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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 …

Spontaneous human combustion – Wick Effect

Spontaneous human combustion – Wick Effect

Burnt to death but the incident is neither explainable as suicide, homicide or an accident – Have you ever come across something like this? Spontaneous Human Combustion (SHC) may somewhat explain it but adds more to the confusion as the intriguing phenomenon itself is not completely understood and many also support the claim against it’s in-existence. I first heard about …

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 …

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