Medical Review of 2010 – Part 3

Bismillah, alhamdulillah.

Some more relevant quotes from Medscape 2010’s review.

Watchout for NDM-1 – export from India

NDM, a gene that makes bacteria impervious to many antibiotics, is spreading worldwide. The gene evolved in India but is widespread in Pakistan and Bangladesh as well. It’s been isolated all across the United Kingdom, prompting a national alert. It’s also popped up in the United States, Canada, Sweden, Australia, and the Netherlands. A Swedish patient of Indian origin who got a urinary tract infection while visiting New Delhi was found to be infected with NDM-carrying bacteria. Reseachers dubbed the new bug NDM-1.

4 million people have been born through IVF. Robert Edwards was awarded the 2010 Nobel prize for his work in IVF. I wonder how may fertilised embryos had to be ‘terminated’ to get this research right.

Robert Edwards, PhD, was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology, for his work in developing vitro fertilization (IVF). About 4 million people were born over the past 32 years using IVF.

ADHD – more genetic causality unearthed

New research provides the first direct evidence that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is genetic. In a study published online September 30 in The Lancet, investigators from the University of Cardiff, United Kingdom, say their findings suggest ADHD should be classified as a neurodevelopmental and not a behavioral disorder.

 

Well that completes the US-centric version of the 2010 roundup.

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Medical Review of 2010 – Part 1

Bismillah, alhamdulillah:

It s quite nice to read a review of what was important in 2010 and perhaps one day I will construct a table which show how my knowledge and thoughts have changed with the passage of time. Here are the highlights from 2010 edited highlights from Medscape:

Topics: Ca supplements increase heart attack risk by 30%, PSA – why?, Don’t leave your LABA alone, Quinine & platelets, bisphosphonates cause fractures, FDA & Rosiglitazone – the love story, Tramadol & suicidal ideation

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