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Table Of Contents Physicians Academy Dec 2017 ( Volume -11 Number -12)

  • Averting Antibiotic Apocalypse in J&K State
    Antimicrobial resistance is rising to dangerously high levels at state as well as national level. New resistance mechanisms are emerging and spreading globally, threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases. A growing list of infections such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, blood poisoning and gonorrhoea are becoming harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat as antimicrobials become less effective. Emergence and growth of superbugs is endangering human lives by making existing antibiotics worthless.

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    Mohammad Ishaq Geer, MPharm., PhD
Article 1
  • Monitoring and Management of Infections Caused by Acinetobacter baumannii

    : Acinetobacter baumannii is a frequent cause of infections in hospitals around the world, which is very difficult to control and treat. It is particularly prevalent in intensive-care units (ICUs). : Literatures associated with the Acinetobacter baumannii group were identified and selected from PubMed databases and relevant journals. : Acinetobacter genospecies 3 and 13TU possess a certain proportion in clinical isolates. There were considerable differences in epidemiologic features, clinical manifestations,antimicrobial resistances and therapeutic options among the Acinetobacter baumannii group. Compared with Acinetobacter genomospecies 3 and 13TU, Acinetobacter baumannii with a higher resistance to antimicrobial agents are easier to be treated inappropriately, and present a worse outcome in patients. : The increasing incidence of multi- and extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii emphasizes the importance of administration of an adequate antibiotic strategy and the implementation of strict monitoring of the measures for controlling nosocomial infections.

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    Shamweel Ahmad, Tawfiq Nasser Juraybi, Hiba Shamweel
Article 2
  • MERS-CoV: A New Challenge

    Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) is the name of a new disease that is caused by a Corona virus. It appeared for the first time in Saudi Arabia in 2012, but has been since reported from many countries in the Arabian Peninsula and other countries. Center for Disease Control (CDC), USA has reported 2 patients from the USA, both of whom had travelled from Saudi Arabia.

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    Latif Ahmed Khan, MBBS; MD; MRCP(UK); FRCP(E)
Picture of The Month
  • Picture of The Month December 2017

    A 21 year young female presented with complaints of occasional palpitations. Clinically she was of average built with no anemia, cyanosis or jaundice. Pulse 80/min and Blood Pressure of 110/70 mmHg. Peripheral pulses were normal. Chest and abdomen were clinically normal. Cardiac examination revealed normal S1 and S2. There is a systolic murmur II/VI in left sternal border. Transthoracic Echocardiography reveals (see pics). What is your diagnosis?

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    Mehraj Ud Din Shah, MD; DM (Cardio); FICC; FESC; FACC
Drug Update
  • ELIQUIS (Apixaban)

    ELIQUIS is a factor Xa inhibitor indicated: to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. for the prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which may lead to pulmonary embolism (PE), in patients who have undergone hip or knee replacement surgery. for the treatment of DVT and PE, and for the reduction in the risk of recurrent DVT and PE following initial therapy.

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Abstracts from Other Journals
  • Abstracts from Other Journals-December 2017

    Migraine Prevention: Two Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide Treatments May Help

    NEJM article

    Perioperative Aspirin Might Benefit Patients with Prior PCI

    Annals Int Med

    Heart Groups Update Guidelines on Managing Ventricular Arrhythmias and Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death

    JACC  article

    New BP Guidelines Expand Hypertension Definition to 130 Systolic or Above

    ACC/AHA 2017 Guidelines 

    Sodium Bicarbonate, Acetylcysteine Don't Prevent Kidney Injury After Angiography

    NEJM article 

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