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In The News: 2015 Annual Conference of Family Physicians of Gujarat – AFPAGUJCON

7th GSFPF Convention & 13th AFPA Conference Gujarat State Family Physicians’ Forum HOST: Ahmedabad Family Physician Association DATE: 21st & 22nd February, 2015 VENUE: AMA, ATIRA, Ambawadi, Ahmedaad 380015 Bright future of family physician will brighten the future of healthcare of India. Dr. Ashvin R. Shah Org. Chairman 9824038816 Dr…. 

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Quick Case: Left Retrosternal Goiter

By: Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani
A 44-year-old male arrived for a routine office visit as part of an annual health check-up. His BMI was 26, and he had nothing particular in his history. But, on detailed questioning, he complained of chest pain on the left side of the upper chest and occasional difficulty in swallowing.

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Case Study: Solitary Pulmonary Hamartoma with Complications in a 14-year-old Girl

By Dr. Swapan Samanta
Pulmonary hamartomas are rare, benign lesions of the lung and may be multiple in number. Recently, a 14-year-old girl presented with clinical symptoms of tuberculosis, and after transthoracic biopsy, the diagnosis was confirmed as…

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Emergency Medical Care During a Sports Event: An Experience

Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) is a specialty now. Sports and Exercise Medicine doctors have finished medical school and residency training in a specialty like rehabilitation medicine (or physiatry) or orthopedic surgery.

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Innovations in Surgical Care for the Poor: Presented at the Canadian Conference on Global Health 2014

Objective Advanced surgical care is not available to most people in rural areas because of reasons related to “Accessibility, Availability and Affordability.” We describe how the Surgical Services Initiative helped to address these problems and make advanced surgical care available to the poor and the needy over three decades, in… 

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Case Study: Faucial Diphtheria Complicated with Myocarditis and Cardiac Failure

By Dr. Swapan Samanta and Dr. Malay Acharyya
Due to universal immunization, cases of diphtheria are rare now-a-days. Recently a 12-year-old male with incomplete vaccination history presented with a fever, sore throat and “bull-neck.” Investigations confirmed the diagnosis of…

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21st Canadian Conference on Global Health: A Report

The 21st Canadian Conference on Global Health was held at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa, Canada, from November 2-4, 2014. The theme of the conference was “Partnerships for Global Health.” About 143 papers were presented in various forms – papers, posters, symposiums, etc. – to approximately 441 participants from 28… 

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