Monthly Archives: February 2014

Seasonal variation in the prevalence of sand flies infected with Leishmania donovani

In vector borne diseases, the seasonality of the vector species directly affects the transmission of the infectious disease. Thus, the study of insect behaviour in natural settings is crucial to understanding the current status of any disease.

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Sporotrichosis in Sub-Himalayan India

Sporotrichosis is a sub-acute or chronic granulomatous mycotic infection involving primarily the skin and subcutaneous tissue with neighbouring lymphatics. It is caused by thermo-dimorphic fungus, Sporothrix schenckii which is prevalent worldwide growing on timber, sphagnum moss, plant detritus, soil, etc.

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Case Study: Right atrium thrombus in a female patient

By: Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani
A 35-year-old female patient presented at the family physician’s clinic at midnight, with sudden onset dyspnoea for about the past hour. She had a …

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Quick Case: Malignant mixed Mullerian tumor presenting as pelvic tuberculosis

By: Dr. Swapan Samanta
A 50-year-old post-menopausal woman presented with post-menopausal bleeding, poor health, weight loss, fever and abdomino-pelvic discomfort for the last 6 months. Clinically, she appeared to be suffering from…

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Quick Case: Diabetic foot treatment with topical vacuum therapy

By: Dr. J. Gnanaraj
The patient is a 54-year-old farmer from a rural area near Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. He had a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus 3 years ago, and he is taking oral hypoglycemic agents….

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In The News: February 18, 2014

Research and Fellowship Opportunities from the Indian Society of Nephrology (ISN) Last week, the Indian Society of Nephrology announced two new research grants for nephrologists who are early in their careers, open to recognized institutions and hospitals. Proposal forms must be submitted by March 30, 2014. The society has also… 

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Teamwork in private medical practice – India

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller Healthcare delivery should be all about teamwork! Though physicians play a crucial role in clinical decision-making, it’s the nurses and paramedics that actually implement the decisions by providing care in the inpatient settings. The pathologists,… 

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