Tuesday, 9 February 2016

EFFICACY OF SOLITHROMYCIN OVER MOXIFLOCACIN IN COMMUNITY ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA

Novel Antibiotic Shows Promise for Community-Acquired Pneumonia

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, andAndré Sofair, MD, MPH

Oral solithromycin is noninferior to moxifloxacin for the treatment of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia, according to an industry-funded, phase 3 trial published in theLancet Infectious Diseases. Solithromycin is an experimental, fourth-generation macrolide with activity against macrolide-resistant pneumococci.

GETTING CLARITY ABOUT CALCIUM

Getting Clarity About Calcium:-
The subject of calcium is a hotly debated one. One of the biggest controversies is whether or not we can really get enough calcium following a whole-food, plant-based diet that excludes dairy.
Here are some of the more common questions:
How much calcium do I really need?
Can I really get enough calcium eating just plants?

Monday, 8 February 2016

TESTESTERONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY

Androgen or Testerone replacement therapy (ART),  is a class of hormone replacement therapy in which androgens, often testosterone, are replaced. ART is often prescribed to counter the effects of male hypogonadism. It typically involves the administration of testosterone, either by injection or by use of testosterone skin creams or gels.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

ZIKA VIRUS


Zika Virus pandemic information

-The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache. The incubation period (the time from exposure to symptoms) for Zika virus disease is not known, but is likely to be a few days to a week.

-The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

GOUT MYTHS AND FACTS

Top Five Myths Regarding Gout

Myth no 1:-
Eating vegetables such as tomatoes, lettuce as well as consumption of dal can cause you to develop gout. Actually though purines in these vegetables and dals can be converted into uric acid, research has shown that this generally does not happen inside the human body. In fact the american college of rheumatology, and arthritis foundation (USA) handouts regarding diet in gout clearly state that patients can have all vegetables as well dals as the only purines which are to blame for gout are animal purines. So enjoy those veggies without guilt.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

STRUCTURES PASSING THROUGH LESSER SCIATIC FORAMEN: ANATOMY MNEMONIC

I think you all know this actress , Freida PINTO.  Remember her name, so you can easily  remember the structures passing through lesser sciatic foramen using the mnemonic

Structures passing through lesser sciatic foramen
Mnemonic: PINTO
Pudental nerve
Internal pudental vessels
Nerve to obturator internus
Tendon of Obturator internus

Friday, 1 January 2016

ANATOMY MNEMONICS- MUSCLES OF ANTERIOR FOREARM

Muscles of Anterior Forearm.‪
Group‬:-Superficial Group.‪
‎Order‬:-Medial to Lateral
Mnemonic:-"Please, Focus on Precise Flexors of Forearm."

Pronator teres
Flexor carpi radialis
Palmaris Longus
Flexor carpi ulnaris
Flexor digitorum superficialis.

Sunday, 27 December 2015

EPISTAXIS DISCUSSION

Epistaxis management discussion summary


Hippocratic technique: is pinching of nose to stop Epistaxis
Trotters method :is allowing the patient to bleed till he becomes hypotensive-Now it is not followed
Hippo tech,  maintain hydration,  limit trauma if any

Specific active - Chemical cautery (silver nitrate), electrocautery
Surgical - posterior packing, ligation tech,  septal surgery, embolization

Botroclot a Topical haemostatic is used
Usually pack nose and give it time to stop.

Then once patient stable take him up for cautery
Ligation is used in Intractable Epistaxis not responding to treatment

COMMON TYPES OF NECK PAIN

Here are the most common types of neck pain.

Muscle pain

Aching or sore neck and shoulder muscles may occur in response to overexertion or prolonged physical or emotional stress. The neck muscles may develop hard knots that are tender to the touch, sometimes called trigger points.

Muscle spasm

Saturday, 26 December 2015

ANATOMY MNEMONICS- BONES OF UPPER LIMB

BONES OF UPPER LIMB.
Mnemonic:- "Students in College of Health Read, Understood Certain Medical Physiology. "

#Each capitalized Letter denote a bone.
Scapula (1*2)both limbs
Clavicle (1*2)
Humerus (1*2)
Ulna (1*2)
Radius (1*2)
Carpal bones (8*2)
Metacarpals (5*2)
Phalanges (14*2).