Sunday, September 21, 2014

Exploring Nelson with Vasu : Series of Q and A , Part One

From today DNBPEDIATRICS.COM is publishing a series of blog-post, for asynchronous learning written by Dr Vasu Burli which are actually his handpicked notes he derived from Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics during his post graduate residency in pediatric. The notes are divided system-wise. The first in this series is ready to go online! so sit tight and note down.

Series 1: CNS Questions

1. Headache
2. Pseudotumour Cerebri
                 About Dr Vasu Burli
Budding intensivist, currently persuing Pediatric critical care fellowship from Apollo Chennai, did his DNB in Pediatrics from renowned institute Kanchi Kama -Koti CHILD’S trust Hospital, Chennai. His area of interest are pediatric Intensive care and Emergency medicine.

Question 1: Headache
Headache is a common complaint in children and teenagers.
Primary: migrane and tension type headache.
Secondary: due to an underlying illness.

Migrane:     Migraine is the most frequent type of recurrent headache that is brought to the attention of parents and primary care providers.
1. migrane without aura
2. migrane with aura
3. childhood periodic syndromes that are commonly precursors of migrane
4. retinal migrane
5. complications of migrane
6. probable migrane

Friday, September 19, 2014

Bubble of Insecurity: Lets break it

By Dr Ajay Agade
There is a lot of insecurity before and after choosing DNB in Pediatrics in minds of PG aspirants. It was a great pleasure writing for Dr Jatin, a budding psychiatrist and founder of free on this issue. The post is specially meant for those who want to choose DNB Pediatrics as a carrier. There is always a comparison between MD's and DNB's and how one is superior over other.  Its all inside the mind forced by few elements in society which compel our brains for this comparison followed by the insecurity stuff which goes on for years together giving rise to conflicts and series of failures.
There is lot of dilemma and questions about the ideal institution where you should seek your education, the quality of education National Board of Examination provides, the pattern of examination, the results and future as a pediatrician (off course which is the ultimate goal). The Bubble of insecurity produced by ourselves and the society of doctors (more by ourselves) is now huge enough to get self destructed. The post is all about the big picture, what i can see through my point of views over last few years. DNB in Pediatrics has come up as a great branch, introduction of newer and valid exam methods like OSCE are introduced first in this branch. CME's and teaching prgrammes condcuted for Pediatrics are way ahead other branches in DNB. (Recently IAP action plan 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cerebral palsy

By Dr Sachin Soni