A new study carried out by scientists at the University of Sydney, Australia, has shown that tooth decay (cavities) can be stopped in their tracks, reversed and prevented altogether, without the need for drilling teeth and filling dental caries with amalgam. The study, carried out during a seven-year period, found that the need for fillings can be reduced by up to 50 percent by taking a preventive approach to oral health. This is great news for children in particular, who can suffer Continue Reading…..
Preconception planning is essential for a healthy planned pregnancy and baby. “Should I take prenatal vitamins before I get pregnant”- many couples asked me this question. Adequate health checks must be ensured before getting pregnant. This post will walk you through some basic things to do before getting pregnant. A healthy mother is essential for healthy baby, thus a healthy nation. World Health Organisation puts emphasis on making sure a healthy mother for a healthy baby. Every couple should make Continue Reading…..
Cancer is one of the most common cause of death in the world. Actually, it’s the second leading cause of death. There are many types cancer. Some have 100 percent cure rate, that means with treatment the patient can survive the catastrophe. The prognosis mainly depends on upon the timing of detection of cancer. An early diagnosis is essential for the proper treatment. Lung cancer, mesothelioma, breast cancer, blood cancer are some common cancer. In Medicine, cancer is known as Continue Reading…..
What is Surfactant? The alveoli contain many types of cells. Among them Type 2 Pneumocytes produces surfactant. The main function of surfactant is to reduce surface tension, so that decrease the work of breathing. Surfactant forms a thin monomolecular layer at the air fluid interface. Surfactant layer is not static. It is continuously secreting and reabsorbing. Deficiency of surfactant causes Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) in Newborn. It is also called hyaline membrane disease. How Surfactant Forms and Reabsorbed? Type 2 Pneumocytes Continue Reading…..
Finding a blood bank is sometimes an emergency. As I am a Doctor I have seen many child was saved because of transfusing blood at the right moment. Delay in blood transfusion can cause death. Some situations require urgent blood transfusion. Every major hospitals has its own blood transfusion department. They store blood and fulfill the demand when necessary. But sometimes they don’t have the right group of blood in their store. That’s when a blood bank comes in action. Continue Reading…..
What is Pediatric Palliative care ? “Palliative care for children is the active total care of the child’s body, mind and spirit, and also involves giving support to the family” quoted from WHO website. The goal of pediatric palliative care is to improve the quality of life for both the child and the family. It is provided by a team of Doctors, nurses and other staffs in collaboration with other Doctors who is treating the child. Pediatric Palliative care involves any Continue Reading…..
This is a case summary of renal rickets with renal tubular acidosis most probably distal RTA. Shehrin, 6 years old female child, immunized as per EPI schedule, 1st issue of her non consanguineous parents of low socioeconomic condition, hailing from Demra, Dhaka with the complaints of not growing well according to her age since 2 years of her age, Frequent micturation and excessive water intake for 2 and half years, bowing of leg and history of frequent fall during walking Continue Reading…..