Thursday, 23 June 2016

AMOUNT OF SLEEP YOUR CHILDREN NEED- RECOMMENDATION BY AMERICAN ACADEMY OF SLEEP MEDICINE

-Infants- 4 months to 12 months- should sleep 12 to 16 hours per 24 hours (including naps)

-Children-1 to 2 years of age -should sleep 11 to 14 hours per 24 hours (including naps)

-Children -3 to 5 years of age- should sleep 10 to 13 hours per 24 hours (including naps)

Thursday, 16 June 2016

POLIO AGAIN IN INDIA- FOUND IN TELANGANA

A global emergency was sounded by the Telangana government following the finding of an active strain of wild polio virus(P2 strain) in water that was collected from a drain. This prompted the government to lift two lakh vaccines from Geneva so that over 3 lakh children in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy district could be inoculated from Wednesday as a preventive measure.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

FIRST HARLEQUIN BABY BORN IN INDIA

 India’s first Harlequin baby passed away on Monday afternoon after a 48-hour struggle by the medical experts at Lata Mangeshkar Hospital. The baby girl, suffering from an extremely rare genetic disorder known as Harlequin-type ichthyosis, was born without external bodily skin and undeveloped eyes.

The baby, born to a farmer couple from Wadi, was their first child. Born at the Nagpur Hospital, the baby weighed 1.8 kg and was born prematurely by a C-section delivery. The medical experts of the hospital, who immediately recognised the condition of the child, moved the baby to NICU.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

VAGINOPLASTY

Sex reassignment surgery (male-to-female)

Sex reassignment surgery for male-to-female involves reshaping the male genitals into a form with the appearance of, and, as far as possible, the function of female genitalia.
Prior to any surgeries, patients usually undergo hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and, depending on the age at which HRT begins, facial hair removal.
There are associated surgeries patients may elect to, including
facial feminization surgery,
breast augmentation, and various other procedures.

Monday, 2 May 2016

EDEMA

Edema is the medical term for swelling. It is a general response of the body to injury or inflammation. Edema can be isolated to a small area or affect the entire body.

Edema results whenever small blood vessels become "leaky" and release fluid into nearby tissues. The extra fluid accumulates, causing the tissue to swell.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

D DIMER

D-dimer

D-dimer (or D dimer) is a fibrin degradation product (or FDP), a small protein fragment present in the blood after a blood clot is degraded by fibrinolysis.
It is so named because it contains two crosslinked D fragments of the fibrin protein.

Friday, 29 April 2016

ITRACONAZOLE

ITRACONAZOLE

DOSE AND ADMINISTRATION

Recommended dose in oesophageal candidiasis Adult: As oral liquid: 200 mg daily in 1 or 2 divided doses held in the mouth for sec before swallowing. Recommended dose in prophylaxis of fungal infections in immunocompromised patients Adult: As oral liquid: 5 mg/kg daily in 2 divided doses.. Recommended dose in vulvovaginal candidiasis Adult: As capsule: 200 mg bid for 1 day.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

NUT CRACKER SYNDROME

NUT CRACKER SYNDROME

In medicine, the nutcracker syndrome (NCS) — is a clinically manifest variant of nutcracker phenomenon, renal vein entrapment syndrome, or mesoaortic compression of the left renal vein.
It results most commonly from the compression of the left renal vein between the abdominal aorta (AA) and superior mesenteric artery(SMA), although other variants exist.

FUNGAL INFECTIONS

Fungal Infections of the Skin

Fungal infections of the skin are very common and include
athlete's foot,
jock itch,
ringworm, and
yeast infections.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATIONS

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)

 is an abnormal connection between arteries and veins, bypassing the capillary system. This vascular anomaly is widely known because of its occurrence in the central nervous system, but can appear in any location. Although many AVMs are asymptomatic, they can cause intense pain or bleeding or lead to other serious medical problems.