January 2019
From the Desk of Group Editor in Chief
KK Aggarwal
2018 has been an eventful year for the country, especially in the medical arena. A lot has happened and it has left all of us in anticipation of the coming year 2019. MBBS curriculum revised after more than two decades … an ambitious target for comp.... READ MORE

American Family Physician
Kristian E. Sanchack, Craig A. Thomas
Autism spectrum disorder is characterized by difficulty with social communication and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interest, or activities. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ed., created an umbrella diagn.... READ MORE

American Family Physician
Practice Guidelines
Approximately one-half of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions may be inappropriate or unnecessary, imposing high economic and public health costs. The American College of Physicians (ACP) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guideline.... READ MORE

American Family Physician
Photo Quiz
A 39-year-old man presented with bilateral blurry vision that began suddenly three days prior. He did not have any recent eye injuries, irritation, pain, or drainage. He had no other symptoms..... READ MORE

ENT
MV Subba Rao, BJ Prasad, Maheshwar Reddy
Objectives: 1) Screening by otoacoustic emission (OAE), to study the incidence of hearing impairment in newborns; 2) to compare the incidence of hearing impairment in normal to high-risk newborns and 3) to study if the risk of hearing impairment in.... READ MORE

INTERNAL MEDICINE
Mukesh Mehra
Worldwide, statins are the most commonly used drugs to prevent adverse cardiovascular events. The US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA), in 2012, revised statin drug labels to include information that statins increase fasting serum glucose and g.... READ MORE

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY
Monalisa Neogi, Tapan Kumar Lahiri, Bandana Biswas, Tarasankar Bag, Pallab Kumar Mistri, Avishek Bhadra
Maternal perception of fetal movement is one of the first signs of fetal life and is regarded as a manifestation of fetal wellbeing. Reduced or absent fetal movements may be a warning sign of impending fetal death. According to the various tracings .... READ MORE

MEDICOLEGAL
KK Aggarwal, Ira Gupta
The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the matter titled as “ABC versus The State (NCT of Delhi), SLP (Civil) No. 28367/2011” has considered the issue whether it is imperative for an unwed mother to specifically notify the putative father of the child.... READ MORE

Medifinance
The five most important factors for obtaining financial security are thrift, compound interest, patience, discipline and investing in what you know. The five most important factors that destroy wealth are greed, debt, fees, trusting everyone and not.... READ MORE

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
september 27-30 | pandit deendayal upadhyay auditorium, science college campus, raipur.... READ MORE

AROUND THE GLOBE
Nearly 30 Million Sick and premature Newborns in dire Need of treatment every year Nearly 30 million babies are born too soon, too small or become sick every year and need specialized care to survive, according to a new report “Survive and Thrive: Tr.... READ MORE

Spiritual Update
KK Aggarwal
True silence is the silence between thoughts and represents the true self, consciousness or the soul. It is a web of energized information ready to take all provided there is a right intent. Meditation is the process of achieving silence..... READ MORE

Lighter reading
A man is driving down a country road, when he spots a farmer standing in the middle of a huge field of grass. He pulls the car over to the side of the road and notices that the farmer is just standing there, doing nothing, looking at nothing..... READ MORE

COMMUNITY MEDICINE
Sangita V Patel, Harsh Bakshi, Dhara Zalavadiya, Prakash Kotecha
Background: Postnatal care (PNC) is a part of maternal and child health (MCH) and important for the good health of both mother and child. Therefore, the present study was conducted with the aim to study the PNC data reported by primary health center.... READ MORE

COMMUNITY MEDICINE
Shanmugam A
Nutrition plays an important role in child health. Nutrition is an exogenous factor which plays a vital role in metabolism and growth. Micronutrients are the nutrients, which help promote the immunological function and help in maturation and prolif.... READ MORE

DERMATOLOGY
US Agarwal, Anshul Maheshwari, Sunil Kothiwala, Karuna Gupta, Arpita Jindal
Background: Erythroderma, or generalized exfoliative dermatitis, is a disease characterized by erythema and scaling of greater than 90% of the body’s surface. There is paucity of Indian studies over the etiology, clinical profile and its histopathol.... READ MORE

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Cardiology
Monika Maheshwari, Sonam
We report herein a patient with Parkinson’s disease whose electrocardiogram mimicked ventricular tachycardia due to Parkinson’s tremors..... READ MORE

Expert's View
KK Aggarwal
It has been shown in cross-sectional and longitudinal population studies that systolic blood pressure (SBP) increases with age, while diastolic blood pressure (DBP) rises until 50 years of age and then levels off or even slightly decreases. Consequen.... READ MORE

Inspirational Story
One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, “Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He.... READ MORE

ALGORITHM
Management of Severe Asymptomatic Hypertension.... READ MORE

HCFI LEGAL CELL
Initiated in 1986, the Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) is a leading National NGO working to create awareness on all aspects of health among people from all walks of life and providing solutions for India’s everyday healthcare needs. It uses con.... READ MORE

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