Monthly Archives: August 2013

Case Study: Supraclavicular nodules in females: May be primary duct carcinoma

By: Dr. Swapan Samanta
A 47-year-old female presented with recent weight loss, loss of appetite and general weakness. Left supraclavicular nodules were palpable and aspiration smears were inconclusive. Trucut biopsy from the lesion confirmed…

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In The News: August 27, 2013

Below are links to recent news articles of interest to the medical community in India. Please share your comments below – or you can share links to other useful articles that you have read as well.

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Teaching of public health in Indian medical colleges: Guest blogger Dr. Kiran Kumbhar

Most medical undergraduate students in India rate PSM (Preventive and Social Medicine) as the most tedious subject in the curriculum; the ennui being exacerbated by, with all due respect to the writers of Park’s, the monotonous nature of the subject’s premier textbook. I believe that public health is such a… 

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Case Study: Pain management using alternative therapy with emphasis on magnetic therapy

By: Dr. Rajesh Sarkar
I was greatly touched by the sufferings of my patients from chronic pain. I believe patients get involved in a cycle: inactivity or sedentary life style leads to obesity, stiffness of joints, and some may develop osteoarthritis with aging and a progressive increase in pain with movement, then the patient tends to become…

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The role of intensive blood glucose therapy in diabetic patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery

Hyperglycemia is a known risk factor for increased risk of mortality and morbidity in critically ill patients. Good glycemic control is associated with improved outcomes in these patients but, there is no consensus on what level of glucose is to be defined as a “good” level. In India, and globally,… 

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In The News: August 20, 2013

Below are links to recent news articles of interest to the medical community in India. Please share your comments below – or you can share links to other useful articles that you have read as well.

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Cardiovascular Diseases in Pregnancy

Pregnancy, irrespective of the gravidity is an anxious period for a woman and the anxiety could be compounded manifold if there is a concomitant cardiovascular disease (CVD). In such situations, risk stratification and counseling become challenging tasks for the attending physician. India is on par with the western world in… 

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