Monthly Archives: October 2013

Case Study: Evidence of first nimesulide-induced hepato-renal toxicity in an Indian child

By: Dr. Gaurav Gupta
This is the first evidence of nimesulide toxicity in an Indian child as reported by Dr. Gaurav Gupta, working in collaboration with the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)….

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Understanding the patient in a consultation: Guest blogger Dr. Shalini Ratan

In a disease-centric approach of medical consultation, the patient comes in with a disease and returns with a diagnosis, while in a patient-centric approach, the patient is diagnosed for the disease and is also understood more as a person, at the end of the consultation. It is documented that in… 

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Case Study: FNAC: A safe procedure for the diagnosis of hydatid cyst

By: Dr. Swapan Samanta
Hydatid cyst disease, also known as Echinococcosis, is a zoonotic infection that can affect any organ and tissue but is most often found in the liver or lungs. It is most common in rural areas, where patients have close contact with …

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Low-cost laparoscopic surgeries: Taking modern surgery to the poor

The benefits of minimally invasive surgery are essential to the lives of those in poor rural areas, unlike for the urban rich. Seeing as the absence of any family member in these areas adversely affects their lifestyles, rural patients need to return to work as soon as possible. Key Point:… 

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Bayesian latent class models in malaria diagnosis

Malaria is caused by Plasmodium parasites that infect humans through the bites of an infected female mosquito of the genus Anopheles. Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax, P. ovale and P. malariae are the main species of malaria parasites.

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In The News: October 2, 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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Types of patients encountered in medical practice: Guest blogger Dr. Shalini Ratan

Every patient is UNIQUE. Reason being: Patients are all people, with individual differences The same treatments and actions may not work for every patient Some patients may interpret what you say to them in different ways The Health Belief Model is a well researched description of patients’ beliefs about health… 

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