Contents – October 2015

Front cover

Back cover

CMI in 5 minutes

TOPIC IN FOCUS – MANAGEMENT OF SNAKE BITES

Management of snake bites       Reginald G Alex, Ramya I, Mousumi, Anand Zachariah

Kidney Injury in snake bites       Manjeera Jagannati            

Use of Anti-snake venom in India – Practical Issues     Anand Zachariah

EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE

Tamsulosin and nifedipine in ureteric colic              

Serum phospholipase A2 for snake envenomation

Deworming drugs in children

Electronic cigarettes vs. smoking cessation

SLICC classification criteria for SLE

QUICK REFERENCE on SNAKE BITE

Snake bite quick reference (pull-out)

CUTTING EDGE SCIENCE

Phage display technology for anti-venom production        Prakash SS

ARTICLES

Brain abscess – Diagnosis and Management         Tony Abraham Thomas, Ranjit K. Moorthy     
Chronic Venous Ulcer     Indrani Sen        

MEDICAL IMAGES

CME in Images

REGULARS

Letters from Readers

Readers Write – questions answered: Post partum psychosis, hiccups, alendronate

Drug Dialogues

CME Quiz                 

History of Medicine

HUMAN INTEREST STORIES

Birth of a community mental health project in a rural mission hospital      Johann Ebenezer

Tiny prints – struggle for life        Shafini Beryl    

DEVOTIONAL

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