October 24, 2013 # 8:43 pm # Paediatrics # No Comment
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV)
Causes- primary, latent, and recurrent infections.
Primary infection – Varicella (chickenpox)
A lifelong latent infection of sensory ganglion neurons.
Reactivation of the latent infection – Herpes zoster (shingles).
Most children are infected by 15 yr of age, with fewer than 5% of adults remaining susceptible.Within households, transmission of VZV to susceptible individuals occurs at a rate of 65-86%
Infectivity : 24-48 hr before the rash …
October 15, 2013 # 8:10 pm # Psychiatry # 2 Comments
The healthcare field can be stressful, to say the least. From school and training to actual careers, healthcare students and professionals often suffer from anxiety, depression and other psychological ailments. Plus, there seems to be a stigma surrounding mental illness in healthcare professionals; it seems as though doctors, nurses and specialists are expected to treat mental illness, but never experience …
October 15, 2013 # 1:50 pm # Medical Cases # 8 Comments
CASE REVIEW OF ANTEPARTUM HAEMORRHAGE
A 19 years female primi at 29 weeks period of gestation complained of heavy per vaginal bleeding for 3 hrs,clots were passed. However she did not have lower abdominal pain. She had perceived good fetal movement. Her Antenatal check up was done at health post, she took Iron tablets regularly and had taken 2 doses of …
October 14, 2013 # 2:22 pm # Downloads # No Comment
Now is the age of smartphones, fablets and tablets. These techs have been used extensively by medical students and doctors. Life has become much more easier than a decade ago. No more heavy drug dose books, pocket books! A quick reference is available when needed and it has helped prevent many errors in medical practice because we know human brain …