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New evidence-based guidelines have been re... more»New evidence-based guidelines have been released recommending long-term pharmacologic therapy for adults with obesity who do not respond adequately to lifestyle interventions alone. Which antiobesity medications received an AGA endorsement? Must read for general practitioners. «less
Feb 08, 2023
The American Diabetes Association and the ... more»The American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes have just released a consensus report on the treatment of hyperglycemia. This previously held consensus has undergone significant and comprehensive shifts. This article emphasises pharmacologic management. «less
Feb 03, 2023
Knee pain is so common in patients with OP... more»Knee pain is so common in patients with OPD that every second elderly patient complains about it. Recently, studies have successfully demonstrated that local nerve block as an OPD procedure can give patients instant relief. Much useful for all general practitioners. «less
Feb 02, 2023
Statins aid manage cholesterol levels & re... more»Statins aid manage cholesterol levels & reducing the risks linked with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease; however, many patients cannot achieve their cholesterol goals or face adverse drug events. Read about the two new non-statin-approved cholesterol-lowering medicines over the past 2 years. «less
Jan 26, 2023
Blood pressure (BP) changes caused by drug... more»Blood pressure (BP) changes caused by drugs or other agents have been linked with triggering hypertension (HTN), worsening control in patients, or reducing the effect of antihypertensive therapy. This article specifies those commonly prescribed drugs by family physicians. «less
Jan 25, 2023
In everyday clinical settings, the vast ma... more»In everyday clinical settings, the vast majority of Indian patients either go undetected or are given erroneous diagnoses. The purpose of this article is to evaluate the clinical predictors that help in identifying high-risk populations and making timely diagnoses of bronchial asthma. «less
Jan 19, 2023
Experts warned that COVID-19 showed a dras... more»Experts warned that COVID-19 showed a drastic increase in resistance to several important antibiotics and antifungals. Every clinician is using antibiotics in routine clinical practice and this will practice changing recommendations.  «less
Jan 18, 2023
Flatulence is a common disease symptom & a... more»Flatulence is a common disease symptom & an adverse event associated with certain medications can signal a more serious health concern. General practitioners should know the key clinical facts about it, including conditions & medications known to cause it & best treatment practices.  «less
Jan 17, 2023
A widespread and intricate illness called ... more»A widespread and intricate illness called motion sickness develops in reaction to actual or imagined motion. The prevalence, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for motion sickness are penned down in this article. «less
Jan 13, 2023
Chest x-ray images are commonly available.... more»Chest x-ray images are commonly available. Based on a single chest radiograph image, deep learning can predict the risk of future cardiovascular events independent of cardiovascular risk factors and with similar performance to the established and guideline-recommended ASCVD risk score. «less
Jan 12, 2023
Doctors can not prescribe the same medicin... more»Doctors can not prescribe the same medicines to pregnant patients compared to nonpregnant patients because medicines have certain effects on developing fetuses as well. This article deals with the various appropriate treatment options for common conditions in pregnant patients.  «less
Jan 11, 2023
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) accounts for ro... more»Sudden cardiac death (SCD) accounts for roughly fifty per cent of all cardiovascular fatalities, with up to fifty per cent being the first indication of heart illness. This article pens down the 10 recommendations from ESC for the prevention of sudden cardiac deaths. «less
Jan 06, 2023
A muscle cramp is an involuntary contracti... more»A muscle cramp is an involuntary contraction of a muscle that occurs suddenly and does not relax. In this article, we talk about determining, and managing muscle cramps with some important recommendations to handle them. «less
Jan 04, 2023
This article highlights the recent ruling ... more»This article highlights the recent ruling that the Supreme Court affirmed that every hospital-related fatality does not inevitably constitute medical negligence based on the hypothetical assumption of inadequate medical treatment. «less
Dec 29, 2022
Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that's... more»Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that's not always related to heat or exercise, causing social anxiety and embarrassment. In this article, we have covered the symptoms, assessment, evaluation, triggers and treatment advice to deal with this condition in patients. «less
Dec 28, 2022
This article will outline emergent/early t... more»This article will outline emergent/early therapy challenges for individuals with acute coronary syndrome. «less
Dec 22, 2022
This article enlightens us with a case in ... more»This article enlightens us with a case in which the division bench of the Madras High Court reprimanded the doctor for his role in providing a bogus medical certificate, upholding the Tamil Nadu Medical Council (TNMC) judgement prohibiting him from practising medicine for two years. «less
Dec 20, 2022
This article does a good job of explaining... more»This article does a good job of explaining how the FACE trial found that intravenous iron carboxymaltose treatment is well tolerated and associated with improvements in exercise tolerance and symptoms in persons with COPD and iron insufficiency, with or without anaemia. «less
Dec 16, 2022
The key recommendations from the 2021 Euro... more»The key recommendations from the 2021 European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy ESGE guidelines that can be helpful in practice are penned down in this article. «less
Dec 14, 2022
This part of the Simplified in Practice se... more»This part of the Simplified in Practice series explains ECG characteristics of complete heart block along with its possible causes. Additionally, a simplified explanation of AV blockages on the ECG is included in the article. «less
Dec 08, 2022
In this second section of the article, Reg... more»In this second section of the article, Registered Medical Practitioners will learn about one of the subjects covered by NMC regulations, specifically, RMPS's duties to patients. «less
Dec 07, 2022
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome ... more»Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) occurs when someone gets up from laying down while experiencing an exceptionally substantial rise in heart rate. This article addresses its assessment and emphasises the need for an interprofessional team in treating individuals with this disease. «less
Nov 30, 2022
The IAP Advisory Committee on Vaccines and... more»The IAP Advisory Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation Practices (ACVIP) reviewed and analysed new advancements in the field of vaccination in order to revise the IAP Immunisation Timetable for 2020–2021. Details regarding it are provided in this article. «less
Nov 25, 2022
Each patient has the right to be informed ... more»Each patient has the right to be informed of all available healthcare options and to make that decision. One practical embodiment of this autonomy is the need for legally needed patient consent. In light of the Supreme Court's position, this article provides a draught SOP on patient consent. «less
Nov 24, 2022
Recent professional conduct regulations by... more»Recent professional conduct regulations by the National medical commission NMC for registered medical practitioners RMPs are penned down in this article. «less
Nov 17, 2022
Hoarseness is a symptom of the changed voi... more»Hoarseness is a symptom of the changed voice quality that patients have described. This article's goal is to assist doctors in determining the root cause of dysphonia. Careful history-taking and physical examination may assist determine the underlying cause and guide therapy. «less
Nov 15, 2022
This article explains a case of a doctor w... more»This article explains a case of a doctor who got threatened and restricted from her job while executing her duties. This case could enable physicians to comprehend more about the healthcare act, of 2012.  «less
Nov 10, 2022
This article, the third in a series on oph... more»This article, the third in a series on ophthalmic emergencies, discusses the symptoms and therapeutic care of ophthalmic disorders that can suddenly impair vision. «less
Nov 09, 2022
Admissibility of the dying declaration as ... more»Admissibility of the dying declaration as a piece of evidence is a powerful course of action taken by the courts to provide justice to the dead, and there is no possibility of cross-examination since this could only occur in rare situations. «less
Nov 04, 2022
Acute pharyngitis/tonsillopharyngitis is o... more»Acute pharyngitis/tonsillopharyngitis is one of the most frequent showing symptoms in patients presenting with OPD. Hence, this article illustrates the causes, diagnosis and management of Acute pharyngitis with the help of standard treatment guidelines 2022 published by IAP. «less
Nov 03, 2022
