Abbreviations Table of Contents 1. ExecutiveSummary 2. Introduction:COVID-19,Prevention,Vaccines –  About COVID-19 –  Prevention of COVID-19 –  Vaccines for COVID-19 o Background o Type of vaccines o Dose and schedule 3. MultilevelGovernanceMechanism (national, state, district and sub-district) 4. IntersectoralConvergence 5. Human Resources: Training & Capacity Building –  Cascaded training plan –  Three phases of training […]

I think you will enjoy reading this letter by Dr V.N .Shrikhande a professor emeritus of surgery and GI surgery now age about 90. It will teach you that life goes on and always be optimistic and grateful 👇 Dear Dr Aniruddh Trivedi 10 years back on December 7th 2010 you operated on me to […]

          BROOKINGS INDIA IMPACT SERIES DEVELOPMENT AND GOVERNANCE                    A Reality Check on Suicides in India DR. SHAMIKA RAVI JUNE 2015 Brookings India IMPACT SERIES  Editor’s Note: […]

Scientists Explain COVID-19 Re-infection November 30, 2020 A large number of people continue to get infected with COVID-19 and so do a large number of patients recover. In some cases, people are testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 again or are experiencing a recurrence of clinical symptoms. Some scientists believe that a positive retest is due to […]

 Abbreviations Table of Contents 1. ExecutiveSummary 2. Introduction:COVID-19,Prevention,Vaccines –  About COVID-19 –  Prevention of COVID-19 –  Vaccines for COVID-19 o Background o Type of vaccines o Dose and schedule 3. MultilevelGovernanceMechanism (national, state, district and sub-district) 4. IntersectoralConvergence 5. Human Resources: Training & Capacity Building –  Cascaded training plan –  Three phases of training […]

Group of Ministers on Health call for shorter MBBS duration, Integration with PG medical courses: Group of Ministers on Health call for shorter MBBS duration, Integration with PG medical courses: Report New Delhi: The Group of Ministers (GoM) on Health has suggested a complete revamp of the medical education system, calling for series of measures […]

Dear Dr. Deshpande, I really appreciate your well written unmasking of the health care issues in India! Yes, emotions manipulated on media – the pathos distraction -so we don’t look at the core issues of why the Indian government has not funded health care properly, even amid the boom of the last few years, and […]

8 hours ago Italian Prosecutors Seek Trial For Four Egyptians Over Regeni MurderTRP Report Week 48: Anupamaa rules yet again; Naagin 5 and Bigg Boss 14…Why you should not worry about vaccine side effects The vaccines are here but they’ll be no good without willing arms to take shots. For policymakers, the next challenge is […]

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine VRBPAC Briefing Document PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE (BNT162, PF-07302048) VACCINES AND RELATED BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE BRIEFING DOCUMENT MEETING DATE: 10 December 2020   090177e195a63925\Approved\Approved On: 30-Nov-2020 14:23 (GMT) Page 1 Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine VRBPAC Briefing Document  TABLE OF CONTENTS LIST OF TABLES………………………………………………………………………………………………………3 LIST OF FIGURES …………………………………………………………………………………………………….4 APPENDICES ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………5 ABBREVIATIONS …………………………………………………………………………………………………….6 […]

Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee Meeting December 10, 2020 FDA Briefing Document Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Sponsor: Pfizer and BioNTech Table of Contents List of Tables …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3 List of Figures ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4 Glossary……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 5 1. Executive Summary ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 6 2. Background……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7 2.1. SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic …………………………………………………………………………………… 7 2.2. EUA Request for the Pfizer […]

*Pearls Of Wisdom In Covid Vaccinology* By *Dr.Vijay Yewale* Head, Dept Of Pediatrics, Apollo Hosp Navi Mumbai 1. *What are the different types of Corona vaccines* likely to be available for use in near furure *mRNA vaccine* ( *Pfizer and Moderna)* Consist of messenger RNA molecules of the virus which code for parts of the […]

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Today the FDA released Pfizer’s Phase III vaccine trial data. Pfizer’s report was 92 pages long and the FDA report was 53 pages long. Here are some cliff notes… Things are looking good. Well, not just good, they are looking great. This trial was as clean as it can get. There is nothing (big) we […]

Someone asked me 15 questions. My honest answers are as follows. My answers 1)Would Corona vaccine be available in short future? Yes in a months time 2) Do u need to take it? Yes all should take it. 3)Who shall get it? It will be prioritised. First frontline workers. Then older and those with cormorbidies. […]

