GENERAL DISEASES

INFORMATION & IMPORTANCE OF BLOOD DONATION

INFORMATION & IMPORTANCE OF BLOOD DONATION The earliest documentation of blood transfusion is found in the religious text of many civilizations. Karl Landsteener discovered the ABO blood grouping system in 1901, which is one of the most important landmark discoveries in the transfusion medicine. In the 1970s voluntary donors were accepted as blood donors. Blood …

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that involves cartilage destruction. It usually presents with joint pain, joint swelling due to effusion, limitation on the range of movement and joint deformity. It increases with age, worsened by weight gain and overuse of certain joints like in athletes. History of bone fractures across a joint predisposes …

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Typhoid fever

Typhoid fever

Introduction Many times in Medical practice we come across patients who often complain of “Typhoid fever”. These patients have also been on treatment previously at peripheral centres for this diagnosis, commonly by unqualified personnel, or on a basis of non specific laboratory tests and often on clinical suspicion. This kind of practice has led to Overtreatment …

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Hand washing techniques (The beginning of infection control)

Hand washing techniques (The beginning of infection control)

Introduction There are hundreds of thousands of bacteria that live on our hands. We keep on adding and removing them with our hand washing methods. We keep adding some from the things we handle, the greetings we get and many more. Most bacteria are harmless but gain entry to the body after a small weakness …

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Adult ADHD

Adult ADHD

Have you ever had trouble concentrating, found it hard to sit still, interrupted others during a conversation or acted impulsively without thinking things through? Can you recall times when you daydreamed or had difficulty focusing on the task at hand? Most of us can picture acting this way from time to time. But for some …

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