More than 70 children in the African count... more»More than 70 children in the African country of Gambia have died, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) has linked their deaths to four cough syrups made by Maiden Pharma Company. This article addresses the possible effects and India's response to them. «less
Nov 02, 2022
In this second part of the ophthalmic emer... more»In this second part of the ophthalmic emergencies article, practitioners will get guidance on some more vision-threatening disorders along with their presentation, examination, and management. «less
Oct 28, 2022
Allergic Rhinitis AR, an inflammatory cond... more»Allergic Rhinitis AR, an inflammatory condition produced by an IgE-mediated immunological response to inhaled allergens, is a common childhood disease. This article discusses the inducing factors, diagnosis and treatment of allergic rhinitis. «less
Oct 27, 2022
Even though millions of individuals take v... more»Even though millions of individuals take vitamins and supplements daily to prevent heart disease and cancer, recent analysis reveals that the data to support this practice is mostly missing. This article discusses the latest recommendations and pieces of evidence pertaining to multivitamins. «less
Oct 26, 2022
Enuresis is a common childhood problem. Ch... more»Enuresis is a common childhood problem. Children with this disorder are often described as heavy sleepers who fail to awaken at the urinary urge to void or when their bladders are full. This article includes various reasons for enuresis and ways to treat the condition. «less
Oct 21, 2022
This article provides clear treatment algo... more»This article provides clear treatment algorithms accessible for a prevalent diagnosis like sinusitis along with new recommendations, concerns about antibiotic resistance, and the prudent use of antibiotics. «less
Oct 19, 2022
This article elucidates the EMPRISE study'... more»This article elucidates the EMPRISE study's findings and highlights the significant effect that SGLT2 inhibitors may have when compared to other glucose-lowering treatments. «less
Oct 18, 2022
Epistaxis is often a straightforward and e... more»Epistaxis is often a straightforward and easily-treatable illness. Given the possible repercussions of a major bleed, however, general practitioners should be familiar with the causes, potential hazards, and emergency care. «less
Oct 11, 2022
Chronic kidney disease or CKD is a conditi... more»Chronic kidney disease or CKD is a condition where there is a gradual loss of kidney function over time. The latest management recommendations by the National Kidney Disease Education Program and Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative are penned down in this article. «less
Oct 06, 2022
As the symptoms of swine flu are similar t... more»As the symptoms of swine flu are similar to those of the common cold, many individuals do not take it seriously until it reaches a critical stage, hence this article provides a proper understanding of swine flu and also furnished treatment management for physicians to manage this viral infection.  «less
Sep 27, 2022
Recent reports of hand, foot, and mouth di... more»Recent reports of hand, foot, and mouth disease in various cities have brought into focus another viral illness in India. Hence this article highlights the clinical management of HFMD and Herpangina caused by coxsackievirus. «less
Sep 20, 2022
Even though back pain is highly prevalent,... more»Even though back pain is highly prevalent, it's important to be on the lookout for warning signs and symptoms that point to a more significant underlying pathology or a problem that goes beyond a basic mechanical problem. «less
Sep 16, 2022
Although the monsoon is pleasant, it also ... more»Although the monsoon is pleasant, it also brings a host of health issues. Conjunctivitis is one of them. This article explains the difference between bacterial and viral conjunctivitis, its clinical manifestation and its treatment. «less
Sep 14, 2022
It is clear that the frequency of jaundice... more»It is clear that the frequency of jaundice has increased steadily and alarmingly despite the appalling record-keeping practices in the majority of the states of the union. In this article, the author talks about the occurrence of jaundice due to Hepatitis A and E, its transmission and management. «less
Sep 07, 2022
In addition to delivering delightful rains... more»In addition to delivering delightful rains and milder temperatures, the monsoon season also brings prevalent water-borne-air-borne illnesses and bacterial and viral infections. This article elaborates on the clinical symptoms, management and prevention of the monsoon flu. «less
Sep 01, 2022
In this article, the author talks about a ... more»In this article, the author talks about a new flu virus namely Tomato flu, that has infiltrated southern India. The clinical manifestations, treatment and preventive measures against tomato flu are also discussed in this article. «less
