Monthly Archives: June 2013

In The News: June 4, 2013

Below are links to recent news articles of interest to the medical community in India. Please let us know in the comments if you find these articles interesting – or you can share links to other articles that you have read as well.

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Quick Case: Painless Haematuria

By: Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani, MBBS, PGDMCH
Renal cell carcinoma is the most common type of kidney cancer in adults. Renal cell carcinoma may remain clinically occult for most of its course. Only 10% of patients present with the classic triad of flank pain, haematuria, and flank mass. The treatment options for renal cell cancer are surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, immunotherapy, or…

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Quick Case: B12 Deficiency

By: Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani, MBBS, PGDMCH
Vitamin B12 deficiency is widely prevalent now a days. It is prevalent across gender and age, and it is also more prevalent in vegetarians. Vitamin B12 deficiency causes weakness, easy fatigability, tingling in limbs, at times impaired memory, and…

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Quick Case: Intracranial Bleed

By: Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani, MBBS, PGDMCH
Sudden increase in blood pressure at times can be dangerous. It can lead to bleeding anywhere in the body. Smooth control of blood pressure is a must for all. Regular monitoring is also mandatory. In this patient, a stable CKD patient, possible sudden increase in blood pressure lead to intracranial…

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Quick Case: Carcinoma of Breast

By: Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani, MBBS, PGDMCH
Any lump in the chest or axilla should be examined properly. Especially in females, breast examination is a must when an axillary lump is found. Even if tests are found negative for anything, regular screening is a must. All females above 40 years of age should be subjected to mammography at least…

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Four more Google tools useful for doctors in India

In follow-up to one of the most popular articles on mdCurrent-India, Five free and simple Google tools useful for Indian physicians, here are four more Google tools you can use. If you have a free Google account, you already have access to these tools, and some are even available without… 

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Indians predisposed to population-specific genetic diseases

Researchers are better connecting the science of population genetics to population health and complex diseases. Scientists are observing an increase in recessive disorders and complex genetic diseases in Indian populations. Key Point: India consists of a large number of small, generally un-integrated communities. The genetic makeup of different communities is… 

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