Wednesday, December 31, 2008
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....
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
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
This is the best lawyer story of the year, decade, and probably the
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
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
This is a true story and was the 1st place winner in the recent Criminal
Lawyers Award Contest.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
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
Monday, December 22, 2008
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???
Vitamin V is also called as Viagra/blue pill/Sildenafil..[u can guess its obvious use now]
Sunday, December 21, 2008
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:)
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
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
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]
prep4md[fellow med blogger.source of my informnation]
sailor[filled with humour and my senior in college]
dreamer[always up to the point]
meghna[upcoming promising writer]
Arun kumar[humorous and honest]
suma[good writing style with some desipan]
grey[every blog of his filled with humour]
maripose[honest and sincere]
phoenix[fellow med blogger]
gazal[good writer ]
rajeev[fellow med blogger]
saim[my tv reporter]
maninpainting[my joke source]
solitaire[psychologist and advicer]
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;)
if i havent any ones name then its purely unintentional
read this- top 10 self surgeries
Sunday, December 14, 2008
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....
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
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.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
“You know, when you welcome a child into the world, you witness the birth of your child, and you've been there for that nine month period, you realize that there's no doubt, there's no question that women are the stronger of the sexes. There's no doubt. Any man who had to carry a child for nine months would cave in about month or two. And then delivery, you know labor? Yeah, it's over with. So yeah, I would certainly like to explore that. Sure.”
p.s-snap was taken in our obg pracs class:)
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
"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."
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
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:)
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
source-BBC and wikipedia
Monday, December 8, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
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
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!!...
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...
F and F 4
where is the matt??...awesome viral video
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
this years theme is-"Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise - Lead - Empower - Deliver"
p.s-worlds first case-1981
Indias First case-1986
K'natakas first case-1988
A soldier stands guard outside the Taj.
“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
Sunday, November 30, 2008
To fight aloud, is very brave --
But gallanter, I know
Who charge within the bosom
The Cavalry of Woe --
Who win, and nations do not see --
Who fall -- and none observe --
Whose dying eyes, no Country
Regards with patriot love --
We trust, in plumed procession
For such, the Angels go --
Rank after Rank, with even feet --
And Uniforms of Snow.
this post is dedicated to Bangalore"s late Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan
who was killed in a firefight with terrorists
inside Taj Hotel in mumbai...
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
In one of the most violent terror attacks on Indian soil, Mumbai came under an unprecedented night attack as terrorists used heavy
A reporter talks on her phone as smoke is seen coming from Taj Hotel in Mumbai November 27, 2008.
my heart felt condolences for the people dead and injured!!!!.....
update today-8.00am-Fresh firing erupted early on Thursday in Taj hotel as commandos moved in to flush out terrorists holding some foreigners hostage.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
this is one of my favourite stories by Robin Sharma.....
once a young boy travelled far
from his home to study under a great teacher. When he met the
wise old man, his first question was, 'How long will it take me
before I am as wise as you?'
"The response came swiftly, 'Five years.'
"'This is a very long time,' the boy replied. 'How about if I
work twice as hard?'
'"Then it will take ten,' said the master.
'"Ten! That's far too long. How about if I studied all day and
well into the night, every night?'
'"Fifteen years,' said the sage.
"'I don't understand,' replied the boy. 'Every time I promise to
devote more energy to my goal, you tell me that it will take longer.
'"The answer is simple. With one eye fixed on the destination,
there is only one left to guide you along the journey'"
"Be patient and live with the knowledge that all you are searching for is certain to come if you prepare for it and expect it."
this happens to my 251 post!!...:)...
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Although there are no unique signs or symptoms of this syndrome, the constellation of long limbs[arm span being more than ur length by 5cm], dislocated lenses[one inside ur eyeballs], and aortic root dilation is sufficient to make the diagnosis with confidence. There are more than thirty other clinical features that are variably associated with the syndrome most involving the skeleton, skin, and joints
Olympic champion Michael Phelps [swimmer] is rumored[!] to be suffering from this though not proven yet!...
thumb sign[Steinberg sign]-is said to positive when completely opposed within the clenched hand, projects beyond the inner border..... patient in the pic below has been admitted to our paeds wards with a cardiac problem and is diagnosed to have this syndrome[he is almost 6 feet tall and is just 14yrs old]......
