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Cancer Doctors Okays Controversial Prostate Therapy

A controversial treatment for prostate cancer in which radioactive seeds are implanted in the prostate to destroy the tumor received support Friday from doctors writing therapy guidelines for the prestigious 17-hospital National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. This type of therapy is known as brachytherapy, the procedure has been performed for years by researc...

Doctors needed urgently in Gujarat

The quake-devastated state of..Gujarat in India is now slowly coming to terms with the full fallout of the..calamity. While different news channels and papers are busy increasing the..death toll by the thousand in every other bulletin, the state government and..the central government are now faced with the unenviable task of clearing the..problems at hand- the hospitals are crammed with patients...

Doctors operate upon patients in candlelight- latest from the quake scene

The latest word from Gujarat is that doctors are being stretched to their limits working on cases for hours together without a break. At times they work in candlelight when the power fails, but the work goes on. Many caesarean sections to deliver babies were conducted in open verandahs. On Jan 27th nearly 1500 patients were operated upon without a break. Many fractures were fixed without x- rays....

Two doctors suspended for wrong brain surgery

.. The unfortunate patient, Kevin Walsh, was listed as stable after a corrective surgery was conducted on the right side of the brain to remove the clot. The faux pas occurred as a result of Walsh’s CT scan being placed backward on the vie...

Doctors at risk- the ugly side of the noble profession

A recent study shows that doctors are amongst the top victims of workplace crime. They are often threatened and abused by relatives of patients who die during treatment. Without going into who is right and who is wrong the report says doctors are targeted and sometimes made to pay a very heavy price if things go wrong...Calling it the ugly side of the noble profession, the study says that doctors...

Lure of the home turf brings back NRI doctors

WE are seeing the first signs of a reverse brain drain in the healthcare..sector, which is expected to only grow over time. The emergence of modern..corporate and investorowned hospitals in the country is steadily luring more..and more NRI doctors back to home turf. ....And unlike other sectors, where compensations at par with international levels..have been the main draw, doctors are actually ta...

Thakur warns doctors

The union Health Minister, Dr. CP Thakur, today warned doctors that their names could be removed from the register of the Medical Council of India (MCI) if they were found guilty of indulging in female foeticide. ..The warning comes in the wake of the recent nation-wide Census, which has come out with a disturbing picture of male-female gender ratio, particularly in relation to children under the...

Negligent doctors asked to cough up 3 lakhs for death of patient

In a judgement that might stir up another controversy, pitting the doctors against the consumer activists, negligent doctors in Kerala have been asked to pay three lakh rupees as compensation to the family of a pregnant woman who died due to aftershock of spinal anesthesia...The issue of doctors coming under the umbrella of consumer protection act has been a very controversial one with legal lumi...

Doctors advice early anemia tests

An estimated 12 to 30% of young children are affected by iron deficiency anemia throughout the world. This is one of the common problems in childhood leading on to problems in simple developmental skills such as standing and walking. Eight-month-old infants with low levels of hemoglobin are significantly more likely to have deformities of the motor system, according to a study conducted by Britis...

Indian Doctor granted US patent on organ regeneration

Dr. Balakrishna Ganapat Rao Matapurkar, from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi has created history of sorts by winning the first patent on organ regeneration from the American patent office for his technique in successfully regenerating / repairing organs in human beings. ..A few weeks ago the American patent office granted him a patent on this technique. Dr. Matapurkar was able to regener...

Emphasis to ban Drugs ads by Doctors

An increase in the number of advertisements by the drug companies has prompted the doctors to urge the government to ban prescription drug ads from television, news papers and magazines. American Medical Association's New Jersey delegate Dr. Angelo agro said that such ads can undermine doctor's credibility especially if physician thinks an advertised drug isn't the best choice for a patient who d...

Doctor samples come under the ambit of advertisement

The supreme court of India has declared that distribution of physician's sample by pharmaceutical companies to the medical profession is in nature of advertisement expenditure falling within restrictive provisions of sub section (3A) of section 37 of Income Tax Act. .. The nature of the advertisement or publicity depends upon the nature and quality of the article in question. The public w...

Doctors not to accept gifts from drug companies

The American Medical Association(AMA) is spending a lot of drug-company money to tell doctors not to accept large gifts from drug companies. The AMA says it makes sense to involve the industry in a campaign that's also designed to inform drug makers about what is considered unethical behavior. // ....At issue are the myriad freebies, ranging from pens and notepads to free dinners and trips, tha...

Bihar High Court Intervenes To End Doctors Strike

The Bihar High Court on Tuesday ordered the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) //junior doctors to call off their strike immediately. This order came after hearing a filed petition, that the strike has crippled emergency services since its start on Friday. ..The death of several critical patients due to lack of health care at the hospital also added to the intervention of the Bihar High C...

