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Intrauterine Growth Restriction and its Management

The Thrifty Phenotype Hypothesis​ Also called as the Barkers Hypothesis, after its postulator – David Barker, this hypothesis elucidated that impaired fetal growth could play an important role in the emergence of coronary heart disease and its other metabolic precursors the individual in his/her later life.1 Barker and his team correlated the death records to …

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Medication adherence and newly diagnosed diabetes

Introduction Medication adherence is a critical aspect of medical treatment. In chronic conditions such as diabetes medication adherence plays a vital role in the management of disease and the gradual normalization of hyperglycaemic levels in the body. In spite of playing a major role the adherence to pharmacotherapy, there is an overall reduced implementation of …

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The doctor’s role in the prevention of diabetic vision complications

Diabetic retinopathies There is a long list of diabetic diseases pertaining to vision which include diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema (DME), cataract, and glaucoma etc. Although cataract and glaucoma occur despite diabetic status, the disease of diabetes imparts an added risk for the same.1 Diabetes is the leading cause of vision loss in adults aged …

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Benzodiazepines vs music therapy. Which is effective in reducing nervousness?

Anxiety, although is differently perceived by various individuals, feeling of tension, nervousness, apprehension, and worry are the most common emotions. From the medical point of view, the feelings of anxiety and nervousness are usually higher in patients who were about to go under the knife. In the 1960s, a new set of drugs called benzodiazepines …

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