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The young physician starts life with 20 drugs for each disease, and the old physician ends life with one drug for 20 diseases. –Sir William Osler

Quote of the week

“Don’t let yourself be. Find something new to try, something to change. Count how often it succeeds and how often it doesn’t.  Write about it. Ask a patient or a colleague what they think about it. See if you can keep the conversation going.” –Atul Gawande

Image Quiz 2: What is your diagnosis?

A 25 year old female presented in second trimester of pregnancy with swelling and pain in oral cavity. The swelling had been present for couple of months but pain and swelling increased in last month. [polldaddy poll=6582044]     This quiz is submitted by Dr. Pavan Bajaj Specialty: MDS Periodontology Areas of interest: Periodontal regeneration...

Periodontology in Medicine- Part 2 of 3

PERIODONTAL DISEASE AND DIABETES MELLITUS   Diabetes mellitus comprises a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of metabolic disorders manifested by abnormally high levels of glucose in the blood (1). This abnormally high level of glucose in the blood is brought about by insulin deficiency caused by pancreatic b-cell dysfunction, insulin resistance in the liver or...

Lean Thinking: Waste Management in Healthcare

Although Lean thinking has been in existence for over half a century, it has come in use in healthcare only for a decade or so. Lean thinking emphasizes streamlining processes to provide what the internal or external customer wants with minimal wasted time, effort or cost.  Lean thinking focuses on reducing waste generation in a...

Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy: Exploring new frontiers

Regenerative medicine is a newly evolving branch of modern medicine that deals with cell based therapies which use healthy cells cultured in the laboratory to replace damaged cells in adult organisms to treat disease. This could therefore potentially hold the key for addressing  ailments which currently have no proven treatments or cures, such as,  neurological...

Periodontology and Medicine- Part 3

PERIODONTAL DISEASE AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES   Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), including acute myocardial infarction and angina pectoris are major health problems in developing countries, and are considered amongst most common medical problems in the general population. CVDs are estimated to have led to 1.59 million deaths in India in year 2000 and this figure is projected...