November 19, 2013 # 9:30 am # Nephrology # No Comment
A number of formulae have been devised to estimate GFR or Ccr values on the basis of serum creatinine levels.
Estimated creatinine clearance rate (eCCr) using Cockcroft-Gault formula
A commonly used surrogate marker for estimate of creatinine clearance is the Cockcroft-Gault formula, which in turn estimates GFR: It is named after the scientists who first published the formula, and it …
November 18, 2013 # 8:12 pm # Extras # 3 Comments
I was deeply influenced by the line I read somewhere “ When a man sleeps he thinks of his love, and when a doctor sleeps he thinks about his patient”. I thought about it for a while and realized, in fact it is true. What do we all think of before we sleep most of the times? Actually most of …
November 16, 2013 # 9:52 pm # Student Life # No Comment
Medical students often have problem in making a provisional diagnosis after history and clinical examination. Often students are carried away or bias as they already know the case and often make blunders in examinations. Here are few things to avoid while making a diagnosis.
Here is a piece of advice – providing 10 don’ts
1. Don’t be too Clever- Being too clever …
November 14, 2013 # 4:39 pm # Reviews # No Comment
The basic principle of personalized medicine hinges on the fact that researchers can design drugs based on the genomes of individuals. The case of warfarin serves as an ideal model in this regard.
The study of drug metabolism is associated with genome wide association studies in which different gene clusters are studied for single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP). The warfarin case clearly indicates that …