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Dr. Yeshwant K Amdekar
Dr. Amdekar discusses 8 cases of patients ... more»Dr. Amdekar discusses 8 cases of patients presenting with breathlessness as a major symptom and subsequent diagnosis made with key observations made during history taking. «less
Nov 23, 2020
Dr. YK Amdekar delivers practice pearls on... more»Dr. YK Amdekar delivers practice pearls on ways to approach breathlessness in a patient, stressing majorly on thorough history taking and analysis of causation through minute clues the history may offer. «less
Nov 09, 2020
Dr. YK Amdekar breaks down eight varied ca... more»Dr. YK Amdekar breaks down eight varied cases of leg aches among children and steps taken towards arriving at the right diagnosis for each case, underscoring the importance of smart history taking and physical examination. «less
Oct 27, 2020
A majority of leg pains result from muscle... more»A majority of leg pains result from muscle wear and tear, injuries, and trauma. Some however, could signal major underlying diseases requiring immediate attention. Here, Dr. YK Amdekar provides a quick clinical approach guide to deduce cause of leg aches in children and appropriate management. «less
Oct 12, 2020
Dr. YK Amdekar writes at length about medi... more»Dr. YK Amdekar writes at length about medicine, clinical decision making and a state of uncertainty looming during the COVID-19 pandemic. «less
Sep 08, 2020
Dr. YK Amdekar lays out eight different sc... more»Dr. YK Amdekar lays out eight different scenarios under which oedema can present as a major symptom in children, and details the diagnostic and management approach for each of the underlying primary diseases. «less
Aug 31, 2020
Dr. YK Amdekar discusses the different cli... more»Dr. YK Amdekar discusses the different clinical presentations of oedema, the possible underlying causes, and approach to help deduce and reverse/manage the primary organ disease. «less
Aug 17, 2020
Dr. Amdekar here discusses 8 varied cases ... more»Dr. Amdekar here discusses 8 varied cases of seizure and pseudo-seizure presentations in children, providing stepwise approach for the evaluation and management of each diagnosis. «less
Aug 03, 2020
Dr. YK Amdekar explains basic concepts of ... more»Dr. YK Amdekar explains basic concepts of seizures and how to effectively make a clinical diagnosis of seizures in children which in most cases is possible through meticulous history-taking of the event and understanding of the preceding medical causes. «less
Jul 20, 2020
Abdominal distension is a worrisome presen... more»Abdominal distension is a worrisome presentation in both the clinic and emergency room setting, therefore physicians always need to be vigilant in their approach to the patient. Here, Dr. Amdekar discusses 8 case studies explaining how abdominal distension can be present in children. «less
Jun 29, 2020
Dr. Amdekar discusses the approach for 8 d... more»Dr. Amdekar discusses the approach for 8 different cases of jaundice which prove that physical examination, thorough history taking, and ordering the right tests can be powerful tools in arriving at the right clinical diagnosis, precluding the need for unwarranted investigations. «less
Jun 08, 2020
Dr. Amdekar elaborates on the basic concep... more»Dr. Amdekar elaborates on the basic concepts of jaundice, its clinical correlates and diagnosis of different types based on physical and laboratory evaluation. «less
May 25, 2020
Clinical application of basic concepts of ... more»Clinical application of basic concepts of pallor is not equivalent of anaemia, though in routine practice, pallor is mostly due to anaemia. Dr. YK Amdekar in this part discusses various patient presentations and appropriate diagnosis and treatment. «less
May 04, 2020
Dr. YK Amdekar writes on pallor and its si... more»Dr. YK Amdekar writes on pallor and its significance as a common physical finding that can aid in the diagnosis of anaemia. «less
Apr 13, 2020
Dr. YK Amdekar explains the stepwise dutie... more»Dr. YK Amdekar explains the stepwise duties of a doctor facing possible violence from patients or their families/relatives; also recounting a personal experience of how he handled a similar situation. «less
Nov 21, 2019
Dr. YK Amdekar provides doctor-patient com... more»Dr. YK Amdekar provides doctor-patient communication pointers on tactfully sharing information about possible treatment risks and side effects to patients and families/relatives, while keeping their hope and confidence alive of a positive outcome. «less
Nov 08, 2019
Dr. YK Amdekar writes that it is possible ... more»Dr. YK Amdekar writes that it is possible to be rational in medical practice if you set a goal to achieve it. It does not take time and with repeated practice, it becomes a habit. It offers satisfaction to a patient, happiness to a doctor and promotes good health in both. «less
