- Here are some newly approved drugs, vaccines and some new indications for old drugs.
and cervical cancer associated with oncogenic human papillomavirus
(HPV) types 16 and 18 in girls and young women (aged 10-25)
This is a histopathological slide of a biopsy from Mature Ovarian cytic teratoma from a young female. Identify what the arrow is pointing at.
Nobody can disagree that Google search has become a very important part of the way we use information from the web. Although its very good and gives the most appropriate results if given the right inputs, it will be more awesome if u can search from your favourite sites, the ones you think will have the infrmation you are looking for. Well, interested in making your search more personal? Heres the answer- 'Preferred sites' from 'Google experimental'
Heres what you gotta do-
After you join the experiment, you will be asked to give some preferred sites, which will be given high priority next time when you search.
I recommend these sites for medical students or if you are interested in medical/health related search
en.wikipedia.org, emedicine.medscape.com, aafp.org, annals.org, drugs.com, content.nejm.org, digg.com
You can give any site address which matches your interests.The more sites you add the better chances of hitting the results you want.
After you are done, just search and see...Your Search is Personalized!
Please give feedback in the comments section.Let me know that you visited.(Right now the only way i know people come here is Google Analytics, which is so boring!)
Welcome to wonderful world of Firefox Add-ons(If you dont use Firefox as your browser, think again, because you are missing a world of goodies that firefox offers). This is the first in the series of Add-ons i am posting, which i think drastically reduce time wasted in doing routine things.These add-ons i am going to post are especially useful to students who study/research online. Its going to be a great help to medical students/doctors who have to manage a flood of information each day.
Perma tabs- While browsing, you may have noticed that we use a few sites pretty regularly, sometimes its in a tab always.
Perma tabs helps in making these fave tabs permanent.
It lets you choose a color of your choice for these fave tabs.
They dont have a close button, so no fear of accidentally closing them.
The fave tabs are opened always at startup.
They will open even after browser crashes/power failure.
Another cool feature is u can force all links in the fave tab-web page to open in a new tab, when you click on them.You have the freedom to enable/disable this feature.Take a look at the screenshot below.
Heres what you have to do-
In Firefox- Go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7816
It will ask you to allow adding the experimental add-on. Check the box. Click on the 'Add to firefox' button.
After the add-on is installed, restart the browser.
After this right click on any tab, in the context menu, there will be option to make the tab permanent.
Hope You like this..
Heres how your tabs will look like..I have made the Wikipedia and emedicine tabs permanent, because i use them regularly.
Identify the abnormality in the picture.Give the diagnosis.This patient was asymptomatic and this abnormality was found on routine blood work-up.What is the next line of management?
Wishing Everyone a Happy Deepavali-the festival of lights...and i pray God to bring you health, happiness and prosperity!
Ref- Ann Epidemiol. 2009 Jul 1;19(7):468-483, CF Garland, ED Gorham, AR Mohr, FC Garland
Leukocyte Alkaline Phosphatase-
Giving high-flow oxygen therapy for 15 minutes to emergency department patients with headaches provides rapid relief and reduces hospital stays, use of CT scans, and headache pharmacotherapy, according to a pilot study.Dr. Boris Veysman of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School reported the results on Monday at the annual meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians in Boston. "Very often, when a patient comes to the emergency department with one complaint being headache, they're uncomfortable and symptomatic and they have to wait for a workup before anyone can determine the cause. A diagnosis may not even be made in the emergency department," Dr. Veysman told Reuters Health. "So we approached it from a different perspective and asked, 'What if therapy were the first thing you did (for a headache) before attempting to find a cause?' And so we tried giving oxygen therapy, because it's so widespread and safe." In the placebo-controlled study, 17 patients were randomized to 100% oxygen at 15 L/min for 15 minutes; 14 received high flow air for 15 minutes; and 17 received no intervention prior to standard treatment. Headache intensity was assessed using a 10-point visual analog scale. Median times to relief were significantly shorter for patients treated with oxygen (40 minutes) compared with those treated with high flow air (110 minutes) or nothing (120 minutes). Median length of stay was also significantly shorter for patients treated with oxygen (57.5 minutes) than for those treated with air (210 minutes) or nothing (180 minutes). In addition, CT scans were ordered less frequently: for four of 17 patients (24%) who received oxygen; 11 of 14 (79%) who received air; and eight of 17 (47%) who got nothing. Medication was given to 29% of those who received oxygen, 86% of those who received air, and 82% of those who received no treatment. Headache intensity was significantly reduced at both 15 minutes and 30 minutes after initiation of treatment, with patients treated with oxygen realizing the greatest reductions.