Asian Doctors Caught Issuing False Sick Notes

Disciplinary proceedings are taking place against five doctors, four of whom are Asians who were caught issuing false sick notes in a sting// operation in the UK. The operation was conducted by newspaper reporters who posed as sick patients, and the doctors may be struck of the medical register altogether. ....Anand, a general practitioner based in Gosforth in northeast England, is charged wit...

A revision in iron and folic acid guidelines for children: Doctors urge

According to doctors it is imperative that global guidelines for giving iron and folic acid supplements to young children should be revised. The reason is// that since they might be dangerous for some youngsters. ..This important aspect was brought forth by researchers from the United States and Tanzania. They called for the rethink after discovering that the supplements can cause severe illness...

Spreading knowledge to doctors about herbal medicine

Recently an internet-based learning exercise has helped a group of doctors increase their knowledge of herbal remedies and food supplements. Many people take herbs and other dietary supplements, but find their doctors are lacking in knowledge// about these complementary medicines. A group called the Longwood Herbal Task Force, drawn from health professionals of the Harvard Medical School and othe...

Gene testing kit specific for Doctors

A new model genetic testing kit could soon be procurable in the doctor's office or the drugstore to test for infection and adverse drug responses. Researchers at LGC// (Laboratory of the Government Chemist) have been working to produce a DNA test kit which uses saliva, blood or urine samples and produces results within 15 to 20 minutes. ....The device has been made small the size of a shoebox fo...

Nurses competing with junior doctors in some assessments

According to a recent survey, researchers suggests that nurses and junior doctors can both carry out pre-surgery assessments of patients to the same degree of competence...There's a shortage of junior doctors in the UK// and it's been suggested that appropriately trained nurses might be able to take over some of their roles. Researchers in Ireland, UK, have compared the way in which junior doctor...

Baltimore doctors perform three simultaneous kidney transplants

BALTIMORE, Johns Hopkins University surgeons performed three simultaneous kidney transplants in a complex piece of medical choreography that had nurses rushing organs in labeled coolers among six operating rooms. .."We each have a piece of each other inside us," said one of the recipients...The six synchronized operations -- three to remove the kidneys, three to implant them -- became possible af...

Doctors warned of fluoride toxicity

In the recent Journal of American Dental Association (JADA), doctors are warned against possibility of fluoride toxicity while prescribing fluoride dosage //to patients with oral problems. ....High concentrations of fluoride dosage are often prescribed to patients to check caries, especially those suffering from mouth cancer. In the recent issue of JADA, authors Frederick C. Eichmiller, Naomi Ei...

FDA asks the doctors to take the patients’ dietary history before prescribing medication

FDA had issued a guideline called Pharmacogenomic Data Submissions for practicing physicians to check the //patients from suffering adverse effects of cocktails of drugs and diet. ....Pharmacogenomics is the procedure adopted by physicians to find out the patient’s profile of response to drugs and decide on the unique treatment option best suited to the patient’s requirement. These are basically...

Doctors' decisions are affected by fear of lawsuits- says a study

Physicians treating people in emergencies may be asking patients to go for more tests// and procedures if they are afraid of being named in a lawsuit for malpractice. ....In a study done by researchers from University of Iowa had said that fear of being sued for malpractice may be the guiding point in treating patients by the emergency doctors, especially for those who are more afraid of a law su...

Choose the apple wisely to keep the doctor away

If you think that consuming any type of apple to keep the doctor away will work, then// do a rethink as a study confirms that not all apples have the same health benefits. The study reveals that Red Delicious, Northern Spy and Ida Red are more beneficial as they have greater antioxidant activity than others. ....Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Guelph, Ontario undertook the study. It was execu...

Five patients die amid Bihar doctors' strike

Patna, July 16 (IANS) Five patients have died amid a strike by junior doctors at the Patna Medical College// and Hospital (PMCH), which entered its third day Saturday crippling medical services. ....Two patients died Saturday while three others died Friday, sources said. Hundreds of patients, mostly poor people who have come for treatment from across state, are passing tense days. ...."We are the...

Fresh warnings to doctors regarding abortion pill

Reports of five deaths after consumption of abortion pill cause concern to women consuming Mifeprex.// ....Danco Laboratories has given warnings to all physicians regarding the latest reports of death of 5 women after taking their companies abortion pill RU-486. The pill is also called as Mifeprex or Mifepristone. Mifeprex is an approved drug for terminating a pregnancy of 49 days or less. The d...

Doctors Warned by IMA Against Treating Maoist from Nepal

The Bihar unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has today warned its members// all over the state to be extremely careful while treating or dealing with patients who suffer from bullet, knife or other injuries as a result of some of the Maoist violence taking place in the neighboring country Nepal. ....Dr Ajay Kumar Sinha of Muzaffarpur district was arrested in May for treating eight Nepa...

