FAITH IS THE FOUNDATION OF A DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP

FAITH IS THE FOUNDATION OF A DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP

  “ There are two sorts of doctors: those who practice with their brains and those who practice with their tongues” -William Osler The big evolutionary step that is relevant to the mechanism of the doctor-patient relationship occurred when animals started grooming others rather than themselves. It represents an elementary form of medical care. It is the first example of social interaction. The doctor-patient relationship is considered to be the core element in the ethical principles of medicine. The people…

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PERCUTANEOUS BILIARY DRAINAGE

PERCUTANEOUS BILIARY DRAINAGE

  Introductions: Both ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) can be used to guide to percutaneous needle intervention. The choice of methods depends on multiple factors including lesion size, locations, equipment availability etc. Ultrasound has several strengths as guiding percutaneous interventions. It is readily available, relatively inexpensive, and portable. It has no ionizing effects and can be used in almost all anatomical plane. The greatest advantage, however, is that it allows real-time visualization of needle tip as it passes through the…

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NIPAH VIRUS (NiV) INFECTION- A NEWLY EMERGING ZOONOSIS CAUSING DANGER TO HUMAN

NIPAH VIRUS (NiV) INFECTION- A NEWLY EMERGING ZOONOSIS CAUSING DANGER TO HUMAN

Introduction: Nipah Virus is a newly emerging zoonosis that causes a severe disease in both Animals and Humans. This may worsen into a state of a coma over a day or two. Complication can include Encephalitis and Seizures. This is a highly contagious and deadly virus. What is Nipah Virus: The virus, a member of the family Paramyxoviridae (genus Henipavirus) is named after the Malaysian Village of Sungai Nipah, where many Pig farmers became ill.   Epidemiology: Nipah Virus was…

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” SISTER, BP CUFF! SISTER, GRABS! SISTER ROUNDS! “

” SISTER, BP CUFF! SISTER, GRABS! SISTER ROUNDS! “

Med school! Hospital!! Everyone in chaos. Sisters, interns, residents, consultants. Everybody in a constant race. Each one of them has their own story. “sister, bp cuff!  Sister, grabs! sister rounds! Gosh! Sister, why the hell isn’t this monitor working?? Sister, this! Sister,  that! Omg!! The sisters are a way too clumsy man,” utters the intern. And here the sisters are in hustle always. Continous running, loading medicines, withdrawing samples, dressing, preparing for dispatch, doing everything in the permitted time. Too…

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LIFE OF A DOCTOR AS AN ANATOMIST

LIFE OF A DOCTOR AS AN ANATOMIST

  What is life if full of care!! We have no time to stand and stare!! These are my favorite lines. I feel those lines invariably especially after choosing to be in the medical profession. I had been totally unwary all throughout my medical journey which ended up being an Anatomist. Repeating for getting into the medical profession and then for post-graduation !! And then still the life is yet to settle!! But, I am always keeping the hope to…

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” THE GOOD PHYSICIAN TREATS THE DISEASE , THE GREAT PHYSICIAN TREATS THE PATIENT WHO HAS THE DISEASE”

” THE GOOD PHYSICIAN TREATS THE DISEASE , THE GREAT PHYSICIAN TREATS THE PATIENT WHO HAS THE DISEASE”

  The doctor-patient relationship has been and remains a keystone of healthcare in community. In ancient era people would seek medical remedies from ‘vaidya’ and had faith in him. He was family physician for the people. The guidance ,co-operation and to lesser degree mutual participation were distinguishing patterns of doctor-patient relationship. For medical profession , Hippocratic oath established a code of ethics for doctor ,it also provided ’Bill of Rights’ for patients. The code emphasized the doctor’s attitude towards patient,…

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WHY DO BABIES RARELY BLINK?

WHY DO BABIES RARELY BLINK?

When you will see into a baby’s eyes, and you might notice sometime Babies rarely blink. As we know adults, blink about 15 times a minute, on average. But newborns and infants blink rarely — only a handful of times every minute, with some babies blinking as infrequently as once a minute. The average is two or three blinks That’s because blinking is regulated by the brain’s dopamine, one of the neurotransmitters that allow brain cells to communicate. So, blinking in babies…

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YOUR HEART KNOWS THINGS THAT YOUR MIND CAN’T EXPLAIN

YOUR HEART KNOWS THINGS THAT YOUR MIND CAN’T EXPLAIN

         Days passed by hearing the sudden death news of Celebrities like Michael Jackson, Sri Devi, Sema Lagoo, Om Puri due to Heart Disease. Heart disease can occur in 2 ways:  One by birth, family history, diabetes mellitus type 1. Second by cholesterol, lack of exercise, overweight, smoking, diabetes mellitus type 2.  Nowadays a heart attack by diabetes mellitus is getting worse. If we think twice or thrice, the common effect for this disease can be the mistakes and discipline of…

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IS BASIC SCIENCE TOO BASIC??

IS BASIC SCIENCE TOO BASIC??

  Finishing two years of basic sciences and really looking forward to the clinical years now I am thinking as many a time I did in the past, whether the basic sciences course taught us in Nepal are not updated as per the need of now. What I am saying is that the information we learn now should be learned either to make a base for learning and understanding the clinical medicine or knowledge that can be utilized in the…

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THE IMPACT OF CURRENT HEALTH CARE SITUATION ON MEDICAL STUDENTS AND YOUNG DOCTORS OF NEPAL

THE IMPACT OF CURRENT HEALTH CARE SITUATION ON MEDICAL STUDENTS AND YOUNG DOCTORS OF NEPAL

  The current situation of doctors in Nepal is one of the major factors that is causing the doctors of our generation to practice medicine in a foreign country. At least we won’t have a fear to be beaten up by an angry mob when the patient dies (even after the doctors did all they could). This type of situation is highly demotivating and will have an impact on the health sector of Nepal for a long time. Lack of…

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