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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

VIRAL MARKERS
                 Homeopathy is effective for most of the viral diseases. As a homeopath it is important to know about viral markers in detail. Let us discuss about some of the viral markers and it is application in clinical practice. 
1.     Chicken pox
Chickenpox is usually diagnosed based upon a person's signs and symptoms. But testing for Varicella Zoster Virus or for the antibodies produced in response to infection may be performed in certain cases like in pregnant women, in newborns, in people prior to organ transplantation, and in those with HIV/AIDS. When someone is exposed to VZV, their immune system responds by producing antibodies to the virus. Two classes of VZV antibodies may be found in the blood: IgM (which is present in infected individual within weeks after initial exposure) and IgG (produced by the body several weeks after the initial VZV infection and provide long-term protection).
2.     Chikungunya
Specific viral marker for chikungunya is Chick IgM. Clinical manifestation of chikungunya is difficult to differentiate with dengue hemorrhagic fever, thus need to do the specific IgM. Rapid assay shouldn’t be used before first week of infection as it is less sensitive in that period.
3.     Dengue fever
Tests for dengue virus-specific antibodies, types IgG and IgM, are useful in confirming infection in later stages. Both IgG and IgM are produced after 5–7 days. It is easily detectable in early stages by Dengue NS1 antigen test.
4.     Hepatitis B
Serological testing involves measurement of several hepatitis B virus (HBV)-specific c antigens and antibodies. Different serologic “markers” or combinations are used to identify different phases of HBV infection and to determine whether a patient has acute or chronic HBV infection
Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg):
A protein on the surface of hepatitis B virus; it can be detected in high levels in serum during acute or chronic hepatitis B virus infection. The presence of HBsAg indicates that the person is infectious. The body normally produces antibodies to HBsAg as part of the normal immune response to infection.
Hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs):
The presence of anti-HBs is generally interpreted as indicating recovery and immunity from hepatitis B virus infection. Anti-HBs also develops in a person who has been successfully vaccinated against hepatitis B.
Total hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc):
This appears at the onset of symptoms in acute hepatitis B and persists for life. The presence of anti-HBc indicates previous or ongoing infection with hepatitis B virus.
IgM antibody to hepatitis B core antigen (IgM anti-HBc)
Positivity indicates recent infection with hepatitis B virus (<6 mos). Its presence indicates acute infection.
5.     Hepatitis C
Due to the fact that acute HCV infection is usually asymptomatic, early diagnosis of the HCV infection is rare. Usually the infection may remain undiagnosed, often until serious liver damage has developed. HCV infection is diagnosed by doing Screening for anti-HCV antibodies with a serological test.
6.     Hepatitis A
Although fecal detection is possible in early stages, specific diagnosis is made by Hepatitis A specific IgM antibodies in blood. It is detectable in during acute infection and persists for 14 weeks.
7.     Hand Mouth Foot Disease (HMFD):-
In certain case stool or throat swab is taken for culture.
8.     Herpes zoster-
Similar to chickenpox herpes zoaster is diagnosed by VZV specific IgM antibody in blood
9.      Japanese Encephalitis
It is diagnosed by detection of IgM antibodies in serum and cerebrospinal fluid.
10.                         Rubella
Rubella virus specific IgM antibodies along with characteristic rash confirms the diagnosis.
11.                         HIV
Diagnosis is done by detection of HIV antibodies by ELISA method.  CD4 lymphocyte count is used for the prognosis of treatment.
12.                         Poliomyelitis

Antibodies to polio virus detected in blood during early course of infection. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

HOMOEO SASTHRAM FEBRUARY 2014 EDITION

Magazine Name: Homeosastram.
Language: Malayalam
Published by: Kerala Homeosastravedi

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

LEGEND 2014

The Institution of Homoeopaths Kerala Trust
LEGEND 2014
Lab Examinations to Generate Excellence in New Dimensions.
4 months training Programme organized by IHK Trust.
From November 2013 to February 2014

