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Table Of Contents Physicians Academy Mar 2018 ( Volume -12 Number -3)

  • NGOs of Kashmir need paradigm shift in helping patients

    The plan by the charitable organisations dealing with healthcare should be to start at the primary level and then move ahead. It would be a great achievement if HPVT can build Primary Health Care Centers in every district of Jammu and Kashmir. Here, a general practitioner can see patients. Also facilities like a laboratory conducting basic investigations and a pharmacy providing drugs at subsidised rates can be initiated.

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    Sarosh Ahmed Khan, MD; FACP
Article 1
  • Microcardia in a Marasmic child with Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome

    Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RTS) is a condition characterized by short stature, moderate to severe intellectual disability, distinctive facial features, and broad thumbs and first toes. This condition is uncommon. This condition is considered to have an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance. Most cases result from new mutations in the gene and occur in people with no history of the disorder in their family.

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    Ghulam Nabi, MD, Omar Nabi Siraj, MBBS, Ashraf Abdul Alim Younis, MSc, MRCP
Article 2
  • Attempted ‘Blue Whale Challenge’–A Case report

    The Blue Whale Game also known as "Blue Whale Challenge", is a 21st-century social network phenomenon existing in several countries. The blue whale game was launched in Russia in the year 2013. Blue whale game is known by many different ways like “Wake up at 4:20 am”, “F 57”. We at King George Medical University (KGMU), report a case of a young boy who indulged in this game.

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    Salendra Mohan Tripathi, MD; Junaid Nabi, MD; Manjunadh M, MD and Anil Kumar, MD
Picture of The Month
  • Picture of The Month-March 2018

    The patient is a 78 year old lady who is a known case of Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, and previous CABG done, and presented to our Emergency Department with abdominal pain of one month duration. She had multiple visits to various hospitals in the past few weeks without any relief. Abdominal examination revealed a faint pulsatile mass in the umbilical area. An urgent CT Scan was done which revealed the following (See Fig 1-3): What is the diagnosis?

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    Murtaza Rashid, MBBS; MD
Drug Update
  • SYMDEKO (tezacaftor/ivacaftor)

    SYMDEKO is a combination of tezacaftor and ivacaftor, indicated for the treatment of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) aged 12 years and older who are homozygous for the F508del mutation or who have at least one mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene that is responsive to tezacaftor/ivacaftor based on in vitro data and/or clinical evidence.

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Abstracts from Other Journals
  • Abstracts from Other Journals-March 2018

    Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer? More Inconclusive Findings

    NTP Draft reports

    Former Google, Facebook Employees Launch Fight Against Ills of Social Media

    Center for Humane Technology

    Drinking Hot Tea Linked to Esophageal Cancer in High-Risk Adults

    Annals of internal Medicine

    Canagliflozin Associated with Fewer Heart Failure Admissions in Type 2 Diabetes


    2018 Pediatric Immunization Schedule Published


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