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.
Aug 31, 2020
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.
Aug 03, 2020
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.
Jul 20, 2020
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.
Jun 29, 2020
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.
Jun 08, 2020
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.
May 04, 2020
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.
Nov 21, 2019
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.
Nov 08, 2019
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.
Oct 04, 2019
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.
Sep 18, 2019
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.
Sep 04, 2019
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.
Aug 19, 2019
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.
Jul 25, 2019
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.
Jul 11, 2019
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.
Jun 26, 2019
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.
Jun 12, 2019
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.
May 17, 2019
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.
Apr 25, 2019
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.
Apr 10, 2019
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.
Mar 26, 2019
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.
Mar 12, 2019
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.
Jan 10, 2019