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Thrombolytic vs Fibrinolytic vs Anticoagulant agents

Thrombolytic vs Fibrinolytic vs Anticoagulant agents

There is sometimes confusion among medical students that what’s the difference between the thrombolytic agents, fibrinolytic agents and the anticoagulants and which drugs or agents perform each of these actions….

Drugs used in VT and SVT

Drugs used in VT and SVT

This post simply summarizes drugs used in ventricular tachycardia and supra-ventricular tachycardia. Note: this post is meant to give a brief quick review for when to use amiodrone, verapamil, lidocaine…

Pollen allergy season in Islamabad, Pakistan

Pollen allergy season in Islamabad, Pakistan

March and April are the months of pollen allergy in Islamabad, Pakistan. The influx of patients to the emergency department with aggravated asthma in these months is too high. P.I.M.S…

Significance of eosinophils in allergic reactions

Significance of eosinophils in allergic reactions

Various cell lines and their variations in complete blood picture has their significance in determining the type of infection or reaction going on in the body. Eosinophils are usually indicative…

What is meant by “shift to left” of neutrophils

What is meant by “shift to left” of neutrophils

Have you ever heard “shift to left” in diagnostic criteria of some disease (e.g appendicits – mantrels scoring system). Let’s discuss what’s exactly meant by this term, shift to left….

Neutrophils count in bacterial and viral infections

Neutrophils count in bacterial and viral infections

Although not applicable in all cases, neutrophils count in acute infection can be indicative of a bacterial or a viral infection. There is a difference in neutrophils response to bacterial…

How to manage low blood pressure at home in emergency

How to manage low blood pressure at home in emergency

Hypotension, low blood pressure, can happen anywhere under certain circumstances where no medical help is available. What to do in such situation when your blood pressure drops and you don’t…

Lower down high blood pressure at home in emergency

Lower down high blood pressure at home in emergency

Once you’re in hospital, doctors has several ways to bring your blood pressure to normal limits easily but what if you’re home, without any medicine, and need to bring your…

What does a house officer do in PIMS, General medicine

What does a house officer do in PIMS, General medicine

Well, this might vary from hospital to hospital and country to country, but I’ll share what we have here in PIMS, Islamabad, for the house officers. This is what I’ve…

Significance of Pulse Pressure

Significance of Pulse Pressure

What is pulse pressure ? Pulse Pressure (PP) is the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure values. In lay mans terms, pulse pressure is the difference between the highest…