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
i have been tagged by fellow blogger friend Mariposa
Here are the rules...
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they've been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
ok then here are some of the random thoughts about me...
1) when i was young i had this betwetting problem...used to pee on the bed quite frequently and had to cope up with this problem till 8-9 yrs!!!
2) just love bakery items and have tasted items of all the bakeries[ 9-11] present in malleshwaram[place i stay]
3) have had about 9 crushes till now ....[is it more or less??]
4) just love to wear my Reebok cap[not a duplicate one:P] and make sure that i wear it every time am outdoors...
5) always wanted to be a chef[upto 9th std] but nevertheless landed up doing medical[dont regret abt it now!]
6) am not a money grubbing spirit[ not one of those who is after money in their life]....:)!!!
guys who want to take up this tag are welcome!!..
tomorrow am going to write my last internals[pediatrics] of my ug [mbbs] life!!.......
its for 100 marks and the whole syllabus has been included this time.......wish me good luck!..:)
will defenitely miss them when i do my pg!!!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
another strike has crippled the services of government hospitals....this time its by government doctors demanding the regularization of all the contract based employed doctors and protection for doctors against atrocities and assault[by patients]!...it was effectively started from monday ....many government hospitals has been effected by this and all the opd,wards and emergency services have been suspended there....
in our hospital[Victoria and Vanivilas] only emergency services have been functioning this week and hence many referred cases from other govn hospitals have been coming here....in fact on friday they even refused to conduct mtp[medical termination of pregnancy] on a 4 month lady[unmarried] since it was not an emergency!!.....
Friday, November 14, 2008
| Children know laughter|
They know tears
Children know peace
They know chaos
Children know acceptance
They know rejection
Children know joy
They know pain
Children know abundance
They know lack
Children know health
They know illness
Children know fulfillment
They know emptiness
Children know hope
They know dismay
Children know love
They know hatred
What they don’t know is WHY!
today is also WDD[world diabetic day]....wish u guys a very good health
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
yesterday 17 of us went to watch the newly released bond movie "Quantum of Solace"....after much hype[from rediff!] and publicity we had really good expectations from the movie..but after watching i realized its a just an ordinary overhyped action[??] movie...really disappointed with the story line[half of which we couldnt follow] and also the action sequences weren't that great[which reminds u of Bourne series]....
only plus point in the movie was the theme song which i liked it!!
really miss those old bond movies especially "die another Day"...:(
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
many of us would have copied in exams atleast once in our life....
when i was in high school myself and my twin bro[in case u forgot i have one!:D] used to copy a lot[i admit it] and infact we used to work as a team[a successful one:D]..later when i entered college[11th] i realized the unimportance of it and hence that habit of mine gradually wore off and fortunately it has continued till now....
but today when one of my close friends requested me to share the answer sheet with him during internals[surgery] i agreed instantly being unaware of the thing what was abt to unfold there....in the class the examiner on seeing us conversing thought i was the culprit and calmly signatured "copied" on my ans sheet!.....
i could have requested him[i just hate him] after internals regarding this but didn't do it since it wasn't my fault and to be frank don't blame my friend either for what happened!...
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
have a look at this new teleserial aired in fox....have watched the first 8 ep of s01 and i liked it very much[pretty much addicted!]...
brief summary of the series-
During the day, Dexter Morgan is a jovial employee in the Miami Metropolitan Police Department's crime lab, but his meticulously crafted life masks his true nature. In reality Dexter is a disciplined and murderous psychopath (a self-admitted "monster"), and he slakes his blood lust at night by carefully killing the serial killers he tracks down during the day
dwnd it here...
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
2 down[surgery clinics and obg theory]...and 3 more to go[med,paed and surgery theory]...
my surgery clinics did not go as expected..mine was a case of mesentric lymphadenitis and i presented it as it is but unfortunately it turned out to be a case of intestinal tb![according to our prof]
saw ghajini movie"s just released trailer yesterday..it looks quite impressive!!...
will relax a bit today..and may be from evening[hope so!] will start my preparations for the surgery theory internals[its on wed]
Monday, October 27, 2008
1) found this quote yesterday-life is like a black guys left ass...its not fair and its not right....:D
2) my surgery clinics internals has been preponed for tomorrow...:(..there goes my precious holiday!!...
