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Assessment of Jaundice in Newborn : Tests

Assessment of Jaundice in Newborn : Tests

Assessment of Jaundice Methods
1. Assessment of Jaundice by Kremer’s grading-
It is the visual assessment of icterus by blanching the skin over the parts of the body.  Neonatal Jaundice advances in Cephalocaudal direction and finally to palms and soals and is believed to be based on skin thickness and bloodflow. Kremer classified severity of jaundice based on visual assessment of different …

HIV-TB Co-infection : A ticking Time bomb

HIV-TB Co-infection : A ticking Time bomb

The Association: What we know
Tuberculosis (TB) is strongly associated with HIV infection and vice versa.
HIV increases the risk of disease reactivation in people with latent TB. HIV is the most powerful risk factor for progression of TB infection to TB disease. The risk of developing tuberculosis in people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) is found to be atleast 20 times greater …

Cancer medicine in the era of Next Generation Sequencing: Solving the Puzzle

Cancer medicine in the era of Next Generation Sequencing: Solving the Puzzle

Cancer as a disease still remains one of the most complex human illness with high degree of morbidity and mortality across the globe. The involvement of multiple risk factors (genetics, hereditary, environmental etc) further adds a huge challenge in understanding the cancer puzzle even with numerous intensive research on this deadly disease. This year marks over six decades since James …

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