  Research Protocol Managing Depression in Diabetes Mellitus: A Multicentric randomized Controlled Trial Comparing effectiveness of Fluoxetine and Mindfulness in Primary Care: Protocol for DiAbetes Mellitus ANd Depression (DiAMAND) Study Mina Chandra1, Dhanya Raveendranathan2, Johnson Pradeep R.3, Suravi Patra4 , Rushi5, Konasale Prasad6, Jaspreet S Brar7      ABSTRACT Background: Suboptimal […]

क्या हमें अपनी विरासत पर नहीं है गर्व ? वैदिक गणित ,संस्कृत, देसी भाषा विज्ञान, खगोल शास्त्र पर हमें नहीं है भरोसा ? 2000 वर्ष पूर्व सुश्रुत संहिता मैं शल्य तंत्र ट्रेनिंग , इंस्ट्रूमेंट और सैकड़ों सर्जिकल प्रोसीजर का जिक्र है। महर्षि सुश्रुत को फादर ऑफ सर्जरी और फादर ऑफ प्लास्टिक सर्जरी माना गया है […]

  Viewpoint Prescribing Physical Activity in Mental Health: A Focused review on the latest evidence, recommendations, Challenges, and relevance  to india Sai Krishna Tikka1 , Shobit Garg2, M. Aleem Siddiqui3    Physical activity and mental health are intimately linked. Physical ac- tivity has been considered to have a signi cant impact […]

There is a common problem that all of us who prescribe psychotropic medications have faced hundreds of times. Some patients strongly request a sleep medication but are at risk for abuse or dependence. Or the institution where they are does not allow medications like benzodiazepines or the Z-drugs. So, the question is: “How should we […]

 A Brief Introduction to Covid-19 Vaccines Khusro Arastu, MD skarastu@aol.com December 2020    Types of Covid-19 Vaccines  • Active Immunity (Vaccination) • DNAVaccine(Inovio) • RNAVaccine(Moderna,Pfizer) • Viral Vector (Oxford/AstraZeneca, CanSino Biologics, Janssen (J & J), Gamalaya-Sputnik) • ViralSubunit(Novavax,AdaptVac,CloverBiopharma) • Live Attenuated (Codagenix, Indian Immunologicals Ltd.) • Inactivated Virus (SinoVac, SinoParm) • […]

Prof. Dr. Sundeep Mishra provides a quick prescription guide for the selection and dosage of vasopressors (adrenalin, nor-adrenalin, dopamine or others) used in the treatment of different types of shocks. Click to read other articles from Dr. Sundeep Mishra. For our comprehensive coverage and latest updates on COVID-19 click here. Various agents increase blood pressure acting on […]

*Long post but worth reading to prevent existential crisis in MBBS medicose* Beginning of the end of modern medicine Dr Vinay Aggarwal “East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.” Indian Healthcare authorities appear to be hell bent on proving this wrong. India is the birthplace of Ayurveda. Unani system […]

When deciding whether to use lithium in a person with a bipolar disorder, we should systematically look for the following TEN factors in the Past, Present, and Future: Past 1. Adult (rather than an adolescent) 2. Later age of onset 3. Less than three prior episodes. (The problem is that many clinicians will try other […]

Back pain can be quite annoying. Lower back pain, also called lumbago, may occur to anyone or anytime. This pain may be an after-effect of some underlying damage to the ligaments or muscles of the back. However, there are a few natural remedies that may help in treating back pain. Read on to find more. […]

Fernandes et al. BMC Medicine (2017) 15:80 DOI 10.1186/s12916-017-0849-x OPINION Open Access Brisa S. Fernandes1,2,3*, Leanne M. Williams4,5, Johann Steiner6, Marion Leboyer7, André F. Carvalho8                         and Michael Berk1,2,9,10   Abstract […]

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Vaccines to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection Authors:Kathryn M Edwards, MDWalter A Orenstein, MDSection Editor:Martin S Hirsch, MDDeputy Editor:Allyson Bloom, MD Contributor Disclosures All topics are updated as new evidence becomes available and our peer review process is complete. Literature review current through: Nov 2020. | This topic last updated: Dec 02, 2020. What’s New Vaccines to […]

Key Points • Recent improvements in mRNA vaccines act to increase protein translation, modulate innate and adaptive immunogenicity and improve delivery. • mRNA vaccines have elicited potent immunity against infectious disease targets in animal models of influenza virus, Zika virus, rabies virus and others, especially in recent years, using lipid-encapsulated or naked forms of sequence-optimized […]

