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What do you know about ICD-10?

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The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision (known as “ICD-10”) is a medical classification list for the coding of diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances, and external causes of injury or diseases, as maintained by the World Health Organization (WHO).[1] The code set allows more than 14,400 different codes and permits the tracking of many new diagnoses. Using optional subclassifications, the codes can be expanded to over 16,000 codes. Using codes that are meant to be reported in a separate data field, the level of detail that is reported by ICD can be further increased, using a simplified multiaxial approach.

The WHO provides detailed information about ICD online, and makes available a set of materials online, such as an ICD-10 online browser,[2]ICD-10 Training, ICD-10 online training,[3] ICD-10 online training support,[4] and study guide materials for download.

Falsification in Ayurveda

Now a day the entire AYUSH is against the malpractices made by Ayurvedic Medical College for their sustenance. Even though AYUSH is serious, managements are following different methods to exhibit their faculties on muster, maintain the Hospital records and inputs. The different methods include generating visiting faculty or on paper faculty. The student ratio of beds as per the CCIM is 1:3. As many Ayurveda colleges are far away from the community residences or could not generate the faith (especially in emergencies), the patients are deviating to the other opportunities to help themselves. To run the show is the only alternative to get the permissions for successive academic year. So, the managements are using alternative methods instead of locating the problem and solving in alternative systems. One of such method is – “Falsification Method”.

Fabrication, Falsification, Plagiarism, or other practices that seriously deviate from those that are commonly accepted in the community for proposing, conducting, or reporting for any permissions or statements or study. The “honest” error or difference in expression is caught by the authorities of permission.

What is Falsification?

  • Alteration of data collected in the maintenance of hospital records, purchase records
  • Omission/deletion/suppression of conflicting data without justification
  • Back-dating in patient records to fit within the timeline as treatment provided
  • Changing a patients age, address and disease in hospital data records

All these are happening not only in Ayurvedic Colleges even in the other systems also. There were so many News items in relation to this Falsification in all medical colleges.

How to stop Falsification?

There may be many methods to prevent a problem. Here one method I propose or bring in to the notice of the readers is, Inclusion of ID in Case sheet. It may be followed by authorities or not – but certainly is for my satisfaction. It is so simple and easy. The admitted patient should be identified properly with a Voter ID card or driving license number or PAN card or any other ID card number. There may be occasions where none of these are available with patient. In such a case- let theCollegeHospitalissue an ID card with photo.

Once this “valid ID number” is included in the case sheets of IPD, most of the Falsification is stopped in Medical Colleges.

Do you have any idea to stop Falsification? Start writing . . . .

Principles of Regenerative Medicine

Anthony Atala, “Principles of Regenerative Medicine, Second Edition” Publisher: Academic Press | 2010 | ISBN: 0123814227 | PDF | 1202 pages | 47.9 MB

Virtually any disease that results from malfunctioning, damaged, or failing tissues may be potentially cured through regenerative medicine therapies, by either regenerating the damaged tissues in vivo, or by growing the tissues and organs in vitro and implanting them into the patient. Principles of Regenerative Medicine discusses the latest advances in technology and medicine for replacing tissues and organs damaged by disease and of developing therapies for previously untreatable conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, and renal failure.  

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Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice: A Physician’s Sourcebook
Humana Press; 1 edition | September 24, 2004 | ISBN-10: 1588293890 | 328 pages | PDF | 2.26 MB

t is a good overview from many perspectives in the medical malpractice field. … this book will be very useful for residents and the early years of practice. It will also help any practicing anesthesiologist to get a very good overview of what’s going on with the very alarming increase in medical malpractice cases and awards as well as the attempts at tort reform that have been continuously blocked by the plaintiff’s bar and their supporters in Congress.

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Seven Wonders of Medicine

Karen Gunnison Ballen, “Seven Wonders of Medicine”
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books (CT) | 2010 | ISBN 0761342397 | PDF | 80 pages | 12.7 MB

In every age, science and technology have advanced human civilization. From architecture to engineering, medicine to transportation, humans have invented extraordinary wonders. Over the centuries, new medicines and medical tools have cured and wiped out diseases. Medical technology has saved lives and has improved health for millions of people, increasing life expectancy for Americans from 49 years in 1900 to 77 years in 2000. In the twenty-first century, scientists continue developing new medical tools and techniques to treat cancer and other deadly diseases. In this book, we’ll explore seven wonders of medicine. These wonders include microscopes, which let doctors see the germs that cause disease. Other wonders are antibiotics, lifesaving drugs made from mold. We’ll learn how doctors are able to take a still-beating heart from one person and place it into another. And we’ll find out about nanomedicine, including tiny “robot doctors” that might one day travel inside the body. From the basic to the cutting edge, we’ll learn where medicine has been and where it’s headed.

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TORCH Syndrome

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TORCH Syndrome: Infection of a fetus by any of a group of infectious agents which have been transmitted from the mother through the placenta. The infections include toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes virus, hepatitis and syphilis. The severity and nature of symptoms is determined by the type of infection. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of TORCH Syndrome is available below.  Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia says .. The TORCH complex was originally considered to consist of four conditions,[2] with the “TO” referring to “Toxoplasma”. The four-term form is still used in many modern references,[3] and the capitalization “ToRCH” is sometimes used in these contexts.[4] Alternatively, the “O” is redefined as “other”,[5] and the acronym is spelled out as follows:

  1. TToxoplasmosis / Toxoplasma gondii
  2. O – Other infections (see below)
  3. RRubella
  4. CCytomegalovirus
  5. HHerpes simplex virus

The “other agents” included under O are Hepatitis B, Syphilis, Varicella-Zoster Virus, HIV, and Parvovirus B19.

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for TORCH Syndrome includes the 18 symptoms listed below: