Today If Governments, Press , Society in general and Courts are to be believed, doctors are the only cause of death in this country. They cause death by operating or deliberately not operating, by doing unnecessary money making tests or by not doing the appropriate test, by giving branded useless medications, and even by not […]

NMDA ENCEPHALITIS A severe form of encephalitis associated with antibodies against NR1–NR2 heteromers of the NMDA receptor was recently identified. We aimed to analyse the clinical and immunological features of patients with the disorder and examine the effects of antibodies against NMDA receptors in neuronal cultures.MethodsWe describe the clinical characteristics of 100 patients with encephalitis […]

Total Pharma Market: 1,10,574 CrsTotal Pharma Company in India: 4228Total Brands in India: 55,682Total Medical Reps in India: 3,05,000Total Doctors in India: 10,22,000Total Chemist in India: 7,58,000Total Stockists in India: 1,80,000Total Area Managers in India: 60,838Total Regional Managers in India: 26,800 What an Incredible Market Community we areInformation courtesy : India Pharma 2017

This patient of dengue was covered under insurance upto 10 lac . It is well known that in corporate hospitals the billing takes entirely different hues when you declare that you are insured . This explains the huge bill. So where do we go from here. The facts are that The government wants to increase […]

Dr Harish Shetty Spiritual Gurus have been close to mankind for ages, more so in India and the east. Viewed with suspicion by the modern professionals but with a lot of reverence by the lay populace they have an important role to play in providing mental health care. Most of the times, it is the […]

Medical ethics is a path illuminated by principles to guide members of the medical profession in their dealings with each other and with their patients. Here, I concern myself with the doctor-doctor relationship, which is under severe stress. I refer to negative professional criticism of one’s colleagues, a practice which damages the profession and its […]

If there is one thing I regret in life, it is not studying to be a doctor. I am not usually the regretting kind –but I have enormous respect for those that heeded the calling and chose this profession.  There are a number of reasons I could possibly give for my not choosing to be […]

Let’s take a look at how the Clinical Establishment Act has “helped” the health set-up:Incident 1:A critical patient is admitted to the ICU of a private hospital. The patient progressively worsens and unfortunately, dies. The patient party ransacks the hospital, threatening everybody on duty with, “Dekhe nebo, joto shob chorer dol.” (We’ll see through this, […]

15/11/17, 10:03:30 AM: Dr Jagat Lal Nimhans: Karnataka:(CEA) KPMEA Bill passed in lower house. *All private hospitals in Karnataka to go for total voluntary shutdown from tomorrow*..All services including emergencies shut down..All small clinics to large corporate hospitals shut down.may last for minimum one week.15/11/17, 10:03:32 AM: Dr Jagat Lal Nimhans: The end of private […]

Very well analysed and written in my opinion.Felt like sharing. Apologies if it hurts anyone's feelings 🙏——————————-This was written by Dr Dwarkanath Srinivas, Professor of NeurosurgeryNIMHANSBMC – 1991 batch Anyhow, this is his opinion on the KPME act "First the disclaimer, As a Central govt. employee I will not be affected by the act. While […]

1 Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, founder and Chairman of Narayana Health, who was preparing to leave for Belgaum to stand shoulder to shoulder with a string of doctors who are on strike from Thursday to register their protest against the  Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (Amendment) Bill 2017, called the bill "unfortunate"."This is an Amendment that […]

A sugeon diagnosed himself with throat cancer using an iPhone and an ultrasound device.Vascular surgeon John Martin, MD, had been experiencing an uncomfortable sensation in his throat.Coincidentally, Dr Martin had been testing a pocket-sized ultrasound device that was being developed by Butterfly Network, a startup based in Guilford, Connecticut. He had recently been hired by […]

Takht Sri Hazur Sahib, Nanded, built over the place where Guru Gobind Singh was cremated in 1708, the inner chamber is still called Angitha Sahib.Aurangzeb died in 1707, and immediately a succession struggle began between his sons who attacked each other.[81] The official successor was Bahadur Shah, who invited Guru Gobind Singh with his army […]

By Bill Gates | November 13, 2017 In every part of the world, people are living longer than they used to. Thanks to scientific advancements, fewer people die young from heart disease, cancer, and infectious diseases. It’s no longer unusual for a person to live well into their 80s and beyond. My dad will celebrate his […]

By Bill Gates | November 13, 2017 In every part of the world, people are living longer than they used to. Thanks to scientific advancements, fewer people die young from heart disease, cancer, and infectious diseases. It’s no longer unusual for a person to live well into their 80s and beyond. My dad will celebrate his […]

The Health Ministry has moved a Cabinet note on the Bill seeking to replace apex medical education regulator Medical Council of India (MCI) with a new and transparent body, the National Medical Commission (NMC). The note was moved this Wednesday after a Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Finance Minister  approved the draft Bill enabling […]

Sundowning Sundowning is a term used about the changes in behaviour that occur in the evening, around dusk. Some people who have been diagnosed with dementia experience a growing sense of agitation or anxiety at this time.   Practical tips on preventing sundowning • Follow a routine during the day that contains activities the person […]

President of Medical Council of India (MCI), in a letter, urged the government to convert all district hospitals into medical colleges President of Medical Council of India (MCI), in a letter, urged the government to convert all district hospitals into medical colleges to provide better facilities to patients as well as a scope of practice […]

Sowmya R. Rao, PhD Department of Quantitative Health Sci- ences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR), Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts ABSTRACT When my mother fell ill while visiting me in the United States, I had the oppor- tunity to compare costs of surgical cardiac […]

Aaron E. CarrollTHE NEW HEALTH CAREAs our recent eight-nation bracket tournament showed, many people think the United States health care system has a lot of problems. So it seems reasonable to think of policy changes that make things better, not worse. Making it harder for immigrants to come here to practice medicine would fail that […]

© Dr. Rajas Deshpande “I will die now” the forty-plus gentleman said in a semi-threatening way, “I haven’t slept all night yesterday as I was with my brother, I even skipped my lunch today. I must sleep now. I will leave my cell number, if something happens to my brother, they can call me. You […]

"One of the incidents close to my heart was when a girl who was raped by her teacher in school contacted us," Singh recalls. At the time she got in touch, she was in college but was considering dropping out. She had been undergoing therapy for four years but had been unable to tell her […]

In 15 countries, which represent around half of the world’s population, the appointment lasted less than five minutes. Average consultation time increase to over 20 minutes in the US and 10 minutes in the UK.Updated: Nov 09, 2017 14:03 ISTBy Press Trust of India • Researchers said shorter consultation length has been associated with multiple […]

The Drama and The Tragedy of Indian Healthcare “One doesn’t need to be a doctor to start a hospital, just as one can start a hotel without knowing how to cook”. Big businessmen and corporates who must invest their money in profitable ventures knew this very well. Up came gigantic buildings under the title ‘advanced […]

Researchers have come up with a drug Naltrexone that may eventually help to change drinking behaviour in adults who are used to binge during their adolescent years. "During our teen years, the brain is still in a relatively immature state. Binge drinking worsens this situation, as alcohol undermines the normal developmental processes that affect how […]

© Dr. Rajas Deshpande Just one month after his marriage, this young man suddenly developed weakness on the right side of his body, and slurring of speech and started becoming drowsy. His mother, a labourer who collects empty liquor bottles with him for survival, brought him to one of the biggest hospitals in Pune. The […]

१. आजकल अक्सर हॉस्पिटल मे डाक्टरो और कर्मचारियों से मार पीट की घटनाएँ हो रही है. किसी परिजन की मृत्यु होने पर दुख और नाराज़गी जायज़ है परन्तु दुख मे किसी से मारपीट या जानलेवा हमले से जान वापस आ जाती है ? उसका नतीजा भी समाज को झेलना पड़ता है, अब डाक्टर भी गंभीर […]

by Danielle OfriAcademic MedicineIt was just one nonfiction manuscript out of hundreds that were being considered for the Bellevue Literary Review. The essay was ragged at the edges, and it almost didn’t make the first cut. The narrator was a college kid on spring break in Florida. She was dancing at a disco, trying to […]

Ten Testaments to Run Stress Free Private Practice*.This is more relevant today in view of the Newer Hippocratic Oath being adopted by New Zealand Medical council with self health of Doctor himself being given the top priority over that of anything else. In view of adoption of new Hippocratic Oath for doctors here are few […]

These are the common conversations that take place during Reunions post our graduation which reflect the different phases of life and it’s priorities..I- Graduation Party:-1- What are you planning to specialize in?2- Planning to settle in India or abroad?3- Did you propose to that girl you were moving around with all the time? Oh I […]

In the movie _Taare Zameen Par_The art teacher tells the rude and cursing father of the dyslexic kid about *Solomon Islands..* In those islands, the tribal don’t cut down a tree. *They surround the tree and curse it for hours every day..* Within a few weeks, the treedries up and becomes dead.. Many of us […]

Karnataka is going through a sea of change in the medical sector. Good or bad? Time for a discussion. Part 1. There are 45 medical colleges affiliated to rguhs, and around 5 more without affiliation. Approximately 15 are government run medical colleges and the rest are all by private managements. After writing the entrance for […]

