary. 1.Probably delta plus virus is the last major mutation that occurred at the human levelDelta plus used to cause syncytia pathological formation in the lungs that resulted in multinucleated cell which incited more damage of lungs and in turn hypoxia,fibrosis and […]

OXYGEN THERAPY IN COVID-19 INFECTION

What will I Learn? Learning Objectives By the end of this lesson you would learn about.. Is This Lesson For Me ? If you are carrying out any of the following responsibilities, then this lesson is for you • Indications of oxygen therapy • Oxygenation Targets • Types of Oxygen Devices • Ventilation strategies • […]

classification of Narcissism

Normal Narcissism, Abnormal Narcissism & Pathological Narcissisms : Narcissistic traits or Narcissism are also seen among persons with Hysteronic PD, Paranoid PD, ASPD, Hypomaia, Mania, ‘Average/low-average Intelligent persons’ who are the children of Parent/s with NPD or who are living in a pathologically Narcissistic environment or Narcissistically brain washed by close person/s with Narcissistic PD, […]

A SILENT TRAGEDY with our children

A SILENT TRAGEDY There is a silent tragedy that is unfolding today in our homes and concerns our most precious jewels: our children.Our children are in a devastating emotional state! In the last 15 years, researchers have given us increasingly alarming statistics on a sharp and steady increase in childhood mental illness that is now […]

Pharmacologic Options for Borderline Personality Disorder

Key points The use of antipsychotics in patients with BPD can be useful for anger, impulsivity, aggression, and cognitive–perceptual disturbances.Lamotrigine can be helpful for affective instability in mild-to-moderate BPD patients.Omega-3 fatty acids can decrease depression, suicidality, and affective instability.The clinical approach from the Handbook of Good Psychiatric Management is that psychotherapy is the primary treatment.Limiting […]

What constitutes evidence for neural plasticity?

There is tremendous debate about what constitutes evidence for neural plasticity. Perhaps the most unambiguous evidence is when training increases the thickness or volume of neural structure. It has been demonstrated that sedentary older adults who engage in aerobic exercise can delay shrinkage in prefrontal cortex, an area maximally sensitive to age-related volumetric shrinkage. In terms […]

Revised guidelines for Home Isolation of mild /asymptomatic COVID-19 cases

Government of India Ministry of Health & Family WelfareRevised guidelines for Home Isolation of mild /asymptomatic COVID-19 cases 1. BackgroundOver the past two years, it has been seen globally as well as in India that majority of cases of COVID-19 are either asymptomatic or have very mild symptoms. Such cases usually recover with minimal interventions […]

Covid protocol

Published by Department of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of West Bengal (modified on 04.01.22) LABORATORY CONFIRMED COVID 19 PATIENT 1. All asymptomatic patients. 2. Comorbid patients with no symptoms (prioritise to control the comorbid state) 3. Mild symptoms (low fever, dry cough, anosmia, ageusia, nasal block, sore throat, weakness, diarrhea, myalgia etc) with  […]

Does ageing brain has greater plasticity

Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) of McGill University examined the effects of aging on neuroplasticity in the primary auditory cortex, the part of the brain that processes auditory information. Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to modify its connections and function in response to environmental demands, an important process in […]

CVD. UNUSUAL INDICATORS

The ears, nails, forehead, scalp, and oral cavity could all be unusual parts of the human body to show subtle indications of CVD. Therefore, it may be a good idea to keep an eye out on these areas for certain signs that might indicate heart disease. Death rates for coronary heart disease in the United […]