Category Archives: General

General medical articles and information from around the world that will be of interest to those in the Indian medical community no matter what their field or specialty may be.

Does Smoke from Biomass Fuel Contribute to Anemia in Pregnant Women in Nagpur, India?

Anemia in pregnancy is a major public health problem: it is a common phenomenon, especially in resource-poor settings, and is associated with adverse outcomes for mother and child. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 23% of pregnant women in industrialized countries and 52% of pregnant women in…

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A Trip With SEESHA

The first time I met Dr. Gnanaraj at our hospital in Thadagam, I remember thinking how lucky we were to have such a skilled laparoscopic surgeon/urologist helping us at our mission hospital. On a later date, when he told me that his team was planning a few surgical camps in…

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Experiences of God’s Faithfulness in the SEESHA Assam Medical Camp

I write this report in the train as I travel back home – so as to capture the sense of exhilaration I feel after attending a medical camp…

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Voice disorders

Voice disorders from Balasubramanian Thiagarajan Dr. Balasubramanian Thiagarajan, is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Stanley Medical College in Chennai, Tamilnadu. He has authored a number of journal articles and case reports on otolaryngology and related topics, as well as three books. Presentation used with permission from Dr…. 

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EGFR mutations in Indian lung cancer patients

The immense scientific advances made in the past decade have facilitated the in depth characterization of different disease subtypes, based on their genetic profiles. This has profound implications in non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) which is the commonest cause of cancer deaths worldwide [1]. The treatment for NSCLC in the past was based mainly on patient related factors like the age, performance status and co morbidities.

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