Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Another year goes by

Another year goes by,only 1 day until a new year begins and now is the right time to reflect on the passing year.

There have been many high and few low points[which am not going to cribble abt and write here] and would like to share some of them with you guys....

Highs
1) icmr project-this year got my recognition certificate for the completion of the ICMR project in Pathology,it was really a very nice eye opening learning experience working with our hospital's best pathologists and the patients together.

2) learning medicine-only after coming into the final i really realized and learned the art of med,its highs and lows,minute and the ability to diagnose diseases from the patients[they are the ones who really teach u!]..as Voltaire had once said "the art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease"...hope some day very soon i get this wisdom:)

3) blogging-this was my first yr into blogging and i enjoyed it and am happy to have made so many good friends.

some of my so called "Resolutions" for the coming year-
1)start preparing for pg entrance exams as soon as i get into internship[this is a must!]
2)continue with my jogging once again
3)learn from my internship as much as possible
hope i do them sincerely

wish u guys a very happy and prosperous New Year ahead:)


p.s-my final year exams are from 5th to 13th jan-7 papers in 9 days..until then this blog will be inactive:)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

during the night

"The time has now come. I will recommend to the party that it should consider Omar Abdullah for the Chief Minister's post. I thought over the issue during the night," he[Farook Abdulla] said with Omar by his side.

Now the state should have a younger Chief Minister because there are a lot of things to do, the 72-year-old leader said.

National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah today said this to his party after J-K elections.

nice little joke!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

LAWYERS Vs INSURANCE


This is the best lawyer story of the year, decade, and probably the
century.

A Charlotte, NC, lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars,
then insured them against fire among other things. Within a month having
smoked his entire stockpile of these great cigars and without yet having
made even his first premium payment on the policy, the lawyer filed a
claim against the insurance company. In his claim, the lawyer stated the
cigars were lost "in a series of small fires."

The insurance company refused to pay, citing the obvious reason: that the
man had consumed the cigars in the normal fashion. The lawyer sued .. and
won!

In delivering the ruling, the judge agreed with the insurance company that
the claim was frivolous. The Judge stated, nevertheless, that the lawyer
held a policy from the company in which it had warranted that the cigars
were insurable and also guaranteed that it would insure them against fire,
without defining what is considered to be unacceptable fire, and was
obligated to pay the claim. Rather than endure lengthy and costly appeal
process, the insurance company accepted the ruling and paid $15,000 to the
lawyer for his loss of the rare cigars lost in the "fires."

NOW FOR THE BEST PART...

After the lawyer cashed the check, the insurance company had him arrested
on 24 counts of ARSON!!!!

With his own insurance claim and testimony from the previous case being
used against him, the lawyer was convicted of intentionally burning his
insured property and was sentenced to 24 months in jail and a $24,000
fine.

This is a true story and was the 1st place winner in the recent Criminal
Lawyers Awa
rd Contest.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Leg on the floor


ur Leg[ligaments] on the Floor[Fluorosis]!.....In skeletal fluorosis there's calcification of ligaments in the body [which is also seen in the Xray]...

p.s-thats a foot in the photo[not a leg]

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Mugging?!


its time to study the doses,indications and side effects of all the important commonly used drugs[part of the med syllabus].There are about 50-75 such drugs.
hope i apply my mugging skills and creativity to its best use :)

p.s-Merry Christmas and have a nice weekend-)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Quotes

No one has ever drowned in SWEAT
-Lou Holtz

Monday, December 22, 2008

Vitamin V


Vitamin V is one of the few drugs approved[by FDA] for the treatment of Pulmonary hypertension[increased BP in lungs]
apart from this its also used in altitude sickness and sometimes in sports to increase stamina...

how many of u guys are taking it???

p.s-
Vitamin V is also called as Viagra/blue pill/Sildenafil..[u can guess its obvious use now]
source-myself

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Pulse polio


Today[21st december] is the 1st phase of the two-phase pulse polio campaign[2nd phase is on feb1st] to be held all over India during which Oral polio drops will be administered to about two lakh children in the 0-5 age group.

About the Programme-

In pursuance of the World Health Assembly 1988, to eradicate polio by year 2000 AD. The Pulse Polio Immunization, in addition to routine polio immunization, was first started in the year 1995. Every child below 3 years of age was given two doses of oral polio drops with one month apart[September to feb-time of low transmission of this virus]. In order to accelerate pace of polio eradication, the target age was increased to cover children below 5 years of age from 1996.