Aug 30, 2022
What does the practice recommendation, as ... more»What does the practice recommendation, as well as existing studies, suggest for the proper use of NSAIDs in primary care? Following are real-life clinical vignettes that would help clinicians to prescribe NSAIDs rationally. «less
Aug 21, 2022
As per the New Advisory, vitamin B12 insuf... more»As per the New Advisory, vitamin B12 insufficiency is now considered a typical adverse effect in metformin-treated individuals. This article discusses the co-relation between metformin and vitamin B12 deficiency and guides physicians with some valuable advice on how to manage such patients. «less
Aug 19, 2022
The differential diagnosis, recent treatme... more»The differential diagnosis, recent treatment guidelines by the Indian Academy of Paediatrics IAP and prevention of typhoid fever are elucidated in this article.  «less
Aug 16, 2022
This article articulates the use of antaci... more»This article articulates the use of antacids, which induce irregular heartbeats and plaque development in the arteries, also raise the risk of cardiovascular disease in GERD patients. «less
Aug 12, 2022
An overwhelming majority of NAFLD patients... more»An overwhelming majority of NAFLD patients are treated in general care and endocrinology settings. This article presents the AACE and AASLD recommendations for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of fatty liver diseases. «less
Aug 10, 2022
Chikungunya fever is a viral disease that ... more»Chikungunya fever is a viral disease that is spread to humans by the bites of infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. This article discusses the transmission, clinical manifestations and treatment guiding principles by National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP). «less
Aug 09, 2022
Concerns over Paracetamol's long-term safe... more»Concerns over Paracetamol's long-term safety, particularly its impact on blood pressure, have been gradually growing in response to its widespread use. This article enlightens the impact of the use of Paracetamol on patients with hypertension.  «less
Aug 05, 2022
A few days ago, the first instance of the ... more»A few days ago, the first instance of the virus was discovered in India, causing residents and the government to be concerned. This article provides awareness about monkeypox, also its management, diagnosis and preventive measures to be taken during this disease. «less
Aug 03, 2022
Throughout history, severe cholera epidemi... more»Throughout history, severe cholera epidemics have periodically devastated people on every continent. The etiopathogenesis, treatment and prevention guidelines by WHO for cholera are elucidated in this article.  «less
Aug 02, 2022
Hepatitis is a significant global killer, ... more»Hepatitis is a significant global killer, equivalent to HIV, TB, and malaria. Hence, it is of extreme importance to understand its clinical course, diagnosis and management for the disease to be eradicated completely. «less
Jul 28, 2022
Here are answers to 4 FAQs on use, dosage,... more»Here are answers to 4 FAQs on use, dosage, effectiveness, and appropriate statin selection in the elderly. «less
Mar 30, 2021
The use of statins in chronic liver diseas... more»The use of statins in chronic liver disease patients has always been a matter of concern for doctors, mainly relating to drug-induced liver injury. Newer studies are, however, proving that there may be possible benefits in using the drug, provided one exercises caution while prescribing. «less
Mar 24, 2021
How helpful are statins at lowering CVD mo... more»How helpful are statins at lowering CVD mortality in patients with renal disease and are they safe in renal failure? This article provides answers. «less
Mar 17, 2021
According to a new global study, surgery s... more»According to a new global study, surgery should be delayed for seven weeks after a patient tests positive for COVID-19 – as operations taking place up to six weeks after diagnosis are associated with increased risk of death. «less
Mar 16, 2021
In a meta-analysis of 14 randomised clinic... more»In a meta-analysis of 14 randomised clinical trials with a total of 94,943 participants, during a 4-year follow-up, 4,599 developed incident diabetes. It is expected that approximately 10-11 percent of patients using statins will develop T2DM. So, how are statins causing diabetes? «less
Mar 10, 2021
The first article in our new 'Statin Serie... more»The first article in our new 'Statin Series' will address the use of the therapy among patients with heart failure, the efficacy and safety assessment via three major studies- Corona, GISSI-HF and TOPCAT, and selection of the type of statin that will offer the best clinical outcome. «less
Mar 03, 2021
