22Dec, 2015

IPV and OPV together can provide additional protection to a child.

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The last polio case was reported in India in 2011. India was certified polio-free on 27 March 2014, but the immunization programme continues since two of its neighbors ( Pakistan and Afghanistan) remain polio-endemic and due to the threat of vaccine-derived polio. Since 2009, India has witnessed 41 cases of Vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV), including two such cases in 2014 Switch to bivalent is necessary as in settings with low immunization coverage, live vaccine virus used in Oral polio vaccines (OPV) can multiply for long and undergo mutations to gain neuro […]
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22Dec, 2015

April 25, 2016: “National Switchover Day” from trivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (tOPV) to bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (bOPV)

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In routine immunization babies will get bOPV and not tOPV from 25th April and at third dose of oral polio vaccine (OPV) they will also be administered an injection with inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) By that date all vaccines having three types of polioviruses will be destroyed. Type 2 virus will also be destroyed in all laboratories ( except Pune Virology Institute ) to eliminate the chances of its spread again. The efficacy of bOPV will be five times that of tOPV because there will be only two viruses in the vaccine. […]
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4Aug, 2015

WEANING AND EXTUBATION – SCIENCE OR ART

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WEANING STRATEGIES •Decrease the most potentially harmful parameter first •Limit changes to one parameter alone at one time •Avoid changes of large magnitude •Document response to all the changes
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29Jul, 2015

A simple yet rare solution

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Iron deficiency in newborns can be checked if doctors wait for two minutes before cutting the umbilical cord More than 75 percent infants in India suffer from anaemia or iron deficiency, says a National Family Health Survey conducted in 2006. The problem can be reduced substantially if doctors wait for two to three minutes before cutting the umbilical cord during childbirth. Unfortunately, most doctors prefer not to wait before they clamp the cord. The umbilical cord provides nutrition and blood to the baby from the mother. For many years, researchers […]
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