The modified IPPI (Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization) strategy included vaccination of children through fixed booth approach on first day, followed by extensive house-to-house search of missed children for vaccination. During these years new strategies were introduced to cover endemic states and the results were good. At present mostly the transmission is going in Uttar Pradesh & Bihar.

our college participation-
Since our college is a Teritary Centre many nearby community centers are attached to it and as a part of our community medicine we were a part of 2005-2006 campaign...it was quite a good experience.The programme is conducted in 4 days,first day being the booth approach where 3-4 students were assigned to a booth[my place was in some temple!!] from morning to evening and on the other 3 days there will be extensive house to house search[each day 200-250 houses] for the children which are later recorded in a file and sent to the respective community centreheads...in the end we were paid some money and a certificate[10marks in psm are assighned to it]!!...

lets make this years campaign successfull by giving our full cooperation and participation:)


video

Friday, December 19, 2008

digging medicine


4 days down....5 more to go[and am loving it:)]

p.s-thats Davidsons textbook of medicine

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tophus


A tophus (Latin: "stone", plural tophi) is a deposit of crystallised monosodium urate in people with longstanding hyperuricemia. Its commonest site being the ear lobule[helix].....Imagine a Trophy in a Ear[instead of an ear ring]..:P

p.s-commonest site of the inflammatery reaction in gout is first Metatarsal joint[dont get confused]
my animation skills are really bad!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Anniversery-1st


16th December 2007 was the day when i first started blogging...blogging then was just a trend and never knew then that over course of time i would be so addicting to it and would make so many good friends...
over the months have realized that blogging is not just about writing posts and expressing yourself but its abt finding the right frequency with other bloggers and sharing your mind space with them.
After 273 posts in 12 months i still find myself a rookie here and today would like to thank following bloggers for the support and patience for bearing with me till now....:)

drwiz[my daily dose of humor]
princessmia[like her frankness and writing style]
meemz[good blogger!]
prep4md[fellow med blogger.source of my informnation]
ghost[geniuness]
sailor[filled with humour and my senior in college]
plainjane[super humourous]
dreamer[always up to the point]
meghna[upcoming promising writer]
rahul[my newspaper]
Arun kumar[humorous and honest]
suma[good writing style with some desipan]
Prats[goodwriter]
single[ne-ism]
grey[every blog of his filled with humour]
akshay[masti blog]
satish[straight forward]
ceedy[humour+ facts]
prateek[humour]
maripose[honest and sincere]
aparna[masti girl]
anirudh[innocent blogger]
phoenix[fellow med blogger]
gazal[good writer ]
veens[veen-ism]
shruthi[honesty]
pavi[wellwisher]
emaan[my friend]
akshaya[good poet]
sahefa[masti girl]
debasish[very humerous]
big pearls[advicer]
rajeev[fellow med blogger]
saim[my tv reporter]
ps[philosopher]
gbong[humour]
maninpainting[my joke source]
solitaire[psychologist and advicer]
priya[good friend]
avanija[silent reader]
gagan[fellow buddy]
sona[humorous]
archana[blogger friend]
and goli[goli-ism]

and many other readers who read my blog sincerely:)

which is that one thing u like abt this blog??...and suggestions and advice are welcome;)

p.s-
if i havent any ones name then its purely unintentional
read this- top 10 self surgeries

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Delivery vs Engagement

Mechanism of delivery of a baby can always be compared to a girls Engagement[in India!]...

When a girl gets engaged[Engagement-1] and enters her in-laws house for the first time she greets them first[Flexion-2] and then turns and haves a quick glance[Internal rotation-3] at her future husband..impressed by all this she is then crowned[Crowning-4] by the pujari who is in turn a doc-DR[Delivery of head and Restitution-5,6] and at last she gets married in a exterior hall[External rotation-7] and conceives later and delivers[Delivery of shoulder-8]

p.s-this story was made by myself and my friend during obg pracs viva....

video

Saturday, December 13, 2008

medical ghost writing

came across this article where they highlight abt medical ghost writing and the frauds pharmaceutical companies commit to promote their drugs....

nyt

happy

2 things which really make me happy and elevate my mood in the morning are meditation and reading newspaper...they just set the pace for the rest of the day...:)

Friday, December 12, 2008

If you are on an airplane

If you are on an airplane sitting next to someone who irritates

you follow these instructions:


1.
Quietly and calmly open up your laptop case.
2.
Remove your laptop.
3.
Start up
4.
Make sure the guy who is annoying you, can see the screen.
5.
Close your eyes tilt your head up to the sky and move your lips as if praying
6.
Then run this screen.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Quote-Happiness


