From the Desk of Group Editor in Chief
KK Aggarwal
Founded in 1990, IJCP Group is an independent medical communications group that caters to health awareness, need for policy changes and evidencebased scientific updated information to the health care providers through its publications, journals, book.... READ MORE

Bejon Kumar Misra
It is most unfortunate that consumer organizations are always ignored while framing key policy decisions. The case in hand is on e-commerce, as consumers, the key stakeholders in retail, are never part of any consultations to ensure a robust, inclusi.... READ MORE

American Family Physician
Anna Lembke, Keith Humphreys, Jordan Newmark
Evidence supports the use of opioids for treating acute pain. However, the evidence is limited for the use of chronic opioid therapy for chronic pain. Furthermore, the risks of chronic therapy are significant and may outweigh any potential benefits..... READ MORE

American Family Physician
Practice Guidelines
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American Family Physician
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PS Gandhi, RK Goyal, AR Jain, BS Mallya, MC Chag, VM Gupta, DS Shah, BR Trivedi, NA Shastri, CB Mehta, KA Jain, NS Bhavasar, UJ Shah
Three angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, captopril, perindopril and ramipril were compared for their effectiveness in patients having left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction (Left ventricular ejection fraction [LVEF] 30% as revealed .... READ MORE

Ramesh Kannan S, Sivaraman V, Mrinalini C, Sakthibalan M, Jayashree S, Vanangamudi Ss, Nagarajan Km, Arther Paul C
Objective: To evaluate and compare the hepatoprotective effect of herbal tablets with silymarin in patients with alcoholic liver disease. Material and methods: This was a prospective, randomized, multicenter, open-label, parallel group, intervention.... READ MORE

Mayank Jain
Fecal calprotectin (FC) is extensively used in Gastroenterology practice as a noninvasive marker to differentiate between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and functional disorders. It has been found to be useful in noninvasively assessing mucosal h.... READ MORE

Monika Maheshwari, Sonam Gupta
Introduction: Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability in the world. There is no simple laboratory marker available for assessing the severity of stroke. We studied neutrophil/lymphocyte (N/L) ratio as an indicator of stroke severity and c.... READ MORE

Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund.... READ MORE

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vanashri Uday Kargar, Uday M Kargar
Protein S deficiency is uncommon. It may cause recurrent thrombosis and may complicate pregnancy. A patient with protein S deficiency presented with bad obstetric history of two blighted ovum and then had a successful pregnancy, managed with antico.... READ MORE

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Shikha Verma, Rachna Chaudhary
Extrauterine leiomyomas are uncommon, generally benign and occasionally cause diagnostic dilemmas as they can mimic malignancy. Anterior abdominal wall leiomyoma is a rare finding and there are very few reported cases of primary abdominal wall leio.... READ MORE

Shaik Mohammad Zakir, Abhishek Agrawal, Saiyid N Askari, Shamim Ahmad
Aim: To study bacterial conjunctival flora before and after topical moxifloxacin or besifloxacin used as prophylactic agent in intraocular surgeries. Settings and design: Prospective randomized study. Material and methods: Conjunctival swabs of 100.... READ MORE

Special Feature
The partnership between Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Teleradiology Solutions is not the stereotypical overseas outsourcing business case of moving jobs to save expense. Rather, the motivation was to enhance patient care and maintain quali.... READ MORE

KK Aggarwal, Ira Gupta
As enshrined in the Preamble to the Constitution of India, “equality of status and opportunity” must be secured for all its citizens; equality of every person under the law is guaranteed by Article 14 of the Constitution of India..... READ MORE

Provident Fund (PF) is applicable only to those medical establishments that employ more than 20 people. It is applicable to people drawing salary of less than Rs. 15,000/- per month. PF is a retirement benefit scheme that is available to salaried peo.... READ MORE

IANCON 2018: 26th Annual National Conference of Indian Academy of Neurology ESICON 2018: 48th Annual Conference of Endocrine Society of India.... READ MORE

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Spiritual Update
KK Aggarwal
Meditation is not concentration. Concentration is holding the mind to something within or outside the body, while meditation is an unbroken flow of thoughts towards the object of concentration. It can be called prolonged concentration. Meditation is.... READ MORE

Inspirational Story
The cheerful girl with bouncy golden curls was almost five. Waiting with her mother at the checkout stand, she saw them: a circle of glistening white pearls in a pink foil box. “Oh please, Mommy. Can I have them? Please, Mommy, please!”.... READ MORE

Lighter reading
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