June 2018
From the Desk of Group Editor in Chief
KK Aggarwal
The cause of death of three people, who were suffering from acute viral encephalitis, in Kozhikode has been confirmed to be due to the Nipah virus by the National Virology Institute in Pune..... READ MORE

American Family Physician
Brian H. Grimard, Robert E. Safford, Elizabeth L. Burns
Aortic stenosis affects 3% of persons older than 65 years. Although survival in asymptomatic patients is comparable to that in age- and sex-matched control patients, it decreases rapidly after symptoms appear. During the asymptomatic latent period, .... READ MORE

American Family Physician
ACCP ProVides uPdated reCommendations on tHe management oF somatiC CougH syndrome and tiC CougH A cough that has no medical diagnosis and does not respond to treatment is sometimes labeled as psychogenic cough, habit cough, or tic cough. These disor.... READ MORE

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Jyoti Prakash, Kk Singh
Background: Cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) is defined as disorders of heart and kidney whereby acute or chronic dysfunction in one organ may induce acute or chronic dysfunction of the other. The exact mechanism of CRS is complex and multifactorial. Obj.... READ MORE

Community health
Kk Aggarwal, Aniruddha Sharma, Rahul Manav
Introduction: Pollution has become a major public health problem because of its impact on human health. Landfills are the most commonly used methods for disposing municipal solid waste. But, solid waste as a source of environmental pollution has be.... READ MORE

Community medicine
Kasthuri P, N Chidambaranathan, Latha Venkatesan
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) stated that preventable medication errors are the most common type of errors in healthcare. It is of fundamental significance when building a safer care continuum, as it highlights the reason for continuous and more .... READ MORE

Community medicine
Amit Agrawal
Medical education not only helps to provide health services direct to the patients, but also helps in training and assessing future doctors, leading research and developing new treatments strategies. Worldwide, an estimated 1.3 billion people lack a.... READ MORE

Shrinivas Chavan
Dizziness is a term which includes a wide range of medical disorders, which makes a stepwise approach towards its differential diagnosis as well as management very important. The condition is not only seen frequently in the general population, but .... READ MORE

Rutvij Dalal, Hrishikesh D Pai, Nandita P Palshetkar
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a common treatment for infertility. It involves the deposition of a good number of highly motile and morphologically normal sperms in the uterus near the fundus at the anticipated time of ovulation, bypassing fact.... READ MORE

Bhawna Sharma, Divya Goel A Multispecialty
Central sulcus hemorrhage in an elderly patient may occur without an obvious etiology like hypertension or trauma. This may be attributed to cerebral amyloid angiopathy. We report a case of a patient who presented clinically with recurrent transien.... READ MORE

Sneha Mayuri, Swati Sharan, Abhishek Verma, Anindita Banerjee, Manju Geeta Mishra
Periodontal disease is one of the most common chronic disorders of infectious origin known in humans. Infection and/or inflammation in the reproductive tract and at sites remote from the fetoplacental unit continue to be investigated as potential c.... READ MORE

Rita Sinha, Rupam Sinha, Manju Gita Mishra, Subhashree Sethi
The present study was a pilot study conducted at Nalanda Medical College and Patna Medical College, Patna, Bihar. The study included 120 women with ectopic pregnancy who were given single dose or multiple dose of methotrexate. In our study, the suc.... READ MORE

Shashidhar B, Hemalatha M Shetti
Mullerian duct anomalies (MDAs) are congenital anatomic abnormalities of the female genital tract that arise from nondevelopment or non-fusion of the mullerian ducts or failed resorption of the uterine septum, with a reported incidence of 0.1- 10.0.... READ MORE

Anupama Hari, Adithya H, Swetha G, Jijiya A
Torsion of the nongravid uterus is rare, but can present as an acute abdominal emergency. As it causes irreversible ischemic damage to uterus and its adnexae, emergency laparotomy is mandatory as a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure. We report a .... READ MORE

Shrikrishna Sad, Priyasha Tripathi, Gunjan Kela, Devendra Barua, Harsha Kumawat
Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem in India. Hematological parameters are useful indicators of severity in TB infection. Here, we report a case of a 15-year-old female child who came to us with severe anemia and disseminated TB (pul.... READ MORE

investing in NCD Control generates major Financial and Health gains, says WHo.... READ MORE

Spiritual Update
KK Aggarwal
Dharma is the path of righteousness and living one’s life according to the codes of conduct as described by the Vedas and Upanishads. Its western equivalents might include morality, ethics, virtue, righteousness and purity. The term ‘dharma’ can best.... READ MORE

Lighter reading
The CEO of a large TPA dies and goes to heaven. St. Peter shows him to a lovely villa, wonderful music, great views, full staff of servants, gourmet meals, etc. The CEO says, “This is terrific!”.... READ MORE

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