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Guest Column: India and clinical trials: in the dock?

Guest Column: India and clinical trials: in the dock?

India’s Supreme Court has expressed concern at the conduct of clinical trials  asking the government to provide information on the number of trials being conducted, adverse event reports, deaths, compensation to subjects and so on.  Call me an optimist but this could be one of the best things to have happened to the sector in recent years....
Guest Column: Good Medical Practice Part 3: Traditional Medical Practice

Guest Column: Good Medical Practice Part 3: Traditional Medical Practice

Managing Medical Practice has never been the subject of learning in medical education system. This has lead to lack of awareness among the medical practitioners regarding the philosophy and methodology of running a medical practice with formal skills and planning.  Typically, practicing medicine involves giving a diagnosis and prescribing a treatment for medical condition1 but...

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...
Guest Column: India and drug pricing : the illusion of closure

Guest Column: India and drug pricing : the illusion of closure

A group of ministers (GoM) has put its weight behind a market-based pricing mechanism for 348 essential drugs, a departure from the current practice of pricing a dated list of 74 drugs based on their manufacturing costs. The GoM decision might suggest that closure to a long-pending issue isn’t far away. But to my mind,...
Guest Column: Good Medical Practice Part 2: Changing Behavior of the Indian Patient

Guest Column: Good Medical Practice Part 2: Changing Behavior of the Indian Patient

                                 Today’s patient is an inquisitive patient.   Patient has become a healthcare consumer with demands similar to any other service industry consumer.  Knowledge and understanding of the needs of patients and their families now is more crucial than ever...
Image Quiz 1

Image Quiz 1

  A 25-year male football player presented with pain over the medial aspect of left knee joint. No obvious swelling was appreciated on clinical examination. There was a history of trauma 6 months back. [polldaddy poll=6539782] Answer:  This young male football player presented with pain over the medial aspect of knee joint. He had a...

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...