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18th March, 2018
Depression among doctors is a growing problem: Genesis of depression

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Mail Today recently featured a cover story of how mounting stress level due to work pressure is taking a toll on the mental health of doctors at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi. Some of them are admitted in the psychiatric ward of the institute and are undergoing treatment, the story further said.

Depression among doctors is a growing problem and it is now increasingly being reported. According to a study published in JAMA (JAMA. 2015;314(22):2373-2383), between 20.9% and 43.2% of trainees screened positive for depression or depressive symptoms during residency.

As per quantum physics matter can be sequentially broken into atoms and then to subatomic particles (protons, electrons and neutrons), photons, quantum and wave...... read more

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Health Ministry launches LaQshya program to benefit every pregnant woman and newborn delivering in public health institutions

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has recently announced the launch of program ‘LaQshya’, aimed at improving quality of care in labour room and maternity Operation Theatre (OT). The Program will improve quality of care for pregnant women in labour room, maternity Operation Theatre and Obstetrics Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and High Dependency Units (HDUs). The LaQshya program is being implemented at all .... read more

Overview of Neuroendocrine tumors

Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are abnormal growths that begin in the neuroendocrine cells, which are distributed widely throughout the body. While some clinical and pathologic features of NETs are unique to the site of origin, other characteristics are shared, regardless of site of origin. NETs are also sometimes referred to as carcinoid tumors..... read more

Practice Updates

Patients do as well on generic antiplatelet drugs as more expensive brand-name product

Generic anti-platelet drugs seem to work as well as a brand name drug for heart patients, according to new research published March 13, 2018 in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.... read more

Omega-3 index may be a marker for overall health, says study

A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology has shown that the risk for death from any cause was reduced by about 33% comparing the lowest Omega-3 Index (the EPA+DHA content of red blood cell membranes) participants to the highest suggesting the Omega-3 Index can serve as a marker of overall health..... read more

Sialendoscopy increases salivary flow in Sjogren's syndrome

Sialendoscopy with irrigation of the major salivary glands can enhance salivary flow and reduce xerostomia up to 6 months in patients with Sjogren's syndrome, according to the results of a randomized trial reported online February 23, 2018 in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases..... read more

Individuals with early-onset of diabetes are at higher risk of death

People who were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes before the age of 40 years are almost two-and-a-half times more likely to die early compared to those diagnosed after 60, according to a new research presented at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference (DUKPC) in London.... read more

Hypothyroidism in the postoperative period following laryngectomy increases risk of fistula

A retrospective analysis published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology has shown that preoperatively euthyroid patients who underwent salvage laryngectomy with concurrent neck dissection for persistent or recurrent laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma and developed hypothyroidism in the postoperative period had a 3.6-fold greater risk of fistula..... read more

Aortic stiffness is associated with glycemic control in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes

Ascending aortic distensibility measured by Cardiovascular magnetic resonance is independently associated with poor glycemic control and adverse cardiovascular events, suggesting ascending aortic distensibility as a promising marker of cardiovascular risk in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes..... read more

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a. HAART should be initiated at diagnosis of TB.
b. Patient with CD4+ count of 100–200 cells/µl should complete antituberculous therapy before starting HAART.
c. The development of IRIS does not seem to be associated with any particular drug class or antiretroviral regimen.
d. IRIS often occurs following completion of antituberculous therapy.
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ALS is a degenerative and debilitating condition
Stephen Hawking was a rare case in which the disease progressed slowly and he survived for a longer period
New Delhi, 17 March 2018: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis incurable, neurodegenerative disorder that causes muscle weakness, disability, and eventually death. ALS has an annual incidence of one to three cases per 100,000 people that is believed to be the same worldwide. There appears to be no ethnic or racial predisposition to ALS.

The median survival from the time of diagnosis is three to five years. However, about ten percent of ALS patients can live 10 years or more.

Survival beyond 20 years is possible but rare and in part depends on treatment decisions made by patients and their families. Stephen Hawking was a rare case and survived over 50 years since he was diagnosed with ALS at the young age of 21.

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