• An exclusive training programme on routine and advanced laboratory investigations and its homoeopathic perspective.
• Training sessions on Every second Sundays from Nov 10th 2013 onwards at Hotel elite Thiruvalla. .
• Routine and advanced investigations and its Homoeoapthic perspective – Dr.S.G.Biju MD (Hom), Dr.R.Sarath Chandran
• All about ECG Dr.Ajayan (SKHMC, Kanyakumari)
• Most Modern Radio Diagnosis – Dr.Ajayan (SKHMC Reg fee: Lump sum payment: Rs.2000/- once in 2 months 1250 X 2, once in a month 750X4.
For Details contact: 9446216707 (Dr.Geetha Anilkumar, Vice Chairman & Programme coordinator)

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Download free Repertory for you mobile.

Now Kent Repertory is available for your Android Mobile Phone or Tab. You can reportorise with this nice application and it is free too.


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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Kerala PSC Homeopathy Medical Officer written exam on Oct 4 2013

Kerala PSC Homeopathy Medical Officer written Examination  will be on 4th October 2013






Syllabus: An Objective Type Test (OMR Valuation) based on the qualification prescribed for the post.

Main Topics:-
Part I – India-National Movement
Part II – Kerala-Renaissance and its leaders
Part III – Questions based on Degree in Homoeopathy
(Maximum Marks : 100)
(Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes)
( Medium of Questions: English)


Candidates can download the Admission Tickets through their One  Time Registration Profile in the Website www.keralapsc.gov.in from  13/09/2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Homoeopathic Treatment Protocol for Fever By Dr Biju G Nair

Homoeopathic  Treatment Protocol for Fever
By 
Dr Biju G Nair
Fever
Fever makes patients scared because health media propagated that fever can kill a person. Homoeopaths know that fever is a good sign and it is psoric. No fever can kill a patient. The reason for fever can even kill your patient. In bacterial and viral infections fever is really a grace for patients. When temperature rises germs will die. Even in non-infective fevers rise of temperature has its psoric role to save patients. When a high rise of temperature damages the thermal power plant of the body, the hypothalamus then it should control with drugs. Febrile seizures are the most misinterpreted and mismanaged clinical condition. Seizure is the mechanism of body to get rid of excessive heat. Seizures even for 15 minutes don’t cause any damage to brain cells and it doesn’t cause epilepsy in future. All these facts are just facts only. Parents get scared by seeing seizures and their anxiety rises along with the mercury column of thermometer. Fever is a thing to be managed at once is the ground reality because people are afraid of it. At the rise of a body temperature a physician is unable to narrate the facts and figures regarding fever and seizures. So let us see how homoeopathic drugs shall select to reduce temperature.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

AN EXTREMELY THOROUGH, EXHAUSTIVE AND ACCURATE GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL PRACTICE OF HOMOEOPATHY

AN EXTREMELY THOROUGH, EXHAUSTIVE AND ACCURATE GUIDE
TO
SUCCESSFUL PRACTICE OF HOMOEOPATHY

BOOK 1 – Explanation of Section 213 and 153 of the Organon.

PREFACE

I started my career as a freelance medical journalist. Forty-two years ago, while in New Delhi, when I entered the scene of homoeopathy I noticed one striking thing—while one homoeopath cured most of his patients with one single dose (even obstinate chronic cases), another was giving more than one remedy that too repeatedly, with partial or nil relief. Thus, my journey started to fill this gap of knowledge among homoeopaths.
I started studying and practising homoeopathy out of sheer academic interest and after forty-two years of continuous and rigorous study and search got the inspiration to write this book. If the reader keeps this in mind, he would evince much interest in what I am going to write in the following pages.

Friday, May 24, 2013

HOMEOSASTRAM MAGAZINE MAY 2013

Magazine Name: Homeosastram.
Language: Malayalam
Published by: Kerala Homeosastravedi


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Repertory for Android: Complete Dynamics for Android tablets

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