Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy – Prion Protein – Kuru Disease

Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy – Prion Protein – Kuru Disease

Introduction: Prions or infectious protein were big news in 1980, when it becomes clear that these proteins cause diseases. In year 1997, B. Pruisner received the noble prize in medicine for his discovery of prions “An     entirely new genre of disease causing agents.” Even though Prusiner’s work started in 1972, by 2017 we have got only a sort of understanding about prions. Researchers from case Western Reserve University have synthesized an clear that artificial human prion in June 2018, which…

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When I First Met Death as An Intern – THE CIRCLE OF LIFE

When I First Met Death as An Intern – THE CIRCLE OF LIFE

However many doctors you may meet, some incidents are a rite of passage that almost none will forget. The first day of college, the first dissection, the first delivery, the first surgery, the first post-mortem. Each of them has a variety of emotions and thoughts associated with them. Each person reacting differently. But one event, that every single doctor remembers, is the first death they witnessed. It is a perverse memory, where a stranger’s death stays a part of you…

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The Doctors and Patients are All Human Beings

The Doctors and Patients are All Human Beings

‘Hey you intern, go and call the police !’ there is a chance of relatives becoming violent’, screamed one of our professors and me ‘the intern’ ran out of the ICU following his order. The daily ICU morning round was going on & suddenly an unconscious patient was brought by the servant accompanied by a number of relatives. Immediately the patient was attended by residents & informed the professor. The patient was intubated within a minute & all the necessary…

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Capgras is a bizarre delusion – People Are Strange

Capgras is a bizarre delusion – People Are Strange

  “My 30-year-old son thinks that I am not his father, that I am an impostor. He says the same thing about his mother, that we are not his real parents. We just don’t know what to do or where to go for help.” (Ramachandran) Such was the bleak despair in the tone of Arthur’s father, who, on one fine afternoon had decided to ring up the laboratory of Dr. V. S. Ramachandran, hapless as he was about his son’s…

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Throat Inflation can initiate to Rheumatic Heart Disease

Throat Inflation can initiate to Rheumatic Heart Disease

Introduction In day-to-day life, one of the most commonly occurring contagions is a sore throat medically acknowledged as Pharyngitis or Streptococcal infection (strep throat). The cause is almost always by a bacterium called Group-A Beta-Hemolytic Streptococcus. The familiar symptoms are Discomfort or a prickly sensation in the throat, Dysphagia, scrambled voice. Generally, to overcome it many clinicians advise taking bed rest with a soft diet and plenty of fluids intake, in case severe unruly condition the prescribed medicine is antibiotics, analgesic,…

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Doctors and patients have a most meaningful relationship

Doctors and patients have a most meaningful relationship

To start with we must know what a relationship means, it’s not a coming together of two individuals and doing things together. It’s about sharing and caring for each other. Patients and doctors have a most meaningful relationship. Doctor treat patients and help them to pursue their life comfortably. And for patients, they are the channel for curing their ailments. A patient shares everything with a doctor which they even don’t tell their spouse or parents or any other beloved…

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Residency Made Me More of a Doctor and Less of a Human

Residency Made Me More of a Doctor and Less of a Human

It was my second night of start of internship rotational posting. Before this, I had been to wards before but just to search for exam cases and “Hear a Murmur” through my novice ears to diagnose a “Cardiac Condition. In final year we all are cardiologist and nephrologist in our own little world. We all very diligently start reading the bible of medicine Harrison which gradually shifts to Indian writers and then to local circulating notes in respective colleges. I…

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What Is Liver Cirrhosis ? Symptoms, Treatment & Causes

What Is Liver Cirrhosis ? Symptoms, Treatment & Causes

What is Liver Cirrhosis? Cirrhosis is a type of chronic disease (slow processing) that’s relative to the liver. Cirrhosis is identified when the cells of the liver are getting replaced by fibrosis (i.e. fibrous thickening of tissue) or the replacement of normal tissue with scar tissue. Basically, cirrhosis leads to damage to our liver and their functions. The liver plays a significant role in metabolism, detoxifying harmful substances, purify the blood and also including bile production and excretion too. Mostly,…

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Gandhi had a vision towards health promotion of the society

Gandhi had a vision towards health promotion of the society

Introduction When we think about Gandhi, what are all the things which come to our mind? Father of the nation, fought for independence, non-violence movement, his adherence to truth, etc. we never realized the immense knowledge on health he had. Yes, he had a vision towards health promotion of the society. Though initially, he hated modern medicine, at the end he himself stressed the need for an evidence-based medicine My life experiences on Gandhi: My first experience is with our…

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