"Many people think that if they were only in some other place,or had some other job,they would be happy.Well that is doubtful.So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don't put off being happy until some future date."
-Dale Carnnegie

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Memory

Memory is one thing which everyone cares about and would do just anything to have it..i have seen many people complaining abt it that they just dont remember anything and everything...but how many of those really work for it[like any sports or art] sincerely??...only a hand full!!...
When i was in 2nd year mbbs my main problem was to remember things as it is from the text[to score marks!!] and many times used to get frustrated for not able to do so...
One day by chance i got hold of this wonder book written by H.Lorayne.In this book he explains many good practical techniques[like link system,peg,mnemonics and many more] with demonstrations...i have tried using these techniques and have found them to be quite useful!!...

check these out[Visualization technique has been applied here]

1)Indications of induction of labour-


2) 10 features of severe Pre-eclampsia


3) imagine a leg in an AC...just imagine and keep this picture in your mind...Legionnaire organism[causes pneumonia] common source of infection is contaminated AC...

p.s-if am using these techniques it doesnt mean i have a good memory..it just makes studying more interesting and interactive
sorry for the poor quality of the snaps:)

Mouse turns 40

The humble computer mouse celebrates its 40th anniversary today.

On 9 December 1968 hi-tech visionary Douglas Engelbart first used one to demonstrate novel ways of working with computers.

The first mouse that Dr Engelbart used in the demo at the Fall Joint Computer Conference (FJCC) was made of wood and had one button.

Much of the technology shown off in the demo inspired the creation of the hardware and software now widely used.

A day of celebration is planned in California to mark the 40th anniversary; with many of the researchers behind the original demo reunited to mark the event.

Paying the price

Office workers using computers constantly are at risk from repetitive strain injury (RSI), more recently known as non-specific arm pain (NSAP)
This is a collection of symptoms covering work-related upper limb problems, which can affect the hands, wrists, necks, arms and upper back

TIPS TO AVOID RSI
Try to avoid prolonged or repetitive tasks
Use both hands
Take short breaks rather than one long one
Keep warm - cold muscles don't extend properly
Report pain or other symptoms straight away
Use a headset when talking and typing
Rotate work tasks to vary routine
Follow guidance from your individual assessment
Customize your mouse settings to use it occasionally with your other hand

source-BBC and wikipedia

Monday, December 8, 2008

"the" book


this is one book which every exam going student shd have with out which passing the exam is impossible....its the "Bible" for the students for exams......

QUOTE

"A goal without a plan is just a wish"

Saturday, December 6, 2008

idli,wada[- sambhar]


if ur a pakka southie then by now either u are fed up eating it or it still[atleast for me] remains one of your favourite break fast dishes..go anywhere u will find it,let it be a marriage,some pooja, at some one's home or any roadside fast food joint.
Veena stores[in Malleshwaram] is one of those fast food joints which is my fav when it comes to idli..u get really tasty crunchy vada with equally good chutney[but no sambhar]...i had it yesterday and in fact had a hard time getting the coupons....and i enjoyed it later;)

p.s- some say[psm text books] chutney is a good growth medium for s.thyphi[causative organism of Typhoid]

lately my bloglist is not showing the entered blogs as updated....not sure wht the problem is and am missing many of the blogs latest entries...:(

Thursday, December 4, 2008

even a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step


study holidays for the exams have just started this week and am all geared up for that....
now have exactly 32 more days for the preparation and am hoping to utilize it as efficiently as possible[this time have to prepare for both pracs and theory unlike in previous yrs]...have started with surgery and still have 3k pages to go[including other subjects]....
wish me good luck guys:)...really need it this time!!...

p.s-
have decided to cut down on my browsing and will not be visiting other blogs quite frequently as before but will try to visit them when ever possible....:)

check these out...
mind mapping
jabbawockeez
F and F 4
where is the matt??...awesome viral video

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Quotable quote


"no bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings"
-William Blake

Monday, December 1, 2008

WAD

The 1st of December, World AIDS Day[WAD], is the day when individuals and organisations from around the world come together to bring attention to the global AIDS epidemic. 2008 marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day.
this years theme is-"Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise - Lead - Empower - Deliver"

Support World AIDS Day

p.s-worlds first case-1981
Indias First case-1986
K'natakas first case-1988

The Taj,still beautiful?


A soldier stands guard outside the Taj.

source-rediff.com


“It’s ironic that we did have such a warning, and we did have some measures,”
-Ratan N Tata, Chairman Tata Sons and Chairman, Indian Hotels Co Ltd that owns the Taj group of hotels