National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Children Indian Council of Medical Research 2017 Disclaimer:Care has been taken to present the informa on accurately and inline with the latest government guidelines. However, in view of ongoing changes in government regula ons and the constant ow of new informa on, the reader is urged to check […]

1.    Tuberculosis is a public health emergency in view of the rising number of cases of MDR (Multi-Drug-Resistant) and XDR (Extensively-Drug-Resistant)TB, especially in Delhi and Mumbai.2.    The prevalence of MDR TB is more than 2% in primary TB cases.3.    Every sputum should be tested with GeneXpert test. It not only diagnoses the presence of TB, but also detects rifampicin resistance. No treatment should […]

“I cannot sleep well, I cannot forget what happened” said the doctor who had come to consult. I was shattered myself. My usual poise was blown to pieces listening to what this mountain of sacrifice was telling me. As Dr. Anil Dadarao Waghmare told me about his past, I was in frightful tears. Son of […]

 Published on Psychiatric Times ( neurologists, such as Professor S. Weir Mitchell, and the so-called asylum psychiatrists. The latter were largely nonacademics, looked on with some disdain by the neurologists—and perhaps with good reason. As Professor Mitchell himself put it in his acerbic lecture to the Annual Meeting of Asylum Superintendents in 1894, “Where […]

Ten Testaments to Run Stress Free Private Practice*.This is more relevant today in view of the Newer Hippocratic Oath being adopted by New Zealand Medical council with self health of Doctor himself being given the top priority over that of anything else. In view of adoption of new Hippocratic Oath for doctors here are few […]

SSRIs, a type of antidepressants, carry a risk of bleeding for users and combining them with blood thinners like Aspirin or the drug clopidogrel raises the risk significantly. (Darren Staples/Reuters)Blood thinners are generally prescribed to patients who have had heart attacks; depression is quite common after a heart attack.But SSRIs, a type of antidepressants, carry […]

Awesome. BEC CREW25 SEP 2015Researchers have found that when combined with anticoagulant drugs, antidepressants can slow the growth of aggressive brain tumours called gliomas, causing the cancer cells to effectively eat themselves and stem the progression of this particularly deadly disease.Stemming from the brain’s glial cells – which help to support and insulate the neurons […]

These days , I have received many queries from different doctors who want to know how they can keep their records in tally 9 . So, today, I have made special tally tutorial for doctors and medical professionals who are interested to maintain their records in tally by themselves . A doctor can easily maintain […]

© Dr. Rajas Deshpande This small girl who had had her third convulsion in last three days was now looking frail. Her mother, extremely anxious, asked me what can be done to “immediately stop” her convulsions. This hyper-mother had stopped all the epilepsy medicines of this kid few days ago. Patiently, I asked why. “Because […]

M A Nitsche and W PaulusAdditional article 2 In this paper we demonstrate in the intact human the possibility of a non-invasive modulation of motor cortex excitability by the application of weak direct current through the scalp. 3 Excitability changes of up to 40 %, revealed by transcranial magnetic stimulation, were accomplished and lasted for […]

•We all know the adage “One size doesn’t fit all” and the practical implications for this. Same is true for the treatment and management of the very common chronic condition- diabetes.This article is contributed by Padma Shri Dr. V Mohan, eminent Indian Diabetologist who has been working in the field of diabetes for over 30 years […]

You know u are a Medical student when….1. U look at a volume of"Bailey & Love" and think "if this is supposed to be a short practice of surgery then what is long"2. When the side effects of every drug are nausea, vomitting, diarohhea…3. U think of Palmaris Longus,when u see the Nokia "connecting people" […]

Yesterday in the health summit we were told by a doyen of Corporate Health Hospitals that MBBS doctors are no better than a housewife. He further said that unless the number of specialists in the country is increased several fold the health status of the country is not likely to improve. I strongly objected to […]

Your income tax return must include income earned from all sources. This includes income earned from your practice, any rental income, income from fixed deposits and savings accounts and income earned from sale of any shares or property, called capital gains. There are 2 ways to calculate income from your practice. Either consider it like […]

Every Doctor should maintain regular and proper books of accounts supported by supporting vouchers for expenditure. If the accounts are found to be correct and complete supported by supporting voucher, expenditure actually incurred for the purposes of the profession shall be allowable irrespective of its quantum.As per Income Tax Act, 1961 you can compute your […]

Hippocrates (460 BC-370 BC) was a Greek physician who is considered by most to be the father of modern medicine. Long ago, Hippocrates wisely observed that “walking is the best medicine” and prescribed peripatetic exercise as a panacea to help citizens of Ancient Greece maintain a sound mind in a sound body (mens sana in corpore […]