Research Fraud By Doctor – Probe Demanded

A leading health activist in Kerala has called for a government probe into an Uttar Pradesh-based doctor, in the dock for research fraud by reputed publications, The Lancet and the British Medical Journal. // .."The credibility of the medical research community of our country will be questioned unless the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) or a government-appointed body investigates the e...

US Doctors Association Gives away $110,000 To NGO’

The Association of Tamilnadu Medical Graduates (ATMG) of the US has given $110,000 in aid to five NGOs for social causes in Tamil Nadu.// ..The ATMG-run Charitable Foundation collected the money from about 5,000 doctor members in the US. ..The Voluntary Health Services received $50,000 to be spent on tsunami relief. The other NGOs are the YWCA, Mary Clubwala Girls High School, the Kumarasamy Heal...

OCT - Optical Coherence Tomography - the buzzword in cardiology

The latest in cardiology is OCT, which expands into Optical Coherence Tomography. This breakthrough has made many cardiologists sit up and take notice and is revolutionizing angioplasty. This has been developed by Dr. Brett Bouma an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School who has used optical coherence tomography to gauge stent status.// .... This is a new imaging technique simi...

Doctor demonstrates `psychic surgery'

Dr. Narendra Nayak of Kasturba Medical College recently did an Orbito at Jayangar National College at Bangalore. The `psychic surgery' exposure programme was aimed at clearing confusion in the minds of the audience about psychic surgery and explode the myths involved in such treatments.// ....Dr Nayak explained that psychic surgeons usually perform surgeries on persons with pot bellies. He sank h...

Trust In Doctors Can Affect Taking Medications

Patients who trust their doctors are more likely to take their medications regularly than patients who do not have so much trust in their medical caregivers or are suffering from depressions.// ....Those findings, from a new study of 912 patients with diabetes, provide evidence that the quality of the doctor-patient relationship can greatly affect patients’ medication use when drug costs become a...

Patients Fare Better With Doctors Who Do More Angioplasty Procedures

The researchers from the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center had found that the risk of major complications from angioplasty and related procedures lowers when doctors perform a large number of those procedures // each year. The paper is published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology... ..In fact, the risk of major cardiovascular problems was 63 percent higher among patie...

Do Not Neglect Your Abdominal Pain/ Swelling - Help Your Doctor In Early Cancer Detection

A majority of cancer in women can be detected early if the early symptoms are not neglected and the right tests be ordered to diagnose the aggressiveness of the fast growing tumor. // .. ..Elderly women with ovarian cancer are twice as likely to visit a doctor and report symptoms such as abdominal swelling or pelvic pain. If these symptoms are taken into careful consideration, ovarian cancer coul...

Maybe It Is Time For Doctors To Look After Their Health As Well

A doctor is so attuned to the care of his patients that he loses his own health or rather fails to take care of himself while doing so. A recent study has reported poor mental health and burnout among hospital consultants // in the UK, supporting the above-mentioned statement. .. ..Over 800 consultants were surveyed and a 27% prevalence of poor mental health was found among the respondents who be...

Junior Doctors Working Long Hours May Perform Poorly

Lack of sleep for the junior doctors can affect their neurobehavioral performance as much as having alcohol and working.// ....During heavy call rotation and long hours, effects on residents’ neurobehavioral performance are comparable to the impairment associated with a 0.04 to 0.05 grams percent blood alcohol concentration. The article was published in the September issue of JAMA... ..Work-rel...

Lady Doctor from Nepal to Help Katrina victims

Dr Luanne Freer normally treats mountaineers caught in avalanches and slipped in crevasses. She heads the Everest Base Camp Medical Clinic in Nepal, has now offered to cope with a new emergency// - the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in the US. ..Freer left for Louisiana on Thursday, one of the worst-affected American coastal towns with about one million displaced by the storm that killed thousand...

Indian doctors in America help Katrina victims

The Indian doctors of American Origin are helping out the victims from Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. ..Hundreds of members of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin// (AAPI) - the umbrella organisation of Indian doctors in the US who number over 25,000 - have volunteered their services to help victims of the trauma and devastation in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alaba...

Doctors May Not Be Ready To Tackle Bio-terrorism

A research report published in the latest issue of Archives of Internal Medicine said that doctors might not be ready to deal with the threat of bio-terrorism that may be caused by smallpox, anthrax, botulism and plague//. ....More than one-half of 631 physicians tested were unable to correctly diagnose diseases caused by agents most likely to be used by bio-terrorists. However, test scores impro...

Top Pharmaceuticals Influence Doctors Prescriptions

London October 20, 2005: What has been known perhaps for sometime is now confirmed by a survey published in the journal Nature which suggests that top pharmaceutical companies are influencing decisions of doctors about how their products are to be prescribed.// ..The journal reveals that that the vicious circle is set by academicians and physicians who make the general rules on which drug to pres...
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