Here is an interesting challenge for you. ... more»Here is an interesting challenge for you. Given below are the details for a patient with a history of CAD and cardiomyopathy who is also referred for T2DM management. Which therapy will you choose to lower the possibility of HF exacerbation? «less
Jan 28, 2021
The American Society of Hematology (ASH) i... more»The American Society of Hematology (ASH) in 2020 has given recommendations for the management of DVT/PE as per the time frame of diagnosis. Dr. Monish Raut covers initial management of venous thromboembolism in the first part of this series. «less
Dec 14, 2020
Dr. Monish Raut provides an elucidation on... more»Dr. Monish Raut provides an elucidation on the SAMSON trial which showed remarkable results proving statin side effects do in fact exist but in most cases are not caused by the drug molecule but by patients expecting to feel worse, which existed even if they were on placebo. «less
Nov 24, 2020
Dr. Monish Raut puts forth data from a cas... more»Dr. Monish Raut puts forth data from a case with ASCVD risk estimate of 6.4%, and is further advised CACS to refine risk estimate. What would the next steps in the case be? And, how helpful is CACS as tool in primary prevention of ASCVD? «less
Nov 02, 2020
While the country is already grappling wit... more»While the country is already grappling with one pandemic, the rise of another viral disease is cause for concern. Here, Dr. Monish Raut provides a quick primer on diagnosis and treatment approach for Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever. «less
Oct 01, 2020
The Infectious Disease Society of America ... more»The Infectious Disease Society of America has updated the recommendation for glucocorticoid for the management of COVID-19. Dr. Monish Raut provides a explains the recent update basis the two trials that influenced the change in recommendation. «less
Sep 30, 2020
Dr. Monish Raut elaborates on the role of ... more»Dr. Monish Raut elaborates on the role of HRCT as a valuable tool in confirming COVID-19 diagnosis and studying disease progression and severity among patients who test negative for RT-PCR initially. He also adds a note on the accuracy of the CO-RADS scoring system. «less
Sep 24, 2020
Dr. Monish Raut throws light on a very nov... more»Dr. Monish Raut throws light on a very novel SEMMELWEIS-CRT score which significantly outperforms other conventional risk scores to predict mortality among patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) implantation. «less
Jun 16, 2020
Dr. Monish Raut, takes us through the curr... more»Dr. Monish Raut, takes us through the current clinical status of COVID-19 along with the need for special consideration for cardiac patients. He also provides a quick rundown on the latest guidelines issued by the ACC based on published literature and expert evaluation. «less
Apr 15, 2020
Dr. Monish Raut, provides the latest guide... more»Dr. Monish Raut, provides the latest guidelines issued by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions to helps clinicians to decide which COVID-19 patient should undergo a cath lab procedure. «less
Mar 24, 2020
Dr. Monish Raut, details on how telemedici... more»Dr. Monish Raut, details on how telemedicine can lessen the burden on healthcare systems, hospitals, and prevent the spread of infection among vulnerable populations during crisis situations like the current COVID-19 pandemic. «less
Mar 20, 2020
Dr. Monish Raut answers questions on manag... more»Dr. Monish Raut answers questions on managing pulmonary embolism (PE) in cancer patients and secondary prevention basis the recent European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines «less
Mar 16, 2020
Dr. Monish Raut details on the most recent... more»Dr. Monish Raut details on the most recent update from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) explaining the cardiac complications of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with practice pointers for doctors dealing with cardiac patients. «less
Feb 20, 2020
In light of the recent, massive outbreak o... more»In light of the recent, massive outbreak of Coronavirus (n-CoV) infection, Dr. Monish Raut puts together notes for doctors on what is known about the infection so far. «less
Feb 03, 2020
Dr. Monish Raut covers the salient points ... more»Dr. Monish Raut covers the salient points of the first, evidence-based cardiac surgical ERAS guidelines. The recommendations arranged into pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative strategies emphasise on prehabilitation of patients and benefit of surgical site infection care bundles. «less
Jan 22, 2020
Dr. Monish Raut discusses key excerpts fro... more»Dr. Monish Raut discusses key excerpts from the 2019 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines on the treatment of acute phase of pulmonary embolism (PE). «less
Dec 24, 2019
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