3)fired the firecracker pistol today[my nephews] after 6 long yrs...felt good. [have many sweet memories of playing with it in my childhood]....!!...
happy diwali ...enjoy :)
Friday, October 24, 2008
there is a saying in english "the calm before the storm" which means a peaceful and quiet period before a period of activity or trouble...thats exactly is the thing happening in my life right now...for past few weeks we didnt had any internals[other than clinics of respective postings] but now all of a sudden we have quite a few internals coming up back to back in just a short interval ...
30th of this month-obg full portions!!
31st of this month-surgery clinics
1st week of nov-surgery theory internals full portions!!
2nd week of nov-orthopedics internals full portions...
am so dead!!..wish me good luck[need lots of it!]
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
such things are really common to us since a prison ward is closely attached to our campus ....[remember telgi of Rs 30000 crore fake stamp paper scam fame??]
Friday, October 17, 2008
RULE #1 People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blogs and replace any question that they dislike with a new question formulated by themselves.
RULE #2 Tag 6 people to do this quiz and those who are tagged cannot refuse. These people must state who they were tagged by and cannot tag the person whom they were tagged by continue this game by sending it to other people.
1. If your lover betrayed you, what will your reaction be?
will ask her the reason for doing so and will move on....u wont get anything by brooding over it...
2. If you can have a dream come true, what would it be?
to be happy
3. Whose butt would you like to kick?
my elder brothers...[coz cant do it in real life:P]
4. Why do you blog?
to express myself also its a good timepass...
5. Will you fall in love with your best friend?
thats not possible..my best friend is a male and am not gay:D
6. Which is more blessed: loving someone or being loved by someone?
both!!...2way traffic is better than one way no!!
7. How long do you intend to wait for someone you love?
wont wait..will just tell her my feelings and will know her exact opinion...
8. If the person you secretly like is attached, what will you do?
will be happy for her....am not a selfish fox!!..
9. If you could root for one social cause, what would it be?
poverty!!!....it really kills people!
10. What takes you down the fastest?
11. What resurrects you the fastest?
12. What’s your strength?
13. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?
frank and hard working:)
4. Would you rather be single and rich or married and poor?
15. Whats the purpose of such Tags?
the same purpose parties serve in real life....strengthen the relationships
16. If you fall in love with two people simultaneously who will you pick?
2 people??...guess thats not possible...even if it happens it just lust or attraction...
17. Would you give all in a relationship?
18. Would you forgive and forget someone no matter how horrible a thing he has done?
may be.....cant say....u wont get anything with the grudges
19. Do you prefer being single or in a relationship?
its a double edged sword!!....difficult to decide
20. Tag 6 people.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Blog Action Day is an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day. Our aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion....the theme in 2008 being "POVERTY"....
as a mark of respect to the poor people am giving some money to the beggars nearby my house...:)
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
today we got to hear a really wierd history from one of our patients in the wards ...
it goes like this...
me[m]: whats ur chief complaint??[the symptom which made him get admitted]
patient:in low voice "my right testis has split into 2"
m: WTF[in my mind]!!!!!!!!??
patient: howdu saar[yes sir]..eidu varsha kelaga dana vadditu.ad aad mele nan bala gade ire beeja[means testis] yeradu aagide[5 yrs back had got kicked by a cow after which my right testis had split into 2]..adre one tingala nantara adu vondu aagithu[after a month or so it was of one piece]
m: are u sure of what u are saying???
patient: howdu saar!!![yes sir]
m: was abt to burst into a laughter but fortunately didnt do it...:D
then we decided to elicit his history more and on examining him found out that he had developed a cyst[cavity with fluid inside it-called spermatocele] just above his testis on the right side and this swelling had made him believe that he had got his testis split and after a month or so when the swelling subsided[due to absorption of those fluid] he had thought that his 2 pieces had got united]!!!...lolzzz