Within the next month, messenger RNA vaccines—also called mRNA vaccines—are likely to be some of the first COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States. New Approach to Vaccines mRNA vaccines are a new type of vaccine to protect against infectious diseases. To trigger an immune response, many vaccines put a weakened or inactivated […]

Thesis Writing for Master’s and Ph.D. Program Subhash Chandra Parija Vikram Kate Editors  1 3     Thesis Writing for Master’s and Ph.D. Program  Subhash Chandra Parija • Vikram Kate Editors Thesis Writing for Master’s and Ph.D. Program   Editors Subhash Chandra Parija Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (Deemed University) Pondicherry India […]

As coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spreads across the world, the intensive care unit (ICU) community must prepare for the challenges associated with this pandemic. Streamlining of workflows for rapid diagnosis and isolation, clinical management, and infection prevention will matter not only to patients with COVID-19, but also to health-care workers and other patients who are […]

Surveillance, Containment and Caution & JE HATCR, IRT HRHT I. District administration shall take all necessary nmeasures to promote COViD-19 appropriate behavior. Striet enforcement of wearing of face masks, hund hygiene and social distancing m u s t be ensured. 2. To enforce wearing of mask nandatory in publie and work spaces, imposition of fines […]

 Leslie R. Dye · Christine Murphy Diane P. Calello · Michael D. Levine AaronSkolnik Editors Case Studies in Medical Toxicology From the American College of Medical Toxicology         Case Studies in Medical Toxicology Leslie R. Dye • Christine Murphy Diane P. Calello • Michael D. Levine Aaron […]

 All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh, India – 249203 REHABILITATION FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS Exercise is an important part of recovery in covid-19 illness. It can help to:   Improve fitness   Reduce breathlessness   Improve muscle strength   Reduce stress, improve mental status and psychosocial growth   Increase confidence, socialization and improves […]

Intensive Care Med https://doi.org/10.1007/s00134-020-06306-w Claude Guérin1,2,3 , Richard K. Albert4, Jeremy Beitler5, Luciano Gattinoni6, Samir Jaber7, John J. Marini8, Laveena Munshi9, Laurent Papazian10,11, Antonio Pesenti12, Antoine Vieillard‐Baron13 and Jordi Mancebo14* © 2020 Springer‐Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature Abstract In ARDS patients, the change from supine to prone position generates a more even distribution […]

 Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) Clinical Spectrum of Covid Infection (Dysregulated hyperimmune response) during 2nd to 5th week Salient features • COVID-19 Infection is the best characterized by 3 illness periods. The first Phase is acute illness well known to us (fever, cough, dyspnoea) associated with RTPCR positivity . This can be followed […]

CENTRAL COUNCIL OF INDIAN MEDICINE   PAPER – I POST GRADUATE FINAL YEAR 13. MS (AYU) SHALYA TANTRA – GENERAL SURGERY Shalya Tantra Vangmaya – Literature, Research and Development 1. Thorough study of the Sushruta Samhita including other relevant portions of Brihattrayee and Laghutrayee. 2. KnowledgeandimportanceofSurgicalAuditandResearch. 3. Medico legal issues – Understanding the implications […]

CENTRAL COUNCIL OF INDIAN MEDICINE POST GRADUATE PRELIMINARY 13. M.S. (AYU) SHALYA TANTRA – GENERAL SURGERY FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES AND APPLIED ASPECTS OF SHALYA TANTRA PAPER-II 1. Etymology, Definition, Scope and Importance of Shalya Tantra. 2. Study of Sushruta Samhita Sutra Sthana from 1st to 29th chapter. 3. Studyofmodernsurgicalclinicalmethodology. 4. Applied anatomy, physiology and surgical pathology […]

CENTRAL COUNCIL OF INDIAN MEDICINE  POST GRADUATE FINAL YEAR 14. MS (AYU) SHALAKYA TANTRA (DISEASES OF EYE, EAR, NOSE, THROAT, HEAD, ORO- DENTISTRY) PREAMBLE   The MS Shalakya is a speciality branch of Ayurveda, hence the degree should be specified as Master of Surgery in Shalakya Tantra (Diseases of Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat, Head, […]

CENTRAL COUNCIL OF INDIAN MEDICINE   PRACTICAL AND VIVA VOCE – 100 MARKS Pattern of practical/clinical training- 1. Clinical postings in OPD, IPD, Kriyakalpa and OT. 2. Clinicalbedsidecasepresentation 3. Case record – 20 cases ( Eye, ENT, Shiras and Oro-dental 5 cases each). 4. Hands on training in Ayurvedic treatment procedures in Netra, Karna-Nasa […]

