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 have any doctor or hospital around . . . ? keep reading to know! Emergency treatment for low blood pressure (hypotension) First of all, make … Continue reading How to manage low blood pressure at home in emergency

Lower down high blood pressure at home in emergency Now

Once you’re in hospital, doctors have several ways to bring your blood pressure to normal limits easily. But what if you’re home, without any medicine to lower blood pressure instantly naturally? And need to bring your severely high blood pressure within normal limits? Here are a few tricks for immediate treatment of high blood pressure. … Continue reading Lower down high blood pressure at home in emergency Now

Difference between herniorraphy and hernioplasty for hernia repair

Today one of the PG trainee of our General Surgery team was telling the assistant professor about the procedure he performed on some specific patient who needed hernial repair. While doing that, he mixed the terms herniorrhaphy and hernioplasty! The asst. professor asked him to explain herniorraphy vs hernioplasty, he got confused! What an embarrassment! … Continue reading Difference between herniorraphy and hernioplasty for hernia repair

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 experienced myself during my housejob in General Medicine team- 2 of Dr Rauf Niazi in Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad, the tertiary care hospital … Continue reading What does a house officer do in PIMS, General medicine

Things a surgeon should have in his pocket

Every profession has its own tools that the professional should have readily available with him. These tools are necessary because the professional might not be able to perform the tasks properly without them. Same goes for the surgeons, or the interns of surgery. They should carry a few items with them all the time, specially … Continue reading Things a surgeon should have in his pocket

General Surgery House Job schedule in PIMS

Pakistan Institute of Medial Sciences (PIMS) is also known as complex hospital in general people. The Surgery house job duty structure in PIMS is as follows. Surgery Housejob Schedule in PIMS Duty starts at 8:00 am morning. There are three surgery teams. G/S-1, G/S-2, G-S-3. Every team is divided into 4 batches. However there are … Continue reading General Surgery House Job schedule in PIMS

Salter Harris fracture and its types

Salter-Harris fracture is one which involves eipphyseal plate (growth plate) of a bone. 15% of the long bone fractures occurring in childhood are salter harris fractures. Salter-Harris fracture is a common injury in children. Types of Salter Harris fracture and their incidence There were 5 types of salter harris fractures described by Robert B salter … Continue reading Salter Harris fracture and its types

Gustilo classification of open fractures

Gustilo is the most commonly used system to classify open fractures. This was created by Ramon Gustilo and Anderson and then expanded by Gustilo Mendoz and Williams later on. Gustilo system of classification uses the amount of energy, soft tissue damage and the extent of contamination to determine the type and severity of the fracture. … Continue reading Gustilo classification of open fractures

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 and the lowest values of your blood pressure. For example, if you have a blood pressure of 120/80 then your pulse pressure would be 120 … Continue reading Significance of Pulse Pressure

Acute Otitis Externa (Swimmers Ear)

Acute Otitis externa (also called swimmers ear) is an acute condition characterized by diffuse pain in the external ear with infection of the canal skin and underlying dermis of the external ear. Its much more painful than it seems, so should be treated promptly. Signs and Symptoms of Acute Otitis Externa (swimmers ear) Signs and … Continue reading Acute Otitis Externa (Swimmers Ear)