July 2018
From the Desk of Group Editor in Chief
Dr KK Aggarwal
A WhatsApp message has been circulating that Supreme Court has said that criminal charges are not applicable to doctors. The judgment is of 2012 and not new. It is a settled law that unless a criminal intent is proved (mens rea) or there is an ele.... READ MORE

American Family Physician
Marc A. Childress, Blair A. Becker
Cervical radiculopathy describes pain in one or both of the upper extremities, often in the setting of neck pain, secondary to compression or irritation of nerve roots in the cervical spine. It can be accompanied by motor, sensory, or reflex deficit.... READ MORE

American Family Physician
early peanut introduction and prevention oF peanut allergy in high-risk inFants: consensus communication In westernized countries, 1% to 3% of children have a peanut allergy, with almost 100,000 new cases each year in the United States and United.... READ MORE

American Family Physician
skin ulcers oF unknown etiology A 41-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with leg ulcers and ecchymoses on her ears that began to develop one month prior. The leg ulcers began as painful, fluid-filled blisters and evolved into ulc.... READ MORE

ENT
Ashok K Gupta
Balance disorders are manifested typically with symptoms of dizziness and vertigo. Accurate diagnosis still poses a major challenge in the management of the disease. The various treatment options available for the management of vertigo and dizzines.... READ MORE

ENT
Subramaniam Vinayak Easweran, Raghvendra Udupa, Mamata Hegde
Schwannoma is a benign nerve sheath tumor composed of Schwann cells. Schwannoma, which originates from the cervical vagus nerve, is an extremely rare neoplasm. It mostly presents as a painless, slow growing lateral mass. Complete surgical resection.... READ MORE

INTERNAL MEDICINE
Subhash Meel, Sameer Aggarwal, Deepak Jain, Hk Aggarwal, Rahul Chauda, Promil Jain
A 22-year-old married Hindu female, vegetarian, with lower socioeconomic status, presented with an insidious onset progressive bilateral lower limb symmetrical proximal muscle weakness without sensory and bladder and bowel involvement, from last 2 .... READ MORE

INTERNAL MEDICINE
Prachi Garg
Dengue is the fastest growing mosquito-borne viral infection whose global incidence has drastically risen in the last few years. Currently, there is no direct antiviral therapy available against the dengue viruses; most of the management is aimed at.... READ MORE

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY
Manisha T Kundnani, Rutvij Dalal, Nandita P Palshetkar, Hrishikesh D Pai
Intrauterine insemination (IUI), a commonly performed procedure in the treatment of infertility, is one of the easiest and safe procedures as it is the least invasive method for assisted reproduction. In most women, complications of IUI are rare; h.... READ MORE

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY
Sumitra Yadav, HK Kansal, Anita Singh, Sanjay Patidar
Hydatid disease remains endemic in various parts of the world due to the close association that exists between sheep, dogs and humans. Humans are the accidental intermediary hosts in the biologic cycle of the Echinococcus granulosus, which is the m.... READ MORE

MEDICOLEGAL
KK Aggarwal, Ira Gupta
Question: What is an agreement? Answer: The term “agreement” has been defined in Section 2(e) of the Indian Contract Act, 1872 as “every promise and every set of promises forming the consideration for each other.” The term “promise” has been defined.... READ MORE

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
The commandments of SVG PCI - How I do it? Use guides with good support/backup - Multipurpose, amplatz, grafts guides (avoid Judkins right guide). Use ‘stealth bomber approach” - Wire gently with soft tip wires and find path, use moderate support wir.... READ MORE

AROUND THE GLOBE
Fathers are one of the best, yet most underutilized child development resources, says uniceF To mark Father’s Day this month, UNICEF has launched a new parenting site as part of its ‘Super Dads’ campaign recognizing father’s role in their children’s .... READ MORE

Spiritual Update
KK Aggarwal
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali define yoga as restraint of the mental states (Chapter 1.2). In the state of total restraint, the mind is devoid of any external object and is in its true self or the consciousness. To control the mind many Vedic scholars hav.... READ MORE

Lighter reading
The guy approached a beautiful looking woman in a mall and asked, “You know, I’ve lost my wife here in the mall. Can you talk to me for a couple of minutes?” “Why?” she asks. “Because every time I talk to a beautiful woman, my wife appears out o.... READ MORE

NEUROLOGy
Arvind Vyas, Divya Goel
Subacute late-onset cerebellar ataxia in a patient can be due to varied causes. The common ones are infectious, drug-related, autoimmune and paraneoplastic pathologies. As majority of these causes are deemed treatable, they should be investigated i.... READ MORE

RTI
1. Whether there is a dispensary available/functioning in the court premises? If so, what are the timings of such dispensary? Yes, a dispensary is available/functioning in the court premises. Timing of the dispensary are 10 AM to 5 PM. 2. Are all t.... READ MORE

RTI
KK Aggarwal, Ira Gupta
The Hon’ble High Court of Delhi vide judgment dated 17.04.2014 in the matter titled as “Mohd. Ahmed (minor) versus Union of India & Others, Writ petition (Civil) No. 7279/2013 had held that:.... READ MORE

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