CENTRAL COUNCIL OF INDIAN MEDICINE NEW DELHI INDEX 1.1 PADARTHA VIGYAN AND AYURVED ITIHAS 2-6 1.2 SANSKRIT 7-8 1.3 KRIYA SHARIR 9-14 1.4 RACHANA SHARIR  15-18   1.5 MAULIK SIDDHANT AVUM ASHTANG HRIDAYA 19   Central Council of Indian Medicine |UG Ist year Syllabus 1 1.1 PADARTHA VIGYAN EVUM AYURVEDA ITIHAS (Philosophy […]

CENTRAL COUNCIL OF INDIAN MEDICINE NEW DELHI 1.1 DRAVYAGUNA VIGHYAN  2-9   1.2 ROGA NIDAN 10-14 1.3 RASASHATRA 15-23 1.4 CHARAK SAMHITA   24    1|UG Syllabus 2nd year 2013  Paper I Part A 2.1 DRAVYAGUNA VIGYAN (PHARMACOLOGY & MATERIA MEDICA) Lectures: 200 Hrs. Practicals: 200 Hrs. Total Marks […]

CENTRAL COUNCIL OF INDIAN MEDICINE NEW DELHI   INDEX  3RD PROFESSIONAL 3.1. AGADTANTRA 02-04 3.2. SWASTHAVRITTA     05-12 3.3. PRASUTI TANTRA EVUM STRI ROGA 13-17 3.4. KAUMARBHRITYA PARICHAYA 18-21 3.5. CHARAK SAMHITA (UTTARARDHA)   22 1 | UG-Syllabus 3rd year AGADTANTRA, VYAVAHAR-AYURVED EVUM VIDHIVAIDYAK  Part- A (TOXICOLOGY, FORENSIC […]

 CENTRAL COUNCIL OF INDIAN MEDICINE NEW DELHI SYLLABUS OF AYURVEDACHARYA (BAMS) COURSE   4TH PROFESSIONAL INDEX  4.1 KAYACHIKITSA 02-04 4.2 PANCHKARMA   05-10   4.3 SHALYA TANTRA 11-20 4.4 SHALAKYA TANTRA 21-26   4.5 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND MEDICAL STATISTICS 27-28   1|UG Syllabus 4th year   4.1 […]

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Mumbai  College of Physicians and Surgeons of Mumbai Syllabus for CPS-PG-Course  College of Physicians and Surgeons of Mumbai CPS House, Dr. E. Borges Marg, Parel, Mumbai – 400012. DPM 1 DPM-DIPLOMA IN PSYCHOIOGICAL MEDICINE COURSE DESCRIPTION Eligibility: A candidate should possess MBBS degree/ equivalent degree as per […]

Why is there such a shock if the list of surgeries that a Shalya Chikitsak can do has been notified. What did we think was the full form of BAMS ; It is Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and SURGERY. If an Ayurved graduate is trained & qualified in surgery then a MS (Ayurveda) Shalya Chikitsak […]

The silver lining The seven hundred odd doctors who have lost their lives to Covid 19 may finally not have been in vain. The Parliamentary standing committee on Health has stated in its report ‘Outbreak of Pandemic Covid-19 and its Management’ that the Government must address the abysmally low public spending on healthcare and raise […]

   Under the MHCA 2017, all hospitals, where the persons with mental illness (PMI) are admitted, are the MENTAL HEALTH ESTABLISHMENTS (MHE). To get recognized as a teaching centre for MBBS, all the medical colleges are required to have a specified number of indoor beds in Psychiatry. Therefore, all the medical colleges are MHE under […]

MedBand   Emergency Alert & Vitals Remote Tracking Device Findings Based on Market study done and findings from others sources, more than 50% of people do not reach hospital on time. A lot of precious time is still being wasted in taking a heart attack patient to a facility that is capable of treating heart […]

Tedros was born in Asmara, which at that time was in Ethiopia—but is now the capital of Eritrea to Adhanom Gebreyesus and Melashu Weldegabir. The family originated from the Enderta awrajja of the province of Tigray. Tedros recalls that as a child he was very aware of the suffering and death caused by malaria.His younger […]

Drug-induced QT interval prolongation: mechanisms and clinical management Senthil Nachimuthu, Manish D. Assar, and Jeffrey M. Schussler Additional article information Abstract article-meta The prolonged QT interval is both widely seen and associated with the potentially deadly rhythm, Torsades de Pointes (TdP). While it can occur spontaneously in the congenital form, there is a wide array […]