General lack of awareness about the importance of oral health and its severe consequences on the overall health of in an individual is the major reason why despite knowing the need, oral health is not considered priority. People often assume that bad breath, tooth decay and cavities are the only impacts of neglecting oral health. However prolonged ignorance of dental hygiene can lead to much severe consequences like increased risk of heart diseases and stroke, diabetes, oral cancer etc. Continue reading “Common Oral Health Threats”
Plasmapheresis: an important treatment modality option in the practice of Critical Care Medicine
A 34 year old man was admitted to Aster Hospital, Mankhool with chief complaints of severe abdominal pain, vomiting multiple episodes and general weakness since 2 days. Patient did not have any known comorbids. No personal habits contributory. Continue reading “Hypertriglyceride Induced Pancreatitis (HTGP)”
A 72 year old man visited Aster Hospital, Mankhool in the month of November 2017 complaining of severe pain in both knee for the past 1 year. He was under treatment for chronic renal disease, DM, HTN, cardiac stent and was on medication for pain since the last 2 years. Continue reading “Bilateral Total Knee Replacement”
A 49 year old male patient was brought to Aster Hospital on 26th November 2017 upon feeling uneasy and passing loose stools.
Comorbids were – Hypertensive on Tab Bisoprolol 2.5 mg OD, Dyslipidemia on Tab Atorva 20 mg HS. Continue reading “Septic Shock Fluid Therapy – Bedside Metrics”
With life becoming increasingly sedentary and our food more refined, the incidence of GERD is rising.
What it is
“GERD is a chronic digestive disorder in which acidic contents of the stomach flows back up into the esophagus. The esophagus carries food from the mouth to the stomach. When the muscle towards the end of the esophagus does not close properly, it allows for the stomach contents to rise back into the esophagus hence causing discomfort.”
What constitutes a full term pregnancy?
A full-term pregnancy lasts 40 weeks. A pregnancy is considered full-term if the baby is born anytime between 37weeks-40weeks.
Why is it important to reach full term?