Saturday, March 12, 2016

Steroid Doses in Different Conditions

Dose of steroids is different in different medical conditions. Below are some mentioned doses of steroids: 

Dose of steroids in the patients with space occupying lesion (SOL):

Dexamethasone 0.4–1.5 mg/kg/day, 6 hourly is given as it reduces vasogenic cerebral edema due to tumors, inflammation or infection, and has minimal mineralocorticoid activity. Steroids may be harmful in traumatic brain injury, ischemic lesions, subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and cerebral malaria.

Dose of steroids in the patients with bacterial meningitis:

Dexamethasone 0.4 or 0.6 mg/kg per day in 4 divided doses for 4 days.

Steroid Dose in the patients with tuberculous meningitis

IV Dexamethasone is given for 4 weeks followed by a tapered dose of oral dexamethasone for next 4 weeks.
  • First week: 0.4 mg/kg per day
  • Second week: 0.3 mg/kg per day
  • Third week: 0.2 mg/kg per day
  • Fourth week: 0.1 mg/kg per day
  • Fifth week: 4 mg/day
  • Sixth week: 3 mg/day
  • Seventh week: 2 mg/day
  • Eigth week: 1 mg/day

Keywords: Steroids, Doses, Space occupying lesion, SOL, Bacterial meningitis, Tuberculous meningitis, TBM, Infections

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Can a Doctor Earn Online?

Can a doctor earn money online? It is the question which may click your mind if you have internet experience and skills.
The answer to this question is "Yes, of course!" Being a doctor, there are many ways to earn money online. For example, writing medical content, medical papers, giving medical advice, writing multiple choice questions (MCQs), writing eBooks, medical proofreading, review articles, synopses, dissertations and making presentations or lectures, and many more. There are several websites where employers post their projects and ask for bidders to bid on their projects, and then pay to them on the completion of the work/assignments. Two of the top websites include Freelancer and Upwork. You can join Freelancer or Upwork if you intend to earn money online.
It is real to earn money online. You can earn money if you have any skills with some knowledge about computer use. Follow the links above, create your profile, select your skills and place bids on the projects you are interested in. Don't worry, payment is 100% with milestones. So, always insist on milestones.

Keywords: Doctor, Online earning, Freelancer, Upwork

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Hepatitis D Suppresses Hepatitis B

Hepatitis D virus (HDV, delta agent) infection is a super-infection in the patients suffering from hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Hepatitis D virus suppresses hepatitis B virus and may lead to laboratory results with negative HBV and positive HDV. Remember, HDV is a defective agent which only replicates in the presence of HBV, affecting 20 million people round the world.
Keywords: Hepatitis B, Hepatitis D, Super-infection, Hepatitis B antigen, Hepatitis D antigen

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