Oct 04, 2019
Incurable disease is still treatable thoug... more»Incurable disease is still treatable though may not be with specific curative drugs. In such instances, there may be other approaches a doctor can take as part of disease management. Moreover, knowing that the doctor is around may help make the patient feel better. «less
Sep 18, 2019
Dr. YK Amdekar details on the necessary st... more»Dr. YK Amdekar details on the necessary steps a doctor should take when a patient does not recover as anticipated and how to communicate such news with patients and their relatives. «less
Sep 04, 2019
Dr. YK Amdekar writes that communication a... more»Dr. YK Amdekar writes that communication and counselling are key factors in treating a patient. Relevant information about the tests being ordered and need of carrying out these tests must be conveyed to patients and so also possibility of positive and negative test results. «less
Aug 19, 2019
Dr. Amdekar writes about the current situa... more»Dr. Amdekar writes about the current situation of doctors in India and how they are not only bound by morality but also by law and good doctor-patient relationship along with the patient caregiver's faith is the key to be legally safe. «less
Jul 25, 2019
With medicine changing and growing so rapi... more»With medicine changing and growing so rapidly, it can be hard to keep yourself updated on the developments at an equally fast pace. Dr. YK Amdekar explains that while it is still crucial for a doctor to stay informed in practice, the process itself can be simplified. «less
Jul 11, 2019
Dr. YK Amdekar, in the second part of the ... more»Dr. YK Amdekar, in the second part of the series on abdominal pain, stresses with the help of case studies, on the importance of understanding symptom onset in patients presenting with abdominal pain, which could be vital clues to aid in diagnosis. «less
Jun 26, 2019
Dr. YK Amdekar, in his new CME and Quiz se... more»Dr. YK Amdekar, in his new CME and Quiz series, explains the diagnosis and evaluation, identification of red flags, and the steps to be taken when a patient complains of abdominal pain, but the physical examination is normal. «less
Jun 12, 2019
Dr. Amdekar in his new CME series & quiz t... more»Dr. Amdekar in his new CME series & quiz this week, notes that the cause of vomiting may lie in various different organs and not just in the GI system, even though vomit finally comes out of the GI tract. Diagnosis of any underlying condition must be made through thorough history taking. «less
May 17, 2019
Dr. YK Amdekar, with the help of case stud... more»Dr. YK Amdekar, with the help of case studies, explains why constipation should never be brushed off as a minor issue. The common problem could have varied diagnoses, sometimes requiring a more proactive approach rather than just diet and lifestyle interventions to tackle it. «less
Apr 25, 2019
In yet another series of write-ups, Dr. YK... more»In yet another series of write-ups, Dr. YK Amdekar touches upon a very commonly encountered problem in paediatric practice- constipation. While revisiting the basics of evaluation and treatment he also points out the red flags that demand further investigations. «less
Apr 10, 2019
Dr. YK Amdekar, with the help of case stud... more»Dr. YK Amdekar, with the help of case studies, explains how it is better to make the correct diagnosis and begin targeted therapy for diarrhoea rather than focus on running unncessary tests and symptomatic treatment. «less
Mar 26, 2019
Dr. YK Amdekar suggests using a multifacto... more»Dr. YK Amdekar suggests using a multifactorial approach while treating diarrhoea, stressing on the need for taking an elaborate patient history to correctly establish the cause and begin treatment. «less
Mar 12, 2019
In the bi-monthly CME & Quiz series, Dr. A... more»In the bi-monthly CME & Quiz series, Dr. Amdekar delivers a lesson on cough with the help of various case scenarios. «less
Feb 26, 2019
In the bi-monthly CME & Quiz series, Dr. Y... more»In the bi-monthly CME & Quiz series, Dr. YK Amdekar writes about cough, why drugs often fail to relieve it, and what to do if symptomatic therapy fails. «less
Feb 12, 2019
In this part of  Dr. YK Amdekar's CME seri... more»In this part of  Dr. YK Amdekar's CME series he helps the readers to understand how to diagnose the root cause of fever with the help of case studies. «less
Jan 25, 2019
In the bi-monthly CME & Quiz series, Dr. A... more»In the bi-monthly CME & Quiz series, Dr. Amdekar delivers a lesson on fever, one of the most basic medical symptoms, how it can be beneficial in disease, and when it should be controlled.  «less
Jan 10, 2019
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