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- A new research has suggested that atypical antipsychotic medications are linked with acute kidney injury (AKI) in elderly patients. Researchers noted that adults older than 64 years receiving prescriptions for quetiapine, risperidone or olanzapine had an almost a 2–fold increased risk for hospitalization for AKI within the next 90 days as compared to those who did not receive these prescriptions. The study was published in the August 19 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
- A French study has shown that patients who have used immunosuppressive thiopurines to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a 7 times higher risk of developing a myeloid disorder. The study has been published in the August issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved eliglustat for treating adults with type 1 Gaucher disease. Eliglustat is the only first–line oral therapy for the condition.
- Increased urinary levels of endocrine–disrupting phthalates, found in flexible plastic and some personal–care products, are associated with considerable declines in testosterone levels in both men and women as well as in children, suggested a research published online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
- Low plasma adiponectin levels in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) are independently associated with an increased risk of subsequent diabetes, suggests a new study published online in Diabetes Care.
Rabies News (Dr A K Gupta)
What does humanizing your dog mean?
- Talking to your dog like he/she is a person.
- Treating your dog like he/she is a person.
- Allowing dogs to do what they want because it will hurt their "feelings."
- Dressing them up in little doggie clothes.
Remember, humanizing your dog is fulfilling your own human needs, not your dogs. Humanizing dogs does more harm than good.
- During treatment with clarithromycin, but not roxithromycin, patients, especially women, exhibited an increased risk of cardiac death compared to those who received penicillin V for similar infections, suggested a population–based Danish study. There were 37 excess cardiac deaths per one million treatment courses of clarithromycin. The study was published online August 19 in the BMJ.
- New research suggests that living in an inclusive neighborhood with helpful and friendly neighbors could possibly reduce the risk of heart attack. The study has been published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.
- An article published in the August 20 issue of JAMA has stated that pediatric emergency department (ED) physicians might be relying too much on oxygen saturation readings from pulse oximetry devices while deciding whether infants with bronchiolitis are hospitalized. Researchers suggested that oxygen saturation should not be the only factor in the decision to admit or discharge and may need to be reevaluated.
- A new study published in the August 20 issue of JAMA has shown that twice as many infants may be affected by severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) than previously believed. Researchers suggested that population–wide newborn screening for SCID, according to the national guidelines, appears effective for altering the course of the potentially life–threatening syndrome.
Dr K K Spiritual Blog
Is the time and place of death pre–defined?
Some gurus teach that the time and place of death is predefined and some do not. I personally feel that the life and respirations are predefined and not day and time of death.
It is something like water in a sponge will become empty when every drop of water comes out but it does not matter how much time it takes to come out. It is therefore possible to postpone or prolong the fulfillment of Prarabhdha Karma and postpone death.
As per the Karma theory, unless our Prarabdha Karmas (decided at the time of death and birth) are enjoyed and fulfilled, one cannot die. But once the Prarabhdha Karmas are fulfilled, death is inevitable.
Another unanswered question is, can Prarabdha karma be modified? The fate or destiny may not change which means one may not be able to prolong the quantity of life but can definitely change the quality of life. The quality of life can be changed by modifying Agami (present Karmas).
Sanchit Karmas can be burnt with the file of knowledge about self. Prarabdha Karmas have to be experienced and Agami Karma can be neutralized by positive and negative Karmas to Zero in the present life.
The last few Prarabdha Karma experienced can thus be slowed down by the net positive result of their Agami karmas.
How to recognize cardiac arrest
Rapid recognition of cardiac arrest is the essential first step of successful CPR 10.
As per Guidelines, the lay rescuer who witnesses a person collapse or comes across an apparently unresponsive person should confirm unresponsiveness by tapping the person on the shoulder and shouting: "are you all right?"
If the person does not respond, the rescuer calls for help or ambulance and initiates excellent chest compressions.
Lay rescuers should not attempt to assess the victim’s pulse and, unless the patient has what appear to be normal respirations, should assume the patient is apneic or without respiration.
Remember even well–trained professionals can have difficulty determining if breathing is adequate or pulses are present in unresponsive adults.
After assessing responsiveness, health care providers should quickly check the patient’s pulse.
While doing so, it is reasonable to visually assess the patient’s respirations.
It is appropriate to assume the patient is in cardiac arrest if there is no breathing or abnormal breathing (gasping) or if a pulse cannot be readily palpated within 10 seconds.
The key point is not to delay CPR.
Learn and Earn
Chuan and Jing joined a wholesale company together just after graduation. Both worked very hard.
After several years, the boss promoted Jing to sales executive but Chuan remained a sales rep. One day Chuan could not take it anymore, tender resignation to the boss and complained the boss did not value hard working staff, but only promoted those who flattered him.
The boss knew that Chuan worked very hard for the years, but in order to help Chuan realise the difference between him and Jing, the boss asked Chuan to do the following. Go and find out anyone selling water melon in the market? Chuan returned and said yes. The boss asked how much per kg? Chuan went back to the market to ask and returned to inform boss the $12 per kg.
Boss told Chuan, I will ask Jing the same question? Jing went, returned and said, boss, only one person selling water melon. $12 per kg, $100 for 10 kg, he has inventory of 340 melons. On the table 58 melons, every melon weighs about 15 kg, bought from the South two days ago, they are fresh and red, good quality.
Chuan was very impressed and realised the difference between himself and Jing. He decided not to resign but to learn from Jing.
My dear friends, a more successful person is more observant, think more and understand in depth. For the same matter, a more successful person sees several years ahead, while you see only tomorrow. The difference between a year and a day is 365 times, how could you win?
Think! how far have you seen ahead in your life? How thoughtful in depth are you?
Blood sugar goals
Correction and prevention of low blood sugar is beneficial to hospitalized patients, Padma Shri, Dr. B C Roy National Awardee & DST National Science Communication Awardee, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Sr National Vice President Indian Medical Association.
For most non–critically ill hospitalized patients with diabetes, one should have a target blood sugar of <180 mg/dL. In non–critically ill hospitalized patients, lower blood glucose levels may decrease the risk of poor clinical outcomes, but also increase the risk of hypoglycemia. A reasonable sugar goal to avoid low blood sugar is to achieve fasting blood glucose concentrations not less than 90 to 100 mg/dL.
Preventing a Peptic Ulcer
An ulcer is a breakdown in the lining of the stomach or the first part of the small intestine. A type of bacterial infection is the most frequent cause, but lifestyle factors may also raise the risk said Dr Aggarwal.
One may follow these preventive steps that may ward off a peptic ulcer:
- Limit alcohol to no more than two drinks daily.
- Stop smoking or chewing tobacco.
- If you need to take painkillers, avoid anti–inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as naproxen, ibuprofen or aspirin.
- Consider, with your doctor’s approval, paracetamol instead.
The Vitamin A supplement administered in Prevention of nutritional blindness in children programme" contain:
1. 25,000 i.u./ml.
2. 1 lakh i.u./m.l.
3. 3 lakh i.u./m.l.
4. 5 lakh i.u./m.l.
Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: For the calculation of positive predictive value of a screening test, the denominator is comprised of:
1. True positives + False negatives.
2. False positives + True negatives.
3. True positives + False positives.
4. True positives + True negatives.
Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: 3. True positives + False positives.
Correct answers received from: Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Smriti Aggarwal, Dr Avtar Krishan, Dr Bitaan Sen & Dr Jayashree Sen, Deepak Ambli.
Answer for 20th August Mind Teaser: 4. Agreement between two observations.
Correct answers received from: Smriti Aggarwal, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Dr Avtar Krishan.
Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Situation: A patient on penicillin antibiotic developed a relapse of fever while still on antibiotic.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was the antibiotic continued for so long?
Lesson: Make sure that drug fever is always excluded in such situations. Antibiotics are the most common cause of drug fever, accounting for approximately one–third of episodes. This especially applies to beta–lactams, sulfonamides and nitrofurantoin (Am J Med Sci 1987;294:275).
An elderly lady did her shopping and upon return found 4 males in her car. She dropped her shopping bags and drew her handgun, proceeding to scream at them at the top of her lungs that she "knows how to use it and will shoot if required… so get out of MY car!"
The 4 men didn’t wait around for a second invitation. They got out and ran like mad, where upon the lady proceeded to load her shopping bags into the back of the car and got into the drivers seat.
Small problem: Her key wouldn&’t fit the ignition. Her car was identical and parked four or five spaces further down.
She loaded her bags into her car and drove to the police station. The sergeant that she told the story to nearly tore himself in two with laughter and pointed to the other end of the counter where 4 pale white males were reporting a carjacking by a mad, elderly, white woman.
No charges were filed.
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