The conclusion is what interested me(Lines in the screenshot)
VISION 2020 - World Sight Day 2009
Avoidable blindness is defined as blindness which could be either treated or prevented by known, cost-effective means. Although there are many other causes of vision impairment, VISION 2020 seeks to address the main causes of avoidable blindness, in order to have the greatest possible impact on vision loss worldwide.
The target disease areas for VISION 2020 are:
Age Related Macular Degeneration
This is a screenshot of the official Nobel website.I am disappointed that they have not cared to acquire and post the image of Sir Venkataraman.
The arrow is pointing at something.Identify the cell, abnormality, and give differential diagnosis.
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I put this up on my blog...Check it out here http://docspike-yukonho.blogspot.com And tested it too..Works awesome...
After a long wait, Orkut promote feature is now available for Indian users..Its really pathetic that its release is delayed so much in India, which has the second largest userbase for orkut, next only to brazil..Its a big relief..Hey Google,dont make us feel 'third world'!
Identify the structures marked by small arrow, large arrow, and 'b' and the Diagnosis...
"Be the change you wish to see in the world"- Mahatma Gandhi
Experts have warned that the increasing popularity of social networking sites, emailing and texting may be injurious to public
Networking sites, emailing, texting may prove injurious to public health (Getty Images)
health. Nada Kakabadse, a professor at Northampton University, says that these technologies are leading to anxiety, reduced productivity and a generation of smartphone orphans. She points out that people these days are increasingly becoming obsessed with information from an ever growing number of sources. "One third of our sample suffer from technological addiction. They are addicted to their gadgets - phones, BlackBerries, laptops. It is a problem. It has negative consequences on their family life, their health and their social life," Sky News quoted her as saying. Nada says that “pop-up alerts” often interrupt netizens from their primary task in favour of reading emails, and then direct them to other online links. She says that people then suddenly feel low energy, become clumsy and have a spatial disorder. The expert says that even though people become exhausted, they may check other stacked up behind the new one, have a quick look on Facebook, Twitter or something else, and it may be half an hour before we’’re back to that primary task. "You can not any more do effectively the task you were originally doing, even if it was routine. You will suddenly feel low energy, you become clumsy and you have a spatial disorder. You become exhausted," Nada said. In a survey of 4,000 email users that the US firm AOL recently conducted in America, 46 per cent described themselves as being "hooked" on email. Nearly 60 per cent had checked email in the bathroom, 15 per cent checked it in church, and 11 per cent had hidden the fact that they were checking it from those around them. And this is said to have given rise to the phenomenon of BlackBerry orphans, children who desperately fight to regain their parents’’ attention from the devices. Susan Bailey, a principal lecturer at Northampton University, says that she need look no further for a techno-addict than herself. "I probably only sleep four hours a night. And immediately when I wake up I feel that I have to connect. My family would say it is a problem. I am trying to manage it," she said. The answer, according to digital strategist Andrew Grill, is techno-management. "I think it wouldn’t hurt to have people to help us understand how to relax with all this digital information," he said. "I read an interesting tweet the other day about someone who learnt how to turn off the flashing light on their BlackBerry and it had apparently changed their life. They are now regulating their usage because they don’t feel the need to pick it up every time it flashes," he added. He says that it is about simple management and a little self control.