Religious Sanction on Healthcare

St Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, lost its designation as a Catholic hospital in December because it carried out an abortion in November 2009 to save the life of a 27 year old woman with severe pulmonary hypertension. The mother of four children was three months into her pregnancy, when, considering the…

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PGMEE and the Past Year

2010 was the year when, for the first time in my life, I tasted the bitterness of failure. Of course, I am talking about the post grad entrance tests: the examination which allows or denies you an entry into the hallowed pantheons of higher medical education in India. It was also the year when, due…

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Mr. Second Innings: Laxman

I guess I was waiting for the outcome of the test match to shoot this post out, because depending on the final outcome, I would have painted Laxman either in the shades of a tragic hero or a match winning superstar. In either case, his fluent 96 remains one of the best test cricket innings…

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The First Human RCT: Renal Sympathetic Denervation in Treatment Resistant Hypertension

Treatment resistant hypertension has been an issue which has been bugging medical practitioners for a long time now. The first human trial on renal sympathetic denervation for treatment of this condition, the results of which have been recently published in The Lancet, show some promise. This prospective, multicenter, randomized trial included non-diabetic patients with a…

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Contemplating a Medical Blog Carnival

I know, it is a ridiculously difficult thing to keep going given the present strain I am going through, but I have always wanted to be be able to collate and collect the blogs I read (and I read a large number of them!) and start off with a Blog Carnival. Goes without saying that…

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