Monthly Archives: July 2011

Walking down the memory lane, can you remember?

Memory is an interesting subject. Since I started my MBBS course, I have experimented with a lot of things, share trading, web designing, reading online magazines etc. Trying to understand memory was one of my greatest passions. Though I understood …

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Vertebral artery segments and branches

Vertebral artery arises from the first part of Subclavian artery. Vertebral artery is the first and the largest part of Subclavian artery. Divisions of vertebral artery V1 segment – From origin to transverse process of C6 vertebra V2 segment– Runs …

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Common entrance for MBBS and PG,confusion prevails as the debate continues.

After a gap of several months, the news about medical common entrance exam has surfaced again.The decision has yet again come out a lot late than the expected date of announcement(June). And the government has to sort out several for …

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Arterial pulse abnormalities

Pulsus Paradoxus Pulse volume decreases during inspiration and becomes normal in expiration. First described in costrictive pericarditis, but it is usually rare in this condition. Typical of Pericardial tamponade. Severe airway obstruction. SVC obstruction. Pulsus Alternans Alternating small and large …

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Framingham Criteria for diagnosis of heart failure

Major Criteria Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnoea Jugular Venous distension Rales Cardiomegaly Acute pulmonary edema S3 Gallop Positive hepatojugular reflex Rise in venous pressure>16cm H2O Minor criteria Lower limb edema Cough at night Dyspnoea on exertion Pleural effusion Decrease in Vital capacity …

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Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome

Systemic Inflammatory response syndrome abbreviated as SIRS, can be caused either by infection or can be due to non infectious causes. SIRS is nonspecific and can be caused by ischemia, inflammation, trauma, infection, or a combination of several insults. SIRS …

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Anti tumour Monoclonal antibodies

Monoclonal antibodies against tumour cells mainly act via antibody dependent cellular cytotoxicity. They also act via complement mediated lysis and by induction of apoptosis. Drugs Rituximab – CD20 – Non Hodgkins Lymphoma Ibritumomab -CD20 -NHL Tositumomab- CD20- NHL Ofatumumab -CD20 …

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